For much of the fourth set it looked as if Barr-Reeve was going to win in blowout fashion. The Vikings scored 10 straight points to take a 14-4 lead and that lead would grow to 20-9. Lutheran, however, didn't quit. The Saints cut the lead to 23-20, but Barr-Reeve finished them off with the final two points of the night to win the semi-state championship.
"I felt we came out in set two and three really focused," DeCoursey said. "In set four we had them 20-9, but we couldn't get it closed, but I give a lot of credit to Lutheran, they're a heck of team. They kept us on our heels, they kept coming at us — excellent ball club."
Senior Jenna Knepp led the Vikings with 53 assists, which set up Hania Sisco with 24 kills and Tiara Kenney with 23 kills.
"Jenna is a great leader," DeCoursey said. "All of our seniors take charge on the floor.
The Vikings are back in the state championship for the first time since 2008 and will be looking for their first state championship in the program's history. They will face Lafayette Central Catholic (29-9) Saturday morning at 11 a.m. in Worthen Arena in Muncie.
"We're going go enjoy this tonight," DeCoursey said. "We'll get busy on Monday and do what we have to do."