Your North Allegheny Lady Tigers took the field Saturday afternoon undefeated and in first place in their section. During an 80-minute match against Upper Saint Clair, they would still find themselves atop section 1 but suffered their first loss of the season.
The Lady Panthers struck first when Landy Mertz scored the first goal. NA Senior Defender Caroline Noel, off an assist from Sarah Schupansky, tied the game before halftime with a well-timed and placed header that found the back of the net.
Six minutes into the second half, Lady Panthers midfielder Landy Mertz scored her second goal of the game. The Lady Tigers’ offense led by Senior Alex Adams, Juniors Ava Ruppersberger, Bella Pietrolpola, and Hannah Kirkpatrick, and Sophomore Schupansky pressed, but could not get an equalizer. Seniors Jordan Bourkab and Morgan Mcconnell had some good chances but the Lady Panthers defense was up to the challenge. Nikki Gibbons of USC finished off the scoring to make the final 3-1.
The Lady Tigers would like to thank the enthusiastic student section for cheering them on during the entire game. If you want to be a part of the action, Monday is your chance.
The Lady Tigers still sit atop section 1 but the loss drops them to 4-1 on the young season. The Lady Tigers play host to the Lady Foxes of Fox Chapel on Monday at Newman Stadium. JV is at 6:00, varsity at 7:30. See Yinz there!