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2021-2022 Game Summaries

Blue Devils Edge Tigers In WPIAL Quarterfinal

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by Jared Barton

After a competitive first half, the Mt. Lebanon Girls Lacrosse program pulled away down the stretch to beat North Allegheny 16-8 in a WPIAL 3A Quarterfinal from Mt. Lebanon High School Thursday.

An early free position goal from Tegan Hoover set the pace for the Blue Devils, but senior Bella Falo struck back four minutes later to even the score. NA took their first of two leads in the game at 17:26, when Falo set up junior Mila Prusak to take the 2-1 lead. Hoover scored just seven second later to tie the game once again. The back and play continued in the first, as senior Allison Lyon propelled the Tigers ahead again with 12:54 left in the half. Hoover netted a hat trick to tie the game, and Reagan Murdoch scored the first of six goals in the contest to give Lebo a 4-3 advantage. North Allegheny senior Emma Lafayette took a feed from Lyon to knot the game up with 7:39 left in the first. Addie Murdoch scored the first of three goals with 3:24 remaining in the half, and almost scored another before the horn sounded. The officiating crew waved off the shot and the Blue Devils carried a 5-4 lead into halftime.

North Allegheny kept momentum going, as Prusak scored quickly to tie the game at five apiece just a couple of minutes into the second half. Mt. Lebanon then rallied and scored nine straight goals to take a commanding 14-5 advantage with 8:28 remaining. Prusak broke up the scoring streak by the Blue Devils and also notched the final two goals of the game with less than three minutes left on a running clock.

The senior class took home the Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors including Bella Falo, Gabrielle Pritchard, Amelia Henderson, Allison Lyon and Emma Lafayette. A special shout out to junior Mila Prusak, who notched five goals in the game. Additionally, sophomore goalie Izzie Trunzo made nine saves to help keep NA within striking distance.

The Tigers Girls Lacrosse Program ends another successful season with an 11-7 overall record. Congratulations to Coach Harry Datz and the team on a third consecutive WPIAL Playoff appearance.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Mt. Lebanon, 5-19-22

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NA Cruises Past Canon-McMillan In WPIAL First Round, 17-10

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North Allegheny scored six goals in the first 2:27 of the game and rolled to a 17-10 win over Canon-McMillan in the first round of the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs. Three years ago, the Tigers earned their first home playoff win in program history with an 18-8 triumph over the Big Macs. In similar fashion on Tuesday night, NA claimed another impressive postseason win against Canon-Mac at the friendly confines of Newman Stadium.

The Tigers fired their opening salvo with a barrage of goals in the first half, prompting the Big Macs to pull starting goalie Sophia Grasky from the game following NA’s sixth goal. Junior Mila Prusak scored three of her four goals during North Allegheny’s initial surge.

Canon-McMillan broke through for a goal thanks to a marker by Meghan Torpey with 22:18 left in the half. However, North Allegheny answered back with four consecutive goals to increase the lead to 10-1 with 16:37 remaining in the first half. Senior attack Bella Falo netted four of her team-leading six goals in the first half. Both Falo and Prusak added two assists each as well.

With additional first half goals by Laurel Donley, Isla Abrams and Avery Anderson, North Allegheny held a 13-3 lead by intermission.

To their credit, the Big Macs didn’t go down without a fight and outscored the Tigers, 7-4, in the second half. By then, however, it was too little, too late as North Allegheny punched its ticket to the WPIAL quarterfinals and prevailed by a 17-10 decision.

Along with the typical big offensive showings from Falo and Prusak, Abrams finished with a pair of goals, five draw controls and won an impressive 17 of 20 draws taken. Totaling one goal each were Donley, Anderson, senior Emma Lafayette and juniors Sofia Mianzo and Leigh Failla.

In net, sophomore goalie Izzie Trunzo notched five saves, while junior middie Becka Oates provided four ground balls and two caused turnovers.

