Despite losing seven seniors from last year's state-champion squad, the Lions went against the Girls Greater Catholic League gauntlet this season including regional tournament wins over St.
Ursula and Mount Notre Dame , then secured their chance for back-to-back Division I titles after a , , state semifinal victory over previously-unbeaten Olentangy Liberty Friday afternoon at Wright State's Nutter Center.
I knew then, for us to come back on a team like that, I knew we would be big fighters. I think no one really expected us to be here, but the fight that we have has been great.
Friday was Olentangy Liberty's first-ever appearance in the state Final Four and the 15th for Ursuline. The Lions advance to the state title game for the 11th time in school history and the fifth time under Case. When we play in the regionals against MND, it's just crazy. There's pressure, there are so many people there right in your face because it's not a huge gym like this.
I told these guys that this is not as scary as what we see at regionals. Green, a sophomore, had eight of her match-high 13 kills in the first set, including a run of three straight that put Ursuline up for good at before a final.
In the second set, Ursuline played virtually error-free and Breissinger added three kills as the Lions ended the set with a stretch.
She's definitely a little more intense of a player than I expected, which I love. It's so nice to see an underclassman like that be confident in themselves and with the team. It's been great and it's been tough, but we're working together and it's going well.
But the Lions ended the final stanza on a run to cap off their 22nd straight-set victory of the season. You could see it on some faces that we started relaxing," Logan Case said. We come in the middle and we calm each other down and gradually work our way up point-by-point.
Ursula and Seton as the only Cincinnati-area teams to ever win consecutive state volleyball titles.