Class 3 State Champions

Borgia players, coaches and managers pose with the trophy after defeating Carl Junction Saturday night in Cape Girardeau, 25-23, 25-21.

For the 10th time in the school’s history, the Borgia Lady Knights are state volleyball champions.

Playing in the Class 3 title match Saturday at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau, Borgia knocked off Carl Junction, 25-23, 25-21.

Borgia (33-3-2) rallied from a 19-15 deficit to take the first game.

The second game was back-and-forth until the Lady Knights took control down the stretch.

It was Borgia’s first state volleyball championship since 2004.

Meanwhile, Hermann (26-14) won its 12th state volleyball championship on Saturday with a victory over St. Pius X (Festus), 25-22, 25-18.

The 12 state volleyball titles for Hermann is now more than any other school in Missouri as the Lady Bearcats broke a tie with Incarnate Word for most state championships.

More details from the Borgia and Hermann state championships will be in Wednesday’s Missourian.

Friday Pool Play

Playing in pool play matches Friday, Borgia registered a 5-1 game record and a 2-0-1 match record in Class 3 to win its pool while Hermann had a 4-2 game record and a 2-1 match record in Class 2 to finish second in its pool.

The Lady Knights opened state play by splitting with Carl Junction, 18-25, 25-22. They followed that with wins over St. Pius X (Kansas City), 25-18, 25-9 and Lutheran South, 25-14, 25-21.

The Lady Bearcats had pool play victories over Fair Grove, 25-15, 25-17 and Summit Christian, 25-22, 25-13. They lost to St. Pius X, 26-24, 25-23.