Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


October 21, 2012

Orioles claim sectional

INDIANAPOLIS — The No. 4-ranked Avon volleyball squad knocked off No. 7 Perry Meridian in straight sets (25-21, 25-16, 25-21) on Saturday, claiming its 12th straight sectional title.

“They’re all different,” Avon coach Scott McQueen said. “They’re all different kids, they’re all different groups, even if it’s not a ton of changing. I’m pretty proud of this group’s improvement.”

The 2011 state runner-ups now look to start another streak, consecutive appearances in the state championship game. However, this time around they hope to claim a victory in the final game.

“For us, it’s another step,” McQueen said. “We’re proud, but we know it’s a seven step process and you can’t get to the seventh step without those first three steps. That was our goal this weekend and that’s where we’re at.”

It was truly an all-around effort Saturday night with different girls leading in different categories. That, and Avon’s ability to jump out to early leads, proved too much for Perry Meridian.

“It makes it real hard for teams to stay with us especially when we have more offense in the lineup and when we can handle the ball like we did,” McQueen said.

Beth Prince led the team with 18 kills and Emily Graves followed with seven. Rebekah Strange had 19 digs and Brooke Peters added 13.

“I thought we had a lot of kids really step up,” McQueen said. “Kennedy Wilson played great in the first game for being a freshman out there. Shelby Connors played amazing throughout the match. Obviously, Beth (Prince) had some really good swings and did a nice job, but between those two and Bekah and Brooke passing, I felt overall very well the whole match.”

Connors amassed 11 blocks on the night, followed by Kayla Springer who had five. Rachel Griffin also did her part at the net with 35 assists. That seemed to be the main struggle for Perry Meridian, getting past Avon’s front line.

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