Scouting the IHSAA girls volleyball semistate matches

2011-10-28T18:00:00Z 2012-11-03T03:01:05Z Scouting the IHSAA girls volleyball semistate matches nwitimes.com
October 28, 2011 6:00 pm

Class 4A

Huntington North

Saturday

FW Carroll (26-8) vs. Penn (36-1), 10 a.m.

Munster (31-7) vs. Westfield (29-6), approx. 11:30 a.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Seymour Semistate in the state championship game at 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at Ball State University.

Favorite: Penn. Darkhorse: Munster.

Players to watch: MUNSTER -- Shannon Farrell, So., OH; Jamie Rogalski, Sr., S; Lauren Macadlo, Sr., OH; Caley Mintz, Sr., MH. WESTFIELD -- Alexis Mapes, Jr., S; Brooke Kranda, Jr., MH; Shelby Davis, Sr., L. PENN --- Annie Drews, Sr., OP; Kaitlyn Hickey, Sr., MH/OH; Natalie Meert, Sr., L; Emily Tavares, Sr., S. FW CARROLL -- Jenna Spadafora, Sr., S/OH; Charlotte Conser, So., OH; Rachel Weaver, Sr., OH.

Fast fact: Penn is the defending Class 4A state champion, a three-game winner over Muncie Central in 2010.

Directions: Take U.S. 30 east toward Fort Wayne. Turn right onto North Binkley Road. Turn left onto West Old Trail Road. The the first right onto Ind. 5 south. Turn right onto Macgahan Street, school will be on the right.

 

Class 3A

Plymouth

Andrean (31-5) vs. South Bend St. Joseph's (25-10), 10 a.m.

Fort Wayne Concordia (30-6) vs. Yorktown (34-2), approx. 11:30 a.m.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the winner of the Jasper Semistate in the state championship at 2 p.m. Nov. 5 at Ball State University.

Favorite: Yorktown. Darhkorse: Andrean.

Players to watch: ANDREAN -- Ana Nicksic, Sr., S; Taylor Mullen, Sr., OH; Shelby Stickler, Sr., OH; Lauren Stazinski, So, MH. S.B. ST. JOSEPH'S -- Katie Kecklinski, OH; Michelle Potter, S; Lauren Gillis, MH; Chelsea Suppinger, DS. FT. WAYNE CONCORDIA -- Allie Miller, Sr., DS; Marah Bradbury, Sr., S; Emily Hockemeyer, Sr., OH; Tionna Williams, Fr., MH. YORKTOWN -- Emily Wolfert, Sr., OH; Taylor Zwickl, So., S; Kelsey Barker, Sr., OH; Kati Vasalkis, Sr., L.

Fast fact: South Bend St. Joseph's won the first IHSAA state title in 1972.

Directions: Drive U.S. 30 east. Turn right onto Queen Road, continue onto Old U.S. 30. Turn Left onto Randolph Boulevard. Take the second right onto Big Red Drive. School will be on the right.

 

Class 2A

Bremen

Saturday

Wapahani (27-6) vs. Wheeler (27-10), 10 a.m.

Fort Wayne Bishop Luers (18-16) vs. Southwood (29-8), 11:30 a.m.

Championship, 4 p.m.

Advancement: Winner plays the Forest Park Semistate winner at noon Nov. 5 for the state championship.

Favorite: Wapahani. Darkhorse: Wheeler.

Players to watch: BISHOP LUERS -- Bailey Roe, Sr., S; Laura Welling, Sr., OH. WAPAHANI -- Lindi Thomas, So., OH. WHEELER -- Shannon Doyle, Jr.. OH; Whitney Maas, Sr., MH; Haley Plothow, Jr., OH; Natalie Roe, Jr., S.

Fast Fact: Wapahani ended Muncie Burris' 95-match postseason streak with an upset win in the opening round of the sectional.

Directions: Take U.S. 30 east to U.S. 31 north. Turn right onto U.S. 6 east. Turn right at Ind. 106. Turn right at Hope Boulevard. Turn right at W. Grant St.

 

Class A

Caston

Saturday

Fort Wayne Blackhawk (17-19) vs. Frontier (27-4), 10 a.m.

Wes-Del (29-7) vs. Washington Township (32-5), noon.

Championship, 6 p.m.

Advancement: Winners plays the Loogootee Semistate winner at 10 a.m. Nov. 5 for the state championship.

Favorite: Wes-Del. Darkhorse: Washington Township.

Players to watch: FRONTIER -- Megan Doyle, Sr., S; Kattie Lee, Jr., OH; Jesah Marlatt, Jr., MH; Jenna Sullivan, Jr., MH. WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP -- Vickie Flanders, Sr., OH; Caitlin Lembke, So., S; Kerry Uhrina, Sr., OH; Raegan Werner, Sr., S. WES-DEL -- Marisa Mathews, Sr., OH; Logan Millspaugh, Sr., S.

Fast Fact: No team in the field has won a semistate title.

Directions: Take U.S. 30 east to U.S. 31 south. Turn right on Ind. 25. Travel at least seven miles, and the school is on the left side of the road.

!~ By Times sportswriters Jim Hunsley and Hillary Smith

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