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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


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


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.


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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