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Posted: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 10:45 am

It’s playoff time for the Borgia volleyball Knights.

This past weekend, the Knights (4-16) played in the O’Fallon, Ill., Tournament, going 1-3.

Borgia defeated Bayless, 25-21, 25-12, for its lone victory.

The Knights received more good news Monday as Head Coach John Nieder learned that Ryan Maune was named to the all-tournament team.

Losses were to Francis Howell North, 25-13, 25-13, O’Fallon, Ill., 25-9, 25-15, and East St. Louis, Ill., 25-20, 21-25, 15-13.

Borgia will play in the Class 3 district playoff tournament at Webster Groves High School Saturday. The 16th-seeded Knights will play in a pool with top-seeded Webster Groves, seventh-seeded Kirkwood, ninth-seeded Ft. Zumwalt North and 17th-seeded University City.

Borgia’s matches, in order, will be against Webster Groves, Ft. Zumwalt North, University City and Kirkwood. Pool play begins at noon.

The top two teams from each district advance to the state quarterfinals.

“Our kids are still improving with each game we play and our goal this year is to get through our district and move onto the quarterfinals,” Nieder said.

O’Fallon Tournament

Borgia played Francis Howell North and O’Fallon, Ill., on the opening night of the tournament.

“We really couldn’t get into any sort of offensive rhythm in either of those two matches,” Nieder said. “We had a lot of troubles with player overlap calls, eight to be exact! We typically utilize a three-person service reception primary passing routine and that night we just couldn’t catch our defensive crossovers. Both O’Fallon and Francis Howell North played very well and we would had to have played a flawless match to have beaten either of them.”

The Knights played Bayless and East St. Louis on Saturday.

“On Saturday we changed a few of our play positions on the floor to try something new to improve our lineup,” said Nieder. “We moved 6-6 freshman Michael Ince to the middle hitting position and had Alex Severino hit strong side for a couple of rotations when he wasn’t setting from the back row. All in all we played pretty well and beat Bayless. It was nice to win against them after losing a close three-set match earlier this season.”

Against Bayless, Borgia was led by Maune, who ended with 11 kills, six digs, four blocks and one ace.

Severino and Ince each had five kills in the match. Severino also had 18 assists, four digs and three blocks. Ince added three blocks, one assist and one dig.

Tyler Howell recorded four kills, eight digs and one ace.

Korey Fumagalli had two kills, three digs and two blocks.

Alex Blechle finished with one kill, eight assists, five digs and one ace.

Jimmy Pak recorded five digs and one ace.

The Knights had a chance to win the Bronze Division title against East St. Louis. Borgia pushed it to a third game, but fell just short despite rallying from a five-point deficit.

“The last game was the championship match of the Bronze Division against East St. Louis,” Nieder said. “The first set we played very well with the exception of us missing eight serves. The second game we reduced our missed serves and unforced errors and came out a little more determined and won 25-21. In the third set both teams were playing well and there were several long rallies. The score went back and forth early on before East St. Louis started pulling away. It was 13-8 when we started our run as we closed the gap to 14-12. The last point ended with a long rally which included a couple of judgmental non-lift calls on both teams before East St. Louis finished the match.”

In the match, Maune led the way with 15 kills, 10 digs, three blocks and one ace.

Severino checked in with seven kills, 21 assists, eight digs and three blocks.

Howell posted five kills, 16 digs, one block and one ace.

Ince ended with four kills, two blocks one assist and one dig.

Blechle had one kill, nine assists and five digs.

Fumagalli recorded one kill, six digs and one block.

Pak had seven digs and one ace.

In the Francis Howell North match, Maune was the kills leader with eight. He also had seven digs, two blocks and one ace.

Severino had five kills, 10 assists, four digs and two blocks.

Howell had one kill and 10 digs.

Pak recorded one kill and added four digs.

Blechle had five digs and four assists.

Fumagalli had two digs and one block.

Ince ended with two blocks.

Joe Rhyne recorded four digs.

In the match against O’Fallon, Maune had five kills, six digs and three blocks.

Severino ended with four kills, eight assists, five digs and three blocks.

Blechle had four digs and three assists.

Fumagalli had one kill, two digs and a block.

Howell picked up one kill and eight digs.

Ince had one kill, three blocks and a dig.

Brendan Joyce posted one dig.

Pak and Rhyne each had four digs.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

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

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