Volleyball Sectional Pairings Are Drawn This Morning; Tournament Begins Next Tuesday

INDIANAPOLIS (IHSAA) – With 397 teams entered along with 5,504 participants, initial matchups for the 44th Annual IHSAA Volleyball State Tournament were drawn this morning in Indianapolis.

At the 3A Sectional at Jasper and Southridge open tournament play on Thursday, October 24th. Jasper plays Washington at 6:30PM followed by Southridge and Vincennes Lincoln.

In the 2A Sectional at Wood Memorial, Forest Park plays Evansville Mater Dei on Thursday, October 22nd.

In the 1A Sectional, Northeast Dubois will open the five-teamer at Wood Memorial at 11:00AM on Saturday the 24th.

Sectional play begins across the state on Tuesday, October 20th, and continues through Saturday, October 24th at 64 sites across the four enrollment classifications.


Those sectional champions will advance to a one-match regional on the home court of one of the participating teams on Tuesday, Oct. 27, to be followed by a four‐team semi‐state on Saturday, Oct. 31. The four state championship matches at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena are scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 7.

The four top‐ranked teams in last week’s polls from the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association and IndianaPrepVolleyball.com headline this year’s field.
In Class A, No. 1 Lafayette Central Catholic will take  on Clinton Prairie in Sectional 54 opener at Frontier.

In Class 2A, top‐ranked Wes‐Del, which has moved up  after winning last year’s Class A state championship, drew Wapahani in Sectional 40 at Muncie Burris. In 3A, No. 1 Yorktown will meet Blackford in Sectional 24 at Delta. And  in Class 4A, top‐ranked Indianapolis Cathedral will host Lawrence Central in Sectional 10.

Providence, which won the last two Class 2A state championships and is now assigned to Class 3A, will meet  Brownstown Central in Sectional 30 at Charlestown. Fort Wayne Concordia Lutheran, last year’s Class 3A state champion  and now playing in Class 4A, will play Jay County in the Sectional 6 opening match at Fort Wayne South Side. And  Carmel, which won its first volleyball championship last year, will face off against Anderson in the Sectional 8 bye match  at Hamilton Southeastern.

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