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2021-2022 Game Summaries

NA Sweeps Non-Section Twin Bill

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The North Allegheny field hockey team hosted and swept a non-section doubleheader on Saturday with a 5-0 shutout of Novi (MI) and a 4-1 triumph over Forbes Road.

The day started with a morning game against Novi. Junior midfielder Callie Rautenbach scored the first marker of the game 3:12 into the second quarter on a penalty corner for a 1-0 lead. After a tightly contested first half, North Allegheny took opened the floodgates in the second half. Junior Lauren Kampi scored 2:10 into the second half and junior Mila Prusak added a pair of third period goals for a 4-0 lead. Junior Sofia Mianzo tallied the final marker of the game with 6:16 to play in the fourth quarter to close out a 5-0 win.

In game two, Prusak struck first with 8:11 to play in the first quarter for a 1-0 lead but Forbes Road answered with a goal four minutes later when Ginnah Kendall evened the score at 1-1. In similar fashion to the opening game against Novi, the Tigers once again took command of the game in the second half. Sophomore Tanvi Challa gave NA the lead just 39 seconds into the second half for a 2-1 advantage. Freshman Reagan Russell scored with 3:10 remaining in the third for a 3-1 lead. Prusak put the game away with her team-leading 10th goal of the season in the fourth quarter, rounding out a 4-1 victory.

With the two non-section wins, North Allegheny improves to 6-4 overall on the season. The Tigers visit Pine-Richland on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Mila Prusak’s Natural Hat Trick Sparks 5-0 Win Over Norwin

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In a one-sided affair at Newman Stadium on Thursday night, the North Allegheny field hockey team won its third straight section game by blanking the Norwin Knights, 5-0. The win was the Tigers fifth in a row against the Knights and the 21st in the last 22 meetings with their section foe.

The Tigers started fast and scored 2:12 into the game on a marker by sophomore Tanvi Challa for an immediate 1-0 lead. The goal by Challa, her first of the season and second of her career, came on the first penalty corner opportunity of the night.

From there, junior forward Mila Prusak took over the game with three consecutive goals for a natural hat trick. Prusak’s first goal came with 2:23 remaining in the first period for a 2-0 lead. Her second marker tickled the back of the Norwin net just 15 seconds into the second quarter and Prusak’s third tally was delivered on a nifty tip-in with 4:59 left in the half. Prusak’s deflection came on a hard pass played into the circle by freshman Mia Brinkley and gave the Tigers a 4-0 lead at intermission.

In the third quarter, junior Lauren Kampi tallied her seventh goal of the season, matching Prusak for the team lead, by lofting a fantastic reverse chip shot over the reaching stick of Norwin goalie Liz Long to increase the NA lead to 5-0.

Junior goalie Jordan Ashbaugh was never challenged in posting her fourth shutout of the season.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 4-4 overall and 4-1 in Section 1-AAA. Norwin falls to 1-3 in section play. The Tigers will host a doubleheader against Novi (MI) and Forbes Road on Saturday at Newman Stadium. Both games will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Field Hockey Summary vs. Norwin, 9-23-21

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Tigers Tame Dragons, 13-0

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The North Allegheny field hockey team returned to section play on Monday afternoon and returned to the win column as well, earning a 13-0 victory over Allderdice at Cupples Stadium on the South Side.

The Tigers opened up the floodgates with seven goals in the first quarter and coasted the rest of the way. Freshman Reagan Russell netted her first career hat trick, scoring twice in the first period and once more in the third period. Juniors Lauren Kampi and Sofia Mianzo tallied two goals apiece to aid North Allegheny’s potent attack. Also touching the scoresheet were Josie Schomburg, Sarah Renninger, Anvi Chopra, Sophie Grafton, Camryn Ragan and Mila Prusak. In net, junior Jordan Ashbaugh and Sabrina Balent split time in net as the Tigers picked up their third shutout of the season.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 3-4 overall and 3-1 in Section 1-AAA. Allderdice falls to 0-3 in the section. The Tigers host Norwin on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. The game will be broadcast by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Field Hockey Summary vs. Allderdice, 9-20-21

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NA Edged By Magnficat, 2-1

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The North Allegheny field hockey team hosted the talented Magnificat Blue Streaks from Ohio on Saturday afternoon at NAI and fell by a narrow 2-1 final.

After a scoreless first half, Magnificat took a 1-0 lead early in the second half on a straight shot goal from senior Olivia French with 12:07 remaining in the third quarter.

The Tigers tied the game on a penalty corner when junior Lauren Kampi evened the score at 1-1 with 11:40 left in the fourth period. The Blue Streaks broke the deadlock with a penalty corner goal of their own as Myka Evanhouse put Magnificat ahead for good, 2-1.

North Allegheny falls to 2-4 overall following the non-section loss, while Magnificat improves to 7-2 on the season. The Tigers will visit Allderdice on Monday at 3:30 p.m.

Field Hockey Summary vs. Magnificat, 9-18-21

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Tigers Take Down Spartans, 4-0

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With a complete team effort, the North Allegheny Tigers played “together” on Thursday night for a 4-0 shutout of the Hempfield Spartans in Section 1-AAA action. Fashioning new shirts with the 2021 team motto of “together” during pregame warmups, the Tigers indeed played as one unit for an important section victory.

North Allegheny faced an upstart Hempfield squad that recently earned impressive wins over Mt. Lebanon and Peters Township, a pair of playoff qualifiers from the year prior. While the visiting Spartans were riding high entering the contest, the Tigers brought their opponent back down to earth with an immediate goal in the first three minutes of the game. With 12:20 on the clock in the first period, North Allegheny junior forward Mila Prusak scored on a penalty corner for an early 1-0 lead.

While North Allegheny owned the better of the play in the remaining minutes of the first half, the score remained 1-0, Tigers, at intermission.

In the second half, the Tigers gained a firm hold of the contest with a three-goal outburst to bury the Spartans. As she did in the first quarter, Prusak opened the scoring just 2:50 into third quarter by tipping in a shot on a penalty corner for a 2-0 lead. The goal was Prusak’s third of the season. Tigers were 2 for 9 on penalty corners on the night.

North Allegheny’s persistent pressure continued with 7:33 left in the quarter when junior Sofia Mianzo found fellow junior Lauren Kampi, who deflected a shot into the Hempfield net for a 3-0 advantage. A catalyst and facilitator for the NA attack throughout the night, Mianzo was selected as the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

Not done yet in the third period, North Allegheny tacked on another goal when Kampi was issued a penalty stroke with 5:48 left in the quarter. Kampi beat Hempfield goalie Shannon Lutz with a high-velocity laser on the stroke, her third marker of the season, increasing the NA lead to 4-0.

With a long-strike approach, Hempfield managed to earn 10 penalty corners but came up empty on every one of them. North Allegheny junior goalie Jordan Ashbaugh, who missed the last two games against Peters Township and Penn-Trafford, returned to the lineup and earned her second shutout of the season with five saves on the night. Senior defenseman Concetta Bochicchio, who missed the last game as well, returned to help solidify the back line and NA closed out a 4-0 victory.

North Allegheny leaps to 2-3 overall and 2-1 in Section 1-AAA, while Hempfield slips to 2-2 in section play. The Tigers will host Magnificat (OH) in a non-section affair on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

Field Hockey Summary vs. Hempfield, 9-16-21

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