Overall top seed and Section 1-AAA champion North Allegheny meets Section 2-AAA runner-up Mt. Lebanon at 7 p.m. Wednesday at North Allegheny's Newman Stadium in the WPIAL Class AAA field hockey semifinals. The tournament shapes up nicely for North Allegheny. If the Tigers defeat the Blue Devils, they would return to Newman Stadium to play against the winner of the other semifinal that features No. 2 seed Fox Chapel, the No. 1 team in Section 2-AAA, against Section 1-AAA runner-up Pine-Richland.
The Tigers didn't play Mt. Lebanon this year, but Tigers; coach Maddy Berkley believes her team matches up well against the Blue Devils.
"We do know a little about Mt. Lebanon," she said. We played at their field against Novi, Mich., and Hudson (Ohio). We beat both of those teams, and Mt. Lebanon lost to those two schools. I'm not too concerned, but I want to come out strong and bring it from the start."
Balance and domination have been absolute hallmarks for the Tiger this season. North Allegheny outscored Section 1-AAA opponents 66-1 while amassing a 10-0 section record and were 15-3 overall. Overall, North Allegheny outscored all opponents 96-14 and were not shut out this season. North Allegheny outscored Section 1-AAA rivals this season 66-1.