Pennridge boys’ volleyball advanced to the District One Class AAA semifinals with a 3-0 (25-19, 25-14, 25-22) triumph over William Tennent on Thursday. The second-seeded Rams will face No. 3 Neshaminy on Tuesday. Kolby Smith (eight kills, two aces) led a balanced Pennridge attack. Helping the cause were: Vince Kauders (seven kills, two blocks), Devon Rice (six kills, six digs, four aces), Ben Chinnici (six kills, three blocks, two aces), Jon Long (five kills, five blocks), Bradley Nase (30 assists) and Steve Braun (12 digs, two aces).
Round two of the District One Class AAAA boys’ lacrosse playoffs did not disappoint on Thursday night. The Firebirds of Holy Ghost Prep came to Doylestown to show the Patriots they were not going to roll over. The Firebirds’ Bennett Zaba scored the first of his four tallies at 11:14 in the first. CB East matched Ghost when Ryan Brown scored the first of his two goals at 3:11. With just 12 seconds left in the first quarter, Mike Major scored unassisted to put the Firebirds up, 2-1, at the end of the quarter. The Patriots fired 10 shots in the quarter and had only one goal to show for it. Alex Yake started off the scoring in the second for Ghost at 9:35, and the Firebirds outscored the Patriots, 4-3, in the second quarter to take a 6-4 lead into the half. The Patriots fired 21 shots in the second quarter. CB East’s Matt Milici found the back of the net first in the third. Zaba put one in for Ghost two minutes later. Matt Schmidt added his first of the night for CB East, and then with just six seconds left, CB East’s Matt Brown tied it up at 7-7 at the end of the third quarter. CB East’s Matt Vetter got his hat trick with 8:20 left in the fourth. But Ryan Kovak came right back for Ghost at 5:47 to knot it at 8-8. Milici scored his second of the night on a feed from Vetter at 3:53 to put the Patriots up by one, and then Ryan Brown scored the game-winner at 2:16 to put CB East up, 10-8. Ghost added one more as Zaba got his fourth goal of the night, but it wasn’t enough as the Patriots won, 10-9. Jack Auteri was 13 for 21 on faceoffs. Sean McGovern had three saves. The Patriots move on to round three where they will face Avon Grove for the second time this season on Saturday.
Tenth-seeded Quakertown boys’ volleyball lost to No. 7 William Tennent, 3-0 (27-25, 25-18, 25-17), on Tuesday in the first round of the District One Class AAA tourney. Josh Morgan had 12 kills to lead the Panthers. Lucas Schan added seven kills. Xavier Villanueva dished out 29 assists.
Quakertown baseball was tripped up by Souderton, 9-3, on Tuesday. Vinny LaCava pitched well for the Panthers, going six-plus innings. Matt Stoneback went 2-for-2 with a double for Quakertown. Cam Delisle had an RBI double.
Fourth-seeded Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse won its first-round game in the District One Class AAAA tournament on Tuesday, downing No. 29 Council Rock North, 12-2, at War Memorial Field. The Patriots struck first when Matt Schmidt scored his first of four goals at the 11:16 mark in the first. Matt Heim and Owen Griffin each added a goal to put the Patriots up, 3-0. The Indians scored at the 2:50 mark on a man-up advantage, but Schmidt added another goal 10 seconds later and the Patriots ended the quarter up, 4-1. The Indians scored first in the second on another man-up advantage, but that would be the last goal they would score as the Patriots defense held the Indians scoreless for the next 35 minutes. The Patriots would add three goals in the second to take a 7-2 lead into halftime. In the third, CB East would add three more and then another two in the fourth. Andrew Del Bracco won six of six faceoffs. Sean McGovern had seven saves. The CB East defense was led by McGovern, Dustin Buchanan (five ground balls, seven caused turnovers), Tyler Butler (three ground balls, five caused turnovers) and Mike Eveland (three ground balls, one caused turnover).
Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse finished its SOL Continental slate with a 12-0 record after capturing its regular season finale at Central Bucks South, 16-5, on Friday night. The Titans struck first at the 10:51 mark of the first quarter; however, that would be their only lead of the night as the Patriots found the back of the net five times in the first quarter. The Titans added two more in the second to close the gap to 5-3 at the half, but in the third, Matt Milici scored three of his five goals and the Patriots added three additional goals and outscored the Titans, 6-1, in the quarter to take an 11-4 lead at the end of three quarters. In the fourth quarter, the Patriots added five more tallies and South added one. The CB East scoring was led by Milici (five goals), Matt Heim (four goals) and Matt Vetter (two goals). Andrew Del Brocco was 15 for 23 on faceoffs. Sean McGovern had 17 saves. The CB East defense was led by Tyler Butler (five ground balls, seven caused turnovers), Dustin Buchanan (five ground balls, three caused turnovers) and Mike Eveland (three ground balls, one caused turnover). For CB South, Joel Zimmerman, Brendan McGrath, Anthony Paone, Evan Falkowski and Chris Tanner all deposited one goal.
Quakertown baseball lost to Hatboro-Horsham, 11-3, on Thursday. The Hatters erupted for eight runs in the seventh to blow the game open. Vinny LaCava and Pat San Angelo both had doubles for the Panthers. Mark Repsher pitched six strong innings for Quakertown.
Quakertown baseball prevailed, 3-2, over Central Bucks South on Wednesday. Sophomore John Lilley belted a home run for the Panthers. Vinny LaCava went 3-for-4 at the dish with an RBI. Jon Potynski and Jake Reed each scored a run. Sage Fuhrmeister allowed two earned runs in six innings for Quakertown. Zack Metz finished out the game, stranding the bases loaded, for his first save.
Quakertown boys’ tennis got by Norristown, 5-2, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Mike Kelsall (Q) def. Ben Nguyen (N), 7-6, 6-1. 2nd singles: Brandon Quinn (Q) def. Jordan Schwed (N), 6-2, 6-1. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Ben Chronister (N), 6-1, 6-0. 1st doubles: Chris Rivera and Francis Wawera (N) def. Evan Koch and Ryan Cookson (Q), 6-2, 6-4. 2nd doubles: David Poulton and Francis Bellocchio (N) def. Tayler Andreacchio and Zach Krauss (Q), 6-4, 5-7, 6-2. 3rd doubles: Kasey Hill and Randy Stenson (Q) def. Craig Madvak and Jake Colp (N), 6-4, 1-6, 6-3. 4th doubles: Louis Andreacchio and Evan Cosgrove (Q) def. Ibranima Jalloh and Peter Eldredge (N), 6-1, 6-4.
Quakertown girls’ lacrosse fell a bit short, losing to Northampton, 15-14, on Tuesday. Taylor Kishbaugh and Kayla Donnelly deposited five and four goals, respectively, for the Panthers. Also scoring for Quakertown were: Sarah Townsend, Casey Cunnane, Olivia Maseloff, Brooklyn Law and Taylor Grant. Donnelly added three assists; Maseloff had two.