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Posted: Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:15 pm | Updated: 3:36 pm, Wed Aug 28, 2013.

Making up for lost time, Reggie Faucher scored a brace Saturday to help the East Central College soccer Falcons open the season with a 4-0 home win over the Missouri Baptist University Junior Varsity team.

Faucher, a sophomore from Flanigan High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Fla., played in his first match with the Falcons since 2008 and made it pay off in a big way with two goals.

“For a guy who hasn’t played in a competitive game for a while, he really took advantage of his opportunity to play,” ECC Head Coach Kean Barclay said.

Faucher’s first goal came on a run to the end line. He ripped a shot which the goalkeeper couldn’t hold. The deflection went in.

The other goal came soon after on a long, hard shot to the left side of the net.

All four goals came in the first half and Faucher’s markers were sandwiched between the first and last.

Freshman Dylan Cassidy (Lucan, Dublin, Ireland) scored the first goal of the season on a header following a corner kick.

The final goal came on a long shot by sophomore midfielder Steven Smith (Colaiste Phadraig, Dublin, Ireland). Smith also earned an assist on the game’s first goal with his corner kick.

“Getting four goals from three different guys is good,” Barclay said. “It just shows that we’re not going to be quite as dependent on one or two guys like we were last year. That doesn’t take anything away from their quality. But now, the offensive has spread, which is a really good thing.”

The offensive output was even more impressive considering the team’s top returning scorer, Vadim Cojocov (Beneavin, Dublin, Ireland) is back in Ireland at the moment. Barclay expects him to be back by Sunday’s game against MCC-Maple Woods.

“To score four goals with Vadim not even being on the field makes me feel good about our depth,” said Barclay. “The competition is pretty intense and we’ve got a number of guys who can contribute offensively. Having trouble picking who is going to be on the team sheet is a good thing for me.”

Defensively, ECC recorded a shutout for sophomore netminder Andrew Hammerlinck (Pleasant Plains, Springfield, Ill., Southwestern Illinois College). He was forced to make some early saves, but the defense kept the Spartans from threatening the goal later.

Freshman center back AJ Bannister (Baxter, Kidderminster, England) anchored the back line and wore the captain’s armband.

“From having a center back be the captain last year to having a center back be the captain this year is a good thing,” Barclay said. “Devin Arand was first-team all-region and academic All-American and left some big shoes to fill, but I think AJ stepped in. The guys really listen to him. He’s got great leadership. On and off the field, he’s got good character and the guys are going to follow him. That’s going to take us in a good direction.”

Overall, the Falcons were able to control possession during the contest, working the ball around. Barclay was able to work in much of the roster throughout the game without much letdown.

“It’s a good way to start the season, to have all of the guys get a good run-out,” Barclay said. “I think they worked well together. We’re starting to see the chemistry coming together. Preseason played its part so we ironed out a few kinks. The guys are feeling good now and I think we can get a good run going. The talent is deep. We’ve got a lot of guys who can contribute in a number of ways. Everyone brings something different and something special. That makes the competition for positions really tough.”

Another positive which didn’t show in the stats was the fact that ECC had perfect discipline. Last year, the Falcons collected multiple cards in most matches, but ECC showed more gentlemanly play this time and nobody was booked.

“This year will be different,” Barclay said. “I think we’re a lot more disciplined. The guys understand how that came back to bite us at the end of the year because of all of the cards from last season. That’s one thing we’re working to eliminate this season.”

The Falcons are back in action Wednesday at Danville, Ill., with a 4 p.m. start.

ECC returns to host MCC-Maple Woods Sunday at 3 p.m.

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Area Scoreboard

Football

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

Friday, Sept. 12

*Ft. Zumwalt North 49, Washington 0

*Borgia 35, St. Dominic 0

*Union 27, Pacific 19

*Sullivan 47, St. Clair 21

Hermann 65, Wentzville Liberty 7

*Owensville 29, St. James 28 (OT)

Cuba 22, Windsor 6

*Warrenton 14, St. Charles 6

*Bowling Green 55, Wright City 0

Friday, Sept. 5

Warrenton 14, Washington 6

Borgia 13, Maplewood-Richmond Heights 0 (forfeit)

*Union 32, Sullivan 19

*Pacific 20, St. Clair 18

*Hermann 52, St. James 20

Owensville 35, Cuba 8

*Wright City 36, Montgomery Co. 0

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

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

Softball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at Notre Dame    4:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Warrenton    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Northwest    4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Dominic at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

*Union at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

South Callaway at New Haven    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Union at Ft. Zumwalt N Tny    TBA

St. James Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt S    4:30 p.m.

Union at North County    4:30 p.m.

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Principia at Sullivan    4:30 p.m.

Hermann at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

Owensville at Cuba    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Bourbon    4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

*Borgia at Duchesne    4:30 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    4:30 p.m.

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    4:30 p.m.

*Hermann at St. James    4:30 p.m.

Volleyball

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Sullivan at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

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

*New Haven at Union    5:30 p.m.

*Pacific at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Washington at Duchesne    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at Owensville    5 p.m.

*Union at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

O’Fallon Christian at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    5:15 p.m.

Providence at Crosspoint    7:15 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

Saturday, Sept. 20

New Haven Round Robin    9 a.m.

ECC at Wentworth    1 p.m.

ECC vs. Graceland JV (Wentworth)    3 p.m.

Washington at Gateway Match Up    TBA

St. Clair at Seckman Tny    TBA

Monday, Sept. 22

St. Clair at Salem    5 p.m.

Bourbon at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

Dixon at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Cuba at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Bethel    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint vs. Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Hermann Tournament    TBA

Boys Soccer

Tuesday, Sept. 16

Crosspoint at Fulton St. Albans    4:30 p.m.

Tolton Catholic at Borgia    5:30 p.m.

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt E    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

*St. Louis at ECC    4:30 p.m.

Union at Affton    5 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

*St. Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

Dixon at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    6:15 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 19

Eagle Ridge at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

Tolton at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

*Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    10 a.m.

Crowder at ECC    2 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Hillsboro at Union    5 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Sept. 23

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

North County at Union    5 p.m.

*St. James at Pacific    5 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Dominic    6:15 p.m.

CYC Tny    TBA

Cross Country

Thursday, Sept. 18

St. Clair at Lutheran North    4 p.m.

New Haven, St. James at Steelville Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 20

Festus Inv.    9 a.m.

Hermann at Fulton Inv    9 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Washington at Rolla Inv    4 p.m.

Union, Owensville, St. James at Belle Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 27

Hancock Inv    8:30 a.m.

Pacific at Viburnum Inv    10:30 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

St. Clair at Elsberry Inv    4 p.m.

St. James at Dixon    4 p.m.

Girls Golf

Tuesday, Sept. 16

*Borgia at St. Dominic    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 17

Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 18

Ft. Zumwalt S at Washington    3:30 p.m.

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Washington at GAC Central Meet    TBA

Thursday, Sept. 25

*Duchesne at Borgia    3:30 p.m.

Boys Swimming

Saturday, Sept. 20

Borgia at Ft. Zumwalt W    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 29

Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    3:30 p.m.

*Conference Games

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