Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse visited Central Bucks West on Monday evening at War Memorial Field and came away with the victory in the crosstown rivalry. With the win, the Patriots improved their record to 15-1. CB West opened the scoring with a quick goal at the 10:07 mark of the first quarter. The Patriots responded with four unanswered goals to take a commanding 4-1 lead at the end of the first. The second quarter was even with both teams scoring one goal, and the score at the midway point was 5-2 in favor of the Patriots. The Bucks came out and scored two goals to CB East’s one in the third quarter. However, the fourth quarter was all CB East as the Patriots outscored CB West, 4-2, to go on to win, 10-6. The Patriots were led in scoring by Matt Vetter and Ryan Brown, each of whom scored three goals, Owen Griffin had two, while David Gresscott and Mike Ott each chipped in one goal. CB East’s faceoff tandem of Jack Auteri and Ott combined to win 15 of 20. Sean McGovern was strong in the cage with seven saves for the Patriots. Mike Eveland and Dustin Buchanan led CB East with two caused turnovers apiece. Ground balls were huge for CB East as Matt Brown and Buchanan each had seven, while Eveland had three, Griffin two, Grant Porter two, Matt Krumenacker one and Logan Nelson was also credited with one.
After an emotional victory over Central Bucks South on Monday, CB East boys’ lacrosse came out a little flat on Wednesday. Although the Patriots scored the first two goals of the game and held a 2-0 lead after one quarter, Downingtown West fought back and scored three unanswered goals while taking a 3-2 advantage into the half. Both teams scored two goals in the third; Downingtown West led, 5-4, after three. However, with their backs against the wall in the fourth quarter, the Patriots caught fire, scoring four goals in the final quarter to claim an 8-6 road victory. Matt Vetter led the Patriots with three goals. Owen Griffin and Ryan Brown each had two goals, while Matt Brown chipped in one goal. Austin Prime, Dustin Buchanan and Brown all scooped up three ground balls, while Mike Eveland snagged two. Buchanan had four caused turnovers and Eveland was credited with three. Goalie Sean McGovern was strong in the cage with seven saves.
CB East boys’ lacrosse routed CB South, 16-6, on Monday night at War Memorial Field in Doylestown. On April 8, the Titans dismantled the same Patriots, 15-6. Both teams are now tied atop the SOL Continental standings at 9-1. For CB East on Monday, Matt Vetter and Owen Griffin each scored five goals and added an assist. Ryan Brown, Matt Brown and Jack Auteri all had two goals; both Browns had two assists. Auteri won 19 of 25 faceoffs. Sean McGovern made nine saves. Dustin Buchanan stood out defensively with six ground balls and four forced turnovers. Both Browns picked up four ground balls. For CB South, Chris Tanner and Brendan McGrath had two and one goal, respectively. Dillon Kelly, Evan Falkowski and Jake Henze all added single goals. Henze also had seven ground balls, and goalie Robby Richick managed 13 saves.
Bradley Nase handed out 44 assists (and added 12 digs and two blocks) as Pennridge boys’ volleyball won at Central Bucks East, 3-1 (25-17, 25-27, 25-19, 25-12), on Wednesday. The Rams are 11-0 and will host Quakertown on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. Against the Patriots, Max McVaugh had 26 digs and two aces. Also excelling were: Ben Chinnici, 18 kills, four blocks; Henry Savage, 11 kills, seven blocks; Devon Rice, 11 kills, 15 digs; Jon Long, five kills, three blocks; Aaron Nelson, four kills; and Jesse Smith, 14 digs.
CB East senior third baseman Carter Usowski hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to propel the Patriots baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Hatboro-Horsham on Wednesday. Eric Chase (2-0) pitched a complete game for CB East. He’s allowed one earned run in his last 14 innings pitched. Against the Hatters, Thomas Prato and Usowski each managed two hits.
CB East boys’ tennis eased past Quakertown, 6-1, on Tuesday. 1st singles: CB East won by forfeit. 2nd singles: Christian Cedurland (CBE) def. Mike Kelsal (Q), 7-5, 7-5. 3rd singles: Alec Buonanno (Q) def. Jared Junkin (CBE), 6-2, 6-4. 1st doubles: Casey Fredrick and Sam Petro (CBE) def. Evan Koch and Zach Kraus (Q), 6-1, 6-0. 2nd doubles: Mark Feldman and Robbie Schmaulk (CBE) def. Ryan Kinney and Ray McCarroll (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 3rd doubles: Torino Li and Jeff Zhong (CBE) def. Tyler Andreacchio and J.R. Ebersole (Q), 6-2, 6-3. 4th doubles: Jake Gleason and Kyle Corringhn (CBE) def. Kasey and Josh Starner (Q), 6-4, 6-2.
Mike Broderick allowed only one run in six and one-third innings as CB East baseball powered past rival CB West, 10-1, on Friday. The Patriots scored seven runs in the bottom of the second and three in the fifth. Colin Sheehan drove in three, and David Yanni and Geoffrey Salfi each knocked in two for CB East. Carter Usowski scored a pair and added an RBI. Broderick fanned six and yielded six hits and two walks. Luke Irons went 2-for-2 for the Bucks.
Eric Chase pitched a complete-game three-hitter as CB East baseball won at Quakertown, 5-0, on Wednesday. Chase needed only 64 pitches to complete his masterpiece. He didn’t walk nor strikeout a Panther. Leadoff hitter Cameron Komanchak went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. David Yanni went 2-for-2 with two walks and a run scored. Thomas Prato drove in three with a triple.
Quakertown boys’ volleyball won at CB East, 3-1 (25-22, 25-20, 24-26, 25-22), on Monday. The Panthers are 5-2 in the SOL Continental and 7-2 overall. Quakertown stats: Dylan Flor, 15 kills, one block; Coulton Terry, 13 kills, two blocks; Mike Dierolf, eight kills, one block, 13 digs; Lucas Schan, six kills, two blocks; Zach Dierolf, four kills, two blocks; Nick Wesley, 10 digs; Chris Chookagian, nine digs; and Xavier Villanueva, 40 assists.
CB East baseball beat CB South, 6-4, on Monday. The Patriots and Titans combined for 10 errors; CB South had six, including three in CB East’s five-run fifth inning. Mike Broderick picked up the win, going five-plus innings and allowing only two earned runs and striking out five. David Drea was tagged with the loss, though of the five runs scored against him, only one was earned. Colin Sheehan went 2-for-3 with three RBI for the Patriots. Alex Happ, Steve Trachtenberg and Mike Kuypers all had two hits for the Titans. Happ also drove in two. Danny Klepchick started the game for CB South and fanned nine in four innings. He allowed only one hit.