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PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBKirah Dreisbach digs a ball during a recent match. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_ PRESS PHOTO BY DON HERBKirah Dreisbach digs a ball during a recent match. Copyright - Don Herb 2017_

Trojans avenge loss

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by CJ HEMERLY Special to the Press in Sports

When the Emmaus and Parkland girls volleyball teams last took the court against each other two weeks ago, the Green Hornets accomplished a feat that not only was long coming for them, but also every other team in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference and District 11.

Emmaus swept the Trojans in straight sets, ending a 120-match win streak for Parkland, dating back to 2009.

But beating a team twice in the same season, let alone in a two-week span is tough, and Parkland had even more motivation this time around.

The Trojans came out and returned the favor, beating the Green Hornets 3-0 by scores of 25-23, 25-22 and 25-14 last Monday night at Parkland High School.

With each Parkland player sporting a purple streak in their hair to support domestic abuse and breast cancer, there was reason to celebrate during the regular reason.

The Trojans had this game circled on their calendars for two weeks.

“We really wanted this one more than them because of what happened last time we played,” said senior Kirah Dreisbach. “We knew their tendencies and what they do well and we made adjustments. We got together as a team and didn’t want to feel that way again. We died our hair together and showed team unity, it really brought us together.”

After squeaking out the first two sets of the match, the momentum and drive seemed to increase as Parkland took care of business quickly in the third set.

Since the loss to Emmaus back on September 20, the Trojans have gone 4-1, with the loss during league play coming at the hands of Central Catholic.

“We wanted to get on another winning streak,” Dreisbach said. “We knew we had to get past the Emmaus loss and accept it and move on, then just prepare for the rest of our schedule.”