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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2012 7:00 pm

It might not have been the shot heard ’round the world, but Jordan Miller’s goal four minutes into overtime certainly reverberated around the Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division.

Borgia (8-2, 5-1) shocked St. Dominic (14-4, 6-1) Tuesday in O’Fallon, 1-0.

The victory, as well as a 2-0 win over Bishop DuBourg Thursday, puts the Knights into position to potentially win the Large Division title.

Borgia still has two division games remaining against St. Mary’s (3-12, 1-4) and Duchesne (9-9-1, 2-3). The Knights will host St. Mary’s next Wednesday at 5 p.m. The Knights will visit Duchesne Saturday, Oct. 20, to make up a postponed game. Junior varsity action will begin at 10 a.m.

Should there be a tie at the top after all league games have been completed, tied teams will be declared co-champions.

Borgia has another huge game on the schedule Saturday at Washington. Junior varsity action begins at 10 a.m. with the varsity game set to begin around noon.

“We play a derby on Saturday with Washington,” Borgia Head Coach Grant Kang said. “They are very strong this year, and this game will be a difficult test for us.”

St. Dominic

“We had scored a goal during regulation, but then were extremely surprised when that goal was disallowed by the official,” Kang said. “Later in the game, Zac Schweissguth was chopped down from behind by two players as he was dribbling in the penalty box, but the officials then did not award a penalty kick. Despite these setbacks, we maintained our focus.”

In overtime, the Knights earned a corner kick. Aaron Piontek passed to Miller, who scored Borgia’s biggest goal in some time to end the game.

“In the overtime period, off of a corner kick, we took several shots that kept rebounding off of defenders,” said Kang. “Then, Aaron Piontek got the loose ball and played it to Jordan Miller who struck a rocket into the back of the net so hard that the goalkeeper could not even put his hands out until the ball was already past.”

The goal gave Borgia a landmark 1-0 victory at St. Dominic, the first time in years that the Knights have beaten the Crusaders.

Kang said St. Dominic also had good chances to score.

“St. Dominic also had their chances, and had two of their shots clink off of the post,” Kang said. “We defended very hard. Jack Hellebusch was on the goal line and blocked a shot by heading the ball out. Joe Scheuler made a number of one-on-one saves.”

Scheuler recorded the shutout in goal for the Knights, making eight saves.

Borgia also won battles in the midfield and on defense.

“Kevin Birk won more than 12 one-on-one battles, and Andrew Beckerman threw himself in front of a few shots that he was able to block,” Kang said.

It marked the first league loss for St. Dominic, which won the road game at Borgia earlier in the season, 3-1.

“After the first St. Dominic game, we changed our tactical approach to our games, and we worked much harder on the quality and duration of our possession,” Kang said. “Despite the score of the first game, we realized that we could still match up with them athletically and technically.”

Miller also scored in that game, foreshadowing the goal in the second meeting.


Playing at Bishop DuBourg Thursday, the Knights kept the Cavaliers winless on the season with a 2-0 victory.

“The team had a difficult time getting started,” Kang said. “Our bench proved to be the difference just like in the St. Dominic game. Because our starters were tired, our bench ended up playing the majority of the first half in the DuBourg game and put in a very competitive performance. The playing surface gave us problems, and this forced us to play the ball in the air more than on the ground. So, rather than playing our normal possession style, we had to win by work rate and by scrapping for the ball.”

Borgia got two goals in the second half with Miller and Adam Meyer hitting the net.

Alex Blechle and Jake Erwin assisted on the goals.

Kelly Mauntel earned the shutout in goal, making five saves in the victory.

“Just like the St. Dominic game, it was a team win because our bench played a key role and stepped up in a magnificent way when called upon,” Kang said. “In the second half, the starters picked up and continued the work rate and scrappy play from the first half. This effort was rewarded by two goals in the second half.”


Area Scoreboard


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

Friday, Aug. 29

Washington at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Union at Borgia     7 p.m.

St. Clair at Ozark    7 p.m.

Potosi at Pacific    7 p.m.

Cuba at Hermann    7 p.m.

Blair Oaks at Owensville    7 p.m.

Houston at St. James    7 p.m.

Troy at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Wright City at Orchard Farm    7 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

@Neosho Co def. ECC, 26-24, 25-14, 25-23

Marquette def. Washington 25-19, 25-20

@ECC def. Labette, 25-15, 13-15, 25-20, 25-18

Crosspoint at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. St. Louis Panthers    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

@ECC vs. Fort Scott    11 a.m.

@ECC vs. Pratt    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Windsor Tny    TBA

Monday, Aug. 25

Steelville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Pacific at Seckman    4:15 p.m.

Union at Potosi    5 p.m.

Washington at Francis Howell C    5 p.m.

Pacific at Farmington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Central Methodist JV at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Notre Dame at Borgia, 5 p.m.

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

Battle at Union    5:30 p.m.

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.


Friday, Aug. 22

Rolla at St. James    7 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New Haven Tournament    8 a.m.

Lutheran South at Sullivan    10 a.m.

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Notre Dame at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

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

Warrenton at Union    6 p.m.

Duchesne at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City at St. Clair    6 p.m.

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

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

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Friday, Aug. 22

Crosspoint at ER    4:30 p.m.

Festus at Union PPD, Rescheduled for Oct. 13

#Washington 2, Bishop DuBourg 1

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 23

#Rockwood Summit 8, Washington 0

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Sunday, Aug. 24

Heartland at ECC    1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union at St. James    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Fredericktown    5 p.m.

Pacific at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union    7 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Washington at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

*Borgia at Kennedy    TBA

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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