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by Coach Harry Datz

The North Allegheny Girls Lacrosse Association held their annual banquet last night at the Knights of Columbus in Wexford.  The evening was established with a delicious meal followed by the presentation of awards.  The following girls received awards:

UBO Scholar Athlete Award Certificate
Michelle Wetzel           
Connor Willard
Lauren Smith
Emma Luitgaarden
Brenna Curti
Anna Koebley
Elizabeth Wiese
Amy Rosenzweig
Allison Schwer
Jillian Scott
Leah Sestini
Megan Barrett
Grace Hannan
Gabrielle Morella
Hannah Weiers

UBO Scholar Athlete Award and Athletic Director’s
All Scholar Award
Chelsea Cameron
Nicole Orlosky
Christy Sisko
Dana Spellman
Nicole Spellman
Kellie Roach
Jillian Reilly
Piper Foight
Claire Pilarski
Jessica Tully
Gabrielle Zabierek

UBO Scholar Athlete Award and
Athletic Director’s All Academic Award
Alexa Jennings
Megan Litterini
Emily Murphy
Emily Rosenzweig
Susan Smarto
Michelle Spearman
Katelyn Rossier
Kara McFadden
Sadie Stellfox

2007-2008 Team Captain
Lauren Smith

2007 Girls JV Lacrosse Most Outstanding Player
Liz Wiese

2007 Girls JV Lacrosse Most Outstanding Offensive Player
Liz Wiese

2007 Girls JV Lacrosse Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Piper Foight

2007 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Most Outstanding Player
Chelsea Cameron

2007 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Most Outstanding Offensive Player
Strealy Clark

2007 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Most Outstanding Defensive Player
Emily Rosenzweig

2007 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Outstanding Rookie Player
Kellie Roach

2007 Girls Varsity Lacrosse Spirit of the Game
Angela Smarto

2007 Girls Lacrosse most improved Player
Kellie Roach

2007 Girls Lacrosse Player’s Player
Chelsea Cameron

Varsity Letter Awards
First Year
Anna Koebley
Brenna Curti
Emma Luitgaarden
Kara McFadden
Katelyn Rossier
Michelle Spearman
Elizabeth Wiese
Jillian Reilly

First Year Lacrosse/lettered in another sport
Kellie Roach
Lauren Smith
Amber Wetzel
Shannon Wilcox

Second Year
Nicole Spellman
Michelle Wetzel
Megan Litterini
Emily Rosenzweig
Emily Murphy
Dana Spellman
Connor Willard
Angela Smarto

Third Year
Christy Sisko
Nicole Orlosky
Alexa Jennings

Fourth Year
Strealy Clark
Chelsea Cameron

The following players will receive national awards and WPIAL awards at the USLacrosse Banquet held this Sunday at the Edgewood Country Club. 

Academic All Americans          
Chelsea Cameron
Christy Sisko
Dana Spellman
Nicole Spellman
Michelle Wetzel

WPIAL Section 1 All Stars
Chelsea Cameron
Strealy Clark
Ang Smarto

WPIAL All Stars Team 2
Chelsea Cameron
Strealy Clark

Thank you to everyone who made this a successful season and a great four years!  Good luck to the seniors in all of your adventures and continued success to all of the returning players.

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by Coach Harry Datz

The Tigers wrapped up their season on Thursday evening, playing away at North Hills on their senior night.  The Tigers won the season series with a 12-8 decision and completed the 2007 season with a 9-10 mark.

The game began with North Hills honoring their 5 seniors as well as the 16 seniors from North Allegheny with a flower ceremony to kick off the last game of both schools.  NA jumped out to a patient three goal lead as the ball seemed to roll all over the ground at Martorelli Stadium.  Scoring for the Tigers were three seniors, Strealy Clark, Dana Spellman, and Megan Litterini.  The teams then traded goals with sophomore Emma Luitgaarden and freshman Brenna Curti scoring for NA.  Senior goalie Ang Smarto stopped 9 of 11 North Hills shots in the half and the Tigers had a 5-2 lead.

The second half had the Tigers coming out roaring 3 quick goals in the first 2:29 before the Indians would register their goal.  Again, all seniors scored in the opening with another Strealy Clark goal sandwiched between two goals from Nicole Spellman.  The Indians put their mark up before Clark completed her hat trick with 17:50 left in the game. 

NA would give up two goals until Chelsea Cameron would score her first of two on the night, continuing a goal scoring streak that included the last 14 games of her high school career.  Clark would follow to give NA an 11-5 cushion.  Smarto gave up the next three goals before Cameron finished off the scoring and a 12-5 victory.

The Tigers are not back in action again this season…look for them in the 2008 season as they graduate 16 seniors and bring up a young squad with just three juniors moving up.


North Hills 2 6 8

Individual Scoring
First Half
20:46        NA    Strealy Clark                                       0-1
14:35        NA    Dana Spellman                            0-2
13:44        NA    Megan Litterini    (Connor Willard)  0-3
11:03        NH    #12                                           1-3
4:54  NA    Emma Luitgaarden                               1-4
2:50  NH    #20                                           2-4
1:22  NA    Brenna Curti                                       2-5

Second Half       
23:30        NA    Nicole Spellman                          2-6
22:53        NA    Strealy Clark (2)                          2-7
22:31        NA    Nicole Spellman (Dana Spellman) 2-8
21:14        NH    #14                   (free position)            3-8
17:50        NA    Strealy Clark (3)                          3-9
15:50        NH    #6                    (free position)            4-9
11:13        NH    #12           (2)                            5-9
10:55        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Megan Litterini) 5-10
10:16        NA    Strealy Clark (4)                          5-11
8:00  NH    #12           (3)                            6-11
7:43  NH    #6            (2)                            7-11
1:35  NH    #12           (4)                            8-11
1:25  NA    Chelsea Cameron (2)   (Connor Willard)  8-12


NA    Smarto              8 GA  17 saves    25 shots    .680 save %
NH    unknown    12 GA        18 saves    30 shots    .600 save %

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The Tigers again faced Seneca Valley on their senior night and lost by a score of 10-3.  The Raiders honored their lone senior, Carly Conrad, and all 16 of the North Allegheny seniors with bouquets of roses in a ceremony prior to the game.

Seneca Valley owned the game from the start, not allowing a goal in the first half from the Tiger offense.  They would stretch out the first half over an eternity by scoring a methodical eight goals.  Six different scorers put shots behind senior Ang Smarto as she stopped 11 of 19 in the opening period.  The Raiders came out destined to win, as the game featured three umpires instead of the normal two.  The last time these two teams faced each other, it was an extremely physical contest with an ejection and numerous yellow cards.  The Raiders wanted to send a resounding message and the Tigers heard it.

