High school highlights: North Allegheny tested, but wins

HIGH SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

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Latrobe was able to push perennial powerhouse North Allegheny a bit in the WPIAL Class AAA boys volleyball quarterfinals Thursday, but in the end, the host Tigers were just too strong.

No. 1 North Allegheny earned its 16th semifinal appearance in the past 17 years with a four-set win, 25-17, 25-27, 25-17, 25-17, against the No. 8 Wildcats.

The Tigers have won the past seven WPIAL titles and 10 of the past 11.

They will meet Bethel Park in the semifinals in a rematch of last season's district final, which North Allegheny won, 3-2.

Other volleyball quarterfinals

■ No. 4 Bethel Park earned its third consecutive WPIAL Class AAA semifinal berth, rallying past No. 5 seed Seneca Valley, in five sets, 25-17, 18-25, 23-25, 25-19, 15-11, at North Allegheny.

■ Fox Chapel, the No. 3 seed, advances to the Class AAA semifinals for the first time since 2010 with a 3-0 victory against visiting No. 6 Penn-Trafford.

■ No. 2 Norwin will play in the Class AAA semifinals for the fourth season in a row after beating visiting No. 7 Butler, 3-1.

■ Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, the No. 4 seed, earned its third WPIAL Class AA semifinal berth in four years with a 3-2 win against No. 5 Montour art Ambridge.

■ Defending WPIAL Class AA champion Ambridge, the No. 1 seed, earned its ninth consecutive semifinal berth with a 3-0 win against visiting No. 8 Deer Lakes.

Boys lacrosse quarterfinals

■ Alex Connor scored three goals to lead Moon to a 10-7 victory against visiting Greensburg Central Catholic in Division 2.

■ Canon-McMillan got four goals from Nick Carr in a 7-3 victory at Mars in Division 2.

■ Jimmy Perkins scored four goals to lead 2013 WPIAL Division 2 runner-up Quaker Valley to a 13-4 victory against visiting Chartiers Valley.

■ Keldon Spicher, David Zimmerman and Dylan Stapleton each had two goals for host Indiana in an 8-7 victory against Vincentian in Division 2.

Girls lacrosse quarterfinals

■ Emily Kraus had four goals to help host Quaker Valley take down Seton-LaSalle, 14-7, in Division 1.

■ Chartiers Valley, the Division 2 runner-up the past three seasons, got six goals from Hope Tornabene in a 14-4 victory against visiting Ellis School.


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