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NA Caps 2022 Season With 4-2 Win At Norwin

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The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team went out on a high note to end the 2022 season with a 4-2 victory at Norwin on Wednesday afternoon.

The Tigers jumped out to an early 3-0 lead against the playoff-bound Knights and scored the game’s first goal in the 4th minute when senior Brendan Angermeier’s throw-in deflected off a defender and into the Norwin goal for a 1-0 lead.

North Allegheny added onto the lead in the 15th minute as senior Ben Christian threaded a pass to fellow senior Patrick Lopresti, who drove to the net and scored for a 2-0 advantage. Just three minutes later, the Tigers struck again thanks to a drive and pass by senior Gabi Götz to Angermeier for the finish and a 3-0 lead. The goal by Angermeier was his second of the night and fourth of the season.

In the second half, a penalty kick sparked a Norwin comeback bid in the 46th minute. NA goalie Ryan Dyga saved the initial PK shot by Daniel Maddock but Maddock pounced on the rebound to trim the score to 3-1. The Knights drew closer in the 56th minute when Noah Carson scored an unassisted goal and the NA lead was cut to 3-2. Undaunted, the Tigers put the game out of reach on a perfectly placed corner kick by Christian to senior teammate Aydan Dyga for a header in the 64th minute as NA closed out the game and the season with a 4-2 victory.

The Tigers outshot the Knights, 11-8. Goalies Dante Accamando and Ryan Dyga split the game in net with each making two saves in the victory.

North Allegheny concludes the season with a winning record of 10-7-1 overall and narrowly missed the post-season, finishing in fifth place in the ultra-tough Section 1-AAAA. Congratulations to Coach Manuel Montero and the entire boys’ soccer team for another winning season in 2022.

Boys Soccer Summary vs. Norwin, 10-19-22

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NA Edged By Seneca Valley, 2-1

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by Bob Orkwis

North Allegheny’s playoff fate was decided over the weekend, so the Tigers came into their final section match against rival Seneca Valley playing for pride. A spirited effort against the two-time defending WPIAL champions was spoiled when the Raiders scored two late goals to defeat North Allegheny 2-1.

Despite pushes from the Raiders early and late in the first half, North Allegheny took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute on a great individual play by Patrick Lopresti.

The senior striker finished a fantastic dribbling effort with a spin and a shot that eluded Ryan Krumenacker to give the Tigers the lead.

That one goal margin lasted until the 63rd minute when Seneca Valley tied the score.Gavin Loya, who recently re-entered the match, took a feed from Will Bruno and tapped home the game tying goal with a sliding effort.

The game winning goal came of the foot of Cole Kamarec, as he found the net from distance in the 77th minute to give the Raiders a 2-1 lead.

Seneca Valley, (16-0-1, 13-0-1) has not lost to WPIAL competition in 48 matches, going (46-0-2) since September of 2020. The Raiders, who lost in the PIAA finals last season, will most likely be the top seed in the upcoming 4A boys soccer playoffs.

The Tigers, (9-7-1, 7-7) got a strong effort in net from junior Dante Accamando, who finished the night with 10 saves.

With the only goal on the evening for the Tigers, Patrick Lopresti was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game. The goal was the 3rd of the season for the senior striker.

With section play finished, the Tigers end the 2022 slate with a non-section matchup on the road Wednesday against the Norwin Knights.

Boys Soccer Summary vs. Seneca Valley, 10-17-22

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Tigers Shutout Vikings, 1-0

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The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team picked up an important 1-0 victory at Central Catholic on Tuesday night. It was the 12th one-goal game this season for the Tigers and seventh shutout posted by goalie Dante Accamando and the defense.

Senior captain Ben Christian scored the game’s only goal in the 38th minute to provide North Allegheny with the margin of victory.

North Allegheny improves to 9-6-1 overall and 7-6 in Section 1-AAAA, while Central Catholic falls to 3-12 overall and 2-11 in the section. The Tigers host top-ranked Seneca Valley in a must-win game on Monday night. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Soccer Summary vs. Central Catholic, 10-11-22

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Tigers Edged By Foxes, 1-0

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The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team dropped a narrow 1-0 decision at Fox Chapel on Thursday night in Section 1-AAAA action. It was the 11th one-goal game that the Tigers have played in this season.

Earlier in the season on Sept. 13 at Newman Stadium, Fox Chapel George Tabor scored with 16 seconds left to give the Foxes the victory. In Thursday’s matchup, the Foxes netted the game’s only goal in the 35th minute when Ari Johnson scored for a 1-0 lead.

Junior goalie Dante Accamando made seven saves in net for the Tigers, while the combo of Owen Levy and Connor Scanlon mace five saves to secure the shutout for the Foxes.

North Allegheny slips to 8-6-1 overall and 6-6 in Section 1-AAAA. Fox Chapel improves to 9-2-2 overall and 8-2-2 in the section. The Tigers look bounce back on Tuesday with a visit to Central Catholic at 7:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer Summary vs. Fox Chapel, 10-6-22

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Tigers Top Indians On Senior Night

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by Jared Barton

The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team completed the season sweep against North Hills Tuesday night with a 5-0 victory at Newman Stadium on Senior Night.

Less than five minutes into the contest, senior Patrick Lopresti took a lead pass from fellow senior Adam Henning and tipped the ball past the outstretched arms of Indians goalkeeper Will Kabbert for the 1-0 lead. With about 23 minutes left in the frame, senior defender Nathan Stalter set up an easy tip in on the doorstep for senior Aidan Dyga to give the Tigers a 2-0 advantage. Less than 10 minutes later, senior Gabi Götz took a sliding shot that found the back of the net off the assist from senior Hassan Ghouenzen. NA led 3-0 at the half.

The Tigers onslaught of chances continued in the second half, as senior Ben Christian tallied the fourth goal of the game with an assist from sophomore Zach Nash. With 8:45 to play, Götz scored his second of the contest off a corner kick feed from Christian.

Götz earned Wright Automotive Player of the Game laurels for the multi-goal performance.

Junior Dante Accamando and sophomore Ryan Dyga pitched the combined shutout, while never officially facing a North Hills shot on goal.

The Tigers had 11 corner kicks in the game with 24 shots on goal and 44 total shots unofficially.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 8-5-1 overall and 6-5 in section play. The Tigers take on Fox Chapel on the road Thursday for another important conference matchup at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Soccer Summary vs. North Hills, 10-4-22

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