Kirtland’s volleyball team is back on track after Wednesday’s 3-0 sweep at Harvey.
The Hornets, who had lost three straight to the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division’s top three teams, snapped that skid with a 3-0 win at Newbury on Tuesday and came right back on Wednesday with a 25-10, 25-7, 25-14 win at Harvey.
“Overall, we were able to play hard and play fast,” said senior captain Elise Frazee. “I was happy to see us bounce back from our drought over the last week or so.”
Kirtland played without two of its top players in Katherine Skrbis and Anna Shuppe, which forced head coach Bob Schenosky to tinker with his lineup.
“We were able to get some others some time tonight,” Schenosky said. “Sam Bates filled Elise’s role at libero as I needed to use Elise all the way around tonight.”
Bates recorded nine digs in her first varsity action and Abby Ruckel finished with 12 assists, two kills, and six aces. Erin Koschik contributed with six assists, two kills, two digs and three aces.
Krista Robejsek added five kills, two blocks, and four aces.
“Tonight, we were able to pull out a few offensive plays that I haven’t seen in a while, which really allowed our middles to dominate the net,” Frazee said. “Krista played phenomenal tonight. She did what she needed to do to get the ball and to put it down right away.”
The Hornets, who improved to 8-4, travel to Cuyahoga Heights on Monday.