Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Wickliffe surges to win over Cuyahoga Heights

Wickliffe won back-to-back Chagrin Valley Conference matches and in Thursday’s 3-1 win over visiting Cuyahoga Heights the Blue Devils got an assist from their boisterous fans.

“Both teams played tough but I think what helped the Lady Devils was the fans cheering them on in the stands,” said Wickliffe coach Danette Cullinane. “It’s nice to see so much support from our parents and students.”

The Blue Devils beat Kirtland in four challenging games earlier this week but they didn’t let that emotional high lead to a letdown game against the Redskins.

Samantha Telisman recorded eight kills in the win while Emily Whittington pitched in with 22 assists and 10 digs. Elizabeth Lesco posted a team-best 22 digs.

“The Lady Blue Devils were coming down from a tough match against Kirtland but stayed focused on what needed to be done,” Cullinane said. “The middle hitters Samantha Telisman and Isabella DeVincentis came through with some key tips and blocks.”

The win was the fifth straight for the Blue Devils, who improved to 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the CVC Valley Division.

Wickliffe hosts Fairport on Sept. 4 while Cuyahoga Heights will play Cardinal.

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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