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Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 6:45 pm

What a difference a tournament makes.

When Union (10-4) and Washington (10-7-1) last met at the Windsor Tournament, they were playing for the championship.

But at the 24th Annual CYC Joseph Carenza Memorial Tournament Thursday, the teams played for seventh place.

And like at the Windsor Tournament, Union emerged with the victory. This time, the Lady ’Cats won 4-1.

“It’s a little different when you’re playing for seventh instead of first,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “We’re happy to get the win. Washington’s a good team. They’re always tough because they’re a rival school.”

Washington Head Coach Chris Lanemann said his players competed in the match.

“I thought my girls played very hard,” Lanemann said. “We had a very short bench due to injuries and I had girls playing new positions. So under those circumstances I thought we played hard.”

Sophomore Bethany Coons and junior Kayla Thornton each scored a brace for the Lady ’Cats while senior Brianna Pagan scored on a penalty kick for Washington.

“They both did a really good job,” Fennessey said. “Kayla came off the bench and put two in for us at crucial times. Bethany also had a nice game with two goals. I’m happy with the way they played and I’m happy to get back into the scoring column. It’s been three games now that we’ve gone without a goal, so it’s nice to get back to scoring some goals.”

Lanemann said Union took advantage of mistakes.

“We still continue to make some mental mistakes, like we did on three of the goals,” Lanemann said. “The good thing is, they are mental mistakes and can be easily corrected. Union is a good team and are well coached, you can’t give up two soft goals and make the mistakes we made and expect to win.”

Fennessey said the tournament was a good experience for Union

“We’re going to get stronger,” Fennessey said. “This was a great tournament to see where we’re at with the big dogs and see what we need to do better. We got to see what good quality soccer looks like.”

Fennessey credited Washington and some of his players.

“They’re always tough,” Fennessey said. “We changed some things around a little bit, putting Natalie Helling in the middle of the field and she’s doing a nice job with Alyssa Coons. I moved Abbie Brack up to stopper, which is more of a natural position for her and what she played last year. She played a really nice job.”

Lanemann also felt several of his players had good games.

“I thought Destiny Hofstetter had a very nice game playing stopper for the first time this year,” Lanemann said. “I also thought Martha Noelker had a really strong game playing wing midfield, which was her first time playing this position as well. Halee (Nurnberger) created some nice scoring chances for us, we just didn’t capitalize. I am counting on getting most of my injured players back next week and we will get going on the right track and finish our season strong.”

If you missed the first two meetings, the teams are scheduled to play again Wednesday at Union Middle School.

The junior varsity game will kick off at 5 p.m. The two JV teams also played on Thursday in the Union Tournament with Washington winning, 4-1.

Wednesday’s varsity game will kick off around 6:30 p.m.

Prior to that, Union will visit Sullivan in Four Rivers Conference play Monday with JV action starting at 5 p.m. That’s expected to be a huge game in the FRC race.

The Lady Jays, who will be playing on the road for the rest of the season with construction starting at their home pitch, are at Holt on Tuesday for Gateway Athletic Conference Central Division action. The JV game starts at 4 p.m.

In Thursday’s game, Union picked up the first goal in the 17th minute. Coons intercepted the ball and was able to fire a high shot which looped over Washington junior netminder Anna Kelpe to make it 1-0.

“We did good,” Fennessey said. “We came out and got a goal in the first 20 minutes. We kept our foot on the gas from there.”

Washington had a chance to equalize late in the half, ripping a shot off the crossbar.

But Union made it 2-0 just before the half. Thornton scored on a hard open shot from the right side in the 38th minute after Coons crossed the ball to her.

Union needed that lead as Washington was awarded a penalty kick in the 43rd minute after Union tripped one of the Lady Jays in the box.

Pagan converted on the penalty kick to cut Union’s lead in half, 2-1.

Union needed six minutes to add to the lead. Coons was able to put a shot past junior goalkeeper Mary McGilvray (who played the second half for the Lady Jays) just inside the right post. Union’s lead was not threatened again.

Union received a scare at the hour mark when senior Alyssa Coons went down with a left ankle injury. She did not return.

In the 79th minute, Thornton completed her brace with another goal, ripping a high shot which snuck through McGilvray’s hands and into the net.

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 St. Charles Post 312 vs. West, 5 p.m.

G4 Daniel Boone vs. Hannibal, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City vs. G3 winner, 10 a.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 4 p.m.

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 7 p.m.

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 1 p.m.

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 4 p.m.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. Jackson, noon

G4 Springfield Glendale vs. Sedalia, 2:30 p.m.

G5 Eureka vs. G3 winner, 5 p.m.

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 26

G7 G5 loser vs. G6 winner, 1 p.m.

G8 Championship — G5 winner vs. G7 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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