North Penn rolls by Cen­tral Bucks West

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Kev Hunter NKUNWHR@MOURNDORHJLSWHR.FOP

North Penn had not planned on Fri­day night’s con­test with Cen­tral Bucks West be­ing the last game at CrDwIorG SWDGLuP WKLs IDOO, but nev­er­the­less, the Knights PDGH surH LW wDs TuLWH D finDOH.

A 27-SoLnW IourWK TuDrWHr DnG D SDLr oI WouFKGowns HDFK Ey KyOH 0Dy­fiHOG DnG Steve Gozur keyed a 48-28 win over the Bucks as the Knights, al­though elim­i­natHG IroP SODy­oII FonWHnWLon last week, looked like a play­oII WHDP Ln WKHLr finDO KoPH JDPH oI WKH sHD­son.

“I thought it was a great way to send our se­niors out,” said se­nior Eddie Posavec, who caught a 54-yard touchGown SDss IroP TuDrWHrEDFN 0LNH BHrsWHFKHr Ds SDrW oI WKDW SLvoWDO WKLrG TuDrWHr. “WH DOO SODyHG SrHWWy wHOO. 2ur oIIHnsH wDs FOLFNLnJ and (West) didn’t seem to EH DEOH Wo sWoS us. ,W wDs D JrHDW oIIHn­sLvH SHrIorPDnFH Ey HvHry­onH.”

AIWHr OHDGLnJ Ey sHvHn DW KDOIWLPH, WKH KnLJKWs (5-4) broke the game open with a 52-yard rush­ing touch­down Ey Gozur, IoOOowHG Ey WKH OonJ sForLnJ sWrLNH IroP Ber­stecher to Posavec, makLnJ LW 28-7.

“Mike threw a great ball, coach (Dick) Beck called WKH SHrIHFW SODy Ds IDr Ds WKH GHIHnsH DnG wKDW WHsW wDs go­ing to do, and Mike just WKrHw D SHrIHFW EDOO,” sDLG Posavec, who caught it in stride down the right side­line DnG rDFHG DwDy Ior WKH sForH.

7KH KnLJKWs’ OHDG TuLFNOy grew to 35-7 on the very nHxW SODy IroP sFrLPPDJH Ds Bob Bull in­ter­cepted Bucks TuDrWHrEDFN CoGy 5LHPHn­schnei­der and re­turned it 22 yDrGs Ior D sForH.

AIWHr WHsW (5-4) FuW WKH mar­gin to 35-14 on a 17-yard SDss IroP 5LHPHn­sFKnHLGHr to Mark Ci­audelli, North Penn closed out a dom­i­nant WKLrG TuDrWHr wLWK D 70-yDrG race to the end zone by May­fiHOG.

“WH KDG D IHw PLsKDSs Ln WKH firsW KDOI, EuW wH WLJKWened things up in the sec­ond KDOI DnG FonWLnuHG Wo SLOH on WKH SoLnWs,” 3os­DvHF sDLG.

0Dy­fiHOG’s 70-yDrG sForH was topped only by Luke Berry’s 80-yarder, as the OonJHsW run oI WKH nLJKW stretched North Penn’s lead Wo 48-14 HDrOy Ln WKH IourWK.

The Bucks closed out the scor­ing with Ci­audelli’s 10yard touch­down re­cep­tion and John Fitz’s one-yard sneak.

West, which saw its play­off hopes fade with the loss, tied the game 7-7 in the sec­ond quar­ter on a 13-yard run by Riemen­schnei­der. But the Knights took a 14-7 lead into the break on touch­down runs Ey GRzur (61) DnG 0Dy­fiHOG (three) and then broke open in the third.

“We came out in the secRnG KDOI WHr­rLEOy flDW,” BuFNV coach Brian Hensel said. “1RrWK 3Hnn wDV firHG uS. They were mak­ing big plays on of­fense, de­fense and in the kick­ing game, and in a game like this, if you don’t make the big plays like the other team, you’re not go­ing to come out on top. Our de­fense let us down tonight. We gave up the big play far WRR PDny WLPHV. ,W’V GHflDWing, and it breaks the morale of the team, and we’ve got to GR D EHWWHr MRE GHIHnVLvHOy.”

Both teams hit the road next week as West trav­els to CB South and North Penn will be at Soud­er­ton Area.

