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Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:45 pm

Scoring three times in the first half proved to be enough for the Borgia soccer Knights to defeat the Washington Blue Jays Saturday night, 3-0.

“It was a very hard-fought game, I thought,” said Borgia Head Coach Grant Kang. “Both sides played with a lot of heart. I thought Washington had a lot of nice chances. If those would have gone in, the score and the result could have been a lot different.”

Washington Head Coach Derek Schriewer saw positives in his team.

“All and all, I was happy with how we played,” Schriewer said. “Other than the first 15 minutes, it was a 1-0 game on a great free kick for a goal. We had our scoring chances, but couldn’t beat their keeper. There’s a lot for us to take away from how we played in the second half.”

Borgia (9-5) got goals from Adam Meyer, Jack Hellebusch and John Mauntel to forge past the visiting Blue Jays (3-14-1).

Meyer opened scoring in the fifth minute on an assist from Ben Kang.

Jack Hellebusch doubled Borgia’s lead in the 13th minute, scoring on a breakaway. Kang again assisted on the goal.

It was Hellebusch’s second breakaway in a short time. He was stopped by Washington goalkeeper Jake Whitworth on the first breakaway.

“We gave up two goals in the first 15 minutes, which was not the way we wanted to start,” Schriewer said. “We had a couple of tactical issues that led them to being wide open on the back post. We talked before the game on how we had to defend Adam Meyer and about four of their other players. We just left them too open to start the game.”

The last goal came on in the closing seconds of the first half as Mauntel lined up to take a free kick from about 45 yards out.

Mauntel launched a shot from the right side which found a spot in the top left corner, making it 3-0.

“The third goal was spectacular because of the distance involved,” Kang said. “That had to be about 48 yards because of the diagonal. Also, it was in the last minute of play. That also made it a very difficult thing right before the half for Washington.”

“Their third goal was an unbelievable strike,” Schriewer said. “Our keeper got his finger tips on it, but couldn’t keep it out.”

Both goalkeepers were called upon to make some big saves. Borgia continued to pressure the Washington net and Whitworth didn’t give up anything beyond the first half goals.

Schriewer said he used Aaron Meyer against Adam Meyer defensively following Adam’s goal.

“Aaron Meyer played an awesome game,” Schriewer said. “I subbed him in after (Adam) Meyer scored and he did a great job defending him. We kept him off the scoreboard for the rest of the game.”

Kang said Washington made good adjustments.

“It seemed that Washington made some great adjustments,” Kang said. “They worked hard to prevent us from rotating the ball from side to side on the back line. They put more pressure on that rotation and that gave them some opportunities in the second half.”

Joe Scheuler was in goal for the Knights and he made 11 saves to preserve the shutout.

“Borgia’s keeper is the best keeper they’ve had in a long time,” said Schriewer. “He robbed us a few times. Justin Schuttenberg had five or six shots on goal and he made a couple of diving saves on them.”

Both teams also rattled the posts and crossbars during the contest.

Kang said having the game on Saturday night added to the atmosphere as a number of spectators were there to support the teams.

“It’s Saturday night and it’s a community game,” Kang said. “People in the community are here and they can easily come to this game. Having this in the evening makes it very well attended.”

Borgia-St. Mary’s

The Knights fell to 3-4 in the Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division after a 3-0 loss to St. Mary’s Monday night.

The Dragons got goals from Stephen Hannibal, Trevor Kaufman and Matt Rapisardo in beating Borgia.

Scheuler was in goal for the Knights. Zach Lauer (50 minutes) and Dominic Sanguinette shared the shutout in goal for the Dragons.

“We had a very unusual game,” Kang said. “We did not help ourselves defensively as we scored two unfortunate own goals in the first half. We appeared to be very flat and tired. In the second half, we made some defensive tactical adjustments and kept the second half scoreless. Our forwards stepped up both defensively and offensively in the second half, and created some very good chances, but we were unable to get the ball into the back of the net.”

Kang indicated Borgia had a higher time of possession and more passes per possession during both halves.

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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 at Union    7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 20

%Washington vs. TBA    4 p.m.

%Borgia vs. Poplar Bluff    5:30 p.m.

%St. Clair vs. TBA    TBA

%Sullivan Shootout

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 at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at Union    7 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 19

Washington at Francis Howell    7 p.m.

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 vs. Sullivan, 8:30 p.m.

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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