John F. Kennedy Catholic High School will be returning to the CHSAA state volleyball championship after beating Maria Regina, 25-15, 25-16, 25-9.
Julia Costa finished with 20 assists for Kennedy Catholic, which received six kills apiece from Kristen Quarless, Anna Cascapera, Grace Tompkins and Madison Troetti. Eileen Cooney and Olivia Frantzeskos contributed 10 and five digs, respectively.
Kennedy Catholic (22-0) will represent the archdiocese in the CHSAA state tournament in Buffalo Nov. 10. Last year, the Gaels finished 1-5 in pool play at the state tournament before losing to Kellenberg in the state semifinals.