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Posted: Friday, April 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Facing two challenges this week at home, the Union soccer Lady ’Cats passed one.

Union (9-2, 4-0 before St. James) defeated Sullivan (9-4, 2-1) in a showdown of teams then unbeaten in Four Rivers Conference action Tuesday, 6-1.

“We expected a good game from Sullivan and they didn’t disappoint,” Union Head Coach Fennessey said.

On Wednesday, the Lady ’Cats fell to perennial state powerhouse Incarnate Word Academy (6-2) by a 4-0 score.

“They’re a good team and they controlled the majority of the play,” Fennessey said. “It was about 60-40 in the first half. In the second half, they stepped up and knocked the wind out of our sails.”

Union’s league game Thursday at St. James was called off due to weather and field conditions. It hasn’t been rescheduled as of press time.

The Lady ’Cats play next week in the 24th Annual CYC Joseph Carenza Memorial Tournament, opening against Lindbergh Monday. That match is scheduled for St. Louis Soccer Park Field No. 5.

“Lindbergh is another competitive large school program,” Fennessey said. “They’re tough every year. We’re looking forward to seeing what the girls can learn from playing tough teams.”

Union will play either Rockwood Summit or Duchesne on Tuesday on Field No. 5. If Union wins its opener, it will be at 6 p.m. A loss would put Union into the 4:15 p.m. game.

The tournament concludes Thursday. Other teams in the event are Oakville, Washington, Rosati-Kain and Webster Groves.

Union returns to FRC action April 29 in Sullivan. After that, the Lady ’Cats will host St. James May 2 before closing the league with games at Pacific May 6 and St. Clair May 7.


Taking on FRC challenger Sullivan, the Lady ’Cats wasted little time going to work.

Union took the lead for good in the second minute on a goal by freshman Taylor Gaebe. She was assisted by senior Alyssa Coons, who crossed the ball in from the right side.

Gaebe took the ball at the far side and was able to kick it into the goal to give Union a quick lead.

“We played pretty well in the first half and got out to the lead,” Fennessey said. “Sullivan put pressure on us. They were physical.”

For the game, Union’s target forward, sophomore Bethany Coons, led the scoring attack with three tallies. She scored twice in the first half and once in the second half.

Senior Alyssa Coons posted one goal and two assists.

Gaebe and junior Kayla Thornton each scored once. Thornton also assisted on a goal.

Senior Alicia Brueggemann provided two assists. Kaylyn Bigley also assisted on a goal.

Senior Briana Lakebrink made six saves in goal.

“I would have liked to have preserved the shutout, but overall I’m happy with the way we played defense. Alicia Brueggemann did a nice job. I thought Kaylyn Bigley did a nice job in the middle of the field creating scoring chances.”

Fennessey said others contributed as well.

“We had good midfield play from Natalie Helling,” Fennessey said. “ She played several good balls into the middle of the field. We got good minutes from some junior varsity players in the first half. Overall, it was a nice game from everybody.”

Sullivan’s lone tally came from junior Michala Martin early in the second half to cut Union’s lead to 4-1.

“You can’t give a team three corner kicks in a row,” Fennessey said. “They’re much improved on the corner kicks.”

Kelsey Hedges played in goal for the Lady Eagles.

Gaebe’s goal in the second minute was followed by the first Bethany Coons goal in the 11th minute. Again, the ball was crossed in from the right side by Alyssa Coons.

“We talked about getting out to an early lead and how important that would be,” Fennessey said.

In the 32nd minute, Alyssa Coons scored her goal after Thornton drove into the right corner and crossed the ball. It actually went off a Sullivan defender and bounced back to Coons, who kneed it past Hedges for a goal.

Union added a final goal of the half in the 39th minute. Bethany Coons drove down the right middle portion of the field and scored to give Union a commanding 4-0 lead at the intermission.

Sullivan was dangerous at times during the first half and followed that up in the second. The Lady Eagles scored the first goal of the second half, but Union clamped down from there and added two more goals of their own.

Incarnate Word

Looking for a challenge, Union took on Incarnate Word Academy Wednesday night at home. The Red Knights left with a 4-0 victory.

“We had some good scoring chances in the first half,” Fennessey said. “We were able to play deep balls over the top and make runs. That’s what they were giving us. Their goalkeeper came out and made several big stops for them near the top of the box.”

For Union, Lakebrink made 15 saves on the 19 shots she faced.

Incarnate Word led 1-0 at the half and added three goals in the second 40 minutes of play.

“There was under 10 minutes to go in the first half when they scored,” Fennessey said. “In the first five or six of the second half, they got a penalty kick. That was the point where we started to hang our heads a little. We’ve got to keep moving and keeping our heads up.”

Fennessey said the first Incarnate Word goal was what Union likes to do.

“That goal was exactly what we’re trying to do,” Fennessey said. “The girl made a run to the end line and crossed it to an open girl at the back post. She one-timed it into the net.”

Andrea Brown recorded the shutout, stopping all nine shots she faced.

Tori Kruse, Melanie Donaldson, Elly Freesmeier and Maddie Orf scored goals for the Red Knights. Kruse, Katie Kienstra and Kelsey Murphy added assists.

