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Sheffield rallies past Youngsville in volleyball

Submitted Photo Sheffield’s Kassidy Orinko and Lexi Goldthwaite attempt to make a block Tuesday night in a win over visiting Youngsville.

SHEFFIELD — Sheffield won the first two sets, 25-12, 25-15, gave up the third, 19-25, but rallied to victory, with a 25-19 win in the fourth defeating Youngsville and improving to 11-2 on the season Tuesday night.

“We started to struggle with our passing in set three,” Sheffield head coach Melissa Lemay said. “When we start making mistakes in one area, we tend to get timid in others. Poor passing leads to setting issues which inevitably leads to timid attack tendencies. When we play timid, we play to not make mistakes.”

Lemay added that giving the ball back to a team like Youngsville is ill advised as it allowed the Eagles to play more aggressive in the third and fourth sets.

“Set four was a battle, but in the end, we were able to win the match,” said Lemay.

Kassidy Orinko led the Wolverines with nine kills and 15 digs. Emily Leichtenberger added kills, 11 digs, and four aces. Kadence Steffan had 21 assists, and Lexi Goldthwaite had eight assists as well as two kills. Lynzie Grubbs had seven kills and five blocks. Annabel Sheldon had 11 digs.

Andrea Sveda led Youngsville with 16 kills, two aces and 11 digs. Jena Wilson had 10 digs, 28 assists and an ace while Kenzie Olewine chipped in 12 digs and four kills.

The Wolverines jayvee won 25-12, 25-21 with Syrena Antonuccio racking up four aces in a string of 10 straight serves. Maddy Roell had five digs and Emily Foster had five kills.

Sheffield will be on the road Thursday at AC Valley.

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