Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/15/13
Ty Strayline led a balanced attack with a goal and four assists and Ryan Kelly made an astounding 22 saves Tuesday as visiting Central Bucks South defeated Kennett, 10-4, for its first District 1 boys’ lacrosse victory in school history.
The 17th-seeded Titans (14-5) will play at top-seeded Radnor Thursday in the second round. Kennett, the 16th seed, closes at 12-7.
Brendan McGrath added a goal and three assists while Willie Pendleton, Jake Henze (five groundballs) and Tom DiBrino each scored twice. Tim McCrudden (9gb) and Conner Bechtel (8gb) paced the defense
For Kennett, Brady O’Neill had two goals and an assist and Kevin McQuiston scored twice.
After Kennett came back to make it 3-2 at the end of the first quarter, CB South added a second quarter tally and then broke the game open with three in the period to take a commanding 7-2 lead.
CB South’s defense and goaltending was standout as long-poles Tim Ross and Kevin Witchey helped the Titans wreak havoc and kept the Kennett shooters constantly off balance, allowing Kelly to post his season high in saves. With his 22 saves, Naval Academy bound goalie Ryan Kelly has passed the 800 career save milestone.
Midfielders Brandon Jacobsen and AJ Caputo also contributed to the defensive effort, which shut down several Blue Demon man-up opportunities and caused numerous turnovers throughout the game.
In avenging their only non-league loss of the season, a 9-8 defeat in their opener at Kennett, CB South has now tied the program’s highest win total of 14 victories, last attained in 2007.
Henderson 5, Hatboro-Horsham 3
Chad Heisman was brilliant in goal with 18 saves while Adam Weaver, Jack Twohig, Steve Warbuton and Jason DePhillips led a stifling defense as the 22nd-seeded Warriors knocked off the 11th-seeded Hatters.
Owen Evans added two goals and an assist and Spencer Rymiszewski had a goal and two assists for Henderson.
Avon Grove 10, Holy Ghost Prep 7
Tanner Peck had two goals and three assists and Stephen Cyron scored three goals while Will Schreiner posted eight saves to lead the Devils.
Michael Major had three goals to lead HGP.
Downingtown West 8, Spring-Ford 4
Matt Logan scored three goals while Evan Wolf and Tyler Keen each had two goals and two assists to help the Whippets earn a date Thursday at rival Downingtown East. Jared Wolf and Will Flanagan provided strong defense and Alex Attaifar posted nine saves in goal.
Paul Major had three goals for the Rams.
Penncrest 6, Wissahickon 5
Dylan Protesto had three goals and won 13 of 15 face-offs as Penncrest advanced.
Tommy Monaghan and Brooks Melvin each had two goals and an assist for Wissahickon.
Bishop Shanahan 8, Lower Merion 5
John Mehok scored three goals and Anthony Wagner made 11 saves to pace the Eagles to the victory.
Craig Markman had three goals for the Aces.