Monday, February 6, 2023

Huskies pound Redskins, remain undefeated in league play

Cardinal’s volleyball team is halfway to its goal after pounding host Cuyahoga Heights on Thursday, 3-0.

The Huskies won the match, 25-10, 25-14, 25-14, to improve to 9-2 overall and 7-0 after the first round of play in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division.

“Coming into this season it was a team goal for us to win the CVC,” said senior Maddie Bean. “I think we are very focused on beating this goal.”

Bean led the team with 31 assists while Jordyn Schultz posted a team high with 13 kills and Kaylee Klepper added nine.

“The offense tonight was great,” Bean said. “Not one person had a bad game. I knew if I gave anyone the ball they would put it down. What I love about my team this year is that I trust them with the ball. I can easily spread it around to all my hitters knowing they will do something smart with it.”

Schultz also added five aces and seven digs. Trisha Cesar had six digs, two kills and an ace. Hanna Traggiai chipped in with 13 digs and three aces and Kaitlyn Shantery had 11 digs, two kills and an ace. Faith Peters contributed with three blocks, five kills and an ace.

Klepper, a sophomore, also had three aces and two digs to go along with her kills. She stressed the importance of playing solid defense in the absence of libero Megan Zeigler, who is being rested this week.

“I have been working very hard since last season,” Klepper said. “We lost two great hitters and I am very excited to be stepping up and contributing as much as I am. As far as defense, I think we did very well. It was tough without Megan playing since she has such a huge role in the back row, but we adjusted pretty quickly. Hopefully she will be back to help us pull out some wins this weekend.”

Cardinal travels to the Chagrin Falls tournament on Saturday.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, 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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