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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

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Hillsboro 49, Northwest 34

~New Haven 35, Chamois 28

~Wright City 47, Warrenton 41

^Union 63,  St. Clair 60

~Hermann 63 vs. Montgomery Co 5

St. James 57, Owensville 35

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge 80, Lutheran South 59

^Borgia 46, Washington 43 (OT)

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game — St. Clair vs. Northwest   2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation — Union vs. Hillsboro    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game — Washington vs. Lutheran South   5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship — Borgia vs. Rock Bridge    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Notre Dame 50, Borgia 45

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union 66, Wentzville Liberty 31

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Lutheran South 55, Pacific 49

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — Holt 63, St. Clair 49

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington 61 Warrenton 50

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament

Wrestling

Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Summit 39, Union 34

Owensville 41, Pacific 38

Pacific 45, St. James 28

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at DeSoto   5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at DeSoto 9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games

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