JV end four game losing streak -- Borcherding leads Freshmen to easy win

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The Junior Varsity ended a three game losing streak last night defeating St. Clair in two sets.  The Rocks had won 14 in a row including a first place finish in both the Linn and Pacific tournaments.  Their winning streak came to a halt, losing to Sullivan prior to the Hermann Volleyball Tournament.  The Rocks continued to struggle losing their next two games to Fatima and Borgia.

Tuesday night the Lady Rocks ended the their four game skid, defeating St. Clair (25-12, 25-23) and improving to 14-3 on the season and 3-1 in conference play.

Emily Kallmeyer led her team with five kills and serving two aces and Mackenzy Vedder recorded four kills.  Taylor Covington, Katie Peirick and Olivia Fleer did their part, for a combined four blocks on the night.

The Lady Rocks came out blazing, scoring the first six points in the set.  Coach Dennis Carey said, “I was really pleased how well we played in the first set.  We changed our line-up, which seemed to really pay off.  I was pleased with how well we played as a team.”  It was a true team effort, Meghan Brown served two aces, Hannah Kassebaum smashed two kills and served two aces, and Covington recorded two of her three kills on the night.  

In the second set New Haven seemed flat at times, committing 21 errors compared to only nine in the first set.  Last in the set, with the Rocks leading 23-19, Kallmeyer chalked up her fifth kill of the night and a 24-18 lead for the Rocks.  However, the team’s sloppy play in the set continued, committing four straight errors, nearly handing the second set to the Bulldogs.  The Rocks were able to slide St. Clair taking the set (25-23) and ending their four game losing streak.

New Haven’s Freshmen team had no troubles winning in two sets (25-4, 25-1) lead by Kayla Borcherding’s outstanding performance, finishing the match with five kills, one block, and serving four aces in a row.

"Mr Shamrock" with his famous homemade flag, was in action cheering on the green and white at Tuesday's game.