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Posted: Friday, November 1, 2013 2:30 pm

Knocking off a pair of Archdiocesan Athletic Association Small Division foes, the Borgia soccer Knights are sailing into the postseason with momentum.

Borgia (11-6, 3-5) knocked off Kennedy at home Tuesday, 4-1, and then won the AAA Showcase match at O’Fallon Christian Wednesday, 2-0.

The Knights are the top seed for the Class 2 District 9 Tournament and will open Monday in St. Clair against either St. Clair or Sullivan. That match starts at 5 p.m.

Borgia 4, Kennedy 1

While Zac Schweissguth netted a hat trick, Borgia Head Coach Grant Kang called Tuesday’s match a costly victory as the team lost Drew Piontek for the season with a broken collarbone late in the game.

Piontek was injured about the same moment the ball rolled into the goal.

Kang said Kennedy was pushing for goals and had the goalkeeper up to the center of the field on a corner kick.

“We were able to clear the ball and Ethan Ottens collected the ball near the center line,” Kang said. “Ethan was able to play the ball forward, just before the Kennedy goalkeeper wiped him out from behind. Drew Piontek was alone and got to the end of Ethan’s pass. Drew took a very accurate shot from about 35 yards out, just before another Kennedy defender wiped him out from behind. The ball rolled into the net as Drew was rolling on the ground from the hit.”

The Knights opened scoring in the first half on a goal by Zac Schweissguth.

“In the first half, Ryan Jones got free on the right side and managed to send a slanted pass along the six-yard box line,” said Kang. “Ben Kang unselfishly faked a receive, and let the ball pass by to allow Zac Schweissguth to take an unchallenged shot. Zac put the ball into the back of the net for our first goal.”

Schweissguth scored the second goal with Jack Hellebusch assisting. Kennedy scored to make it 2-1 at the intermission.

But the game got much rougher than in the second half. Kennedy was disciplined, including a red card for language.

Adam Meyer was knocked down in the box and Schweissguth stepped up to convert the chance.

“Whenever we had possession, the Kennedy players were very aggressive in playing from behind,” Kang said. “We kept possession under the advantage rule about as much as we kept possession without invoking the advantage rule.”

Kang said the Knights had 55 percent possession in the first half and 61 percent possession in the second half.

Joe Scheuler made 12 saves in goal for Borgia.

Borgia 2, Christian 0

Playing Wednesday in the AAA Showcase, the Knights concluded the regular season with a 2-0 victory. It was a fast start and a strong end for the Knights, who scored in the first and 80th minutes.

It took just 15 seconds for the Knights to jump on top as Meyer scored.

Kang reported Meyer blasted a loose ball into the net.

Borgia led 1-0 until the final five seconds of the game. Calvin Korba scored in the same fashion as Meyer’s goal to make the final 2-0.

“In between, we largely controlled the possession of the game,” Kang said. “However, we struggled to complete the last attacking pass. We were challenged by the narrowest grass field that we have experienced this season. The chopped field surface running down the middle of the joint-use football field also affected our ability to control the ball.”

Scheuler played one half and made three saves. Alex Piontek made three saves in the second half.

Kang reported everyone played in the game.


Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North



Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter


Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1




Pool 2


North Tech


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.


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