Class 4-A Elkhart Memorial and Class 3-A Mishawaka Marian are still alive after winning regionals against Penn and West Lafayette, respectively.
Memorial stormed out to a a 2-0 lead on Penn in a hurry, winning the first two games 25-11, 25-11. The Lady Kingsmen rallied for a wild 32-30 win in game three, only for Memorial to slam the door with a 25-13 win in game four to earn its fifth regional title and first since 2009.
Marian had to travel all the way to Tippecanoe County to take on the Red Devils, but made quick work in a 25-16, 25-19, 25-11 scoreline to land its 11th regional title and second straight.
Elkhart Memorial (28-8) will look to Saturday’s Huntington North Semi-state semi-final against Fort Wayne Carroll (33-4), which beat Homestead in three straight Tuesday night. Opposite at Huntington will be Carmel and Valparaiso.
Top-ranked Mishawaka Marian (35-3) will meet No. 2 Fort Wayne Concordia (29-6) at the Twin Lakes Semi-state in the second game, following New Prairie and Bellmont. Concordia made the semi-state after a convincing 25-18, 25-11, 25-7 dismantling of 3-A perennial power Fairfield.
Three Rivers Conference powerhouse Southwood will play in the Class 2-A semi-state against Adams Central while Fort Wayne Blackhawk, which knocked off Triton Tuesday night in three games, will meet Pioneer in the Class 1-A semi-state.
The IHSAA Volleyball State Finals will take place Nov. 8 at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University.