Tigers Topple Tornado, 4-0

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The North Allegheny boys’ soccer team earned an important Section 1-AAAA road win on Tuesday night with a 4-0 shutout of the Butler Golden Tornado. The victory is the sixth in the last seven games for the Tigers.

The first break of the game came 3:59 into the contest when a Butler handball in the box resulted in a North Allegheny penalty kick. Senior Evan Anderson buried the PK and gave the Tigers an immediate 1-0 lead.

In the 27th minute, the Tigers struck again as Brandon Marzula beat two defenders and drove in a shot from the top of the 18, extending the NA lead to 2-0.

Just 3:13 into the second half, Kevin Luo took a lead pass from the midfield and laced a hard bouncing shot that was initially saved but Anderson cleaned up the rebound for a 3-0 lead. Anderson scored his third of the night by dribbling past three defenders and the keeper for a goal with 8:23 remaining to close out a 4-0 victory.

The defensive efforts of Tyler Vargo, Aidan Dyga, Yousaf Bajwa and Ryan Cooke, along with goalie Dante Accamando, helped fight off numerous Butler scoring chances and keyed the shutout.

The win improves North Allegheny’s record to 8-3 overall and 6-3 in Section 1-AAAA. Butler slides to 9-4 overall and 6-4 in the section. The Tigers look to keep things rolling on Thursday for a home date with the Shaler Titans at 5:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by the North Allegheny Sports Network.

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