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    Four score in Kirtland’s win over Wickliffe

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    Four different players scored goals in Kirtland’s 4-0 non-conference win at Wickliffe on Thursday.

    With the win, the Hornets improved to 3-2 overall and now have won back-to-back games by outscoring their opponents, 10-0.

    “It was a solid effort all over the field,” said Kirtland coach John Valentic. “We were aggressive in defense and looked to move the ball when in possession. It wasn’t an easy win by any means. Wickliffe was tough until the very end.”

    Vince Carriero, Xavier Lasecki, Vince Vukovic, and Nickolas Barisic each scored for the Hornets, while Barisic recorded a pair of assists, and Vukovic and Luka Oroz notched one assist each.

    Jack Green posted two saves in recording his second straight clean sheet.

    “The defense, with its second shutout in a row, deserves some recognition,” Valentic said. “Daniel Bak and Will Bradshaw anchored the back line, with excellent contributions from Drew Duncan, Xavier Lasecki, and Ean Bartholomew. Jack Green, in goal, came up with two very important saves.”

    The Hornets travel to Jefferson on Sept. 5.


    Steve Hare
    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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