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2020-2021 Game Summaries

Tigers Tripped Up By Shady Side Academy

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Entering the night just a half-game back of first-place Shady Side Academy in Section 2-AAA, the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team went toe-to-toe with SSA but dropped an 18-12 decision on Tuesday night. The playoff bound Tigers held a 10-7 lead in the early stages of the second half but Shady Side Academy used four-goal performances from both Jenny Woodings and Molly Walsh to remain undefeated in section play. The win locks up at least a share of the section crown for SSA.

In the first half, North Allegheny got off to a fast start offensively and was powered by senior Skye DePrado, who scored four of NA’s nine goals in the first 25 minutes. The Central Michigan commit finished with five goals on the night.

Contributing to the big first half for the Tigers were seniors Lola Wilhite and Alyssa Redshaw with two goals each and Bella Falo tallied a marker as well. Wilhite and fellow senior Katie Oates played an important role in time of possession with eight and six ground balls, respectively.

It appeared there might be a carryover of offense for North Allegheny in the second half when Wilhite scored her third of the game at the 1:38 mark. Wilhite ended the night with four goals and two assists.

Unfortunately for North Allegheny, the remaining minutes belonged to SSA, outscoring the Tigers 11-2 the rest of the way. The Tigers stayed close with Shady Side in the second half and trailed 14-12 with 10:18 to play. SSA pulled away with four goals in the last 5:50 of regulation.

Despite the loss there were other fine performances by the Tigers. On defense, senior Marissa Hess posted a team-best three caused turnovers. DePrado, Wilhite, Oates and Allison Lyon had two caused turnovers each. Freshman goalie Izzy Trunzo was once again impressive in net with 12 saves.

North Allegheny dips to 9-3 overall and 7-2 in Section 2-AAA. Shady Side Academy remains in first place with an 8-0 mark in section play. The Tigers will host Pine-Richland for another important section game on Thursday night. The contest will be broadcast by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Shady Side Academy, 5-4-21

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NA Bounces Back, Beats Fox Chapel 13-7

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By Bob Orkwis

After suffering a tough defeat on Tuesday against Sewickley Academy, North Allegheny returned to its winning ways with a 13-7 section win over Fox Chapel at Newman Stadium.

The Tigers jumped out to a 4-0 lead and never looked back in this match. Lola Wilhite scored her 38th goal of the season 1:31 in of an assist from Skye DePrado. The two main cogs in the Tigers offensive machine would figure prominently throughout the night. After Bela Falo converted a free position to put NA up 2-0, Wilhite would add two more scores for a hat trick and a 4-0 lead.

After a Lily Zaltman goal for the Foxes, Wilhite would net her fourth goal of the match. Fox Chapel then scored to make it a 5-2, but the Central Michigan recruit DePrado would take over, scoring the next three Tigers goals sandwiched among Zaltman’s second. North Allegheny had an 8-3 lead. Wilhite would score her 5th of the half with :09 remaining to put the Tigers in front by five at the break.

DePrado added three more second half goals to raise her season total to 64, and Falo would cap the scoring for the Tigers with her second goal of the match and 23rd of the year. The win improved the Tigers to (9-2/7-1) on the season while Fox Chapel dropped to (7-4/6-2) while suffering its third straight loss.

Deprado’s six-goal effort coupled with a pair of assists earned the senior the Wright Automotive Player of the Match honors.

North Allegheny hits the road for a huge match-up with 6A Section 2 leader Shady Side Academy (8-0) on Tuesday night. After that match, the Tigers are homebound for the remainder of the season with five matches that are all scheduled to be broadcast on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Fox Chapel, 4-30-21

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NA’s Rally Falls Just Short Against Sewickley Academy, 18-16

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North Allegheny’s eight-game winning streak was snapped on Tuesday night as Sewickley Academy outlasted the Tigers for an 18-16 win in Section 2-AAA action. Trailing by three goals with 2:37 remaining, the Tigers staged a furious late-game rally to tie the game at 16-16 with 1:29 left to play. Unfortunately for North Allegheny, Haverford University commit Ellie Hughes scored what proved to be the game-winning marker just 14 seconds later to propel Sewickley Academy to the win.

The first half was a seesaw affair that was deadlocked, 5-5, with 13:55 remaining before North Allegheny scored four of the next five goals to grab a 9-6 lead. Central Michigan commit Skye DePrado netted four of her team-leading five goals in the first half to help NA to the four-goal lead.

Following a timeout by Sewickley Academy coach Chelsea Cameron, a former North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse standout (Class of 2007), the Panthers began to chip away late in the half. Ashley Close scored with 2:10 remaining in the first half to spark a 5-0 run that carried into the opening minutes of the second half and gave Sewickley Academy an 11-9 lead.

