Tigers Roll To 7-1 Win Over Foxes
The North Allegheny field hockey team rebounded from an opening day loss to State College with an impressive 7-1 triumph over the Fox Chapel Foxes on Tuesday night at Newman Stadium. The Tigers, the second-ranked team in Class 3A, scored seven unanswered goals against the second-ranked team in Class 2A for the non-section triumph.
Fox Chapel entered Tuesday night’s game after handing Mt. Lebanon a 5-2 defeat a day earlier. With thoughts in mind of beating another Class 3A foe, the Foxes took an early lead when Emma Srodes scored with 8:56 on the first quarter clock.
The Fox Chapel goal proved to be a mirage, however, as North Allegheny dominated for the rest of the night. Senior Lauren Kampi, who announced her verbal commitment to Millersville University over the weekend, tied the game at 1-1 with 5:48 left in the first quarter.
Displaying her electric speed, junior Isla Abrams raced away from the Fox Chapel defense for a breakaway goal with 12 seconds remaining in the opening stanza to propel NA to a 2-1 lead.
In the second quarter, senior Callie Rautenbach scored on a pair of penalty corners to balloon the Tigers lead to 4-1 by halftime. The Tigers were 3-for-8 on penalty corners on the evening, while the Foxes were limited to an 0-for-7 on corners.
Junior Tanvi Challa and sophomore Josie Schomburg netted goals in the third quarter to increase the NA advantage to 6-1. Kampi put the finishing touches on the victory with one final goal with 13:30 left in the fourth period to cap a 7-1 triumph. A sparkplug for the NA attack throughout the night, Kampi was named the Wright Automotive Player of the Game.
With the win, North Allegheny improves to 1-1 on the season, while Fox Chapel falls to 2-1. The Tigers return to action on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Mt. Lebanon for the Section 1-AAA opener.
Field Hockey Summary vs. Fox Chapel, 8-30-22
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