CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — Playing undermanned finally caught up to Central Bucks East. The Peters Township Indians defeated the injury-plagued Patriots, 2-0, in yesterday's PIAA Class AAA boys' state quarterfinal at Trojan Stadium.
The victory advanced the Indians (22-2-2) into Tuesday's semifinal round at a site to be determined. They will play Pine Richland, a 2-1 winner over Bethel Park.
C.B. East finished the season at 20-5-1.
"Tonight, we just didn't have it," Patriots midfielder Sean Peckham said.
Some Patriots could argue that reaching the state quarterfinals was a moral victory. Three key starters - junior defender Michael Whitaker (collarbone), senior midfielder Richard Lee (knee) and senior defender Devon Graham (pelvis) - missed the game with injuries. Two other Patriot starters junior forward Alex Shubert (foot) and sophomore defender Dan Christiansen (calf) - played less than full speed.