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District 1 boys’ lacrosse: Second-seeded CB East tops Downingtown West; will meet top-seeded Conestoga for title

Tuesday, 24th May 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, High School  

By Russ Atkinson
and, Posted 5/24/11

Parker Self and Chris Vetter each scored three goals and Harrison Holak made 15 saves in goal as Central Bucks East defeated Downingtown West, 11-7, tonight at Plymouth Whitemarsh to advance to the District 1 boys’ lacrosse championship game.

Central Bucks East's Chris Vetter is defended by Downingtown West's Tyler McWilliams during Tuesday's semifinal game. CB East won, 11-7, to advance to the District 1 finals vs. two-time defending champion Conestoga

The second-seeded Patriots (20-1) will play two-time defending champion and top-seeded Conestoga in the title game on Thursday at Radnor High at 8 p.m. Conestoga (20-1) advanced by throttling Pennsbury, 11-3, in the nightcap at PW.

Third-seeded Downingtown West (19-2) will face 13th-seeded Pennsbury (15-7) in the 6 p.m. third-place game at Radnor.

Blake Ament (one goal, three assists) scored with 9:17 left in the fourth quarter to give the Patriots a seemingly comfortable 9-4 lead. But the Whippets rallied to draw within 9-7 by scoring three goals (Dylan Ikkala, then Jim Sharer on an extra man and Tyler McWilliams) in a minute and 37 seconds.

CB East responded, though, as Self and Vetter each scored unassisted goals to give the Patriots the final cusion.

“We always play with a lot of heart,” said senior attackman Vetter. “I knew we were going to stick with them. Our ‘D’ had a couple of breakdowns, but once we learned what went wrong, we fixed it right away. That’s what’s so good about our defense.”

East also got single tallies from Warren Kuhn and Ryan Whitney.

Ikkala led the Whippets with two goals and an assist and Dustin Keen made 13 saves. Zach Logan (one assist), Tyler Eric Rankel and Evan Muntz also scored single goals.

“We knew they had some real good strong attackmen,” said Downingtown coach Tom Hannum. “They have a really good team. We made some basic, fundamental mistakes today. We didn’t play our game and things didn’t bounce our way.”

Central Bucks East 11, Downingtown West 7

CB East 3-1-4-3 -11
Downingtown West 2-1-1-3 -7

Parker Self 3g
Blake Ament 1g, 3a
Chris Vetter 3g
Warren Kuhn 1g
Conor McSherry 2g
Ryan Whitney 1g
Matt Heim 1a
Harrison Holok 15 saves

Downingtown West
Tyler McWilliams 1g
Dylan Ikiala 2g,1a
Eric Rankel 1g
Zack Logan 1g,1a
Jimmy Sharer 1g
Brad Shenberger 1a
Evan Muntz 1g
Dustin Keen 13 saves

Conestoga 11, Pennsbury 3

Connor Frisina and Billy Flatley each had two goals and an assist while Tyler Brooke scored twice as the Pioneers coasted into the finals.

Kevin Rudd had a goal and an assist and Bradlee Lord, Adam Goins, Brian Dailey and Jordan Klunder each scored once. John Lopes and Robbie Zonino each had four saves for Conestoga.

Calvin Hopkins led the Falcons with two goals while Colin Sullivan scored once and Drew Sweetland made 14 saves.

Conestoga 11, Pennsbury 3

Tyler Brooke 2g
Connor Frisina 2g, 1a
Bradlee Lord 1g
Tanner Scott 2a
Billy Flatley 2g, 1a
Adam Goins 1g
Kevin Rudd 1g, 1a
Jordan Klunder 1g
Brian Dailey 1g
Robbie Zonino 4 saves
John Lopes 4 saves

Calvin Hopkins 2g
Colin Sullivan 1g
Luke Matthews 1a
Drew Sweetland 14 saves
Josh Caven 8 of 16 fo’s

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