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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 4:45 pm

Despite dropping the first set of the season, the Union volleyball Lady ’Cats were up to the challenge Tuesday.

The Lady ’Cats (2-0) recorded a three-game home win over Potosi, 17-25, 25-22, 25-19.

Union hit the road Thursday, 25-11, 25-17 against Battle High School in Columbia.

The Lady ’Cats are back in action next Tuesday on the road at Mehlville. Subvarsity action starts at 5:30 p.m.

The next home match is next Thursday against North County. Subvarsity matches begin at 5:30 p.m.

Potosi

Union had chances in all three games, but only was able to capitalize in the second and third.

“We started off slow, but it was good that the girls started playing together,” said Union Head Coach Angie Morris. “We finally started to communicate and make the big plays when they needed to. Once they started to communicate, we did well.”

After playing close for the first 15 points, Potosi was able to pull away somewhat. Union did close to within three points, 19-16, but couldn’t press closer.

In the second game, Union came out and scored four of the first five points.

Potosi came back and tied it at 19-19. But Union was able to separate itself after that and won, 25-22.

“By the third game, we finally found our groove,” Morris said. “We found what was working. The girls were making some big plays. They were trying to hit the open spots and they were doing that. That gave us the confidence we needed and gave us the momentum we needed.”

Senior Clare Stowe came alive near the end of the second game.

“Clare can be a strong offensive force,” Morris said. “She found where she needed to be.”

In the third, the Lady ’Cats got some big net play from Brooke Pope.

Pope served three aces in a row to help Union pull away from Potosi after the set had been tied at 15-15.

“Brooke was doing a good job putting up a big block and hitting, too,” Morris said. “She’s been working really hard on her serve. Those aces put us out on top.”

Pope also checked in with six kills and seven total blocks, including three solos.

Stowe posted four kills and six blocks, including three solos.

Maddy Weinhold ended with three blocks.

“I thought Lizzy Birkmann did a fantastic job, also,” Morris said.

“Overall, we need to work on serving, but we hit quite a few near the end,” Morris said.

Battle

The Lady ’Cats hit the road Thursday night and handed new Columbia school Battle a two-game loss.

Union also won both of the subvarsity matches in two games.

“The girls played an amazing first set,” Morris said. “They came out and played their game by serving and hitting aggressively. We put up a big block and the defense did a great job.”

Morris said Weinhold played a key role in the second game and Battle had trouble returning her serves.

“We started off struggling in the second set but Maddy Weinhold forced us ahead in the game with six consecutive aces,” Morris said. “She was on fire! She also did well placing the ball on offense.”

Stowe and Pope remained consistent offensive forces in the match.

“Clare and Brooke were dominating forces in the middle,” Morris said. “Clare had five kills and four blocks. Brooke had three kills and three blocks.”

Gaebe posted one kill and three blocks.

“They played as a team and communication was a big factor,” Morris said.

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American Legion Baseball

Senior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Daniel Boone 14, Pacific 3

*Washington 20, Sullivan 5

Wednesday, July 2

*Daniel Boone 8, Pacific 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 1

Thursday, July 3

*Washington 11, St. Charles 0

Friday, July 4

*Pacific at St. Peters    1:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Washington 20, Pacific 1

Sunday, July 6

*Washington 11, Warrenton 2

Monday, July 7

Washington 9, Creve Coeur 7

Blue Springs Wood Bat Tournament

Wednesday, July 9

Washington 7, Gravette Lions 0

Thursday, July 10

Washington 4, Post 339 West (Bellevue, Neb.) 2

Friday, July 11

Washington 14, Geiger Redi-Mix (Leavenworth, Kan.) 0

Washington 4, Hawthorne Outlaws (Lee's Summit) 2

Saturday, July 12

Quarterfinals — Quincy (Ill.) 4, Washington 1

Junior Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Union 5, New Haven 0

*Union 7, New Haven 4

*St. Charles 12, Pacific 5

Thursday, July 3

*Union 13, Hannibal 2

*Union 10, Hannibal 3

*Elsberry at Pacific    7 p.m.

Saturday, July 5

*Daniel Boone at Pacific (DH)    10 a.m.

Union 6, Crocker 5

Union 13, Crocker 7

Freshman Legion

Tuesday, July 1

*Washington 16, Pacific 1

Wednesday, July 2

*Washington 11, St. Peters 0

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Junior Legion

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 def. St. Peters

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia next week.

 

Ninth District Tournament Schedules

Freshman Legion

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 def. St. Peters

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles def. Elsberry-Winfield

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 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

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    8 a.m.

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    6 p.m.

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    8 a.m.

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.

Great Midwest Football League

July 5

Missouri Cyclones 22, Midwest Chargers 14

July 12

Missouri Cyclones at Missouri Valley Pitbulls, St. Charles High School, 5 p.m.

Ninth District Standings

July 1, 2014

District Games Only

Senior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

West    11    2

Daniel Boone 262    9    3

Washington 218    11    5

St. Charles 312    9    5

Elsberry 226    8    5

Wentzville 323    5    5

St. Peters 313    7    7

Pacific 320    3    10

Warrenton 122    0    10

Sullivan 18    1    12

2014 Final Standings

Junior Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

Elsberry 226    20    2

Union 297    19    3

Washington 218    18    4

St. Charles 312    14    8

St. Peters 313    12    10

Wentzville 323    12    10

Hannibal 55    10    12

New Haven 366    9    13

Daniel Boone 262    5    14

Warrenton 122    3    16

Pacific 320    3    15

Sullivan 18    0    20

Freshman Legion

Team    Wins    Losses

St. Charles 312    20    0

Washington 218    17    3

Hannibal 55    16    4

Elsberry-Winfield 226    14    6

Wentzville 323    9    11

Warrenton 122    8    12

West    7    13

St. Peters 313    6    14

New Haven 366    5    15

Pacific 320    4    16

Elsberry 226    4    16

*Indicates League Games

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