The second half had the Tigers jump out early with a goal from Strealy Clark, just 32 seconds into the half.  Seneca Valley responded just as fast, 26 seconds after Clark as Andrea St. Clair was the seventh scorer for the Raiders in the game.  SV’s Nicole Roche scored her second of the night, only 1:27 after St. Clair.  Senior Chelsea Cameron was able to extend her goal scoring streak from a free position shot and Clark wrapped up her second and final goal of the night as NA scored the only two goals in the final 20 minutes of play.

Notes: Error correction-Senior Alexa Jennings scored the second goal against Chartiers Valley on senior night (May 8) at 18:52 from a free position.  It was not Megan Litterini as reported.

Individual Scoring

First Half
22:01        SV     Melissa Ball                                        1-0
20:45        SV     Shannon Quail                                    2-0
18:17        SV     Nicole Roche                                       3-0
13:02        SV     Lindsay Flavion                           4-0
9:54  SV     Lindsay Flavion (2)      (free position)            5-0
9:14  SV     Shannon Quail (2)                               6-0
8:36  SV     Amy Cross                                  7-0
2:40  SV     Natalie Kalnas                                    8-0

Second Half
24:28        NA    Strealy Clark               (Chelsea Cameron)      8-1
24:02        SV     Andrea St. Clair                           9-1
22:35        SV     Nicole Roche (2)  (free position)            10-1
19:20        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (free position)            10-2
8:25 NA    Strealy Clark (2)  (free position)            10-3

NA    Ang Smarto                10 GA                20 saves    30 shots    .667 save %
SV     unknown            3 GA          12 saves    15 shots    .800 save %


The Tigers squandered a final opportunity to finish above .500 for the first time by dropping a 9-8 overtime decision to Shaler.

For the 16 seniors, it was the last time on the turf at Newman Stadium as athletes.  The next time they’re on it will be for graduation.  The Tigers pounced out to a two goal lead, early with goals from sophomore Emma Luitgaarden and senior Dana Spellman.  Shaler’s Julie Friend would continue to pound the Tiger defense as she had in the first game of the season.  She would score two of the next three Shaler goals with Steph Miller adding her own to give Shaler a 3-2 advantage.  Freshman Kellie Roach would bring the Tigers even, once again with 1:42 remaining.  Shaler played tough and took advantage of stop time to put two more past senior Ang Smarto.  Senior Strealy Clark would squeak one last goal behind Shaler with just one second left in the half.

NA would even the score from a goal by senior Chelsea Cameron, just 1:05 into the half.  Shaler would rally back and resume their one goal lead from Leah Walker.  NA would then tear things up by going on a three goal run over the next 15 minutes.  Clark added a goal, while senior Chelsea Cameron extended her goal scoring streak, and sophomore Katie Rossier scored from a free position to give NA a two goal lead.

As they did in the first half, Shaler erased that two goal lead and go one up.  Julie Friend and Leah Walker continued to give NA troubles as the rallied Shaler back to even in regular time.  The Tigers would go into overtime once again.  Julie Friend would score the game winner with just 46 seconds left in the first overtime.

The Tigers finish out the season with two road games, tomorrow at Chartiers Valley and Thursday at North Hills.  Tomorrow is a Varsity only contest but will feature many of the players expected to replace the current varsity seniors.  Game-time is set for 6:00.

Notes:  Smarto finished with 5 saves in the first half from 8 shots, 7 of 10 in the second half (6 free position shots/3 saves), and Shaler scored on their only shot in OT.  All of Shalers second half goals were from free position shots.

Individual Scoring
21:26        NA    Emma Luitgaarden                               0-1
17:57        NA    Dana Spellman                            0-2
10:49        SH    Julie Friend                                 1-2
5:13  SH    Steph Miller                                        2-2
3:48  SH    Julie Friend (2)                            3-2
1:42  NA    Kellie Roach                                       3-3
1:04  SH    Julie Friend (3)                            4-3
0:16  SH    Maria Panas                                        5-3
0:01  NA    Strealy Clark                                       5-4

Second Half
23:55        NA    Chelsea Cameron                                5-5
21:36        SH    Leah Walker               (free position)            6-5
18:56        NA    Strealy Clark (2)                          6-6
13:23        NA    Chelsea Cameron (2)   (Strealy Clark)            6-7
6:35  NA    Katie Rossier              (free position)            6-8
5:00  SH    Julie Friend (4)    (free position)            7-8
1:42  SH    Leah Walker (2)  (free position)            8-8

First Over Time
0:46  SH    Julie Friend (5)                            9-8

NA    Ang Smarto                9 GA          10 saves    19 shots    .526 save %
SH    Hillary Gillespie   8 GA          9 saves              17 shots    .529 save %

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by Coach Harry Datz

The Tigers traveled to Chartiers Valley last night to complete the home and home series with the Colts.  Again, the Tigers prevailed by a winning score of 12-3. 

In the first game, the Tigers featured their senior line-up, so tonight the underclassmen had that same opportunity.  That line-up got off to a slow start as some of the upcoming players had their first start of the season and first action on the Varsity squad.  Nerves played a factor in the opening minutes of the game as the Tiger defense allowed the first two goals in a slow moving game.  Sophomore Shelby Roehre finally put a Tiger tally on the board with a free position goal with 7:44 in the half. 

The seniors then had their opportunity to take the field and brought out a steady goal scoring pace lead by Strealy Clark’s two goals to finish the half.  Senior goalie Ang Smarto played the entire half and stopped 6 of the Colts 8 shots.

The second half allowed the senior line-up to continue the pace and they would score the next seven goals.  Dana Spellman would start it off with a goal, while Clark added another, sophomore Emma Luitgaarden racked up a hat trick and Alexa Jennings added a pair.

After Jennings second goal, the seniors handed the game over to “the team of tomorrow”, three juniors, six sophomores, and five freshmen.  Freshmen Kellie Roach and Brenna Curti would finish out the scoring for the Tigers.  Ang Smarto would allow one last goal in the final minute of the game.

The Tigers will wrap up the season tonight at North Hills.  Game-time is set for 7:30 and JV begins at 6:00.

Notes:  Luitgaarden, Grace Hannan, Chelsea Cameron, and Megan Litterini each had an assist…The Tigers scored three free position goals, matching a season high (NH and Butler).


