A key block by Rachel Griffin put Avon up 20-19 in the final set, which was finished by successive points from Weddle and Beth Prince.
“We were ragged in the fourth set, but I thought our effort was good throughout,” McQueen said. “Heart goes a long way, and Martinsville has a lot of it, so I thought if we matched that, we’d be in good shape.”
Prince and Rebekah Strange led Avon in kills with 12 apiece, while Brooke Peters led in digs (21), Shelby Connors in blocks (four) and Griffin in assists (39).
Avon (31-3) will face North in Saturday’s second game at 12:30 p.m., which follows Brownsburg against Terre Haute South at 11.
“They’re a new team for us and they have some good players and good size,” McQueen said. “This was a big match for us and we’ll get ready for another battle on Saturday.”
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