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Posted: Friday, May 10, 2013 5:50 pm

Completing its undefeated run through the Four Rivers Conference, the Union soccer Lady ’Cats dominated St. Clair Tuesday afternoon at Union Middle School, 9-0.

Union (15-3, 7-0) put the game out of reach early with three goals in just over 15 minutes to start the game.

But the big run came during a stretch of just over five minutes late in the first half. Union scored five times to take an 8-0 lead at the intermission.

“That was crazy,” Union Head Coach Matt Fennessey said. “That came around the time we switched up players. We always want to make sure we play hard during the first five or 10 minutes of each half and in the last five or 10 minutes of each half. It was nice to see. We showed good movement of the ball and we were using the corners.”

During the second half, Union added one more goal while using its players in a variety of different positions. Fennessey used a number of younger players as well, giving them extensive playing time in the contest.

And that helped Union to reach a benchmark when Briana Lakebrink, who normally plays in goal, scored in the 53rd minute.

“We worked hard on getting her a goal,” Fennessey said. “We kept feeding her the ball and she cracked one in. We wanted to make sure she got a goal. She was the last one on our regular roster to score a goal this season. You look at other teams and they’ve got players who go 80 minutes a night and haven’t scored. That shows how our girls play as a team.”

St. Clair Head Coach Ted Koenigsfeld gave Union credit.

“Union is a very good team. There’s a reason why they have so many wins. It’s not because of one girl. They have a lot of talented players,” Koenigsfeld said. “We played hard for the first 20 minutes and then hit a speed bump and hung our heads a little. We played better in the second half.”

Union honored its four seniors prior to the match. Being recognized were Abbie Brack, Alicia Brueggemann, Alyssa Coons and Lakebrink.

Union got two goals and three assists from Kaylyn Bigley.

Taylor Gaebe scored twice and netted the game winner.

Kayla Thornton put in two goals as well.

Bethany Coons scored once and set up teammates for three other goals.

Brack and Lakebrink scored one goal apiece. Brueggemann assisted on a goal.

Lakebrink played the first half in goal for Union while Natalie Helling stood between the pipes for the second half. Neither one made a save in sharing the shutout.

Sam Deason played all 80 minutes in goal for St. Clair (9-14-2), making a number of saves. She also received help from the defense, which cleared at least a couple of balls off the line.

Union opened scoring just 3:21 into the contest. Gaebe knocked the ball into the goal after St. Clair couldn’t clear it.

Union added its second goal 9:30 into the contest. Bethany Coons made the play by making a run at the net and then passing it over to Thornton, who was able to score.

The Lady ’Cats got another goal 15:05 into the game when Bigley knocked in a rebound.

It was just over 17 minutes later before Union scored again.

Bigley scored her second goal with Bethany Coons assisting.

The goal 32:09 into the game started a five goal flurry in 5:22.

At 33.27, Thornton converted off her own rebound to make it 5-0.

Less than two minutes later, Brack scored after a corner kick, knocking the ball into the goal after the ball was crossed to the far post.

Union continued its surge 36:17 into the game. Bethany Coons scored her lone goal on a burst up the middle, beating Deason.

Union capped the first half with a goal 37:31 into the half. Gaebe netted her second goal with Bethany Coons assisting.

Up 8-0 at the intermission, Fennessey moved players around. The Coons sisters went back to central defense while Lakebrink moved from goalie to forward.

Just over 12 minutes into the second half, Lakebrink scored her goal. Brueggemann knocked the ball into the area. After St. Clair could not stop or clear it, Lakebrink knocked it into the goal.

Lakebrink appeared to get another goal less than a minute later. She knocked the ball in at the back post following a cross from the right side, but offsides was called and the game continued through to the full 80 minutes.

Union only played seven of its eight scheduled games in the league this season due to weather and wet field conditions. A second game against St. James was called off.

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

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 76, Union 57

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

Lindbergh 67, St. Clair 46

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

Washington 56, Lutheran South 54

Poplar Bluff 59, Borgia 49

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

Francis Howell 55, Washington 48

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 62, Sullivan 35

Saturday, Dec. 20

Union at Waynesville    5 p.m.

Wrestling

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

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