East Penn Press

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

EHS girls lax looked to get back to postseason

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Last season, the Emmaus girls lacrosse team fell just one game and one goal shy of earning a spot in the District 11 Class 3A tournament.

A 12-11 loss to Southern Lehigh in the regular season finale kept the Green Hornets from the playoffs after the team won three of its last five games of the regular season.

Entering the 2020 campaign, Emmaus looked to get back to the postseason after a one-year hiatus, finishing with an 8-10 record overall last season.

The team lost a lot of talent and leadership from last year’s squad and would have fielded a much younger, less experienced team this year.

Fourth-year head coach Roxann Betz saw a lot of talent and potential across the board that would have been on this year’s roster.

“Although we have a young team, we have lots of talent from one end to the other,” Betz said. “The seniors are Kaitlyn Csensits, Tori Brinckman, Emma Schoenly, Laura Boyko and Sammy Reed.

“The seniors stepped up this year and they all took on leadership roles off the field making their teammates feel welcome and pushed the team to work hard as we were looking forward to compete in each and every game,” said Betz. “Our goal was to make it back to the postseason. The seniors brought in many years of varsity experience and would have taken on strong leadership roles on the field as well. Our seniors were a very competitive group of individuals and we are extremely disappointed they did not get the opportunity to play their final season.”

Emmaus will now take the motivation of missing the postseason and an actual season in back-to-back years into 2021.