The sweet feel of victory.
Owensville, Mo. – New Haven snapped a four game losing streak on Tuesday by knocking off St. Clair in three sets before traveling to Owensville (13-12, 3-3) on Thursday.
Thursday night marked the first time this year New Haven (17-9, 4-2) was able to win a match losing the first set. After Owensville went on to win the first set, 25-21, the Lady Shamrocks came back taking the second and third sets and picking up their 17th on the year.
Kelsey Pecaut had a game high 13 kills but New Haven’s defense was the main contributor to their three set win over Owensville. Rachel Steinhoff had a season high 21 digs followed by the young sophomore Katie Peirick digging 12 of the teams season high 76 digs.
One area that has been lacking at times for New Haven has bee doing the “little” things that make a difference in winning or losing a game, however Thursday night was not the case.
Rachel Steinhoff digs one of her game high 21 not committing a single error.
Coach Jaime Hoener said, “Rachel [Steinhoff] and Katie [Peirick] passed very well and dug a lot of balls. They may have not had the hitting numbers they would have liked but if your passing the ball well in the back row and keeping balls in play you have to happy with that.”
Coach Hoener talked about how her team has improved mentally. She said, “Tuesday against St. Clair was not one of our best games but we never folded. It was one of those nights where nothing seemed to go right yet we were still able to walk away with a win compared to earlier in the season when we weren’t able to win these types of games.”
New Haven will have to continue making strides like they have this past week, as they will finish of their regular season before entering the post season.
Monday New Haven will play at Linn (JV & Varsity only) then turn right around and travel to Union for their final regular season match.
The Lady Shamrocks will travel to Bismarck for districts on Monday Oct. 22. The Lady Rocks are seeded third in what is expected to be a very competitive district. We will have more about districts later this week.