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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 5:00 pm

The race to stay near the top of the Four Rivers Conference volleyball standings heated up this week.

Locally, Union, Pacific and St. Clair have fought to stay in contention to not fall too far behind leaders Hermann and New Haven.

Union (11-7, 2-1) picked up two wins this week, beating St. James and St. Clair (6-11-1, 1-3) in two sets apiece.

Union-St. Clair

The Lady ’Cats earned a huge win in St. Clair Thursday night, 28-26, 25-9.

“The first set was a great game,” said Union head Coach Angie Morris. “We started off strong but St. Clair came back and challenged us. They made some great plays and have some aggressive hitters. Allison Hinson has a great swing. It was stressful and we made some silly mistakes that cost us points at important times in the match. But we did not give up and continued to play hard and we ended up winning the first set.”

St. Clair Head Coach Ashley Mims said the score was tied 25-25 in the first game.

“We thought we took a 26-25 lead on a kill by Sam Deason, but the bottom official called her in the net,” Mims said. “Union went on to win the first set and the match. We played well in the first set, bit nothing worked for us in the second.”

Union picked up its play in the second game to win, 25-9.

“We got our timing down on the block and started to find the holes on the court and put the ball down,” Morris said. “Brooke Pope was outstanding again last night. I believe she recorded at least four aces in the second set. Aggressive serving was just one of her strong points last night. She was great at the net too with her block and attack.”

Morris also praised the play of Clare Stowe and Emily Schroeder, who had three aces apiece.

“Clare also remains a dominating force at the net,” Morris said.

Setters Rebeccah Kramer and Kaitlin Voss picked up the play as well.

“In the first set Kaitlin and Beccah had to work hard to get to the ball but they did a great job moving the ball around,” said Morris. “Overall I think the girls did a great job of staying focused and determined to win the game.”

Allison Hinson led St. Clair with seven kills and one block. Sam Deason added four kills and two blocks.

Abby Ruck collected two kills and two digs. Katelyn Guehne had two kills and one block. Miranda Murphy added five assists.

Morris reported Union won the JV and freshman matches as well.

Both Union and St. Clair will be back in action at the St. Clair Tournament Saturday.

Union-St. James

After suffering frustration last week, the Lady ’Cats recorded their second victory in as many days by sweeping St. James in Four Rivers Conference action, 25-14, 25-16.

“I’m very excited,” Morris said. “The girls played really hard tonight. We served aggressive, passed well and hit aggressive.”

In the first game, the Lady Tigers had trouble coping with Union’s serves.

Stowe served three aces in a row and Voss added two more aces as Union built up the lead to 13-9.

From there, Union continued to take advantage at the net with Lizzy Birkmann playing a key role.

“Lizzy was fantastic tonight,” Morris said. “She was on fire. I think she earned six or seven kills tonight. She just keeps improving in that spot and I’m proud with how far she’s come.”

In the second game, Schroeder’s serves proved to be too tough early and Maddy Weinhold served two aces as Union built up a 23-10 advantage.

However, that’s where the Lady ’Cats hit a wall. St. James rallied for six points before Union could score the final two.

“We let them creep back into it near the end of the second set,” Morris said. “Then they got serious again and started play again to finish it up.”

Union’s match-winning kill came when Rebeccah Kramer pushed the ball into the back corner, out of reach of the St. James defense but in play.

“Clare and Brooke  continue to do well,” Morris said. “Brooke is phenomenal at the net. Her serves are just awesome. They’re just solid players. Everyone tonight did a fantastic job.”

Union also won the junior varsity match. There was no freshman match.

St. Clair-Hermann

Making a trip to Hermann, St. Clair suffered a 25-4, 25-17 loss Tuesday to the Lady Bearcats (13-8-1, 4-0).

“When Hermann hits the ball over Sam Deason’s block, what can you do?” asked Mims. “Hermann has a great volleyball program.”

Jamie Gleeson paced Hermann with 11 kills and one block.

Cameron Hackmann added six kills and one block. Kirsten Leimkuehler registered five kills and four blocks. Emilie Diebal had four kills and one block.

Kali Stiers finished with 23 assists and two aces. Hayley Stiers had two aces, one kill and one block.

Deason had three kills and two blocks for St. Clair. Hinson added two kills. Macy Levvintre and Guehne both had one kill.

“The second game was more of what I would have expected from St. Clair. They played better defense and made us work a lot harder for our points,” said Hermann Head Coach Linda Lampkin. “I think they are headed in the right direction. I expect to see good things from them in the next few years.”

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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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