Chartiers Valley 2 1 3

Individual Scoring
First Half

21:35        CV    #11                                                           1-0
14:34        CV    #72                                                           2-0
7:44          NA    Shelby Roehre                     (free position)    2-1
4:50          NA    Strealy Clark                                               2-2
2:49          NA    Strealy Clark                                               2-3

Second Half

23:55        NA    Dana Spellman                                                     2-4
23:42        NA    Emma Luitgaarden               (Chelsea Cameron)      2-5
22:00        NA    Strealy Clark                       (Emma Luitgaarden)     2-6
21:33        NA    Alexa Jennings                    (Megan Litterini)           2-7
20:04        NA    Emma Luitgaarden                                                 2-8
18:24        NA    Emma Luitgaarden               (free position)              2-9
18:02        NA    Alexa Jennings                                                      2-10
10:22        NA    Kellie Roach                       (Grace Hannan)             2-11
8:13          NA    Brenna Curti                       (free position)              2-12
0:52          CA    #16                                                                     3-12 


NA    Ang Smarto                3 GA         12 saves    15 shots    .800 save %
CV    unknown                   12 GA        21 saves    33 shots    .636 save %

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by Coach Harry Datz

On Tuesday night, the North Allegheny Girls Lacrosse team honored all sixteen of their senior players during a home contest against Chartiers Valley.  It was a wonderful evening as the weather was picturesque and the team came away victorious.  The Tigers won a shootout game with the Colts by a final score of 12-3.

Prior to the game, sixteen seniors were honored for all of their hard work and fun endured during their high school years of lacrosse at NA.  Seniors included: Chelsea Cameron (Penn State-Secondary Education), Strealy Clark (4 year university-Sports Marketing), Alexa Jennings (Pitt-Business Administration/Economics),  Megan Litterini (Penn State-Nursing), Nicole Orlosky (Pitt-Nursing), Emily Murphy (Penn State-Kinesiology), Jill Reilly (Pitt), Emily Rosenzweig (Washington University-Psychology Neuroscience Philosophy), Christy Sisko (Catholic University of America-Business), Angela Smarto (Penn State-Secondary Education), Dana Spellman (Robert Morris University-Nursing), Nicole Spellman (Robert Morris University-Nursing), Michelle Wetzel (Saint Francis University (Secondary Education/Mathematics), Liz Wiese (Virginia Tech-Political Science), Shannon Wilcox (Penn State), and Connor Willard (Penn State-Kinesiology/Nursing).  In attendance to help honor the girls were Dr. Butterini and Mr. Bozzuto as well as the lacrosse coaching staff, parents, JV players and countless fans.

The game started slowly, as NA made some unforced turnovers in the attack zone but held patient by a settled offense.  Alexa Jennings scored at 20:07 and Megan Litterini followed at 18:52.  Again the offense persevered as Liz Wiese and Brenna Curti scored 21 seconds apart for a 4-0 advantage.  The Colts finally got on the board with their ninth shot of the game at the 7:35 mark.

North Allegheny would then score another four goals from Chelsea Cameron, Katie Rossier, and two from Strealy Clark.  Chartiers Valley would finish the half on a goal with 8 seconds remaining.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first, four NA goals to CV’s lone goal at the end.  Wiese notched her second of the night in only her second game at the Varsity level.  Sophomore Emma Luitgaarden continued her six game goal scoring streak and Cameron polished off a hat trick with two more goals.  CV would score their goal with 7:19 left in the game as scoring came to a halt for both teams.  The NA offense played the rest of the way in a settled motion attack, making quick passes and sharp cuts.  As the offense progressed, the defense had a nice rest but played intense along the restraining line.

Goalie Angela Smarto had a strong night, facing 25 shots while only allowing 3 goals.  She had some long clears that got the NA transition from defense to offense rolling along.   The two teams play again at Chartiers Valley next Wednesday.

The Tigers next face Seneca Valley away on Thursday.  Draw Time is set for 7:30 with JV going at 6:00.  Last year’s contest at Seneca Valley was hotly contested on SV’s Senior Night as the Tigers lost by a 10-7 score.  The Tigers dropped their only game against the Raiders this season by a 12-10 score.

Notes:  A JV game was not featured, as Chartiers Valley has just begun their program this season.  The Colts played well and have a high scoring offense.  The Tigers saw spurts of that offense as the Colts got off 25 shots on Smarto. …Cameron has a 10 game goal scoring streak going.  The last game in which she did not score was at Pine Richland and it is the only game this season she has not recorded a goal.


Chartiers Valley 2 1 3

First Half

20:07        NA    Alexa Jennings                                   0-1
18:52        NA    Megan Litterini    (free position)            0-2
12:20        NA    Liz Wiese                                           0-3
11:59        NA    Brenna Curti                                       0-4
7:35         CV    Pisula                                                1-4
6:37         NA    Strealy Clark                                       1-5
5:35         NA    Chelsea Cameron                                1-6
4:14         NA    Strealy Clark                                       1-7
0:39         NA    Katie Rossier                                      1-8
0:08         CV    Pisula                                                2-8

Second Half

21:49        NA    Liz Wiese           (free position)            2-9
17:28        NA    Emma Luitgaarden                              2-10
15:01        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Strealy Clark)   2-11
13:28        NA    Chelsea Cameron                               2-12
7:19          CV    McGee                                               3-12


NA    Ang Smarto         3 GA                 22 saves    25 shots    .880 save %CV                            12 GA                11 saves    23 shots    .478 save %

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by Coach Harry Datz

The Tigers traveled to Latrobe’s Rotary Park to play in their second grass field game in as many days.  Little did they know that they’d also play in their second overtime game in as many days.  The outcome was much better as the Tigers won in double overtime by a score of 11-10.  Strealy Clark brought home the game winner on a free position shot with just 10 seconds left before the game would end in a tie.

Again, the grass proved difficult in starting the game for the Tigers as the Wildcats jumped to an early two goal lead.  The Tigers had opportunities to score but the midfield of the grass was extremely difficult for the astro turf based Tigers.  Once the Tigers were able to settle the ball down they took advantage of the Latrobe defense.  Sophomore Emma Luitgaarden scored two goals and senior Christy Sisko backed her up with one of her own, blowing a hard shot over the goalies weak side shoulder.

The Tigers then played a settled offense but turned the ball over late as Latrobe scored two goals inside the four minute mark and regain the one goal advantage.  Senior Dana Spellman then notched the final goal of the half and a 4-4 tie.

