On Thursday, October 13th, the New Haven Shamrocks volleyball teams played the Fatima Comets for their last regular season home game. That night was also Pink Out night, in honor of breast cancer awareness. The fans who arrived early to the game that night got a free t-shirt, sponsored by Peoples Savings Bank.
The freshmen team won against the Comets in two sets: 26-24 and 25-22. The starters for the freshmen team were Natalie Pecaut, Kayla Brumels, McKenzie Overschmidt, Lauren Hoerstkamp, McKenzie Pecaut, and Morgan Branson. For aces during the game, Hoerstkamp got two, Branson got three, Brumels got four, and N. Pecaut got one. For kills during the game, Branson got two, Brumels got three, Overschmidt got one, N. Pecaut got three, and M. Pecaut got eight.
Freshman McKenzie Overschmidt said, “I feel that our season went well, and we accomplished a lot of things. We improved on a lot of things during the season, and I can't wait to play with all my teammates next year.”
The junior varsity team lost to the Comets in three sets: 25-18, 23-25, and 16-25. The starters for the JV team were Natalie Pecaut, Lydia Pataky, McKenzie Pecaut, Makenzie Munsinger, Grace Soete, Claire Meyer, libro McKenzie Overschmidt, and Lauren Horstkamp subbed in. For kills during the game, Soete got six, Meyer got four, N. Pecaut got two, M. Pecaut got four, Munsinger got two, Pataky got two, and Hoerstkamp got one. For aces during the game, Munsinger got one, Pataky got one, Meyer got one, M. Pecaut got one, and Hoerstkamp got one. For assists during the game, M. Pecaut got nine, Meyer got nine, Pataky got one, Munsinger got one, and Hoerstkamp got one.
The varsity team also lost to the Comets in three sets: 18-25, 25-23, and 25-27. The starters of the varsity game were Emma Engelbrecht, MacKenzie Bauer, Lauren Gerlemann, Brooklyn Covington, Taylor Oetterer, Kate Ruediger, and libro Kim Hoffmann. For kills during the game, Gerlemann got four, Ruediger got eight, Bauer got five, Engelbrecht got eleven, and Oetterer got two. For aces during the game, Covington got three, Engelbrecht got three, Gerlemann got one, and Ruediger got one. For assists during the game, Covington got twelve, Bauer got seventeen, and Ruediger got one.
MacKenzie Bauer, a junior setter, stated, “I think this week's practice is going to get us ready for districts, regardless of the result of our last game. I think all of us girls are ready to play our hearts out to achieve our goal.”
Also, Taylor Oetterer, a senior hitter, said, “I feel determined going into districts. Since the game didn't turn out the way we wanted it to that night, I was upset. As it was my last home game, it seems unreal. I remember walking into the gym as a freshman and I just played my last game of the regular season as a senior.”
Congratulations, Shamrocks, on your amazing season, and good luck in your post-play.