Northview, St. Ursula and Archbold Play in State Semi's
Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:02:03 GMT —
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.