“Kaylyn Bigley did a a really good job playing through balls to the forwards,” Fennessey said. “Bri Clark was instrumental in creating chances as well.”


Area Scoreboard


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

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Sullivan 30, Washington 8

Borgia 56, Union 13

Ozark 41, St. Clair 0

Potosi 34, Pacific 13

Hermann 54, Cuba 12

Blair Oaks 42, Owensville 0

St. James 36, Houston 18

Warrenton 28, Troy 0

Orchard Farm 36, Wright City 18

Friday, Aug. 22

Washington 26, St. Clair 21

Borgia 48, Owensville 12

Parkway West 49, Union 39

Pacific 28, De Soto 20

Park Hills Central 34, Sullivan 27

St. James 12, Cuba 6

Hermann 61, Montgomery Co 12

Warrenton 26, St. Dominic 23

Trinity 28, Wright City 24


Monday, Sept. 8

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Windsor    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Van-Far    4:30 p.m.

*Union at New Haven, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

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

*St. James at Union    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Borgia at Trinity    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

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

*Union at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*New Haven at St. James    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Cuba Tournament    TBA

Washington at Howell C Tny    TBA

Pacific at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Silex at Union    4:30 p.m.

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Wellsville at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Newburg at Owensville    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

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

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.


Saturday, Sept. 6

Borgia Tournament

Blue Pool

Parkway West def. Hickman, 25-8, 25-12

Borgia def. Washington, 25-6, 25-15

Parkway West def. Washington, 25-19, 25-16

Borgia def. Hickman, 25-21, 25-10

Washington def. Hickman, 25-19, 25-11

Parkway West tied Borgia, 25-15, 22-25

Gold Pool

St. Dominic def. Francis Howell North, 25-14, 25-16

Lutheran South tied Jefferson City, 25-9, 22-25

St. Dominic def. Jefferson City, 25-7, 26-24

Lutheran South tied Francis Howell North, 24-26, 25-18

Jefferson City def. Francis Howell North, 25-9, 25-17

St. Dominic tied Lutheran South, 25-20, 22-25

Seventh Place - Francis Howell North def. Hickman, 25-15, 25-23

Fifth Place - Jefferson City def. Washington, 25-12, 25-20

Semifinal 1 - Lutheran South def. Parkway West, 25-22, 25-20

Semifinal 2 - Borgia def. St. Dominic, 26-24, 23-25, 25-22

Third Place - Parkway West def. St. Dominic, 25-17, 25-9

Championship - Borgia def. Lutheran South, 25-20, 23-25, 25-15

Owensville at Fulton Tny    8:30 a.m.

#ECC vs. Independence    9 a.m.

#ECC vs. Southeast    1 p.m.

St. Clair, Pacific, Sullivan at North County Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 8

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Fox at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Hillsboro at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Tolton at New Haven    6 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Pacific at Rockwood Summit    4:15 p.m.

Crosspoint at Rivers of Life    5 p.m.

Washington at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Belle    5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Kingston    6 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Community Christian    6 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

*ECC at Mineral Area    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

New Haven at Centralia    5 p.m.

Park Hills Central at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Fatima    5:30 p.m.

*Rosati-Kain at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

Liberty Christian at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 13

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    10 a.m.

Indian Hills at ECC    2 p.m.

Borgia at Springfield Classic    TBA

Union at Rockwood Summit Tny    TBA

Hermann at Crossroads Inv    TBA

New Haven at SEMO Classic    TBA

St. James at Cuba Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 15

Union at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Hickman at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Potosi    5:30 p.m.

Montgomery Co at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Licking    6 p.m.

ECC at Missouri Baptist JV    6 p.m.

New Haven at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    5 p.m.

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Saturday, Sept. 6

St. Charles at Washington    11 a.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic Tny    TBA

Pacific Tournament    TBA

Sunday, Sept. 7

Blue River 3, East Central 1

Monday, Sept. 8

Christian Academy at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Pacific at Washington    5 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan at Valley Park    4 p.m.

*ECC at St. Charles    4 p.m.

Crosspoint at St. Louis United A    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Union    5 p.m.

St. Clair at Belle    5 p.m.

Mehlville at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at Duchesne    6:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Warrenton    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

*Washington at Holt    4 p.m.

Windsor at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Festus    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Calvery Lutheran    5 p.m.

Borgia at Pacific    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 12

ECC at Oakton    4 p.m.

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

Dixon at St. James    5 p.m.

Crosspoint at Jefferson City Lightning    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Washington at Helias    11 a.m.

Cape Central at Union    11 a.m.

ECC at Lake Co    3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Affton at Pacific    5 p.m.

St. James at Richland    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Cross Country

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Sullivan Invitational    4 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

Pacific, Sullivan at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 13

Forest Park Inv    9 a.m.

New Haven, Hermann, Owensville at Linn Inv    9 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

St. James at Bourbon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Sept. 8

Washington at Timberland    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Troy    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Friday, Sept. 5

Washington at Oakville/CBC    4:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Washington at Kennedy    5:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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