Sheffield improves volleyball mark to 9-1
SHEFFIELD — The wins just keep coming for the Sheffield Wolverines as they improved to 9-1 on the year with a victory over visiting Eisenhower 25-16, 25-12, 25-10.
Lynzie Grubbs led in kills with 13; Emily Leichtenberger followed with eight kills and eight digs; Leichtenberger also contributed five aces; Annabel Sheldon had seven kills and nine digs; Kassidy Orinko had 11 digs and three blocks; and Kadence Steffan was the assists leader with 27.
“Everyone on the team is contributing to the success of this team,” said Sheffield head coach Melissa Lemay.
With Lily Lauffenberger and Lexi Goldthwaite continuing to play well splitting time in the front, Lemay feels the Wolverines are getting more consistent passing which is allowing Sheffield to run a more aggressive offense.
“Tonight the girls really had fun,” said Lemay. “We had a little bit of a slow start in set one, but once they turned it around, they really turned it around.”
Rayna Hultman led Eisenhower with six kills and seven digs while Emilie Jones had two kills and five digs.
Right with the varsity, the Sheffield junior varsity also improved to 9-1, winning 25-15, 25-15.
Kassidy Orinko, Hannah Grinnell, Halle McLaughlin and Cali Silves all had kills. Kadence Steffan and Syrena Antonuccio ran the offense. Maddy Roell had seven digs.
For Eisenhower, Phoebe Tower had two kills, six service points and a dig while Logan Grove added three kills, three service points and six digs.
Sheffield will travel to Dubois Central Catholic on Tuesday.
WARREN TRAVELS TO ERIE
Erie High School topped Warren, 3-2, in girls tennis action on Thursday in the first part of a doubleheader.
Enisa Siljkovic was a 6-3, 6-1 winner over Maddie Rodgers to lead the hosts at first singles, while Sydney Edwards prevailed over Sydnie Cochran in a marathon 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 final at second singles for Erie.
“This match took about two and a half hours from start to finish. Although Syd lost a tough match she played some great tennis today,” Warren coach Tom Pellegrino said.
Amanda Gray and Kamryn Moore took first doubles and Jackie Peterson and Madalyn Perry second doubles for Warren.
In the second match, Mercyhurst was a 5-0 winner over Warren. Sophie Olson stepped up to play second singles for the Dragons in that match, falling to Angela Chakdeen, 6-2, 6-2.
“I think everyone was a little tired from the match against Erie right before. We didn’t really have much gas in the tank for this match, but still put in a great amount of effort and fight,” Pellegrino said.
Enisa Siljkovic (E) d. Maddie Rodgers, 6-3, 6-1. Sydney Edwards (E) d. Sydnie Cochran, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Mackenzie Bruce (E) d. Sydney Govoni, 6-3, 7-6. Amanda Gray and Kamryn Moore (W) d. Anusha Rai and Eliza Claudio 6-3, 7-6. Jackie Peterson and Madalyn Perry (W) d. Maddie DiSanza and Mikaela Vahey 6-1, 6-1.
Alie DiNicola (M) d. Maddie Rodgers 6-1, 6-0. Angela Chakdeen (M) d. Sophie Olson, 6-2, 6-2. Lauren Richmond (M) d. Sydney Govoni, 6-0, 6-0. Sophia Potalivo and Maggie Gallagher d. Amanda Gray and Kamryn Moore, 6-3, 6-1. Ava Catratone and Lilli Lang (M) d. Madalynn Perry and Jackie Peterson, 6-2, 6-2.