NA Cruises Past Central Catholic, 18-5
North Allegheny flexed its offensive muscle on Tuesday night with an 18-5 blowout win at Central Catholic. The Tigers jumped to a 4-1 lead in the first quarter and built a 9-2 lead by halftime to gain control of the section contest. Holding a 12-5 lead after three quarters, North Allegheny slammed the door on Central Catholic by outscoring the Vikings 6-0 in the final stanza.
Four Tigers notched a hat trick or better, led by freshman Travis Lamark’s four-goal effort. Junior Christian Tedder and sophomore Evan Lyon each scored three goals and added an assist. Senior Cole Bordo netted a hat trick and facilitated the offense with an eye-popping eight assists. Junior Rigg Milliken scored a pair of markers, while Gavin Banyas, Marc Bartolomucci and Marko Kasonovich all tallied one goal apiece in the win.
North Allegheny also flustered Central Catholic with a stingy defense that forced 11 total takeaways and played well as a unit. Senior Aidan Soriano led the way with four groundballs and four takeaways. Juniors Matthew Miller and Marco Pascarella each posted three groundballs and a caused turnover.
In net, senior Marc Melanson got the start and made four saves in the first half. Junior Beck Taucher made a pair of stops in the third quarter and freshman Logan Lyle went untested in a fourth quarter dominated by the Tigers.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 4-3 overall and 2-0 in Section 2-AAA. Central Catholic dropped its first section game and dips to 2-1 in section play. The Tigers will visit Kiski School on Thursday for a tough non-section tune-up.
Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Central Catholic, 4-12-22
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