North Hills girls' lacosse team sees long winning streak end

Written by Joe Koch on .

The Pittsburgh Penguins weren't the only team to see a long winning streak come to an end this week.

A day before the Penguins dropped a 4-1 decision to the Buffalo Sabres that ended a 15-game winning streak, the North Hills High girls lacrosse team saw an unbeaten streak that spanned more than two years come to an end with a 13-12 non-section loss to Hempfield on April 1.

The last time North Hills lost a game was on May 21, 2010, when the Indians fell to Seton-LaSalle, 12-4, in the WPIAL Girls Division II quarterfinals. The Indians then rolled off successive 20-0 seasons and back-to-back WPIAL Girls Division II girls championships under Coach Rachel Hoza, who stepped down as head coach before this season.

The Indians were intent on starting a new streak for coach James Cassandro and began it with a 19-4 victory over Vincentian Academy this past Tuesday. The Indians hosted Butler on Thursday and meet Hampton on Tuesday.