Shady Side upsets Mt. Lebanon to reach WPIAL lacrosse finals
The Shady Side Academy boys lacrosse team started the season with four losses, including one to Mt. Lebanon, the top seed in the WPIAL Division I tournament.
The Indians have turned their season around and earned revenge over the defending champion Blue Devils on Tuesday with an 8-3 win in the WPIAL semifinals at Chartiers Valley.
Sophomores Michael Concordia and Daniel Marous each had three goals to lead Shady Side Academy (9-8), which has won six of seven. The Indians will play No. 2 seed Seneca Valley (16-1) in the championship game at 8 p.m. Friday at Chartiers Valley.
Pine-Richland 16, Shady Side Academy 11 — Drew Hayden and Beverly Byerley each scored five goals to lead third-seeded Pine-Richland (16-2) in the WPIAL Division I semifinals at North Hills.
Hannah Christenson chipped in four goals for Pine-Richland, and Leah Winter led Shady Side Academy with three. The Rams will play top-seeded Peters Township (15-4) in the championship game at 8 p.m. Thursday at North Hills.
Shady Side Academy (12-3) will play Mt. Lebanon (12-6) in the consolation game at 6 p.m. Thursday at North Hills.
North Hills 13, Shaler 12 — Natalie DiPaolo scored four goals, and Emily Jamison and Jorden McKenna had three each to lead top-seeded North Hills (19-0) in the WPIAL Division II semifinals at North Hills.
The Indians, who have won 39 straight games — including last season's WPIAL title game — fell behind, 3-0, but recovered to take a four-goal lead at halftime. Shaler (13-5) tied the score midway through the second half, but North Hills pulled ahead late.
The Indians will play second-seeded Chartiers Valley (18-1) in the Division II title game at 4 p.m. Thursday at North Hills.