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Wednesday’s Suburban One boys’ roundup: CB West tops HH; Souiderton, NP, Pennsbury win

Thursday, 14th April 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/14/11
Courtesy of SuburbanOneSports.com

Goalie Jake Ross made 14 saves to lead Central Bucks West to an 8-6 Suburban One Continental Conference win Wednesday night over Hatboro-Horsham in boys’ lacrosse.

Bucks goalie Jake Ross came up with a big game to help West avenge a pair of losses to the Hatters last year.
The win might have been even sweeter since Hatboro coach John Banks was an assistant at West last year.

West took the lead in the third and held on the rest of the way, thanks in part to Ross, who made many key saves.

“They bring a lot of heat on the ball and have some superior shooters,” said West coach Matt Coverdale. “He made some clutch saves for us.”

The Hatters are coached by first-year mentor J.P. Banks, an assistant at CBW last year.

Johnny Kirchner scored a goal and collected 12 ground balls for West. Jack Firriolo scored one goal and chipped in four assists and Spencer Macquarrie added two goals.
Junior attackman Jake Durkin led the Hatters with three goals.

“To their credit, they never backed down, never folded,” said Coverdale. “They came at us with everything they had. They have a lot of great shooters and ball handlers.”

Souderton 15, Pennridge 9

Playing on their home field, the Indians took an early 5-1 lead and rode that cushion to a victory.

The Rams managed to close the gap to two, but Souderton’s Grant Nice turned in a sparkling performance in the second half, while midfielders Ridge Schultz and Nick Judge controlled the faceoffs, giving Souderton key offensive possessions.

Bryan Ziegler led the Souderton attack with seven goals and an assist, while J.P. Carroll chipped in three goals and an assist and Ridge Schultz added a pair of goals.

North Penn 14, Neshaminy 2

Although it was a non-league game, the struggling Knights (0-5) finally saw the light of day. After losing three one-goal games, they got their first win.

“The boys played so well today,” said North Penn coach Rick Smith. “Finally they came together as a team. Through losing, they became stronger. It made them better. They became a family and they wanted to fight together.”

After giving up two goals in the first half, North Penn held the Redskins scoreless the rest of the way. That defense started on faceoffs as Sean Adams gave the Knights possession on 13 of 20 draws.

Chris Anton and Adam Wreath teamed up for three goals apiece to lead the Knights. No fewer than 11 players contributed to the scoring.

Dan Gross (2 G), Dan Kohler (2G, A), Chris Young (2G, 2A), Sean Adams (G, A) and Kyle Heining (G, 2A) completed the scoring for North Penn.

Alex McKenzie and Connor Bishop notched the Redskins’ lone goals on assists from Dillon Richards and Austin Transue.

Austin Marshall stopped 14 shots for Neshaminy, while his North Penn counterpart Mike Tappen saved 11.

Pennsbury 16, Harry S. Truman 5

Andrew Probst had a hand in five goals with one goal and four assists for the Falcons. Calvin Hopkins and Ricky Jutkiewicz each contributed hat tricks. Colin Sullivan (one assist) and Luke Matthews both contributed a pair of goals. Sean Heilferty, Evan Caterson, Ryan McDonald, Chris Johnson and Sean McDonald each scored one goal.

Jeremy Ghost and Matt Sullivan led Truman with two goals each. Truman’s Tyler Brennan came up with some big saves, turning away 16 shots. Pennsbury’s Drew Sweetland had nine saves.

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