High school lacrosse: Mt. Lebanon avenges loss to Shady Side


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Alyssa Battaglia and Anna Albers took it upon themselves Tuesday to get Mt. Lebanon back to the WPIAL final for the first time since 2008.

Battaglia scored five goals and Albers added three, including the winner with four minutes remaining, to give the Blue Devils an 8-7 victory against Shady Side Academy in the Division 1 girls lacrosse semifinals at Moon.

The Blue Devils, who are unbeaten this season, had lost in the semifinals four of the past five seasons, including in 2013 when Shady Side Academy edged them, 9-7.

Mt. Lebanon's most recent WPIAL title came in 2006.

Other Division 1 semifinal

Quaker Valley 11, Peters Township 9: Annie Henry and Aubrey Bouchard each scored three goals and Bouchard added an assist to lead the Quakers to a win against the two-time defending WPIAL champion Indians at Moon. Emily Kraus added two goals and four assists, while Aubrie Taris stopped eight shots for Quaker Valley, which will face Mt. Lebanon at 8 p.m. Thursday at Highmark Stadium in Station Square for the WPIAL championship.

Division 2 semifinals

Shaler 18, Mars 7: Shannon Lynch scored seven goals to help the defending WPIAL champion Titans get back to the title game with a win against the Planets at North Hills. Neely Regan added five goals and McKenna Ash found the back of the net three times for Shaler.

Chartiers Valley 15, Blackhawk 6: Maria Stamerra, Margo Mason and Hope Tornabene combined for 14 goals to lead the Colts to a win against the Cougars at North Hills. Chartiers Valley moved on to its fourth consecutive WPIAL final, where it will face Shaler at 6 p.m. Thursday at Highmark Stadium. It will be a rematch of last season's title game, which the Titans won, 15-14.

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