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Allegheny-Clarion Valley edges Sheffield

SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield Wolverines lost a close match with Allegheny-Clarion Valley in five sets on Saturday at home.

The first three sets went 25-15, 22-25 and 25-19, however for Sheffield, a combination of inexperience and frustration resulted in the Wolverines giving up the last two sets 22-25 and 12-15.

“It seemed as if when they got behind, they lost their energy,” said Sheffield head coach Melissa Lemay. “In the fifth set, we allowed them to get a 7-1 lead. We were able to battle back to get it closer at the end. “

Sheffield’s Kadence Steffan recorded 39 assists and eight digs, while fellow sophomores Kassidy Orinko racked up 20 kills, five blocks, and 11 digs and Emily Foster had an additional seven kills. Senior Lynzie Grubbs had 10 kills, nine blocks, and nine digs. Lexi Goldthwaite, a junior, had four aces and three assists.

“I have to keep reminding myself that most of the time, we have four sophomores on the court,” said Lemay. “They’re gaining more experience and going forward they are learning and continuing to get better.”

The Wolverines served at 86% and totaled 42 kills. Sheffield will host Kane this evening.

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