Josh Cavanaugh, John Cugini and Joe Venit each scored hat tricks as Springfield-Delco toppled Central Bucks East, 11-6, tonight in the District 1 third-place game at Villanova University.
The victory means the Cougars (17-5) will play Hempfield – the District 3 runner-up – in the first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs Tuesday at Gov. Mifflin at 7 p.m.
CB East (16-5), meanwhile, will meet District 12 champion La Salle in the first round Tuesday at Abington at 5 p.m.
The Patriots took an early 2-0 lead on scores by Brian Urban (three goals) and Rich O’Brien, but Springfield outscored East 6-1 to take a 6-3 lead. The Pats never got closer than three goals.
Cugini scored three consecutive goals at one point in the run. Colin Keegan added a goal and two assists for the Cougars and Larry McLaughlin scored once while Bobby Gildea added two assists.
Matt Hughes contributed two goals for CB East while Matt Brodzik had a goal and an assist and Alex Fetterman scored once.
CB East 2-2-0-4 – 8
Springfield-D 1-5-1-4 – 11
CBE scoring: Brian Urban 3g, Matt Hughes 2g, Rich O’Brien 1g, Matt Brodzik 1g, Alex Fetterman 1g.
Springfield-Delco scoring: Josh Cavanaugh 3g, Joe Venit 3g, John Cugini 3g, Colin Keegan 1g, Larry McLaughlin 1g.
Saves: Chase Kudla (CBE) 4; Austin Kaut (S-D) 6.
District 11 championship game
Emmaus 20, Parkland 6
Tate Klidonas, Mic Debellis and Dan Kinek scored four goals apiece and Alex Kuehner had two goals and three assists as the host Green Hornets (18-4) routed Parkland for the District 11 championship.
Emmaus will host District 1 fifth-place finisher Lower Merion Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the opening round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association championships.
The Green Hornets dominated from the start, bolting to an 8-1 lead in the first quarter as Klidonas was strong on the face-off X. Emmaus has won seven straight games.
Parkland 1-3-1-1 – 6
Emmaus: Tate Klidonas 4g, 1a; Mic Debellis 4g,1a; Dan Kinek 4g; Alex Kuehner 2g, 3a; Will Scott 3g; Mike Bender 1g, 1a; Ben Sampson 1g; Austin Schadt 1g; Derek Schmidt 1a; CJ Billera 1a; John McGeray 1a; Whitey Fisher 1a. Dan Zagnoli 4 saves; Joe Magargal 1 save; Tyler Sharesky 1 save.
Parkland: DJ Klusaritz 3g; Mark Winklespect 1g, 2a; Kurt Kaunus 1g; AP Nist 1g. Wanke 4 saves; Chenworth 1 save.
District 7 championship
Mt. Lebanon 3, Shady Side Academy 2
Chris White had two goals and William Round was strong in goal as Mt. Lebanon (13-7) claimed the District 7 championship.
In the third-place consolation game, North Allegheny (13-7) defeated Seneca Valley (10-9), 10-8, to qualify for the PIAA tournament.
Girls – District 11 championship
Southern Lehigh 17, Nazareth 10
Lindsey Derstine pumped in six goals and Sam Risi added three as the Spartans (18-4) defeated the Eagles (19-3) for the District 11 title and a berth in the PIAA tourney. Southern Lehigh will face Unionville, the fifth-place finisher from District 1, in the first round of states Tuesday at Emmaus at 5 p.m.
Amy Rydeen led Nazareth with five goals.