Ice hockey defeats West Allegheny, but still looks to improve

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The ice hockey team’s overtime win qualifies them for a spot in the championships on Monday.

Cassie Snyder and Sarah Watkins

The varsity hockey team defeated division rivals West Allegheny on Monday night by a score of 5-1. 

Although they won, the Highlanders were still a little dissatisfied with how they played, seniors James Dulya and Tanner Cindrich said. 

“We put in a lot of effort and threw a lot of pucks at the net, but the score did not show how well we could have played,” Dulya said. 

Cindrich agreed, saying that the team’s first victory, a big win over Montour last week, was a better example of how the rest of the season should go. 

“We can’t take any teams lightly and we have to take the same intensity we did with the first game for every game,” Cindrich said. 

Cindrich and Dulya both said that sophomore Joe Antonio, junior Robbie Aranos and Cindrich himself played well. Antonio scored his first goal of the varsity season. 

“Despite the big win, the boys look forward to doing better and tearing up the league next game and for the rest of the season,” Dulya said.