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2023-2024 Game Summaries

Tigers Bow Out of WPIAL Playoffs With Loss To Top-Seeded Blue Devils

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North Allegheny’s trek in the WPIAL playoffs came to an end on Wednesday night against undefeated and top-seeded Mt. Lebanon with a 17-3 loss in the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals.

The WPIAL runners-up from a season ago, the Blue Devils raced to a 9-0 lead in the first half thanks in part to a four-goal performance from senior Addison Murdoch and a hat trick by senior Sarah Hudak.

The Tigers traded goals with the Blue Devils in the first seven minutes of the first half with two goals by sophomore Reagan Riordan, including her 50th of the season, and another by senior Isla Abrams. Junior Tessa McDowell added an assist.

With Mt. Lebanon leading 12-3 with 5:06 remaining in the third quarter, the game was halted for two hours because of a lightning delay. Once play resumed, the Blue Devils scored five unanswered goals to cap a 17-3 victory.

Senior goalie Izzie Trunzo made 10 saves against a high-octane Mt. Lebanon offense. Riordan and senior Mia Valentine each totaled a team-high four ground balls. Abrams also notched a team-best three caused turnovers.

The senior class of Abrams, Trunzo, Valentine, Maya Evans, Kelsea Apel and Dani Ruble was named the Wright Automotive Players of the Game.

North Allegheny’s season comes to an with an 8-9 overall record, while Mt. Lebanon advances to the WPIAL semifinals with a 17-0 mark. Congratulations to head coach Courtney Killian and the entire North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team for an exciting and memorable season.

GIRLS LACROSSE SUMMARY VS. MT. LEBANON, 5-15-24

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North Allegheny00303
Mt. Lebanon363517

Tigers Claw Past Panthers In WPIAL First Round, 15-12

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Photo Gallery by Sofia Mianzo

For the fifth consecutive season, the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team earned an opening-round victory in the WPIAL Class 3A playoffs with a 15-12 triumph over Sewickley Academy on Monday night at Newman Stadium.

Following a seesaw first quarter that featured three ties and three lead changes, Sewickley Academy senior Kendall Sykes netted her second goal of the night on a player-up situation to knot the score at 5-5 just 12 seconds into the second quarter.  The goal by Sykes marked the last time the game was deadlocked as NA scored five of the next six goals to take a 10-6 lead by the midway point in the third quarter.

Powered on offense by junior Avery Anderson and sophomore Reagan Riordan who tallied six goals each, the Tigers expanded their lead to 14-8 heading into the fourth quarter. Riordon’s sixth goal of the game with 37 seconds left in the third period was her 48th of the season and gave the Tigers their largest lead of the night.

Appearing in the WPIAL playoffs for the seventh time in the last eight seasons, including a PIAA semifinal appearance in 2021, Sewickley Academy didn’t go away quietly. Consecutive goals by Sykes, senior Libby Eannarino and senior Ashley Close narrowed the gap to 14-11 with 7:15 remaining in the final stanza. Sykes finished with four goals and Eannarino totaled a team-high six goals to give her 216 for her career.

Despite a last-ditch surge by the Panthers, the Tigers regained their momentum on senior Isla Abrams‘ third goal of the night and 45th of the season to give NA a 15-11 lead with 5:43 left to play. Eannarino capped the scoring with one final goal in the waning minutes to bring the final score to 15-12, Tigers.

With six goals and two assists, Anderson was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

Senior goalie Izzie Trunzo made 11 saves, posted four ground balls and notched an important caused turnover late in the game during Sewickley Academy’s comeback bid. Along with Trunzo, senior defenseman Maya Evans tallied a team-high four ground balls. Senior midfielder Mia Valentine posted a pair of caused turnovers to aid the defensive efforts by the Tigers.

North Allegheny improves to 8-8 overall, while Sewickley Academy’s season comes to an end with a 7-6 mark. The Tigers advance to the WPIAL Class 3A quarterfinals to face No. 1 seed and undefeated Mt. Lebanon on Wednesday. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

GIRLS LACROSSE SUMMARY VS. SEWICKLEY ACADEMY, 5-13-24

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Sewickley Academy422412
North Allegheny545115

Riordan Tallies 9 Goals In NA Win Over Peters Township

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By: Jared Barton

Sophomore Reagan Riordan had a career night, as the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team topped Peters Township on the road 18-14 Thursday evening.

Riordan paced the Tigers with a stunning nine-goal performance while adding two assists. Four of the scores came via the free position. Senior Isla Abrams scored four markers and had an assist, while junior Avery Anderson notched a hat trick and three assists. Junior Tessa McDowell had a goal and assist, while fellow junior Madelyn Lemmon also scored.

Senior Izzie Trunzo made 14 saves and registered five ground balls in the win.

The Tigers improve to 7-8 overall heading into the WPIAL playoffs. NA will host Sewickley Academy in the first round on Monday at 7:00 p.m. from Newman Stadium. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

GIRLS LACROSSE SUMMARY VS. PETERS TOWNSHIP, 5-9-24

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North Allegheny293418
Peters Township333514

NA Falls To Mt. Lebanon In Non-Section Clash

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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team traveled to the South Hills to face the WPIAL runners-up from a season ago in Class AAA for a tough non-section contest and dropped an 18-7 decision to Mt. Lebanon.

The host Blue Devils held a 10-3 lead at the half and were powered by a pair of four-goal performances from senior Sarah Hudak and freshman Lauren Tinnemeyer. Senior Addison Murdoch and freshman Cali Green each added hat tricks.

The Tigers did their best to keep pace and were led by sophomore Reagan Riordan, who netted a team-high four goals and a team-best five ground balls. Senior Isla Abrams tallied a pair of goals and junior Viola Del Vecchio chipped in with one marker. In net, senior goalie Izzie Trunzo made 14 saves.

North Allegheny falls to 6-8 overall with the non-section loss. The Tigers will again head south on Thursday for a WPIAL playoff rematch from a season ago with Peters Township. NA defeated PT in overtime in the opening round of the WPIAL playoffs last season, 12-11, in overtime.

GIRLS LACROSSE SUMMARY VS. MT. LEBANON, 5-6-24

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North Allegheny21227
Mt. Lebanon733518

Tigers Fall To Quakers In Non-Section Contest

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By: Jared Barton 

Coming off a quick turnaround, the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team hosted Quaker Valley on Senior Night, but the visitors came away with the 8-5 win at Newman Stadium.

Senior Isla Abrams led the Tigers with a four-goal night. Three of those markers came off the free position. Abrams also registered 11 draw controls.  Sophomore Reagan Riordan had the only other goal for NA. Senior Avery Anderson was the only Tiger to tally an assist in the contest. Senior Izzy Trunzo made 11 saves in net.

North Allegheny falls to 6-7 overall with the non-section loss. More non-conference play continues Monday on the road against Mt. Lebanon. Opening draw is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

GIRLS LACROSSE SUMMARY VS. QUAKER VALLEY, 5-3-24

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Quaker Valley32128
North Allegheny12115