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Posted: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 1:00 pm

Defending Four Rivers Conference girls soccer champion Union proved it’s ready for the new campaign Monday.

The Lady ’Cats opened the 2013 season with a dominating Four Rivers Conference victory at St. Clair (0-3-1), 8-0.

“I was happy with the way the girls played,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “They played good, they played hard and it was fun to finally get out and play against some competition. Three weeks of practice gets long. It’s nice to see them run around and play against some competition.”

St. Clair started last weekend at the Warrenton Tournament.

“It’s our fourth game of the season,” St. Clair Head Coach Ted Koenigsfeld said. “We had a long weekend at Warrenton. We anticipated Union playing strong and made some adjustments to the lineup to counter that. They’re a strong team. I’m not disappointed in how we played. We came out and measured success in doing little things. We learned from the weekend and applied it here.

The game, originally scheduled to be played at Union, was switched to St. Clair’s turf field after heavy weekend rain.

Sisters Alyssa and Bethany Coons each scored hat tricks for Union in the game while Bri Clark and Taylor Gaebe also found the net for the Lady ’Cats.

While the score was one-sided, it could have been worse. St. Clair goalkeeper Sam Deason made a number of key saves which kept Union from adding to the final total.

“She sure did keep us in the game,” Koenigsfeld said. “She’s being very strong back there. She’s really doing a good job of keeping her head in the game. She’s matured a lot from last year. I’ve really been impressed with her play both at Warrenton and here tonight.”

Fennessey agreed.

“Sam played a great game,” Fennessey said. “I told the girls that we had a lot of shots, but she seemed to be at the right spot at the right time. She played a really nice game.”

Defensively, Union didn’t face much pressure from St. Clair. The Lady ’Cats emphasized control and moved the ball around crisply. Union’s back four mainly served in possession to switch fields and feed the wingbacks, who frequently started the offense with forays up the flanks.

“I thought Emily Nowak played a real solid game getting forward with the ball and being dangerous in the offensive end,” Fennessey said. “Alicia Brueggemann and Abbie Brack did a nice job in the center back spots and squashed any chances.”

Union goalkeeper Brianna Lakebrink posted the shutout but rarely touched the ball.

Both teams were back in action Tuesday. Union visits Borgia with JV action opening the day at 5 p.m. St. Clair played another Four Rivers Conference match, hosting Pacific with varsity action at 5 p.m.

St. Clair plays Wednesday at Borgia while Union visits North County. JV action at both venues starts at 5 p.m.

Monday Match

Looking to stay ahead of the schedule, the athletic directors agreed to switch the venues for their two league matches to keep things on track. While muddy off of the turf, the St. Clair pitch was in perfect condition for the match.

Union took advantage of the smooth turf to run a possession game while probing the St. Clair defense for weaknesses.

Clark scored Union’s first goal early in the game with Bethany Coons drawing the assist.

But Union was frustrated for a bit until Bethany Coons scored after a throw-in from the right side in the 17th minute. Natalie Helling assisted the goal.

Union continued to pressure the St. Clair net, but Deason kept the ball out of goal until Alyssa Coons scored in the 30th minute by moving the ball up the middle. Clark assisted on the play.

Alyssa Coons scored her second goal in the 35th minute. Clark made a pass up the middle and Kaila AuBuchon was credited with the assist.

Union held that 4-0 advantage at the break.

In the 48th minute, Alyssa Coons completed her hat trick by staying with a loose ball. Deason made the initial save and seemed to grab it just prior to it going over the line, but never could completely control it.

Alyssa Coons tapped it in for the goal. Bethany Coons was credited with an assist by the statisticians.

In the 55th minute, Gaebe netted her first high school goal with a header inside the far post. Kaylyn Bigley assisted on the goal.

In the 69th minute, Bethany Coons scored after moving through the middle of the field. Alyssa Coons assisted on the marker.

Bethany Coons capped scoring just over a minute later, taking a cross from AuBuchon to hit the back of the net and close the scoring.


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union vs. Wentzville Liberty   4 p.m.

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Pacific vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — St. Clair vs. Holt   7 p.m.

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington vs. Warrenton    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games