Hornets top Geneva to remain unbeaten

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Erika Zschuppe

Freshman Erika Zschuppe scored all three of Kirtland’s goals in a 3-0 win over visiting Geneva on Thursday.

With the win, the Hornets improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division.

“I felt that we played a good game right from the start,” Bradac said. “We showed patience in the offensive third of the field and controlled the tempo.”

Maya Zovko, Amber Yurick and Lauren Lutz each had an assist for the Hornets and Corrine Aquila finished with three saves in recording her second straight clean sheet and fourth of the season.

Zschuppe now has 14 goals and two assists in the first eight games of her high school career.

“I am very confident because my teammates know how to read each other well and talk to each other, which creates opportunities to score,” she said. “Our possession in the defense the last few games have been spot on. With them switching the field through the game it creates spaces for those through balls along with the runs. We trust each other and that is very important.”

Kirtland travels to Kenston on Saturday.

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