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Concordia advances to state volleyball finals

PLYMOUTH– Tionna Williams was playing like she was on a mission, and now she is taking the rest of the Concordia volleyball team with her – all the way to state.

The junior had two dominant performances Saturday and the result is a trip to the program’s first state championship match in a decade.

Williams and the Class 3A No. 6 Cadets saved their best for last with a three-game sweep of top-ranked Mishawaka Marian 25-23, 25-19, 25-22 in the championship match at Plymouth.

“I didn’t expect anything less,” said Williams, who committed toWisconsina month ago. “We came out and played our hearts out and laid it all on the line.

“This was our year. We said in the preseason that we were going to state this year.”

Williams had 17 kills and 10 digs in the title match and 28 kills and 14 digs in the semifinals.

“We knew they were the No. 1 team in the state, but we didn’t care about that,” Williams said about Marian. “We wanted to win.”

High School Sports Editor Greg Jones on prep sports.

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