Concordia Lutheran has advanced to the IHSAA Class 3A state volleyball finals. The Cadets, 29-7, will play Indianapolis Brebeuf, 18-12, in the championship match at 3 p.m. Saturday at Ball State's Worthen Arena in Muncie.
Concordia beat top-ranked Mishawaka Marian 3-0 (25-23, 25-19, 25-22) in the Plymouth Semistate championship match last Saturday. Earlier Saturday, the Cadets beat No. 3 New Prairie 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23) in the semifinals.
Tionna Williams, a 6-foot-2 junior middle blocker, led the Cadets with 45 kills and 13.5 blocks in the two matches. Williams recorded 28 kills and seven blocks against New Prairie and 17 kills and 6.5 blocks against Mishawaka Marian.
Other leaders statistically for the Cadets were juniors Rachel Kammeyer and Grace Miller. Kammeyer had 31 assists against New Prairie and 27 in the championship match. Miller recorded 74 digs in two matches, 41 in the semifinals and 33 in the finals.
Bellmont lost in the semifinals to Mishawaka Marian 3-1, winning only the second game 25-21. Marian won the other three games by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-14.
In other semistate action Saturday:
Carroll lost in the semifinals to top-ranked Carmel 25-15, 25-13 and 25-10 at Huntington North.
The Chargers were led by Kate Novack who was a co-leader in kills and assists with five and nine respectively. Matching Novack in kills was Jocie Bolinger and Emma Ruskaup matched her in assists.
Carroll finished the season 28-8.
Woodlan advanced to the championship match but lost in five games to Hammond Bishop Noll at Bremen. After Woodlan won the first game 25-21, Bishop Noll came back to win the next two, 25-20 and 25-23. The Warriors forced a fifth game by winning the fourth game 25-19. Noll won the fifth game 15-7.
Woodlan, 26-8, beat Southwood in the semifinals in three straight games, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-23.
Blackhawk Christian lost in the semifinals in four games to top-ranked Wes-Del at Caston. The Braves, 24-9, lost the first game 25-23 but came back to win the second 25-17. Wes-Del captured the next two games 25-12 and 25-18.