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Boys soccer looks to overcome slow start

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

You couldn't really blame boys' soccer coach John Cari if he asked for a do-over on the start of the season.

Just three games into the year, Cari has seen his team get off to a 1-2 start which has included the team's 21-game home unbeaten streak come to an end, the first loss to Allen in 11 games and he has had to bench four starters for violating team policy.

The good news is that the team came back with a strong 11-0 drubbing of Dieruff for their first win of the season....

Field hockey team gets off to another strong start

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

If the first two games of the year are any indication, then the Emmaus field hockey team will be having a very good season.

Beating Allen and Dieruff by a combined score of 17-0 is a nice way to start the season, even though neither is considered a field hockey powerhouse.

The latest win, a 12-0 pounding of the Huskies, may have been just the type of victory that coach Sue Butz-Stavin was looking for from her team. Even though they handled an Allen team that came into the match...

Rooney gets milestone victory

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

It may have just seemed like business as usual when the Emmaus girls soccer team blasted the Dieruff Huskies 6-0 to win their second game of the season.

The victory, though, was something much bigger, as it provided head coach Rob Rooney with his 129th career win, making him the winningest coach in Emmaus girls soccer.

Looking back on his 129 wins, Rooney remembers a number of key games from his tenure that he is most proud of. The memories highlight an impressive career and a...

DeSandis sisters captain Columbia

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

Bridget and Katie DeSandis are used to being together. The twins looked at some of the same colleges before their freshmen years in 2009. But if it wasn't for their love of Columbia, one might have been swayed the other way.

The difficult recruiting process began when they sat down with their parents to talk about schools. The 2009 Emmaus graduates knew they didn't have to go to the same school, but it would have been convenient for their parents. It was their mother, Ann, who urged...

Lower Mac teams start year 7-1 two weeks

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by The Press in Sports

The Lower Macungie Mustangs began play in the Surban Youth Football League on Labor Day weekend, matching up with Northampton. Last week, the team took on Upper Saucon.

The 125-pound Mustangs started their season with a 34-0 pummeling of Northampton. The offensive attack was led by Zack Kociban and Isaiah McPherson with two touchdowns each, as offensive guard Zack Higgins led the way with strong blocking.

Bobby Newhard had a five-yard completion to Drew Dunbar for the game's...

Lil' Hornets earn of sweep Steelers

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

For the second week in a row the Emmaus Lil' Hornets swept their opponents, winning games on all levels of the Suburban Youth Football League. This week the Hornets hit the road to take on the Bethlehem Steelers.

The 125-pound team was considered a huge underdog coming in, but Emmaus played at a high level to shut down the Steelers outside running game. Defensive ends Nick Roselli and Ben Maehrer did an outstanding job forcing Bethlehem's running-backs into the teeth of the Hornet...

Tennis team drops first match

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus girls tennis team split two matches last week, falling to Northampton in a matchup of unbeatens and bouncing back with a win over Nazareth at home.

The Hornets struggled against the K-Kids as the McCall triplets Darby, Madi and Avery all scored wins in the singles matches. Katrina Guido nearly pulled out a win at the second singles spot, going three sets and falling 7-1 in the third set tiebreaker.

Getting wins for the Hornets were the duos of Kristina Phelan and Amy...

Lil' Hornets open with a bang

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TIM PATTERSON Special to the Press in Sports

Emmaus' SYFL teams all earned victories over Hokendauqua in their season openers over the weekend.

The 80-pound Hornets started their season off on the right track by beating the Hokey Eagles 20-13. Outstanding play by offensive linemen Nick Davidson, Danny Ahne, Jake Fotta, Chase Fotta, Trevor Gitski, Andrew Harmon and David Iobst paved the way for a well-balanced backfield. Austin Schaffer sealed the victory for the Hornets by intercepting an Eagle pass in the closing seconds of the...

Golden Hawks' offense will be tough to stop

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by TODD KRESS Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus football team opened up its 2012 season in convincing fashion with a dominating 40-0 victory over Germantown last week.

For the Hornets (1-0) and head coach Joe Bottiglieri, they'll be riding a boost of confidence, and hope to continue that momentum when they take on Bethlehem Catholic (0-1) this weekend.

"It's important to start the season off with a win and we did," said Bottiglieri. "It's good to get that win under your belt. It gives you a sense of confidence and...

Boys soccer team can't hold off Cumberland Vy.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CHUCK HIXSON Special to the Press in HS Sports

The Emmaus boys' soccer team opened its season with a non-league match against the Cumberland Valley Eagles on Saturday.

The two teams are no strangers to each other, although the Hornets might not be too upset if they saw less of the Eagles, who they have played tough, but haven't been able to beat in their last five meetings. In those games, the Hornets have picked up three ties, but this year's meeting didn't go well for the home team, which held a 21-game unbeaten streak at...