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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

Area Sports Schedule

American Legion Baseball

Ninth District Senior Legion Tournament

Thursday, July 17

At Westhoff Park

G1 (1) West 11, (8) Pacific 1

G2 (4) St. Charles 17, (5) Elsberry 2

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G3 (3) Washington 4, (6) Wentzville 0

G4 (2) Daniel Boone 8, (7) St. Peters 2

Friday, July 18

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G5 Elsberry 8, Pacific 3

G6 St. Peters 9, Wentzville 1

At Westhoff Park

G7 St. Charles 4, West 1

G8 Daniel Boone 7, Washington 4

Saturday, July 19

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G9 Washington 9, Elsberry 4

G10 West 9, St. Peters 6

G12 West 14, Washington 1

At Westhoff Park

G11 St. Charles def. Daniel Boone (fft)

Sunday, July 20

Rest at Westhoff Park

G13 Championship — West 2, St. Charles 1 (13 innings)

Monday, July 21

G14 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 13, West 11

Zone 1 Senior Legion Tournament

At Lindenwood University, St. Charles

Thursday, July 24

G1 West 13, Daniel Boone Post 262 8

G2 Jefferson City Post 5 11, Hannibal Post 55 2

Friday, July 25

G3 West 11, St. Charles Post 312 1

G4 Daniel Boone 10, Hannibal 2

Saturday, July 26

G5 Jefferson City 9, West 2

G6 St. Charles 11, Daniel Boone 0

G7 West 6, St. Charles 2

Sunday, July 27

G8 Championship — West 11, Jefferson City 0

G9 If-Needed Game — Jefferson City 14, West 12

Jefferson City advances to state tournament in Sedalia.

Ninth District Junior Legion Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Union High School

G1 (1) Elsberry 3, (8) New Haven 0

At Ronsick Field

G4 (3) Washington 7, (6) Wentzville 1

G4 (2) Union 8, (7) Hannibal 1

At St. Peters Rec-Plex

G2 (5) St. Peters 8, (4) St. Charles 6

Wednesday, July 9

At New Haven

G5 Wentzville 4, New Haven 0

G6 St. Charles 8, Hannibal 7 (9 innings)

At Ronsick Field

G7 St. Peters 5, Elsberry 2

G8 Washington 2, Union 1

Remainder at Ronsick Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 Union 7, Wentzville 1

G10 Elsberry 3, St. Charles 2

Friday, July 11

G11 Washington 12, St. Peters 11 (10 innings)

G12 Elsberry 6, Union 3

Saturday, July 12

G13 Elsberry 4, St. Peters 3

G14 Championship — Washington 3, Elsberry 1

Washington wins district, to host Zone 1 Tournament at Borgia. Schedule below.

Junior Legion Zone 1 Tournament

At Borgia

Thursday, June 17

G1 Elsberry Post 226 10, Chillicothe Post 25 2

Friday, June 18

G2 Washington Post 218 5, Elsberry 1

G3 Chillicothe 5, Elsberry 4

Saturday, June 19

G4 Championship — Washington 16, Chillicothe 0 (5 innings)

Washington advances to State Tournament in Jackson.

Junior Legion State Tournament

At Jackson

Thursday, July 24

G1 Jackson 3, Springfield Glendale 2

G2 Eureka 7, Sedalia 0

Friday, June 25

G3 Jackson 8, Washington 3

G4 Springfield Glendale 8, Sedalia 3

G5 Jackson 4, Eureka 2

G6 Washington 8, Springfield Glendale 0

Saturday, June 26

G7 Eureka 11, Washington 10 (9 innings)

G8 Championship — Jackson 7, Eureka 6

Jackson advances to Regional Tournament in Leavenworth, Kan.

Sunday, June 27

G9 If-Needed Game — G8 winner vs. G8 loser, 1 p.m.

Freshman Legion Ninth District Tournament

Tuesday, July 8

At Elsberry Legion Field

G1 (1) St. Charles 7, (8) St. Peters 0

G2 (4) Elsberry-Winfield 4, (5) Wentzville 3

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G3 (3) Hannibal 3, (6) Warrenton 2

G4 (2) Washington 10, (7) West 1

Wednesday, July 9

At Elsberry Khoury League Field

G5 St. Peters 17, Warrenton 6

G6 Wentzville 5, West 4

At Elsberry Legion Field

G7 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 2

G8 Washington 3, Hannibal 0

Remainder at Elsberry Legion Field

Thursday, July 10

G9 St. Peters 11, Hannibal 9

G10 Elsberry-Winfield 13, Wentzville 4

Friday, July 11

G12 Elsberry-Winfield 8, St. Peters 3

G11 Washington 6, St. Charles 0, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 12

G13 St. Charles 10, Elsberry-Winfield 1

G14 Championship — St. Charles 5, Washington 2

Sunday, July 13

G15 If-Needed Game — St. Charles 2, Washington 0

Missouri Freshman

Legion State Tournament

At Rotary Recreational

Complex - Ronsick Field

Wednesday, July 16

G1 Creve Coeur Post 397 16, St. Robert Post 331 2

G2 Ste. Genevieve Post 150 4, St. Charles Post 312 0

G3 Jackson Post 158 1, vs. Springfield Glendale Merchants 0

G4 Washington Post 218 9, Eureka Post 177 4

Thursday, July 17

G5 Springfield Glendale 11, St. Robert 1 (St. Robert eliminated)

G6 St. Charles 10, Eureka 2 (Eureka eliminated)

G7 Ste. Genevieve 4, Creve Coeur 2

G8 Washington 12, Jackson 10

Friday, July 18

G9 Jackson 12, Springfield Glendale 0 (Springfield Glendale eliminated)

G10 Creve Coeur 8, St. Charles 3 (St. Charles eliminated)

G11 Ste. Genevieve 3, Washington 2

G12 Creve Coeur 11, Jackson 7 (Jackson eliminated)

Saturday, July 19

G13 Washington 8, Creve Coeur 3 (Creve Coeur eliminated)

G14 Championship—Washington 5, Ste. Genevieve 2

Sunday, July 20

G15 Championship Game 2—Washington 3, Ste. Genevieve 0

Great Midwest Football League

July 19

Missouri Cyclones 34, Illinois Justice 0

Swim Team Schedules

Washington Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Oaks Landing    Washington 192-100

6-16    Westglen    Washington 259-206

6-23    at Fox Creek    Washington 311-225

6-30    at Chadwick    Chadwick 264-258

7-7    Cherry Hills    Washington 291-140

7-11 at Division Meet, Westminster Christian First

Pacific Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    Lake of the Woods    LOtW 176-130

6-16    at Union    Union 289-220

6-23    Bridle Creek    Pacific 371-124

6-30    at Arbor Oaks    Pacific 282-241

7-7    at Indian Hills    Cancelled, weather

7-12    Division Meet    First

Union Swim Team

Date    Opponent    Time/Result

6-9    at Arbor Oaks    Union 180-120

6-16    Pacific    Union 289-220

6-23    at Lake of the Woods    LoTW 312-201

6-30    Indian Hills    Union 322-275

7-7    Bridle Creek    PPD

7-12    at Division Meet, Pacific    Third

Pacific Diving Team

Date    Opponent    Time

6-14    at MAC West    MAC West 40-30

6-21    at Lindgate    Lindgate

6-28    at Cool Dell    9 a.m.

7-13    at Championships    8 a.m.

*Indicates League Games

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