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    Kocin scores twice in North’s win at Madison


    Kaden Kocin scored two goals to lead North to a key 2-0 win at Madison on Tuesday.

    With the win, the Rangers improved to 9-3-2 overall and 4-1-1 in Western Reserve Conference play.

    “We just needed to have a positive attitude going into the game and no matter what happens we had to play as a team and not individuals,” Kocin said of rebounding from a tough 1-0 loss on Saturday. “That’s what we did and we came out with a huge win.”

    That win kept the Rangers tied with Riverside for first place in the WRC. A win over Brush on Oct. 7 and North would clinch at least a share of the league title.

    Kocin scored his first goal on a tap-in near the net and the second was set up by Luka Dedic.

    “The keeper could have come out and saved it, but I wanted the ball in the net and it happened,” he said of his first goal. The second goal was a good pass by Luka and I chipped it into the back of the net.”

    While the Rangers are excited about the opportunity they have to win the WRC, they’re also hoping to make some noise in the postseason.

    “I’m really confident that we are prepared for playoffs,” Kocin said. “This is what we play for at the end of the day and we are all hungry for that state trophy and we will do whatever to get there. It’s going to take a lot of hard work, determination, and mostly heart. We play for the guy on the right and left of us and that’s how we will play always. That’s why our season was so successful because we played as a team and played with heart.”

    The Rangers travel to Shaker Heights on Oct. 5 and close out the regular season at home against Brush two days later.

    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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