SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Sheffield battled Kane for three sets but came out on the short end of a 3-0 score, 25-20, 25-17, 25-17.
Before the match, Kadence Steffan was honored for notching her 1,000th career set assist in a win over DuBois Central Catholic on Tuesday.
“I think the first two sets we surprised them a little bit because they really handled us the first time we played them,” said Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay.
Mackenzie Blankenship had eight kills and two blocks to lead Kane.
Sheffield hung right with Kane in the first two sets before a 6-1 Kane run in the first set broke open a 12-11 score and they went on an 8-4 run after the score was tied at 8-8 in the second.
“You’ve definitely got to earn your kills against them, they are very good defensively,” Lemay said.
Jayna Johnson did a little bit of everything with 11 assists, 4 kills, and two blocks, while Cora Jekielek had seven kills, Myka Costanzo had five aces, Maya Smith had four aces, and Mia Anderson had three blocks.
“We battled,” Lemay said. “I feel like this team at the beginning of the season would have given up after getting down two sets, but we scrapped and battled to the very end tonight.”