Patriots send back Hatters again

Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse defeated defending SOL Continental champion Hatboro-Horsham for the second time this season by a score of 7-4 on Wednesday at War Memorial Field. The Patriots began to separate from the Hatters in the third quarter, outscoring them, 3-1, after CB East held a slim, 3-2 advantage at halftime. Matt Heim scored all three Patriot goals in the third. Andrew Del Bracco was nearly perfect in winning 13 of 14 faceoffs, and Sean McGovern was outstanding, too, recording 16 saves. Matt Vetter scored a pair for CB East, while Zach Nelsen had a goal and six ground balls. Dustin Buchanan scooped up seven ground balls.

Rams stumble at CB West

Pennridge boys’ volleyball was defeated at Central Bucks West, 3-0 (25-21, 25-14, 25-23), on Monday evening. Alex Vellner had 12 kills to lead the Rams. Kolby Smith managed seven kills and eight digs, and Henry Savage notched six kills and two blocks. Devon Rice amassed eight digs, while Steve Braun had nine for Pennridge. Brad Nase dished out 28 assists.

Patriots double up Titans

Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse took down Central Bucks South, 10-5, on Monday evening at War Memorial Field in Doylestown. The Patriots move to 9-2 overall (6-0 in SOL Continental play) and CB South goes to 6-3 (4-2 in the Continental). The Patriots’ Matt Vetter scored both his goals in the first quarter. CB South answered with a goal to finish the first with CB East up, 2-1. The Patriots found the net five times in the second, and CB South added two to bring the score to 7-3 at the half. Both teams added one goal in the third as CB East maintained control of a four-goal lead. In the fourth, CB East added two more to CB South’s one. Matt Schmidt led the Patriots in scoring with four goals, while Matt Heim and Matt Vetter had two goals each and Matt Milici and Logan Nelsen had one goal apiece. Andrew Del Bracco won 11 of 16 faceoffs and had nine ground balls. Sean McGovern had 11 saves. Brendan McGrath scored two goals for the Titans.

Vetter, Heim lead Patriots’ attack

Matt Vetter and Matt Heim each registered four goals as Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse downed Avon Grove, 11-9, on Saturday. The Patriots moved to 8-2 overall with the triumph. In the third quarter, CB East scored five unanswered goals and led by as much as 11-4. Matt Schmidt had a pair of goals and Ryan Brown had one goal. Andrew Del Bracco won 16 of 23 faceoffs and came up with seven ground balls. Sean McGovern made nine saves.

Titans flex muscles, rip Panthers

Quakertown boys’ tennis lost to Central Bucks South, 7-0, on Friday. 1st singles: Tyler Smith (CBS) def. Mikey Kelsall (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 2nd singles: Troy Ohntrup (CBS) def. Tyler Andreacchio (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 3rd singles: Justin Eichorn (CBS) def. Alec Buonanno (Q), 6-2, 7-5. 1st doubles: Joe Eichorn and Alex Houriet (CBS) def. Evan Koch and Zach Krauss (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 2nd doubles: Nick Madson and Nick Schneider (CBS) def. Ryan Cookson and Louis Andreacchio (Q), 6-0, 6-1. 3rd doubles: Jack Wethuber and Visinal Kasina (CBS) def. Randy Stenson and Kasey Hill (Q), 6-0, 6-0. 4th doubles: Sean Zhang and Nihhil Mehta (CBS) def. Mason Sullivan and Ryan K. (Q), 6-1, 6-2.