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Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:15 pm

Borgia fell one win short of a trip to the MSHSAA Class 3 state volleyball championships.

Playing last Saturday at St. Dominic High School, the Lady Knights (18-13-3) took apart St. Dominic in a sectional match, 25-17, 25-13, but followed that with a loss to Westminster in the quarterfinals, 25-23, 25-20.

Borgia competed in the playoff contests after winning its 15th consecutive district championship last week.

“I give our girls a lot of credit for the season we had. With me coming in as the first-year coach, we changed some things around that they had to adjust to,” said Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns. “We ran a quicker offense. We made some changes with our hitting and our defense. I’m not upset at all with the progress the girls made. Our record doesn’t reflect what we did this season. There were a lot more positives than negatives. We built a solid foundation.”

The four Class 3 semifinal teams are Westminster, Perryville, Pleasant Hill and St. Pius X (Kansas City).

St. Dominic

After splitting its first two matches of the season against St. Dominic (23-10-2), Borgia left no doubt which team was superior.

“Our ball control was great. Our attacks were phenomenal. We did a good job defensively picking up their tips,” Bruns said. “It was one of the better matches we’ve played this season. We split with them during the season and were co-champs with them in the AAA. We took care of business. We weren’t about to lose to them again, even in their own gym.”

Janie Arand finished the match with 26 assists, three kills, three digs, three aces and one block.

Emma Kriete collected five kills, three digs and two aces.

Sarah Geatley added five kills and one block.

Taylor Mentz had four kills, one block, one dig and one assist.

Hanna Glastetter and Erin Hillerman both registered four kills and one block.

Alivia Brinker finished with six digs, one assist and one kill.

Clara Blatt added four digs. Maddie Toelke had one dig.

Molly Arand had three digs, one assist and one ace.

The early part of the first game was close.

The Lady Knights took off with a 12-9 lead, turning it into a 19-10 advantage with a 7-1 run.

Two aces by Janie Arand and kills by Kriete and Mentz pushed Borgia’s lead to 19-10.

The Lady Knights ended the first game on an attacking spree.

Kills by Glastetter, Geatley and Hillerman ended the opening game.

The second game wasn’t close.

Borgia jumped to leads of 4-0, 9-3, 13-4 and 17-5.

Blocks and kills by Glastetter and Geatley, additional kills by Kriete and Mentz and aces by Molly Arand and Emma Kriete highlighted the second and final game.

“Our confidence from game one carried over into game two,” Bruns said. “Our girls were relaxed and not worried about losing. They were focused on getting to 25 points.”

Westminster

Borgia’s season came to an end with a Class 3 quarterfinal loss to Westminster (26-6-1).

“Westminster is a big, intimidating team. There’s a reason why they’ve lost only a few games. I think there’s a good chance they’ll go to state and win it,” Bruns said. “There were small details about our game that hurt us, such as serve receive. We also were a little timid with our attacks. The girls are upset about losing, but they know they can hold their heads high.”

Hillerman finished the match with six kills, two aces and one block.

Janie Arand had 20 assists, two digs and one kill.

Mentz connected for four kills.

Glastetter registered three kills and one block.

Geatley added three kills and one dig.

Emma Kriete finished with two kills and one ace.

Blatt recorded one kill and one ace.

Brinker collected four digs.

Molly Arand had two aces and one dig.

Jordan Kriete and Toelke both had one dig.

Borgia tied the first game 23-23 on an ace by Hillerman.

But Westminster scored the next two points, ending with an ace by Megan Tilley.

“We had an opportunity at 23-23 to push ahead, but made a couple of mistakes,” Bruns said.

Borgia opened a 5-2 lead in the second game, but the score was tied 10-10 and 15-15 before the Lady Wildcats took the lead for good, 16-15.

Westminster had leads of 18-15, 20-17 and 24-18 down the stretch before securing the victory on a kill by Erin Bognar.

“The second game was close midway through. They pulled ahead and we fought back to make it close,” Bruns said. “The last four or five points are the most crucial and the point where you want to be at your best. We weren’t able to put it together at the end.”

Borgia’s seniors were Kathleen Lindemann, Mentz and Glastetter.

“Our seniors did a great job leading the team. We’re going to miss them,” Bruns said. “We have a heavy amount of sophomores and juniors in our program. The sophomores are our largest class. We have great kids coming up. The future of Borgia volleyball looks very promising.”

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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 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.

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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