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Posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 5:00 pm

The race to stay near the top of the Four Rivers Conference volleyball standings heated up this week.

Locally, Union, Pacific and St. Clair have fought to stay in contention to not fall too far behind leaders Hermann and New Haven.

Union (11-7, 2-1) picked up two wins this week, beating St. James and St. Clair (6-11-1, 1-3) in two sets apiece.

Union-St. Clair

The Lady ’Cats earned a huge win in St. Clair Thursday night, 28-26, 25-9.

“The first set was a great game,” said Union head Coach Angie Morris. “We started off strong but St. Clair came back and challenged us. They made some great plays and have some aggressive hitters. Allison Hinson has a great swing. It was stressful and we made some silly mistakes that cost us points at important times in the match. But we did not give up and continued to play hard and we ended up winning the first set.”

St. Clair Head Coach Ashley Mims said the score was tied 25-25 in the first game.

“We thought we took a 26-25 lead on a kill by Sam Deason, but the bottom official called her in the net,” Mims said. “Union went on to win the first set and the match. We played well in the first set, bit nothing worked for us in the second.”

Union picked up its play in the second game to win, 25-9.

“We got our timing down on the block and started to find the holes on the court and put the ball down,” Morris said. “Brooke Pope was outstanding again last night. I believe she recorded at least four aces in the second set. Aggressive serving was just one of her strong points last night. She was great at the net too with her block and attack.”

Morris also praised the play of Clare Stowe and Emily Schroeder, who had three aces apiece.

“Clare also remains a dominating force at the net,” Morris said.

Setters Rebeccah Kramer and Kaitlin Voss picked up the play as well.

“In the first set Kaitlin and Beccah had to work hard to get to the ball but they did a great job moving the ball around,” said Morris. “Overall I think the girls did a great job of staying focused and determined to win the game.”

Allison Hinson led St. Clair with seven kills and one block. Sam Deason added four kills and two blocks.

Abby Ruck collected two kills and two digs. Katelyn Guehne had two kills and one block. Miranda Murphy added five assists.

Morris reported Union won the JV and freshman matches as well.

Both Union and St. Clair will be back in action at the St. Clair Tournament Saturday.

Union-St. James

After suffering frustration last week, the Lady ’Cats recorded their second victory in as many days by sweeping St. James in Four Rivers Conference action, 25-14, 25-16.

“I’m very excited,” Morris said. “The girls played really hard tonight. We served aggressive, passed well and hit aggressive.”

In the first game, the Lady Tigers had trouble coping with Union’s serves.

Stowe served three aces in a row and Voss added two more aces as Union built up the lead to 13-9.

From there, Union continued to take advantage at the net with Lizzy Birkmann playing a key role.

“Lizzy was fantastic tonight,” Morris said. “She was on fire. I think she earned six or seven kills tonight. She just keeps improving in that spot and I’m proud with how far she’s come.”

In the second game, Schroeder’s serves proved to be too tough early and Maddy Weinhold served two aces as Union built up a 23-10 advantage.

However, that’s where the Lady ’Cats hit a wall. St. James rallied for six points before Union could score the final two.

“We let them creep back into it near the end of the second set,” Morris said. “Then they got serious again and started play again to finish it up.”

Union’s match-winning kill came when Rebeccah Kramer pushed the ball into the back corner, out of reach of the St. James defense but in play.

“Clare and Brooke  continue to do well,” Morris said. “Brooke is phenomenal at the net. Her serves are just awesome. They’re just solid players. Everyone tonight did a fantastic job.”

Union also won the junior varsity match. There was no freshman match.

St. Clair-Hermann

Making a trip to Hermann, St. Clair suffered a 25-4, 25-17 loss Tuesday to the Lady Bearcats (13-8-1, 4-0).

“When Hermann hits the ball over Sam Deason’s block, what can you do?” asked Mims. “Hermann has a great volleyball program.”

Jamie Gleeson paced Hermann with 11 kills and one block.

Cameron Hackmann added six kills and one block. Kirsten Leimkuehler registered five kills and four blocks. Emilie Diebal had four kills and one block.

Kali Stiers finished with 23 assists and two aces. Hayley Stiers had two aces, one kill and one block.

Deason had three kills and two blocks for St. Clair. Hinson added two kills. Macy Levvintre and Guehne both had one kill.

“The second game was more of what I would have expected from St. Clair. They played better defense and made us work a lot harder for our points,” said Hermann Head Coach Linda Lampkin. “I think they are headed in the right direction. I expect to see good things from them in the next few years.”


Area Scoreboard

Boys Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Rock Bridge 79, Northwest 27

^Lutheran South 76, Hillsboro 43

Owensville 41, Hermann 40

St. James 80, Montgomery County 39

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Jackson 65, Pacific 44

^Borgia 82,  Union 61

~Warrenton 69, Chamois 24

^Washington 49, St. Clair 45 (OT)

~Wright City 51, New Haven 37

*Bethel at Crosspoint    7:45 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

^Northwest vs. Hillsboro   5:30 p.m.

~Chamois vs. New Haven    6 p.m.

~Warrenton vs. Wright City    6 p.m.

^Union vs. St. Clair    7 p.m.

