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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