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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

Football

Friday, Aug. 22

St. Clair at Washington    7 p.m.

Owensville at Borgia    7 p.m.

Union at Parkway West    7 p.m.

Pacific at De Soto    7 p.m.

at Park Hills Central    7 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    7 p.m.

St. James at Cuba    7 p.m.

St. Dominic at Warrenton    7 p.m.

Trinity at Wright City    7 p.m.

Volleyball

Friday, Aug. 22

@ECC vs. Neosho    11 a.m.

Washington at Marquette    4:45 p.m.

@ECC vs. Labette    5 p.m.

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.

*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.

Softball

Friday, Aug. 22

Rolla at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 23

New Haven Tournament    9 a.m.

Lutheran South at Sullivan    10 a.m.

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington vs. St. Clair, North Field, 8:30 a.m.

G2 Pacific vs. Liberty, South Field, 8:30 a.m.

G3 Union vs. Farmington, North Field, 10:30 a.m.

G4 Borgia vs. Park Hills Central, South Field, 10:30 a.m.

G5 G1 loser vs. G2 loser, North Field, noon

G6 G3 loser vs. G4 loser, South Field, noon

G7 G1 winner vs. G2 winner, North Field, 1:30 p.m.

G8 G3 winner vs. G4 winner, South Field, 1:30 p.m.

Consolation — G5 winner vs. G6 winner, North Field, 3 p.m.

Seventh Place — G5 loser vs. G6 loser, South Field, 3 p.m.

Championship — G7 winner vs. G8 winner, North Field, 4:30 p.m.

Third Place — G7 loser vs. G8 loser, South Field, 4:30 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 25

*Notre Dame at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Rolla at Union    4:30 p.m.

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    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at Union    4:30 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    5 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    5 p.m.

#Washington vs. Seckman, Northwest    7 p.m.

Fulton SA at Rock Bridge Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 23

#Washington at Rockwood Summit    Noon

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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