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    Kirtland sweeps Cuyahoga Heights

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    Kirtland played well in all facets of the game to defeat Cuyahoga Heights, 3-0, on Tuesday. The Hornets got off to a fast start and never let up in winning 25-9, 25-20 and 25-17 to improve to 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Chagrin Valley Conference play.

    “The girls came out great,” said Kirtland coach Bob Schenosky. “They exploded right out of the gate. They were hitting well, our servers were great and had several aces tonight; everybody was moving. It was a lot of fun to watch. They were excited and played together. It was a great effort against a good team. Cuyahoga Heights is well-coached. They hustled and never gave up. It was a good match.”

    Olivia Mancisio led the Hornets with 10 kills and also recorded four blocks. Sam Bailey had nine kills, four digs and five blocks while Lydia Shiffler had five kills, 15 assists, 12 service points and one ace.

    “Sam Bailey came out and hit incredibly well,” Schenosky said. “She played the back row well tonight. The last couple of games she hasn’t been playing back row but she did tonight and did a great job. Lydia Shiffler had a great game for us and Olivia Mancisio was in double-digits in kills and had a handful of blocks. We had a terrific game hitting.”

    Julia Ricketti posted seven kills and six digs and Taylor Frazee had eight digs, eight service points and five aces.

    “The girls played with tremendous hustle tonight against a team that just didn't quit,” Schenosky said. “Our girls worked hard and hit the ball well.”

    Kirtland travels to Richmond Heights on Thursday.

     

    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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