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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

Football

Friday, Oct. 3

*Ft. Zumwalt E at Washington    7 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    7 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Festus at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Lincoln    7 p.m.

*Warrenton at Winfield    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Van-Far    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

Friday, Sept. 19

*Ft. Zumwalt S 56, Washington 7

Borgia 42, Cardinal Ritter 6

*Union 55, St. Clair 35

*Sullivan 27, Pacific 10

Owensville 19, Hermann 16

St. James 28, Ash Grove 7

Brentwood 41, Cuba 24

*St. Charles West 49, Warrenton 7

South Callaway 55, Wright City 6

Softball

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Washington at Holt    4:30 p.m.

De Soto at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Affton    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Steelville    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Owensville at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Rolla    4:30 p.m.

Father Tolton at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Crocker    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Belle at New Haven    5 p.m.

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

Hermann at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Washington    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Festus    4:30 p.m.

Linn at New Haven    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Borgia at St. Dominic    4:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(5) Rolla at (4) Northwest, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Rolla-Northwest winner at (1) Lafayette, 4:15 p.m.

(3) Washington at (2) Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia vs. (5) Wentzville Liberty, 2:30 p.m.

(3) Winfield vs. (6) O’Fallon Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

(1) St. Dominic vs. Borgia-Liberty winner, 2:30 p.m.

(2) Warrenton vs. Winfield-O’Fallon Christian winner, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, 4 p.m.

Volleyball

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Hillsboro at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    5 p.m.

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    3 p.m.

Lewis & Clark at ECC    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Indian Hills at ECC    9 a.m.

^Southwestern Illinois at ECC    1 p.m.

St. Clair Tny    TBA

Hermann at Lebanon Tny    TBA

Crosspoint at MAC Tournament    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

New Haven at Linn    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    5:30 p.m.

Hazelwood West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Helias at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Blair Oaks    5:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

*St.Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

*Owensville at Union    5:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

*Mineral Area at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Columbia Independent at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at North County    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Lincoln at ECC    4 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Heritage    5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Lincolnland at ECC    1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

#St. Louis United B at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

*Thomas Jefferson at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 8

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Cross Country

Wednesday, Oct. 1

St. James Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Washington at Parkway West Inv    9 a.m.

Pacific at Potosi Inv    11 a.m.

Borgia, Union Capital City Challenge    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Hermann Inv    4 p.m.

St. Clair, St. James at Cuba Inv    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Borgia at Lutheran SC/Christian    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N Inv    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Washington at CBC    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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