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2023-2024 Game Summaries

NA Wins Third Straight At Fox Chapel, 13-6

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team earned an important road section win on Thursday with a 13-6 triumph over the Fox Chapel Foxes in Section 2-AAA action. The Tigers jumped out to an 11-2 lead by halftime and coasted to the win in the second half.

Three Tigers posted hat tricks including senior Evan Lyon, and sophomores Nick Sichak and Jonathan Castillo. Junior Sam Porter netted a pair of goals, while junior Travis Lamark and senior Nick Palone tallied one goal each.

Lyon and junior Kaden Brown each totaled three ground balls. Junior Colman Craft corralled a team-high four ground balls and posted a team-best four takeaways to go along with an assist. In net, junior goalie Logan Lyle made 11 saves to earn the victory. Sophomore FOGO Luke Rohan notched six faceoff wins.

Winners of three in a row, North Allegheny improves to 3-5 overall and 2-1 in Section 2-AAA. Fox Chapel slips to 3-3 overall and 1-2 in the section. The Tigers will host Manheim Township for a non-section matchup at 4:00 p.m. at Newman Stadium. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Fox Chapel, 4-11-24

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NA Outlasts Pine-Richland For Section Win, 15-13

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team earned hard-fought 15-13 victory at Pine-Richland on Monday night in Section 1-AAA action.

The Tigers trailed 10-9 at the half before outscoring the Rams, 4-2, in the third period for a 13-12 lead. Sophomore Jonathan Castillo tied the game at 12-12 with 5:58 left in the third quarter and junior Travis Lamark netted the go-ahead goal with 3:48 remaining in the stanza.

While the first three periods saw a combined 25 goals by the two teams, scoring was at a premium in the fourth quarter and the NA defense was able to tighten its grip on the Rams and the contest. Sophomore Nick Sichak scored 50 seconds into the fourth period to extend the lead to 14-12. A marker by Pine-Richland’s Cooper Zancosky, who netted a game-high six goals, trimmed the NA lead to one goal, 14-13, with 8:36 left in regulation. Even though the Rams drew closer, they couldn’t find the equalizer and when Castillo scored his fourth goal of the night with 3:25 remaining, the Tigers had secured a 15-13 triumph.

Junior Colman Craft played a spectacular all-around game with five ground balls, three takeaways and two goals. Along with Castillo’s four-goal effort, senior Evan Lyon sparked the offense with a hat trick. Sichak and Lamark totaled two goals each, while Jack Ferraro and Sam Porter each scored single markers in the win.

Junior goalie Logan Lyle made 10 saves in net to earn the victory.

With their second straight win, the Tigers improved to 2-5 overall and 1-1 in Section 2-AAA. North Allegheny will look for another road win on Thursday night with another tough test at Fox Chapel.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 4-8-24

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NA Runs Roughshod Over St. Edward, 15-1

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team earned its first victory of the 2024 season on Friday night and did so in convincing fashion with a 15-1 drubbing of the St. Edward Eagles in a non-section contest at Newman Stadium.

The Tigers jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Eagles scored their lone goal of the night on a marker by Dominic Florio, a University of Indianapolis commit, with 5:02 left in the second quarter. Aside from that aberration, the game was completely dominated by North Allegheny.

Senior Evan Lyon, a Rochester Institute of Technology commit, sparked the onslaught in the first half with four goals, improving his team-leading total to 18 on the season. Sophomore Jonathan Castillo continued the avalanche with three of his team-high five goals coming in the second half. Castillo also delivered the most spectacular goal of the night with just three seconds left before intermission. Adding an assist and two ground balls, Castillo was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game. Castillo now has 13 goals on the season.

Along with Castillo and Lyon, four other Tigers got into the mix. Junior Travis Lamark opened the scoring in the first quarter and tallied a pair of goals, as did junior Sam Porter. Lamark and Porter improved their season goal-scoring totals to six apiece. Sophomore Jack Dimond sparkled with his first career goal in the fourth quarter and senior Adam Flavell, a Wheeling University commit, capped the scoring with 1:01 left to play in the fourth quarter.

