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Posted: Saturday, November 16, 2013 2:00 pm

If the East Central College volleyball Falcons wanted a challenge, they’re going to get it.

East Central (20-25) has been seeded 16th among the 16 teams heading to the NJCAA Division II Volleyball Championships in Perrysburg, Ohio, Nov. 21-23.

“I assumed we would be seeded 16th and so we have already begun to prepare for that,” East Central Head Coach Lisa Mathes-Peters said. “I am still stressing to the girls that if a team is going to beat us we are making them earn the victory and not because we made a lot of errors and gave it away.”

The event is being held at the Owens College Student Health & Activities Center.

ECC will get Cowley County (Kansas) in the opening round next Thursday at 1 p.m.

The Falcons will be leaving by bus for Ohio with a pep rally Tuesday at 10:20 a.m. in the ECC gym.

The match will be televised live at www.njcaatv.com/volleychamp/.

Cowley swept Neosho County (Kansas) to win the District M title.

Cowley (31-4) swept the Falcons, 25-15, 25-12, 25-14 in the Kirkwood (Iowa) Tournament Sept. 7.

“We did play Cowley earlier in the season and the girls are excited to see them again because this was prior to our blocking starting to get hot,” Mathes-Peters said. “They will be a very tough opponent to start the tournament with but this is why I have played such a tough regular season schedule.  We know how we did against them and how much Cowley earned against us rather than how many unearned points we gave away.”

Since the national tournament moved to its present location, Cowley has finished no lower than second.

Cowley was the top seed in last year’s national tournament and finished second to Grand Rapids.

Cowley was the top seed and winner of the 2011 national championship.

In 2010, Cowley placed third in the final tournament held in Wisconsin Dells.

The Falcons are following in the footsteps of last year’s District O champion, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M, which had the 16th seed last season. NEO lost both of its matches last season, losing to Cowley and Lincoln Land.

The Falcons last beat Cowley Sept. 16, 2011, during the Kishwaukee College Tournament, winning 25-20, 25-19, 10-25, 25-22. Cowley was the top-ranked team in NJCAA Division II at that time.

Seeded second for the national tournament is Parkland College of Champaign, Ill. The Cobras (49-2) won the District J title by sweeping Lewis & Clark Community College of Godfrey, Ill., in the title match.

Perennial title challenger Johnson County (Kansas) has been seeded third with a 28-6 record. Johnson County defeated Kansas City (Kansas) in four games for the District N championship.

Oakland (Mich.) is the fourth seed, winning District E. Oakland (34-2) advanced by knocking out Columbus State (Ohio) in two matches.

Another perennial contender is Illinois Central (35-9), which is seeded fifth. Illinois Central knocked out Lincoln Land via sweep to advance to the national tournament.

Glendale (Ariz.) earned the sixth seed after winning the District I Tournament. Glendale (24-5) knocked out Phoenix on a sweep in the district tournament.

Unbeaten Catawba Valley (N.C.) is seeded seventh. The District P champion (39-0) knocked out 2011 national champion Pasco-Hernando (Fla.) in the championship match.

Rounding out the top half of the bracket is Monroe College (N.Y.). Monroe (34-6) won the District L title by defeating Region 21 champion Rhode Island in straight sets.

The Falcons will face either Monroe or ninth-seeded Central-Columbus (Neb.), the District G champion, in the second round. The second-round game will be Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (if ECC beats Cowley) or Friday at noon (with a loss to Cowley).

Central-Columbus (32-10) defeated the Falcons in four games at the Johnson County Tournament Aug. 24.

Defending national champion Grand Rapids (Mich.) has been seeded 10th. The District F champion has a 31-6 record heading to Ohio.

Grand Rapids advanced with a four-game win over Muskegon (Mich.) in the district finals.

Des Moines Area Community College (Iowa) is the 11th seed. DMACC (33-10) won the District C title over Iowa Central in three games.

District D champion Southwestern (Iowa) holds the 12th seed with a 34-9 record. Southwestern advanced with a four-game win over Kirkwood (Iowa) in the district championship.

District A winner South Suburban (Ill.) is the 13th seed. South Suburban (30-16) defeated Moraine Valley (Ill.) in five games to claim the district title.

Hagerstown (Md.) is seeded 14th with a 29-6 record. Hagerstown won District H over Northern Virginia by a sweep.

