The Emmaus girls volleyball team’s time in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference tournament was shorter than the Hornets had hoped. They were the three seed and came into the quarterfinal round matchup with a 14-3-1 league record.
But the top six teams in the conference are all very evenly matched. Any one could beat another on any given night, and that happened last Tuesday.
Nazareth tookthe Hornets to the brink and then left Emmaus High School with the victory in five games, f 25-21, 26-28, 25-19, 15-25 and 15-10.
Coaches of both Parkland and Emmaus don’t like the fact that their teams wind up playing each other a minimum of three times, and often four times in a season. The teams meet twice in the regular season and then usually play against each other in the conference playoffs and in districts.
The Emmaus field hockey team continued its run of success with another championship.
Two first-half goals from junior forward Riley Baughman were enough as the Hornets surrendered a second-half goal to defeat Liberty 3-1 last Thursday night in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship at Whitehall High School.
Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski have been among the top 10 in all of the Colonial League regular season cross country races this year. But the Salisbury sophomores still felt some nerves heading into last Wednesday’s league championship meet at DeSales University.
When the race started the nervousness left and they let their ability take over. Artis ran to a ninth-place finish in 17:41.35. Sosnowski was not far behind in 15th place in 18:01.52.
Abby Dalton knew she was a few places back of the position she hoped to be at the start of last week’s Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships.
The Emmaus senior wanted to be out near the leaders at the start of the race and in first place at the end of it. But she got stuck early and was 20 seconds behind her usual time in the first mile. She battled back to earn a seventh-place, finishing in 19:59.30.
The penultimate week of the high school football regular season saw Emmaus and Salisbury both clinch district playoff berths, with the former coming in a victory over Easton and the latter via a loss to Palmerton.
Here’s a look at some of Friday night’s action.
The Hornets jumped out to an early lead and held off the Rovers in the fourth quarter for a 30-20 win.
The Emmaus golf team competed in last week’s District 11 Class 3A Championship Tournament.
The Hornets finished fourth as a team led by freshman Michelle Cox, who shot 82 for third place in the girls tournament.
For the second time this season, Emmaus boys soccer team has a five-game shutout streak going. Overall, heading into Tuesday’s Eastern Conference semifinals, the Hornets had recorded 13 shutouts, 12 wins and a tie. For head coach John Cari, that’s exactly how he wants his teams to win games.
“Anyone who knows me knows that I build a team defensively first,” said Cari. “I’m confident in what I have back there. I know they’re going to do their job. I know they’re going to stand tall and if you’re going to score, it’s going to take an effort.”
The Emmaus football team could not have asked for a better way to end its 2017 regular season home part of the schedule.
Looking for their fourth win in the five home games this year, the Hornets (5-3 overall, 3-3 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference South Division) host a tough matchup against Easton (6-2, 4-2) Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium.
Both Easton and Emmaus, who sit at third and fifth, respectively, in the EPC South standings, are coming into the game off of two consecutive victories.
When Emmaus and Pocono Mountain East met during the regular season, Hornet head coach Sarah Oswald didn’t leave the field in a good mood.
It may have been the low point of the season for her team performance-wise as it lost to the Cardinals 4-1 at Memorial Stadium, putting Emmaus in a bit of a bind as far as the standings were concerned.