On Tuesday, October 10, the New Haven volleyball teams hosted their annual Pink Out game against the Pacific Indians. The varsity beat Pacific 25-21 in the first set and 25-12 in the second set.
Varsity head coach Jaime Hoener was asked, “How did you feel the team did as a whole?” Coach Hoener replied with, “I thought the girls played well against Pacific, especially in the 2nd set. Pacific is a good team and we knew we had to play well if we were going to win.”
Senior setter MacKenzie Bauer stated, “I personally think we played pretty well. Yes, we made silly mistakes, but that's all part of the game. I feel that we are starting to play with more enthusiasm and more as a team, which makes me excited for the post season that is coming up.”
Coach Hoener was also asked if any players specifically stood out to her, and she stated, “I thought MacKenzie Bauer did a good job of distributing the ball to all of our hitters. We usually seem to play well on Pink Out night.”
When asked why this Pink Out game is so special, Mrs. Hoener replied, “I think it's a great event that Peoples Savings Bank puts on, and the shirts that they donate are appreciated not only by the NHHS students, but by the entire community.”
MacKenzie Bauer was asked what her favorite thing about the Pink Out game was. She replied with, “I have too many favorite things about the Pink Out game. I loved the atmosphere that the crowd brought, I loved the enthusiasm we played with and that when things didn't go our way, we never gave up. I also was happy with the outcome of our game, considering that was our last regular season home game!”
Claire Meyer, outside hitter for the Shamrocks, also stated, “The crowd had a great energy and they made it fun. We play our best when we are having fun!”
“It was nice to see the support from our classmates. It created a really fun atmosphere,” said middle hitter Grace Soete.
With districts right around the corner, Coach Hoener stated, “I think there’s always room for improvement and we’ll work hard in practice each day to get better!”
The Pink Out game was a fun and enthusiastic game. The crowd brought an energetic atmosphere to the gym and the girls played their hearts out. Great job, ladies!