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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- High school basketball in brief | Dec. 20, 2013
MIKE MASTOVICH| Huskies hot again this season
Cosie Aliquo heard people talking about how talented his Bishop Carroll boys’ basketball team is this season.
He’s read the preseason news clippings and certainly noticed that the Huskies were ranked third in the state in one Class A preseason poll.
Bishop Carroll shut out by Cochranton
Whether it was the two-hour bus ride which was lengthened by a car accident in front of them on the trip north or getting behind a train, the Bishop Carroll bus had the Huskies arriving late Tuesday night at DuBois High School for their PIAA Class A semifinal volleyball clash with Cochranton and the District 6 champions did not look like the same powerhouse squad that had dispatched teams with relative ease throughout the year.
Three area teams remain in playoff hunt
Three area teams – the Bishop Carroll girls volleyball squad and the boys’ soccer teams from North Star and Bedford – continue their respective quests for PIAA gold tonight.
The Huskies will face Cochranton in a Class A state semifinal at 7 p.m. at DuBois High School. The Cougars will play Sewickley Academy at 6 p.m. at Hempfield High School while in the late game at the Greensburg school scheduled for 8 p.m., the Bisons will battle West Allegheny.
CORY ISENBERG| Area fans treated to playoff dramas
Some of the most exciting high school football playoff games over the weekend came courtesy of area squads.
Shade’s hard-fought, dramatic victory over Northern Bedford in the District 5 Class A quarterfinal was a stunner, especially for the Black Panthers faithful, who were already planning for Saturday’s playoff game against Tussey Mountain.
Bishop Guilfoyle edges Bishop Carroll
Bishop Guilfoyle needed an entire team effort to overcome a stubborn Bishop Carroll squad on Saturday night at Mansion Park.
The Marauders overcame a halftime deficit to defeat the Huskies 14-7, winning their fourth straight and improving to 4-2.
Annual Santa Fund Soccer Classic will return
The third annual Santa Fund Soccer Classic, featuring all-star seniors from Cambria and Somerset Counties, will be held as a boys and girls doubleheader on Nov. 23 at Greater Johnstown’s Trojan Stadium.
Richland’s Moran leads D6 golf qualifier
Richland's Connor Moran was the overall winner at Tuesday's District 6 golf qualifier at Summit Country Club.
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Bishop Carroll blanks Penn Cambria in LHAC
Bishop Carroll survived a Penn Cambria possession that lasted nearly 12 minutes and went on to shut out the Panthers, 21-0, in a Laurel Highlands Conference football game Saturday night at Saint Francis University’s DeGol Field.
Tyler Janosik rushed for 93 yards and one touchdown to lead Bishop Carroll.
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