Tigers Overwhelm Tornado, 18-3
The North Allegheny boys’ lacrosse team remained unbeaten in section play on Wednesday night with an 18-3 blowout of Butler at Newman Stadium. The victory was North Allegheny’s 10th in a row in the head-to-head series with Butler dating back to 2004.
The Tigers flexed their offensive muscle early and often and scored just 49 seconds into the game on a marker by senior Cole Bordo for an immediate 1-0 lead. Junior Marc Bartolomucci and sophomore Evan Lyon scored back-to-back goals for a 3-0 lead with 9:08 remaining in the first quarter. Following a Butler time out, the Golden Tornado responded with a marker from Ayden Davis to trim the NA lead to 3-1 with 7:47 left in the opening stanza. Any momentum Butler seized was short-lived as North Allegheny scored 10 unanswered goals to end the first half for a 13-1 advantage by intermission.
In all, North Allegheny scored 14 consecutive goals following the Davis tally in the first quarter and the Tigers cruised to a dominating 18-3 triumph. Bartolomucci paced the offense with five goals and an assist on his way to Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors.
Lyon finished with four goals and four assists, while Bordo notched a hat trick and a pair of assists. Also contributing to the offensive onslaught were Marco Pascarella, Travis Lamark, Rigg Milliken, Marko Kosanovich, Gavin Banyas and Daniel Mahoney.
Pascarella was also outstanding defensively with five takeaways and five groundballs. Senior Aidan Soriano and junior Matt Miller each corralled three groundballs and forced two takeaways. Junior Sean Boal totaled three groundballs and one takeaway.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 5-4 overall and 3-0 in Section 2-AAA. Butler falls to 2-4 overall and 1-2 in the section. The Tigers will visit Allderdice on Thursday afternoon for another section contest.
Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Butler, 4-20-22
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