Two-set win sends St. Francis volleyball to state championship match

NORMAL– St. Francis' girls volleyball team made short work of Breese Central Friday night to move on to Saturday's Class 3A state championship match.

St. Francis won 25-20, 25-10 in a state semifinal at Redbird Arena.

The Spartans (38-3) will face LaSalle-Peru (35-3), a 25-18, 25-17 winner over Chicago-Payton in the other state semifinal, in the state championship match at 5:30 p.m. Saturday.

Mary Boken's nine kills led the Spartans, but Kamryn Malloy (six kills), Molly Haggerty (four kills) and Becca Shearer (four kills) also contributed to a balanced attack. Daniele Messa had 12 assists, Natalie Murison 10 assists, and Lisa Mordell tallied nine digs.