In the New Haven vs. Belle match, New Haven’s starting lineup was adjusted a bit. Junior Maddie Fleer was brought up to play in place of outside hitter Kayla Borcherding, who didn’t play in the tournament due to a injury. The Shamrocks came out on top in their first game, winning in two sets, 25-19, 25-10.
New Haven’s second game was against the 2013 New Haven Round Robin Champs, the Winfield Warriors. New Haven and Winfield played a close first set, New Haven winning 27-25. The Shamrocks won the second set, 25-17.
In New Haven’s third game, they played Bowling Green. The Shamrocks won in two sets, consequently sending them to the championship round, where again they would have to play Winfield.
The championship game was a rematch of the year before’s, Winfield vs. New Haven. In the end, Winfield game out on top, beating New Haven, 25-20, 25-19.
When asked about how they felt about the tournament, the seniors on the team thought that the Shamrocks played well up until the last game and were really disappointed with losing to Winfield two years in a row. The seniors also realized that the Shamrocks had to focus on the bigger picture: coming together as a team and achieving the other goals they had set for later in the year. The Round Robin had to be a lesson, not a disappointment.
Setter Erin Scheer stated, “The championship game we just kind of fell apart, and I feel like we could’ve definitely played better. But we have to get back up and play well in the Hermann tournament.”
Outside Hitter Emma Borcherding added, “We lost because we didn’t play our best game, that’s the bottom line.”
The Shamrocks next challenge is the Hermann tournament, where they will play Union, Owensville, and Hermann in their pool.