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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 3:00 pm

Tuesday’s Class 3 District 8 volleyball semifinals yielded no surprises as the top two seeds moved to the championship match.

In action at Union High School:

• (1) Borgia defeated (4) Sullivan, 25-12, 25-12; and

• (2) Owensville defeated (3) Union, 25-22, 27-25.

Borgia-Sullivan

In a rematch of last year’s district semifinal, Borgia (27-3-1) ended the season for the Lady Eagles (12-12-6), 25-12, 25-12.

Borgia’s victory started another winning streak as the Lady Knights lost in the season finale last Tuesday at Lutheran St. Charles.

“People say you don’t want to lose, but I think that loss was probably one of the best things that has happened to us this season,” Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns said. “We got a little complacent at times, but something hit a switch after that loss to Lutheran. Practice this past week has been amazing. I’ve never seen such ball control or sheer intensity of the girls going after the ball and diving on the floor picking balls up. It’s been completely different the past week. The girls are serious about it now and they want a long run. For the rest of the season I think they’re going to do whatever they can to make that happen.”

Sullivan Head Coach Sarah Rochleau said she knew her team had a difficult task.

“We definitely ran into a very tough Borgia squad,” Rochleau said. “We worked hard to try to slow them down, but their fast-pace offense and serving proved to be too much for us to handle.”

Rochleau did see positives.

“After losing the first game, we did a good job serving tough to start the second set and got out to an early lead,” Rochleau said. “We kept it relatively close, 18-12, until Jordan Kriete stepped back to serve and finished off the game.”

Kriete served two aces and the Borgia offense did the rest with Emma Kriete and Audrey Arand combining for five kills.

Emma Kriete led the team in the match with nine kills while hitting .500. Arand recorded eight kills and hit .389.

Borgia had plenty of other production as well. Senior middle hitter Sarah Geatley posted four kills and senior Erin Hillerman added three.

Senior setter Janie Arand posted three kills.

Jordan Kriete added two kills to go with her aces and six digs.

Janie Arand recorded 17 assists and Emma Kriete added two.

Emma Kriete and Alivia Brinker served three aces apiece. Geatley, Audrey Arand and Maddie Toelke also served aces.

Brinker led the team with six digs. Janie Arand had five while Audrey Arand and Molly Arand had two apiece. Emma Kriete and Allie Marquart each had one dig.

Emma Kriete and Geatley combined for a block.

Taylor Lucas and Victoria Dace each had two kills for Sullivan. Aley Lucas had Sullivan’s other kill.

Taylor Lucas posted one block. Demi Armstrong had four assists. Armstrong and Sarah Weiland served aces.

Owensville-Union

The night’s closest match yielded a 25-22, 27-25 win for the second-seeded Dutchgirls (19-14) over host Union (14-13-1).

“They put up a tough fight and I enjoyed every minute of it,” said Owensville Head Coach Kari Nolting. “As most coaches know, it is hard to beat a team three times in one season. My team was able to push through that and beat Union for the third time. Each time we have played them however they have gotten better and better. They continue to grow as we do and it is always a good match for us to play Union. We appreciate how hard they make us work.”

Union Head Coach Angie Morris was proud of her team.

“I am very proud of how hard the girls played,” Morris said. “We did not give up and they gave it their all. We ran out of subs in the final points of the last set and that really hurt us. We had to rotate and put one of our setters in the front row and they took advantage of that. It was great to hear the crowd cheering for us and wanting to see us succeed. I have some great girls on my team and will continue to say how proud I am of them.”

Both games came down to key moments late. In the first game, Union trailed 23-17, but closed to 23-22 with Emily Schroeder serving. Jayde Miriani and Kaitlin Voss added kills.

A service error gave the Dutchgirls game point and an attack error allowed Owensville to win.

In the second game, the contest was tied at 20-20 before Owensville appeared to break away. Union caught up at 24-24 on a Clare Stowe ace.

Owensville reached match point on a Hailey Diestelkamp kill before Union tied it on a block by Brooke Pope and Lizzy Birkman.

The Dutchgirls reached match point for the third time after Breanna Baker added a kill. Owensville won the match on a block by Baker.

Pope and Taylor Gaebe each had five kills in the match. Miriani added two.

“I think the best thing we did last night was put up a big block,” Morris said. “Both Clare and Brooke earned eight blocks with four of them being solo blocks. Lizzy Birkmann had six blocks with 3 solos. Jayde had 5 blocks with three solos and Taylor Gaebe had four with one solo.”

Morris credited her defensive trio of Victoria Kramer, Schroeder and Elli Aldrich.

“Victoria, Emily and Elli did a great job on serve receive and defense,” Morris said. “Victoria tried hard to read the hitters and adjust to where they were going. Emily does a great job reading the hitters and her passing continued to be an asset to our game.”

Morris said Owensville did a good job of making others try to set the ball.

“Our setters had to work hard and we were out of system frequently but the girls stepped up and tried to help them out as much as they could,” Morris said. “We struggled with some of the tips but I guess they had to tip because of our block. Blocking is one of the aspects we have worked very hard on this season and I am glad to see them be successful at that.”

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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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

Sullivan Shootout

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

St. Clair vs. Lindbergh, 1 p.m.

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

Washington vs. Lutheran South, 4 p.m.

Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff, 5:30 p.m.

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

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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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