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    Hornets shut out Riverside

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    The state-ranked Kirtland Hornets traveled to Painesville on Monday and defeated the host Riverside Beavers, 2-0.

    Kirtland, ranked No. 8 in the latest Division III state soccer poll, posted its fifth shutout of the season and second straight in improving to 6-1 on the year.

    “We came out a little flat, but managed two goals nonetheless,” Kirtland coach John Valentic said. “Riverside is a solid team. They’re organized and quick throughout the field. We had a bit more possession and more chances, but they did a nice job keeping us from adding to the total.”

    Vikram Sundrarajan and Jason de Zwaan scored for the Hornets with both goals set up by Marko Cubela, who now leads the Hornets with four assists.

    Tyler Banyasz recorded five saves in the win. He now has allowed just three goals in seven games.

    “It was a tough, physical match and now we have Berkshire (on Tuesday),” Valentic said. “That, too, will be a challenge.”

    Kirtland hosts Berkshire on Tuesday at 4:30.

    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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