Sheffield Sweeps Its Way to Seventh Straight

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SHEFFIELD, Pa. – The Sheffield volleyball team continued its winning ways Tuesday.

Just a day after picking up their sixth straight victory, the Wolverines won their seventh consecutive match with a 25-21, 25-19 and 25-17 win over visiting Curwensville. The win moved Sheffield to 8-1 on the season, and the Wolverines haven’t lost since their second match of the year at Redbank Valley Sept. 21.

As has been the case throughout this impressive winning streak, the win was a total team effort.

“Everyone contributed to our win tonight,” Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay said. “We needed to dig deep a couple times and not get in our own heads, but they were able to battle and get their eighth win on the season.”

Emily Leichtenberger led the offense with eight kills and three aces, all without committing an attack or service error. Lynzie Grubbs had six kills and Kadence Steffan had 20 assists.

The Golden Tide tested the Wolverines defense, but Annabel Sheldon came up with 18 digs and Leichtenberger added 12 more.

“Curwensville plays good defense and was able to dig many hard hit balls,” Lemay said. “There were several long volleys and hard-fought points.”

Allison Hess led Curwensville with six kills and Emma Caldwell dished out 18 assists.

Sheffield won the junior varsity match, 25-21 and 25-20.

The Wolverines were down 15-6 in the first set, but continued to chip away at the lead. With Curwensville ahead, 18-14, Kassidy Orinko stepped to the service line and served Sheffield to a 22-19 advantage. The Wolverines were able to finish off the set for the win.

Orinko and Hannah Grinnell had four kills each.

Sheffield will try for its eighth straight win when the Wolverines host Eisenhower.