Junior Varsity -- Rivals Hermann and New Haven clash for a 90 minute three set match

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Hermann, MO -- New Haven’s JV team came into last nights came with a perfect 13-0-1 record, Hermann had their eyes set on breaking the Rocks winning streak.  Fans were kept on the edge of their seats as two teams battled it out in a thrilling three set match.

It would take over a heart pounding 90 minutes, with each set decided by two points.  The Rocks would end up outlasting the Bearcats and keeping their perfect record in tacked, winning in three sets, 25-27, 27-25, 28-26.

Kirsten Leimkuehler had a game high 12 kills for the Bearcats.  Emily Kallmeyer led the Rocks with 6 kills.  Katie Peirck added 5 kills, 8 service points, and 4 aces.  Mackenzy Vedder added 4 kills.

Pictured right:  Leimkuehler smokes one of her 12 kills on the night.

The Rocks mounted a six-point lead (14-20) in the first set before Hermann fought their way back, scoring seven unanswered points and taking the lead 21-20.  The Bearcats had their chance to take the first set (24-22) but two errors and a game changing play by Peirick, smoking a kill straight down power alley, putting the rocks ahead 24-25.  The set would end with two Hermann errors.  (25-27)

Leimkuehler and Peirick would battle it in the second matching each other play for play.  The Bearcats jumped out to an early lead. (13-16) When Perick went on a tear, serving three aces and taking the Rocks on a six point run.  The Bearcats would battle back with Leimkuehler having the last say, leading her team to a second set win. (27-25)

Pictured left: Katie Peirick

In the finial set, the Rocks showed why they have been nicknamed “Come Back Kids” after Hermann came out scoring the first five points.  It appeared as though New Haven had nothing left when they proved there was a reason for being undefeated.  Kallmeyer lead her team knocking down four of her five kills. The Rocks unwillingness to loss the desire to win, earned them their 14th win of the season defeating the Bearcats in 90 minutes of electrifying volleyball 26-28.

This was the Rocks second conference win and they will travel to Sullivan tomorrow night in another Four Rivers Conference battle.

The Lady Bearcats will host St. Clair tomorrow night in another coference battle.