Saturday, October 1, 2022

Second half rally leads Chagrin Falls back to state title game

Chagrin Falls overcame a halftime deficit to beat Walsh Jesuit in a Division II state semifinal at Revere’s Joseph F. Pappano Stadium on Thursday, 17-13.

With the win, the Tigers advanced to a third straight state championship game. Chagrin Falls lost to Cincinnati Mariemont in the 2018 title game, 13-10, and also dropped a 13-12 decision to Cincinnati Indian Hill in the 2017 final.

Senior Kelly Wynveen led the charge for the Tigers as she scored six goals and added an assist in the win. Junior Anna Gellin contributed with five goals and an assist and her freshman sister, Peyton Gellin pitched in with three goals and one assist. Lilly Orazen scored a pair of goals and Creagen Mee found the back of the net once in the win.

Walsh Jesuit led at halftime, 8-7, and took a two-goal lead early in the second half before the Tigers rallied for the win.

Chagrin Falls will play Columbus St. Francis DeSales in the state championship game on June 1 at Ohio Wesleyan’s Selby Stadium.

Chagrin Falls 17, Walsh Jesuit 13

Walsh Jesuit 8 5 — 13
Chagrin Falls 7 10 — 17

Walsh Jesuit: Clark 6 goals, 3 assist, Grebenc 2 goals, Fankhauser 4 goals, 1 assist, Ochmann 1 goal

Chagrin Falls: Mee 1 goal, Wynveen 6 goals, 1 assist, Orazen 2 goals, A. Gellin, 5 goals, 1 assist, P. Gellin 3 goals

Saves: Chagrin Falls, Bunker 8 Walsh Jesuit, Rice 9

Records: Walsh Jesuit 17-5, Chagrin Falls 13-3

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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