Name: Sarah Gomish
School: Bishop Carroll
Gomish’s week: Gomish made a living at the net last week as Bishop Carroll defeated Bishop McCort, Central Cambria and, finally, Bishop Guilfoyle.
Last Monday against Bishop McCort, Gomish had 22 kills in three sets. She finished with 36 kills and four blocks in a four-set victory over Central Cambria. Against Bishop Guilfoyle, which was the third-ranked team in Class A according to the Pennsylvania Volleyball Coaches Association rankings, she had 30 kills.
Bishop Carroll, the defending Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference champion, won in four sets.
“Bishop Guilfoyle is always the team to beat,” Gomish said. “It was such a big win. We all work so well together. When we’re on, we’re on.”
Payback: Bishop Carroll defeated Bishop Guilfoyle during the regular season last year, but the Marauders bested the Huskies in the District 6A semifinals.
While Thursday’s victory doesn’t guarantee postseason success, it does bolster Bishop Carroll’s confidence.
“It was a major win for our program and this year’s team,” Huskies coach Joseph Skura said. “(Bishop Guilfoyle) came into the game were ranked in the state. We have the team and ability to beat them, and I knew the girls were strong enough.”
Heavy hitter: A middle hitter, Gomish already has 288 kills on the season.
That hit rate is no fluke.
Gomish, who also plays softball for the Huskies, finished her sophomore season with 448 kills.
Well-rounded student-athlete: Gomish is a two-sport standout and excels in the classroom.
She’s also a member of the student council.
“Personally, I like beating Guilfoyle better,” Gomish said. “I do like student council, too. We help plan out a lot of stuff for school like dances and help organize events.”
Staying together: One reason for Bishop Carroll’s success and the Huskies quick rise from a struggling program to one that contends for championships, is the varsity roster has been together since junior high.
“We’ve all been together since eighth grade,” Gomish said. “We have a history together and we have the whole school behind us. It’s really amazing.”
Goal-oriented: Skura believes Gomish will play college volleyball, and that’s a personal goal for her.
So is reaching 1,000 career kills. Gomish is on pace to reach that number.
For now, team goals are more important.
“I think we can keep raising the bar for ourselves,” she said. “We want to have a (District)6 banner hanging in our gym.”
Name: Sarah Gomish
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Bishop Carroll defeated in quarterfinal
In a tough battle against the undefeated Williamson High School, the Bishop Carroll girls’ volleyball fell to the Warriors, 3-1 in the PIAA state quarterfinals held at State College High School on Saturday.
Bishop Carroll took an early 15-11 lead in the first set with kills from sophomore Janelle Gueguen, junior Nicole Woomer and junior Rachel Kwisnek. A kill by junior middle hitter Sarah Gomish put the Huskies in position for set point, 22-24. A Williamson error closed out the set for the Huskies, 22-25.
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Bishop Carroll defeats North Star
Bishop Carroll’s Sarah Gomish was unhappy with her play in Saturday’s District 6 Class A title game loss to Penns Manor.
The junior middle hitter more than made up for that lapse on Tuesday, registering 26 kills and 16 service points as the Huskies defeated District 5 champion North Star in PIAA first-round action. Carroll won in straight sets 25-13, 25-17, 25-19.
Westmont winds up season with win over Bishop Carroll
When it is the final game of the season and each team has only one win, that next victory can be as important as winning a title.
That was the scenario on Saturday afternoon on a muddy Price Field in Westmont as the Hilltoppers faced the Bishop Carroll Huskies.
Penns Manor shuts out Bishop Carroll in volleyball final
Bishop Carroll couldn’t quite complete its championship dream on Saturday.
The underdog Huskies (15-6), seeded fifth and making their first-ever appearance in the title game, fell in straight sets to No. 2 Penns Manor 25-18, 25-22, 25-21 in the Class A final.
Penn Cambria girls remain undefeated
Volleyball coaches hope for late-season tests to see what their teams can improve on for a long, successful playoff run.
Both Penn Cambria and Bishop Carroll head coaches were thrilled their teams played each other so late in the season to access where their teams stood before the District 6 playoffs start next week.
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Friday preview: Forest Hills concerned about Bishop Guilfoyle
Bishop Guilfoyle accomplished something not many believed possible during last week’s win against Cambria Heights. The Marauders significantly hampered the Highlanders’ high-powered run game.
Don’t be surprised if Bishop Guilfoyle’s blueprint for defensive success is copied by other members of the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference when going against Cambria Heights.
Forest Hills bounces back
Special teams proved to be very special for Forest Hills as they rebounded off a tough loss last week to Bishop McCort. It did not take long for the Rangers to take a lead over Bishop Carroll and never look back.
Friday preview: Somerset basking in football success
A few more signs saying “You’ve entered Golden Eagles Territory” align the streets of Somerset these days. There are a couple more people wearing Somerset football T-shirts at the grocery store.
Funny what a couple of decisive victories can do for a program and a community seeking to move past a couple decades of mostly losing seasons.
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