Boys Soccer – CBA Routs St. Augustine to Return to Non-Public A Final
Last year's South Jersey Non-Public A championship game came down to the final minutes, during which the Chrirstian Brothers Academy soccer team pulled out a thrilling win over St. Augustine to reach the Non-Public A final for the first time in four years.
When the two teams met in a rematch on Thursday in this year's South Non-Public A final, it was no contest.
CBA, the No. 1 team in the Shore Sports Network Top 10 and the top seed in the South Jersey Non-Public A bracket, stomped No. 2 seed St. Augustine, 5-0, to win their second straight South Jersey title and will play for the Non-Public A title Sunday at Kean against Seton Hall Prep.
Senior Patrick Kollman scored two goals, senior Matt Mawson had a goal and an assist and senior Tom Judge assisted two goals to go along with a penalty kick to lead the scoring effort for CBA.
Judge set up the Colts' first two goals by Kollman and Mawson to stake CBA to an early advantage in the first 14 minutes and senior Matt Thorsheim made it 3-0 off a pass from senior Ryan O'Connor before halftime.
Kollman made it 4-0 midway through the second half off a Mawson assist and Judge capped the scoring with a penalty kick.
CBA lost to Delbarton in last year's Non-Public A final, 2-0, after falling in an early two-goal hole. The Colts will roll into this year's final against the Pirates after setting a program record for wins in a season with 23.
Thursday night, Seton Hall ended Delbarton's four-year championship reign by beating the Green Wave in penalty kicks. The last time the two finalist met with the Non-Public A title on the line, the Pirates edged the Colts, 1-0, in 2010. CBA won the state title against Delbarton to cap a 21-0 season the following year, which is the last time the Colts won the Non-Public A championship.