Latrobe came out in the second half and played an extremely patient offense only to be contested by an equally patient North Allegheny defense.  The Wildcats held the ball in the Tiger defensive end for the first 7:30 before they turned it over and Luitgaarden scored on a fast break for her third goal of the game.

Latrobe would then scratch back to score two quick goals and reclaim the lead.  All of the patience that was seen in the first minutes of the second half as well as the entire first half was now gone as both teams began scoring quick goals.  NA responded with three quick goals from freshman Kellie Roach, senior Alexa Jennings, and senior Chelsea Cameron.  Cameron easily took control of the attack by assisting on the goals scored by Roach and Jennings.

Latrobe tied the game up with two fast goals, themselves, before senior captain Strealy Clark was fouled inside the 8 meter arc.  Clark made good on her free position and allowed NA to grab the lead again.  Kellie Roach cushioned the lead to two goals with 2:57 remaining.

Latrobe would score immediately, just allowing 10 seconds to run off the clock.  The Tigers knew they had to go into a stall offense and managed it successfully until 21 seconds remained and they turned the ball over.  Latrobe raced up the field and scored the tying goal on a fast break with only ten seconds remaining.  They were going to overtime!

The first overtime proved to be just as exciting as the final 17 minutes of the second half.  It saw both teams play back and forth for the three minute duration.  Senior goalie Ang Smarto stopped four Wildcat shots in the first OT as Chelsea Cameron was stopped three times by Latrobe’s goalie.  The game would go into a second overtime.

The Tigers realized that the way to win the game is to settle the ball on attack and take advantage of Latrobe’s mistakes.  The Tigers were also feeling the effects of two overtime games on grass in just two days.  Smarto saw no shots in the second overtime as Cameron was stopped once.  Strealy Clark would then feel the clock ticking away and made a hard rush to goal in the waning seconds.  Inside the 8 meter arc she was fouled.  As she did on the first free position, she made good on her second…winning the game with only 27 seconds remaining.

The Tigers are back in action on Tuesday for an early contest against Chartiers Valley.  It is also Senior Recognition for the Tigers as they honor sixteen seniors graduating this season.  Gametime is a varsity only draw at 5:30.  Senior festivities begin at approximately 5:00.  Please come out and support your senior girls lacrosse players.

Notes:  The free position game winning goal scored by Clark in overtime marks the second time she has done so against Latrobe.  …The Tigers are undefeated against Latrobe under the WPIAL sanctions.  …Clark had two assists to go with her two goals and Cameron had three assists to go with her goal. …The Tigers are now 6-8 with five games remaining. …The game started about 30 minutes as the Tigers arrived late due to a car fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.


Latrobe 4 6 0 0 10


First Half
23:50  Latrobe           19                                                                               1-0
17:11  Latrobe           37                                                                               2-0
13:03  NA                   Emma Luitgaarden                                                       2-1
11:07  NA                   Emma Luitgaarden   (2)                                                2-2
9:47    NA                   Christy Sisko                                                               2-3
3:49    Latrobe           19                    (2)                                                      3-3
3:17    Latrobe           22                                                                              4-3
2:44    NA                   Dana Spellman  (Strealy Clark)                                     4-4

Second Half
17:13  NA                   Emma Luitgaarden (3)                                                  4-5
14:56  Latrobe           37                    (2)                                                       5-5
14:27  Latrobe           22                    (2)                                                       6-5
13:36  NA                   Kellie Roach                          (Chelsea Cameron)           6-6
10:32  NA                   Alexa Jennings                      (Chelsea Cameron)           6-7
10:12  NA                   Chelsea Cameron                (Strealy Clark)                    6-8
7:26    Latrobe           37                    (3)                                                       7-8
5:04    Latrobe           22                    (3)                                                       8-8
3:07    NA                   Strealy Clark                          (free position)                  8-9
2:57    NA                   Kellie Roach  (2)                   (Chelsea Cameron)          8-10
2:39    Latrobe           47                                                                             9-10
0:10    Latrobe           22                    (4)                                                    10-10

First Overtime

Second Overtime
0:27    NA                   Strealy Clark (2)                    (free position)            10-11

NA                   Ang Smarto   10 GA             16 saves        26 shots       61.5 save %
Latrobe                                11 GA            11 saves        22 shots       50.0 save %

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by Coach Harry Datz

Photo Gallery

The Tigers dropped another tough one goal loss to section rival Butler Area on Thursday.  It took the Golden Tornado an extra overtime period to accomplish the feat.  Butler came out on top by a score of 10-9 and drops the North Allegheny section record to 2-5.

The choppy grass proved difficult for the Tigers as they played on grass for the first time in Western Pennsylvania.  They had played on the finely manicured grass of Disney’s Wide World of Sports in late March but had not seen grass since then.  The grass at Butler took awhile to manage the North Allegheny game as Butler opened with three goals in the first four minutes.  NA then slowed things down and both teams stayed scoreless until the 9:01 mark as senior captain Dana Spellman put up her first goal of the afternoon.  Sophomore Emma Luitgaarden continued her strong play by following up with her first goal just 52 seconds behind Spellman.  Butler added their fourth goal as Luitgaarden notched her second.

North Allegheny would feed off of Luitgaarden’s goal at 3:52 by scoring an additional three goals in the next 1:39.  Senior Alexa Jennings, senior captain Chelsea Cameron, and sophomore Katie Rossier finished the scoring for the half and afforded the Tigers a 6-4 lead at the half.

Butler could not be denied starting off the second half as Elizabeth Small scored for the Golden Tornado just 3:37 into the half.  Dana Spellman was able to keep the 2 goal cushion for North Allegheny two minutes later. 

Butler rallied by playing strong mid field defense and taking advantage of North Allegheny’s missed opportunities.   The Golden Tornado scored the next three goals to reclaim the lead.  NA’s senior defense wing Megan Litterini and Chelsea Cameron would then reclaim the lead for the Tigers with 11:20 remaining in the second half.  Butler then scored the tying goal with 5:41 left in the half to send the game into overtime.

Butler’s Elizabeth Small would score the overtime winner and her fifth goal of the game as she won the draw and beat two NA double teams on Smarto’s strong side.  It took Small just 39 seconds in the overtime to defeat the Tigers.  Smarto played an exceptional game stopping 18 of 28 shots.

