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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, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    7 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter at Borgia    7 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    7 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    7 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    7 p.m.

Ash Grove at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Brentwood    7 p.m.

*St. Charles West at Warrenton    7 p.m.

South Callaway at Wright City     7 p.m.

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

Softball

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

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

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

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.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    4:30 p.m.

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

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

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

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

*Conference Games

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