Tigers Rout Rams for Section Win, 17-4

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by Bob Orkwis

North Allegheny coach John Rullan was looking for a complete performance from his team as they hosted the Pine-Richland Rams in a 3A Section 2 matchup at Newman Stadium.

Coach Rullan most likely ended up incredibly pleased with North Allegheny’s efforts on the night, as the Tigers bolted to a 6-0 lead after the first quarter. All told, North Allegheny scored the game’s first eight goals on its way to a 17-4 win over the Rams.

Junior Evan Lyon put the Tigers up 1-0 just 38 seconds into the game with his ninth goal of the year and North Allegheny was off and running.

Colman Craft notched his first goal of the season after the sophomore played a huge part in killing a penalty to make the score 2-0.

Christian Tedder then scored three of the next four goals to end the first period.

The senior found the net at 6:05 followed by a Marc Bartolomucci goal 51 seconds later.

Tedder found the net at 10:16 and 11:45 to complete his hat trick.

Lyon added his second marker of the game early in the second period and Travis Lamark picked up his fourth of the season to put the Tigers up 8-0.

The Rams got goals from Will Hilton and Owen Luellen sandwiched around Nick Sichak’s seventh goal of the year to make the score 9-2 at halftime.

Cooper Zanocsky made it 9-3 early in the third quarter before Bartolomucci netted his second goal, Lyon completed the hat trick, Tedder notched his fourth goal and Lamark added his second tally as the North Allegheny lead ballooned to 13-3.

In the final period, Pascarella scored his second goal early, before freshman Jonathan Castillo added back-to-back tallies and Sichak scored his second of the night before a late Pine-Richland goal made the final score 17-4.

Penalty killing was a key factor in the win for the Tigers (3-3, 2-0), as they killed off all seven disadvantages in the game.

In addition to his goal, Craft snagged four groundballs and caused five turnovers. Pascarella added five groundballs and four turnovers, while Luke Rohan won 10 faceoffs in the game.

Sophomore goalie Logan Lyle stopped 12-of-16 shots between the pipes for the Tigers to gain the victory.

Sichak and Castillo, the freshman attackers, each scored twice and added an assist for NA. Bartolomucci also added an assist, while Lyon finished with five points (3G,2A).

The Wright Automotive Player of the Game honors went to Christian Tedder, who scored four times in the game, including a first quarter hat trick and added an assist.

Tedder has seven goals and four assists in four games since returning to the lineup against Everest Academy.

The Tigers were scheduled to play Kiski School on Friday night, but that game has been moved to Monday, May 24. The original game from that night vs. Hampton has been moved to this Saturday morning with a 10 a.m. faceoff at Newman Stadium. That contest will be broadcast live via the North Allegheny Sports Network.

Boys Lacrosse Summary vs. Pine-Richland, 4-11-23

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