Hornets rebound with win at Newbury

Kirtland Volleyball

Kirtland’s volleyball team opened the week with a tough loss to league rival Cardinal on Monday but the Hornets quickly rebounded with a 3-0 sweep at Newbury on Tuesday.

The Hornets won the first set, 25-8, and then completed the sweep with 25-22 and 25-23 wins.

“It was good to get back on the winning track over a much improved Newbury team,” said Kirtland coach Bob Schenosky. “The first game our starters came out to play as exhibited by the score. Everybody participated and was part of the win with Lola DeJohn finishing it with the kill to win the third game.”

DeJohn finished with two kills and two digs while Krista Robejsek led the Hornets with five kills, four blocks and a pair of aces.

“As a team, we all played really well together and are learning that we are all playing for each other,” Robejsek said. “We want to be successful as a team and are all putting in the effort to get there. I’m really proud of our team and I’m glad we are back on track.”

Cassidy Ruckel contributed with two digs and two aces, Nicole Aveni finished with three kills, 11 digs and a pair of aces and Laura Koschik pitched in with four kills and three digs.

The Hornets improved to 7-4 overall at the midway point of the season.

“We just have to keep up the momentum and remember not to take any game lightly,” Robejsek said. “It’s really important to keep going at this pace in order to be successful during playoffs. We’re all really excited to see what the rest of the season will bring.”

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