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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:15 pm | Updated: 3:36 pm, Wed Aug 28, 2013.

Making up for lost time, Reggie Faucher scored a brace Saturday to help the East Central College soccer Falcons open the season with a 4-0 home win over the Missouri Baptist University Junior Varsity team.

Faucher, a sophomore from Flanigan High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., played in his first match with the Falcons since 2008 and made it pay off in a big way with two goals.

“For a guy who hasn’t played in a competitive game for a while, he really took advantage of his opportunity to play,” ECC Head Coach Kean Barclay said.

Faucher’s first goal came on a run to the end line. He ripped a shot which the goalkeeper couldn’t hold. The deflection went in.

The other goal came soon after on a long, hard shot to the left side of the net.

All four goals came in the first half and Faucher’s markers were sandwiched between the first and last.

Freshman Dylan Cassidy (Lucan, Dublin, Ireland) scored the first goal of the season on a header following a corner kick.

The final goal came on a long shot by sophomore midfielder Steven Smith (Colaiste Phadraig, Dublin, Ireland). Smith also earned an assist on the game’s first goal with his corner kick.

“Getting four goals from three different guys is good,” Barclay said. “It just shows that we’re not going to be quite as dependent on one or two guys like we were last year. That doesn’t take anything away from their quality. But now, the offensive has spread, which is a really good thing.”

The offensive output was even more impressive considering the team’s top returning scorer, Vadim Cojocov (Beneavin, Dublin, Ireland) is back in Ireland at the moment. Barclay expects him to be back by Sunday’s game against MCC-Maple Woods.

“To score four goals with Vadim not even being on the field makes me feel good about our depth,” said Barclay. “The competition is pretty intense and we’ve got a number of guys who can contribute offensively. Having trouble picking who is going to be on the team sheet is a good thing for me.”

Defensively, ECC recorded a shutout for sophomore netminder Andrew Hammerlinck (Pleasant Plains, Springfield, Ill., Southwestern Illinois College). He was forced to make some early saves, but the defense kept the Spartans from threatening the goal later.

Freshman center back AJ Bannister (Baxter, Kidderminster, England) anchored the back line and wore the captain’s armband.

“From having a center back be the captain last year to having a center back be the captain this year is a good thing,” Barclay said. “Devin Arand was first-team all-region and academic All-American and left some big shoes to fill, but I think AJ stepped in. The guys really listen to him. He’s got great leadership. On and off the field, he’s got good character and the guys are going to follow him. That’s going to take us in a good direction.”

Overall, the Falcons were able to control possession during the contest, working the ball around. Barclay was able to work in much of the roster throughout the game without much letdown.

“It’s a good way to start the season, to have all of the guys get a good run-out,” Barclay said. “I think they worked well together. We’re starting to see the chemistry coming together. Preseason played its part so we ironed out a few kinks. The guys are feeling good now and I think we can get a good run going. The talent is deep. We’ve got a lot of guys who can contribute in a number of ways. Everyone brings something different and something special. That makes the competition for positions really tough.”

Another positive which didn’t show in the stats was the fact that ECC had perfect discipline. Last year, the Falcons collected multiple cards in most matches, but ECC showed more gentlemanly play this time and nobody was booked.

“This year will be different,” Barclay said. “I think we’re a lot more disciplined. The guys understand how that came back to bite us at the end of the year because of all of the cards from last season. That’s one thing we’re working to eliminate this season.”

The Falcons are back in action Wednesday at Danville, Ill., with a 4 p.m. start.

ECC returns to host MCC-Maple Woods Sunday at 3 p.m.

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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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