It all comes down to Tuesday for the Borgia volleyball Lady Knights.
Borgia (14-6-2, 5-1) can stay in contention for the Archdiocesan Athletic Association Large Division title if it can defeat St. Dominic. That task is a massive one for Borgia, Head Coach Andrea Beaty said.
“It’s a big night tonight,” Beaty said. “We haven’t beaten St. Dominic in a long time, so I am excited to come out fighting tonight.”
Borgia put itself into position to have a chance for a league tie with a sweep of Notre Dame Monday at home, 25-18, 25-15.
Beaty pointed out the performance of several players.
“Kaylee Parks was a showstopper last night,” Beaty said. “Of the 10 sets she got, she hammered down nine kills with no errors. I am so proud of how far Kaylee has come, and this year she has really shined and taken responsibility as a senior.”
Outside hitter Diana Pfeiffer, who had eight kills also drew praise.
“Diana had an excellent night as well,” Beaty said. “She is playing smarter and smarter each game, which is what we need going into tonight’s game. She is starting to diversify her shot selection, which is making her harder to defend and more successful.”
Beaty noted Anna Eckelkamp (three kills) played on the front row.
“We had Anna Eckelkamp swinging a bit tonight as well, and she did a very good job,” Beaty said. “Anna always goes for the kill when she swings. She is a gamer.”
Martha Glastetter logged seven kills, Grace Struttmann ended with five, Abby Lynn posted two and Paige Lynn added one.
Paige Lynn led the defense with 10 digs.
Ella Riegel was next with seven and Abby Lynn had five. Chloe Brundick, Eckelkamp and Glastetter each had four.
Abby Lynn had 26 assists and two blocks. Brundick served two aces.
“As a whole we are focusing on adding components to our game that our opponents haven’t seen yet,” said Beaty. “At this time of the season we need to be putting final touches on our game, so we are trying to stay unpredictable as we finish up the regular season and prepare for postseason.”
The Lady Knights finish the regular season with matches Thursday at Francis Howell, Monday at home against Hermann and Oct. 11 against Duchesne.