Oct. 1, 2022 — No. 2 Emmaus (Pa.) 4, Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) 2

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POSTGAME That’s all for right this moment; good night time and good hockey

POSTGAME Melea Weber, the junior who’s verbally dedicated to UNC, got here up trumps within the second half with a brace. She’s been excellent and if she will get on a scorching streak, be careful

POSTGAME Credit score Oak Knoll for exhibiting as much as play in opposition to an opponent with 14 PIAA championships. However Emmaus is stern stuff, scoring 4 straight objectives to win

FULL TIME On the remaining whistle, Emmaus wins the sport 4-2

55:00 Final 5 minutes: does Oak Knoll have one remaining surge?

47:14 EHS GOAL Melea Weber along with her second purpose in lower than six minutes and Emmaus now has open water on Oak Knoll; Hornets lead 4-2

END 3RD And off to the fourth time period we go and it’s all to play for!

41:56 EHS GOAL Melea Weber is given a sliver of room within the placing circle and makes no mistake; Emmaus takes a 3-2 lead! What a comeback!

35:00 The groups are a bit of extra circumspect by way of letting the opposition have an excessive amount of time and area to maneuver to purpose

30:00 The second half is beneath method

HALFTIME Query is, as soon as the defenses mark out the “marquee” gamers, who will step up and rating the essential purpose within the second half?

HALFTIME Right here’s the fascinating factor, although: Oak Knoll has had 17 gamers report no less than one purpose or help this yr in a varsity sport this yr; Emmaus has had 16 gamers on the scoresheet

HALFTIME Simply as I point out Oak Knoll early leads dissolving, Emmaus makes it so. This might be an fascinating subsequent half-hour of play

END HALF The perimeters are stage on the interval

27:30 EHS PC and GOAL As you would possibly anticipate, the Hornets have gotten a second fast purpose. That is Abby Burnett’s purpose from a Herbine feed. Recreation tied 2-2 and this has actually modified the halftime workforce speak on each sidelines

23:34 EHS GOAL The Hornets have woke up. Haley Kvacky will get her eighth purpose of the season off an Ava Zerfass feed and it’s now a one-goal sport; OKS 2:1 EHS

20:30 Oak Knoll’s current historical past is all about early leads. Final yr’s workforce had a 3-0 lead over Voorhees Japanese (N.J.) within the Match of Champions remaining earlier than the Vikings scored 4 straight. Eleven days in the past, Oak Knoll had a 2-0 first-quarter lead in opposition to Pottstown Hill Faculty (Pa.) earlier than surrendering a 4-3 determination

19:41 OK PC and GOAL Emma Ramsey knocks it in, and the Emmaus trustworthy need to be surprised; Royals lead 2-0

END 1ST The groups end the primary stanza with Oak Knoll main 1-0

5:00 That is solely the second purpose that an opponent has scored in opposition to Emmaus this yr; Easton (Pa.) had the purpose in a 4-1 outcome for the Hornets

4:38 OKS GOAL How about this? Morgan Willis, who was an absolute firecracker in final weekend’s win over Wyoming Seminary, will get on the board first as Oak Knoll leads Emmaus 1-0

0:00 The sport is on

PREGAME Oak Knoll is within the all-navy package with white numbers and trim; Emmaus is within the all-white with gold letters and inexperienced numbers

PREGAME The groups are warming up beneath cloudy skies, with temperatures round 60 levels. Although there are remnants of Hurricane Ian within the area, the storm has weakened significantly within the final 12 hours and any rain must be minimal

PREGAME A few statistical notes on this contest. Rachel Herbine, on the shut of play on Wednesday, led the nation in each objectives and assists, one thing we haven’t seen earlier than. Herbine can be the thirteenth identified member of the nationwide 100 objectives, 100 assists membership. As well as, head coach Susan Butz-Stavin is the one scholastic area hockey coach within the 113-year historical past of the game to have greater than 1000 wins

PREGAME Oak Knoll’s schedule is extraordinarily robust, and the Royals proved their value final weekend on the Nationwide Excessive Faculty Invitational with a win over our preseason No. 1 Wyoming Seminary. The Royals’ two defeats had been in opposition to Pottstown Hill Faculty (Pa.) and Woolwich Kingsway (N.J.), two sides which might wind up selecting up main trophies in November

PREGAME However in the end, what lots of people might be is the groups’ relative strengths of schedule. Emmaus has been dominant, scoring 9 objectives or extra in 11 out of its 13 video games in opposition to a league which is down two members, as Allentown Louis E. Dieruff (Pa.) and Bushkill East Stroudsburg North (Pa.) should not fielding groups in 2022

PREGAME That is the primary time these two sides have met in competitors, and the groups are a stark collection of contrasts. Public vs. personal, Pennsylvania vs. New Jersey, in addition to the relative enrollments (Emmaus 2500, Oak Knoll 300)

PREGAME Oak Knoll is led in assault by Julia and Emma Ramsey and midfielder Lea Good. On protection, goalkeeper Madeleine Sepe is being anticipated to deal with a variety of the strain

PREGAME Emmaus is led on offense by attackers Rachel Herbine and Melea Weber, supported ably by senior Abby Burnett. On protection, Sarah Schaffer and Emmy Condrack are anticipated to maintain the strain off goalie Emma Cari

PREGAME Emmaus, the defending PIAA Class AAA state champion, is 13-0 this season. Oak Knoll, the defending NJSIAA Non-Public champion, is 7-2 on the yr

PREGAME Welcome to Memorial Subject at Emmaus (Pa.) for right this moment’s interstate matchup between Summit Oak Knoll (N.J.) and Emmaus (Pa.)

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