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2020-2021 Game Summaries

NA Boys Wrangle Ramblers, 12-8

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Due to a last-minute cancellation at McDowell, the North Allegheny boys’ water polo team made an impromptu trip to Cathedral Prep in Erie on Tuesday and came away with a 12-8 victory. The Lady Tigers were unable to find an opponent on short notice and were idle.

After a hotly contested first period that saw NA and CP deadlocked at 4-4, the Tigers began to assert themselves in the second quarter and held a 6-5 lead at intermission. In the second half, NA outscored the Ramblers, 6-3, and did not allow a goal in the final stanza en route to a 12-8 triumph.

Leading the scoresheet for the Tigers was senior captain David Lomakin with a game-high eight goals. Sophomore Sean McClellan had a fine all-around performance with two goals and a team-high four assists on offense to go along with four steals. Sophomore Keller Sens also swiped four steals defensively. To round out the scoring, senor Tyler Tieppo and sophomore Asher Jones each netted goals in the victory.

In net, Eliot Maravich and Justin Morrison once again split time at goalie. The NA duo combined for nine saves. Morrison made three of his saves in the fourth quarter and blanked the Ramblers in the final period.

With the win, the NA boys improve to 2-0 on the season. The idle Lady Tigers remain at 1-0 on the campaign.

NA Water Polo Opens Season In Thrilling Fashion

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The North Allegheny water polo team opened the 2020 regular season on Saturday and claimed a pair of exciting victories. The NA boys’ team posted a 9-3 victory over Cathedral Prep, while the Lady Tigers earned a thrilling 15-14 triumph over Villa Maria in an overtime shootout.

In the boys’ contest, senior captain Tyler Tieppo netted the first two goals of the game as NA built a 7-1 lead by halftime and cruised to a 9-3 victory. Adding two goals each were sophomore Keller Sens, sophomore Sean McClellan and sophomore Asher Jones. Senior captain David Lomakin also chipped in with a marker. In net, Eliot Maravich and Justin Morrison split time at goalie and combined for 15 saves.

While the NA boys coasted to victory, the Lady Tigers were involved in a white-knuckle affair with Villa Maria. The contest was back-and-forth throughout and continued into overtime where North Allegheny outscored VM, 3-2, in a shootout to prevail, 15-14. Goalie Hannah Ziegler made 10 saves, including three during the OT shootout.

Helping power the offense was senior captain Emma Halle with a game-high six goals. Sophomore Rebecca Melanson tallied four goals, including the game-tying marker that sent the game into overtime. Junior Emma Donnelly netted two goals, while Marissa Dorman, Anna Kegel, and Jamie Palone scored one goal apiece.

Following an exciting start to the season, the North Allegheny water polo team returns to action on Tuesday night at McDowell in Erie.