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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

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.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

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 10

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.

Senior Legion State Tournament

At Liberty Park, Sedalia

Thursday, July 31

G1 Jefferson City Post 5 vs. Lee’s Summit Post 189 Aux. Outlaws, 4 p.m.

G2 Joplin Miners vs. Festus Post 253, 7 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 1

G3 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, noon

G4 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, 3 p.m.

G5 G3 loser vs. G4 winner, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

G6 Championship — G3 winner vs. G5 winner, 1 p.m.

G7 If-needed game — G6 winner vs. G6 loser, 4 p.m.

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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