The New Roads girls’ volleyball team defeated Rolling Hills Prep on Friday for the second time, bringing their record for league play to 8-3. The Jaguars battled and went the distance, playing a full five sets. New Roads dropped the first and third sets to Rolling Hills Prep.
The Jaguars lost the first set 23-25, before rallying to win the second with a 25-23 victory. After falling down in the third set, 23-25, New Roads stepped up their game and responded with a 26-24 in the fourth set. The Jaguars then went out and took control of the fifth and deciding match, coming up with a 15-10 win.
In an earlier matchup in October, New Roads defeated Rolling Hills Prep, 3-1, winning the first, third and fourth sets by a combined 11 points.
“Winning against RHP a second time is an incredible event for New Roads volleyball, which is in the midst of a fantastic season,” said NRS Athletic Director Matt Steinhaus. “We always felt we could compete with the best teams in our league, and having secured two wins against a program like that shows we can, and well beyond this year.”
New Roads is third in the Coastal League standings. Before the Jaguars took on the California Academy of math and Sciences in the team’s regular season finale on Wednesday, New Roads boasted an 11-7 overall record. California Academy of Math and Sciences defeated New Roads the first time the two teams played each other.
In that contest, New Roads came away with a 27-25 first set win before losing the match 3-2. Since that defeat, New Roads have compiled an 8-2 record over its last 10 games heading into its last matchup of the regular season.