Central Catholic Rallies To Beat NA In Overtime, 5-4

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Pittsburgh Central Catholic rallied for a 5-4 win in overtime against the North Allegheny Tigers on Tuesday night. Ryan Haag scored the game tying goal with 1:16 remaining in the third period and Sam Delucia netted the game winner in the extra session.

The Vikings opened the scoring in the first period on a marker by JakeTepe for a 1-0 lead. The Tigers struck for two quick goals early in the second period by Cameron Sunseri and Dawson Richard to grab a 2-1 lead. Central Catholic tied the game at 2-2 later in the second period on a shorthanded tally by Antonio Misiti and took a 3-2 lead on Tepe’s second goal of the night with 1:33 left in the period.

The pendulum swung back toward NA in the third period as Richard converted a power play into a goal at the 3:55 mark of the period to even the score at 3-3. The Tigers pulled ahead, 4-3, on a goal by Shane Gezzi midway through the third. However, Central Catholic managed to tie the game late on the Haag goal and earned the win with the Delucia overtime winner.

The Tigers heavily outshot the Vikings, 44-22. Central Catholic’s Nathaniel Cava made 40 saves, while NA’s Joe Hubert stopped 17 pucks.

North Allegheny drops to 4-3-1 following the loss. Central Catholic improves to 5-4-0 with the win. The Tigers will try to bounce back on Monday night with a home contest against Erie Cathedral Prep.  Start time is slated for 7:00 pm.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Central Catholic, 12-1-15

GAME SUMMARY     
SCORE BY HALVES123OTFINAL
Central Catholic12115
North Allegheny02204

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Central Catholic

INDIVIDUAL STATS   
FIRST PERIOD
Central CatholicJake Tepe 9:25
SECOND PERIOD
North AlleghenyCameron Sunseri (Erik Chidester, Joseph Zappia)1:26
North AlleghenyDawson Richard (Cameron Zahn)1:54
Central CatholicAntonio Misiti (Tepe) - SH9:43
Central CatholicTepe 15:27
THIRD PERIOD
North AlleghenyRichard (Zahn, Zappia) - PP3:55
North AlleghenyShane Gezzi (Justin Kidd, Sunseri)7:32
Central CatholicRyan Haag (Ryan Kingerski, Dominic Scherer)15:04
OVERTIME
Central CatholicSam Delucia (Skyler George)2:59