Soud­er­ton’s Evers fin­ishes fourth

North Penn Life - - Sports - By Kev Hunter khunter@jour­nalregis­

Soud­er­ton Area’s Matt Evers is headed back to states, and the se­nior locked up the spot just the way he would have liked.

“I was happy with the way , finiVKHG,” (YHUV VDiG IROlow­ing Fri­day night’s District lne Div­ing com­pe­ti­tion at Up­per Dublin High School. “I started off as I ex­pected I would - not too bad, EuW , WKinN , finiVKHG niFHOy, VR , wDV KDSSy wiWK WKDW.”

(YHUV’ VWURnJ finDO URunG up on the board helped pro­pel the se­nior to a score of 464.40, good for fourth place in Class AAA. For the Big oed se­nior, the post­sea­son is nRw RI­fiFiDOOy unGHUwDy.

“DHfiniWHOy EHWWHU WKDn OHDJuHV,” KH VDiG RI KiV per­for­mance, which came a week af­ter he bat­tled to a VHFRnG-SODFH finiVK DW 62/ CRnWinHnWDO’V. “/HDJuHV wDV a lit­tle rough for me, so it was nice to come back with D EHWWHU PHHW.”

Evers’ con­fer­ence ri­val, Con­ti­nen­tal champ de­of­froy dagnon of North Penn, also en­joyed a solid per­for­mance at Up­per Dublin and HDUnHG D fiIWK-SODFH finiVK with a score of 446.40. The Knights’ stand­out will be PDNinJ KiV fiUVW WUiS WR BuFNnell.

Wil­liam Ten­nent’s Ian For­lini pulled off a three-peat in the event, win­ning for the third con­sec­u­tive time with a score of 556.15.

“I felt a lit­tle bit of pres­sure, but just to do well again and try to ad­vance my VFRUHV,” WKH Mu­niRU VDiG.

AOVR PDNinJ WKHiU fiUVW WUiS to the big meet will be Methac­ton’s Daniel ooy, who placed sev­enth on Fri­day with a 419.60, and Cen­tral Bucks West’s Matt McCool, D ninWK-SODFH finiVKHU wiWK D 396,85.

Evers im­proved upon his VixWK-SODFH finiVK DW GiVWUiFWV last win­ter to earn his sec­ond con­sec­u­tive spot at the state cham­pi­onships.

“As a whole, this year was EHWWHU,” WKH VHniRU VDiG.

Sun sal­ley’s Michael Proi­etto (422.80) and Up­per Moreland’s Dan Wilcox (395.85) earned the two qual­i­fy­ing spots in Class AA.

All of the divers will have a long rest now as they pre­pare for the state cham­pi­onships three weeks from now at Buck­nell.

“,W GRHV IHHO JRRG,” (YHUV said of the op­por­tu­nity to go back. “The com­pe­ti­tion was great to­day and ev­ery­body dove awe­some. We’ll all be UHDGy IRU VWDWHV.”

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