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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2012 6:30 pm

For the first time in a few years, the Borgia soccer Lady Knights have earned Town Derby bragging rights.

Junior Jenna Hellebusch scored in the third minute of action Wednesday at Rauch Field to help the visiting Borgia Lady Knights (5-3) defeat the host Washington Lady Jays (7-7-1, 2-2), 1-0. Hellebusch was able to lob a shot from the left side over Washington senior goalkeeper Andrea Bourne and that turned out to be the only goal in the game.

The play developed on the left side with senior Jessica Diermann earning the assist.

“It was a physical game once again and emotions were running high due to the girls knowing each other and being so close by,” Borgia Head Coach Jeff Hill said.

Washington Head Coach Chris Lanemann said that conditions played a role in the goal.

“The sun played a large part in the goal,” Lanemann said. “At halftime Andrea told me that she just lost it in the sun.”

But, from there, the defenses took over. A pair of Avila University recruits, who signed earlier in the afternoon, anchored their respective defensive units.

Borgia, paced by Jodi Hellebusch, held off the Lady Jays.

“She is a rock-solid defender,” Hill said. “Nobody ever gets around her, with the ball. She is very fast, has a great sense for when to attack the oncoming player and plays the angles like a pool shark. She is very excited about playing in college and I know she will be successful. Avila has just made their team better by signing Jodi.”

Washington, anchored by Hannah Overschmidt, kept the Lady Knights at bay the rest of the game as well. Overschmidt recently has returned from injury.

“Our defense with Hannah Overschmidt, Brittany Monroig, Taylor Andrews, and Sierra Thibault had a good game,” Lanemann said. “Andrea Bourne played good in goal, giving up just the one goal.”

Lanemann said the Lady Jays slowed Borgia’s offense after the early goal.

“We were able to stop them the rest of the game because everything went to Emily Grahl, so we just concentrated on stopping her,” Lanemann said. “For the game, I believe they only had three or four shots on goal. In the second half I think they got the ball into our half maybe three times.”

Borgia senior Mackenzie Haddox made eight saves to earn the shutout, although the Lady Jays did put the ball into the back of the net once.

“They had some good scoring chances but Mackenzie played great in goal making eight saves,” Hill said.

“We did score a goal, on a head ball by Anneliese Baer, that was waved off due to some sort of foul being called,” Lanemann said. “It was the fourth goal we have had called back on us this year, which is very disappointing. However, even with the goal being disallowed the girls continued to pressure Borgia. We just have to be better in the attacking third.”

Hill said Borgia had another strong chance as Grahl earned a breakaway midway through the first half. She went down in the box, but the officials ruled it to be a clean play.

“Emily Gahl had a breakaway that looked like she got caught from behind somehow,” Hill said. “That’s the way it goes.”

Lanemann credited Washington’s midfield in the game.

“We did a great job with our midfield moving the ball up to the attacking third, but we just stalled there every time,” said Lanemann. “I thought Abbey Martin, Anneliese Baer, Brianna Pagan and Liz Brinkmann all had a very good game in the midfield.”


Borgia defeated Sullivan at home Thursday night, 7-0. Further information on the game was not available as of press time.

Washington Games

Washington lost GAC North games Tuesday at Ft. Zumwalt East 2-1 and Thursday at home to Ft. Zumwalt South, 4-1.

The Lady Jays took a 1-0 lead over FZE in the first half when Brianna Pagan scored on a shot from approximately 30 yards away. Jenna Barnhart had the assist.

Bourne played all 80 minutes in goal.

Ft. Zumwalt East (10-2, 1-0) had the game tied 1-1 at halftime and scored the only goal of the second half.

“I thought we played pretty well overall. It was a very tough, physical game, as they always are against Ft. Zumwalt East,” Lanemann said. “We continued to play pretty well after we took the lead, but we made two mistakes that led to Ft. Zumwalt East goals.”

Barnhart scored the Lady Jays’ goal against Ft. Zumwalt South on an assist from Martha Noelker.

Mary McGilvray was in goal for the entire contest.

“Anyone watching the game would have thought the score was reversed. We carried at least 75 percent of the play and controlled the ball for most of the game,” Lanemann said. “Three of their goals were scored on mistakes after they played kick and run. If we would have been smarter just on those three plays, you are talking about a tie game. That’s why we play the games and goals like that count. The last 20 minutes of the game we had constant pressure. Their goalie came up with some big saves. We improved greatly with our movement on and off the ball. I was very happy and encouraged.”


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


Wednesday, April 9

Pacific 14, Borgia 8

Ft. Zumwalt East 7, Washington 2

Union 7, North County 6

Thursday, April 10

Washington 5, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

Union 5, Hermann 4 (8)

St. James 11, St. Clair 4

Pacific 20, New Haven 10

Friday, April 11

*Borgia 6, DuBourg 2

Warrenton 12, St. Clair 2

Saturday, April 12

Borgia 7, St. Clair 0

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, April 9

Windsor Tournament

Washington 2, Windsor 0

Union 4, Pacific 1

Thursday, April 10

Borgia 7, DuBourg 1

St. Clair 9, St. James 0

Windsor Tournament

Third-Place Game — Windsor 8, Pacific 1

Championship Game — Washington 5, Union 4 (2 OT)

Friday, April 11

St. Pius 5, Borgia 0

Fatima 2, St. Clair 1 (PK Shootout)

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Troy Tny, TBA

Hillsboro Tny, TBA

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Troy Tny    TBA

Hillsboro Tny    TBA


Wednesday, April 9

Borgia 162, Duchesne 182, Lutheran St. Charles 175 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

Sullivan 163, Pacific 181, St. James 201 (medalist P-C. VanLeer 37)

Thursday, April 10

Washington 148, Ft. Zumwalt S 176 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 29)

St. James at Union, 4 p.m.

Friday, April 11

Sullivan Tournament, 8 a.m.

Borgia 196, St. Dominic 214 (Medalist-C. Voss, Borgia, 33)

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Friday, April 11

Central Methodist JV at ECC, 2 p.m.

Saturday, April 12

ECC swept Cottey in doubleheader

Sunday, April 13

ECC at Central Methodist JV, PPD

Monday, April 14

*ECC at St. Louis, PPD

Tuesday, April 15

*Three Rivers at ECC, 2 p.m.

*Conference Games

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