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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2013 12:45 pm

Playing Sunday in St. Louis, the East Central College soccer Falcons opened their 2013 preseason with a 3-0 win over Harris-Stowe State University.

“The Harris Stowe game went well,” ECC Head Coach Kean Barclay said. “It was a nice opportunity to see the guys have a run-out. Obviously, it is just a preseason friendly, but it’s still nice to see a few things. In this game we really rotated the roster and got everyone involved. I’m always happy when we can put up a shutout, and the guys take pride in that as well.”

Barclay reported goals were scored by freshmen Gino Bono (Northwest), Zakarie Merzouk (Quincy, Ill.) and Adrian Salazar (South Garland, Texas).

Assists came from Dylan Cassidy (Lucan High School, Dublin, Ireland), David Moore (Southern Boone) and Salazar.

With all of the production, with the exception of Moore’s assist, coming from freshmen, that’s a positive sign for the future of the ECC program.

The Falcons play their second, and final, preseason match Thursday at UMSL. Kickoff is scheduled for 5 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to our next preseason game to try some new things and some guys in some different places,” said Barclay. “That should be a great game, and much tougher competition, since they did make their conference championship last season.”

Barclay and his assistant, Ian Hateli, have put together a roster consisting of six sophomores and 14 freshmen.

Sophomores on this year’s team are Vadim Cojocov, Steven Smith, Adam Schmitt, Moore, Andrew Hammerlinck and Reggie Faucher.

Hammerlinck is a transfer from Southwestern Illinois College. Faucher last played for the Falcons in 2008 and is just coming back for his second season in ECC colors.

“He’s returned to finish what he started, and he brings a lot of passion and enthusiasm to the team,” Barclay said.

Freshmen on this year’s team are Matt Lauber, Nicholas Wallace, Cassidy, Kris Garcia, Aaron Bannister, Tyler Osborne, Albert Cantu, Salazar, Bono, Camoy Blash, Jason Ebbing, Clay Cunningham, Brett Stiles and Merzouk.

Three players are from local high schools. Schmitt is from Borgia while Lauber is a Union graduate and Wallace is from Warrenton.

“The guys feel pretty good about where we’re at in our progression for this time of the year, we just have to keep moving forward,” Barclay said. “There’s still a way to go until we’re hitting our full capacity, but I have confidence we’ll eventually get there. The commitment level on this team without doubt surpasses what we had last year. It’s going to be fun to see if they put in the work to reach their full potential. We have a really tough schedule this year, and I think that is the best way to drive them on. I know we have some great teams in our region, and we hope to prove that we belong in the conversation that we’re one of them.”

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Friday, Aug. 29

Washington at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Union at Borgia     7 p.m.

St. Clair at Ozark    7 p.m.

Potosi at Pacific    7 p.m.

Cuba at Hermann    7 p.m.

Blair Oaks at Owensville    7 p.m.

Houston at St. James    7 p.m.

Troy at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at Orchard Farm    7 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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