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NA Water Polo Competes At Erie Challenge

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The North Allegheny water polo team took part in the Erie Challenge over the weekend at Cathedral Prep High School. The NA Boys had a 1-2 showing at the tournament. The NA Girls went 0-3.

The NA Boys began the tournament with a 6-2 loss to Wilson. David Lomakin and Jack Wright scored NA’s only two goals in the loss to the Bulldogs. In game two of the tournament, North Penn managed a narrow win over the Tigers, 7-5. Wright led the offense with two goals for the Tigers. Ben Phillps, Joel Songer and Max Moore added goals as well. Phillips had an outstanding game on defense with six steals and goalie Jacob Hollo made six saves and reeled in four steals as well.

North Allegheny returned to the win column in the tournament finale with a 10-6 triumph over the Cumberland Valley Eagles. Wright and Phillips led the offensive charge with a hat trick each. Moore tallied two goals and three assists, while Songer notched two goals and two steals. Hollo collected eight saves and three steals to earn the win in net.

The Lady Tigers played their first game of the tournament against Cumberland Valley and dropped a 9-4 decision. NA trailed by just one goal at the half but the Eagles pulled away in the second. Sarah Koehler and Emma Halle netted two goals apiece in the contest. In game two, the Tigers fell to Wilson, 8-4. Koehler led on offense with two goals, while Ryley McClellan and Anna Kegel chipped in with one goal and two steals each. Halle paced the defense with three steals.

In the final game of the tournament, the Tigers hung tough with North Penn in the first half before ultimately falling 10-5. McClellan helped keep the game close in the first half and recorded a hat trick in the contest. Halle and Koehler also scored for NA. Kate Sekinger played all three games in net and totaled 30 saves for the entire tournament.

For the year, the NA Boys are 13-4 on the season and the Lady Tigers are 4-12. The North Allegheny water polo team prepares for the Western Conference Championship this Saturday at Cathedral Prep.

Strong Showing For NA At Beast of the East Tournament

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The North Allegheny water polo team took on some of the best teams in the northeast region of the country over the weekend with a trip to Reading, PA for the Beast of the East Tournament. The NA Boys finished with a 3-1 showing at the tournament and the NA Girls were 1-2.

The NA Boys played two games to begin the tournament on Friday with a 13-4 win over Calvert Hall Prep and a triple-overtime victory against Gonzaga College High School, 10-9. Against Calvert Hall, Ben Phillips led the Tigers in scoring with four goals and added three steals on defense. Joel Songer and Max Moore posted a hat trick each and David Lomakin added two goals and a team-best four steals. Jacob Hollo earned the win in net with nine saves.

Lomakin was the hero in the triple OT thriller against Gonzaga, tallying the game-winning goal to sink NA’s foe from Washington D.C. Moore led the Tigers attack with five goals and five steals. Hollo made 18 saves in the victory.

Day two of the tournament saw the Tigers start the day against perennial power Greenwich, who defeated NA 12-4 and would ultimately go on to finish in second place at the Beast of the East. North Allegheny bounced back in the tournament finale to defeat Germantown Academy from the Philadelphia area, 10-9. Songer paced the Tigers against Germantown with a six-goal performance, while Phillips and Lomakin added two goals apiece. Hollo reeled in nine saves and a team-best three steals to help secure the one-goal victory.

For the Lady Tigers, the tournament began auspiciously with 7-2 victory over Hazelton. NA jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first period and never looked back, led by Sarah Koehler who tallied four goals, four steals and an assist. Emma Halle notched two goals and Ryley McLellan contributed another. McClellan and Anna Kegel led the team on defense with five steals each. In net, goalie Kate Sekinger made six saves, including three in the final stanza.

Despite a victory in the opener, the Lady Tigers dropped their next two games with a 10-4 defeat to Cumberland Valley and a narrow 5-4 loss to McDowell. Against the Eagles, NA was paced by McClellan’s three goals and two steals. Kegel added a goal and Sekinger made nine saves in net. In their tussle with the Trojans, the Tigers received two goals from Halle and a goal each from Koehler and Emma DeMeo.

Named to the all-tournament team were Jacob Hollo for the NA Boys and Ryley McClellan for the NA Girls. Both were second-team all-tournament selections. For a look at the entire collection of all-tournament players, click here.

On the season, the NA Boys are 12-2 and the Lady Tigers sit at 4-9. The water polo squad will have homecoming weekend off before venturing north for the Erie Challenge on Oct. 13.

Tigers Host Invitational, NA Boys’ Winning Streak Ends At 9

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The North Allegheny water polo team played host to the annual NA Invitational over the weekend. The NA Boys reached the tournament finals with a 2-1 mark during the weekend. The Lady Tigers were 1-3 in their four contests.

For the boys’ team, their loss 10-9 to Cathedral Prep in the finals ended an impressive nine-game winning streak to start the year. It was the longest winning streak to start a season for the NA boys’ since opening the 2012 season with a 4-0 record en route to a state championship. The year prior, the Tigers began the 2011 campaign with an 8-0 mark, ultimately claiming third place in the state.

The NA Boys opened the tournament on Friday against Governor Mifflin and claimed a 13-4 victory. Ben Phillips, Joel Songer and Max Moore each tallied a hat trick and two steals to lead the Tigers attack. Moore added three assists in a terrific all-around effort. Also scoring one goal each were David Lomakin, Josh Galecki, Evan Soulia and Andrew Ziegler. In net, Jacob Hollo collected 12 saves and an assist to earn the win.

On Saturday, the Tigers began the day with an 11-8 triumph over McDowell. Songer paced the effort against the Trojans with four goals and two steals, while Phillips netted three goals and Moore totaled two goals and a team-high five steals. Lomakin chipped in with two goals as well. Once again, Hollo picked up the victory in net with 17 saves.

