C.B. South clinches conference crown

Posted: October 17, 2012

Last season when Souderton's Ryan Molyneaux came to the line to shoot a penalty kick, he got the best of Central Bucks South goalkeeper Matt Weigner.

With sole possession of the Suburban One League Continental Conference title at stake Tuesday afternoon, Weigner made sure that didn't happen again. He stopped Molyneaux's penalty shot. Twice.

Weigner saved the original shot, which went to his left, but the referee ruled that the junior keeper had moved off his line before the ball was touched, giving Molyneaux another opportunity. This time, the senior midfielder went to Weigner's right, and Weigner read it perfectly.

The save was the difference in the game, giving the Titans a 1-0 win and making them regular-season boys' soccer champions in the Continental with an 11-1-1 league record.

"In the recent past, I haven't done so well, but I was confident in these," Weigner said of the penalty kicks. "I knew I had it."

The penalty kicks in the first half weren't the only ones of the game.

Patrick Berneski, a junior defender, walked to the line with less than four minutes remaining in a scoreless game. He immediately knew what side he was going to go to - his right - and without hesitation, he hit the ball hard, confident it would go in. And it did.

"I couldn't watch," said Weigner, who recorded his 10th shutout of the season. "We have had two PKs saved this year, so I couldn't watch.

"I just turned around."

The Suburban One Continental has featured a very close race all season among four teams. The Titans (14-1-1 overall), ranked sixth in Southeastern Pennsylvania by The Inquirer, knew if they won or tied on Tuesday, they would get sole possession of the championship.

That factor motivated them throughout the spirited, and at times testy, match.

C.B. South will host C.B. East on Thursday in its regular-season finale, and the Indians (12-4-1, 8-4-1) will play Quakertown on Wednesday. Both South and Souderton, and the rest of District 1, will find out their district seedings on Sunday.

Titans coach Don Brady expects that his team will be in the top five in District 1, resulting in a game next Tuesday or Thursday.

Souderton   0 0 – 0

Central Bucks South   0 1 – 1

Goal: Patrick Berneski.

Saves: S-Tyler Afflerbach 4; CBS-Matt Weigner 3.

Contact Kate Harman at rallysports@phillynews.com.

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