“We just wanted to come out and play our best and send our se­niors out on the rLJKW nRWH,” 3RVDvHF VDLG RI the win Fri­day. “We have

With a spot in the Dis­trict 2nH CODVV AAA finDO Rn WKH line, the Soud­er­ton boys soc­cer team still could not finG D wDy WR HnG LWV VWrLnJ of frus­tra­tion against Cen­tral Bucks East.

Fresh­man Evan sare scored just short of nine min­utes into the sec­ond half and that was enough for the No. 8 Pa­tri­ots to edge the No. 13 In­di­ans 1-0 in the GLVWrLFW VHPLfinDOV 7KurV­day at Soud­er­ton Area High School.

“,n WKH VHPLfinDO JDPH, you ex­pect a league team that we played twice this year that we lost two close games to, to come out harder. And we just didn’t perIRrP WRnLJKW,” 6RuGHrWRn VHnior Ryan Molyneaux said.

Se­nior Ben Marks had the as­sist of sare’s tally as Cen­tral Bucks East ended its run of los­ing in the dis­trict semis WKH ODVW fivH VWrDLJKW VHDVRnV. The Pa­tri­ots also reached WKHLr firVW CODVV AAA finDO since 2001.

“That (West Chester) 5uVWLn JDPH GHfinLWHOy JDvH uV VRPH PRPHnWuP,” VDLG Marks of CB East’s 2-0 TuDrWHrfinDO wLn ODVW 6DWur­day. “We beat the No. 1 seed and then just build­ing off that com­ing into this game DnG FRPLnJ LnWR WKH finDOV LV MuVW rHDOOy HxFLWLnJ.”

Soud­er­ton (16-5-1) is win­less in its last nine games with the Pa­tri­ots (16-3-2), in­clud­ing the three so far this sea­son. East has gone 8-0-1 since the Big Red’s last vic­tory in the Subur­ban One League Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence ri­vals’ se­ries — a 1-0 vic­tory on Oct. 15, 2009.

“From the start of the game, we just didn’t come rHDGy WR SODy,” 0ROynHDux said. “And we didn’t end ready to play, ei­ther. We played 80 min­utes of soc­cer that wasn’t our best per­forPDnFH.”

The In­di­ans, who were last in the dis­trict semis in 2009, where look­ing to make the cham­pi­onship game for the firVW WLPH VLnFH WKHy wRn WKH Class AAA ti­tle in 2005.

Cen­tral Bucks East next faces No. 19 Abing­ton — a 2-1 win­ner over Penns­bury Ln WKH RWKHr VHPLfinDO — Ln WKH DLVWrLFW 2nH finDO DW 8 p.m. Satur­day at Soud­er­ton.

Soud­er­ton faces Penns­bury at 6 p.m. Satur­day at Soud­er­ton. All four teams KDvH DOrHDGy TuDOL­fiHG IRr the PIAA Class AAA Tour­na­ment.

“Ob­vi­ously, we don’t want to go into states los­ing two VWrDLJKW JDPHV,” 0ROynHDux said. “We played both of them this year, we scrim-

maged Penns­bury and had a game against Abing­ton, non­league game (a 2-1 Soud­er­ton win on Sept. 29). Both games we played well, so hope­fully to­mor­row’s prac­tice will go well and Satur­day’s game will go well and we’ll be feel­ing good go­ing into states.

sare’s goal came at 31:03 in the sec­ond half. Soud­er­ton cleared a ball from its 18-yard box af­ter a Pa­tri­ots’ throw-in, but East quickly sent it back in, where Marks found sare open on the left side. The fresh­man then put his shot into the op­po­site cor­ner for 1-0 CB East lead.

“Ryan sare played a great ball in over the top. Evan brought it down, found my feet. I might have had a VKRW, EuW (vDQ wDV GH­fiQLWHOy open,” Marks said. “He’s on and so I played a ball to Evan and Evan had a great clin­i­cal fiQLVK LQ WKH VLGH SDQHO. HH re­ally brought it to­day.”

The In­di­ans best chance IRU D JRDO FDPH LQ WKH fiUVW half on a slid­ing shot by se­nior Wil­son Gon­za­lez, but East se­nior goal­keeper Ja­cob Nesteruk kept the game score­less with a one-handed stop.

Look­ing for the equal­izer, the Big Red had a few looks, but pushed most of those wide of the net.

“Our shots weren’t on the frame, our of­fense just wasn’t there tonight,” Molyneaux said.

North Penn’s Kyle May­field races past Cen­tral Bucks West’s John Fitz dur­ing Fri­day’s Subur­ban One Con­ti­nen­tal Con­fer­ence ac­tion.

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