Tigers Defeat No. 2 Peters Township In Shootout, 22-14
Facing a top-five ranked team for the third straight game to start of the young 2019 season, the North Allegheny Tigers beat the Peters Township Indians in a shootout, 22-14, on Friday night in a non-section game at Newman Stadium.
The Indians entered the night ranked No. 2 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, but it was the Tigers who played like the favorites and opened up a seven-goal lead in the first half. North Allegheny stormed out of the gates for an 8-1 lead and held a 12-5 advantage by halftime.
The Tigers’ offensive onslaught was paced by sophomore attack Skye DePrado, who scored five of her team-high seven goals in the first half. Seniors Brooke Ferringer and Paige Jones totaled six and four goals, respectively. Also touching the scoresheet with a goal each were Ryley McClellan, Lexi McClure, Lola Wilhite, Makenna Tuman and Valerie Davis. McClellan also posted a team-best three assists and eight groundballs.
Peters Township attempted to rally in the second half but could trim the deficit no closer than four goals, trailing 13-9 with 18:21 remaining. Junior Mackenzie Lehman led the Indians with four goals in a losing effort.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 2-1 overall following a tough opening week of non-section action. The Tigers will host fourth-ranked Fox Chapel on Monday night in their first section game of the season. The contest will be broadcast live via the internet by the North Allegheny Sports Network.
Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Peters Township, 3-29-19
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