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Posted: Wednesday, October 2, 2013 5:15 pm

Monumental.

That’s one of the few words which can describe Union’s volleyball trip to Osage County Saturday.

Going 3-0 in the event, the Union Lady ’Cats captured their first varsity tournament title in years by winning the Chamois Round Robin.

Union (7-4) survived a three-set championship match against Linn, 25-20, 22-25, 25-16.

“This is the fourth year we have been in this tournament and believe we have been the stronger team in the past but did not finish on top,” Union Head Coach Angie Morris said. “But this year we came in strong and determined to win the tournament and I could not be prouder of how well they played.”

Union also defeated Southern Boone, 25-19, 26-24, and Chamois, 25-10, 25-17.

With teams playing in the third round of pool play also scheduled to play for the championship and third-place matches, everyone decided that the third-round matches also would be for places.

Southern Boone started the final round by beating Chamois for third place, 25-10, 25-18.

“I cannot say enough about how proud I am of the girls performance at the Chamois Tournament,” said Morris. “We started the day off strong against Southern Boone. In the second set against them in pool play, we were down 19-8. My girls decided they did not want to lose that set and as a team they came back and won the set (26-24). They were focused, determined and played so aggressive during the set. It continued through the next pool play game against Chamois and carried over into our game against Linn.”

Morris said it was a team effort in earning the championship trophy.

“We served well, passed well, set well and hit aggressively,” Morris said. “But I was most impressed with the big block they put up. We have been working very hard on blocking the over-pass and Brooke Pope nailed it in the final set. It was beautiful.

Morris said both setters, Beccah Kramer and Kaitlin Voss, were instrumental in keeping opponents guessing during the event.

“Beccah and Kaitlin did a fantastic job moving the ball around and setting all of our hitters,” Morris said. “All of our hitters were on that day. Clare (Stowe) and Brooke (Pope) were fantastic in the middle. Taylor Gaebe continues to swing strong from the outside and Lizzy Birkman just keeps getting better in her position.”

The rightside hitting platoon of Ali Overstreet and Jayde Miriani also had strong play.

“Ali and Jayde did a great job on the right side putting up a great block and being at the net when needed,” said Morris. “Maddy’s (Weinhold) passing has been instrumental in the past few games and she stepped up again to play defense well in the first few sets.

Defensively, libero Victoria Kramer and defensive Elli Aldrich saved several plays.

“Victoria and Elli also came up with some big digs through the day,” Morris said. “Emily (Schroeder) and Maddy recorded more aces throughout the day.”

Union served six aces in the first game to move to a 25-20 win over Linn to start the championship match.

Schroeder had three aces and Voss added two as Union built up a 15-10 advantage.

Birkman smashed one off the block to give Union its biggest lead at 20-12.

Linn charged back near the end as Union struggled to score the final two points. An error gave Union game point and Weinhold finished with a kill, 25-20.

The roles were somewhat reversed in the second game. The teams were very close for most of the set and were tied at 18-18 before a Linn kill and an ace by Michaela Dudenhoeffer put Linn up by two.

Linn took a 24-19 advantage before Union rallied.

Kills by Stowe and Schroeder gave Union momentum. However, after a timeout, a Union error sent the match to the third game, 25-22 in favor of Linn.

The third game was very close until Schroeder went back to the service line. With the set tied at 7-7, Schroeder reeled off back-to-back aces, which helped Union build up a 12-8 lead before Linn signaled for a timeout.

Up 17-11, Union had to wait through another Linn timeout before Stowe served an ace.

Overstreet came through with two kills in a row to make it 21-14, but Union stalled.

Linn bounced back to cut it to five points before an error gave Union what it needed to move to the victory.

Overstreet smacked down another Linn pass which strayed near the net. Stowe followed with a kill to end it, 25-16.

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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington vs. Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.), Blue Springs South High School, 2 p.m.

Friday, July 11

Washington vs. Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.), Hidden Valley No. 1, 11:30 a.m.

Washington vs. Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit), Jim Moran Field (Hidden Valley), 7 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

Washington vs. TBA, TBA

Sunday, July 13

Semifinal Games, 11 a.m.

Championship, 2 p.m.

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 vs. Wentzville, 6 p.m.

G10 Elsberry vs. St. Charles, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

G11 St. Peters vs. Washington, 6 p.m.

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 2 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 5 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 2 p.m.

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 Hannibal vs. St. Peters, 6 p.m.

G10 Elsberry-Winfield vs. Wentzville, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, July 11

G12 G9 winner vs. G10 winner, 6 p.m.

G11 St. Charles vs. Washington, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 G11 loser vs. G12 winner, 1 p.m.

G14 Championship — G11 winner vs. G13 winner, 4 p.m.

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — G14 winner vs. G14 loser, 1 p.m.

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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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