Sheffield Starts Busy Week With Three-Set Victory over DuBois Central Catholic

Sheffield's Lexi Goldthwaite. File photo courtesy Cody Elms.

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – After beating DuBois Central Catholic in five sets two weeks ago, Sheffield took care of business in a much more conventional fashion this time around.

Lexi Goldthwaite had a team-high eight kills as Sheffield earned a 3-0 (25-18, 25-19 25-23) win over DuBois Central Catholic.

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“We didn’t get to run everything that we wanted to tonight, but a win is a win,” said Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay. “It was nice to get out of here in three. Getting out 25-23 with that third one was nice.”

Sheffield went on an 8-0 run in the first set to break open a 13-13 tie and rallied from down 22-20 in the third set to close out the win.

“One at a time this week,” Lemay said of her team, which improved to 7-7 with the win. “We’ve got to win two out of three this week if we even want to think about the playoffs.

Goldthwaite also had two blocks on her way to Allegheny Grille of Foxburg Player of the Game honors. She talked about the win:

Kassidy Orinko had six kills, nine aces, and nine digs for Sheffield, while Kadence Steffan had 27 set assists and 11 digs, and Emily Foster had six kills and Peyton Wotorson four.

“Peyton is getting more comfortable in her role,” Lemay said. “I think she’s just seen herself in the past as the backup setter, but I think she’s starting to see herself in more of an offensive role now.”