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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, 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

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, Sept. 5

Warrenton at Washington    7 p.m.

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Sullivan at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    7 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    7 p.m.

*Montgomery Co at Wright City    7 p.m.


Monday, Sept. 1

Hermann at Warrenton    4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 2

*Union at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

*Duchesne at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

*Rosati-Kain at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

Lutheran S at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Owensville Tny    TBA

St. Clair at Potosi Tny    TBA

Sullivan at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Van-Far    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

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

*St. James at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Sept. 2

*Borgia at St. Dominic    5:30 p.m.

Mehlville at Union    5:30 p.m.

Eureka at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Father Tolton    5:30 p.m.

Waynesville at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Rolla at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

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

Hermann at Fatima    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Bourbon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    5:30 p.m.

Union at North County    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

Incarnate Word at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5

Sullivan at Whitfield    5 p.m.

#ECC vs. Labette    5 p.m.

Patriette Lights at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

#ECC vs. Pratt    7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6

Borgia Tournament    8:30 a.m.

Owensville at Fulton Tny    8:30 a.m.

#ECC vs. Independence    9 a.m.

#ECC vs. Southeast    1 p.m.

St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Fox at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Tolton at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pacific at Rockwood Summit    4:15 p.m.

Crosspoint at Rivers of Life    5 p.m.

Washington at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Belle    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Kingston    6 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Community Christian    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

*ECC at Mineral Area    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 2

*Jefferson at ECC    4 p.m.

St. James at Laquey    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Fatima    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Fulton SA at Barat    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 4

ECC at Maple Woods    4 p.m.

North County at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    4:30 p.m.

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

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Friday, Sept. 5

Jefferson City Lightning at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Fulton SA at Tolton    5 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 6

St. Charles at Washington    11 a.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Sunday, Sept. 7

ECC at Blue River    noon

Monday, Sept. 8

Christian Academy at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan at Valley Park    4 p.m.

*ECC at St. Charles    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at St. Louis United A    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Belle    5 p.m.

Mehlville at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Warrenton    5 p.m.

Cross Country

Saturday, Sept. 6

New Haven Short Course    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at SLUH Inv    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan Invitational    4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Pacific, Sullivan at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Forest Park Inv    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann, Owensville at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

St. James at Bourbon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Borgia at Westminster    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Borgia at Washington    3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4

*Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    3:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Troy Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Washington at Timberland    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Oakville/CBC    4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Kennedy    5:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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