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    LYNDHURST—An early wakeup call didn’t faze the Kirtland Hornets as they rolled to a sweep at Brush, 25-18, 25-21, 25-12.

    “Overall the girls I thought played a great game,” said Kirtland coach Bob Schenosky. “Saturday morning games are always difficult, especially for us. We found that out historically, but they came out and hustled. I thought we hit well. We’re working on some things for playoffs that I think went well today. “

    Sam Bailey and Taylor Frazee led the Hornets with six kills each and Bailey added five digs and three blocks while Frazee had four digs. Olivia Mancisio added four kills and four service aces.

    “I thought Sam Bailey and Olivia Mancisio had a great week,” Schenosky said. “I think Taylor Frazee in the last two games kind of turned it around with her hitting. I thought she hit very well today. Not all of them went down for points but she was aggressive and did a nice job.”

    Lydia Shiffler pitched in with five kills and seven aces.

    “Starting in that third game, she came out with three kills in a row,” Schenosky said. “I think she’s doing a nice job on both ends of the court, setting as well as hitting.”

    The Hornets, who went 3-1 on the week, improved to 12-8 overall and are preparing for the post-season.

    “We tried to get everybody in for the last time this season as we think about next week it’s all about the playoffs and getting our work in for that,” Schenosky said. “I thought overall they did a nice job.”

    Kirtland hosts Fairport Harding on Tuesday then closes out the regular season on Thursday at Berkshire.

    “We’ve got Fairport on Tuesday, which is Senior Night, and then we have Berkshire on Thursday, right before playoffs,” Schenosky said. “There’s a lot to think about as we go into Thursday’s game.”

     

     

    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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