MUNCIE, Ind. (WLFI) —Pioneer volleyball topped Loogootee in four sets, 3-1 (25-23, 27-29, 27-25, 25-22) to win the Class A state title on Saturday morning.
After splitting the first two sets, Pioneer won two straight sets to claim the victory. Set three featured 14 ties and five lead changes.
Haley Cripe added a team-high 22 kills for the Panthers. The match was won on a kill from Cripe. Olivia Brooke added 38 assists.
The Panthers logged their first state championship victory in program history with this win. Pioneer had previously been to the state finals in 2018, where it lost to Barr-Reeve in four sets.
Pioneer finishes its 2020 season at (29-3).