North Allegheny Back On Top of WPIAL AAA Girls Field Hockey World Again

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | 12:00 AM


North Allegheny defeated Fox Chapel 2-1 in overtime to win the AAA field hockey championship Monday night at Fox Chapel High School. The title is the 11th district crown in 14 years, but first for the Tigers since 2007.

Fox Chapel came into the game with a 15-0-1 record and only gave up four goals on the year.  

The Tigers would strike first with 12:39 left in the first half Emily Humiston would send a shot that went over the left shoulder of Lauren Smith to send the Tigers into half leading 1-0.

Fox Chapel dominated the second half finally converting on their 13th penalty corner of the night.  With three minutes left Katie Herdiman deflected one past goalie Leanna Noel
to send the game into overtime.  

The Tigers Alexa Sofranko prevented a two-on-zero break with a tremendous defensive play three minutes into the overtime then the Tigers broke out on a 3-2 and Carly Thieret blasted a shot from 20 yards out to the right side of net to give North Allegheny the victory.  

Fox Chapel controlled most of the game but could not convert on their opportunities.  They outshot North Allegheny 10-4.  

North Allegheny will now play State College on Wednesday in the preliminary round of the PIAA playoffs.

North Allegheny : 1 – 0 – 1 = 2
Fox Chapel : 0 – 1 – 0 = 1

First Half:
12:39 North Allegheny – Emily Humiston
Second Half:
3:00 Fox Chapel – Katie Hardiman
Overtime:
6:23 North Allegheny – Carly Thieriet

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