Sheffield Volleyball Returns with Sweep of Youngsville

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Sheffield's Kassidy Orinko puts down a kill during a match against Youngsville on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. Photo courtesy Rita Goldthwaite.

SHEFFIELD, Pa. – Playing in its first match following a two-week hiatus due to COVID, Sheffield volleyball earned a 3-0 (25-10, 25-12, and 25-19) win over visiting Youngsville Saturday.

The Wolverines had little time to knock the rust off, having just returned to practice on Sept. 23.

“This was our first match back in two weeks and only the second day with most of the team,” Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay said.

Kassidy Orinko nearly had a double-double with eight kills and nine digs. She added four aces and a pair of blocks in the match as well.

Lynzie Grubbs also had eight kills, while Lexi Goldthwaite had four kills and three aces and Kadence Steffan served six aces and ran the offense with 24 assists.

Olivia Darling led Youngsville with five kills and four blocks. Kenzie Olewine had three kills and seven digs, while Allyson Johnson had seven digs and Mia Rafalski had two digs and three blocks.

Sheffield heads to Elk County Catholic Monday while Youngsville is scheduled to play at Eisenhower.

Youngsville won the JV match 25-23 and 30-28

Sheffield’s Shelby Lobdell had 6 kills, Lily Benton 11 assists, and Syrena Antonuccio had 4 aces.