Tigers Drop Back-and-Forth Affair to Norwin, 12-10

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by Bob Orkwis

North Allegheny was looking to avenge an opening night home loss to Upper St. Clair when they hosted Norwin at Newman Stadium. The Tigers took steps in the right direction towards their first victory, but a spurt by the Knights late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, led Norwin to a 12-10 win.

Sophomore Avery Anderson got North Allegheny off to a fast start with her second goal of the season just 52 seconds into the contest.

After Norwin tied the game, Isla Abrams put the Tigers back on top with her second tally of the year.

The Knights scored the next three goals to take a 4-2 lead, before Anderson struck again to bring North Allegheny back within a goal. Down 5-3. Freshman Sarah Harlan netted her first varsity marker to make it a one goal game at halftime. Both Harlan and Abrams had free position goals disallowed in the second quarter.

Reagan Riordan’s first goal of the season, off a face-off win and assist from Abrams tied the game at 6-6 just :10 into the third quarter. Anderson notched the hat trick to put the Tigers in front 7-6. After Norwin tied the game at 7-7, Abrams scored her second goal of the night to put North Allegheny up 8-7. But that’s when things turne3d in favor of Norwin, as the Knights scored the final three goals of the third period, and three of the first four in the fourth quarter.

Abrams hat trick pulled the Tigers to within 9-8, and her fourth goal of the game made it 12-9. Sophomore Sara Donaldson scored her first goal of the season late to bring the Tigers within two, but Norwin put the clamps down after that to notch the road win.

Karlie Johnson scored four goals for the Knights, while Gia Fernandez added a hat trick. Frostburg State recruit Ava Wilson added a pair of goals and an assist, while goalkeeper Sydney Valenta made twelve saves for Norwin, (2-1).

Senior Dani Ruble played the first quarter in goal for the Tigers, followed by freshman Ruby Rosenberg in the second. Senior Izzy Trunzo saw her first action of the season for North Allegheny, making 7 saves in the second half.

Anderson, the Grove City commit, added an assist to go with her hat trick, while Riordan had two helpers for the Tigers.

The Wright Automotive Player of the Game went to Isla Abrams. She scored four timers, added three assists for North Allegheny. The senior also won nine draws and picked up four ground balls on the evening.

Next up for the Tigers is section play, as they open 3A Section 2 action on the road against Shaler next Wednesday, before returning home to face Freeport in a section contest on April 2.

Girls Lacrosse Summary vs. Norwin, 3-22-24

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