Notes:  Turnovers again plagued the Tigers as they have done so in repeated instances.  The Tigers had 12 unforced turnovers.  …The loss splits the season series with the Golden Tornado and marks the first loss to Butler in WPIAL history.  …Dana Spellman assisted on Cameron’s first goal and Connor Willard assisted on Litterini’s goal.  …The game saw four yellow cards, two by each team.  Dana Spellman and Anna Koebley received yellow cards for NA and Butler’s Sara Schweiger obtained both for the Golden Tornado, a red card should have ensued but was not managed by the officials during the contest.


Butler 4 5 1 10

First Half

24:29  Butler              Elizabeth Small                                                         1-0
21:57  Butler              Sara Schweiger                                                         2-0
21:03  Butler              Becca Crissman                                                        3-0
9:01    NA                   Dana Spellman                                                        3-1
:09    NA                   Emma Luitgaarden                                                     3-2
6:34    Butler              Nicole Smolen                                                          4-2
3:52    NA                   Emma Luitgaarden (2)                                              4-3
2:45    NA                   Alexa Jennings                                                        4-4
2:27    NA                   Chelsea Cameron                (Dana Spellman)            4-5
2:13    NA                 Katie Rossier                                                            4-6 

Second Half
21:23  Butler              Elizabeth Small (2)                                                    5-6
19:27  NA                   Dana Spellman (2)                                                    5-7
16:28  Butler              Becca Crissman (2)                                                    6-7
12:53  Butler              Elizabeth Small (3)                                                    7-7
11:56  Butler              Mackenzie Houk                                                        8-7
11:38  NA                   Megan Litterini                      (Connor Willard)            8-8
11:20  NA                   Chelsea Cameron (2)                                               8-9
5:41    Butler              Elizabeth Small (4)                                                   9-9

2:21    Butler              Elizabeth Small (5)                                                    10-9

NA                   Ang Smarto   10 GA             18 saves        28 shots      64.3save  %
Butler              Julie Holt        9 GA               11 saves        20 shots     55.0 save %

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After building a 9-5 halftime lead, the Lady Tigers saw Pine-Richland rally in the second half to down NA, 11-10.  Senior attack wing Chelsea Cameron and senior attack Strealy Clark had three goals each to pace NA.  Defensive wing Megan Litterini added two goals for the Lady Tigers.

The Lady Tigers jumped off to a quick 2-0 lead in the first 4:02 of the game.  Litterini scored first on a strong run down the middle and a quick shot from six yards out that beat PR goalie Lindsay Schriber.  Sophomore Katie Rossier cut across the middle and scored on a left handed shot that bounced into the net to give NA a two-goal lead.  The Rams came back to tie the game on goals by Steph Phillips and Brea Bagwell, both from close range in front of the NA goal.  Cameron regained the lead for the Lady Tigers when she cut across the middle and score on a sidearm shot just inside the right post at the 14:12 mark.  Bagwell came back to tie the game on a long run and low left-handed shot.  Litterini set up Cameron for her second goal of the game to give NA a 4-3 advantage halfway through the first half.

A minute later, sophomore attack Emma Luitgaarden broke across the middle and scored to extend the lead to 5-3.  After Phillips' goal cut the lead to one, Litterini's second goal pushed the margin back to two at 6-4 with 9:50 remaining in the half.  Emily Louheed scored on a spinning shot from five yards away to again cut the margin to one with 7:24 left.  The Lady Tigers then scored the final three goals of the half.  Cameron's hard shot was partially stopped by Schriber but rolled into the goal to make it 7-5.  Senior attack Alexa Jennings found Clark open in the middle and the senior attack finished to extend the margin to 8-5 at the 1:16 mark.  Finally, with time running out, Clark made a nice move out from behind the goal and scored with just three seconds left to give the Lady Tigers a 9-5 advantage at the intermission.

After fourteen goals were scored in the first half, defense took over in the second.  Senior goalie Ang Smarto made two good saves in the first 1:30 to keep the four-goal NA lead.  Maria Caponi broke down the right side and scored at the 1:54 mark to cut the lead to 9-6.  Neither team could score again until Clark converted on a free position goal to push the margin back to four at 10-6 with 14:25 remaining in the game.  Sophomore Ali Schweer replaced Smarto in goal early in the second half.  From this point on, the Pine-Richland defense took over and kept NA off the board for the remainder of the contest.  Bagwell scored after another long run to cut the lead to 10-7 at the 13:17 mark.  Bagwell added another score coming after a scramble in front of the NA goal to make it a 10-8 game with 7:58 left.  Mallory Miller came off the Ram bench to provide an offensive spark in the second half.  Miller was able to convert a free position goal with 5:42 remaining to make it a one-goal game.  The Rams finally tied the score at the 3:56 mark when Miller set up Lauren Novak in the middle.  With just 29 seconds left, Bagwell drove home her fifth goal of the contest to give Pine-Richland their first lead of the game.  The Lady Tigers had one last chance.  With nine seconds remaining, Cameron had a free position attempt, but Missy Frey got a piece of the shot to send it over the goal and the Rams held on for the victory.

It was a tough loss for the Lady Tigers who played almost a perfect first half.  In the end, it was the Pine-Richland defensive pressure that won the game for the Rams as they continually kept NA from clearing their own zone.  For her efforts at the offensive end, the North Allegheny Sports Network selected Chelsea Cameron as the Player of the Game.

With the loss, the NA section record dropped to 2-4, their overall mark to 5-7 on the season.  The Lady Tigers will travel to Butler this afternoon for a 4:00 pm section match.


Pine-Richland 5 6 11


NORTH ALLEGHENY Megan Litterini 21:43
NORTH ALLEGHENY Katie Rossier 20:58
PINE-RICHLAND Steph Phillips (Maria Caponi) 18:40
PINE-RICHLAND Brea Bagwell (Phillips) 15:41
NORTH ALLEGHENY Chelsea Cameron 14:19
PINE-RICHLAND Bagwell 2 13:00
NORTH ALLEGHENY Cameron 2 (Litterini) 12:45
NORTH ALLEGHENY Emma Luitgaarden 11:44
PINE-RICHLAND Philllips 2 (Bagwell) 10:02
NORTH ALLEGHENY Litterini 2 9:50
PINE-RICHLAND Emily Louheed 7:29
NORTH ALLEGHENY Cameron 3 4:47
NORTH ALLEGHENY Strealy Clark (Alexa Jennings) 1:16
PINE-RICHLAND Caponi 23:06
PINE-RICHLAND Bagwell 3 13:17
PINE-RICHLAND Bagwell 4 7:58
PINE-RICHLAND Mallory Miller 5:42
PINE-RICHLAND Lauren Novak (Miller) 3:56
PINE-RICHLAND Bagwell 5 0:29

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by Coach Harry Datz

On Thursday night, the North Allegheny Tigers Girls Lacrosse team brought their 4-6 record into Newman Stadium to face the 1-5 Bethel Park Blackhawks for the first time under WPIAL sanctions.  The Tigers prevailed in a closely fought game by a score of 12-10.  The Tigers were led by a five goal effort from senior captain Chelsea Cameron and Bethel Park put out a five goal effort from Kasey Ferlic.

