Hornets sweep Red Raiders

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Kirtland Volleyball

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.

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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.