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Posted: Friday, September 13, 2013 6:45 pm

Two close games went Washington’s way in a volleyball victory Thursday at Pacific High School.

The Lady Jays (4-4-1) pulled away in both games to register a 25-22, 25-20 victory over the Lady Indians.

“I thought we had a very good night overall. We picked up our defensive effort,” said Washington Head Coach Kym Blankenship. “I was impressed with Pacific being able to defend the ball like they did. They kept the ball going a lot.”

Pacific (2-1) had an 11-2 lead in the second game, but was outscored 23-9 the rest of the way.

“It was a good, competitive match. We fought hard all the way and never let up,” said Pacific Head Coach Janel Brown. “Over our last couple of games, there have been times where we seem to hit a flat spell, and that’s what happened after opening a lead in the second game.”

The first game was tied 20-20 before the Lady Jays ended it with a 5-2 run.

A kill by Washington’s Jenna Barnhart ended the first game.

In the second game, Pacific jumped to leads of 8-0 and 11-2.

The Lady Jays caught Pacific, 16-16, and grabbed a 17-16 lead on consecutive service aces by Sarah Borgerding.

“It was a tough first game. We definitely let up in the second game. I’m not sure what happened. I think everyone wanted to share having an error. We got it out of our system and came back really well,” Blankenship said. “In games we’ve been down against teams that we should compete with, we tend to come back. It’s just not a good habit to get in to.”

Lady Jays had the advantage at the net.

“Washington did a good job blocking. We don’t have anyone taller than 5-8, so we didn’t get many touches on their attacks,” Brown said. “We were in the right spots, but didn’t get enough touches on them.”

Blankenship and Brown both said that Washington libero Erica Diener was a big difference in the match. She finished with 23 digs.

“Erica had a phenomenal defensive night,” Blankenship said. “She stayed deep and really read a lot of good hits.”

Jenna Barnhart registered six kills. Olivia Strode and Amanda Vollmer both had four kills. Vollmer added two assist blocks.

Emily Voss collected 10 assists. Paige Carpenter added eight assists. Kelly Gauzy recorded nine digs.

“Jenna is our go-to player right now. Olivia is playing all the way around and doing a really nice job,” Blankenship said. “Our middles weren’t quite as strong as they normally are, but they’ll be fine. This is Sarah Borgerding’s second game back and she did a nice job serving and had some good swings.”

Kate Cookson paced Pacific with seven kills and six digs.

Ashley Hill collected 18 digs and five kills.

Gabriella Sauvage had 17 assists and six digs. Ellen Rogers added eight digs and three kills. Cailley Bausch had five digs. Charla Jackson had four digs. Brigid Toney finished with two blocks.


Washington improved to 2-0 in the GAC Central with a home win Tuesday over Ft. Zumwalt South, 25-20, 25-18.

“We were a little flat. It wasn’t our best game. We didn’t play as well as we did against Pacific,” Blankenship said. “It was a conference win, which is important. It’s nice to win our first two conference matches.”

Diener collected 11 digs in the match. Barnhart added six digs.

Strode smashed four kills while Vollmer added three kills.

Carpenter finished with 11 assists while Voss had three assists.


Pacific won Tuesday at home over Rockwood Summit, 25-17, 20-25, 25-22.

“It was a good win. We played very well as a team. Our defense and serve receive was really on,” Brown said. “They had one really strong hitter who put the ball down. We were able to get a few touches on the ball, but when we didn’t, our defense was there to back us up.”

Cookson led the Lady Indians with 11 kills and four service aces.

“Kate was our strongest hitter at the net,” Brown said. “She dominated their line shot.”  

Hill added five kills and one block assist. Sauvage collected 16 assists.

Rogers finished with two kills and one block assist. Madyson Bastean had three kills. Toney had one kill.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.


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