Sometimes you can learn more about your team from a loss than you can from a win. Sheffield girls volleyball coach Scott Olson believes that happened following his team's 3-0 loss to visiting Bradford Thursday at Sheffield High School.
"Bradford is one of the stronger teams we will play," Olson said. "We started (the season) well, took a few steps back, but definitely moved forward this past week."
Even though the Wolverines weren't able to win a game, falling 25-13, 25-19 and 25-13,
Times Observer photo by Brian Hagberg
Sheffield’s Erica Boutelle serves during a girls volleyball game against Bradford Thursday at Sheffield High School.
Olson said he was pleased with the way the team performed and was able to get players some experience in the third game. Olson added that he thought the starters played "great."
"We're getting better," Olson said. "We're not quite there yet. We can compete with (stronger) teams, we just need to get it in our heads (that we can compete with them)."
Marlea Sprandle had three aces and six digs, while Justine Barr added an ace and six digs for Sheffield. Paige Moldovan and Brandy Rockwell both had four kills with Rockwell chipping in two blocks, and Hannah Vile had 10 assists in the loss.
Sheffield lost the JV contest, 25-22, 12-25 and 15-7. Mariah Fitzgerald served 12 points and Morgan Leichtenberger served nine points for the Wolverines.
Harborcreek 3, Eisenhower 0
HARBORCREEK-A rough first week for Eisenhower continued on Thursday at Harborcreek as the Knights fell to the Huskies, 9-25, 9-25 and 6-25.
"We took our lumps tonight," Eisenhower coach Tom Firth said.
Courtney Flynn and Alyssa Peterson both had two kills in the loss, with Peterson adding two blocks and Kelsey Repke chipping in five digs.
Eisenhower also lost the JV game, 19-25 and 23-25.
Kristen Williams, serving, and Marion Sherer, on the front row, played well for the J.V. Knights in defeat.