EVANSVILLE — “We just had to take our chances,” Blacha said. “We didn’t have time to mess around, so we just went at it to try and do whatever it took to win.”
Prior to Blacha’s last goal, Avon goalkeeper Kelsey Dossey kept the Orioles in front by sprinting back to the frame for a leaping, one-handed tip save after making a play on an East attacker.
Avon (17-2-3) will face Hoosier Crossroads Conference rival Fishers (16-2-3) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at IUPUI. The teams tied 1-1 at Avon on Sept. 11.
While attention will turn to that meeting soon enough, Avon players, coaches, fans, teachers and administrators relished Saturday’s accomplishments in the southwest corner of the state.
“At the beginning of the year, we knew we’d have two good teams here, but you couldn’t picture winning semi-state at the same time and having a chance to win a state championship the next week,” Nance said. “Both programs have had great seasons, and both are fighters.”