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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 4:00 pm

Overcoming early adversity, the Borgia volleyball Lady Knights breezed to the Class 3 District 8 semifinals Tuesday in Union.

Borgia knocked off fourth-seeded Sullivan, 25-14, 25-6.

“It seems to be our mantra,” said Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns. “We always get down for the first five or six points in the first game. Then we relax. We come back and we dig out of it.”

While Borgia opened the match with a kill from Emma Kriete, Sullivan hung in there for quite a bit. Sullivan led 5-4. The game remained close until Borgia broke away from a 12-12 tie.

A net violation gave Borgia the edge it needed and Sullivan errors quickly helped the Lady Knights move out to a bigger advantage.

Molly Arand served out the game, getting an ace for game point and a kill by Kriete to end it.

Borgia’s rally not only took advantage of Sullivan mistakes, but also utilized the net play of many different players, including Kreite, Erin Hillerman, Taylor Mentz, Sarah Geatley, Hanna Glastetter and setter Janie Arand.

Defensively, Borgia was able to pass up Sullivan’s attacks. Libero Clara Blatt anchored the defense and others making big contributions included Molly Arand, Jordan Kriete, Maddie Toelke and Alivia Brinker.

While the first game was close for a while, the second was no contest. Borgia methodically thumped the ball over and over while taking advantage of every Sullivan mistake.

“In the second game, we just came out on fire,” Bruns said. “In the last two matches, we’ve really started to turn the tide in the second game.”

The second game started with a kill from Emma Kriete and Borgia used that to jump out to a 6-0 lead. Janie Arand served an ace in that run and Mentz supplied two kills.

After a Borgia error, Sullivan earned back-to-back points for its longest rally of the match.

Soon, the final outcome was evident. Borgia not only moved players in and out of the lineup without any loss of cohesion, but also continued to record highlights.

Molly Arand served seven points in a row, including an ace, to bring Borgia to a 19-5 advantage.

Even when Sullivan was able to get the ball back to the net, players like Hillerman were waiting to smack it down before it even reached the Borgia defense.

The Lady Knights advanced to the championship match while Sullivan completed its season with one win in the district tournament.

The Lady Eagles defeated St. Clair Monday in the opening round.

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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 vs. Normandy, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation, noon

Gold Consolation — Soldan vs. Union, 1:30 p.m.

Gold Third Place — Washington vs. North Tech, 3 p.m.

Blue Third Place, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship — CBC vs. Borgia, 7:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

New Haven at Belle    6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Festus at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

#St. Clair vs. St. Vincent    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

#St. Clair vs. Jefferson    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

#Crystal City Tny    5/6:30/8 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Girls Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Washington 61, St. Clair 49

Saturday, Nov. 29

@Pacific vs. North County    2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

St. Louis Patriettes at Union    7 p.m.

&Pacific vs. Marquette    7 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

&Pacific vs. Ft. Zumwalt West/Rosati-Kain    4/5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

Pacific at Marquette Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wrestling

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Washington at Owensville/Rolla    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Union at Ladue    5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Union, Borgia at Washington    6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington, Pacific at Westminster Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Thursday, Dec. 4

Borgia at Burroughs    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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