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Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:45 pm

At the end of the day, the Borgia volleyball Lady Knights raised the Springfield Classic trophy at Kickapoo High School.

However, that was the Silver Bracket championship plaque.

The Lady Knights (13-2-1) had hoped to be playing in the Gold Bracket across town at Glendale High School, but struggled in three sets during pool play which held the team back at Kickapoo for the second phase of the tournament.

At Glendale, defending Class 4 state champion Lafayette defeated Glendale for the Gold Bracket championship, 25-11, 25-12.

“We played some good teams and we definitely improved on last year’s performance,” said Borgia Head Coach Brad Bruns.

Borgia breezed past Carl Junction for the Silver Bracket championship, 25-14, 25-16.

“Overall, it was a good weekend and the girls played well,” Bruns said. “We had one match where we didn’t play up to our potential (Republic), but we were able to bounce back and clean it up.”

In the Silver semifinals, Borgia knocked off defending Class 3 state champion Westminster in two games, 25-15, 25-11. That was a rematch of last year’s state quarterfinal match.

During pool play, Borgia started strong, but struggled in the middle.

The Lady Knights rolled past Camdenton in the opener, 25-10, 25-19.

In the second match against Class 4 team Republic, the eventual third-place finisher, Borgia fell, 25-18, 25-20.

In the third pool match against pool host Kickapoo, Borgia lost a close first game, 25-23, but came back to earn the split by winning the second game, 25-20.

That left Borgia at 3-3 in pool play. Kickapoo, which went on to take fourth place, won the pool with a 5-1 record in sets. Republic went 4-2, being swept by Kickapoo. Those two teams advanced to the Gold Bracket at Glendale.

Borgia, at 3-3, and Camdenton, 0-6, stayed at Kickapoo to play in the Silver Bracket along with Carl Junction, Westminster, Lebanon and Shiloh Christian (Ark.).

“On the offensive side, Emma Kriete and Audrey Arand had some great swings,” Bruns said. “Defensively, everyone stepped up at different times.”

Carl Junction

Borgia rolled to an easy victory over Carl Junction in the third-place contest, 25-14, 25-16.

Sophomore Emma Kriete paced the attack with seven kills. Freshman Audrey Arand was next with five. Senior Sarah Geatley and junior Jordan Kriete each posted three kills, senior Erin Hillerman contributed two and senior Janie Arand added one.

Janie Arand recorded 19 assists and had one ace. Emma Kriete and junior Alivia Brinker served one ace apiece.

Janie Arand had five digs to lead the team. Brinker posted four while Audrey Arand, junior Molly Arand, Emma Kriete and junior Maddie Toelke each had three. Jordan Kriete and junior Allie Marquart recorded two apiece.

Audrey Arand had three solo blocks. Geatley had two total blocks. Janie Arand, Hillerman and Emma Kriete had one block each.


Borgia claimed a two-set title in the Silver semifinals against Westminster, the team that knocked Borgia out of the playoffs last season. Borgia won, 25-15, 25-11.

Audrey Arand recorded seven kills while Emma Kriete and Jordan Kriete smacked down six kills apiece. Janie Arand and Geatley each had three kills. Frederick posted two and Hillerman added one.

Janie Arand had 23 assists. Jordan Kriete served three aces while Audrey Arand posted two and Hillerman added one.

Janie Arand led the team with six digs. Jordan Kriete and Brinker each had five and Audrey Arand was next with three. Marquart posted two. Hillerman and Toelke added one dig apiece.

Geatley led the team in blocks with two solos. Hillerman, Emma Kriete and Jordan Kriete each had one.


Audrey Arand led the team with eight kills while Geatley posted five, Hillerman and Emma Kriete each had three and Frederick ended with two.

Janie Arand ended with 16 assists. Kriete served two aces while Audrey Arand and Janie Arand each served one.

Jordan Kriete had four digs and Emma Kriete posted three. Janie Arand and Geatley each had one block.


Borgia struggled against Republic. The Lady Knights were able to stay close throughout much of both games before Republic powered away late.

Emma Kriete led the attack with five kills. Audrey Arand recorded four and Janie Arand closed with two.

Janie Arand recorded 11 assists and one ace. Jordan Kriete served two aces while leading the team with eight digs. Janie Arand and Brinker had three digs apiece.

Hillerman had the team’s lone block.


Borgia had difficulties against the host team to close out pool play. The Lady Knights needed a sweep to stay in contention for the Gold Bracket, but fell in the first game, 25-17.

However, Borgia pulled back to take the second game, 25-22 and finish 3-3 in pool play.

Emma Kriete led the team with five kills while Audrey Arand and Hillerman contributed three each.

