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Posted: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 1:30 pm

Don’t ever count out Hermann.

That’s the lesson Lutheran St. Charles and Barat Academy learned Saturday afternoon and evening in the Class 2 Sectional Volleyball Tournament hosted by Hermann.

The Lady Bearcats (23-13) earned the right to advance to the MSHSAA Class 2 Championships in Cape Girardeau Friday and Saturday by defeating both teams.

Hermann opened the day with a 25-11, 25-17 win over Barat Academy and then knocked out Lutheran St. Charles in the quarterfinals, 25-21, 25-21.

It’s the 21st time Hermann is going to the state tournament and the Lady Bearcats are in search of their 12th state title.

“We feel really fortunate to have this opportunity to return to the final four,” said Hermann Head Coach Linda Lampkin.

Hermann will compete in pool play Friday at the Show-Me Center at Southeast Missouri State in Cape Girardeau.

Matches are against:

• Fair Grove (28-6) at 9 a.m.;

• Summit Christian (21-8-4) at 11 a.m.; and

• St. Pius of Festus (27-7-2) at 1 p.m.

The top two teams advance to the championship Saturday at 3 p.m. The other two teams play for third place Saturday at 9 a.m.

Many observers figured the winner of the Fatima-Lutheran match had a good chance to not only win the sectional title, but also win the state title.

However, nobody told Hermann.

“They have a very good team,” Lampkin said about Lutheran. “Fatima has a great team.”

The Lady Bearcats, at 22-13, have taken more than their share of losses this season while playing a brutal schedule.

“I do believe that our schedule prepares us for postseason play each year,” Lampkin said. “You just can’t reproduce that kind of competition at practice. Our schedule was especially tough this year.”

Not only did Hermann play every big school it could find, but it also took on some national powers such as Wheaton St. Francis and Breese Central in Effingham, Ill.

Lampkin indicated being at home was another big help.

“I think that being on our home court with our student fans helped us on Saturday as well,” Lampkin said.

In the Lutheran match, the Lady Bearcats got a balanced attack with Jamie Gleeson posting 12 kills and Kirsten Leimkuehler adding 11. Emilie Diebal ended with six kills and Hayley Stiers posted one kill.

Sydnee Pate served four aces while Stiers added one.

Diebal had the team’s lone block.

Kali Stiers recorded 29 assists and Tesla Ruediger added one.

“We were trying to serve deep against Lutheran because we knew if they were able to push the ball to the net, they would run their quick offense and that would be tough for us to handle,” Lampkin said. “We did a great job of keeping them back off the net.”

Lampkin said Hermann was looking forward to the quarterfinal.

“The girls were fired up and ready to go in the second match,” Lampkin said. “I think everyone played a great game and all of the players contributed. Jamie Gleeson and Kirsten Leimkueher teamed up for 23 kills. Sydnee Pate served very tough, serving four aces.”

Everyone contributed, Lampkin continued.

“Our outside attackers, Emilie Diebal and Hayley Stiers, were very effective against a big block,” Lampkin said. “And Kali Stiers, our setter, did a good job of spreading the ball around and getting it to our big attackers when she needed to. It was just a great overall team effort.”

In the second sectional contest, Lutheran edged Fatima in three games, 25-27, 25-23, 25-19.

“The Lutheran-Fatima game was a real barn burner,” Lampkin said. “It was a lot of fun to watch. Lutheran came back after losing the first set to win the next two.”

Hermann opened the event with a 25-11, 25-17 win over Barat Academy.

“We had an easier time with Barat Academy in our first match,” said Lampkin.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

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

Softball

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington 7, Ft. Zumwalt S 2

North County 2, Union 1

Warrenton 16,  St. Clair 0

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Duchesne 7, Borgia 3

*Washington 4, Holt 2

*Pacific 15, St. Clair 0

*Owensville 7, New Haven 3

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

*Ft. Zumwalt East 8, Washington 7 (8 innings)

Pacific 11, Hermann 0

Valley Park 11, New Haven 1

Waynesville at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Borgia 16, Rosati-Kain 3

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

*Union 9, Sullivan 1  

Windsor 5, Pacific 3 

St. James at Linn    5 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

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

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

Borgia, Hermann at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Owensville at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at De Soto    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Wright City    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Borgia at Union    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Rockwood Summit    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-22, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-14

Washington def. Montgomery Co., 25-8, 25-14

Borgia def. Pacific, 25-13, 25-16

Pacific split with Montgomery Co., 25-9, 24-26

Borgia def. Washington, 25-16, 25-23

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Hermann def. Owensville 25-19, 25-10

New Haven def. Union, 25-15, 25-17

Union split with Hermann, 25-22, 12-25

New Haven def. Owensville, 25-9, 25-9

Union def. Owensville, 25-23, 25-22

New Haven def. Hermann, 25-21, 25-15

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Sullivan at Northwest    4:15 p.m.

*Jefferson def. ECC, 25-17, 25-18, 25-19

Thursday, Sept. 25

Crystal City at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament

Consolation — Pacific def. Union, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20

Semifinal 1 — Borgia def. Hermann, 25-12, 25-20

Semifinal 2 — New Haven def. Washington, 23-25, 25-22, 26-24

Third-place match — Washington def. Hermann, 25-23, 25-15

Championship match — Borgia def. New Haven, 25-17, 25-23

Friday, Sept. 26

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

%Northeastern Oklahoma at ECC    10 a.m. (Seed Tournament)

%Longview at ECC    11:30 a.m.

%Cottey at ECC    2:30 p.m.

Owensville at Chamois Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Union at Hillsboro    5 p.m.

Borgia at Lafayette    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

Cuba at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Rolla    5:30 p.m.

ECC at Rend Lake    7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Eureka at Washington    5 p.m.

*Union at St. James    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Panthers Home School    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro 3, Union 1

Washington 0, Bayless 0

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific 1, St. James 0

*Borgia 2, St. Dominic 0

CYC Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Warrenton at Sullivan    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*St. Charles at ECC    4 p.m.

Valley Park at Fulton SA    4:15 p.m.

#Thomas Jefferson at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m. (Pacific)

*Pacific 3, Union 0

Borgia 6, Sullivan 0

CYC Tny    TBA

Friday, Sept. 26

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

St. James at Belle    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Mississippi Valley    4:30 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 27

CYC Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 29

Northwest at Pacific    4:15 p.m.

*ECC at St. Louis (Florissant)    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 30

Fulton SA at John Burroughs JV    4:15 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    5 p.m.

Calvery Lutheran at St. James    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:15 p.m.

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Wednesday, Sept. 24

GAC Meet — Ft. Zumwalt S 355, Ft. Zumwalt N 414, Holt 439, Washington 460, Wentzville Liberty 474

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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