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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


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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