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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 8:00 pm

Hitting back on the counterattack, the Helias Crusaders advanced past the Union Wildcats in MSHSAA Class 2 sectional soccer action Tuesday night at Stierberger Stadium, 1-0.

In the 70th minute, Helias forward Braden Remmert took a quick pass up the field from teammate Gage West to put the ball past Union goalkeeper Trey Fink for the game’s only goal.

The marker came moments after Union had a scoring chance in the Helias end.

The Wildcats had one final chance at the buzzer, but TJ Vitt’s sliding effort at a crossing pass at the far post deflected just wide.

On a night better suited for a snowball fight than a soccer match, Union ended its season with a 16-11 record while the Crusaders improved to 19-5.

“I’m proud of the way the kids played,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “They played hard. We gave ourselves an opportunity to win the game. We played well on both sides of the ball. We got the goal-scoring chances we thought we needed. We got the low crosses we thought would be dangerous against this team. We just couldn’t find an end on it. Unfortunately, that’s the way it goes sometimes.”

Helias will host Carthage (22-5) Saturday at 1 p.m. in the quarterfinals.

“It’s like I told the boys before the game,” Fennessey said. “Helias was ranked 10th in the state right now and we gave them everything they could handle. It was a one-goal game. We knew we were going to be in this type of game. Unfortunately, they got the break on the long transition goal. That’s something we talked about at halftime. I’m so happy for this group. If you would have told me Aug. 5 that we would be in this position, I would have been really excited. The team really came together. It was fun coaching them this year.”

Despite losing the game, Union controlled the ball for much of the game and generated a number of scoring chances.

The first one came in the ninth minute when Union’s Dylan Fitzgerald tested Helias goalkeeper Kyle Daledovich with a shot which went just over the crossbar.

Union’s next strong scoring chance came in the 32nd minute when Vitt scorched a shot which Daledovich saved. Vitt made his attempt after the ball was partially cleared and shot from distance.

In the 34th minute, the Crusaders got a scoring chance which went just wide of the post.

The half ended tied 0-0 with both teams fighting the weather as well as each other.

The Wildcats came out kicking in the second half. In the 43rd minute, Alex Ciot worked in from the left side near the six-yard box and had a chance, but the Wildcats couldn’t knock the ball into the goal.

In the 46th minute, Fink was called upon to make a save on a Helias effort.

In the 56th minute, Union’s Tylor Brown looped a long shot from the sideline which would have dropped into the goal had Daledovich not played the ball correctly to make the catch near the crossbar.

A sequence which foreshadowed the eventual goal happened in the 64th minute. Union had a scoring chance following a long throw by Brown, but Helias countered and forced Fink to come up with a big stop to keep it tied.

Vitt had another long effort come close in the 65th minute and Helias missed in the 66th.

Following the Helias goal, Union pressured the net hard.

In the 70th minute, the Wildcats had a corner kick chance cleared.

Union continued to push for the equalizer and every second counted down the stretch.

The final flurry came in the closing 15 seconds and ended just short of an equalizer.

“This group really stepped up with their senior leadership,” Fennessey said. “We had a couple of guys in Alex Ciot and Nathan Saleniuc who stepped up and became big leaders. We had new guys while Trey Fink and TJ Vitt were newcomers who came in. Trey made big saves for us all year long. TJ almost had that one at the end. We had kids who stepped up and we’re going to miss them.”

Fennessey also said there are many strong players coming back next season.

“We’re going to lean on Dillon Breeden and Andrei Ciot, two starters from this year, to come back and lead the way,” Fennessey said. “You never know what is going to happen from year to year. We thought we were going to be in a goalie situation this year and Trey emerged. We’ll see what we have next year.”

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American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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