Moraine Valley (Ill.) advanced as the District B winner after losing in the District A final and is seeded 15th. Moraine Valley (33-8) swept Kishwaukee College in the district final.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC 77, Washington 52

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, PPD

Washington 63, Soldan 62

Borgia 83, Union 50

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Carnahan 71, Normandy 46

Pacific 64, Rockwood Summit 22

North Tech 67, Union 37

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North 95 Carnahan 68

CBC 82, Soldan 55

Borgia 50, North Tech 45

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North 93, Normandy 39

Pacific 70, Cardinal Ritter 57

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation — Rockwood Summit 47, Normandy 38

Gold Consolation — Soldan 78, Union 59

Gold Third Place — North Tech 63, Washington 57

Blue Third Place — Cardinal Ritter 71, Carnahan 46

Blue Championship — McCluer North 64, Pacific 58 (OT)

Gold Championship — CBC 67, Borgia 66

Boys Basketball

Monday, Dec. 8

Lutheran S 64, St. Clair 48

Borgia 61, Carnahan 51

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Lafayette 44, Washington 35

Friday, Dec. 12

Potosi 72, St. Clair 45

*Washington 69, Ft. Zumwalt North 65

Montgomery Co 62, New Haven 61

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Bourbon 75, Union 74

Glendale 63, Pacific 46

Saturday, Dec. 13

New Haven 46, Barat 40

Nixa 56, Pacific 46

Tuesday, Dec. 16

*Pacific 70, New Haven 35

*Hermann 67, St. Clair 49

*Ft. Zumwalt South 61, Washington 50

*Union 81, St. James 74

Thursday, Dec. 18

Friday, Dec. 19

*Owensville at St. Clair    4 p.m.

Washington vs. Parkway Central, GAC/Suburban Shootout, St. Charles Family Arena, 5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

Girls Basketball

Saturday, Dec. 6

Cor Jesu 63, Borgia 60

New Haven 46, Moberly 39

Monday, Dec. 8

Pacific 73, Rolla 40

St. Clair 68, Dixon 37

Washington 54, New Haven 15

Tuesday, Dec. 9

*Borgia 59, Rosati-Kain 38

Union 53, Northwest 44

Thursday, Dec. 11

*Borgia 60, Notre Dame 53

Union 81, Bourbon 53

Friday, Dec. 12

New Haven 45, Principia 30

*Washington 59, Ft. Zumwalt North 32

Saturday, Dec. 13

West Plains 76, Pacific 37

Monday, Dec. 15

*Pacific 46, New Haven 28

*St. Clair 59, Hermann 50

*St. James 64, Union 37

Sullivan Tournament

Cuba 48, Principia 27

Borgia 68, Patriettes 29

Sullivan 56, Pattonville 43

Owensville 78, Farmington 54

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Sullivan Tournament

Pattonville vs. Farmington, 4 p.m.

Sullivan vs. Owensville, 5:30 p.m.

Principia vs. Pattonville, 7 p.m.

Borgia vs. Cuba, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

Sullivan Tournament    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

Monday, Dec. 8

Maplewood 48, Borgia 30

Brentwood 47, Borgia 36

Winfield 48, St. Clair 36

St. Clair 42, St. James 40

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Pacific 55, North County 10

Jackson 63, Washington 12

Farmington 63, Washington 6

Wednesday, Dec. 10

Borgia 36, Lutheran St. Charles 34

Winfield 54, Borgia 30

Thursday, Dec. 11

Union 72, Ft. Zumwalt East 9

Union 52, Principia 30

Union 54, Winfield 27

Saturday, Dec. 13

Union Tournament    9 a.m.

Borgia at McCluer S-Berkeley Tny    9 a.m.

Pacific at Farmington Tny    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Owensville 61, St. Clair 16

Union 48, Owensville 27

Union 65, St. Clair 18

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Saturday, Dec. 20

Washington at Raytown S Tny    TBA

Union at Cape Central Tny    TBA

Pacific at Ft. Zumwalt E Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Monday, Dec. 8

Washington at Eureka    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 9

Washington at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

LSC/OFC 134, Borgia 101, St. Dominic 83

Monday, Dec. 15

Borgia at Notre Dame (Forest Park)    4 p.m.

Washington at Kennedy    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Washington at Lindbergh    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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