Lady Tigers Thrash Blue Devils In WPIAL Semifinals, 11-0
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
|SCORE BY HALVES||1||2||FINAL|
Field Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Mt. Lebanon
|North Allegheny||Kailey Vogl (Jessica Brandon)||4:36|
|North Allegheny||Erin Coran (Maddy Snyder)||13:00|
|North Allegheny||Nicole Burns||15:23|
|North Allegheny||Hannah Downing (Vogl)||19:28|
|North Allegheny||Downing (Lily DeNoma)||28:16|
|North Allegheny||Coran (Brooke Cameron)||29:52|
|North Allegheny||Vogl (Downing)||1:00|
|North Allegheny||Anna Zahren (Guzzardi)||12:27|