Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/17/14
Host Central Bucks East defeated defending SOL Continental champion Hatboro-Horsham for the second time this season on Wednesday night at War Memorial Field, this time by a score of 7-4.
The Patriots move to 10-2 overall (7-0 in SOL play). the Hatters are 5-2 in the league and 6-5 overall.
CB East’s Matt Vetter put the Patriots on the scoreboard at the 8:15 mark of the first period on a feed from Matt Brown. Brendan Milligan tied it up for Hatboro at the 6:12 mark on a feed from Zach Erwine, and the teams played a defensive chess match looking for a weakness in the first quarter.
East’s Zach Nelsen scored his first goal of the year and Matt Brown added another putting the Patriots up by two goals in the second. Hatboro would not back down and Zach Erwine found the back of the net with just four seconds left in the half, bringing the Hatters within one goal to end the half (3-2).
The third quarter was “Heim Time” with senior captain Matt Heim scoring three goals (two of them unassisted) to give the Patriots a comfortable 6-2 lead. Pierrie Armstrong scored for the Hatters on a man up to a close the gap to 6-3 to end the third quarter.
In the fourth quarter, it was Matt Vetter connecting again, this time unassisted, giving the Patriots a 7-3 CBE lead. Erwine added his second goal of the night for the Hatters with just 31 seconds left.
Andrew Del Bracco was almost perfect at the “x”, winning 13 out of 14 face offs, and Sean McGovern put in another outstanding performance in the goal for the Patriots, recording 16 saves.
The CBE defense made very few mistakes. Dustin Buchanan, Tyler Butler, Will Dempster and Mike Eveland along with the CBE defensive mids played a tight suffocating defense.
Marc Poust had 12 saves in the goal for the Hatters.
Upper Dublin 8, Wissahickon 4
The Flying Cardinals (7-0, 7-2) took a stranglehold on the Suburban One American Conference race as Michael Sowers had one goal and three assists while teammate Evan Scott scored a hat trick.
Upper Dublin goalie Bobby McPeake was credited with 11 saves.
Springfield-Delco 7, Comsewogue 3 (NY)
Freshman goalie James Spence turned aside all 10 of his shots and the visiting Cougars won one on Long Island’s north side for coach Tom Lemieux, a Comsewogue grad
Mike Gerzabek had three goals and an assist for the Cougars.
Cardinal O’Hara 3, Roman Catholic 2
Ben Clawson had the game-winner for O’Hara in the Catholic League victory.
Downingtown West 6, Unionville 5
Connor Ward scored two goals, including the game winner, and Dave Gallagher had two goals and an assist as the Whippets won their first Ches-Mont game.
Danny Donovan had a goal and two assists to lead the Indians.