~Hermann vs. Montgomery Co    7:30 p.m.

~Owensville vs. St. James    7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Rock Bridge vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

^Borgia vs. Washington    7 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    7:30 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

^Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

~Seventh-place game    2:30 p.m.

^Consolation    4 p.m.

~Consolation    4 p.m.

^Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

~Third-place game    5:30 p.m.

^Championship    7 p.m.

~Championship    7 p.m.

^Union Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

Monday, Feb. 2

New Haven at Silex   5:30  p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Whitfield at Union    4 p.m.

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    6:30 p.m.

Pacific at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Holt at Washington    7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Fulton SA at Community Christian    6:30 p.m.

*Duchesne at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    7 p.m.

Wellsville at New Haven     6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

*Union at New Haven    6 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

*Borgia at St. Mary’s    6:45 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

Rock Bridge at Borgia    7:15 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Owensville at New Haven   6 p.m.

Girls Basketball

Monday, Jan. 26

^Holt 60, Pacific 57

^Warrenton 42, Union 40

~Owensville 64,  Montgomery Co 32

Borgia 62, Cardinal Ritter 41

^St. Clair 64, Lutheran South 45

~Hermann 57, Wright City 26

Washington 74, Wentzville Liberty 19

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Fulton SA at Barat    4:30 p.m.

~New Haven 42, Montgomery Co 34

*Bethel at Crosspoint    6:15 p.m.

~Chamois 61, Wright City 20

Wednesday, Jan. 28

^Pacific 62, Union 59 (OT)

Fulton SA at Thomas Jefferson    5 p.m.

^Lutheran South 54, Wentzville Liberty 40

~Owensville 54, New Haven 24

^Warrenton 51, Holt 44

~Chamois 50, Hermann 45

^Washington 54, St. Clair 31

Thursday, Jan. 29

*Borgia at Notre Dame    6:45 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 30

^Seventh-place game — Union vs. Wentzville Liberty   4 p.m.

~Consolation — Montgomery Co. vs. Wright City    5 p.m.

^Consolation — Pacific vs. Lutheran South    5:30 p.m.

*Providence at Crosspoint    6 p.m.

Eagle Ridge at Fulton SA    6 p.m.

~Third-place game — Hermann vs. New Haven   6:30 p.m.

^Third-place game — St. Clair vs. Holt   7 p.m.

~Championship — Owensville vs. Chamois   8 p.m.

^Championship — Washington vs. Warrenton    8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

#Borgia vs. Patriettes    4 p.m.

#Cardinal Ritter vs. Union    5:20 p.m.

De Soto at St. Clair    5:30 p.m.

Fulton SA at North County Christian    6 p.m.

#Washington vs. Parkway South    6:40 p.m.

Chamois at New Haven    7 p.m.

#Helias vs. Troy    8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

*Crosspoint at Fulton SA    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

#Washington-Parkway South loser vs. Helias-Troy loser    4 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes loser vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union loser    5:20 p.m.

#Washington-Parkway South winner vs. Helias-Troy winner    6:40 p.m.

#Borgia-Patriettes winner vs. Cardinal Ritter-Union winner    8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at St. James    6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

Barat at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Rivers of Life at Crosspoint    5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

#Seventh-place game    noon

#Consolation    1:30 p.m.

#Third-place game    3 p.m.

#Championship    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Elsberry    5 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

*Hermann at Union    5:30 p.m.

*St. Clair at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Owensville at New Haven    6 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:45 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Feb. 10

*Washington at Ft. Zumwalt South    5:30 p.m.

Crosspoint, Fulton SA at MAC Tny    TBA

^Washington Tournament

~Hermann Tournament

#Borgia Tournament


Tuesday, Jan. 27

*Pacific 42, St. Clair 33

Borgia 36, Hallsville 30

Helias 66, Borgia 21

Wednesday, Jan. 28

Borgia at Lutheran St. Charles    5 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 29

Union at Farmington/Summit    5 p.m.

*Pacific at St. James/Owensville    5:30 p.m.

Washington at Seckman    6 p.m.

St. Clair at De Soto    TBA

Friday, Jan. 30

St. Clair at Potosi/Festus    5 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 31

Pacific at Hazelwood East Tny    9 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Borgia at O’Fallon Christian    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at Pacific    6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at AAA Tny    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 5

*Pacific at Union    6 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 7

Washington at Seckman Tny    9 a.m.

St. Clair at Francis Howell Central Inv    9:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Pacific at Parkway Central Tri-Meet    5 p.m.

Girls Swimming

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Timberland 140, Washington 96, Ft. Zumwalt East 87

Thursday, Jan. 22

Oakville 120, Washington 115, University City 9, Mehlville 6

Saturday, Jan. 24

Washington 91, Borgia 80

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Washington 122, St. Charles West 46

Thursday, Jan. 29

Washington at Affton/Lutheran South    4:15 p.m.

Borgia at St. Dominic    8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Washington at McCluer North    3:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Borgia at MICDS/Duchesne (Rec-Plex)    8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 6

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

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Borgia at Nerinx Hall    4 p.m.

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

Thursday, Feb. 12

Borgia at AAA Meet    TBA

Washington at GAC Meet    TBA

*Conference Games