Strange finished the night with eight kills and four ace’s.
Down 2-0 in the match, Columbus East was lethargic in the third set. Avon built an 11-point lead at 17-6 and coasted to an easy victory.
Rachel Griffin led Avon from her setter position with 27 assists and Brooke Peters recorded 13 digs. Weddle finished with eight kills and Shelby Connors tallied five blocks.
Avon knocked off No. 6 Floyd Central in the early game 25-20, 25-22, and 25-16. Prince (13), Weddle (11) and Strange (10) led the team in kills. Griffin tallied 38 assists, Peters recorded 17 digs and Connors blocked six shots.
Avon (36-3) takes on No. 1 Carmel (37-1) for a state title in a rematch of last year’s Class 4A championship game. The Orioles took that contest in five sets.
“We thought this would be the possibility,” McQueen said. “We’re proud to be able to go back and will get ready for Carmel on Monday.”