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Posted: Friday, September 6, 2013 4:30 pm

Generating enough excitement for an entire season, the Borgia volleyball Lady Knights scraped out a three-game victory Tuesday in their season opener.

Borgia (1-0, 1-0) edged longtime rival Duchesne in the road match, 23-25, 26-24, 25-19.

The match also was the Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division opener for the Lady Knights, who are the defending division champion.

Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns cited a strong Duchesne defense as the reason the match was so close.

“Offensively, we were not bad,” Bruns said. “Defensively, they were really impressive. We would stuff block them and the ball would come back up. We would hit the ball down at the 10-foot line and the ball would come back up. They played one of the best high school defensive matches I’ve seen.”

The two teams, who matched up against each other in three state championship matches (1987, 1989, 1990) renewed their rivalry with Duchesne winning a close first game, 25-23.

Borgia fought back to take the second game, 26-24, forcing the third contest.

“It basically was our offense against their defense,” Bruns said. “Their strong defense frustrated us until we made mistakes.”

Again, the two teams were close for much of the way before Borgia was able to pull out a 25-19 victory.

“In the first game, we hardly used any subs other than the libero,” Bruns said. “In the second game, we made adjustments and used some defensive specialists. Putting them in during the second and third games helped.”

Freshman outside hitter Audrey Arand was the team’s leader in kills with 16 for the match. Arand hit .438 with just two errors in the match. She added two aces, two solo blocks and two assists with two digs as well.

“Audrey had an outstanding first match offensively,” Bruns said.

The Kriete cousins, Emma and Jordan, posted nine kills apiece.

Emma Kriete, a sophomore rightside hitter, hit .260 with nine kills and added 12 digs, five aces, one assist and a block assist.

“Emma was one of our leaders last year and she has done a great job to start this year,” Bruns said.

Jordan Kriete, a junior outside hitter, had nine kills along with five digs and three aces.

The middle hitters, seniors Sarah Geatley and Erin Hillerman, combined for 13 kills.

“Our middle hitters did a great job running the quick offense,” Bruns said.

Geatley posted seven kills with one block assist.

Hillerman had six kills while hitting .357. She also had two block assists.

Senior Janie Arand ran the offense with 38 assists to go with three kills, four digs and two aces.

Junior Alivia Brinker was the team’s leader in digs with 13. She also had one assist.

Junior Allie Marquart posted four digs.

Junior Molly Arand contributed one dig and an assist.

“Putting them in really helped,” Bruns said about Marquart and Molly Arand’s contributions in the second and third games.

Claudia Schmidt led Duchesne with nine kills. Janelle Eisenbath was next at five and Corinne Stulce added four.

Natalie Schroeder was credited with 11 blocks. Katie Serangeli posted 20 assists.

Borgia returns to action Saturday, hosting the Borgia Tournament. Bruns hopes to improve on last year’s fourth-place finish. The teams finishing first and second last year are not back, so there will be a new champion this year.

The Lady Knights are at Rosati-Kain Monday for AAA Large Division action. Borgia lost at that location last year and the team remembers that event.

Borgia hosts Trinity Wednesday.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Oct. 3

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

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    7 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Festus at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Lincoln    7 p.m.

*Warrenton at Winfield    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Van-Far    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

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


Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Washington at Holt    4:30 p.m.

De Soto at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Affton    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Steelville    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Owensville at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Rolla    4:30 p.m.

Father Tolton at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Crocker    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Belle at New Haven    5 p.m.

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

Hermann at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Washington    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Festus    4:30 p.m.

Linn at New Haven    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Borgia at St. Dominic    4:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(5) Rolla at (4) Northwest, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Rolla-Northwest winner at (1) Lafayette, 4:15 p.m.

(3) Washington at (2) Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia vs. (5) Wentzville Liberty, 2:30 p.m.

(3) Winfield vs. (6) O’Fallon Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

(1) St. Dominic vs. Borgia-Liberty winner, 2:30 p.m.

(2) Warrenton vs. Winfield-O’Fallon Christian winner, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, 4 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 1

Hillsboro at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

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

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    3 p.m.

Lewis & Clark at ECC    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Indian Hills at ECC    9 a.m.

^Southwestern Illinois at ECC    1 p.m.

St. Clair Tny    TBA

Hermann at Lebanon Tny    TBA

Crosspoint at MAC Tournament    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

New Haven at Linn    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    5:30 p.m.

Hazelwood West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Helias at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Blair Oaks    5:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

*St.Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

*Owensville at Union    5:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

*Mineral Area at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Columbia Independent at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at North County    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Lincoln at ECC    4 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Heritage    5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Lincolnland at ECC    1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

#St. Louis United B at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

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

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 8

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Cross Country

Wednesday, Oct. 1

St. James Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Washington at Parkway West Inv    9 a.m.

Pacific at Potosi Inv    11 a.m.

Borgia, Union Capital City Challenge    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Hermann Inv    4 p.m.

St. Clair, St. James at Cuba Inv    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Borgia at Lutheran SC/Christian    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N Inv    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Washington at CBC    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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