The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) released the draw for the 48th annual Girls Volleyball State Tournament on Sunday night via a live broadcast on the IHSAA Champions Network (www.ihsaatv.org). The state tournament will kick off with the sectional round, played at sixty-four sites around the state, on October 15-19. The sixty-four sectional winners will move on to the regional level on October 26, with the semi-state on November 2 and state finals on November 9. The volleyball state finals will again be played at Worthen Arena on the campus of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana.
Covenant will compete in Class 2A and in Sectional #42 hosted by Scecina Memorial HS. This is because of the two-year re-alignment done by the IHSAA. CCHS competed in Sectional #44 last year, falling to Western Boone HS in the first round, after winning a sectional title three years in a row (2015-17). The Lady Warriors will face T.C. Howe CHS in the semifinals on Saturday, October 19 at 11:00 am. On the other side of the bracket, the host Lady Crusaders of SMHS will battle with Irvington Preparatory Academy in the first round on Thursday, October 17. The SMHS/IPA winner will advance to take on Triton Central HS in the other semifinal. The Sectional #42 final will take place on October 19 at 7:00 pm.
The winner of Sectional #42 will move on to Regional #11 at Heritage Christian School. Regional #11 will include the sectional champions from Sectional #41 (Northeastern HS), Sectional #42 (Scecina Memorial HS), Sectional #43 (Sheridan HS), and Sectional #44 (Cloverdale HS).