Sunday, September 19

    Blue Devils sweep Trojans in battle of unbeatens

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    Independence’s dominance of Chagrin Valley Conference opponents continued on Tuesday as the Blue Devils swept visiting Trinity, 3-0.

    The Blue Devils, who extended their league winning streak to 109 straight matches, beat the previously undefeated Trojans, 25-6, 25-9, 25-16.

    “We got better today by beating a high-quality team,” said senior Macy McNamara. “Trinity brings a high-power attack from the outside and serves aggressively, so this will help us when we face our tough non-conference schedule.”

    Independence relied on a tried and true method to energize its offense.

    Senior setter Abby Avila was masterful in distributing the ball to her hitters. Aubrey Anders and Gracie Taliaferro both were extremely effective in the middle.

    “We were able to pass well tonight which allowed Abby to distribute the ball to our middles,” McNamara said. “They both took advantage of their opportunities to put the ball down.”

    The Blue Devils also dominated in setting their block and keeping the ball of the court on their side of the net.

    “Our blockers had great touches at the net to slow the ball down which put our defense in a great position to pass balls to target,” McNamara said. “The defense played with intensity tonight, which helped us seal a big conference win.”

    Independence (4-0) hosts Solon on Wednesday. Click here to watch that live stream.

    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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