BROADVIEW HEIGHTS -- Top-ranked St. Ursula survived an upset bid from Chagrin Falls Kenston Wednesday night, using a favorable officials call in the deciding game to emerge with a 25-14, 17-25, 20-25, 25-11, 20-18 victory in a Division I regional volleyball semifinal played at Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School.
The Arrows (27-0) were trailing 15-14 in Game 5 when Kenston’s Emily Newell appeared to deliver the match-ending kill. But, the attack was ruled as a carry, St. Ursula was awarded the point, and eventually prevailed.
Lauran Graves led the Arrows with 17 kills, Emily Lydey had 15 kills and 23 assists, Lauren Daudelin and Elizabeth Coil contributed 13 kills each, Madelyn McCabe had 29 assists, and Maurissa Leonard had 33 digs.
The Arrows will seek their 10th trip to the state final four since 2000 when they play in the regional final Saturday at 1 p.m. here against the winner of the Solon-Amherst Steele regional semifinal.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.