Here is the breakdown of the area teams playing in tonight’s region quarterfinals. The winners advance to Friday’s region semifinals.
Tonight’s area region quarterfinal matches
No. 7 Winter Haven All Saints (16-8) at No. 2 Keswick Christian (23-5), 7
The host Crusaders, ranked fourth in the class by MaxPreps, are trying to take the next step and reach the state semifinals after making it to the region final last season. They have plenty of momentum with wins in 23 of their last 25 matches. Since starting 10-7, the Saints have won six of their last seven matches, including three straight.
|Category||All Saints Academy||Keswick Christian|
|Kills||Addison Lenderman, 239||Camille Holloway, 379|
|Blocks||Madilyn Regan, 63||Camille Holloway, 32|
|Aces||Leah Robles, 64||Camille Holloway, 48|
|Digs||Aubree Hummel, 507||Candice Holloway, 225|
|Assists||Paige Lenderman, 363||Hannah Jantomaso, 707|
No. 4 Southwest Florida Christian (20-8) at No. 5 Hernando Christian (22-4), 6
The Lions, who went undefeated in 2A, District 9 play en route to winning the title, have won 16 straight matches, the longest streak in the area.
|Category||Southwest Florida Christian||Hernando Christian|
|Kills||Haylee Masiero, 216||Azadee Mottahedeh, 224|
|Blocks||Elianna Darby, 89||Kiley Graf, 122|
|Aces||Emily Martinez, 78||Payton Meyers, 72|
|Digs||Robinson Warden, 335||Payton Meyers, 458|
|Assists||Emily Martinez, 575||Mackenziee Graf, 555|
No. 8 Tampa Bay HEAT (11-13) at No. 1 Naples Seacrest Country Day (24-3), 7
The HEAT played a challenging schedule that paid off with a playoff berth. But tonight’s matchup is tough with a road trip to face the defending state champion.
|Category||Tampa Bay HEAT||Naples Seacrest Country Day|
|Kills||Emma Thomas, 169||Samantha Soderlund, 292|
|Blocks||Emma Thomas, 52||Klaudia Beach, 55|
|Aces||Hayden Grossman, 25||Milena Lopez, 53|
|Digs||Hayden Grossman, 156||Alexa Haley, 322|
|Assists||Hayden Grossman, 371||Milena Lopez, 821|