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Volleyball Knights Commence Season With Loss to DuBourg

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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:00 pm

While it didn’t end with a victory, Borgia boys volleyball Head Coach John Nieder saw positives in Tuesday’s 25-11, 25-21 opening loss to Bishop DuBourg, last year’s Class 3 state runner-up.

“It was a tough draw for the first match of the year to play a good team like DuBourg,” Nieder said. “They just came off a three-game loss to Ft. Zumwalt South last night, last year’s Class 3 state champion, so we knew they were going to be a team to reckon with and give us a chance to see where we stand at this point.”

Borgia was led offensively by junior Korey Fumagalli, who ended with six kills.

Sophomore Jacob Maune posted five kills. Senior Alex Blechle ended with four kills while sophomore Nathan Bargen recorded two kills and junior Po Chun Huang added one kill.

Blechle fed the hitters nine assists while Huang added eight.

Maune and Fumagalli each recorded 12 digs. Junior Jimmy Pak contributed six digs. Blechle, Bargen and Huang posted five digs apiece.

“A lot of the kids haven’t played before,” Nieder said. “The first time out you saw the jitters tonight. After that first game, we talked about things and they decided to come out and play. They relaxed. If they can do that, play scrappy and relax, there’s a chance you’re going to win the next point. That’s the way they played the second game.”

Borgia played close with DuBourg in the first game for the first five points. Then, the Cavaliers went on a morale-breaking run which ended up securing the margin for victory.

In the second game, Borgia fought hard and was able to stay with DuBourg for much of the contest. This time, the point streaks for the Cavaliers were fewer and smaller, but DuBourg still managed to earn the victory.

“We’re definitely a small team,” Nieder said. “I’ve never had a team where I’ve single blocked out of the middle, but this is one of those exceptions. We adjusted well to accommodate that. We’ve got to be more aggressive digging to make up for the lack of blocking.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)


Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

NCAA Men's Basketball News