Boys lacrosse eyes rematch; girls season ends in districts
The Easton boys lacrosse program has not been kind to Emmaus over the last two weeks. The Red Rovers boys team won a heartbreaker against the Green Hornets, 6-5 in the Lehigh Valley Conference semifinals two weeks ago.
But after a 17-4 thrashing of Nazareth in the District 11 quarterfinals last week, the Emmaus boys hoped for some revenge on Easton in the upcoming semifinal matchup Tuesday. That game was played after Press deadlines.
"I think we were motivated by our poor play the last time we were on the field against Easton," said Hornet head coach Scott Ketcham. "We don't need to change much. We just need to execute on offense and defense and do what we already know."
Collin Tucker netted four goals and Nicholas Tonno recorded a hat trick as the Green Hornets had no trouble taking care of the Blue Eagles in their opening game.
Emmaus raced out to a 6-0 lead after one quarter, and led 9-1 at halftime. It was obvious that this team was not happy being bounced early in the conference playoffs.
With another six-goal quarter in the third, the Green Hornets could empty the bench and focus their attention to the rematch that awaits for a shot at a district championship.
Zack Bernhard and Peter Conway each recorded multiple goal games, and Patrick Camilli tallied three assists in the contest.
"Collin's four goals were great, but we also got a great breakout performance from attackman Pat Camilli, who was the quarterback of our offense," said Ketcham. "Our entire defense also did a great job."
The Emmaus girls did not have as much luck in their opening district tournament game. After defeating Nazareth in the league playoffs, Easton returned the favor by sending the Green Hornets home early, 15-10.
It was the second straight year that the Red Rovers ended Emmaus' season by the same margin.
Tara Tracchio (four goals), Madalyn Dorn (three goals), Sami Abel, Dakota Walck, and Destanee Watkins scored for Emmaus. Abel, Tracchio, and Emily Ehrlich recorded assists in the loss.
The Green Hornets end their season with an 11-10 overall record.