Tigers Top Tribe To Clinch Playoff Spot
The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team secured a WPIAL playoff berth on Monday night with a 16-12 victory over rival North Hills. The Tigers will appear in the playoffs for the fifth time in program history and second time in the last three years. Meanwhile, North Hills has been eliminated from playoff contention. Having already fallen to Seneca Valley earlier in the season, North Hills loses any possible tie-breaker scenario with the Raiders thus eliminating the Indians.
In a playoff-like atmosphere at Newman Stadium, North Allegheny received balanced scoring from across the lineup to take charge. Senior Paige Jones and sophomore Skye DePrado paced the attack with four goals apiece. In a strong all-around performance, Jones five caused turnovers and five ground balls to earn Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors from the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Sophomore Makenna Tuman had another strong game on draws and led an impressive team effort on groundballs with 10 on the night. Senior Brooke Ferringer contributed two goals, six caused turnovers and eight groundballs. Freshman Amelia Henderson chipped in with four groundballs.
North Allegheny secures a WPIAL playoff spot with the victory, improving to 7-4 in Section 2-AAA and 9-6 overall. North Hills falls to 6-5 in the section, concluding the competitive phase of its season. The Tigers will host Ellis school in a playoff tune-up on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.