by Emmaus High School Boys Soccer, 2019-10-17T20:05:46.000-07:00October 17 2019, at 08:05 PM PDT
The Emmaus High School Boys Soccer Team defeated top-seeded Liberty 1-0 to earn the 2019 Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Championship. The game was played at Whitehall High School on Thursday October 17 in blustery conditions. The only score of the contest came late in the first half, when three of the Hornet seniors came together to produce the goal. Thomas Hanvey dribbled down the left side to the end line, then crossed a ball that grazed the head of Jake Groh. AJ Febbraro was present in front of the goal and sent the ball into the net for the score. The Hornets dominated the flow of the game, producing most of the offense. Emmaus put one shot off the crossbar, another off the post, and had an opportunity for a score on a penalty kick late in the game that was stopped by the outstanding Liberty keeper. Once again, Emmaus’ defense shone, suppressing the Hurricane attack and preventing them from creating effective shots on goal. This was the 17th league championship for the Hornets, but the first for this group of players. Congratulations!
With the win, the Hornets overall record improves to 18-3-0. Emmaus will enter the PIAA District XI tournament as top seed for the AAAA division.