ST. MARYS, Pa. – Sheffield volleyball doesn’t have much time to get its bearings.
The Wolverines returned to the court with a win at home Saturday, but couldn’t keep that momentum going on the road Monday as they were swept, 3-0 (25-14, 25-11 and 25-11), at Elk County Catholic Monday.
“A tough match to come back to after being quarantined and just today getting the rest of my varsity starters back,” Sheffield coach Melissa Lemay said. “More than half of them have only had one practice before being thrown back into competition.”
The match was fairly even early with Sheffield within a point, 7-8, in the opening set. Then the Crusaders began to pull away.
“We started playing to not make mistakes, getting timid,” Lemay said. “We really struggled with serve receiving tonight, which we are usually pretty steady at.”
Kassidy Orinko had five kills, nine digs and a pair of blocks. Lynzie Grubbs and Emily Foster each had four kills and Kadence Steffan ran the offense with 14 assists and six digs.
The Wolverines will only have one day to work out any remaining kinks from their two-week break before a stretch of three matches in three days.
“Not having the girls together to practice and missing two weeks of competition is going to be something we need to get over,” Lemay said. “We have one practice tomorrow then three straight matches. Any issues that we need to work on are going to have to be worked on during the matches due to lack of practice time.”
ECC won the junior varsity match 25-20 and 25-20.
Shelby Lobdell had four kills and Syrena Antonuccio had four aces.