Shady Side upsets Mt. Lebanon to reach WPIAL lacrosse finals
TribLIVE Sports Videos
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.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.