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Spartans fall to Abington Friends

Solebury School girls’ lacrosse lost to Abington Friends School, 17-2, on Wednesday. “We played our first game today after only a week and a half of practice … so it was a learning game, but a good one for the beginners to see what lacrosse is all about,” Spartans head coach Lisa Bernardini said. “Our goalie had nine saves, as well. She did a great job. Onward and upward from here.”

Panthers dispatch Patriots in four

Quakertown boys’ volleyball won at CB East, 3-1 (25-21, 25-20, 26-28, 25-19), on Wednesday night. It was the Panthers’ first victory of the season. Josh Morgan paced Quakertown with 21 kills, nine digs and two aces. Also standing out were: Dylan Flor, 10 kills, three aces and three blocks; Mike Dierolf, five kills and four digs; Lucas Schan, four kills; Coulton Terry, six blocks; and Xavier Villanueva, 39 assists.

Rams too strong for Panthers

Pennridge boys’ tennis coasted by Quakertown, 7-0, on Tuesday. 1st singles: Chandat Phan (P) def. Mike Kelsall (Q), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd singles: Jessie Herb (P) def. Brandon Quinn (Q), 6-3, 6-1. 3rd singles: Raphael Rangel (P) def. Alec Buonanno (Q), 6-1, 6-3. 1st doubles: Ernest Pelicciotti and Steve Mehlbown (P) def. Evan Koch and Ryan Cookson (Q), 6-7, 6-1, 10-2. 2nd doubles: Ben VanPelt and Jeremy Tylenda (P) def. Louis Andreacchio and Evan Cosgrove (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd doubles: Neil Frings and Kevin Xaner (P) def. Tyler Andreacchio and Zach Krauss (Q), 6-2, 6-1. 4th doubles: Noah Cave and Gordon Biaxall (P) def. Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q), 6-0, 6-0.

Lions rule the day at Dock

New Hope-Solebury boys’ tennis swept Christopher Dock, 7-0, on Tuesday. The Lions are 3-2 overall and 1-1 in the BAL. 1st singles: Y. Vasilenko (NHS) def. S. Nam (CD), 6-1, 6-1. 2nd singles: A. Roji (NHS) def. S. Stuchland (CD), 6-0, 6-0. 3rd singles: J. Wilson (NHS) def. C. Sangioliano (CD), 6-0, 6-0. 1st doubles: A. Garibaldi and D. Rubino (NHS) def. A. Kratz and D. Lee (CD), 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. 2nd doubles: J. Yandle and A. Lotier (NHS) def. D. Souder and S. Curtis (CD), 6-1, 6-4. 3rd doubles: S. Cloutier and A. Benda (NHS) def. L. Leinbach and C. Hotte (CD), 6-4, 6-0. 4th doubles: B. Kerr and J. Natale (NHS) def. E. Neal and J. Nieto (CD), 6-3, 6-2.

Patriots double up North Penn

Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse took care of business on Tuesday, beating North Penn, 8-4. The Knights struck first in the opening quarter; however, CB East scored three quick goals to take a 3-1 lead at the end of one. The Patriots shut out North Penn in the second and found the back of the net two more times, taking a 5-1 lead into halftime. CB East tallied three more goals in the third and North Penn added one, making it 8-3 at the end of three. North Penn added one more goal in the fourth. Leading CB East in scoring was Matt Schmidt with three goals. Matt Heim had two goals (as did Matt Milici) and six ground balls. Sean McGovern had eight saves for the Patriots.

CB South takes match from Panthers

Quakertown boys’ volleyball lost to CB South, 3-1 (22-25, 25-20, 25-20, 25-20), on Monday night. The Panthers fell to 0-3. Xavier Villanueva dished out 34 assists in the setback. Nick Wesley came up with 11 digs. The offensive attack was led by Josh Morgan, who had 14 kills, three blocks and seven assists. Joining him in the kill parade were: Dylan Flor (11), Mike Dierolf (nine) and Lucas Schan (eight).

Patriots survive against Hatboro

Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse held on to clip Hatboro-Horsham, 6-5, in a key early season Suburban One League Continental Conference battle on Monday. The Patriots, after trailing 3-2 at the half, scored twice in the third to go up, 4-3. The Hatters tied it up early in the fourth, but CB East put in two unanswered goals, one by Matt Heim and the other by Matt Milici, to take a one-goal lead with two minutes to go. Sean McGovern made four key saves in the final two minutes to preserve the one-goal victory for the Patriots. McGovern finished with 13 saves. CB East moves to 4-1 overall (2-0 in SOL Continental play). Heim and Milici each finished with two goals. Matt Schmidt and Matt Vetter also scored for the Patriots.

Rain can’t slow down Patriots

A persistent rain couldn’t stop Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse on Saturday. The Patriots beat Downingtown East, 10-6. CB East held the Cougars scoreless in the first half and controlled the tempo and the game. The Patriots had five scorers with two goals each (Matt Milici, Matt Schmidt, Matt Heim, Matt Vetter and Dustin Buchanan) and Sean McGovern had 13 saves. CB East moves to 3-1. Up next for the Patriots is a clash with Hatboro-Horsham at 6 p.m. Monday at Hatboro.