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Posted: Friday, September 14, 2012 5:55 pm

St. Clair has shown steady signs of improvement as the volleyball season develops.

The Lady Bulldogs (1-7) broke into the win column Tuesday at Kingston and fell short in three games Thursday at home against Cuba.

St. Clair opens Four Rivers Conference action with a match Tuesday at Owensville at 5:30 p.m.

“We’ve had a tough schedule against teams like Potosi, Waynesville and Ste. Genevieve to start the season,” said St. Clair Head Coach Ashley Mims. “The girls are doing a good job working hard. The effort has been there.”

Kingston

St. Clair captured its first win of the season Tuesday at Kingston, 25-21, 23-25, 25-20.

“It felt good to get our first win, like a giant wait has been lifted off our shoulders. Now we can relax more and concentrate on playing volleyball,” Mims said. “We played pretty well against Kingston. We were more motivated to play, which I liked to see.”

St. Clair rallied from behind in the third and deciding game.

“We were down by five or six points in the third set,” Mims said. The girls did a good job coming back and getting the win.”

Emily Rogers finished the match with 18 assists for St. Clair.

Allison Hinson collected nine digs.

Seam Deason led the way at the net with 11 kills and three blocks.

Macy Levvintre smashed six kills. Kayla Klenke added five kills.

Sharon Wagner led the team from the service line.

“We missed only one serve all night,” Mims said. “It was a good effort all the way around. Deason, Hinson and Klenke were very consistent for us.”

Cuba

St. Clair nearly had another comeback Thursday at home against Cuba, but lost the match, 25-13, 22-25, 27-25.

The Lady Bulldogs trailed 24-21 in the third and deciding game, but rallied to tie the score 24-24 and 25-25 before Cuba escaped with the win.

“The girls showed a lot of heart coming back and tying the game 24-24 in the third set,” Mims said. “We need to do a better job at the beginning of our matches. The first set put us in a hole.”

Mims was encouraged by a number of individual performances.

“Allison Hinson did a great job. She’s been a very consistent player for us,” Mims said. “Macy Levvintre had a great game. Our setter, Emily Rogers, always gives us her best effort. Kayla Klenke is becoming more of a leader. Sharon Wagner is doing a good job. Sam Deason always wants the ball and wants to make a play. We had two freshmen play in the front row tonight who both are good competitors. That’s what we want on the team.”

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Area Scoreboard

Area Sports Schedule

Baseball

Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Union vs. Washington (at TR Hughes Ballpark), 12:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

#St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1

Pacific at Troy Tny    TBA

Friday, April 18

Washington at Sullivan, noon

#St. Clair vs. Ritenour, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 19

#St. Clair vs. TBA, TBA

Golf

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

*Conference Games

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