Lady Tigers Thrash Blue Devils In WPIAL Semifinals, 11-0

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On a cool and breezy night from Newman Stadium, the play of the Lady Tigers was as crisp as the weather as the reigning WPIAL champions rolled through the Mt. Lebanon Blue Devils, 11-0, in the semifinal round of the Class AAA playoffs. North Allegheny was as sharp as ever and buried the Blue Devils with an avalanche of goals from start to finish.

Four Lady Tigers scored two goals or more in the game, including Kailey Vogl, Jessica Brandon and Erin Coran who all netted two goals apiece.  The game-high scorer was senior Hannah Downing who blistered two rocket-shot goals in the first half and finished the night with a hat trick and one assist.  For her efforts, Downing was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

In the second half, NA head coach Maddy Berkley utilized her bench with additional Lady Tigers seeing playing time. In all, six different Tigers scored goals, including junior forward Anna Zahren and senior midfielder Nicole Burns.  North Allegheny goalies Isley Smith and Katie Shideler barely broke a sweat as the Tigers midfield prevented Mt. Lebanon from any extended offensive possessions.  North Allegheny outshot Mt. Lebanon, 40-0.

North Allegheny improves to 16-3 overall with the win and vaults to the WPIAL Championship Game on Tuesday night against Section 1 rival Pine-Richland. Game time is set for 8:00 pm at Newman Stadium.  The title tilt will be broadcast live via the internet on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Field Hockey Summary vs. Mt. Lebanon, 10-22-14

GAME SUMMARY   
SCORE BY HALVES12FINAL
Mt. Lebanon000
North Allegheny7411

Field Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Mt. Lebanon

INDIVIDUAL STATS   
FIRST HALF
North AlleghenyKailey Vogl (Jessica Brandon)4:36
North AlleghenyBrandon8:57
North AlleghenyErin Coran (Maddy Snyder)13:00
North AlleghenyNicole Burns15:23
North AlleghenyHannah Downing (Vogl)19:28
North AlleghenyDowning (Lily DeNoma)28:16
North AlleghenyCoran (Brooke Cameron)29:52
SECOND HALF
North AlleghenyVogl (Downing)1:00
North AlleghenyAnna Zahren (Guzzardi)12:27
North AlleghenyBrandon22:16
North AlleghenyDowning27:18