Comeback Cats Rally To Beat Shaler, 9-7

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The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team snapped a four-game losing skid with a 9-7 come-from-behind victory at Shaler on Wednesday night. The Section 3-AAA victory capped a season sweep of the Titans.

Staying true to form, the Tigers trailed 4-3 at intermission but stormed back with a big second half to claim the win. Junior Brooke Ferringer led the comeback charge for North Allegheny with four goals and two assists. Shaler was paced by Madaline Wightman with three goals in a losing effort.

Joining in the NA rally was junior Nicole Atkinson who tallied a goal and kept NA in possession most of the night by winning 12 of 17 draw controls. Junior Paige Jones netted two goals, caused two turnovers and collected a team-high eight groundballs.  Freshman Skye DePrado chipped in with a goal, a beautiful assist to Ferringer, a timely caused turnover and three groundballs. Freshman Katie Oates scored a goal and reeled in seven ground balls.

On defense, Josie Barton and Julia Puntil each contributed two ground balls and a caused turnover. Junior goalie Becca Wickett was outstanding in net with 18 saves on the night.

Following the win, North Allegheny improves to 3-5 overall and 3-4 in Section 3-AAA. Shaler falls to 1-5 in section play. The Lady Tigers visit Moon on Friday night at 8:00 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Shaler, 4-18-18

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