Girls Volleyball

Girls Volleyball Schedule

AwayAug. 233:30 pmNotre DameNotre Dame
AwayAug. 294:30 pmBishop ShanahanBishop Shanahan
AwaySept. 18 am1st Kill TournamentFreedom1st Place
HomeSept. 46:30 pmNorthamptonEmmausW 3-0 (25-17, 25-9, 25-19
HomeSept. 66:30 pmParklandEmmausW 3-2 (25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13)
AwaySept. 115:45 pmNazarethEmmausW 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-23)
AwaySept. 127 pmWhitehallWhitehallW 3-0 (25-12, 25-15, 25-16)
HomeSept. 145:30 pmBishop ShanahanEmmausL 0-3 (35-33, 25-19, 25-21)
HomeSept. 18630 pmEastonEmmausW 3-0 (25-8, 25-13, 25-10)
AwaySept. 204 pmFreedomFreedomW 3-0 (25-12, 25-22, 25-18)
HomeSept. 246:30 pmPM WestEmmausW 3-0 (25-7. 25-12, 25-7)
HomeSept. 266:30 pmDieruffEmmausW 3-0 (25-11, 25-7, 25-7)
AwaySept. 274 pm Pleasant ValleyPleasant ValleyW 3-0 (25-7, 25-15, 25-12)
AwaySept. 2911 amArchbishop Carroll/Delone CatholicArchbishop Carroll
AwayOct. 14 pmES SouthES SouthW 3-0 (25-15, 25-9, 25-13)
HomeOct. 36:30 pmCCHSEmmausW 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21)
AwayOct. 47 pmNorthamptonNorthamptonW 3-1 (25-19, 23-25, 25-19, 25-17)

Emmaus 3, CCHS 1 (22-25, 25-22, 26-24, 26-24)

RECAP - Trailing by five points in the fourth set, the Emmaus girls volleyball team put together an incredible rally to win Set 4 and the match as they spoiled Central Catholic's Senior Night with a 3-1 win over the Vikettes on Monday night at Rockne Hall.

The victory helped Emmaus close out the regular-season as they finished  14-2 in the Eastern Pennyslvania Conference and earned the top overall seed for the upcoming league playoffs. The Hornets also defeated Central Catholic for the second time this season, beating the Vikettes also in four sets (3-1) back on October 3.

Senior setter Caroline Bond, who was named the league's MVP earlier in the day, had a monster night for Emmaus with a game-high 44 assists to go along with 23 digs and three blocks. Junior Macy Van Den Elzen also had big match leading the Hornets offensive attack with 24 kills, while sophomore Jaya Bhagat added 16 kills.

Defensively, senior Rebecca Dalstad had a game-high 36 digs while teammate junior Kelsie Baus added 10 digs.

As the No. 1 seed in the league playoffs, Emmaus will be right back in action on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at home as they host Freedom, the No. 8 seed, in the quarterfinal round. The Hornets swept the Patriots earlier this season 3-0 back on September 20 in a match held at Freedom.

The winner of Emmaus/Freedom will take on the winner of the No. 4 vs No.5 matchup which pits Nazareth against Becahi. The other quarterfinal round games include No. 2 Parkland hosting No.7 Pleasant Valley and No. 3 Liberty at home against No. 6 CCHS.

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Emmaus 3, Whitehall 0 (25-19; 25-16; 25-12)

Macy Van Den Elzen 12 kills, 4 digs, 4 service aces
Jaya Bhagat 7 kills
Caley McLaughlin 6 digs
Rebecca Dalstad 8 digs
Caroline Bond 26 assists, 8 digs, 4 service aces


Nazareth 3, Emmaus 2 (25-22; 21-25; 11-25; 25-22; 15-10).
Emmaus stats:
Macy Van Den Elzen 26 kills, 7 digs, 3 blocks
Jaya Bhagat 13 kills, 4 digs, 2 blocks
Makenzie Krasley 4 kills, 2 blocks, 4 digs
Kelsie Baus 9 digs
Rebecca Dalstad 17 digs, 2 service aces
Caroline Bond 43 assists, 14 digs

JV - Nazareth 2, Emmaus  0 (25-17; 25-20)

Parkland 3, Emmaus 1 (20-25, 25-22, 21-25, 20-25)

RECAP - The Emmaus girls volleyball team is no longer perfect in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference.

The Hornets, who entered action this week the lone unbeaten team in the league at 12-0, were handed their first loss on Monday night at Parkland High School as the Trojans avenged for an earlier-season loss to Emmaus by handing them a 3-1 defeat (25-20, 22-25, 25-21, 25-20).

After the two teams split the opening two sets, Parkland (12-1) was able to pull away late in both the third and fourth sets to pull out the win and earn a little payback for their only league loss of the season after falling to the Hornets 3-2 back on September 6.

