Tigers Ground Black Hawks, 8-4
Six second half goals, including three straight by Alec McGovern, helped North Allegheny to an 8-4 win over Bethel Park on Friday night. The game was a rematch of last year’s WPIAL Division 1 quarterfinals which ended with the same result, an NA victory.
Bethel Park held a 3-2 lead at the half before a second half outburst gave the Tigers control of the game. Zech Nachazel opened the third quarter with a goal to tie the score at 3-3 with 9:04 remaining in the period.
On his way to a four goal night, McGovern tallied three straight markers to give NA command of the contest and a 6-3 lead. The last of McGovern’s goals tickled the back of the net with 8:33 to play in the fourth quarter. Will Petraglia and Stephen Kelleher netted goals in the fourth to balloon the NA lead to 8-3 with 2:40 to play. Bethel Park capped the scoring with 1:45 remaining to bring the final score to 8-4, Tigers.
Senior goalie John Abbondanza contributed to the win with 10 saves and five ground balls. Junior Zach Smith collected a team-high seven ground balls and won nine face offs for the Tigers. Senior Aaron McQuade posted a team-best five forced errors.
North Allegheny improves to 9-5 overall with the non-section win. Bethel Park slips to 7-7 on the campaign. The Tigers visit Central Catholic this afternoon at 1:00 pm.
Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Bethel Park, 5-2-14
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