A terrific all-around performance was provided by senior Allison Lyon, who posted a team-high eight draw controls, a team-best five ground balls and added two caused turnovers. Playing a pivotal role in providing possession time throughout the night, Lyon was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

For Canon-McMillan, sophomore Brigid Torpey tallied a hat trick and sister Meghan Torpey added a pair of goals. Junior goalie Natalie McKinney performed admirably in a relief role and kept the Big Macs within reasonable striking distance.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 11-6 overall, while Canon-McMillan concludes its campaign with a 10-7 record. For the first time in program history, the Tigers have posted back-to-back seasons of 10 wins or more. Up next, seventh-seeded North Allegheny will visit second-seeded Mt. Lebanon on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Canon-McMillan, 5-17-22

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Tigers Drop Regular Season Finale at Peters Township

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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team dropped a 16-11 decision at Peters Township on Thursday night in the regular season finale. The Tigers fell behind 10-4 by halftime and couldn’t quite overcome the deficit in the second half. Senior Karson Martin led the Indians with a six-goal performance.

North Allegheny was paced by Mercyhurst commit Allison Lyon with a hat trick, two caused turnovers and a pair of ground balls. Sophomore Isla Abrams turned in a fine all-around outing with a pair of goals, three assists, six draw controls and two ground balls. Senior Bella Falo and junior Leigh Failla tallied two goals each, while freshman Avery Anderson and junior Mila Prusak all netted one goal apiece.

On the defensive end, junior Rebecca Oates notched five caused turnovers and two ground balls. Sophomore Izzie Trunzo made six saves in the loss.

North Allegheny falls to 10-6 overall and will open the WPIAL Class AAA playoffs on Tuesday at home against the Canon-McMillan Big Macs. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Peters Township, 5-12-22

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Bella Falo Scores 100th Career Goal In Blowout Win At Hempfield

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Senior Bella Falo scored her 100th career goal and the Tigers rolled over the Hempfield Spartans for a 16-9 non-section victory on the road on Tuesday night. Falo netted a pair of goals to reach the century mark as the Tigers won in a rout over the Spartans.

The Tigers jumped out to a 10-4 lead by halftime and cruised to the win in second half. Senior attack Emma Lafayette paced NA with a team-high four goals and junior Charlotte Schreiber posted a hat trick. Junior Rebecca Oates netted a pair of goals, while junior Mila Prusak, junior Laurel Donley, freshman Madelyn Lemmon, senior Amelia Henderson and sophomore Isla Abrams all tallied markers in the win.

Sophomore Ava Lindsay contributed with a strong ground game with four caused turnovers and five ground balls. Sophomore goalie Izzie Trunzo earned the victory with eight saves in net.

Hempfield’s bright spot was provided by senior Amara Forsyth, a Seton Hill commit, who netted a team-best four goals and one assist for the Spartans.

North Allegheny improves to 10-5 overall with the win and will visit Peters Township on Thursday night in the regular season finale.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Hempfield, 5-10-22

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NA Falls At Pine-Richland, 13-10

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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team dropped a 13-10 decision at Pine-Richland on Monday night in a Section 2-AAA contest.

Senior attack Erica Hudock, who led the Rams with four goals, scored the first goal of the night and helped Pine-Richland take a 5-3 lead by halftime. The Tigers received two first half goals from junior Mila Prusak and another from sophomore Isla Abrams. Sophomore goalie Izzie Trunzo had a huge first half with nine saves and kept North Allegheny within striking distance.

Pine-Richland scored three straight goals to open the second half for an 8-3 advantage with 20:52 remaining. While it appeared that the Rams might pull away, the Tigers surged back on four consecutive goals to cut the deficit to 8-7 with 15:43 to play in regulation. The North Allegheny run was sparked by back-to-back goals from senior Bella Falo, followed by markers courtesy of Prusak and junior Leigh Failla.

In a game of runs, Pine-Richland answered back with a 5-0 spurt to take command of the game for a 13-8 lead. The Tigers ended the game on a 3-0 run with goals by senior Allison Lyon and two more from Prusak to bring the final score to 13-10, Rams. Prusak led the Tigers with a five-goal performance.

North Allegheny slips to 9-5 overall and 7-3 in Section 2-AAA, while Pine-Richland improves to 9-1 in section play. The Tigers will visit Hempfield Tuesday night in a non-section matchup.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 5-9-22

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