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2017-2018 Game Summaries

NA Boys’ Water Polo Takes 1st Place At Beast of the East

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The North Allegheny boys’ water polo team took home a tournament championship from the Beast of the Tournament in Reading, PA last weekend. The Lady Tigers also excelled and earned a second-place finish in flight two.

The NA boys’ squad opened the tournament with an 11-7 victory over Souderton and was led by Drago Marjanovic who netted seven goals. Following a narrow 6-5 loss to Malvern Prep, the Tigers edged Germantown by a 12-11 decision. Marjanovic tallied eight goals, while Tan Kocyildirim collected two goals and Luke Pieton and Ben Phillips scored one goal each against Germantown.

Advancing to face McDowell, the Tigers topped the Trojans, 10-8, and were again paced by Marjonovic and Kocyildirim who scored five and three goals, respectively. In the title tilt at the Beast of the East, NA defeated Haverford for a thrilling 15-14 win in overtime. Marjonovic scored an astounding 11 goals and Kocyildirim chipped in with three. Goalie Jacob Hollo, who was outstanding throughout the tournament, tallied 15 saves and four assists in the championship contest.

The trek through the Beast of the East tournament for the Lady Tigers began with a 7-5 defeat to Souderton despite a three-goal effort from Sarah Koehler. NA bounced back in its next contest and delivered a convincing 9-1 defeat to Wissahickon. Kohler scored four goals, followed by Ryley McClellan’s three goals and five steals on defense. Jordan Ennis scored once and claimed four steals.

The Lady Tigers had a balanced attack in their next contest, a 7-5 triumph over Hazleton. Koehler posted two goals for NA, while Ennis, McClellan, Grace Cibula, Emma Halle and Shannon Kress all tallied a marker. North Allegheny next faced McDowell and used a great defensive effort to limit the Trojans in a 4-3 victory. Goalie Kate Sekinger corralled 11 saves and one steal to lead the way. In the flight two finals, NA dropped a narrow 9-8 decision to Pennridge in overtime. Koehler notched four goals and Sophia Melanson tallied two more.

The NA boys’ team improves to 10-2-1 on the season. The Lady Tigers sit at 8-10 for the year. NA water polo returns to action on October 14 at the Erie Challenge.

NA Boys Continue to Shine at Tiger Classic

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The North Allegheny boys’ water polo team had a strong showing in the 2017 Tiger Classic held at North Allegheny on Saturday, picking up two wins against Governor Mifflin and McDowell, and tied Erie Cathedral Prep. The girls team lost their first three matches before ending the day with a win against Fairview.

In the boys team opening 13-12 win against Governor Mifflin, the Tigers had three players score at least three goals, led by junior Joel Songer with five goals. Junior Tan Kocyildirim and senior Drago Marjanovic followed suit with four and three goals, respectively.

The second match of the days was one the boys won with ease, dispatching McDowell, 15-4. Kocyildirim and Marjanovic led the Tigers with four goals a piece. Junior goalie Jacob Hollo registered 12 saves for the win and added an assist.

In their final game of the classic, the Tigers battled the Ramblers of Cathedral Prep, eventually ending in a 12-12 tie. Marjanovic led the offense with five goals, giving him a total of 12 in three games on the day. Hollo made 10 saves in the contest, including two crucial ones in overtime.

The girls team started the day with an 18-9 loss against Governor Mifflin. Sophomore Sarah Koehler registered a hat trick for the Tigers in the contest. The offense continued to struggle in their next contest, as they were dealt a 9-4 loss to Villa Maria. The Tigers had four players tally a goal, and were led by junior Kate Sekinger with 10 saves and a steal in goal.

In their third contest of the day, the Tigers faced its second opponent from Erie, this time losing to McDowell, 9-7. Koehler remained hot for the Tigers’ offense, registering a team-high four goals.

The girls finally got in the win column in its fourth and final match, disposing of Fairview by a score of 16-7. Koehler’s career day continued with five more goals, bringing her total on the day to 13. Freshman Emma Halle matched Koehler with five goals in the win.

The wins improved the boys’ record to 6-1-1 on the season, and the girls dropped to 5-8 on the season. Both teams will be back in action the Beast of the East Tournament at Reading High School next weekend.

Perfect Performance By NA Boys At Screamin’ Eagle Tournament

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The North Allegheny boys’ water polo team soared to a perfect 3-0 appearance at the Screamin’ Eagle Tournament at Cumberland Valley High School. The Lady Tigers posted a 1-2 showing at the weekend tournament.

Spearheaded by a six-goal performance from Drago Marjanovic, the NA boys’ team opened the event with an 8-6 victory against host Cumberland Valley. Goalie Jacob Hollo captured 14 saves and one steal for the win.

The Tigers continued their momentum into the next match, earning a 14-7 triumph over the LaSalle Explorers. Marjonovic again paced the offense with five goals and six assists. Joel Songer added four goals and Luke Pieton chipped in with a pair of goals. Hollo made 19 saves and dished out three assists.

In the final match of the tournament, the NA boys defeated Souderton, 11-7. Ben Phillips was the top scorer for NA with four goals, followed by Songer who notched a hat trick. Marjanovic and Tan Kocyildirim tallied two goals each. Hollo posted 10 saves and three assists in net.

The Lady Tigers’ lone win at the Screamin’ Eagle Tournament came in their first contest, a 9-8 victory over Pennridge. Sarah Koehler led NA with four goals and Emma Halle tallied a hat trick. Grace Cibula and Ryley McClellan netted two goals apiece and goalie Kate Sekinger grabbed eight saves and a steal. The NA girls finished up the tournament with a pair of losses to Cumberland Valley, 14-9 and 8-7. Koehler scored five and three goals, respectively, in the last two contests for the Lady Tigers.

The North Allegheny boys sit at 4-1 on the season, while the Lady Tigers have a 4-4 record on the year. Both teams will be in action this weekend at the NA Tiger Classic Invitational.

Strong Start For NA Water Polo At McDowell Tournament

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The North Allegheny water polo team opened the 2017 season in Erie, PA for the McDowell Invitational. The NA boys split their two matches at the tournament while the Lady Tigers came away with a 2-1 showing.

The NA boys’ squad started the action against host McDowell and narrowly fell to the Trojans, 13-12. Drago Marjanovic had a big game for the Tigers with seven goals, four steals, two assists and one ejection drawn. Tan Kocyildrum added a hat trick and goalie Jacob Hollo made 13 saves and corralled three steals.

In their second match, the Tigers clipped the wings of the Cumberland Valley Eagles with a 15-10 triumph. Marjanovic had another monster game with seven goals, two assists and two steals. Luke Pieton and Joel Songer posted a hat trick each. In net, Hollo tallied 17 saves, including three on penalty shots.

For the Lady Tigers, the tournament began with an 8-6 win over the host Trojans. Sarah Koehler paced the offense with three goals and Emma Halle posted two goals and three steals. Kate Sekinger got the win in net with six saves.

North Allegheny followed up the win over McDowell with another impressive showing against Fairview, dominating its opponent by an 18-7 decision. Koehler led with five goals with Shannon Kress and Jordan Ennis adding four goals apiece. Halle and Ryley McClellan chipped in with two goals each. In net, Sekinger reeled in five saves and two steals. Despite a four-goal effort from McClellan in the tournament finale, the Lady Tigers fell to Cumberland Valley, 14-9.

The North Allegheny water polo team returns to action this weekend at the Screamin’ Eagle Tournament at Cumberland Valley High School.