For Emmaus, junior Macy Van Den Elzen had a team-high 17 kills, while sophomore Jaya Bhagat was next with 14. Senior Caroline Bond dished out a game-high 38 assists to go along with 18 digs. Defensively, senior Rebecca Dalstad had a game-high 26 digs.

Parkland was led by senior Grace Steurer who had 14 kills to go along with 17 digs. Teammate and fellow Adriana Goetz-Morales also had 14 kills, while another senior, Jenny Clifton, had a team-high 15 digs to go along with 9 aces.

The Hornets will look to bounce back on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as they travel to Nazareth to face the Blue Eagles. Emmaus won the earlier meeting back on September 11 in four sets 3-1

Emmaus Stats:

Caroline Bond 6 kills, 38 assists, 18 digs
Jaya Bhagat 14 kills, 4 digs
Makenzie Krasley 6 kills, 3 blocks
Kelsie Baus 12 digs
Macy Van Den Elzen 17 kills, 6 digs, 3 service aces
Rebecca Dalstad 26 digs

Emmaus 3, Central Catholic 1

Scores: 25-23, 22-25, 25-21, 25-21


Macy Van Den Elzen 20 kills, 4 digs

Jaya Bhagat 14 kills

Caroline Bond 44 assists, 11 digs, 4 kills

Rebecca Dalstad 17 digs

Mia Pickering 7 digs

Kelsie Baus/Caley McLaughlin 5 digs


Bond reaches 3,000th career assist as Hornets split with Archbishop Carroll on Saturday

RECAP - Setter Caroline Bond reached another milestone as the senior recorded her 3,000th career assist on Saturday at Bishop Shanahan High School.

Bond, a four-year starter, had huge game with 34 assists, four kills, nine digs and three service aces as the Hornets swept Archbishop Carroll of Radnor 3-0 (25-20, 25-16, 25-15).

Junior outside hitter Macy Van Den Elzen led the attack on offense with a game-high 18 kills to go along with four services aces, while teammate sophomore outside hitter Jaya Bhagat also had a big effort with 16 kills, five digs and two blocks.

Defensively, senior Rebecca Dalstad had a game-high 11 digs, while junior Kelsie Baus had six.

Earlier in the day, Emmaus suffered just its second non-league loss of the season as they fell to Delaware power Ursuline Academy in a tight three-set match 3-0 (20-25, 22-25, 24-26)

Van Den Elzen had a game-high 16 kills and eight digs, Bhagat had seven kills and five digs and Bond had a team-high 28 assists to go along with 12 digs.

Freshman Ava Holden had three kills and four blocks and teammate sophomore Makenzie Krasley also had three kills to go along with two blocks.

Defensively, Dalstad had a team-high 15 digs, while Baus had 10 and freshman Mia Pickering nine.

Emmaus will return to league action on Monday as they travel to East Stroudsburg South. The Hornets are the lone unbeaten in the league at 9-0.

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Emmaus defeated Freedom 3-0

25-12; 25-22; 25-18

Macy Van Den Elzen 29 kills
Caley McLaughlin 9 digs
Mia Pickering 5 digs
Rebecca Dalstad 21 digs
Caroline Bond 36 assists, 7 digs

Records: Emmaus 6-0; Freedom 4-2

JV: Freedom def. Emmaus 25-12; 25-20



Emmaus defeated Easton 3-0

25-8; 25-13; 25-10

Ava Holden 3 kills, 6 blocks
Caley McLaughlin 4 service aces
Georgie Duddy 3 service aces
Kelsie Baus 4 digs
Jaya Bhagat 5 kills, 4 digs
Macy Can Den Elzen 10 kills, 4 blocks
Makenzie Krasley 5 kills
Caroline Bond 23 assists



Hornets payback Nazareth to remain undefeated on the season

Remembering what happened to them a year ago when Nazareth came to the Emmaus Auxiliary Gym and ended their season in the District XI playoffs, the Hornets got a little sweet payback on their home floor on Tuesday night as they defeated the Blue Eagles in four sets 3-1 (25-20, 25-20, 20-25, 25-23).

Emmaus, which remained unbeaten in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference (3-0) and overall (4-0), received contributions up and down their lineup in the victory.
Junior Macy Van Den Elzen paced the attack with a team-high 20 kills to go along with four blocks. Sophomore Jaya Bhagat added 10 kills, while junior Maiah Sabol and senior Hannah Lingold added five and four kills, respectively to go along with five blocks each.

Senior setter Caroline Bond dished out 40 assists and a team-best 16 digs, while teammate senior Rebecca Dalstad was next with 15 digs. Also making contributions defensively were Junior Kelsie Baus and senior Caley McLaughlin who had 10 and six digs, respectively.