Bethel Park started the scoring in the first half from Kelsey Lorenzato.  Cameron would score the next two for the Tigers and senior Alexa Jennings would give NA a 3-1 cushion.  Bethel Park responded quickly as Catie Yonto kept Bethel Park within a goal.  Sophomore Emma Luitgaarden would have none of that from Bethel Park, as she responded with a natural hat trick and providing a four goal lead with 2:23 left in the half.  Bethel Park had their own response, taking advantage of stop time in the last two minutes to score three goals.  The final goal came in on a buzzer beater to keep the Blackhawks within a goal of the lead.

The second half continued with exciting two way play between the two teams.  Cameron would respond to the Bethel Park threat just 1:16 into the half.  Kasey Ferlic fought back for Bethel Park with her own natural hat trick to give them a one goal lead.

NA freshman Kellie Roach took matters into her own hands, scoring two goals in 42 seconds to give the Tigers the lead for good.  Cameron provided more comfort for the NA defense by scoring her own back to back goals.  Bethel’s Danielle Mocker then rallied the Blackhawk offense to bring them back within striking distance.  Senior captain Strealy Clark scored the final goal for the Tigers and Ferlic scored the final goal for the Hawks.

The NA defense had their hands full with the Hawks offense throughout the game.  The efforts of Bethel Park’s Yonto, Ferlic, and Lorenzato were a tough task for them to manage.  Senior Christy Sisko had an excellent game with three interceptions and a ground ball pick up.  Senior goalie Ang Smarto faced 18 shots, stopping 8 of them with a diving stop in the final seconds of the game.

The Tigers face the Pine Richland Rams in their next contest, a Section 1 contest with great implications.  The Rams sit in second place in the section with a loss to Seneca Valley while the Tigers are in third place with losses to the Rams, Seneca Valley, and Shaler.  The Tigers need to beat the Rams and then need some help in order to jump past them in the standings.  The game is at home with a 7:30 draw-time.  JV starts at 6:00.  The North Allegheny Sports Network will be there to broadcast the game LIVE on the internet beginning with the pre-game show at 7:15 pm.  The game will also be taped by NATV for a later telecast

Notes:  A natural hat trick is three goals scored by one player, un-interrupted, in the same period or half.  …All of Chelsea Cameron’s goals were assisted.  …The Tigers have outscored opponent’s 91-78 and have 34 team assists throughout the season.

JV:  The JV squad defeated Bethel Park by a final score of 3-2.  Goalie Allison Schwer held the Blackhawks scoreless in the first half, making 4 saves.  Scoring in the second half for the Tigers were Hannah Weiers with 2 goals, and Grace Hannan with 1.  Andrea Winghart played a strong second half in goal for the Tigers, making 3 saves.  Her third, and the biggest save of the game occurred on a free position shot with 9 seconds remaining in the second half.  Even though Bethel Park pushed to try to tie the game, NA held on with strong defensive play from Piper Foight and Jill Reilly as the game wound down.


Bethel Park 5 5 10

First Half

17:42        BP     Kelsey Lorenzato                                 1-0
17:05        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Dana Spellman) 1-1
14:57        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Alexa Jennings) 1-2
11:07        NA    Alexa Jennings                                     1-3
9:59          BP     Catie Yonto                                        2-3
9:17          NA    Emma Luitgaarden                               2-4
6:58          NA    Emma Luitgaarden                               2-5
2:23          NA    Emma Luitgaarden                               2-6
2:05          BP     Kasey Ferlic                                        3-6
0:10          BP     Kelsey Lorenzato                                 4-6
0:01          BP     Kasey Ferlic                                        5-6

Second Half

23:44        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Connor Willard)  5-7
23:08        BP     Kasey Ferlic                                         6-7
16:44        BP     Kasey Ferlic                                         7-7
14:50        BP     Kasey Ferlic                                         8-7
13:34        NA    Kellie Roach                                         8-8
12:52        NA    Kellie Roach                                         8-9
11:27        NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Strealy Clark)     8-10
3:54          NA    Chelsea Cameron        (Megan Litterini)  8-11
3:02          BP     Danielle Mocker                                   9-11
1:48          NA    Strealy Clark                                        9-12
1:28          BP     Kasey Ferlic                                        10-12

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by Coach Harry Datz

The Tigers nailed home a victory against the North Hills Indians with a commanding score of 16-6.  The win puts the Tigers at 2-3 in Section 1 and 4-6 overall through the halfway point of the season.  The win puts an end to a 3 game losing streak by the Tigers and gives them some momentum going into the second half of the season.

Sophomore Emma Luitgaarden started off the game with two unassisted goals in a little over two minutes.  Senior Connor Willard then set up senior captain Chelsea Cameron to give the Tigers three goals in under three minutes, a goal they try to accomplish in each game.  North Hills would then put a score on the board with 21:05 remaining in the half.  North Allegheny would then put up an additional 3 marks in under one minute.  Senior captain Strealy Clark would score at 20:02 with a pass from Emma Luitgaarden, at 19:35 senior captain Dana Spellman would assist on Luitgaarden’s third goal of the game, and senior Alexa Jennings would score with 19:08 remaining.

North Hills would slow things down a little and score the next two goals before Cameron and Clark would score to finish the half.  Clark scored her two from free positions.  Goaltender Ang Smarto did not see much action and allowed all three North Hills goals on just three shots.

The second half began with Cameron and freshman Brenna Curti trading goals with the Indians.  Jennings would then rattle home her second goal of the night.  Senior Nicole Spellman had a hard drive to goal and was fouled inside the eight meter arc.  She would make good on the shot to establish an eight goal lead.  Cameron then scored her hat trick just 27 seconds after Spellman.  Clark would finish her goal scoring with her fourth goal of the game while Connor Willard attached her second assist.  The goal built a 10 goal lead for NA and allowed the clock to run freely.  Sophomore Katie Rossier finished the NA scoring with just over seven minutes left in the game and Clark recorded a five point night with an assist on the goal.  North Hills would then end the scoring in the game with 2:35 left and NA on top 16-6.

