Both Shady Side Academy teams took advantage of the addition of one spot for WPIAL teams competing in the PIAA Division 1 lacrosse playoffs.
After falling to section rival North Allegheny 8-7 in a triple-overtime thriller this past Tuesday at Chartiers Valley Stadium, the Indians took on yet another section rival, Pine-Richland, in the PIAA play-in game this past Thursday and had to work overtime yet again before prevailing, 9-8, in a game played at Hampton
As the third-place team from the WPIAL, the Indians will hit the road where they will meet the champion of District 3 on Wednesday at a time and site to be determined this weekend.
The girls team didn't have to work quite as long as their male counterparts. The Indians defeated first-year member Chartiers Valley, 15-8, in a game also played at Hampton.