After a big 5-1 win over previously undefeated Easton on Friday, the Emmaus field hockey team had less than 24 hours before it had a nonconference showdown with Downingtown East the following day. There was no sign of fatigue as Emmaus (12-0-0 EPC, 14-0-0 overall) remained undefeated with a 6-0 win over the Cougars.
Kacie Patton and Mackenzie Bruns each scored two goals for Emmaus, who also got goals from Riley Baughman and Kayla Kisthardt. In addition to her goal, Baughman picked up three assists in the game for Emmaus.
Emmaus soccer coach John Cari likes a good, exciting soccer game as much as the next guy. On Monday though, he thought his team made its 2-1 double overtime win against Northampton more exciting than it had to be.
The Konkrete Kids (6-2-3 EPC, 7-2-3 overall) broke through for a goal with just 2:37 left in regulation to tie the game 1-1.
Aaron Eberts fed a pinpoint pass to Russell King, who used his speed to hold off an Emmaus defender and fire a shot to the lower left side of the goal, just past goalie Alex Tomasello to tie the game.
It wasn’t the prettiest game of soccer, but Emmaus was still able to pick up a 2-0 win over Whitehall. The game was marred not only by the rain, but five yellow cards were handed out and there were two ejections from the game.
Emmaus had the upper hand through most of the first half and kept constant pressure on Zephyrs’ goalie Justin Mattison, who turned aside some big shots. Thomas Hanvey played a ball into the box perfectly for teammate Jake Groh, who beat Mattison for the first goal of the game just 10 minutes into the contest.
After a big win over Parkland, the Emmaus girls soccer team had a bit of a letdown with a 4-0 loss to Nazareth and a 2-0 loss to Whitehall. Sandwiched between the two losses was a 2-1 win over Wilson West Lawn. The Hornets quickly got things back on track and downed Easton 2-1 last week.
The Red Rovers came out firing against Emmaus with three shots on goal in the first five minutes of the game. Goalie Alexa Ryan was impenetrable and turned aside all three shots.
At the season’s halfway point, things are rolling along pretty well for the Emmaus girls soccer team.
The Hornets have hit a couple quick speed bumps but are at 6-2-1 overall this season and 5-2-1 on the season in the East Penn Conference, and getting better with every game.
This past week was a somewhat quiet week for the team with just one game, a 9-0 win over Dieruff.
In the win over the Huskies (1-7), Lauren Latchford scored twice, while Gianna Albanese, Maddie Fey, Kayla Griffith, Carly McGrath, Shania Merhtens, Sarah Smith and Lily Schmitt all tallied one goal.
In a game where both teams had a lot of scoring opportunities that they couldn’t cash in on, Emmaus wound up with a 1-0 win over Northampton to open the high school soccer season this past Saturday.
Grace Eisenhard’s shot bounded back to the front of the net and even though junior Sydney Cole had a Northampton defender on her, the things she learned in camp this summer came into play as she was there to fight off the defender for what looked like an easy goal.
After a hard fought 3-2 win over Northampton Friday afternoon, the Emmaus boys soccer team was back at it again just under 24 hours later to face a tough Cumberland Valley team at Memorial Field.
The Hornets never really seemed to get on track and fell 2-0 to the Eagles, who got a goal from Christian Esquivias early in the first half and then another almost halfway into the second half of the game from Eric Leach.
The Emmaus High School baseball team saw its baseball season come to an end with a 7-3 loss to Pocono Mountain East in the District 11 quarterfinals.
Emmaus finishes the season with a mark of 16-6 after finishing their Eastern Pennsylvania Conference schedule at 12-4. The 2018 season almost mirrored the results of the previous year when it went 16-7, 12-4 and lost to Parkland in the EPC semifinals and to Liberty in the district semifinals.
Emmaus softball came into the season with extremely high expectations. After a 20-5 campaign in 2017 and five seniors on their roster, it was assumed that the Lady Hornets would simply breeze through the season.
Nothing is ever easy in the East Penn Conference and after starting 4-0 with three of the wins coming against non-conference opponents, reality started to set in. Emmaus went on to lose three straight and then take a bit of a roller coaster ride through much of the schedule with a win or two followed by a loss or two. The team finished the season 11-10 overall.
Eight different players drove in runs for Emmaus in the opening game of the District 11 softball playoffs to lead the Lady Hornets to a 15-7 win over Whitehall. The win advances Emmaus to the quarterfinals against a tough Parkland team that has beaten the Hornets twice during the regular season.