Emmaus took the first two sets by identical 25-20 scores before Nazareth rallied to take Set 3 by the same exact score. The fourth set was a tight one with the Hornets prevailing 25-23.
Emmaus will hit the road for the first time on Wednesday at 7 p.m. as they travel to Whitehall.
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Hornets rally for five-set thriller over rival Parkland; Van Den Elzen sets new mark

Down two sets to one to their arch-rival Parkland, the Emmaus girls' volleyball team didn't flinch.

Unfazed by the Trojans rallying to win back-to-back sets to take a 2-1 lead, the Hornets dug in and fought.
And fought, and fought some more until finally, they completed what they set out to do prior to taking the floor Thursday night for this big early-season match: Take down the Trojans.
And that's exactly what Emmaus did -- in dramatic fashion no-less.
Led by the outstanding all-around play from junior outside hitter Macy Van Den Elzen and teammates, the Hornets completed a comeback for the ages inside the hot and steamy auxiliary gym at Emmaus  as they rallied for a wild 3-2 win (25-18, 19-25, 23-25, 25-22, 15-13) over Parkland, the four-time defending District XI champs.
"Our girls have a lot of heart and they know the importance of the Parkland matches during the year for our sport and all the sports here at Emmaus," said 17th year head coach Gwen Millets following the marathon 2-hour, 10-minute match.
"They want to play well and they want to win and they did that today. They didn't let being down two sets to one defeat them. They just kept fighting back, and fighting back every single point. It was such an exciting match to watch."
Emmaus, which improved to 2-0 in the EPC and 3-0 overall, took the opening set 25-18 but saw the Trojans rally to win the next two sets 25-19 and 25-23 and gain the momentum. The Hornets would rally, however, with their backs against the wall as they won Set 4 25-22 and then the fifth-and-deciding set 15-13, setting off a wild celebration.
Besides the comeback, what's more impressive is that Emmaus won its third match in as many days as they opened with 3-0 wins over Northampton (Tuesday) and Solehi (Wednesday) before finishing the week in dramatic fashion with a five-set thriller over Parkland.
"All three of those teams are top teams," said Millets. "We knew coming into the season our schedule is tough with the way its laid out and we knew this first week was going to be one of our toughest weeks and the girls were prepared for that. When the games are here they just bring the energy and they know that they want to defend their home court.
Van Den Elzen, a Penn State commit, was the most dominant player on the court as she led the Emmaus attack with an incredible 35 kills, breaking Alexa Campbell's record of 25 set back in 2008.
"It's been amazing, she's had a great week," said Millets of Van Den Elzen. "If you look in the past of the record-holders at our school just in my head that has to be up there, it just has to be. One fantastic game by Macy. I think everyone pulled together out there to be a part of this victory."
Sophomore outside hitter Jaya Bhagat was second on the team with 12 kills, while senior setter Caroline Bond had an outstanding all-around game with a career-high 47 assists to go along with 16 digs. Senior libero Rebecca Dalstad was solid defensively with 16 digs and sophomore middle hitter Makenzie Krasley had a team-high six blocks.
Emmaus will return to action at 630 p.m. next Tuesday at home when they host another big rival, Nazareth, in a big early-season match. A year ago, the Blue Eagles defeated the Hornets twice in post-season, defeating them in the EPC playoffs and then ending their season in the District XI playoffs with both matches going five sets.
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Emmaus def. Parkland 3-2 (Story to follow) ...
25-18; 19-25; 23-25; 25-22; 15-13
Macy Van Den Elzen 35 kills; 6 digs
Jaya Bhagat 12 kills
Makenzie Krasley 6 blocks
Rebecca Dalstad 16 digsCaroline Bond 47 assists, 16 digs

Emmaus def. Southern Lehigh 3-0

 25-18; 25-17; 25-19

Rebecca Dalstad 21 digs
Makenzie Krasley 6 kills, 3 blocks
Caley McLaughlin 4 digs
Caroline Bond 3 blocks, 27 assists, 7 digs
Macy Van Den Elzen 16 kills

Emmaus def. Northampton 3-0
25-17; 25-9; 25-19
Macy Van Den Elzen 15 kills, 4 blocks, 4 digs, 3 service aces
Jaya Bhagat 7 kills
Makenzie Krasley 5 kills
Rebecca Dalstad 7 digs
Caroline Bond 27 assists, 6 digs

Caroline Bond20Sr.S
Rebecca Dalstad4Sr.DS/L
Georgia Duddy5Sr.DS
Hannah Lingold26Sr.MH
Caley McLaughlin7Sr.DS
Kelsie Baus3Jr.DS/L
Ryan Hausknecht29Jr.OPP
Grace Lynch9Jr.DS
Maiah Sabol16Jr. OPP/OH
Alexis Sebastian21Jr.DS
Macy Van Den Elzen13Jr. OH
Jaya Bhagat17So.OH
Makenzie Krasley30So.MH
Ava Holden12Fr.OH/MH