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Posted: Friday, July 12, 2013 6:00 pm

Sweating out a 22-point victory on the road at Lake of the Woods, the Union Swim Team completed its first-ever undefeated dual meet season Monday.

Union went 5-0 (4-0 in division meets) with its 284-262 win over Lake of the Woods on the road.

The Squids also defeated Arbor Oaks, Pacific and Indian Hills in Gateway Swimming and Diving Conference division meets and Barrington Downs in a nonleague meet.

“I’m so excited,” exclaimed Union Head Coach Cathy Nowak. “I had no idea the season would hold this.”

Nowak knew Union faced a difficult assignment in trying to beat Lake of the Woods.

“I was told their team was stacked and there was no way anyone would beat them this year,” Nowak said. “Our kids were ready for it. They knew this was a really hard team and our kids were swimming for everything they had.”

Nowak remarked that Union has won a championship meet before, but hadn’t gone undefeated in a dual meet season until this year.

The Squids will attempt to sweep the season Saturday in Pacific. The division meet starts there at 8 a.m.

“We have a lot of really good swimmers who are not coming,” Nowak said. “We want to win it, but it will be a little harder. The other teams will be really good, too.”

Union saw expansion of its team this year and ends the season with 118 active swimmers on the roster.

“It’s the biggest team I’ve had,” Nowak said. “I’ve been coaching since the team’s third season and this is the most swimmers we’ve ever had. I think a lot of it has been due to word of mouth. Kids coming to the pool to swim will ask about the team. The community is starting to recognize us. Interest in swimming as a sport in this area is growing. The Four Rivers YMCA has its own team and kids like swimming.”

Nowak recently has announced she will be stepping down after the conclusion of the season.

“I really will miss it,” Nowak said. “I’ve had over 11 years as head coach of the Squids. I had four kids swimming when I started. Two are in college and one is in high school. I am looking forward to just being a swim parent next year.”

In Monday’s meet at Lake of the Woods, the first event was the individual medley.

Union’s winners were Alexis Garlock, Porter Allmeroth and Autumn Garlock.

Squids swimming to second were Madelyn Helling, Aidan Garlock, Halle Fischer and Andrew Tchiblakian.

Earning a point for third place were Brianna Brown, Cole Cummings, Jennifer Eagan, Clay Cummings, Morgan Livesay and Tyler Bell.

In the freestyle races, Union’s winners were Matthew Tchiblakian, Rachel Bolte, Aidan Garlock, Alexis Garlock, Porter Allmeroth, Autumn Garlock and Clay Cummings.

Union’s breaststroke winners were Aubrey Gerdel, Lily Tchiblakian, Connor Smith, Maddy Tchiblakian, Abby Tchiblakian, Kate Hod and Andrew Tchiblakian.

In the freestyle relay races, Union’s winners were:

• Boys 6-Under team of Matthew Tchiblakian, Liam Callahan, Samuel Tecklenburg and Dylan Loepker;

• Girls 7-8 team of Victoria Webb, Gisele Bolzenius, Lily Tchiblakian and Rachel Bolte;

• Boys 7-8 team of Jack Allmeroth, Connor Smith, Gabe Rio and Aidan Garlock;

• Girls 11-12 team of Halle Fischer, Rilyn Tesar, Abby Tchiblakian and Alexis Garlock;

• Boys 11-12 team of Porter Allmeroth, Colton Lewis, Cole Cummings and Chad Livesay; and

• Girls 13-14 team of Kate Hood, Sierra Fenner, Jennifer Eagan and Autumn Garlock.

In the backstroke races, Union’s winners were Rachel Bolte, Maddy Tchiblakian, Abby Tchiblakian, Jennifer Eagan and Andrew Tchiblakian.

Union’s butterfly winners were Lily Tchiblakian, Alexis Garlock, Porter Allmeroth, Autumn Garlock and Jillian Johnston.

In the medley relay races, Union’s winning teams were:

• Boys 8-Under team of Jack Allmeroth, Connor Smith, Aidan Garlock and Gabe Rio;

• Girls 11-12 team of Sydney Gerdel, Abby Tchiblakian, Alexis Garlock and Halle Fischer;

• Boys 11-12 team of Colton Lewis, Jacob Nowak, Porter Allmeroth and Cole Cummings;

• Girls 13-14 team of Sierra Fenner, Kate Hood, Autumn Garlock and Jennifer Eagan; and

• Boys 13-14 team of Drew Allmeroth, Andrew Tchiblakian, Grant Smith and Clay Cummings.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

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

Softball

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington 7, Ft. Zumwalt S 2

North County 2, Union 1

Warrenton 16,  St. Clair 0

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

*Duchesne 7, Borgia 3

*Washington 4, Holt 2

*Pacific 15, St. Clair 0

*Owensville 7, New Haven 3

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

*Ft. Zumwalt East 8, Washington 7 (8 innings)

Pacific 11, Hermann 0

Valley Park 11, New Haven 1

Waynesville at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Borgia 16, Rosati-Kain 3

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

*Union 9, Sullivan 1  

Windsor 5, Pacific 3 

St. James at Linn    5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

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

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

Borgia, Hermann at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at De Soto    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Wright City    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Borgia at Union    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Rockwood Summit    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

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

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-22, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-14

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-8, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-16

Pacific split with Montgomery Co., 25-9, 24-26

Borgia def. Washington, 25-16, 25-23

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

Hermann def. Owensville 25-19, 25-10

New Haven def. Union, 25-15, 25-17

Union split with Hermann, 25-22, 12-25

New Haven def. Owensville, 25-9, 25-9

Union def. Owensville, 25-23, 25-22

New Haven def. Hermann, 25-21, 25-15

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Sullivan at Northwest    4:15 p.m.

*Jefferson def. ECC, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19

Thursday, Sept. 25

St. Clair def. Crystal City (Scores Unavailable)

Hermann Tournament

Consolation — Pacific def. Union, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20

Semifinal 1 — Borgia def. Hermann, 25-12, 25-20

Semifinal 2 — New Haven def. Washington, 23-25, 25-22, 26-24

Third-place match — Washington def. Hermann, 25-23, 25-15

Championship match — Borgia def. New Haven, 25-17, 25-23

Friday, Sept. 26

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

%Northeastern Oklahoma at ECC    10 a.m. (Seed Tournament)

%Longview at ECC    11:30 a.m.

%Cottey at ECC    2:30 p.m.

Owensville at Chamois Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Union at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Lafayette def. Borgia, 25-10, 25-15   

Washington at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair def. Bourbon, 25-12, 25-11

Cuba at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Rolla    5:30 p.m.

ECC at Rend Lake    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Eureka at Washington    5 p.m.

*Union at St. James    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Panthers Home School    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro 3, Union 1

Washington 0, Bayless 0

Tuesday, Sept. 23

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

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific 1, St. James 0

*Borgia 2, St. Dominic 0

CYC Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Warrenton at Sullivan    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*St. Charles at ECC    4 p.m.

Valley Park at Fulton SA    4:15 p.m.

#Thomas Jefferson at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

*Pacific 3, Union 0

Borgia 6, Sullivan 0

CYC Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 26

*Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Belle    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

CYC Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Northwest 2,  Pacific 1

*ECC at St. Louis (Florissant)    4:30 p.m.

*Duchesne 1, Borgia 0

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Fulton SA at John Burroughs JV    4:15 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    5 p.m.

Calvery Lutheran at St. James    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:15 p.m.

Cross Country

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

Wednesday, Sept. 24

GAC Meet — Ft. Zumwalt S 355, Ft. Zumwalt N 414, Holt 439, Washington 460, Wentzville Liberty 474

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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