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Union Edges De Soto in Pacific Tournament

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Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 1:00 pm

While Union is looking forward to its Pacific Girls Soccer Tournament semifinal against Washington Wednesday, it nearly didn’t happen.

Union held off De Soto Monday, 3-2, to advance on the winners’ bracket side of the tournament. Union and Washington meet in a semifinal game Wednesday at 6 p.m.

“We hope the weather holds up and we can play Washington Wednesday,” said Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey. “That will be an interesting game. A lot of the girls from both teams have played together for a long time. I’ve got a feeling it will be pretty emotional on both sides.”

Union fell behind with 41 seconds left in the half, but that’s not the way it ended.

Union moved quickly down the left side of the field and Bethany Coons crossed the ball to Alyssa Coons, who scored to knot the match at 1-1 with 20 seconds left in the half.

The Lady ’Cats made it 2-1 early in the second half, scoring in the first five minutes. Bethany Coons scored on a header after Brittany Faber crossed the ball to the far post.

“Brittany played a great ball into the back post,” Fennessey said. “It was nice to see us score in the first five minutes of the second half.”

De Soto came back. Kinsley Fitzpatrick was moved up from a defensive position and scored to tie it at 2-2.

“It got pretty intense for a while,” Fennessey said.

Kaila AuBuchon scored for Union with less than three minutes left in the contest to lift Union to the victory.


Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule


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

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)


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.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

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

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

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

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

NCAA Men's Basketball News