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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

Week 10 Schedule Playoff Round 1

Friday, Oct. 24

Washington at Battle    7 p.m.

Kennedy at Borgia    7 p.m.

Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Priory at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Salem at St. James    7 p.m.

Southern Boone at Owensville    7 p.m.

Transportation and Law at Hermann    7 p.m.

Moberly at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at O’Fallon Christian    7 p.m.

Jefferson at Cuba    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 25

St. Clair at Westminster    2:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Francis Howell N 24, Washington 20

Westminster 35, Borgia 14

*Union 35, Hermann 32

*St. Clair 26, Owensville 12

*Pacific 34, St. James 22

Helias 56, Sullivan 3

Ft. Zumwalt East 42, Warrenton 0

*Clopton-Elsberry 20, Wright City 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Hogan Prep 49, Cuba 6

Friday, Oct. 10

Holt 21, Washington 14

Borgia 42, St. Clair 7

Union 68, St. James 20

Hermann 32, Pacific 24 (OT)

Sullivan 38, Owensville 12

Orchard Farm 28, Warrenton 3

Wright City 22, North Callaway 18

Father Tolton 35, Cuba 0

Softball

Sectional Games

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Bolivar 17, Sullivan 2

Mexico 5, Warrenton 4

Thursday, Oct. 16

Pacific 12, Rosati-Kain 0

Saturday, Oct. 18

Quarterfinal — De Soto 5, Pacific 2

District Tournaments

Softball

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Northwest 11, (5) Rolla 3

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Lafayette 3, Northwest 1

(2) Eureka 4, (3) Washington 0

Monday, Oct. 13

Championship — Eureka 5, Lafayette 0

Class 3 District 3

At Lutheran South

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Affton 3, (5) Bishop DuBourg 2

(3) Pacific 21, (6) Bayless 0

Sunday, Oct. 12

(1) Lutheran South 11, Affton 1

Pacific 1, (2) Notre Dame 0

Championship — Pacific 2, Lutheran South 1

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia 9, (5) Wentzville Liberty 8

(3) Winfield 15, (6) O’Fallon Christian 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Borgia

(1) St. Dominic 12, Borgia 3

(2) Warrenton 11, Winfield 2

Championship — Warrenton 1, St. Dominic 0

Class 3 District 9

At Sullivan

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) St. James 12, (5) Owensville 3

(3) Sullivan 11, (6) St. Clair 1

Saturday, Oct. 11

At Union High School

St. James 10, (1) Union 5

Sullivan 5 (2) Salem 4 (8 innings)

Championship — Sullivan 11, St. James 6

Class 2 District 10

At New Bloomfield

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) New Bloomfield 5, (5) Belle 0

(3) South Callaway 9, (6) Hermann 0

Saturday, Oct. 11

South Callaway 7, (2) Linn 2

(1) Fatima 6, New Bloomfield 1

Championship — Fatima 7, South Callaway 4

Class 1 District 4

At Community R6, Laddonia

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Wellsville-Middletown 8, (5) New Haven 2

(3) Van-Far 4, (6) Community R6 2

Saturday, Oct. 11

(1) Clopton 13, Wellsville 0

(2) Silex 10, Van-Far 0

Championship — Silex 3, Clopton 0

Volleyball

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Eureka def. (5) Pacific 25-9, 25-16

(2) Northwest def. (7) Parkway South, 25-18, 25-12

(3) Washington def. (6) Rockwood Summit, 25-21, 25-15

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lafayette def. Eureka, 17-25, 25-14, 25-19

Northwest def. Washington, 25-22, 25-18

Championship — Lafayette def. Northwest, 25-19, 25-20

Class 3 District 8

At Union

Monday, Oct. 20

(5) St. Clair def. (4) Union, 25-20, 25-22

(2) Sullivan def. (7) Salem, 25-7, 25-8

(3) Owensville def. (6) St. James, 14-25, 25-16, 25-19

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Borgia def. St. Clair, 25-10, 25-6

Sullivan def. Owensville, 25-20, 20-25, 25-20

Championship — Borgia def. Sullivan, 25-7, 25-10

Class 2 District 6

At Lutheran St. Charles

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Barat def. (5) Wright City, 25-16, 24-26, 25-22

(2) Hermann def. (7) Bowling Green, 25-12, 25-18

(3) Whitfield def. (6) Montgomery County, 25-23, 25-17

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) Lutheran St. Charles def. Barat, 25-10, 25-9

Whitfield def. Hermann, 23-25, 25-23, 25-15

Championship — Lutheran St. Charles def. Whitfield, 25-18, 25-14

Class 1 District 9

At Calvary Lutheran, Jefferson City

Monday, Oct. 20

(4) Smithton def. (5) Otterville, 25-12, 25-10

(3) Chamois def. (6) Bunceton, 25-23, 25-18

Tuesday, Oct. 21

(1) New Haven def. Smithton, 25-5, 25-7

(2) Calvary Lutheran def. Chamois, 25-14, 25-11

Thursday, Oct. 23

Championship — New Haven vs. Calvary Lutheran, 7 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Oct. 18

Washington 1, Borgia 0 (Penalty kicks)

Monday, Oct. 20

Washington 3, Sullivan 0

Fatima 3, Union 0

Pacific 6, De Soto 1

Tuesday, Oct. 21

ECC 4, Central Methodist JV 1

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran    4:30 p.m.

Union 3, Warrenton 0

Hancock 7, St. Clair 0

Rockwood Summit 2, Pacific 1 (PKs)

Bayless 3, Borgia 2 (2OT)

Wednesday, Oct. 22

St. Clair 2, Valley Park 0

Lutheran S 2, Washington 0

Windsor 4, Union 1

*Pacific 2, St. James 0

Thursday, Oct. 23

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt W    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5 p.m.

Borgia at Fatima    6:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 8

At Washington

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Timberland vs. (4) Washington, 5 p.m.

(2) Troy vs. (3) Holt, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Class 3 District 3

At Rockwood Summit

Monday, Oct. 27

(2) Rockwood Summit vs. (3) Pacific, 5 p.m.

(1) Webster Groves vs. (4) Windsor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 3 District 9

At Union

Monday, Oct. 27

(1) Camdenton vs. (4) Union, 5 p.m.

(2) Helias vs. (3) Rolla, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 6 p.m.

Class 2 District 7

At Winfield

Tuesday, Oct. 28

(1) Borgia vs. (4) Winfield, 4:30 p.m.

(2) O’Fallon Christian vs. (3) Elsberry, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Championship, 5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at Clayton Inv    9 a.m.

Washington at Class 4 District, Parkway Central, TBA

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Oct. 25

Borgia at MICDS Inv    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 29

*Borgia at Trinity    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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