Quick News Sports Update - JV volleyball continues onslaught and varsity weekend summary from SEMO

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Lady rocks celebrate after a three set vicitory over St. Vincent.

--New Haven’s JV team continues their onslaught as they picked up their sixth win on the year, taking 20 minutes for the lady rocks in their first conference match against St. James Tuesday night, 25-7, 25-4.  With Tuesday’s win New Haven has now out scored their opponents 200 to 58 in their last four games.

Saturday the JV and freshmen teams will travel to Pacific, Mo. for the Annual Freshmen and JV Tournament.  The freshmen will finially get a chance to play after several bigger schools were unable to field a team earlier in the year.  Click here for tournament schedule.

This past Saturday New Haven’s Varsity girls traveled to Cape Girardeau, Mo. for the Dig for Life High School Volleyball Challenge.  The lady rocks finished first in their pool, placing them in the Gold Bracket.  They finished pool play winning 3-2.

Their first match of the double elimination tournament the rocks lost to Advance in two sets and one of the top Class 1 school in the state, placing them on the loser side of the bracket and one loss away from elimination.

Hannah Kassebaum had a career high 10 assists against St. Vincent.

New Haven’s following game was hands down the best performance of the year, displaying the amount of talent this team has.  Again they went up against another top Class 1 School in the state, St. Vincent, in a thrilling three set match.

Sophomore Taylor Covington’s career high nine kills and Hannah Kassebaum’s career high 13 assist helped led New Haven to a three set victory taking the first set 25-22, losing the second, 23-25, and shocking St. Vincent with a 25-22 third set win.

Coach Jamie Hoener said, “That was an excellent game and a huge confidence builder.  It was the first time this year where we played well in all three sets.”  Click here to watch the St. Vincent game.

New Haven came up short in the following game against Poplar Bluff, Class 5 school, push them to their limits and again they played well.  However, a few costly errors came back to haunt the rocks as they lost in two sets, 27-25, 25-22.

Taylor Covington smashes one of her career high nine kills helping New Haven knock off St. Vincent.

Hoener said, “Overall I felt we had a good weekend.  The girls were able to play good competition, giving us a chance to see what area’s we need to improve upon.”

New Haven will play at Wright City this evening (Thur. Sept. 13) and then play host to their Annual Round Robin Tournament on Saturday.

The Highway 100 Showdown between Borgia and New Haven will be Monday, September 17 and the rematch we have all been waiting for; Knights verse Shamrocks.  Last year New Haven sent a shocker down Highway 100 after beating the Knights for the first time in 27 years.

This year both teams have new coaches and new teams.  Borgia will have the home court advantage giving New Haven to break the 27-year losing streak on Borgia’s own court.

We will have a complete break down analysis and our predictions.  This game you will not want to miss.

Click here to read about New Haven's Cross Country team.

Side note:  We are developing  a way to provide final scores allowing readers to know whether or not a team lost or won before we are able to have a story published.

Also remember schedules and brackets are available to download in the sports zone.