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Posted: Friday, October 26, 2012 3:30 pm

Despite dropping the first game to Union, the Owensville Dutchgirls fought back to win in the semifinals of the Class 3 District 8 volleyball tournament Tuesday in Union.

Owensville, the second seed, defeated third-seeded Union, 22-25, 25-17, 25-17.

Union had hoped the third meeting of the season would be the charm and appeared to have the momentum after winning the first game.

“It was unfortunate,” said Union Head Coach Angie Morris. “We came out really strong and were doing everything right. We were hitting the ball where we needed to hit the ball, passing the ball where we needed to pass the ball, we were talking and we were doing great. Something just happened in the second set and we started to fall apart. We let them get ahead and we couldn’t catch up.”

Morris said there were highlights.

“This was the third time we played them and the first time we pushed them to three sets,” Morris said. “I’m happy about that. I’m very proud about how the girls have played this season. There have been a lot of people who thought we were just going to be down and out and not competitive this year. We were competitive this year. We’re beating the teams we need to beat and competitive with the teams that are powerhouses in this area. We’re just going to continue to build on that.”

Union had plenty of highlights in the first game though. After dropping the first two points, the Lady ‘Cats bounced back to tie it on an ace by Emily Schroeder.

Serving has been Union’s strength this season and the Lady ‘Cats were able to keep Owensville off its game from the start of plays.

Union took a 6-3 lead on an ace by senior Rachael Bassett and pushed it up to 10-5.

Owensville fought back, getting as close as 11-10, but a service error gave Union momentum once again.

Union led 20-14 on an ace by Schroeder, but had to weather an Owensville comeback. The Dutchgirls got as close as 21-20 this time before Union was able to earn another advantage.

Rebeccah Kramer served an ace to make it 23-20 and Maddy Weinhold followed with a kill. After an error, Union got the game-winner on a Clare Stowe block.

The second game was close to 3-3 but Owensville broke away soon after that. An ace by Clara Wehmeyer made it 9-4 in favor of the Dutchgirls.

Union had to fight from behind for the rest of the game, getting as close as three points at 10-7 on a kill by Elizabeth Birkman, but Union couldn’t put together that run to catch up.

Where Owensville had problems in the first game with serve receive, the Dutchgirls stepped up in the second. From the point that Owensville broke away from the 10-7 advantage, the Dutchgirls did not suffer a single ace served against them.

Instead, the only ace served for the rest of the game came from Wehmeyer, who finished out the set with an ace, 25-17.

“We let them get back into it and then we let them get so far ahead,” Morris said. “We finally started pushing and we finally started to play like we wanted, but it wasn’t enough. We didn’t transfer that intensity to the third game.”

With the momentum from the second game, Owensville continued to push in the third set. Union got as close as 7-6, but Owensville quickly opened up a large gap.

Again, Owensville didn’t allow Union to set the tempo with the serve. Union had one more ace in the match as Schroeder put one over to cut the gap to 16-10.

But Owensville took advantage of strong serves to record three aces down the stretch, including back-to-back aces by Brittany Jahnsen. An ace by libero Shelby Stiehr gave Owensville game point.

While Union scored twice, Owensville was able to finish it off before Union even had a chance to get close.

“We had a couple of serving errors and a couple of times where we couldn’t find the court,” Morris said. “Every point counts. We can’t give points away like that. We had it in us to come back, but I guess Owensville kept pushing hard.”

Union graduates three seniors, Bassett, Jillian Johnston and Lauren Terschluse.

 

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

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

Volleyball

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Potosi def. Union, 18-25, 25-18, 25-15

Francis Howell C def. Washington, 25-19, 25-22

Farmington def. Pacific, 25-23, 22-25, 25-8

New Haven at Cuba    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Bourbon    5:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    5:30 p.m.

Borgia def. Cardinal Ritter, 25-3, 25-3

Wednesday, Aug. 27

ECC def. Central Methodist JV, 25-12, 25-14, 25-15

Thursday, Aug. 28

Potosi at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Borgia def. Notre Dame, 25-15, 25-8

*Washington def. Ft. Zumwalt South

Union def. Battle, 25-17, 25-11

Pacific def. Seckman, 25-17, 20-25, 30-28

Hermann at Jefferson City    5:30 p.m.

Belle at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

Linn at Owensville    6 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    5 p.m.

Softball

Saturday, Aug. 23

Union Tournament

Union Sports Complex

G1 Washington 21, St. Clair 0

G2 Pacific 15, Liberty 3

G3 Farmington 15, Union 0

G4 Park Hills Central 4, Borgia 2

G5 Liberty 6, St. Clair 5

G6 Union 9, Borgia 2

G7 Washington 5, Pacific 4

G8 Farmington 5, Park Hills Central 2

Consolation — Union vs. Liberty Postponed due to heat

Seventh Place — Borgia 16, St. Clair 0

Championship — Farmington 5, Washington 0

Third Place — Park Hills Central 7, Pacific 6

Monday, Aug. 25

*Borgia 5, Notre Dame 4 (8 innings)

Union 14, Rolla 7

New Haven at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Belle at Owensville    5 p.m.

Sullivan at Westminster Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Ft. Zumwalt S 5, Washington 2

Warrenton 4, Union 3

Duchesne 10, Pacific 5

Steelville at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

Vienna at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Wright City 6, St. Clair 2

New Bloomfield at New Haven    5 p.m.

Hermann at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Pacific, PPD to Sept. 5

Thursday, Aug. 28

St. Clair 3, Borgia 2

*Ft. Zumwalt N at Washingto, PPD

Bourbon at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Linn    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 29

Pacific at Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

New Haven at Wellsville    4:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Battle Tny    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Aug. 26

*Union 1, St. James 0

Fredericktown 4, St. Clair 1

Pacific 2, Hillsboro 0

Sullivan at SLUH    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Borgia at Union, PPD

Thursday, Aug. 28

Union at De Soto    5 p.m.

Pacific at North County    5 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5 p.m.

*St. Mary’s 4, Borgia 0

Friday, Aug. 29

Mississippi Valley at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

ECC at McKendree JV    7 p.m.

#Washington at Francis Howell North, 4:15 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Pky W/Northwest Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Friday, Aug. 22

Sullivan at Fleet Feet Inv    4 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia at Parkway Central Inv    TBA

Friday, Aug. 29

St. Clair at First Capitol Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 30

Washington at Lafayette Inv    9 a.m.

Girls Golf

Monday, Aug. 25

Borgia 215, Washington 241

Thursday, Aug. 28

Borgia 280, Lutheran St. Charles 284, Washington 292

Boys Swimming

Friday, Aug. 29

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E Inv    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

@Fort Scott Tournament

#Parkway West/Northwest Tournament

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