A-C Valley snaps Sheffield win-streak

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SHEFFIELD, Pa. – A-C Valley snapped Sheffield volleyball’s 9-match winning streak on Thursday.

After Sheffield won the first set 25-22, but A-C Valley took the next three, 29-31, 11-25 and 14-25.

“That hard fought set two loss took the wind out of our sails even though in between sets we said that we were not going to let that happen,” said Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay. “We came out flat and allowed them a 7-point run to start the third set. We just couldn’t string anything together.

“A-C Valley has an aggressive offense, and we struggled to pass and started getting timid and afraid to make mistakes on offense. Every time we gave the ball back to them they attacked the ball.”

Sheffield had 71 digs, but 29 erros.

“We need to clean up our passing going forward,” Lemay said.

Annabel Sheldon and Kassidy Orinko each had 16 digs, while setter Kadence Steffan had 13.

Leading the offense for Sheffield were Emily Leichtenberger with 9 kills, while Lynzie Grubbs added 7 kills and 7 blocks. Running the offense was Steffan with 26 assists. Freshman Syrena Antonuccio had her first varsity action and had a strong serving effort.

“We are very blessed to have a great mix of veteran volleyball players and youth,” Lemay added. “It means that our program continues to grow and improve. It’s very exciting to see!”

Sheffield JV won 25-12, 25-13. Kassidy Orinko had 8 kills, Maddy Roell 10 digs and Antonuccio 4 aces in her string of 9-straight serves in the second set.

The 10-2 Wolverines host Youngsville on Tuesday.