NA Girls’ Soccer Edges Franklin Regional, 2-1
The Lady Tigers scored two first half goals and held on in the second half for a 2-1 win over the Franklin Regional Panthers on Saturday afternoon at the Hampton Invitational. North Allegheny sophomore Marina Thornton tallied the game’s first marker on a crossing pass from senior Alexa Mermigas to give the Tigers a 1-0 lead. Later in the opening half, North Allegheny took a 2-0 lead when senior Ryleigh Gapczynski scored with a tremendous left-footed shot on a fine crossing pass from senior Lauren Briggs.
The Panthers closed the gap in the second half on a goal by freshman Autumn Velasquez to cut the score to 2-1. Despite the FR goal, the Lady Tigers held on in the second half for the one goal victory. North Allegheny outshot the Panthers 10-9 and led on corner kicks, 2-1. Goalie Madison Martin made seven saves to preserve the victory.
The Lady Tigers stay undefeated with win, improving to 6-0 overall. Franklin Regional falls to 2-3-1 overall. North Allegheny returns to section play on Monday night with a visit to Butler. Game time is slated for 7:30 pm.
Girls Soccer Summary vs. Franklin Regional 9-14-13
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