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Posted: Friday, May 3, 2013 4:45 pm

Honoring seniors and welcoming back Head Coach Grant Kang, the Borgia Lady Knights picked up their first-ever Archdiocesan Athletic Association girls soccer victory Monday at home, 3-1.

Borgia (5-9, 1-3) welcomed Kang back after he missed a week due to health issues.

“While I was gone, Coach (Jordan) Pennington took the team for three games last week and did a terrific job,” Kang said. “I’m just glad he was available to step in for me last week.”

Kang said the team had been looking forward to this match.

“We felt we didn’t get the result we deserved last time playing on their field,” Kang said. “Today, they started the game with a lot of focus and desire to be competitive.”

The Lady Knights jumped out to an early lead with Allie Wilson scoring the goal.

“She slipped in there and took a very nice shot,” Kang said. “It was very early in the ballgame and I think it surprised DuBourg.

Kang indicated the early goal frustrated the Lady Cavaliers and that presented another opportunity for Borgia to add to the lead.

“They really had a hard time keeping their composure for at least 20 minutes,” Kang said.

Emily Grahl scored during that period and Borgia took a 2-0 lead to the intermission.

DuBourg scored early in the second half and cut the lead to 2-1.

“They scored in the first minute of so of the second half,” Kang said.

Borgia held on with the defense and goalkeeper Emily Sisco making key stops before Grahl scored her second goal on a breakaway with less than two minutes left in regulation time.

“That goal made a huge difference,” Kang said. “They were really pressing and pulled an additional defender to try to get the tying goal. We needed to be successful on the counter to get that insurance goal.”

Borgia’s lost Thursday to Rosati-Kain, 4-0. No other details were available as of press time.

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Monday, April 14

Washington at Pacific, PPD

North County at St. Clair, PPD

Union 5, Waynesville 3

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 4, Washington 2

Cuba 7, St. Clair 1

*Pacific 14, Owensville 0

Wednesday, April 16

Borgia 11, Kennedy 1

Lutheran S 6, Washington 0

Thursday, April 17

*Union 11, Owensville 1

*New Haven 5, St. Clair 4

*Pacific 5, St. James 4

Saturday, April 19

Washington 5, Union 1

Girls Soccer

Monday, April 14

Washington 5, Borgia 3

*Union 12, St. James 0

*Sullivan 1, Owensville 0 (2 OT)

Tuesday, April 15

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt East 0

*Union 10, Owensville 0

Thursday, April 17

*Washington 2, Ft. Zumwalt S 1 (PKs)

Union 10, North County 0

St. Clair 3, Maplewood 1 (Hillsboro Tny)

Friday, April 18

Washington 2, Sullivan 1

Ritenour 2, St. Clair 0 (Hillsboro Tny)

Saturday, April 19

Cape Girardeau Central 3, St. Clair 2 (Hillsboro Tny)

Golf

Monday, April 14

*Washington 176, Holt 179 (medalist W-B. Carpenter 42)

Tuesday, April 15

Borgia 209, Kennedy 250 (medalist B-C. Voss 35)

*Pacific/Sullivan at St. Clair, 4 p.m.

*Hermann at Union, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Wash at FZS Tny, TBA

Thursday, April 17

Warrenton Tny, 8 a.m.

Track and Field

Tuesday, April 15

Union Relays (Winners: B-Potosi 101; G-Washington 119)

Saturday, April 19

Washington at Kirkwood    TBA

Boys Volleyball

Wednesday, April 9

Duchesne def. Borgia, 25-19, 25-16

Thursday, April 10

Seckman def. Borgia, 25-15, 21-25, 25-13

College Softball

Wednesday, April 16

*ECC split with St. Charles

Thursday, April 17

*ECC split with St. Louis

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