Janie Arand had nine assists. Brinker led the team with three digs. Audrey Arand, Janie Arand and Molly Arand posted two apiece.

Geatley recorded two blocks. Audrey Arand and Emma Kriete had one apiece.


Area Scoreboard


Friday, Oct. 3

*Ft. Zumwalt E at Washington    7 p.m.

*St. Mary’s at Borgia    7 p.m.

*Union at Owensville    7 p.m.

*Hermann at St. Clair    7 p.m.

Festus at Pacific    7 p.m.

*Sullivan at St. James    7 p.m.

Cuba at Lincoln    7 p.m.

*Warrenton at Winfield    7 p.m.

*Wright City at Van-Far    7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 26

Union 54, Washington 14

*Borgia 45, Duchesne 7

*St. Clair 57, St. James 55 (2 OT)

*Pacific 40, Owensville 34

*Hermann 24, Sullivan 12

Cuba 74, Liberty Wentzville 7

Parkway West 20, Warrenton 7

Mark Twain 32, Wright City 18

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


Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Washington at Holt    4:30 p.m.

De Soto at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Affton    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Steelville    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

Owensville at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Salem    4:30 p.m.

Cuba at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Rockwood Summit at Pacific    4:30 p.m.

Sullivan at Rolla    4:30 p.m.

Father Tolton at Hermann    4:30 p.m.

St. James at Crocker    4:30 p.m.

New Haven at Montgomery Co    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Belle at New Haven    5 p.m.

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Pacific, Sullivan at Rolla Tny    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

Hermann at Borgia    3:45 p.m.

Union at Washington    4:30 p.m.

St. Clair at Festus    4:30 p.m.

Linn at New Haven    5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Borgia at St. Dominic    4:30 p.m.

District Tournaments

Class 4 District 4

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(5) Rolla at (4) Northwest, 4:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

Rolla-Northwest winner at (1) Lafayette, 4:15 p.m.

(3) Washington at (2) Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, Eureka, 4:15 p.m.

Class 3 District 7

At St. Dominic

Wednesday, Oct. 8

(4) Borgia vs. (5) Wentzville Liberty, 2:30 p.m.

(3) Winfield vs. (6) O’Fallon Christian, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 9

(1) St. Dominic vs. Borgia-Liberty winner, 2:30 p.m.

(2) Warrenton vs. Winfield-O’Fallon Christian winner, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 10

Championship, 4 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 1

Hillsboro at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

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

*St. Clair at Union    5 p.m.

*Pacific at Sullivan    5:30 p.m.

*Hermann at Owensville    5:30 p.m.

*St. James at New Haven    5:30 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Missouri Baptist JV at ECC    3 p.m.

Lewis & Clark at ECC    7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Indian Hills at ECC    9 a.m.

^Southwestern Illinois at ECC    1 p.m.

St. Clair Tny    TBA

Hermann at Lebanon Tny    TBA

Crosspoint at MAC Tournament    TBA

Monday, Oct. 6

New Haven at Linn    5 p.m.

Borgia at Trinity    5:30 p.m.

Hazelwood West at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

Helias at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Owensville at Blair Oaks    5:30 p.m.

Belle at St. James    5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

*Washington at Holt    5 p.m.

*St.Clair at St. James    5 p.m.

*Owensville at Union    5:30 p.m.

*New Haven at Pacific    5:30 p.m.

*Sullivan at Hermann    5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

*Mineral Area at ECC    6:30 p.m.

Boys Soccer

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Warrenton at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

Columbia Independent at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Washington at Union    5 p.m.

Sullivan at North County    5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 2

*Pacific at St. Clair    4:30 p.m.

*Union at Sullivan    5 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 3

Lincoln at ECC    4 p.m.

Calvary Lutheran at Fulton SA    4:30 p.m.

Crosspoint at Heritage    5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Lincolnland at ECC    1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

#St. Louis United B at Crosspoint    4:30 p.m.

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

*Holt at Washington    5 p.m.

*St. Dominic at Borgia    6:15 p.m.

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Wednesday, Oct. 8

FRC Classic, St. Clair    TBA

Cross Country

Wednesday, Oct. 1

St. James Inv    4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 4

Washington at Parkway West Inv    9 a.m.

Pacific at Potosi Inv    11 a.m.

Borgia, Union Capital City Challenge    TBA

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Hermann Inv    4 p.m.

St. Clair, St. James at Cuba Inv    4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Borgia at AAA Meet, Lutheran SC    TBA

Boys Swimming

Monday, Sept. 29

Wednesday, Oct. 1

*Borgia at Lutheran SC/Christian    TBA

Saturday, Oct. 4

Borgia, Washington at Ft. Zumwalt N Inv    9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Washington at CBC    4 p.m.

*Conference Games

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