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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 4:30 pm

It took a three-game road victory, but the Union volleyball Lady ’Cats stand at the .500 mark with one week remaining in the regular season.

Union defeated Sullivan in three games Thursday night. Earlier in the week, the Lady ’Cats hosted their Dig Pink event in a two-game loss to Hermann. Union won its pool last Saturday at the St. Clair Tournament, but lost in the semifinals.

Sullivan

It took three games, but Union (11-11-1, 3-3) defeated Sullivan Thursday night, 15-25, 28-26, 25-17.

“Sullivan had their senior night and came out on fire and we started flat,” Union Head Coach Angie Morris said. “We won the second set 28-26. The last few plays were very intense but we came out on top. By the third set they figured it out and won 25-17. We struggled on serve receive initially but by the third set they were back to playing their game and making the big plays.”

Lauren Terschluse put on the libero jersey again and received credit for making big defensive plays along with Victoria Kramer.

Rachael Bassett and Clare Stowe recorded seven kills each to lead the offense. Emily Schroeder added three kills while Jillian Johnston and Maddy Weinhold posted one kill apiece.

“Rachael had one kill in the third set that excited everyone,” Morris said. “The team then rallied off the excitement and ended up with the win.”

Stowe was dominant at the net with nine solo blocks. Bassett added two and Weinhold posted one.

“I am very proud of how the girls played,” said Morris. “They did not give up. They were down for the first part of the game but made some adjustments and started to work together. It was great to see them get this win.”

Union has one league game remaining next week at home against New Haven Tuesday. Subvarsity action starts at 5:30 p.m. The Lady ’Cats play at Warrenton Monday with subvarsity action beginning at 5 p.m.

Union has been seeded third for the Class 3 District 8 Tournament it will host Oct. 22-23. Union will open against sixth-seeded St. James.

Hermann

The Lady ’Cats fell Tuesday at home against Hermann on their Dig Pink night, 25-10, 25-11.

Union raised funds to fight breast cancer on the night.

“Well, we struggled with Hermann’s quick offense,” Morris said. “The Dig Pink was successful.  We drew in a pretty large crowd and flooded the gym with PINK for the night. The girls have been very excited about this game.”

Morris said the junior varsity team dedicated its game to Pam Nowak, mother of player Emily Nowak.

“They tricked her into thinking she was going to have to line judge the game but then the entire team handed her a pink carnation before they walked onto the floor,” Morris said. “Pam is currently fighting breast cancer and the team wanted to acknowledge her courage and strength.”

The varsity team dedicated its match to Karen Basden, aunt of senior Jillian Johnston. She lost her fight with breast cancer in January, Morris said.

Morris cited the contributions of team managers Taylor Bond, Harley Davis, Alex Holmes and Alyssa Reiker for making the event a success.

“I want to thank Taylor and Harley especially for all of their hard work,” Morris said. “We gave them the responsibility and they ran away with it.  I could not be prouder of how much they accomplished together and how well the night went because to them.”

Jamie Gleeson led Hermann with six kills while Emilie Diebal added five and Kirsten Leimkuehler had three.

Gleeson had two blocks. Abby Witthaus posted 17 assists and Natalie Witte had five aces.

For Union, Schroeder led the way with three kills while Bassett ended with two.

Bassett had three blocks. Elli Aldrich posted three assists and Schroeder had three aces.

St. Clair Tournament

Winning its pool title, the Union volleyball squad had a successful day last Saturday at the St. Clair Tournament.

Union defeated Viburnum and Sullivan in pool play and split with Warrenton to earn the top seed from the pool.

However, in the semifinals, Union fell to the host St. Clair squad. There was no third-place game.

“We played amazing during pool play and ended up first in our pool,” Union Head Coach Angie Morris said.  “I was very proud of the girls.”

played the first part of the day.”

Union struggled against St. Clair, a team it beat earlier in the week during a Four Rivers Conference match in Union.

“I am not sure what happened when we changed gyms (Union’s pool was in a different gym at the St. Clair campus) but we struggled in the first set and St. Clair took an early 5-0 lead,” Morris said. “We were able to pull it together and win that set. However we ended up losing the match. I am very disappointed and wanted to go on to have another chance at Pacific.”

Dewert said several players turned in solid performances.

“Rachael (Bassett) and Clare (Stowe) were dominant in the middle,” Morris said. “Beccah (Kramer) and Elli (Aldrich) moved the ball around and most of our hitters (Jillian Johnston, Lizzy Birkman and Maddy Weinhold) were able to get some kills throughout the day. Victoria (Kramer), Lauren (Terschluse) and Emily Schroeder were amazing on defense.”

Morris indicated that things went great during pool play.

“We had so much fun during pool play,” Morris said. “I think the mood changed when we started to play St. Clair and we were not able to recover from that. It is very unfortunate that we stopped communicating and trusting our teammates.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

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 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

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 8, St. Peters 3

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

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 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 First

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    First

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    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

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.

*Indicates League Games

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