Cole Bordo’s Goal in Double OT Lifts NA To Thrilling 10-9 Win
Senior Cole Bordo’s goal with 2:56 left in double overtime propelled North Allegheny to a 10-9 win on Sunday afternoon over St. Ignatius (OH) at Newman Stadium. The goal was Bordo’s third of the game and extended NA’s winning streak to five in a row. It’s also the Tigers seventh win in the last eight games.
A first quarter hat trick by Wildcats senior Luciano Yacavone gave the visitors a 4-1 lead in the first quarter. The Tigers rallied back on consecutive goals by Gavin Banyas, Marco Pascarella and Christian Tedder and tied the game at 4-4 with 6:19 left in the second quarter. Tedder finished with two goals on the night and Pascarella added a team-best five groundballs. The 4-4 deadlock was the first of five ties in a game that also featured four lead changes on the afternoon.
With the score knotted at 7-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, Banyas netted his third of the day 1:03 into the final stanza to give NA an 8-7 lead. However, St. Ignatius answered with back-to-back markers by Nathan Zoldesy and Hunter Moriarty to put the Wildcats back on top, 9-8, with 3:38 remaining.
Undaunted, North Allegheny responded and tied the score again at 9-9 with 1:53 left in regulation thanks to a tally by sophomore Evan Lyon. The Lyon goal, assisted by Marc Bartolomucci, ultimately forced overtime.
After a scoreless first overtime, the contest went deep into the second extra session before Bordo’s heroics lifted NA to the 10-9 victory.
Senior Marc Melanson earned the win in net and collected five saves on the day. Faceoff man Ryan Barry won seven draws to help NA control possession. Bartolomucci, Ryan Burns and Matthew Miller all posted two caused turnovers each. Miller spent much the day limiting University of Denver commit, Drew Wynocker. Wynocker managed three goals but was hampered and harassed by the NA middies and defense throughout the contest.
The win improves North Allegheny’s overall record to 9-4 on the campaign. The Tigers return to section play and will host Pine-Richland on Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m.
Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. St. Ignatius, 5-1-22
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