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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

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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