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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:45 pm

At the end of the day, the Borgia volleyball Lady Knights raised the Springfield Classic trophy at Kickapoo High School.

However, that was the Silver Bracket championship plaque.

The Lady Knights (13-2-1) had hoped to be playing in the Gold Bracket across town at Glendale High School, but struggled in three sets during pool play which held the team back at Kickapoo for the second phase of the tournament.

At Glendale, defending Class 4 state champion Lafayette defeated Glendale for the Gold Bracket championship, 25-11, 25-12.

“We played some good teams and we definitely improved on last year’s performance,” said Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns.

Borgia breezed past Carl Junction for the Silver Bracket championship, 25-14, 25-16.

“Overall, it was a good weekend and the girls played well,” Bruns said. “We had one match where we didn’t play up to our potential (Republic), but we were able to bounce back and clean it up.”

In the Silver semifinals, Borgia knocked off defending Class 3 state champion Westminster in two games, 25-15, 25-11. That was a rematch of last year’s state quarterfinal match.

During pool play, Borgia started strong, but struggled in the middle.

The Lady Knights rolled past Camdenton in the opener, 25-10, 25-19.

In the second match against Class 4 team Republic, the eventual third-place finisher, Borgia fell, 25-18, 25-20.

In the third pool match against pool host Kickapoo, Borgia lost a close first game, 25-23, but came back to earn the split by winning the second game, 25-20.

That left Borgia at 3-3 in pool play. Kickapoo, which went on to take fourth place, won the pool with a 5-1 record in sets. Republic went 4-2, being swept by Kickapoo. Those two teams advanced to the Gold Bracket at Glendale.

Borgia, at 3-3, and Camdenton, 0-6, stayed at Kickapoo to play in the Silver Bracket along with Carl Junction, Westminster, Lebanon and Shiloh Christian (Ark.).

“On the offensive side, Emma Kriete and Audrey Arand had some great swings,” Bruns said. “Defensively, everyone stepped up at different times.”

Carl Junction

Borgia rolled to an easy victory over Carl Junction in the third-place contest, 25-14, 25-16.

Sophomore Emma Kriete paced the attack with seven kills. Freshman Audrey Arand was next with five. Senior Sarah Geatley and junior Jordan Kriete each posted three kills, senior Erin Hillerman contributed two and senior Janie Arand added one.

Janie Arand recorded 19 assists and had one ace. Emma Kriete and junior Alivia Brinker served one ace apiece.

Janie Arand had five digs to lead the team. Brinker posted four while Audrey Arand, junior Molly Arand, Emma Kriete and junior Maddie Toelke each had three. Jordan Kriete and junior Allie Marquart recorded two apiece.

Audrey Arand had three solo blocks. Geatley had two total blocks. Janie Arand, Hillerman and Emma Kriete had one block each.


Borgia claimed a two-set title in the Silver semifinals against Westminster, the team that knocked Borgia out of the playoffs last season. Borgia won, 25-15, 25-11.

Audrey Arand recorded seven kills while Emma Kriete and Jordan Kriete smacked down six kills apiece. Janie Arand and Geatley each had three kills. Frederick posted two and Hillerman added one.

Janie Arand had 23 assists. Jordan Kriete served three aces while Audrey Arand posted two and Hillerman added one.

Janie Arand led the team with six digs. Jordan Kriete and Brinker each had five and Audrey Arand was next with three. Marquart posted two. Hillerman and Toelke added one dig apiece.

Geatley led the team in blocks with two solos. Hillerman, Emma Kriete and Jordan Kriete each had one.


Audrey Arand led the team with eight kills while Geatley posted five, Hillerman and Emma Kriete each had three and Frederick ended with two.

Janie Arand ended with 16 assists. Kriete served two aces while Audrey Arand and Janie Arand each served one.

Jordan Kriete had four digs and Emma Kriete posted three. Janie Arand and Geatley each had one block.


Borgia struggled against Republic. The Lady Knights were able to stay close throughout much of both games before Republic powered away late.

Emma Kriete led the attack with five kills. Audrey Arand recorded four and Janie Arand closed with two.

Janie Arand recorded 11 assists and one ace. Jordan Kriete served two aces while leading the team with eight digs. Janie Arand and Brinker had three digs apiece.

Hillerman had the team’s lone block.


Borgia had difficulties against the host team to close out pool play. The Lady Knights needed a sweep to stay in contention for the Gold Bracket, but fell in the first game, 25-17.

However, Borgia pulled back to take the second game, 25-22 and finish 3-3 in pool play.

Emma Kriete led the team with five kills while Audrey Arand and Hillerman contributed three each.

Janie Arand had nine assists. Brinker led the team with three digs. Audrey Arand, Janie Arand and Molly Arand posted two apiece.

Geatley recorded two blocks. Audrey Arand and Emma Kriete had one apiece.


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 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.


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