With the Panthers holding a 12-10 advantage with 14:36 to play, the Tigers rallied to even the score at 12-12 with 12:10 remaining thanks to back-to-back goals by senior Kate Oates. Oates finished with a hat trick, upping her season goal total to 19 on the season.

Sewickley Academy answered with three consecutive goals, two by Hughes and another from Ellie Zack, a Swarthmore commit, to gain a 15-12 lead with 6:44 left. Following a goal by NA’s Lola Wilhite, her third of the game, Sewickley Academy answered with a man-down goal by Emma DiSantis for a 16-13 lead with 2:37 left in regulation.

Tigers head coach Harry Datz called a timeout and NA responded with three quick goals in the next 1:08 of game action. Sophomore Mila Prusak started the comeback bid and Bella Falo followed with her third goal of the night, cutting the deficit to 16-15 with 2:15 left. DePrado netted her fifth of the night and 58th of the season with 1:29 to play, tying the score at 16-16. However, Hughes scored just 14 seconds later and Mary Grace Gordon put the game out of reach with the final goal with 16 seconds left, bringing the final score to 18-16, Panthers.

In addition to DePrado’s five-goal performance, Wilhite, Falo and Oates all tallied a hat trick. Prusak and senior Alyssa Redshaw scored one goal each. Freshman goalie Izzy Trunzo had a terrific night in net, making 11 saves on several point-blank shots from the Panthers. For keeping the game within reach for the Tigers, Trunzo was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.

For Sewickley Academy, Hughes led the way with five goals, while DiSantis and Close each notched hat trick.

Despite the loss, North Allegheny has already clinched a playoff spot thanks to their previous eight-game winning streak. The Tigers fall to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in Section 1-6A. Sewickley Academy clinches a playoff berth with the win and improves to 8-1 overall and 6-1 in the section. The Tigers look to rebound on Friday night at 6:00 p.m. against Fox Chapel. The home game will be broadcast by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Sewickley Academy, 4-27-21

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Tigers Pounce On Raiders, Remain Undefeated In Section 2-AAA

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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team made it eight wins in a row on Thursday night with an 18-8 victory at Seneca Valley in Section 2-AAA action. Senior Skye DePrado scored four of her game-high seven goals in the first 3:30 of the game as the Tigers jumped out to a 9-0 lead in the first half and never looked back. Seneca Valley junior Payton Riddle netted five goals but her efforts were too little, too late, for the homestanding Raiders at NexTier Stadium.

Along with DePrado’s big night, senior Lola Wilhite and a terrific all-around performance with four goals and three assists. Senior Katie Oates notched a hat trick and added two assists.

Junior Allison Lyon displayed her playmaking ability on both offense and defense, posting two goals and providing strong defense on the back end. Alyssa Redshaw and Bella Falo tallied one goal each and Emma Lafayette helped facilitate the offense with three assists.

Senior Marissa Hess was outstanding on defense, to go along with three ground balls. Freshman goalie Izzy Trunzo made seven saves to earn the victory in net.

North Allegheny leaps to 8-1 overall and 6-0 in Section 2-AAA. The Tigers look to keep their hot streak going with a tough home contest against Sewickley Academy on Tuesday night. The game will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Seneca Valley, 4-22-21

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NA Steamrolls Shaler, 18-6, For 7th Consecutive Win

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It was another offensive explosion for the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team on Tuesday night, earning an 18-6 section win over Shaler at Newman Stadium. It was the seventh consecutive victory for the Tigers.

Time of possession was again important for the Tigers as senior Katie Oates scooped up a team-best eight ground balls and senior Makenna Tuman won 10-of-18 draw controls. As a result, NA controlled the possessions and the scoreboard, jumping out to a 9-3 lead by intermission and cruising in the second half.

Senior Skye DePrado continued to sizzle with a seven-goal performance and caused five turnovers. Katie Oates tallied a hat trick, while senior Lola Wilhite, junior Bella Falo and sophomore Mila Prusak posted two goals apiece. Juniors Amelia Henderson and Emma Lafayette chipped in with one goal each.

The North Allegheny limited Shaler’s offense thanks to strong defense from sophomore Becka Oates and senior Kristen Kinzler. Freshman goalie Izzy Trunzo had a fine game with nine saves to earn the victory.

North Allegheny leaps to 7-1 overall and 5-0 in Section 2-AAA. The Tigers will visit Seneca Valley on Thursday at 6:00 pm for another section contest.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Shaler, 4-20-21

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