On the back end, no one got by long stick defenseman Colman Craft, who posted five ground balls and three takeaways. Junior goalie and St. John’s University commit, Logan Lyle, secured six saves. Senior Tyler Eyerman and sophomore Alex Costa also saw time in the second half and recorded one save each. Helping North Allegheny maintain a one-sided advantage in time of possession was sophomore FOGO Luke Rohan with 11 faceoff wins.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 1-5 on the season, while St. Edward falls to 1-6 overall. The Tigers will return to section play on Tuesday with a visit to Pine-Richland at 7:30 p.m. in Gibsonia.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. St. Edward, 4-5-24

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NA Falls to Shady Side 10-7 in Spirited Section Opener

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by Bob Orkwis

Not only was it the 3A Section 2 opener for both North Allegheny and Shady Side Academy in Wexford, but both the Tigers and the Bulldogs were looking for their first win of the 2024 season.

It was Shady Side Academy scoring the final three goals of the game to pick up a 10-7 road victory at Newman Stadium.

The Bulldogs, with five Division 1 recruits, scored the game’s first two goals as Seamus Riordan (Cornell) and Mac Mohn (Harvard) staked the Bulldogs to a 2-0 lead.

Evan Lyon notched his team leading 12th goal of the season to pull the Tigers within a goal. But Emmerich Braham restored the two-goal lead less than a minute later.

Jonathan Castillo, with his eighth goal, and Lyon’s second score tied the score 3-3, before Shady Side’s James Rost made it a one goal lead after one quarter.

Braham netted his second of the night before Nick Sichak answered with his ninth goal of the year to make it 5-4. Mohn’s second goal of the game made the halftime score 6-4, and Braham completed the hat trick early in the third quarter to put the Bulldogs in front by three.

The Tigers fired home three straight markers to tie the game at 7-7.

Sam Porter (4th), Travis LaMark (2nd) and Lyon’s hat trick goal evened the game with 3:30 left in the third quarter.

But Shady Side Academy, last year’s Class 3A runner-up, scored the final three goals on the evening. Mohn notched the eventual game winner with his hat trick with 1:29 left in the period.

Rost added his second and Landon Mauser scored a late insurance goal to seal the win for the Bulldogs, (1-2, 1-0).

Both goalkeepers were great in the game, with senior Nick Anderson making big stop after big stop for Shady Side, while junior Logan Lyle made 10 saves for the Tigers.

Sichak added an assist to go with his goal, while Lamark had two helpers for North Allegheny (0-5, 0-1).

Lyon had 5 ground balls for the Tigers along with the hat trick, while Colman Craft picked up seven ground balls for North Allegheny.

Lyon, Castillo, and Sichak have scored goals in every game so far this year for the Tigers, while LaMark has scored in all three contests he has played since the ice hockey season ended.

With those factoids aside, the Wright Automotive Player of the Game was given to Luke Rohan. The sophomore FOGO had thirteen wins at the X to give North Allegheny possession after possession in the section opener.

It’s a quick turnaround for North Allegheny, as. Cleveland St. Edwards makes the trip west from Ohio for a game tomorrow night. That contest, starting at 7:30, will be broadcast live on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Shady Side Academy, 4-4-24

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NA Falls To Kentucky Powerhouse St. Xavier, 12-7

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team fell, 12-7, to the St. Xavier (KY) Tigers on Tuesday afternoon at North Allegheny Intermediate High School in a non-section contest.

The game was originally scheduled for Newman Stadium but torrential downpours overnight and continued inclement weather in the forecast prompted a venue and time change. St. Xavier, the five-time reigning champions in the state of Kentucky, showed no ill effects from their long trip to Pittsburgh and jumped out to leads of 3-0 at the end of one quarter and 6-2 by halftime.

Despite falling behind early, North Allegheny continued to fight back and cut the deficit to one goal three different times in the contest. Leading 7-6 with 8:38 remaining in the fourth quarter, St. Xavier pulled away in the final stanza by scoring five of the final six goals to claim a 12-7 victory. Sophomore Kaiden Sullivan led the way for the visitors with a game-high five goal effort. David Powers, Davis Mayer and Thomas Andriole all scored two goals each for St. Xavier.

North Allegheny’s comeback bid was paced by sophomore Jonathan Castillo, who posted a hat trick, two ground balls and an assist. Junior Travis Lamark tickled the twine twice and chipped in with an assist. Sophomore Nicholas Sichak and senior Evan Lyon tallied one goal apiece. Lyon added four ground balls and two assists in a strong all-around effort.

Junior Colman Craft aided the defense with four ground balls and two takeaways. Junior goalie Logan Lyle made 11 saves and tallied two ground balls in net.

With the loss, North Allegheny dips to 0-4 overall, while St. Xavier improves to 6-3. Following a tough non-section slate, North Allegheny will host Shady Side Academy in the section opener on Thursday night. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. St. Xavier, 4-2-24

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