Lady Shamrocks lose 4th straight while JV wins 4th straight

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Kelsey Peacut knocked down a team high 10 kills in New Haven's loss to Pacific.

Pacific, Mo. – Volleyball is about emotion and momentum. A single error can end up changing the complexity of an entire match.

Thursday night’s match at Pacific a few mistakes by both teams ended up being the difference between Pacific winning and New Haven suffering their fourth straight loss.  You can’t narrow it down to a single mistake but unable to recover from a momentum killer can play a huge factor

In Thursday’s Four Rivers Conference (FRC) match the Junior Varsity remained undefeated in conference play improving to 4-0 and won their fourth straight taking the match in two sets (27-25, 25-22) improving to 16-1 on the season.

While the Varsity lost to Pacific in three sets (25-18, 25-19, 25-20) suffering their fourth straight loss and ninth on the season. (15-9, 2-2).  Pacific remains undefeated (4-0) in conference play as they picked up their 17th win (17-6) and tied with Hermann in the FRC standings.

Pacific’s Kersten McDonough recorded a game high 15 kills while Kelsey Peacut led her team with 10 kills.

Pictured: Pacific's Kersten McDonough leads her team in kills with 209 on the year.

While New Haven’s severing has been inconsistent the teams setting has consistently been a major area of concern and this was the case against Pacific.

After losing the first set 25-18 they found themselves on the brink of it being a two set match, down 15-9 before mounting a comeback.  Pacific’s six-point lead quickly vanished after committing a came changing service error and still leading 19-15.

New Haven capitalized tying the game at 19-19 and Pacific’s inability to recover, committing five more errors, leading to the Lady Shamrocks forcing a third set. (25-19)

In the third set it was Pacific who built momentum off six straight Shamrock errors giving the Indians a 15-10 lead after the set was knotted at 10.

Late in the third set (22-17) the Rocks began closing the gap and Pacific beginning to feel the pressure, the Rocks committed the ultimate momentum killer by serving into the net.  Leading to a 25-20 third set loss for New Haven.

New Haven hopes to end their four game skid as they travel to St. Clair on Tuesday and Owensville on Thursday.

Conference Standings:

Pacific 4-0
Hermann 4-0
New Haven 2-2
Owensville 2-2
Union 2-2
Sullivan 1-3
St. James 0-3
St. Clair 0-3