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Girls soccer wins three straight

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Just as quickly as the Emmaus girls soccer team lost a bit of its swagger, the Hornets got it right back. A disappointing loss to Pocono Mountain East was met with a challenge from head coach Sarah Oswald. She asked her team to win three conference games this past week to put it back in good standing in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The challenge was accepted and Emmaus picked up wins against Stroudsburg (3-6-0, 4-6-0), Northampton (5-3-1, 6-3-1) and Bethlehem Catholic (3-5-0, 3-5-0) by a combined score of 20-2, putting Emmaus back in the hunt in the EPC.

Tennis team his difficult part of schedule

Thursday, September 28, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

Even before the tennis season got underway, Emmaus coach Dimitri Diamandopoulos warned that the schedule was much tougher late in the season than it was early in the season.

When the team won its first five matches, he was still singing the same tune. When they were 6-1, he pointed out remaining matches against Freedom, Nazareth, Parkland and other teams who were all strong.

Girls soccer looks for big week

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus girls soccer team seemed to be rolling with wins over Whitehall and Nazareth followed by a 2-2 tie against Central Catholic that saw the Hornets fall behind early and then rally to tie the Vikettes. After that came a 9-0 win against East Stroudsburg North and a 1-0 nonleauge loss at Wilson West Lawn against a tough Owls team.

The Hornets figured to bounce back against Pocono Mountain East (6-1) on Saturday. Instead, the team came out flat and lost 4-1.

Girls tennis drops close match to Kids

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

With a remaining schedule filled with tough matches, the Emmaus girls tennis team really needed a win against Northampton. Like Emmaus, the Konkrete Kids were in need of a win to keep their District 11 rankings in place. The two teams usually play each other tough and the latest meeting was no different, with Northampton escaping with a 4-3 win.

The loss dropped Emmaus to 6-4, while Northampton moves to 5-4 on the season.

IronPigs end season in playoffs

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

After a six-game winning streak put the Lehigh Valley IronPigs into the playoffs, a seventh straight win gave them a 1-0 lead in their best-of-five divisional series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Unfortunately, that wase their last win of the season as the RailRiders went on to take the next three games to advance to the Governor’s Cup Finals in the International League.

The Pigs weren’t helped by what a video replay showed to be a bad call in game four of the series.

Tennis team suffers first defeat of 2017 season

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by CHUCK HIXSON in Sports

The Emmaus tennis team lost its perfect record when it dropped a 4-3 decision to Central Catholic. The Vikettes (5-3, 6-3) swept the singles matches and picked up their fourth win in number-two doubles. Emmaus rebounded quickly though with a sweep of Pocono Mountain East on Monday to move its record to 6-1 on the season.

In addition to losing for the first time as a team, it was the first time that any of the Emmaus singles players lost a match this season, and was the first loss of the season for the doubles team of Xinyi He and Shannon Stewart.