March 25, 2019
By: Erica Rose
The Emmaus boy’s volleyball team finished last season a perfect 16-0 in the EPC suffering their first and only loss of the year in the PIAA semifinals. The Green Hornets did graduate 3 All-state players from that team, but they're not planning on having a rebuilding year. The Green Hornets' expectations are just as high, and although they will more then likely have a few hiccups along the way, they've started the 2019 season on the right foot. The squad boasts 8 seniors, all of whom have a wealth of experience. Plus, they acquired Whitehall transfer Ethan Parvel.
Emmaus took to the court Friday evening for the first time this season when they traveled to Liberty, and the Green Hornets showed why once again they'll be a force to be reckoned with. The Green Hornets went up 2 sets to none on the Hurricanes and were just 1 point away from the sweep when an Emmaus error took the point away and was instead awarded to the Hurricanes. Liberty went on to take the next two sets forcing a fifth game. The way the night went it could have easily gone Liberty’s way. Every set had been mostly back and forth up until this point, but the Green Hornets used a 10-2 run in the 5th to start the season off right.
It felt good to get the first one under their belt, and head coach Ken Dunkle was happy the season started with 5 sets. Last season, the team rarely needed 4 sets to get the victory so to start off like that and have them fight until the end was a good test. The Green Hornets took part in the Easton Red Rover Invitational on Saturday, and will be away on Tuesday for their next match at Nazareth.
This may not be the same team as last year, but don’t under estimate the Green Hornets.