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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 5:00 pm

Completing a season sweep, the Union soccer Lady ’Cats defeated Washington for the third time this year Wednesday at Union Middle School, 2-0.

The contest was the regular-season meeting for the teams, who also played each other at the Windsor Tournament and the CYC Tournament.

“Give Washington credit,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “They did a much better job of putting pressure on us this time. They played with a lot of intensity.”

Washington Head Coach Chris Lanemann agreed.

“That was a tough loss for us,” Lanemann said. “I think for the most part we outplayed them. We definitely had a much larger portion of the possession time.”

Union scored its first goal midway through the first half. After Bethany Coons was fouled, Kaylyn Bigley stepped up and scored on a free kick.

“Kaylyn did a phenomenal job on the wing,” said Fennessey. “She had a tough defensive assignment on Liz Brinkmann and she did a real nice job with it. She took a free kick from outside the box on the left side. It was placed perfectly over the wall and into the net.”

Lanemann also lauded the goal.

“Their first goal was scored on a very good free kick from 18 yards out on a shot that went right into the left upper 90,” Lanemann said. “However, prior to that we had three mental breakdowns that led to the foul. We were not moving the ball and maintaining possession, and diving in instead of playing good defense.”

Fennessey was happy to have the lead at the intermission.

“We talked about it at the half and tried to put more pressure on them,” Fennessey said. “Washington had five or six good scoring chances, partly due to our slow starts in both halves.”

Lanemann said Washington should have scored off of two corner kicks, but the Lady Jays hit the crossbar both times. In the second half, the Lady Jays had another one go off the crossbar and three other strong corner kicks.

“We just did not convert our chances,” Lanemann said.

Union’s second goal came from Taylor Gaebe, who knocked a loose ball into the goal.

“Bigley crossed the ball in and there was a lot of jostling in the box,” Fennessey said. “Taylor knocked it in. She did a nice job playing on the left wing.”

“Their second goal should have never happened,” Lanemann said. “Mary McGilvray made a good save and then fell on the rebound. She had it kicked out of her possession and the play was allowed to carry on and a Union player put it into the open net. However, even if we did not like the non-call we still should have played to the whistle.”

Fennessey also felt Bri Clark did a good job in the midfield during the game.

“Bri was in the middle of everything,” said Fennessey. “She was busting up plays and starting the offense for us.”

Defensively, Lanemann felt the Lady Jays controlled Bethany and Alyssa Coons, who do much of the scoring for Union.

“I thought my girls did a tremendous job on the Coons sisters,” Lanemann said. “Neither one of them had any real dangerous opportunities.”

Briana Lakebrink made nine saves in goal for Union while earning the shutout. McGilvray made five saves in net for the Lady Jays.

Union-St. James

Union (13-4, 5-0) clinched the Four Rivers Conference championship Thursday with a 10-0 home victory over St. James. The Lady ’Cats led 8-0 at the half.

Further information was not available as of press time. The Lady ’Cats earned the title as nobody else in the league has fewer than three losses.

Union has two remaining FRC matches. The Lady ’Cats visit Pacific Monday and host St. Clair Tuesday. Junior varsity action against Pacific begins at 5 p.m. Union’s schedule states varsity will be played first against St. Clair Tuesday starting at 5 p.m.

Washington-Holt

Washington (11-10-1, 4-4) won a GAC Central game Tuesday at Holt, 2-0.

“Defensively, we didn’t give up many good scoring chances,” Lanemann said. “Offensively, we created several really good chances. We just need to convert them at a higher rate.”

Stacie Smith and Liz Brinkmann both scored one goal. Salena Pottebaum and Bailey Carico both had one assist.

“Stacie made a smart play from about 20 yards out. When the pass was taken away, she shot the ball on goal. She did not make it a more difficult play than it had to be, which has been a problem for us lately,” Lanemann said. “Our second goal was scored by Liz on a nice pass from Bailey. Liz finished her chance with a nice shot to the lower corner.”

McGilvray had five saves for the shutout.

The Lady Jays lost to Ft. Zumwalt South Thursday at Lakeview Park, 3-2.

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Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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