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. 8 Hudson (12-9) at No. 1 Academy of the Holy Names (15-11), 7
The defending state finalist Jaguars snapped a three-match losing streak by winning four straight matches, all via sweeps. The Cobras, despite losing in the 4A-9 district final, made the playoffs with an at-large berth.
|Category||Hudson||Academy of the Holy Names|
|Kills||Zoe Graham, 222||Sophia Puleo, 254|
|Blocks||Chloey Keen, 15||Heidi Crouse, 48|
|Aces||Chloey Keen, 62||Avery Wehling, 28|
|Digs||Isabella Colon, 431||Rafaela Rodriguez, 261|
|Assists||Chloey Keen, 269||Caroline Arnold, 564|
No. 5 Naples Aubrey Rogers (13-12) at No. 4 Robinson (7-12), 7
Though the Knights have a losing record, they have faced quality competition. And Robinson is getting better, as evidenced by its 4-4 record in its last eight matches. The Patriots had their three-match win streak snapped with a five-set loss to LaBelle in last week’s 4A-12 district final.
|Kills||Mariana Franco, 193||Emmery Capra, 175|
|Blocks||Nelinka Lambcke, 36||Alexandra Clay, 17|
|Aces||Julia Rook, 61||Haidyn Spano, 17|
|Digs||Mariana Franco, 259||Haidyn Spano, 291|
|Assists||Julia Rook, 667||Keira Logan, 329|
No. 6 Weeki Wachee (9-16) at No. 3 Lemon Bay (10-13), 7
The Hornets have turned things around, winning seven of their last 10 matches, culminating with their fourth straight district title. The Manta Rays got hot at the right time, sweeping its way to the 4A-11 district title last week.
|Category||Weeki Wachee||Lemon Bay|
|Kills||Marlee Schumacher, 212||Madeleine Googins, 130|
|Blocks||Jadyn Aponte, 34||Tori Medich, 26|
|Aces||Marlee Schumacher, 43||Allison Elkins, 34|
|Digs||Delanie Evans, 298||Madeleine Googins, 168|
|Assists||Isabel Shelby, 494||Lillyann Abbott, 275|