Sheffield Swept at Johnsonburg

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JOHNSONBURG, Pa. – Sheffield struggled on the road in the first of its final four matches as the Wolverines were swept at Johnsonburg Thursday.

The Ramettes dominated the first two sets before closing out the Wolverines in a close third set for the 3-0 (25-12, 25-14 and 25-20) win.

“We just couldn’t seem to put anything together tonight,” Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay said. “Passing and communication broke down many times again tonight. Johnsonburg serves and attacked the hall aggressively, and we just weren’t up to the challenge tonight.”

Kadence Steffan was strong defensively with 10 digs and dished out 16 assists. Emily Foster had five blocks and four kills and Kassidy Orinko had seven kills and three blocks.

Sheffield was also without regular starter Lexi Goldthwaite.

“Lexi wasn’t available tonight, and I’d like to give some props to Hannah Grinnell for stepping up and being willing to play that position tonight,” Lemay said.

The Wolverines are still hoping to make a playoff push, but will likely need to win out to get back to the postseason.

“We have three big matches next week, and we need to win them all if we are hoping to see any playoff action this year,” Lemay said.

Johnsonburg won the junior varsity match 25-14 and 25-13.