Perrysburg volleyball falls in state semifinal

DAYTON — Perrysburg volleyball’s tournament run ended Friday with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-18 loss to Rocky River Magnificat in the Division I state semifinals at Wright State University’s Nutter Center.

In all three sets, the Yellow Jackets held their own through the first dozen points, but fell behind soon after and could never recover.

For Perrysburg, Sara Pahl had 11 kills, Josie Hubbard had seven kills, Wrigley Takats had five kills and two blocks and Danielle Cleavenger had four kills.

Perrysburg setter Giana Frayer led the Yellow Jackets with 28 assists and libero Avery Adamski had four assists and two aces. Defensively, Sara Pahl led the Yellow Jackets with 27 digs, Adamski had 17 digs and Katie Pahl had nine digs.

Mary Flanagan led Magnificat with 12 kills, Julia Sprecher had nine kills, Emily Ragon had seven kills, Sydney Borowy had six kills and Sophia Anghilante had five kills.

Lauren Yacobucci had 36 assists, Sprecher and Kailey Snow had two aces apiece, and as a team, Magificat had 16 blocks, including four each by Ragon and Anghilante and three each by Yacobucci and Flanagan.

Sprecher and Snow led Magnificat with 12 digs apiece and Lindsey Murphy had 11.

Perrysburg, the Northern Lakes League co-champions along with Sylvania Northview, finishes 21-7. Magificat, 26-2, advanced to Saturday’s state championship to take on Cincinnati Ursuline (24-3).