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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 3:00 pm

Remember the old adage that you can throw out the records when rivals play?

That certainly was the case Monday night during the Town Derby between the Borgia and Washington girls soccer teams.

Borgia (2-5) upset the Lady Jays (6-2-1) in the contest at Borgia, 2-0.

“We have worked very hard on some of our possession principles,” Borgia Head Coach Grant Kang said. “I hope that showed at least early in the game. We also have been working all season on enhancing our mental toughness. I think today that seemed to bear fruit.”

Washington Head Coach Chris Lanemann gave credit to Borgia.

“We came out very flat,” Lanemann said. “We didn’t come out playing very well or putting much pressure on them, which allowed them to find Emily Grahl for two goals.”

It was a good night to be a Borgia player named Emily. Grahl, a junior, scored both Borgia goals, in the seventh and 24th minutes, to give Borgia its margin of victory.

“She’s really a special player,” Kang said. “In this game, she ended up making a huge difference from the scoring side. We’re very blessed to have her talents with us.”

Lanemann said Washington needs to adjust defensively to correct that.

“Both goals were a result of something which gave us trouble in the Union game and a little bit in the Seckman game,” said Lanemann. “We’re diving in and not being patient defensively. We’re not keeping the player in front of us. We dove in and that’s how she scored both goals, going right around us. That’s something we’ve talked about. We didn’t do that in the first half.”

Senior Emily Sisco kept a clean sheet in net, absorbing the Washington pressure through the later part of the first half and the entire second half.

“Our keeper Emily Sisco just seemed to have a charmed day today,” Kang said. “In all fairness, she was due a charmed day because she’s had some where the ball never bounced in her favor.”

Lanemann felt the Lady Jays were unfortunate to not put the ball into the net.

“In the second half, we’re in their end the entire time,” Lanemann said. “Every shot we took was right at their goalie.”

Lanemann credited sophomore Martha Noelker with having a strong game.

“Martha was one player who stood out tonight throughout the entire game,” Lanemann said. “We didn’t have a good first half and played better in the second half, but Martha played well the entire time. In the second half, there were times she was checking back and she was the one driving Emily Grahl off the ball instead of the center mids. That’s what they’re supposed to do. Sometimes that happens.”

The win was Borgia’s first since the Lady Knights defeated St. Clair Wednesday, March 20, in the second game of the season.

Since that time, Borgia has been flat. The Lady Knights were outscored by a 16-1 margin last week in losses to St. Dominic, Bishop DuBourg and St. Pius.

“We were really lacking some confidence,” Kang said. “Being able to provide a competitive game today just helps our whole team in general have confidence. I was really happy to see the girls able to establish some confidence tonight.”

Meanwhile, Washington was on a roll, going unbeaten in its first seven games before losing to Union in the Windsor Tournament championship game last Thursday, 3-1.

The Lady Jays had been looking to bounce back against Borgia, but it wasn’t to be the case.

“They came in as a favorite and it was pretty obvious why,” Kang said. “They have no weaknesses. Every player on their team is quick, fast and technical.”

Grahl gave Borgia the lead it needed in the seventh minute when she made a run through the Washington defense and beat Washington junior goalkeeper Anna Kelpe.

Grahl doubled Borgia’s lead with a long run up the right side in the 16th minute. Estimated at 60, Grahl finished off the play with another shot past Kelpe to add to the pressure.

“She just ran right through my team,” Lanemann said. “That never should have happened.”

Lanemann felt the Lady Jays took care of things other than those chances.

“We gave up two quality scoring opportunities,” Lanemann said. “Even though we were in their end the entire time, we couldn’t find two quality scoring opportunities ourselves.”

Washington had plenty of chances. Its best scoring chance came in the first half when Sisco made a diving stop on a shot by Washington junior Brianna Pagan.

In the second half, Washington had many chances and controlled play. Unfortunately for Washington, every shot seemed to go right at Sisco, who proved to be a wall in goal.

“I think they created a lot of good chances,” Kang said. “We just ended up getting really fortunate today.”

Junior Mary McGilvray, who replaced Kelpe at the half, hardly had to handle the ball in the Washington net.

Defensively, Borgia had a plan and played thorough defense. Many times, especially in the first half, the defenders forced the ball loose only for sophomore sweeper Molly Arand to hammer it away from goal.

The teams tied in the junior varsity game, 0-0. Borgia had a penalty kick late in the contest but missed the goal.

