NA Earns First Win Over Oakland Catholic In Home Opener, 14-7

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It was a night of firsts for the North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team on Tuesday night at Newman Stadium. In the first home game of the season, freshman Keely McMahon-Regan and sophomore Tessa McDowell scored their first career goals, and the Tigers earned their first win of the season in a 14-7 triumph over Oakland Catholic. The victory also marked the first coaching win at North Allegheny for new first-year head coach Courtney Killian.

NA jumped out to a 4-0 lead three minutes into the game and earned a wire-to-wire win. Seniors Delaney Kennedy, Mila Prusak and Leigh Failla each netted a hat trick in a complete team effort. Along with her scoring output, Prusak was also 8-for-12 on draws. Junior goalie Izzie Trunzo shut down the Eagles on the back end with 14 saves and three ground balls, earning Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.

After the Tigers initial surge of four goals, Oakland Catholic edged back briefly and trimmed the score to 4-2. However, North Allegheny controlled the action and built a 9-4 lead by halftime. In the second half, it was more of the same as NA cruised to the non-section victory.

In all, eight different players scored goals for the Tigers, including junior Isla Abrams, senior Charlotte Schreiber and sophomore Madelyn Lemmon. Schreiber, who left the game in the first half with an injury, made a triumphant return in the second half with her second goal of the season. For Oakland Catholic, Myia Haney and Deirdre Doyle led the Eagles offense with two goals each.

With the win, North Allegheny improves to 1-1 on the young season, while Oakland Catholic dips to 0-1. The Tigers return to action on Wednesday for the Section 2-AAA opener at Freeport at 5:00 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Oakland Catholic, 3-21-23

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North Allegheny9514