USC’s Quick Start Sinks Tigers, 6-4

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The Upper St. Clair Panthers scored four goals in the first period and outlasted the North Allegheny Tigers on Monday night, 6-4, at the Baierl Ice Complex in Warrendale. Panthers goalie Johnathan Bleier faced 39 shots and stopped 35 of them to earn the win in net. North Allegheny outshot Upper St. Clair, 39-29.

North Allegheny got off to a quick start in the game with a goal from Hayden Shimko just 2:40 into the contest for a 1-0 lead. However, Upper St. Clair scored five of the next six goals, including a hat trick by Jacob Bacik, to take a 5-2 lead by late in the second period. North Allegheny’s Dawson Richard netted back-to-back goals in the second period to pull the Tigers to within 5-4, but Upper St. Clair’s Quinn Giacobbe gave the momentum back to the Panthers with a goal just 26 seconds into the third period to solidify a 6-4 victory.

The loss, North Allegheny’s first on the season, drops the Tigers record to 2-1-1 on the campaign. Upper St. Clair captured its first win to improve to 1-2-0. The NA ice hockey team is back in action on Wednesday, November 2 at Armstrong.

Ice Hockey Summary vs. Upper St. Clair, 10-24-16

Upper St. Clair4116
North Allegheny2204

Ice Hockey Individual Scoring vs. Upper St. Clair

North AlleghenyHayden Shimko (Erik Chidester, Dawson Richard)2:40
Upper St. ClairJacob Bacik (Antonino, Del Rossa, Quinn Biacobbe)3:42
Upper St. ClairBacik (Del Rossa, Tucker Lamb)3:55
North AlleghenyCameron Zahn (Justin Kidd, Vincenzo Mazur)5:36
Upper St. ClairBacik (Del Rossa, Curt Leonard)9:31
Upper St. ClairDerek Kopach (Elliot Stevenson)16:23
Upper St. ClairMichael Daley III (Bacik)9:08
North AlleghenyRichard 11:49
North AlleghenyRichard (Shimko, Kidd)13:08
Upper St. ClairGiacobbe (Malcolm Miller, Stevenson)0:26