Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 4/8/15
Shockwaves were sent Wednesday night through the Suburban One League as Central Bucks South routed Central Bucks East, 15-6, in a Continental Conference boys’ lacrosse game at War Memorial Field.
The Titans improved to 5-0 overall and 4-0 in the conference while CB East – ranked No. 7 by Phillylacrosse.com – fell to 5-1 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
CB South was led by outstanding defense by two-way midfielder Jake Henze, defensemen Kevin Witchey (five groundballs), Jake Lautt, Steve Nowelski and LSM Tim Ross, who held CB East to one goal in the second half. The Titans outscored the Patriots 9-1 in the second half and claimed their first win over East since 2007.
Brendan McGrath was the offensive star with five goals and six groundballs and Chris Tanner added three goals and an assist. Evan Falkowski scored three goals and Henze added a pair while Robbie Richick made eight saves.
“It was a team win,” said Richick, a senior. “We played well all around. Our offense was on fire and our defense was rock solid. You can’t ask for anything more.
Ross, a four year starter, returned from a shoulder injury to play in his first game of the year.
This also was the first win for CB South head coach Mike Sharman over CB East, where he was formerly an assistant coach (his son Brandon, a senior, plays there).
CB East had a chance to climb back into the game midway through the fourth quarter on a 2 minute un-releasable penalty (illegal stick) with South holding a 12-6 lead, but a key interception by South defender Steve Nowelski and subsequent penalties on CB East helped hold East scoreless during the penalty.
“It (the win) shows people that we can play with anyone, and all of our hard work has payed off,” said Richick.
Ryan Brown led CB East with five goals and Michael Ott won 16 of 23 face-offs while Sean McGovern posted 16 saves and Dustin Buchanan collected five groundballs and four caused turnovers.
CB South 15, CB East 6
CB South 5-1-5-4 = 15
CB East 2-3-0-1 = 6
Brendan McGrath 5g, 6gb
Chris Tanner 3g, 1a
Evan Falkowski 3g
Jake Henze 2g
Dillon Kelly 1g
Austin Naessens 1g
Kevin Witchey 5gb
Robbie Richick 8 saves
Ryan Brown – 5G,
Matt Vetter – 1G
Owen Griffin 1A
EAST FACE OFFS WON: Michael Ott 16 OF 23
EAST SAVES: Sean McGovern 16
EAST GROUND BALLS: Dustin Buchanan – 5
FORCED TURNOVERS: Dustin Buchanan – 4