Tigers Outmuscle Mars, 17-10
Against the reigning WPIAL champions in Class AA, the North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team posted an impressive 17-10 victory over the Mars Planets on Thursday night. Crisp passing and a standout defensive effort, led in part by senior defenseman Antonio O’Barto and sophomore goalie Aiden Miller, helped the Tigers capture the non-section triumph at Newman Stadium.
Miller made 18 saves to earn the win in net. Along with O’Barto, Ben Maenza and Matt Osten each tallied five groundballs on the night.
Mars scored the first two goals of the night in the first two minutes of the game. However, North Allegheny answered with five straight goals to take a 5-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. From there, the Tigers led for the remainder of the night.
Three different players posted hat tricks for the Tigers, including junior attack Isaiah Davis, who posted a team-best six goals. Senior Kyler Byerly and junior Nick Kairys both tallied three goals. Sophomore Ben Rohan netted two goals each. Osten, Maenza and senior Chris Eck also touched the scoresheet with one goal each.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 8-1 overall. The Tigers return to section play with a visit to Seneca Valley on Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Mars, 4-18-19
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