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Posted: Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:00 am

Two down.

And those connected to the Borgia soccer Lady Knights hope there are many more victories to come this season.

Borgia (2-5, 1-2) earned its first win last Friday night with a 5-1 victory over visiting Kennedy on a windy, cold night at the Borgia Athletic Field.

“The entire game was played with the same quality and intensity level as our Visitation game,” Borgia Head Coach Grant Kang said. “However, we were able to connect on our passes more easily, and disrupt Kennedy’s rhythm of possession more effectively.”

The Lady Knights exploded in the second half for four goals while Kennedy earned its only marker in the second 40 minutes of action.

In the first half, Borgia had several strong scoring chances, but couldn’t make them work until senior Emily Grahl found the net late in the first half with Wendy Wrocklage assisting.

Maddie Toelke scored Borgia’s second goal with Janie Arand assisting. Haley Herbst made it 3-0 on an assist from Grahl. Grahl then scored with Herbst assisting.

The final goal was scored by Allie Wilson on an assist by Janie Arand.

Borgia had missed a penalty kick in the first half.

Chelsea Pohl earned the win in net.

Win No. 2 came Thursday at home against Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division foe Bishop DuBourg, 7-1.

Grahl scored twice with Toelke, Allie Wilson, Parker Wehking, Natalie Ruether and Herbst also scoring.

Janie Arand posted tow assists. Toelke, Megan Heger, Rachel Kren and Wehking picked up assists.

Borgia led 3-1 at the intermission and scored the other four goals in the second half.

“We have been steadily improving our defensive performance, the quality of possession, and tinkering with alternative formations,” Kang said. “These three areas coalesced nicely against Bishop DuBourg. Our defenders won the ball; our midfielders brought the ball into the attacking third of the field; and our forwards finished the opportunities that were created. This was only our second win of the season so far, and it has helped our confidence.”

The Lady Knights host St. Pius Friday afternoon and visit Washington on Monday for the annual Town Showdown.

“Over the summer, we scrimmaged against Washington and they annihilated us,” Kang said. “I am just hoping that we have improved enough defensively to keep the gap between our scores smaller and that we at least make them work for any goals that they score on Monday.”

Borgia’s scheduled game at Monday Rosati-Kain was postponed due to a death in the Rosati-Kain community.

St. Dominic

Borgia was able to stay close Tuesday night at St. Dominic, falling 2-0.

“In the first half, we had a few chances to score, but could not convert the chances into goals,” Kang said. “St. Dominic played very well, and scored two goals in the first half. In the second half, neither team was able to score.”

Kang said St. Dominic pressured, but Borgia was able to withstand the attacks.

“Our defense bent, but did not break, even when St. Dominic pressed the attack at times by pressing two defenders deep into the attack,” Kang said. “Our defensive organization was excellent, and everyone was very happy that we were able to fight St. Dominic to a draw in the second half.”


Visitation Academy showed local girls soccer fans why it’s considered an early-season favorite to make noise in the MSHSAA playoffs with a 6-0 victory Wednesday at Borgia.

The Vivettes (3-1) scored early and often, netting four times in the first half and twice in the second half.

Borgia did have the first good scoring chance of the game, but a hard shot hit the crossbar and Visitation took the lead soon after that.

Josie Krawitz played in net for Borgia.

“We played well against Visitation,” said Kang. “The possession statistics showed a close game. In fact, both teams were within 0.3 passes-per-possession of each other in the first half, and within 0.2 passes-per-possession of each other in the second half. Visitation did have the longer time of possession in both halves, and that is what allowed them to score. After the game, their coach complimented our team on the quality of our communication, our shape discipline, and our competitive spirit. Coming from Mr. Dick Westbrook, the dean of soccer coaching for scores of years at the club soccer level, that was very high praise.”


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


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