Evan Lyon Reaches 100-Goal Plateau, Tigers Roll Raiders

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by Jared Barton

Senior Evan Lyon eclipsed his 100th career goal as the North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team beat Seneca Valley, 16-6, on Youth Night at Newman Stadium.

Lyon started the scoring for the Tigers in a back-and-forth first quarter less than two minutes into the contest. Sophomore Nick Sichak scored late in the frame to put NA up 2-0, but back-to-back Seneca goals from Dylan Greer and Braden Ketler knotted the game up at two apiece after one frame.

North Allegheny went on to score eight of the nine goals in the second quarter to take command of the contest. Lyon and Sichak added their second markers of the game, and then junior Jacob Clarkson scored on a goal assisted by sophomore Jonathan Castillo. Lyon scored a hat trick goal with just over nine minutes left in the half that officially gave the captain 100 tallies in his career. The NA bench and bleachers erupted with cheers as Lyon achieved the milestone. Juniors Sam Porter and Travis Lamark added goals while Castillo scored his first of two on the night and Lyon added his fourth late in the half. NA led 10-3 after two stanzas.

The sophomores took the spotlight in the third, as Castillo scored followed by three more Sichak markers, who ended with five total goals on the evening. Lyon matched Sichak’s night with five of his own, and senior Adam Flavell tacked on one more with a minute left to play.

Lyon took home Wright Automotive Player of the Game laurels and also fielded four ground balls along with his five goal night. Sichak ended the evening with a game-leading seven points. Castillo had five total points. Sophomore Luke Rohan had a productive night with 14 faceoff wins and six ground balls. Junior Colman Craft had five ground balls and two takeaways.

Senior Logan Lyle had another strong night in goal, making nine saves.

With the win, NA improves to 10-6 overall and 6-1 in section play, clinching at least second place behind Shady Side Academy. NA is back in action on Friday at Western Reserve Academy in the MSLA Tournament with a matchup against Milford at 6:30 p.m.