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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 5:15 pm

It’s quickly becoming a two-school race in the Four Rivers Conference soccer standings.

Both Pacific (9-3, 3-0) and defending league champion Union (10-6, 2-0) recorded wins this week against St. Clair (4-11, 0-2) and Sullivan (0-14, 0-3).

The first showdown between Pacific and Union takes place Tuesday in Pacific starting at 5 p.m.

Union-St. Clair

Nick Schumaker’s goal in the second half proved to be the difference as the Union Wildcats opened Four Rivers Conference play Tuesday with a win in St. Clair, 1-0.

“There’s only one positive that came from the game,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “That’s the fact that we won. St. Clair seemed to be ready to play and we weren’t. It took us 67 minutes to score a goal. It was just one of those games for us. We couldn’t seem to get anything going. It was frustrating when we played so well the previous week and took a step back this week.”

St. Clair Head Coach Randy Roy praised his team.

“We played well and had some opportunities but didn’t finish. The same thing is happening repeatedly and we’re still trying to fix that up,” Roy said. “Our boys played well and fought hard the entire game. It was a fun game to watch.”

Alex Ciot assisted on the goal.

Union’s Trey Fink made 17 saves in goal for the Wildcats while recording the shutout.

Tristan VanSickel played in goal for the Bulldogs.

St. Clair showed an ability to not only defend effectively, but the Bulldogs also threatened the Union net several times in the game.


Pacific registered its second conference victory over Sullivan, winning Tuesday on the road, 9-0.

“Sullivan seemed like they were a little more amped up to play us this time. It was a much more physical game than the last time we played,” said Pacific Head Coach Todd Dempsey. “Our kids did a good job of being composed when things got a little chippy late in the game. We did a really nice job of setting the tempo from the start.”

The Indians led 5-0 at halftime.

Tristan Moore scored four goals for Pacific. Jeremy Hardcastle added one goal and four assists.

Alex Carlisle finished with one goal and one assist.

Tristin Cullinane, Riley Cullinane and Brendan Gentry each netted one goal.

Brandon Rowbottom finished with two assists. Donny Meyers and Justin Moyle both had one assist.

Jay King made five saves in goal for the shutout.

“We’ve been talking a lot lately about how we don’t want to be a one dimensional team on offense. A lot of our scoring chances are generated from the midfield with Jeremy and Tristan,” Dempsey said. “The way we’ve been spreading out our scoring lately, that’s going to give those other guys more confidence to finish when the chances fall to them.”

Pacific-St. Clair

With its third shutout of the week, Pacific won Thursday at home over St. Clair, 5-0.

The Indians scored all five of their goals in the first half.

"We played one of our better overall games this year. We moved the ball really well to create our scoring chances. It was good to jump out and get a couple of relatively quick goals. That set the pace for us and the boys did a good job of keeping the pressure turned up when we needed it," Dempsey said. "St. Clair played hard and kept coming at us the entire game, but our defense was pretty solid."

Gentry finished the match with two goals.

Hardcastle added one goal and two assists.

Cody Simms collected one goal and one assist. Moore had one goal.

Alex Carlisle and Brandon Rowbottom both had one assist.

King collected two saves in goal.

“Jay has been quietly putting together a nice stretch in goal over the last several games,” Demspey said. “For not having played the position before this season, he’s done a fantastic job.”

VanSickel was in goal for St. Clair.

“It was not a good game for us. We came out flat and Pacific is good enough to score goals on mistakes,” Roy said. “They scored three goals in about three to four minutes that really demoralized us. We did keep them to no goals the second half, which was good.”


Union scored twice in each half Thursday to win at home over Sullivan, 4-0.

Schumaker scored two of the Union goals while Andrei Ciot and Dillon Breeden scored the other two goals.

Andrei Ciot assisted on two goals while Emmet Parker and TJ Vitt also assisted on goals.

Fink made two saves in goal to record the shutout.


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 Sedalia vs. Eureka, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, June 25

G3 Washington vs. Jackson, noon

G4 Springfield Glendale vs. G2 loser, 2:30 p.m.

G5 G2 winner 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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