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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 6:30 pm

How good are the Union soccer Lady ’Cats?

Good enough to take their annual fixture with rival Borgia and come out with a 6-0 victory Tuesday night in Washington.

The Lady ’Cats (3-0) dominated most aspects of Tuesday’s contest at Borgia (1-1) while picking up their second shutout in as many nights.

“The girls played really well,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “They stuck with our game plan, played within their strengths and played really well.”

For Borgia, the season opener for Grant Kang, in his first season back as the team’s head coach after Jeff Hill’s two-year run, proved to be a chance to try different players in different spots to try to find good combinations.

“Union has a great team,” Kang said. “They play with great heart. It was a very good test for us that allowed us to see our strengths and weaknesses.”

In recent years, the early season fixture has ended with the teams having to settle matters on penalty kicks. The last time the teams played in the district finals last season, it went to sudden-victory overtime.

But no extra time was needed Tuesday as Union settled the matter early.

“It’s just one game and one win,” Fennessey said. “Hopefully, we’ve got a bunch more to go. The girls played well.”

For the second consecutive game, Union scored four goals in the first half. And the goals weren’t simple, either.

Senior Alyssa Coons led the Union attack with her second successive hat trick. The St. Charles Community College recruit scored twice in the first half and once in the second half.

Sophomores Bethany Coons and Kaylyn Bigley and junior Kayla Thornton scored one goal apiece.

“It was fun to watch,” Fennessey said. “It’s fun to see them doing this well early on. We’ve just got to keep on keeping on.”

Bethany Coons, a 55-goal scorer last season, scored one of the game’s prettiest goals in the 29th minute when she hit a long shot from the left side which looped into the upper right corner.

“Bethany scored an awesome goal from the left side,” Fennessey said. “Alyssa Coons did a great job finishing those couple of early goals. Kaylyn Bigley had a big goal from 18 yards out.”

Borgia had two strong scoring chances in the second half. Senior goalkeeper Briana Lakebrink made one diving save and senior defender Abbie Brack cleared another chance off the line.

“Bri Clark did a fantastic job in the middle of the field,” Fennessey said. “Kaylyn Bigley played another great game for us. She’s like a tank. She keeps taking hits and dishing the ball out. Briana made a nice save to preserve the shutout and Abbie cleared one off the line.”

Union-North County

Union cruised to a 10-0 win Wednesday at North County. The Lady ’Cats led 7-0 at halftime.

Bethany Coons scored five goals in the contest, all in the first half.

“North County was trying to run an offside trap against us and it just didn’t work,” Fennessey said. “We were able to find Bethany getting behind the defense pretty easily. Four out of the five goals were breakaways where she just had to place it in the side of the net.”

Alyssa Coons and Alicia Brueggemann both added one goal and one assist.

Kaila AuBuchon, Natalie Helling and Kayla Thornton also scored.

Taylor Gaebe and Kaylyn Bigley both registered two assists. Abbie Brack, Bri Clark and Emily Nowak each had one assist.

Lakebrink made two saves and registered the shutout in goal.

“The best part of this game for me was the shutout. We have put together three in the first week of games,” Fennessey said. “Hopefully this is the beginning of a little run in terms of shutting teams out.”

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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

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

Owensville vs. Rockwood Summit, 11:30 a.m.

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

Jefferson City vs. Jackson, 2:30 p.m.

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

Sullivan vs. Affton, 7 p.m.

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

Farmington 61, Pattonville 39

Sullivan 68, Owensville 64

Principia 55, St. Louis Patriettes 42

Borgia 56, Cuba 38

Thursday, Dec. 18

*St. James 72, New Haven 21

*Union 49, Pacific 48

Friday, Dec. 19

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

Sullivan Tournament

Seventh Place — Pattonville vs. St. Louis Patriettes, 4 p.m.

Consolation — Farmington vs. Principia, 5:30 p.m.

Third Place — Owensville vs. Cuba, 7 p.m.

Championship — Borgia 62, Sullivan 35

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.

Kennedy 88, Washington 84

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Lindbergh 128, Washington 48

*Conference Games

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