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 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

Scoring Summary:

First Period:

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)

Second Period:

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)

Third Period:

Mount Lebanon         Connor Brumfield      (7:20)

North Allegheny        Dillon Bugni              ( 9:13)

Fourth Period:

Mount Lebanon         Connor Brumfield      (6:13)

North Allegheny        Ben MMaenza          (7:11)

Mount Lebanon         Connor Brumfield      (10:15)

Mount Lebanon         Connor Brumfield      (11:47)

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