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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

Football

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

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

Softball

Monday, Sept. 8

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Van-Far    4:30 p.m.

*Union at New Haven, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

*Union at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at St. James    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Cuba Tournament    TBA

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Pacific at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Silex at Union    4:30 p.m.

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Newburg at Owensville    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Saturday, Sept. 6

Borgia Tournament

Blue Pool

Parkway West def. Hickman, 25-8, 25-12

Borgia def. Washington, 25-6, 25-15

Parkway West def. Washington, 25-19, 25-16

Borgia def. Hickman, 25-21, 25-10

Washington def. Hickman, 25-19, 25-11

Parkway West tied Borgia, 25-15, 22-25

Gold Pool

St. Dominic def. Francis Howell North, 25-14, 25-16

Lutheran South tied Jefferson City, 25-9, 22-25

St. Dominic def. Jefferson City, 25-7, 26-24

Lutheran South tied Francis Howell North, 24-26, 25-18

Jefferson City def. Francis Howell North, 25-9, 25-17

St. Dominic tied Lutheran South, 25-20, 22-25

Seventh Place - Francis Howell North def. Hickman, 25-15, 25-23

Fifth Place - Jefferson City def. Washington, 25-12, 25-20

Semifinal 1 - Lutheran South def. Parkway West, 25-22, 25-20

Semifinal 2 - Borgia def. St. Dominic, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22

Third Place - Parkway West def. St. Dominic, 25-17, 25-9

Championship - Borgia def. Lutheran South, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15

Owensville at Fulton Tny    8:30 a.m.

#ECC vs. Independence    9 a.m.

#ECC vs. Southeast    1 p.m.

St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Fox at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Tolton at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pacific at Rockwood Summit    4:15 p.m.

Crosspoint at Rivers of Life    5 p.m.

Washington at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Belle    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Kingston    6 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Community Christian    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

*ECC at Mineral Area    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Centralia    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Fatima    5:30 p.m.

*Rosati-Kain at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Liberty Christian at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    10 a.m.

Indian Hills at ECC    2 p.m.

Borgia at Springfield Classic    TBA

Union at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

St. James at Cuba Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Union at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Hickman at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Potosi    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Licking    6 p.m.

ECC at Missouri Baptist JV    6 p.m.

New Haven at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Sept. 6

St. Charles at Washington    11 a.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Sunday, Sept. 7

Blue River 3, East Central 1

Monday, Sept. 8

Christian Academy at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan at Valley Park    4 p.m.

*ECC at St. Charles    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at St. Louis United A    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Belle    5 p.m.

Mehlville at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Warrenton    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

*Washington at Holt    4 p.m.

Windsor at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Festus    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Calvery Lutheran    5 p.m.

Borgia at Pacific    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

ECC at Oakton    4 p.m.

*Fulton SA at Eagle Ridge    4:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Jefferson City Lightning    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Washington at Helias    11 a.m.

Cape Central at Union    11 a.m.

ECC at Lake Co    3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Affton at Pacific    5 p.m.

St. James at Richland    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Cross Country

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan Invitational    4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Pacific, Sullivan at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Forest Park Inv    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann, Owensville at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

St. James at Bourbon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Sept. 8

Washington at Timberland    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Oakville/CBC    4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Kennedy    5:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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