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Northview, St. Ursula and Archbold Play in State Semi's

St. Ursula goalkeeper Nicole Vahalik celebrates while Strongsville's Sandra Yu is in disbelief after her shot sailed high in a second-round of penalty kicks.

Three local schools were two wins away from bringing a state championship back to northwest ohio heading into Wednesday night.

In Division I, Norhview was playing theseventh-ranked team in the country in Strongsville at Sandusky.

The Lady Kats already knocked off the number-one team in the state when they beat Perrysburg in the Regionals but are beaten 3-0 in the semi-finals.

It wasn't any easier for St. Ursula in Division II.

Down in Tiffin, the Arrows were playing Cuyhoga Walsh Jesuit, the second-ranked team in the country.

Walsh won the Division I title last year before dropping down to Division II this year.

Both teams played to a scoreless tie in regulation and then into overtime and double-overtime.

After a round of penalty kicks didn't settle matters, the game moved to a second-round of penalty kicks where Kiley Armstrong scored the game-winner.

Walsh had a shot to tie but their attempt sailed over the crossbar.

Ursula will play for a state title on Saturday at 3:30 in Columbus Crew Stadium.

In Division III, Archbold was already having the best season in school history but that would come to an end in Clyde, where the Streaks fall 1-0 to Shaker Heights Laurel.

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