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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.


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.


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.”


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Friday, Jan. 2

Sullivan at Washington    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

Community Christian at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

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

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    7:45 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

&Borgia vs. Lutheran N    TBA

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

%St. Charles vs. Bayless    6 p.m.

%Westminster vs. Washington    7:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

%Borgia vs. St. Clair    6 p.m.

#South Callaway vs. North Callaway    6 p.m.

#Hermann vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

%Francis Howell Central vs. Union    7:30 p.m.

#Montgomery Co vs. New Bloomfield    7:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

#South Callaway-North Callaway loser vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield loser    6 p.m.

#South Callaway-North Callaway winner vs. Montgomery Co-New Bloomfield winner    6 p.m.

Bethel at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville loser vs. Harrisburg-New Haven loser    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann-Russellville winner vs. Harrisburg-New Haven winner    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

%St. Charles-Bayless loser vs. Westminster-Washington loser    4 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair loser vs. Francis Howell Central-Union loser    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

%St. Charles-Bayless winner vs. Westminster-Washington winner    7 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    7 pm.

#Seventh-place game    7:30 p.m.

Consolation game    7:30 p.m.

%Borgia-St. Clair winner vs. Francis Howell Central-Union winner    8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

%Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3:30 p.m.

%Consolation game    4 p.m.

%Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

#Championship game    6:30 p.m.

%Championship game    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    7:30 p.m.

%Washington Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament

Girls Basketball

Friday, Dec. 26

Seckman Tournament

Mehlville vs. Northwest    noon

Festus vs. Patriettes    1:30 p.m.

Oakville vs. Seckman    3 p.m.

Pacific vs. Carnahan    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 27

Seckman Tournament

Festus-Patriettes loser vs. Mehville-Northwest loser    noon

Pacific-Carnahan loser vs. Oakville-Seckman loser    1:30 p.m.

Festus-Patriettes winner vs. Mehville-Northwest winner    3 p.m.

Pacific-Carnahan winner vs. Oakville-Seckman winner    4:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Seckman Tournament

Seventh-place game    1:30 p.m.

Third-place game    1:30 p.m.

Consolation game    3 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Rolla Tournament

St. Clair vs. Waynesville    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Rolla Tournament

St. James-Sedalia loser vs. Waynesville-St.Clair loser    2 p.m.

St. James-Sedalia winner vs. Waynesville-St. Clair winner    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Rolla Tournament

Consolation game    9 a.m.

Seventh-place game    9 a.m. at MS&T

Third-place game    12 p.m.

Championship game    3 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 2

Hermann at Washington    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    6 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 6

*Holt at Washington    5:30 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Liberty Christian    5:30 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Fulton SA at Bethel    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at New Haven    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington    6 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Eagle Ridge    6:15 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Borgia vs. MICDS (St. Joseph’s Academy Shootout)    12:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at Calvary Lutheran Tny    TBA

Monday, Jan. 12

Lutheran South at St Clair    5:30 p.m.

Lindbergh at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

@Washington vs. Patriettes    5:30 p.m.

#Harrisburg vs. Russellville    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield vs. Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Fulton SA at Providence    6 p.m.

@Helias vs. Sullivan    7 p.m.

#North Callaway vs. New Haven    7:30 p.m.

#Hermann vs. South Callaway    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Pacific at Ursuline    4:30 p.m.

Ft. Zumwalt East at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Heritage Classical at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West vs. Union    5:30 p.m.

@Borgia vs. Eureka    7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

#Harrisburg-Russellville loser vs. North Callaway-New Haven loser    6 p.m.

#Harrisburg-Russellville winner vs. North Callaway-New Haven winner    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co loser vs. Hermann-South Callaway loser    6 p.m.

#New Bloomfield-Montgomery Co winner vs. Hermann-South Callaway winner    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Bethel at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Northwest at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

@Washington-Patriettes loser vs. Helias-Sullivan loser    5:30 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union loser vs. Borgia-Eureka loser    7 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

@Washington-Patriettes winner vs. Helias-Sullivan winner    5:30 p.m.

Providence at Fulton SA    5:30 p.m.

#Seventh-place game    6 p.m.

#Consolation game    6 p.m.

@St. Charles West-Union winner vs. Borgia-Eureka winner    7 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

@Seventh-place game    1 p.m.

#Third-place game    2 p.m.

@Consolation game    2:30 p.m.

@Third-place game    4 p.m.

#Championship    5 p.m.

@Championship    5:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Union at Warrenton    6 p.m.

Montgomery Co at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Fulton SA at Liberty Christian    5 p.m.

Parkway West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at CAGSL    6 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

@Union Tournament

#South Callaway Tournament


Friday, Dec. 26

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 27

Union, Pacific at Hillsboro Tny    TBA

Monday, Dec. 29

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 30

Washington at Lindbergh Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Jan. 7

*Ft. Zumwalt South at Washington     6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 8

Washington at Granite City    4:30 p.m.

Borgia at Hancock Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Saturday, Jan. 10

Washington at GAC Championships    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 13

Union at Liberty Quad    5 p.m.

Washington at Warrenton    6 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

*Washington at Holt/Ft. Zumwalt East    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Westminster at Pacific    6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

Union at Branson    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 17

Borgia at Owensville Tny    9 a.m.

Washington, Pacific at 141 Rumble    TBA

Union at Branson Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Jan. 20

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt North    6 p.m.

Union at Sullivan/St. James/Warrenton    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 7

Borgia at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 9

Borgia/Washington at MICDS    4:15 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Borgia at DuBourg    6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 15

Washington at Clayton    4:15 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 16

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

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt East/Timberland    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games