Lady Tigers End Scoreless Drought With 7-0 Blowout of Shaler
The North Allegheny Lady Tigers got back on the goal train early in their section game against Shaler on Monday night en route to a 7-0 blowout of the host Titans.
The Lady Tigers ended a 160-minute plus goal drought early in the match when junior Hannah Kirkpatrick found a streaking Ava Ruppersberger for a 1-0 lead 2:28 into the contest.
Senior Alex Adams assisted on a Sarah Schupansky goal at 15:04 for a 2-0 lead. After a trip in the box, Adams scored her first goal of the game off of a penalty kick at 37:22 to improve the NA lead to 3-0. Ruppersburger assisted on Adams’ second goal two minutes before the end of the half to make it 4-0 Tigers at the break. North Allegheny dominated play and the corners were even at 2-2 for the half.
Adams continued to dot the score sheet in the second half when she assisted on senior Morgan McConnell’s first goal of the year at 7:30 for a 5-0 lead. Schupansky launched a shot past the Shaler goaltender at 17:02 for her second tally of the evening to make it 6-0, Tigers. Freshman Lauren Wilhelm finished off the scoring when she got her first varsity goal off a feed from Ruppersberger late in the half to put the game out of reach for the Titans, 7-0.
Sophomores Brianne Torchia, Grace Billman, Adrianne Blanton and Mia Dudek, along with freshmen Halle Marsalis, Alexa Spano, and Wilhelm saw some significant action in the second half. Sophomore Julianna Werner and goalie Maddie Vukas helped preserve North Allegheny’s fourth shutout of the season.
The win moves the Lady Tigers to 7-4 overall and 6-3 in section 1-AAAA. The Lady Tigers will be back in action Wednesday night in a non-section home match against Penn-Trafford in a rematch of the PIAA first round playoffs from last season. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Girls Soccer Summary vs. Shaler, 10-1-18
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