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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 6:00 pm

For the 15th year in a row and 24th time in the last 26 seasons, the Borgia volleyball Lady Knights have claimed a district title.

Borgia swept Owensville in the Class 3 District 8 championship match Tuesday night, 25-21, 25-9.

“We’re very excited,” said Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns. “We’re glad we were able to win the championship this year. We’re excited to get back into practice tomorrow to get ready for Saturday. I know we’re going to have a very tough sectional ahead of us.”

The Lady Knights (17-12-3) will travel to St. Dominic High School in O’Fallon Saturday to take on St. Dominic (23-8-2) in the opening round of the Class 3 Section 2 Tournament. Borgia will meet the Lady Crusaders for the third time this season at 4:30 p.m. The teams have split their previous two meetings.

In the other first-round match, Westminster (24-6-1) will take on Duchesne (10-21) at 3 p.m.

The winners of the two sectional matches meet in the quarterfinals at 6 p.m.

Three of the four teams in the event are from the Archdiocesan Athletic Association. Borgia swept Duchesne during the regular season.

“We’ve got to just keep plugging away and hopefully we’ll be able to come out on top,” Bruns said.

District Title

“The girls came through big tonight,” Bruns said. “The serve receive was incredible tonight. The defense was really good. We struggled a little bit offensively in the first game, but overall, I’m proud of the way they played. We want to be playing our best ball at the end of the year. I still think we have room to improve, but I think we’re getting it.”

In the championship match, the Lady Knights fell behind early and had to scrap for every point.

“I thought Owensville played an incredible first game,” Bruns said. “They fought us tooth and nail for every point.”

Owensville jumped on top 2-0 on an ace by Brittany Jahnsen. Borgia came back to tie it, but spent much of the early part of the match chasing the Dutchgirls.

An ace by Clara Wehmeyer made it 7-3 in favor of Owensville and left the Lady Knights searching for a quick reply.

Borgia caught up at 8-8 on an Owensville error and went up 10-9 on a kill by Erin Hillerman.

However, Owensville fought back and the teams were last tied at 14-14.

Borgia started to pull away from there. Emma Kriete and Sarah Geatley put down kills to start the Borgia roll. The Lady Knights moved out to a 22-16 lead, reaching that on an ace by Clara Blatt.

But Owensville wasn’t done. The Dutchgirls pulled back to 22-20, forcing Bruns to take a timeout.

Setter Janie Arand put down a kill to make it 23-20, but Owensville’s Hailey Diestelkamp responded for the Dutchgirls.

A kill by Taylor Mentz gave Borgia game point and Kriete closed it out.

Between games, the Lady Knights came together.

“A couple of the girls stepped up in the huddle and said we’re going to end it right now,” Bruns said. “I’ve got to give them credit. They came in fired up and some words of wisdom definitely made a difference. I saw a spark tonight I haven’t seen in a while.”

Owensville’s lone highlight in the second game came when the Dutchgirls tied it at 1-1. From there, Things went totally in Borgia’s favor.

Molly Arand ripped three points in a row while serving and Emma Kriete continued the momentum with a tape-tipping ace to make it 8-2. She served another ace which clipped an Owensville player on the way out of bounds to make it 11-2.

Borgia led 17-3 and was cruising to the title when Owensville started to come back. Both teams rotated players into the game as Borgia continued to dominate play.

An Owensville service error gave the match to Borgia.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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