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    It took one set for the Kirtland volleyball team to find its groove at Cleveland Heights on Monday but the Hornets had little trouble defeating the Tigers, 3-0.

    Kirtland won the first set, 25-21, and then dominated the next two, 25-9, 25-15, to improve to 6-4 on the year.

    “After a sluggish first game they came out aggressive in games two and three and played well,” said Kirtland coach Bob Schenosky. “Nothing hit the floor.”

    Senior Taylor Frazee explained away the slow start.

    “I think that once we get into the groove of the game and figure out how the other team plays it allows us to then strategize and play our game,” she said. “We started off slow in the first game but we came back in the second and dominated in the third. We all played together really well.”

    Sam Bailey led the team with 10 kills and also pitched in with three blocks, 16 service points and three aces. Olivia Mancisio recorded 23 service points with seven aces and six kills and Julia Ricketti had eight kills and six digs.

    “Sam Bailey had some serving runs and had a lot of kills in the middle,” Frazee said. “Olivia Mancisio also got a lot of serves.”

    Kirtland travels to Eastlake North on Tuesday.

     

    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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