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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

Football

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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