Get your serve on -- 12 aces and Lady Rocks cruise to an easy two set win

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Kelsey Pecaut makes a diving saving, also known as a pancake, keeping the ball allive.

New Haven, Mo – New Haven came into last night’s conference game against Union on a four game winning streak after an easy win over Linn the night before, winning last night in straight sets. (25-7, 25-14)

The Lady Rocks had their serve on last night, serving a team total 12 aces. Megan Bauer and Blake Willimann lead the team with four aces apiece as New Haven put a serving show on for fans, only committing three serves errors.

New Haven pounced on Union from the start.  Taylor Goad smoked a kill to start the game followed by three straight aces from Kelsey Pecaut and a 4-0 start for the Lady Rocks.  Coach Sharen Speckhals said, “We did a great job of serving the ball, making good paces, and our sets were unpredictable.”  Seven of the teams 12 aces came in the first set winning easily 25-7.

The Lady Rocks cruised through the second, not letting down.  The highlight of the set was when freshmen Mackenzy Vedder fired down her first kill in a varsity match.

The past two games the Lady Rocks have combined for 20 aces and only six service errors, compared to last Thursday’s game with Owensville, when the team recorded nine service errors in the first two of the three set match. 

Pictured left: Clara Albers and Blake Willimann.

Serving will be a major key to the team’s success as they finish up the regular season on Thursday before starting districts the following week.

We will have an outlook on next week’s district tournament and what the team will have to do if they want to return to state and seek redemption after a second place finish last year.

The Lady Rocks will finish up their season tomorrow night against Pacific, which should be a good game to watch.