Volleyball: Class 2A region quarterfinal preview — Oct. 24, 2023

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

Region 3
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.

Stat leaders
CategoryAll Saints AcademyKeswick Christian
KillsAddison Lenderman, 239Camille Holloway, 379
BlocksMadilyn Regan, 63Camille Holloway, 32
AcesLeah Robles, 64Camille Holloway, 48
DigsAubree Hummel, 507Candice Holloway, 225
AssistsPaige Lenderman, 363Hannah 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.

Stat leaders
CategorySouthwest Florida ChristianHernando Christian
KillsHaylee Masiero, 216Azadee Mottahedeh, 224
BlocksElianna Darby, 89Kiley Graf, 122
AcesEmily Martinez, 78Payton Meyers, 72
DigsRobinson Warden, 335Payton Meyers, 458
AssistsEmily Martinez, 575Mackenziee 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.

Stat leaders
CategoryTampa Bay HEATNaples Seacrest Country Day
KillsEmma Thomas, 169Samantha Soderlund, 292
BlocksEmma Thomas, 52Klaudia Beach, 55
AcesHayden Grossman, 25Milena Lopez, 53
DigsHayden Grossman, 156Alexa Haley, 322
AssistsHayden Grossman, 371Milena Lopez, 821