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Posted: Friday, October 5, 2012 4:00 pm

Preparing to host the East Central College Invitational Friday and Saturday, the volleyball Falcons have had mixed success lately.

ECC (9-16) won two matches at the NJCAA Division II District O Seeding Tournament Sept. 22 in Florissant. The Falcons followed that up with a win at Lewis & Clark Sept. 24 and another victory Sept. 26 over the Missouri Baptist JV team.

Last weekend, the Falcons lost four times in Iowa, losing to DMACC, Iowa Western, Indian Hills and Kirkwood. ECC did not take a single set from any of the opponents.

ECC lost the rematch on the road at the Missouri Baptist JV team Wednesday in five games.

The Falcons are hosting the ECC Invitational Friday and Saturday. An event schedule was not available as of press time.

Seeding Event

ECC swept Cottey College, 25-20, 25-16, during the seeding event in Florissant, and took a match over MCC-Longview in three games, 25-21, 19-25, 15-9.

The Falcons lost to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, 25-19, 25-14, during the seeding tournament.

The win over Longview was the highlight of that weekend. The Falcons had lost their previous two matches against the Kansas City school, including last year’s district championship.

While Longview no longer is ranked in the NJCAA Division II national poll, it still marked a huge victory.

“We were able to beat Longview because we kept attacking offensively and finally clicked as a team,” said ECC Head Coach Lisa Mathes-Peters. “We did not give up a lot of hitting errors and each hitter scored instead of relying on only two players to make up our offense. We also played them tough at the net and they shut down.”

Sadie Pafford led the way with 10 kills while Amanda Reetz had seven and Haley Zenner and Whitney Froman added six apiece.

Zenner recorded 16 digs while Megan Manis had 15, Reetz posted 14 and Sarah Stepp had 11.

Stepp also served two aces and had 19 assists. ECC got 15 assists from Ali Wootten.

In the Cottey match, Reetz led the way with seven kills. Pafford and Marisa Patton each had six. Manis was credited with 13 digs while Reetz had 11 and Zenner posted 10.

Against NEO, the Falcons had to use a 5-1 offense with Stepp after Wootten was hurt.

“They did a very good job attacking our weakness due to having our other setter out,” said Mathes-Peters. “That was the main issue for the match. Our serve receive was a bit rocky during the match but the main thing was trying to side out while our setter was front row.”

It was the first time in nine matches that NEO had beaten ECC.

Lewis & Clark

The Falcons defeated Lewis & Clark in Godfrey, Ill., 14-25, 25-15, 25-15, 29-27.

In the win over Lewis & Clark, Reetz recorded 10 kills while Zenner added eight. Stepp had 17 assists to 12 for Wootten.

ECC credited itself with 94 digs in the four games. Manis led the way with 30 while four others had double digits as well. Zenner posted 17, Stepp ended with 14, Wootten had 13 and Reetz closed with 11.

Missouri Baptist JV

The team hosted its “Jam the Gym” event Wednesday (Sept. 26), winning in four games over the Missouri Baptist JV, 25-16, 18-25, 25-22, 25-21.

The Falcons returned home for a contest against the junior varsity team from Missouri Baptist University Wednesday night and posted a four-game win.

“We won the match tonight because we played great defense after the second set and figured out how to block them,” Mathes-Peters said. “The first two sets we got used a bit in certain positions but we were able to switch up the lineup and figure out how to get the win.”

Mathes-Peters pointed out some strong performances.

Pafford had 11 kills while Reetz picked up 10. Amy Wibbenmeyer had six kills, Zenner closed with five and Lashly posted four.

Statistics kept by the Falcons reported 90 digs in the match. Reetz was credited with 23, Manis had 16, Zenner was marked with 15, Wootten had 12 and Stepp closed with 10.

Pafford had seven total blocks. Stepp posted 20 assists while Wootten had 19. Manis served three aces.

Iowa Trip

Playing at Des Moines Area Community College Friday, the Falcons lost matches to DMACC, 25-9, 25-10, 25-20, and to Iowa Western, 25-13, 25-20, 25-13.

On Saturday at Indian Hills, the team lost to the host school, 25-18, 25-15, 25-14. In the second match, Kirkwood swept ECC, 25-18, 25-18, 25-17.

“We did not come ready to play this weekend,” Mathes-Peters said. “If we passed well our front row play was off and if our front row play was good our passing was off.”

Against DMACC, Wibbenmeyer led the team with five kills. Stepp posted seven assists. Manis was awarded 20 digs and Pafford had three total blocks.

Against Iowa Western, Pafford had eight kills, Wootten had 14 assists, Zenner posted two aces, Manis received 13 digs and Pafford had two total blocks.

Against Indian Hills, Reetz posted eight kills, Stepp had 15 assists, Reetz and Manis each had two aces and Zenner was credited with 16 digs.

Pafford had seven kills against Kirkwood. Wootten posted 10 digs, Reetz received 18 digs and Pafford had five total blocks.

Missouri Baptist JV 2

The Falcons lost at Missouri Baptist Wednesday in five games, 25-20, 25-22, 12-25, 22-25, 15-6.

Mathes-Peters indicated ECC ran a 5-1 offense with Wootten still injured and it struggled.

“As a team we had the highest number of kills from all who played the net last night but unfortunately we had some key ball handling issues, serve receive problems and high number of hitting errors in sets 1,2 and 5,” Mathes-Peters said. “I feel the new lineup worked at generating a better offense but we will be working on containing our hitting errors in practices this week. Missouri Baptist played a smart match last night and did a great job of capitalizing off our short setter when they could and made it hard for us to get a good in-system dig.”

Pafford and Zenner each had 10 kills while Lashly contributed nine, Reetz had eight and Froman ended with seven.

Froman and Stepp each had three total blocks. Reetz served two aces. Stepp recorded 37 assists.

Manis led the team with 18 digs while Reetz posted 14, Lashly ended with nine, Wibbenmeyer posted eight and Stepp recorded seven.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games