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Posted: Friday, March 22, 2013 5:00 pm

While it didn’t end with a victory, Borgia boys volleyball Head Coach John Nieder saw positives in Tuesday’s 25-11, 25-21 opening loss to Bishop DuBourg, last year’s Class 3 state runner-up.

“It was a tough draw for the first match of the year to play a good team like DuBourg,” Nieder said. “They just came off a three-game loss to Ft. Zumwalt South last night, last year’s Class 3 state champion, so we knew they were going to be a team to reckon with and give us a chance to see where we stand at this point.”

Borgia was led offensively by junior Korey Fumagalli, who ended with six kills.

Sophomore Jacob Maune posted five kills. Senior Alex Blechle ended with four kills while sophomore Nathan Bargen recorded two kills and junior Po Chun Huang added one kill.

Blechle fed the hitters nine assists while Huang added eight.

Maune and Fumagalli each recorded 12 digs. Junior Jimmy Pak contributed six digs. Blechle, Bargen and Huang posted five digs apiece.

“A lot of the kids haven’t played before,” Nieder said. “The first time out you saw the jitters tonight. After that first game, we talked about things and they decided to come out and play. They relaxed. If they can do that, play scrappy and relax, there’s a chance you’re going to win the next point. That’s the way they played the second game.”

Borgia played close with DuBourg in the first game for the first five points. Then, the Cavaliers went on a morale-breaking run which ended up securing the margin for victory.

In the second game, Borgia fought hard and was able to stay with DuBourg for much of the contest. This time, the point streaks for the Cavaliers were fewer and smaller, but DuBourg still managed to earn the victory.

“We’re definitely a small team,” Nieder said. “I’ve never had a team where I’ve single blocked out of the middle, but this is one of those exceptions. We adjusted well to accommodate that. We’ve got to be more aggressive digging to make up for the lack of blocking.”

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Area Scoreboard

62nd Annual Borgia Pepsi Thanksgiving Tournament

Blue Division

Pool 1

McCluer North

Normandy

Carnahan

Pool 2

Cardinal Ritter

Pacific

Rockwood Summit

Gold Division

Pool 1

CBC

Soldan

Washington

Pool 2

Borgia

North Tech

Union

Monday, Nov. 24

CBC vs. Washington, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 25

Cardinal Ritter vs. Rockwood Summit, 5 p.m.

Soldan vs. Washington, 6:30 p.m.

Borgia vs. Union, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Normandy vs. Carnahan, 5:30 p.m.

Pacific vs. Rockwood Summit, 7 p.m.

North Tech vs. Union, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 27

McCluer North vs. Carnahan, 5 p.m.

CBC vs. Soldan, 6:30 p.m.

Borgia vs. North Tech, 8 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 28

McCluer North vs. Normandy, 6 p.m.

Cardinal Ritter vs. Pacific, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

Blue Consolation, noon

Gold Consolation, 1:30 p.m.

Gold Third Place, 3 p.m.

Blue Third Place, 4:30 p.m.

Blue Championship, 6 p.m.

Gold Championship, 7:30 p.m.

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

New Haven at Belle    6 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Festus at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

#St. Clair vs. St. Vincent    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

#St. Clair vs. Jefferson    6 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

#Crystal City Tny    5/6:30/8 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co. Tny    TBA

Girls Basketball

Tuesday, Nov. 25

St. Clair at Washington    7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 29

@Pacific vs. North County    2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 1

St. Louis Patriettes at Union    7 p.m.

&Pacific vs. Marquette    7 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Tuesday, Dec. 2

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wednesday, Dec. 3

&Pacific vs. Ft. Zumwalt West/Rosati-Kain    4/5:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Thursday, Dec. 4

St. Clair at Clayton Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington at Union    7 p.m.

Pacific at Marquette Tny    TBA

New Haven at Montgomery Co Tny    TBA

Wrestling

Tuesday, Dec. 2

Washington at Owensville/Rolla    5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 3

Union at Ladue    5 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 4

Union, Borgia at Washington    6 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 5

Washington, Pacific at Westminster Tny    TBA

Girls Swimming

Thursday, Dec. 4

Borgia at Burroughs    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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