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    Hornets stay hot in win over Heights


    Kirtland extended its winning streak to four matches with a 3-0 sweep of visiting Cuyahoga Heights on Tuesday.

    The Hornets won the match 25-21, 25-10, 25-15.

    “We did everything well,” Kirtland coach Arlayna Newcomer said. “Both offense and defense were on point and we got the job done.”

    Georgia DeJohn and Natalie Glowe took control of the net, which allowed the Hornets to keep Cuyahoga Heights from mounting much of an attack.

    “My outsides, Georgia and Natalie, did a good job at taking advantage of the situation tonight,” Newcomer said. “They saw an opportunity to dominate offensively and executed well.”

    With the win, Kirtland improved to 11-4 overall and 5-1 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division.

    The Hornets have lost to Division I programs Mentor and North and Division II Trinity. Their only Division III loss was to Cardinal on Sept. 9.

    Kirtland travels to Cardinal on Thursday in a game that could move the Hornets to the top of the standings in the division.

    Due to COVID, the CVC will not recognize conference champions this fall but the Hornets are approaching this match as if that title is on the line.

    “We’re still going into the game on Thursday like we’re playing for another conference title,” Newcomer said. “We have a lot more to prove this season and fighting for the win on Thursday is just the beginning.”

    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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