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    Dempsey scores two as Rangers notch first win

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    Sally Dempsey scored a pair of goals to lead the North Rangers to a 2-0 non-conference win over visiting Normandy on Saturday.

    The victory was the first of the season for the Rangers.

    “Having this first win felt great for both the entire team and myself,” Dempsey said. “We are all working hard to have many wins this year and having the game result in a shutout made this first victory so much better. Today proved to all of us what we are capable of as a team and we are hoping for more great games like this one.”

    While Dempsey recorded the finishes, the Rangers as a whole were effective in maintaining possession and creating scoring opportunities.

    “Our success today is largely due to our possession during the game,” Dempsey said. “We effectively moved the ball how we intended to, giving us many more opportunities on goal. The whole team was playing so composed the whole time, which allowed us all to stick to our system and play our game. We had each other’s back the whole time.”

    Brennan Herbert assisted on both of Dempsey’s goals.

    “Both of the goals I scored would not have been possible without the great assists I got from my teammates,” Dempsey said. “Once I received the ball from them, it was just a matter of aiming away from the goalie and getting the ball in the net.”

    With the win, the Rangers improved to 1-2 on the year.

    North hosts Geneva on Saturday.

    “We need to keep up the hard work at practice and continue to strive to improve,” Dempsey said. “This game proved to us all that we have so much potential; now it’s up to us to utilize it and win some more games.”

    Steve Harehttps://www.ohiovarsity.com
    The creator and publisher of OhioVarsity.com, 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 IrishIllustrated.com, a member of the Scout.com network of high school and college sports web sites. He focuses on covering Notre Dame football recruiting. OhioVarsity.com was created in 2004 and was a member of the Rivals.com 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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