JV rocks Hermann in two sets

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Kayla Borcherding smashes one of her team high 10 kills in Tuesday's win over Hermann.

New Haven, Mo.Kayla Borcherding's team high 10 kills on Tuesday night help the Lady Shamrocks bounce back after Monday night’s lose to Borgia.

Tuesday night, New Haven picked up their second Four Rivers Conference win, dismantling the Lady Bearcats in two sets, 25-17, 25-7.

Coach Dennis Carey commentated on Tuesday night’s win, saying it was important that the girls came out and played well.  “I thought we had played well early in the season, but we had not been challenged in the way we were against Borgia, and am glad we got back on the right track tonight.”

New Haven jumped out to a 19-10 lead before committing six straight errors, giving Hermann numerous opportunities, which they never took advantage of.

At right, Katie Peirick with the kill.

The Rocks were able to bounce back as Borcharding smashed three kills followed by Courtney Yowell serving an ace and New Haven taking the first set 25-17.

New Haven shifted gears in the second set putting Hermann down 17-6, keeping them there.  Hermann’s seven points came off of New Haven’s seven errors as they cruised to a 25-7 win, improving to 13-1 and 2-0 in conference play.

Carey said, “In the second set we played more free and easy…making fewer mistakes and passing the ball much better.”

New Haven is a tough team to defend against because of their ability to spread the ball around, making it unpredictable who the ball will be set to.  Their setters may set middle one time and turn around setting outside the next.

Last weekend the Pacific JV Tournament was a prime example of New Haven’s versatility.  They had four of their hitters with double figures: Katie Peirick with 26 kills, Megan Shockley had 23, followed by Mackenzy Vedder knocking down 14, and Kayla Borcherding with 15 kills.  Courtney Yowell added 8 kills and Beth Schenck smashed down 7 more.

The Lady Rocks will host Sullivan in another conference match on Thursday with the freshmen game beginning at 5:30 p.m. followed by the JV and Varsity.

Mackenzy Vedder and Megan Shockley send a bearcat attack right back at them.

Megan Shockley finished with five kills on the night.