The 2015 campaign came to a close on Saturday afternoon for the CB East boys’ lacrosse team, which fell to District One champion Springfield (Delco), 8-3, in the quarterfinals of the state tournament at Harriton High School. The Patriots were down 3-2 early in the second quarter, but the Cougars held CB East scoreless for the remainder of the second, all of the third and for a large chunk of the fourth quarter to punch their tickets to the state semifinals on Tuesday against Radnor. Ryan Brown scored all three goals for the Patriots. Michael Ott and Matt Vetter each had an assist. Ott also won five of 10 faceoffs. CB East senior goalie Sean McGovern stopped 14 shots. Owen Griffin scooped up three ground balls; Brown and Austin Prime each picked up two. Prime, Mike Eveland and Griffin all forced two turnovers.
CB East boys’ lacrosse beat Emmaus, 11-5, in the first round of states on Wednesday at Nazareth High School. After trailing, 3-2, at the half, the Patriots blasted Emmaus, 9-2, in the second half. Four Patriots scored two goals apiece: Jack Auteri, Dustin Buchanan, Matt Vetter and Grant Porter. Vetter added three assists. Also finding the back of the net were: Owen Griffin, Logan Nelson and Ryan Brown. Auteri won 14 of 19 faceoffs and goalie Sean McGovern made six saves. Matt Brown picked up six ground balls, Mike Eveland and Griffin each five, and Buchanan and Vetter each two. Buchanan also forced seven turnovers, while Eveland forced two. CB East will see Springfield (Delco) in the quarterfinals on Saturday.
Radnor erased a 3-1 first-quarter deficit to defeat CB East boys’ lacrosse, 11-7, on Thursday at West Chester Henderson for third place in District One. Radnor outscored the Patriots, 10-2, in the second and third quarters. Ryan Brown finished with three goals for CB East. Matt Vetter had two goals and two assists, and Owen Griffin netted two goals. Goalie Sean McGovern stopped nine shots for the Patriots. Brown had six ground balls, while Griffin had four, Dustin Buchanan five, Jack Auteri three, and Mike Eveland, Matt Krumanacker and Nick Yerkes all scooped up two. Buchanan also forced three turnovers.
CB East boys’ lacrosse came up short to Springfield-Delco, 12-6, in Tuesday’s District One semifinals at West Chester Henderson. The Patriots will challenge No. 6 Radnor for third place on Thursday, at 4 p.m., back at Henderson. Against Springfield, CB East trailed 3-0 after one and 8-3 at the half. Owen Griffin scored five of the Patriots’ six goals; Ryan Brown had the other. Matt Vetter contributed three assists. Sean McGovern had nine saves and Ryan Cataldo five for CB East. Griffin also led the way in ground balls with six. Brown and Bryan McIntosh each managed three, while Dustin Buchanan, Mike Eveland and Matt Krumanacker all had two. McIntosh and Vetter each forced two turnovers, as well.
Matt Vetter scored the game-winner with 2:09 remaining in overtime as CB East boys’ lacrosse knocked off Garnet Valley, 12-11, in the quarterfinals of the District One playoffs on Saturday at Harriton High School. The victory also gave the Patriots a place in states. The Jaguars are the No. 1 seed in the field; CB East is seeded ninth. The Patriots are 18-2 overall on the season and will meet Springfield-Delco on Tuesday evening in the semifinals. On Saturday, CB East led, 7-5, at the half. Patriots goalie Sean McGovern was clutch with 17 saves. Owen Griffin had a team-high four goals for CB East. Ryan Brown and Vetter each had three, while Matt Brown contributed two. Jack Auteri won five of 11 faceoffs. Mike Eveland scooped up seven ground balls. Dustin Buchanan, David Gressgott and Brown all had two. Bryan McIntosh had four forced turnovers; Eveland and Buchanan each managed two.
Ryan Brown scored with 55 seconds remaining in overtime as CB East boys’ lacrosse nipped host Avon Grove, 12-11, in the second round of the District One playoffs. The Patriots trailed, 6-4, at halftime. But CB East fought back with a dominant third quarter and led, 9-7, after three. The Patriots went up by four, 11-7, on a tally by Dustin Buchanan, but Avon Grove roared back and tied it up at 11-11 with 12 seconds remaining in regulation. Brown paced the Patriots with four goals. Jack Auteri had three goals and two assists, while Matt Vetter notched two goals and two assists. Goalie Sean McGovern made 10 saves. Buchanan picked up five ground balls; Brown, Matt Brown and Vetter all had two. Bryan McIntosh forced two turnovers for CB East.
Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse hosted West Chester Rustin in the first round of the District One playoffs on Tuesday evening at War Memorial Field. CB East scored first at the 10:35 mark of the first quarter when sophomore Ryan Brown scored the first of his six goals on the night on an assist from Jack Auteri. The score at the end of the first quarter was knotted at 2-2. CB East held the lead at intermission, 4-3. After a hard-fought first half, the Patriots caught fire in the third quarter, scoring four goals and opening up an 8-4 lead. CB East found the back of the cage three more times in the fourth quarter and went on to a convincing 11-6 victory. Owen Griffin had two goals, while Logan Nelson, Matt Vetter and Jeff Circuit all chipped in one goal. The Patriots defense was led by senior goalie Sean McGovern, who recorded 11 saves. CB East caused 11 turnovers and was led in that department by Mike Eveland and Dustin Buchanan, each of whom had three. Bryan McIntosh, Kevin D’Andrea, Matt Krumenacker, David Gresgott, Austin Prime and Griffin all were credited with one. Ground balls were a huge factor for CB East. Buchanan led the way with six, Brown had four, followed by Matt Brown with three, McIntosh and D’Andrea each had two, and Eveland and Nelson had one apiece. CB East advances to the second round of the District One playoffs on Thursday with a rematch against Avon Grove. The Patriots won the first contest back on April 11, a dramatic come-from-behind, double-overtime win, 8-7.
Central Bucks East boys’ lacrosse hosted Souderton on Wednesday afternoon and came away with a decisive 10-2 victory in its final Suburban One League game of the season. The Patriots won their 10th consecutive game and improved their record to 15-1. The Patriots were led in scoring by Matt Vetter and Ryan Brown, each of whom scored four goals. Brown also had an assist. Alec Bracken and Chip Ott each scored one goal to round out the scoring. Owen Griffin, Mike Eveland, Dustin Buchanan, Logan Nelson, Jack Auteri and Matt Brown all were credited with one assist. CB East caused 14 turnovers. Eveland had four, Bryan McIntosh three and Matt Krumanacker two, while Dylan Garr, Austin Prime, Nick Yerkes, Grant Porter and Nelson all had one. Ryan Cataldo started in goal for the Patriots and put forth a strong effort; he was credited with four saves. Ryan Schupp entered the game in relief of Cataldo and also was strong in the cage and had one save. CB East plays its final regular season game on Friday, at 7 p.m., when it travels to Radnor High School to take on the Red Raiders in what is expected to be an exciting nonleague game.
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.