(Photo: Pine-Richland's Tess Drotar shoots and scores against Shady Side Academy in the first half of the Rams' 16-11 win Tuesday in a girls Division 1 semifinal match. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)
North Hills girls top Shaler in lacrosse semifinals
For the North Hills girls lacrosse team, the beat goes on.
Natalie DiPaolo scored four goals and defending champion North Hills extended its winning streak to 39 games by edging Shaler, 13-12, Tuesday in a WPIAL Division 2 semifinal.
Emily Jamison and Jorden McKenna chipped in three goals apiece for the host Indians (19-0), who next face Chartiers Valley Thursday in what is a rematch of the championship from a year ago.
The Titans finished 13-5, with three of the losses coming against North Hills.
"We were very fortunate to have played them twice in the regular season," North Hills coach Rachel Hoza said. "We had a real good feel for their team and strategy."
Division 1 girls semifinal
• Pine-Richland 16, Shady Side Academy 11: Drew Hayden and Beverly Byerley each scored five goals to lead the Rams (16-2) to the win against the Indians (12-3) at North Hills. Hannah Christenson added four goals for the Rams, who advanced to the championship Thursday against Peters Township.
Division 1 boys semifinal
• Shady Side Academy 8, Mt. Lebanon 3: Sophomores Daniel Marous and Michael Concordia scored two goals apiece to help Shady Side Academy (9-8) upset defending champion Mt. Lebanon (13-6) at Chartiers Valley.
The Raiders, who have won six of their past seven games, will meet Seneca Valley Friday in the final.