November 01, 2017
By: Erica Rose
Easton and Emmaus, two teams headed to the District XI Field Hockey Championship tonight at Whitehall High School. Two teams with completely different stories. The Easton Red Rovers, the #3 seed in the tournament, upset #2 Liberty in the semi-finals on Monday night advancing to the title game as well as the state tournament for the first time in 28 years. Twenty-eight a number that is significant to the Green Hornets as well. It is no surprise that Emmaus is headed back to the District Championship, (I mean it’s only the 30th consecutive season, NBD!) But this is where the Red Rovers will hope to end their run at 28 straight championships. Emmaus defeated Pocono Mountain East in a hard fought 2-0 battle on Monday at BASD.
Everyone will expect to see the Green Hornets hoisting the trophy once again tonight, but the Red Rovers have a shot (I think). After all I didn’t necessarily think the Red Rovers were the better team for much of the semi-final, but they were determined and goalkeeper Nicole Flemming made some great saves.
The Green Hornets won the only meeting this season with Easton 5-1, but the Red Rovers have a lot of momentum right now. They have nothing to lose. Emmaus however is the one with the 78 game win streak. They also may be without their leading scorer and co-MVP of the EPC, Leah Zellner, who went down with a late game injury in the semis. The Green Hornets do have several girls with injuries and illness at the moment, but that should not effect the way the Rovers come in to tonight’s game, because let me tell you something. Emmaus is never short of players or talent no matter who is on the field.