Smarto finished the game without a save on a shot but notched the team victory.

The Tigers are back in action on Thursday night in a non-section contest against Bethel Park.  Gametime is slated for 7:30 at Newman Stadium with the JV squads opening the night at 6:00.

Junior Varsity:  The JV girls overall record fell to 3-5-1 tonight after a hard fought 6-5 loss to North Hills.  Freshman Grace Hannan led the NA attack with 3 goals, one of them coming off of a free position.  Adding one goal each were sophomores Maddie Saldana and Shelby Roehre.  The Tigers transition game continued to improve as they controlled much of the game's action.  However, NA failed to take advantage of several scoring opportunities, as they scored on only 5 of 15 shots on goal. 

The JV team continues to develop into a well balanced squad as they work on an offensive system to compliment their already strong defensive game. 


North Hills 3 3 6

Individual Scoring Summary        
First Half

23:44   NA      Emma Luitgaarden                                            0-1
22:52   NA      Emma Luitgaarden                                            0-2
22:30   NA      Chelsea Cameron         (Connor Willard)          0-3 
21:05   NH      #12                                                                  1-3
20:02   NA      Strealy Clark                (Emma Luitgaarden)     1-4
19:35   NA      Emma Luitgaarden        (Dana Spellman)           1-5
19:08   NA      Alexa Jennings                                      1-6
13:31   NH      #4                                                                    2-6
11:43   NH      #14                                                                  3-6
5:13     NA      Chelsea Cameron                                             3-7
3:30     NA      Strealy Clark                (Free Position)              3-8
2:42     NA      Strealy Clark                (Free Position)              3-9

Second Half

24:27   NA      Chelsea Cameron         (Alexa Jennings)           3-10
19:40   NH      #12                                                                  4-10
19:28   NA      Brenna Curti                                                     4-11
18:51   NH      #6                                                                    5-11
17:49   NA      Alexa Jennngs                                                   5-12
10:16   NA      Nicole Spellman           (Free Position)              5-13
9:49     NA      Chelsea Cameron                                             5-14
9:28     NA      Strealy Clark                (Connor Willard)          5-15
7:06     NA      Katie Rossier                (Strealy Clark)              5-16
2:35     NH      #16                                                                  6-16


NH      #29                              50 min  27 shots           11 saves           16 GA
A         Ang Smarto                  50 min  6 shots             0 saves             6 GA

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 by Coach Harry Datz

The Fox Chapel Foxes came to Newman Stadium and beat the Tigers in one of the lowest scoring game seen in WPIAL history.  The teams combined for 5 goals in the game with Fox Chapel on top by a 3-2 score.  The game also featured all of FC’s goals being scored in the first half while NA complimented the game with their two goals in the second half.

The Foxes opened up the first at 3:47 into the game with a goal from center Danielle Gruen.  2:05 later they scored again from first home Sally Emery.  The game winning goal would come with 9:35 left in the first half from the Foxes third home Kristyn Anderson.  NA’s Ang Smarto finished the half with eight saves from the Foxes eleven shots.

The second half would go scoreless for both teams until NA senior captain Chelsea Cameron scored the first NA goal at the 13:48 mark of the second half.  Senior captain Strealy Clark scored NA’s final goal at 21:06 from a free position shot.  Clark then left the game due to a slash to the face during the free position shot from a Fox Chapel player.

The game was slow moving throughout both halves.  The Foxes coach Bridget Bly, met with NA coach Harry Datz afterwards to discuss the unusual outcome of the game.  Usually when these two teams meet, the combined average goal count is above 15.  NA’s Ang Smarto finished the second half with a strong shut out and the game with 15 saves from 18 shots.  The Foxes goalie, Kelly Heppner, equaled Smarto’s strong game with her own, stopping 17 of NA’s 19 shots.

The Tigers return to action on Tuesday night as North Hills returns to Newman Stadium for a 7:30 contest.  The last time North Hills played at NA was senior night of last year, an 11-10 loss.

Notes:  The game was the second lowest scoring in the four year history of WPIAL lacrosse; Seneca Valley beat Shaler 2-1 in 2004 for the lowest game total.  …Clark did not return to the game and received seven stitches on her face from the slash.  No foul was called for the play.


Fox Chapel 3 0 3

Scoring Summary
First Half

21:13                FC     Danielle Gruen    1-0
19:18                FC     Sally Emery                2-0
9:31                  FC     Kristyn Anderson 3-0

Second Half

11:12                NA    Chelsea Cameron        3-1
3:54                  NA    Strealy Clark               3-2


FC     Kelly Heppner             50 min       19 shots    17 saves    2 GA
NA     Ang Smarto                50 min       18 shots    15 saves    3 GA 

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by Coach Harry Datz

The Tigers lost another tough contest within the section, tonight.  NA took a 3-1 lead at halftime only to see Shaler rally in the second half to defeat the Lady Tigers, 7-5.  Senior Strealy Clark had three goals for NA but it was not enough.

Shaler’s Julie Friend started the scoring at 6:48 of the first half.  North Allegheny responded by posting a goal from Captain Chelsea Cameron at 14:55.  Sophomore Emma Luitgaarden gave the Tigers a lead with a sweet pass from Dana Spellman.  Senior Strealy Clark extended the lead to two entering the second half. 

The Tigers came out flat in the second half and allowed the Titans to take advantage of some grand opportunities.  The Tigers took 11 second half fouls and afforded the Titans the ability to score 6 goals on 10 shots in the second half.  Three Titans scored two goals apiece to round out the scoring for Shaler.  Leah Walker, Steph Miller and Julie Friend each posted goals.  Scoring for the Tigers was Strealy Clark adding two more to her total.  The first goal was assisted by Chelsea Cameron and her final goal was her second free position goal of the night.

The Tigers were plagued by missed opportunities all night long having trouble finding open space and connecting passes.  It did not help that field alignment was not up to WPIAL standards with the game being played with short goal creases.  “Having the field lined wrong definitely factored into the psyche of the game.  Obviously it factored in the scoring of the game when you have 9 of twelve goals scored on goalies that are playing in a crease that’s 18 inches too short,” explains coach Datz, “The officials tried to call it with tape marks (on the crease) but they ended up giving consideration to the fact that there’s also a big white line there.”  Two goals were called back and several calls were made for crease violations while the officials allowed violators to start even with the goal instead of behind.

Senior goalie Ang Smarto finished the night with 9 saves from 16 shots.