The final game of the tournament was a heartbreaker for the Tigers as Cathedral Prep handed the NA Boys their first loss of the season, 10-9. Songer and Moore each notched a hat trick, Phillips scored two goals and Lomakin added another.

For the Lady Tigers, the tournament began on Friday night with a 14-7 defeat to Governor Mifflin. Sarah Koehler tallied a hat trick to pace the offense. Ryley McClellan had an outstanding all-around effort with two goals, two assists and a team-best five steals. Anna Kegal added a goal and three steals, with Emma Halle chipping in with a goal as well.

Against Villa Maria in their first game on Saturday, the Lady Tigers were tied 4-4 at halftime before Villa Maria pulled away for a 10-6 win. McClellan led on offense and defense with three goals, and four steals. Koehler tallied two goals and Kegel added another.

North Allegheny bounced back in the next contest with a 12-6 win over Fairview. McClellan continued her tremendous performance with five goals and a steal. Koehler posted a hat trick and a team-best four steals. Halle check in with two goals, while Maggie Bridges and Marissa Doman scored one goal each. In net, Halle, Koehler and Gabby Phillips all saw time during the win.

The Lady Tigers rounded out the tournament against McDowell, dropping a 9-3 decision. Halle, Kohler and McClellan scored NA’s only goals in the contest.

For the season, the North Allegheny boys’ team sits at 9-1 on the season. The Lady Tigers are 3-7 overall. Both teams will face off at the Beast of the East Tournament at Reading High School this weekend.

NA Boys Stay Perfect On Season At Screamin’ Eagle Invitational

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The North Allegheny water polo teams took part in the Screamin’ Eagle Invitational at Cumberland Valley High School over the weekend and the NA Boys remained perfect on the season with a 4-0 showing at the tournament. The Lady Tigers went 1-2 at the invitational.

The NA boys team opened the tournament on Friday night by scorching LaSalle College High School for a convincing 18-6 victory. The scoring outburst was led by center Tan Kocyildirim’s five goals, followed by Joel Songer and Max Moore who scored four goals each. David Lomakin added a hat trick as well. In net Jacob Hollo stopped all six shots to earn the win.

Game two on Saturday saw the Tigers pick up another blowout win as NA defeated Exeter, 12-3. Ben Phillips had an outstanding performance with a team-leading three goals, three steals and an assist. Hollo collected 15 saves in the victory.

North Allegheny rolled to a 19-1 triumph against Pennridge in a one-sided affair. The scoring avalanche was paced by Songer who netted a team-best five goals. Jack Wright tallied four goals and Lomakin added a hat trick as well. Phillips reeled in a team-leading seven steals on defense to go along with two goals offensively. Moore had four steals and two goals as well.

It was more of the same of the final contest of the tournament for the NA Boys, rounding out the weekend with a 16-1 win over Souderton. Songer again had five goals to pace the offense, while Moore had three goals and three steals, and Phillips scored two goals with three steals. Hollo, who split time in net with Miles Mattson, got into the act as well by making nine saves and also scoring a goal.

For the Lady Tigers, the tournament began with a 10-3 loss to host Cumberland Valley on Friday night. Emma Halle provided two of NA’s goals and Anna Kegel scored the other.

In game two, the NA Girls fell behind 5-2 to Pennridge after two quarters but rallied to make things interesting in the second half. Sarah Koehler and Emma DeMeo led the charge with three goals apiece. Halle, Kegal and Shannon Kress also scored goals. However, Pennridge managed to fend off the Tigers in the end in an 11-9 decision.

The Lady Tigers bounced back in the final game of the tournament, claiming an 11-6 victory over Souderton. Halle scored an eye-popping seven goals to lead the NA attack. Kegal added two goals, while DeMeo and Ryley McClellan scored one goal each. In net, Koehler made 12 saves to preserve the victory.

On the season, the North Allegheny boys own a 7-0 overall record and the Lady Tigers sit at 2-4. Up next the Tigers host the NA Tiger Invitational this weekend.

Water Polo Begins 2018 In Erie, NA Boys Sweep Tournament

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The North Allegheny water polo team opened the 2018 season at the McDowell Cup Tournament on Saturday. The NA Boys posted a perfect 3-0 trip through tournament play, while the Lady Tigers finished with a 1-2 mark.

The tournament began for the NA Boys with a hard-fought 13-11 triumph over Napoleon (OH). Hat tricks on offense were provided by Tan Kocyildirim, Josh Galecki and Max Moore to lead the charge. Galecki, Ben Phillips and Tim Compton reeled in two steals each on defense. Goalie Jacob Hollo and Miles Mattson split time in net and combined for nine saves.

Game two saw the Tigers face off against Cathedral Prep and come away with a 13-7 win. Kocyildirim tallied an astonishing six goals to spearhead the victory. Phillips added four goals as well. Hollo collected 11 saves in the contest.

The Tigers concluded the day with a 15-8 victory against host McDowell. The offense was paced by Phillips, Joel Songer and Moore who scored three goals each. All three posted three assists apiece as well. In net, Hollo made 10 saves to help secure the win.

For the Lady Tigers, their lone win of the tournament came against host McDowell with an exciting 9-8 victory. Sarah Koehler was the top scorer for NA with a four-goal outing and two assists. Koehler added five steals in a terrific overall performance. Emma Halle posted two goals and five steals. Goalie Kate Sekinger earned the win in net.

In their other two games, the Lady Tigers fell to Upper Arlington, 8-4, and Villa Maria, 8-4.

The North Allegheny Water Polo Team returns to action on September 14-15 at the Screamin’ Eagle Tournament at Cumberland Valley High School.