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