The Tigers have no time to rest, as they turn around to host Fox Chapel at Newman Stadium on Friday.  Game-time is set for 7:30 and a 6:00 JV start.

Notes:  The loss puts the Tigers in a “must win with help” situation for a playoff run.  This loss to Shaler Area puts the Tigers mark at 3-5 overall and 1-3 within WPIAL section 1.  With three NA losses, the undefeated Pine Richland Rams and undefeated Seneca Valley Raiders are the front runners in the section.  The top two teams from each of four sections make the playoffs with the tie breaker going to the team with a better overall record.  The Rams and Raiders faced each other tonight.  …Nicole Spellman sat out her one game suspension for her red card in the Seneca Valley game.  …Both the JV and Varsity squads played down a few girls due to a school trip to New York and National Honor Society inductions. 


Shaler 1 6 7

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by Coach Harry Datz

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Last year’s section winner, Seneca Valley, returned to Newman Stadium last night for their first contest against the section’s runner-up, the North Allegheny Tigers.  Last year saw the two teams split the home and home series with each team winning their home contest.  When Seneca Valley won their home contest last season, it virtually locked them in with the section championship and left the Tigers with a bad taste in their mouth.  Last night’s game was filled with tons of energy and closely contested, but the Raiders prevailed by a final of 12-10. 

NA jumped out to an early lead, 30 seconds into the game on a pretty passing play and sophomore Emma Luitgaarden scoring.  Seneca Valley responded a minute later as junior Natalie Kalnas popped a goal past senior goalie Angela Smarto.  Senior attack captain Strealy Clark responded 10 seconds later with her first goal of the night.  Luitgaarden would then give NA a two goal lead with 21:32 remaining in the first half.

Seneca Valley would not allow the Tigers to score again in the half and rallied off the next seven goals with five of them coming in the half.  Smarto and the NA defense managed to stop just 4 of SV’s 10 first half shots and were down by 6-3 score in the half.

The second half started with two goals from Seneca Valley juniors Melissa Ball and Katie Duggan.  NA responded with the first of senior mid-fielder Chelsea Cameron’s four goals.  SV then traded goals as junior Lindsay Flavion cushioned the lead and Strealy Clark responded.  SV returned with a goal by junior Adrienne Steele and Cameron responded, again.  SV would then sink in their final two goals with 7:02 left in the half before NA finished with four of their own. 

Finishing the second half come back scoring for NA were Cameron with her two, senior Alexa Jennings, and freshman Kellie Roach with 39 seconds remaining.  Smarto finished the second half the same as the first with 4 saves, allowing six goals from 10 shots.

The loss drops the Tigers overall record to 3-4 and section record to 1-2, good for third place.  The next opponent for the Tigers is a section game at Shaler Area against former assistant coach Mandy Wetzel.  JV draws at 6:00 and Varsity follows approximately one half hour after the conclusion of the JV game.

Notes:  The Seneca Valley victory maintains their first place lead as they square off against undefeated second place Pine Richland on Thursday.  The game will give a definitive section leader.  …Clark added three assists for a five point night as Luitgaarden and Roach each added one. …NA senior Nicole Spellman received two yellow cards which equal one red card and was ejected from the game as well as the next game against Shaler.


Seneca Valley 6 6 12


First Half

24:30        NA    SO    Emma Luitgaarden               0-1
23:22        SV     JR     Natalie Kalnas                    1-1
23:12        NA    SR     Strealy Clark                       1-2
21:32        NA    SO    Emma Luitgaarden (2)  1-3
20:10        SV     JR     Lindsay Flavion           2-3
15:40        SV     JR     Melissa Ball                        3-3
15:01        SV     SO    Shannon Quail                    4-3
5:53          SV     JR     Lindsay Flavion (2)              5-3
3:39          SV     JR     Melissa Ball (2)           6-3
Second Half
20:37        SV     JR     Melissa Ball (3)           7-3
19:38        SV     JR     Melissa Ball (4)           8-3
15:03        NA    SR     Chelsea Cameron                8-4
13:35        SV     JR     Lindsay Flavion (3)              9-4
12:50        NA    SR     Strealy Clark (2)          9-5
11:19        SV     JR     Adrienne Steele          10-5
8:38          NA    SR     Chelsea Cameron (2)           10-6
8:15          SV     SO    Shannon Quail    (2)            11-6
7:02          SV     JR     Natalie Kalnas (2)               12-6
6:37          NA    SR     Chelsea Cameron (3)           12-7
6:15          NA    SR     Alexa Jennings            12-8
1:46          NA    SR     Chelsea Cameron (4)           12-9
0:37          NA    FR     Kellie Roach                       12-10               

Smarto              50 minutes 12 goals allowed 8 saves             

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The Lady Tigers will be playing again in the WPIAL along with 25 other teams.  A WPIAL section plaque will be awarded to each of the section winners.  Those winners will be the teams who have the best record against all schools in their section.  Teams that tie for first place will not have the tie broken and both will be declared co-champions and each will receive a section winner's plaque.  All ties in section record will be broken by head-to-head competition.

The top two teams in each section will enter the WPIAL tournament.  All playoff entries will be determined by section record only and will be determined by the best section won/lost record and/or point total (wins will earn 2 points ties earn 1 point).  In the event of a tie for second place head to head competition will be applied, the team with the superior record will be entered into the tournament.  If head to head competition will not break the tie both teams will enter the tournament.  In the event of a three way tie the following tiebreaker will be applied:

a.  Section records of the two teams will be compiled.
b.  The team that has the best numerical record among the tied teams will be the qualifier. 
c.  If a tie persists, head to head competition will again be applied.
d.  If the described tie breakers do not break the tie, both/all teams will be entered into the tournament.

There is no PIAA tournament.

All games will be conducted under the rules of the USLacrosse Rule Book.  Duration of the game shall be a maximum of fifty minutes played in two equal halves.

All games that end in a tie will have the tie broken by the tie breaking procedure outlined in the PIAA Girls Lacrosse Bulletin.


NORTH ALLEGHENY Fox Chapel Baldwin Ellis School
Butler Hampton Bethel Park Franklin Regional
North Hills Knoch Mt. Lebanon Latrobe
Pine-Richland Quaker Valley Peters Twp. Oakland Catholic
Seneca Valley Shady Side Acad. Seton LaSalle Winchester Thurston
Shaler Sewickley Acad. Upper St. Clair Yough
Taylor Allderdice Vincentian    


Any questions or comments should be directed to Athletic Director Bob Bozzuto at:  bbozzuto@northallegheny.org





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