North Allegheny Finally Top Mount Lebanon For D-I Boys Lax Crown
Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 12:57 AM
The North Allegheny Tigers won their first ever boys lacrosse championship Friday night defeating Mount Lebanon 9-7 at Highmark Stadium in Pittsburgh.
Mount Lebanon defeated the Tigers last year 9-8 in double overtime in last years finals and also won 18-5 early in the year.
This night would be different.
Mount Lebanon would control the first four minutes of the match and were finally rewarded with a goal from Brian Ward.
The Tigers would call timeout and from then on things went North Allegheny’s way. The Tigers would score three goals in 51 seconds and one with just 15 seconds left in period one to take a 4-1 lead. Scoring two goals each were Gavin Hagen and Wes Powell.
Mount Lebanon scored the first goal of the second period just a minute in.to cut the lead to 4-2.
North Allegheny would strike quick again with three minutes left in the half scoring two goals in 8 seconds and led at halftime 7-3.
North Allegheny would maintain the lead in the second half while playing strong defense. They shut down leading scorer Dan Lee and received a strong performance from goalie Ean Kuska.
Mount Lebanon received four goals in the second half from Connor Brumfield but it was not enough as the Tigers would go on to victory.
North Allegheny and Mount Lebanon will now enter the PIAA playoffs which will start on Wednesday night.
Score by quarters:
North Allegheny Tigers : 4 – 3 – 1 – 1 = 9
Mount Lebanon Blue Devils : 1 – 2 – 1 – 3 = 7
Mount Lebanon Brian Ward (4:09)
North Allegheny Wes Powell (6:23)
North Allegheny Gavin Hagen (6:39)
North Allegheny Wes Powell (7:14)
North Allegheny Gavin Hagen (11:45)
Mount Lebanon Owen Chamberlin (1:08)
North Allegheny Matt Osten (8:53)
North Allegheny Trevor Perry (9:01)
Mount Lebanon Owen Chamberlin (10:54)
North Allegheny Trevor Saundry (11:08)
Mount Lebanon Connor Brumfield (7:20)
North Allegheny Dillon Bugni ( 9:13)
Mount Lebanon Connor Brumfield (6:13)
North Allegheny Ben MMaenza (7:11)
Mount Lebanon Connor Brumfield (10:15)
Mount Lebanon Connor Brumfield (11:47)