Friday, October 22

    Adams hat trick highlights Independence win over Bedford

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    Alex Adams notched a hat trick to spark Independence to a 6-0 non-conference win over visiting Bedford on Tuesday.

    The Blue Devils jumped on the Bearcats early in improving to 3-1 on the year.

    “In the very beginning of the game, we were having some trouble finishing chances and staying on our toes,” Adams said. “After my first goal came, we really fell into a good rhythm and we were able to finish our opportunities.”

    Independence scored three goals in the first 10 minutes of the contest.

    Alana Nowak, Hannah MacRaild, and Mandy Kaufman also scored.

    “Our passing was really key in helping me get so many good chances,” Adams said. “Our midfield and defense really had a good night finding open players and connecting the dots that ended with me.”

    Adams, Nowak, and Makenna Rini each recorded an assist in the win.

    The Blue Devils now head into Thursday’s match against rival Cuyahoga Heights with plenty of momentum and confidence.

    “I believe we’re jelling so early in the season due to our bond,” Adams said. “Our team bond is amazing and that has been our foundation. Even though we are very young, we work together well in terms of developing together and improving as a team, ultimately working together for the win.”

    Steve Hare
    The creator and publisher of, Hare has covered high school sports in Northeast Ohio since 1997. He began as a correspondent for the Lake County News Herald, where he contributed until 2011, primarily covering high school football and wrestling. In 1999, Hare began writing for, a member of the network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. was created in 2004 and was a member of the network until 2012. The site's original purpose was to cover Ohio high school football and recruiting news but since has grown to cover all sports and to provide sports information services to high school athletic programs and individual teams. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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