Carrollwood Day (18-7) at Clearwater Central Catholic (18-5)
This is the best quarterfinal matchup among area teams. Both are ranked in the top 10 in Class 3A (Carrollwood Day No. 10, CCC No. 3) by MaxPreps. The Marauders swept their only meeting in two games (25-15, 25-21) at a tournament three weeks ago. Gia Padilla, a senior, leads the Patriots in kills (346) while junior Jessie Golden leads in digs (349) and aces (29). The Marauders’ Victoria Henley, a junior, is tops among the team in assists (726), digs (194) and aces (46) while sophomore Brooke Green leads in kills (184) and blocks (48).
Northside Christian (9-8) at Bishop McLaughlin (21-2)
The Hurricanes, among the favorites to win a state title, are ranked first in 2A, second overall in the state and sixth nationally by MaxPreps.Their lineup is balanced with senior Audrey Koenig, an FSU commit, leading the team in kills (325) while fellow senior Adriana Lopez leads in digs (262) and freshman Naomi Chinchar leads in assists (590). The Mustangs lineup is equally balanced with senior Gabby Nestor leading in digs (255), junior Lexie Alstott leading in assists (214) and senior Emilia Harding leading in kills (177).