(10-25-21) Two Adams County girls volleyball teams, Bellmont and South Adams, will play at Huntington North this coming Saturday in the IHSAA 3A and 2A State Semi-State matches.
1. Huntington North
Class 2A | Andrean (30-5) vs. South Adams (28-8) | 1 pm ET / 12 pm CT
Class 3A | West Lafayette (27-2) vs. Bellmont (29-5) | Approx. 3 pm ET / 2 pm CT
Bellmont won the Norwell 3A Regional on Saturday reaching the regional final by beating Angola 21-25, 25-15, 25-12, 25-16 in the semifinal match and taking care of #4 NorthWood in the Regional Final . 25-13, 25-10, 25-6.
Bellmont was led by Meg Saalfrank in the final match who had 15 kills for the Braves, while Avery Ball, Jackie Sutter, Katelyn Rumschlag and Delaney Lawson each had seven. Mills and Saalfrank each had 2 aces, Paige Busick had 29 digs and Lauren Ross had 39 assists.
West Lafayette won the program’s second regional title and first since 1975.
The Red Devils beat New Prairie in the Kankakee Valley Regional final 25-23, 26-28, 25-23, 25-18 behind a combined 57 kills from Rachael Williams and Tori Woods along with 30 digs from Brinley Melchi.
West Lafayette advanced to the Regional Final by beating Culver Academy 25-22, 25-12,25-13 in the semifinal match.
Bellmont, just one match away from the State Finals, will face West Lafayette in the semi-state championship at Huntington North on Saturday.
At the Class 2A Elwood Community Regional: No. 10 South Adams (28-8) beat Rossville 25-19, 25-14, 25-18 in the semifinals and would go on to beat Madison-Grant 25-13, 25-17, 27-25 to claim the second regional title in school history. Carlie Sealscott led the South Adams attack with 15 kills
The Starfires will meet No. 1 Andrean (30-5) at semi-state.
Andrean beat Fairfield in the Class 2A Regional semifinal match at Bremen 25-21, 25-13, 18-25, 25-23 …then went on to defeat South Central 25-21, 25-14, 25-10 to win the regional title.
Andrean head coach Grant Bell told the Goshen News after the Fairfield match–
“I liked my team’s perseverance there at the end with the way they played. That’s a team that’s beat us the last two years at this stage, and we’ve always felt like we’ve been there fighting. … This year, we’ve had a target on our back, so it was nice to come in more relaxed because we wanted to beat them really badly with the rivalry we’ve unintentionally created over the last couple years.”