NA Falls to Shady Side 10-7 in Spirited Section Opener

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by Bob Orkwis

Not only was it the 3A Section 2 opener for both North Allegheny and Shady Side Academy in Wexford, but both the Tigers and the Bulldogs were looking for their first win of the 2024 season.

It was Shady Side Academy scoring the final three goals of the game to pick up a 10-7 road victory at Newman Stadium.

The Bulldogs, with five Division 1 recruits, scored the game’s first two goals as Seamus Riordan (Cornell) and Mac Mohn (Harvard) staked the Bulldogs to a 2-0 lead.

Evan Lyon notched his team leading 12th goal of the season to pull the Tigers within a goal. But Emmerich Braham restored the two-goal lead less than a minute later.

Jonathan Castillo, with his eighth goal, and Lyon’s second score tied the score 3-3, before Shady Side’s James Rost made it a one goal lead after one quarter.

Braham netted his second of the night before Nick Sichak answered with his ninth goal of the year to make it 5-4. Mohn’s second goal of the game made the halftime score 6-4, and Braham completed the hat trick early in the third quarter to put the Bulldogs in front by three.

The Tigers fired home three straight markers to tie the game at 7-7.

Sam Porter (4th), Travis LaMark (2nd) and Lyon’s hat trick goal evened the game with 3:30 left in the third quarter.

But Shady Side Academy, last year’s Class 3A runner-up, scored the final three goals on the evening. Mohn notched the eventual game winner with his hat trick with 1:29 left in the period.

Rost added his second and Landon Mauser scored a late insurance goal to seal the win for the Bulldogs, (1-2, 1-0).

Both goalkeepers were great in the game, with senior Nick Anderson making big stop after big stop for Shady Side, while junior Logan Lyle made 10 saves for the Tigers.

Sichak added an assist to go with his goal, while Lamark had two helpers for North Allegheny (0-5, 0-1).

Lyon had 5 ground balls for the Tigers along with the hat trick, while Colman Craft picked up seven ground balls for North Allegheny.

Lyon, Castillo, and Sichak have scored goals in every game so far this year for the Tigers, while LaMark has scored in all three contests he has played since the ice hockey season ended.

With those factoids aside, the Wright Automotive Player of the Game was given to Luke Rohan. The sophomore FOGO had thirteen wins at the X to give North Allegheny possession after possession in the section opener.

It’s a quick turnaround for North Allegheny, as. Cleveland St. Edwards makes the trip west from Ohio for a game tomorrow night. That contest, starting at 7:30, will be broadcast live on the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Shady Side Academy, 4-4-24

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