Shaler Ends NA’s Winning Streak At 27
North Allegheny’s lengthy 27-match winning streak came to an end on Thursday night with a 3-0 loss at Shaler in Section 1-AAAA action. In a rematch of last year’s WPIAL championship, the host Titans earned the win over the Tigers by set scores 25-21, 25-15 and 27-25. It’s the first regular season loss for the Tigers since a 3-1 defeat at Seneca Valley on Sept. 20, 2016, snapping what was an astonishing 57-match section winning streak.
North Allegheny battled hard against a game Shaler squad with junior Carissa Treser leading the attack with nine kills. Senior Jadyn Perkins tallied eight kills and junior Mia Tuman added seven. Junior Maddie Fickess led the team in blocks with five, while junior libero Caroline Curran paced the defense with nine digs. Junior Rebecca Pilotta notched seven digs and junior Ella Deeter followed with five digs. Deeter also facilitated the offense with 22 assists. Tuman, Pilotta and Deeter all tallied one ace each.
With the loss, North Allegheny falls to 4-1 overall and 4-1 in Section 1-AAAA. Shaler improves to 7-0 overall and 5-0 in the section. The Tigers will take part in the Cumberland Valley Invitational on Saturday before returning to section play on Tuesday against Pine-Richland.
Girls Volleyball Summary vs. Shaler, 9-23-21
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