Upcoming Schedules

While Monday’s game was big for the Lady Jays, Lanemann wasn’t fretting about it.

“I’m not from this town,” Lanemann said. “For me, I would rather win tomorrow and Thursday, which are conference games against two of the better teams in the area. But they put so much pressure on themselves to beat their friends that they play not to lose rather than to win. I think that’s a problem we’ve had for the last two years.”

The Lady Jays host Ft. Zumwalt East in Gateway Athletic Conference Central Division action Tuesday. On Thursday, the Lady Jays are on the road at Ft. Zumwalt South. The junior varsity game starts at 5 p.m. The Lady Jays host Sullivan Friday with JV action at 5 p.m.

“Those are going to be two tough games,” Lanemann said. “Friday is not going to be an easy game, either. Sullivan is having a good game. They’ve won as many games as we have already this year. That’s not going to be an easy game by any stretch, either.”

Borgia hits the road Thursday to play at Kennedy in a 4:30 p.m. JV start. The Lady Knights are at Rosati-Kain in Archdiocesan Athletic Association action Friday starting at 4:15 p.m.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

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

Softball

Monday, Sept. 8

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Van-Far    4:30 p.m.

*Union at New Haven, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

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

*St. James at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

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

*Union at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at St. James    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Cuba Tournament    TBA

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Pacific at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Silex at Union    4:30 p.m.

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Newburg at Owensville    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

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

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Saturday, Sept. 6

Borgia Tournament

Blue Pool

Parkway West def. Hickman, 25-8, 25-12

Borgia def. Washington, 25-6, 25-15

Parkway West def. Washington, 25-19, 25-16

Borgia def. Hickman, 25-21, 25-10

Washington def. Hickman, 25-19, 25-11

Parkway West tied Borgia, 25-15, 22-25

Gold Pool

St. Dominic def. Francis Howell North, 25-14, 25-16

Lutheran South tied Jefferson City, 25-9, 22-25

St. Dominic def. Jefferson City, 25-7, 26-24

Lutheran South tied Francis Howell North, 24-26, 25-18

Jefferson City def. Francis Howell North, 25-9, 25-17

St. Dominic tied Lutheran South, 25-20, 22-25

Seventh Place - Francis Howell North def. Hickman, 25-15, 25-23

Fifth Place - Jefferson City def. Washington, 25-12, 25-20

Semifinal 1 - Lutheran South def. Parkway West, 25-22, 25-20

Semifinal 2 - Borgia def. St. Dominic, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22

Third Place - Parkway West def. St. Dominic, 25-17, 25-9

Championship - Borgia def. Lutheran South, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15

Owensville at Fulton Tny    8:30 a.m.

#ECC vs. Independence    9 a.m.

#ECC vs. Southeast    1 p.m.

St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Fox at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Tolton at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pacific at Rockwood Summit    4:15 p.m.

Crosspoint at Rivers of Life    5 p.m.

Washington at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Belle    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Kingston    6 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Community Christian    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

*ECC at Mineral Area    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Centralia    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Fatima    5:30 p.m.

*Rosati-Kain at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Liberty Christian at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    10 a.m.

Indian Hills at ECC    2 p.m.

Borgia at Springfield Classic    TBA

Union at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

St. James at Cuba Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Union at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Hickman at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Potosi    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Licking    6 p.m.

ECC at Missouri Baptist JV    6 p.m.

New Haven at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Sept. 6

St. Charles at Washington    11 a.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Sunday, Sept. 7

Blue River 3, East Central 1

Monday, Sept. 8

Christian Academy at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan at Valley Park    4 p.m.

*ECC at St. Charles    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at St. Louis United A    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Belle    5 p.m.

Mehlville at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Warrenton    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

*Washington at Holt    4 p.m.

Windsor at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Festus    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Calvery Lutheran    5 p.m.

Borgia at Pacific    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

ECC at Oakton    4 p.m.

*Fulton SA at Eagle Ridge    4:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Jefferson City Lightning    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Washington at Helias    11 a.m.

Cape Central at Union    11 a.m.

ECC at Lake Co    3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Affton at Pacific    5 p.m.

St. James at Richland    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

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

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Cross Country

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan Invitational    4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Pacific, Sullivan at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Forest Park Inv    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann, Owensville at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

St. James at Bourbon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Sept. 8

Washington at Timberland    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Oakville/CBC    4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Kennedy    5:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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