NA Rallies From Five-Goal Deficit For 14-12 Win Over Seneca Valley
The North Allegheny girls’ lacrosse team stormed back from a 6-1 deficit for a thrilling come-from-behind win over the Seneca Valley Raiders on Wednesday night, 14-12.
The Tigers rallied from five-down in the first half with nine unanswered goals to grab a 10-6 lead by the opening minute of the second half. North Allegheny’s defense smothered any Raider hopes of a comeback the rest of the way for an important section win. Goalie Tommi Barrante made six saves to earn the win in net.
The comeback was sparked by an aggressive draw strategy with seniors Paige Jones and Brooke Ferringer, and sophomore Makenna Tuman grabbing six groundballs each.
North Allegheny’s advantage in time of possession allowed sophomore Skye DePrado to light up the scoreboard with six goals to pace the Tigers attack. Senior Lexi McClure posted a hat trick and Tuman added two goals. Jones, Ferringer and sophomore Katie Oates all chipped in with goals as well.
Seneca Valley was led by Olivia Rupert, who netted six goals in a losing effort.
The win moves North Allegheny’s overall record to 8-6. The Tigers improve to 6-4 in Section 2-AAA, while Seneca Valley slips to 5-4. NA looks to secure a playoff berth in its section finale on Monday against the North Hills Indians. The contest will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Seneca Valley, 5-1-19
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