Saturday, January 28, 2023

Hornets bounce back for win over Heights

Kirtland’s volleyball team finished a tough week with a 2-1 record after sweeping Cuyahoga Heights on Thursday, 3-0.

The Hornets opened the week with a 3-0 sweep over Harvey on Tuesday then dropped a four-set non-conference match to North on Wednesday and closed out the week with the 25-18, 25-23, 28-26 win over the Redskins.

“It was a great match,” said Kirtland coach Bob Schenosky. “Heights’ effort reflects their coaches. They are always a great challenge.”

Emily Nerderman led the Hornets with 28 assists and also recorded a pair of service aces. Emma Bartholomew posted four kills and three aces, Elise Frazee had a team-high 15 digs and Lauren Snyder contributed with 11 digs.

“Emily Nerderman had another great effort,” Schenosky said. “Krista Robejsek is becoming a force at the net and Emma Bartholomew stepped in game three and had a monster game from the strong side and served nine points including a couple aces.”

Sophomore Katherine Skrbis recorded a team-high 17 kills and five digs.

“I worked on getting on top and around the ball,” Skrbis said. “Today I just focused on my teammates and the game. The sets were great as usual, which probably helped me the most.”

Kirtland improved to 8-7 overall and 7-4 in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division.

“We worked so hard and it was really exciting,” Skrbis said. “I had a lot fun playing with my teammates. We continue to grow as a team.”

Kirtland travels to Euclid on Monday.


Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. 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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