(Photo: North Hills' Ciara Barry, left, running down field looks to score as Shaler's Stephanie Flemming, right, tries to check her during the Indians' 13-12 victory in the WPIAL Division II semifinals last week at Martorelli Stadium. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)
"They had a chance to conclude their high school lacrosse careers on either a 40-game winning streak or with a loss.
There are no PIAA playoffs for Division II girls' lacrosse so last Thursday night's WPIAL Division II championship match was the final game -- win or lose -- for the North Hills High School seniors who have elevated the girls' lacrosse program to never before seen heights.
The finality of the situation was not too much for the group to handle.
They overcame second-half deficits of 6-5, 9-7 and 10-9 against Chartiers Valley in the championship match to ultimately prevail 11-10, extending their WPIAL championship winning streak to two and their overall winning streak to 40 games.
It was no surprise at all that the Indians rose to the occasion and managed to pull out a win like they had their previous 39 games, dating back to the 2011 season opener."