New Haven’s will to win leads to win over Fatima

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Result of a "Mac-Shock-Attack

Lady Shamrock's dramatic first set comeback sets tone of match

New Haven, Mo. – Monday night the Junior Varsity kept fans on the edge of their seat in a heart-pounding three set match against the Fatima Comets as New Haven came out on top, picking up their 15th win on the year.

Megan Shockley and Mackenzy Vedder were in sync leading to Schockley’s team high seven kills and Vedder giving her the perfect set for a “Mac-Shock-Attack”.

Mackenzy Vedder had a team high 19 assists.

New Haven (15-1) began the first slightly sluggish partly because they had not played a match for 10 days due to the Hermann Volleyball Tournament last week.  Fatima (17-6) jumped out to a 14-7 lead, appearing it was going to be a quick night for the Lady Shamrocks.

With a flip of a switch a Kayla Borcherding kill began the Lady Rocks comeback. New haven took advantage of several Fatima errors along with Molly Munsinger’s two aces brought New Haven within one (19-18).

Trista Kormeier’s only kill of the night gave New Haven a 27-26 lead.  The ensuing play Fatima folded as the Lady Rocks completed their comeback to take the first set.

The second set was much closer as both teams exchanged serves before Fatima took a two-point lead holding off New Haven and forcing a third set. (25-23).

Coach Dennis Carey said that a big reason this group of girls have been successful and seem to never give up is because, “They like playing, like playing together, get along well, nobody feels like they are better than the other and are very unselfish.”

Erin Scheer lays down a kill in the third set during New Haven's nine-point burst.

New Haven found themselves down by three, 12-9, before scoring nine unanswered points. The Lady Rocks nine point run began with a kill from Courtney Yowell, then Hannah Kruse serving an ace, followed by back-to-back kills from Erin Scheer, before Fatima’s coach could call a timeout Vedder said to Fatima’s hitter “No soup for you”.

New Haven went on winning the third set, 25-22, and the match improving to (15-1, 3-0)

Carey said, “They all just want to do their part and all want to win…they are really just a great group of kids.”

The Shamrocks will enjoy the rest of their season on the road as they travel to Pacific on Thursday.  Game time set for 5:30 p.m. and NOTE: The JV and freshmen games will be played simultaneously.

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