NA Edged By Pine-Richland In Overtime, 8-7

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The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team staged a furious fourth quarter rally to force overtime on Monday night. However, Pine-Richland scored the game-winning marker in the extra session to hand the Tigers their first section loss of the season, 8-7.

Trailing 6-2 after three quarters, North Allegheny’s offense came alive in the final stanza. Junior attack Cole Bordo sparked the comeback with a goal 1:52 into the fourth quarter, followed just 15 seconds later by Jonah Hawrylak, who cut the deficit to 6-4.

Pine-Richland kept NA off the scoreboard for the next six minutes and appeared to put the game out of reach with just 3:38 remaining with a goal for a 7-4 advantage. Undaunted, the Tigers fired back immediately with three goals in a span of 55 seconds to even the score. With 1:32 remaining, a tally by senior Sean Metcalf trimmed the score to 7-5, Rams. Back-to-back goals in quick succession by Ben Rohan and Christian Tedder deadlocked the game at 7-7 apiece with 37 seconds remaining in regulation. Both Rohan and Tedder finished with two goals on the night.

Despite NA’s late heroics, Pine-Richland managed to escape with the home victory in Gibsonia.

Following the loss, North Allegheny’s second straight in overtime, the Tigers dip to 6-3 overall and 4-1 in Section 2-AAA. The Tigers are slated to visit Butler on Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 5-3-21

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