NA Tigers Take Down North Hills, 5-1

After scoring 3 goals in their last 3 games, the North Allegheny Lady Tigers’ offense exploded for 5 goals in a section game against the North Hills Lady Indians.

It only took the Tigers 2:17 to find the back of the net when Sophomore Sarah Schupansky found Junior Ava Ruppersberger for a 1-0 lead.  2 minutes later, Junior Hannah Kirkpatrick fed Schupansky to make it 2-0 Tigers.  Kirkpatrick made it 3-0 with a rocket shot past the Indian’s goaltender off a feed from Ruppersberger.  Senior Alex Adams got on the score sheet when she assisted Schupansky on her second goal of the game 30 seconds before the half.

The rain continued to pour down in the second half as the teams took to the field.  North Allegheny’s midfield led by Juniors Bella Pietropola and Sophia Spano and Senior Alex Adams controlled the play and dominated the possession game.  North Hills was able to get a few more shots on the net, but the stifling defense of NA slowed any momentum they were able to muster.  Seniors Caroline Noel and Jetta Kroll anchored the defense while Juniors Natalie Mudd and Riley Miara contributed to the offensive output.  At the 12:49 mark, Kirkpatrick assisted on Ruppersberger’s   2nd goal of the game.  North Hills broke the shutout with a goal late in the game, but NA emerged victorious.  Making her first Varsity appearance was Sophomore Goaltender Julianna Werner as she came on in the second half in relief of Goaltender Madison Vukas.

The win moves the Lady Tigers to 6-2 on the season and 5-1 In Section 1-AAAA.  The Tigers welcome and old foe to the friendly confines of Newman Stadium when they battle the Lady Rams of Pine-Richland Wednesday night.  JV is at 6:00, Varsity at 7:30.