C.B. East takes Continental crown

Going for the header are Central Bucks East's Evan Vare and Central Bucks South's Evan Falkowski. C.B. East won in overtime, 2-1, earning its fifth league championship in six years. STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer
Going for the header are Central Bucks East's Evan Vare and Central Bucks South's Evan Falkowski. C.B. East won in overtime, 2-1, earning its fifth league championship in six years. STEVEN M. FALK / Staff Photographer
Posted: October 18, 2013

As the names of eight Central Bucks South seniors were announced from the loudspeakers just before Wednesday night's Suburban One Continental boys' soccer matchup, Central Bucks East never diverted from its warm-up routine, seemingly ignoring the fanfare in Titan Stadium.

With their composure intact, the Patriots (13-3, 11-2) stole a come-from-behind, 2-1 overtime victory to clinch their fifth league title in six years.

East coach Mike Gorni said this year's championship is the most gratifying accomplishment of his career.

"We won 10 straight games battling this schedule of two and three games a week," Gorni said. "I'm really proud. It has not been easy, but it's been really exciting."

Both teams squandered early scoring opportunities. But as halftime approached, the Titans (10-7-1, 7-6-1) broke through East's defense. Junior midfielder Danny Remick crossed the ball to freshman midfielder Colin Fagan, who finished with ease.

"We weren't very patient in the first half with ourselves," Gorni said. "We were rushing everything. Then we got patient and were able to connect a bit better going forward, and then we got the opportunities."

Just 10 minutes into the second half, Patriots sophomore forward Evan Vare controlled a loose ball in front of East's goal and fired it past senior goalkeeper Matt Weigner to tie the game.

A little more than six minutes into overtime, Vare drew a free kick outside East's offensive box. The ball was deflected several times before junior captain Broock Weiss put home the winner.

"It was their senior night. I feel bad for them," Weiss said. "But we won a league title in the end, and it feels awesome."

Central Bucks East 0 1 1 – 2

Central Bucks South 1 0 0 – 1

Goals: CBE-Evan Vare, Broock Weiss; CBS-Colin Fagan.

Saves: CBE-Dan Chilson 6; CBS-Matt Weigman 5.


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