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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 6:45 pm

Despite dropping the first game Tuesday, Pacific rallied to defeat Union in Four Rivers Conference action, 19-25, 25-17, 25-18.

Pacific (8-4, 2-0) followed the win with another FRC three-game win Thursday over Owensville.

Union (5-4, 1-1) rebounded to sweep St. James Thursday in league action. The Lady ’Cats play in the Chamois Tournament along with Linn, Chamois and Southern Boone Saturday.

“It was a good comeback win,” Pacific Head Coach Janel Brown said about Tuesday’s match. “Union came out and played hard in that first set. Rachael Bassett gave a clinic on how to jump serve and that hurt us. Luckily we fought back and found a way to win in three.”

Union Head Coach Angie Morris said her team has shown vast improvement.

“Last year, every time we played them, we always lost in two sets,” Morris said. “We played them pretty hard. We took the first set tonight, something I was very proud of, but unfortunately we couldn’t close it.”

Brown said Pacific had to make some adjustments to deal with Union’s aggressive serving.

“Instead of our normal three-person serve receive, we had to go back to a four-person group and change things up,” Brown said. “We gave them some different looks. We need to make sure we talked and knew what to do.”

Kersten McDonough paced Pacific with 13 kills, one block and one assist.

“If anyone comes to our games, they’re going to know that Kersten is our go-to player,” Brown said. “She did an excellent job tonight. She’s nursing a sore shoulder. We try to get her as many sets as we can, but try to get the ball to Emily Weaver, Allyson Armstrong or Ashley Hill.”

Morris complimented McDonough.

“Kersten is a good hitter,” Morris said. “She’s tough. She makes it look easy. I think we really made them work. They’re a very good team and they came back. They did well.”

Abby Spuhl had five kills while Weaver contributed four, Armstrong and Hill each had three and Amber Fuller closed with two kills.

Armstrong and Hill each had two blocks. Fuller also had one.

Armstrong served two aces while Weaver, Jackie Dann, Hill and Spuhl served one apiece.

Spuhl recorded 20 assists. Armstrong had two while McDonough, Dann and Fuller posted one apiece.

Union again served aggressively with 12 aces.

“That’s been something we’ve been working on, serving aggressively,” Morris said. “We’ve been trying to hit aggressively and block well.

Rachael Bassett served seven of those aces while Rebeccah Kramer served three and Victoria Kramer added two.

Clare Stowe led Union with six kills. Bassett added five, Jillian Johnston and Lauren Terschluse each had two and Emily Schroeder contributed one.

Stowe had four blocks while Bassett and Terschluse chipped in with one each.

Elli Aldrich and Rebeccah Kramer each had seven assists. Johnston added two.

In the first game, Union jumped out to an early lead, 9-3, on a service run by Bassett which included five aces.

Union led 20-9 at one point, but held off a late run to win, 25-19.

In the second game, Pacific took the early momentum and led 20-13 before Union made a late run. Pacific still won, 25-17.

In the third game, Armstrong recorded a kill to break a 7-7 tie and Pacific never trailed after that, winning 25-18.

Thursday Action

Pacific picked up another huge league win at home over Owensville. The Lady Indians won, 25-22, 19-25, 26-24.

Owensville led 23-18 in the third game before Pacific rallied to win it.

“Owensville always plays us tough and we knew it was going to be a battle all night long,” Brown said. “Our defense really picked us up and played well. We knew going into the game it would be a big conference win, so we had to play well and get the victory. I’m very pleased with how the girls fought the entire night.”

McDonough finished the match with nine kills, nine digs and one block.

Weaver served the final seven points of the match, ending with two kills, two blocks and four digs.

Spuhl collected 18 assists, six digs and four kills.

Armstrong registered six kills, seven digs and one block.

Hill finished with 14 digs and four kills. Ellen Rogers had 12 digs. Dann added two digs. Fuller had two assists, one block and one dig.

Union went on the road to win at St. James, 25-14, 25-21.

Bassett led the team with nine kills. Johnston was next with five while Stowe and Terschluse each had two and Emily Schroeder added one.

Bassett and Stowe each had one block. Aldrich posted 10 assists while Rebeccah Kramer ended with seven and Johnston added two.

Union served 10 aces with Bassett netting six of them. Victoria Kramer served two while Aldrich and Schroeder served one apiece.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville vs. Northwest    noon

Festus vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Oakville vs. Seckman    3 p.m.

Pacific vs. Carnahan    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Festus-Patriettes loser vs. Mehville-Northwest loser    noon

Pacific-Carnahan loser vs. Oakville-Seckman loser    1:30 p.m.

Festus-Patriettes winner vs. Mehville-Northwest winner    3 p.m.

Pacific-Carnahan winner vs. Oakville-Seckman winner    4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game    3 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Wrestling

Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

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

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

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

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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