Volleyball: Class 4A 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. 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.

Stat leaders
CategoryHudsonAcademy of the Holy Names
KillsZoe Graham, 222Sophia Puleo, 254
BlocksChloey Keen, 15Heidi Crouse, 48
AcesChloey Keen, 62Avery Wehling, 28
DigsIsabella Colon, 431Rafaela Rodriguez, 261
AssistsChloey Keen, 269Caroline 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.

Stat leaders
CategoryAubrey RogersRobinson
KillsMariana Franco, 193Emmery Capra, 175
BlocksNelinka Lambcke, 36Alexandra Clay, 17
AcesJulia Rook, 61Haidyn Spano, 17
DigsMariana Franco, 259Haidyn Spano, 291
AssistsJulia Rook, 667Keira 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.

Stat leaders
CategoryWeeki WacheeLemon Bay
KillsMarlee Schumacher, 212Madeleine Googins, 130
BlocksJadyn Aponte, 34Tori Medich, 26
AcesMarlee Schumacher, 43Allison Elkins, 34
DigsDelanie Evans, 298Madeleine Googins, 168
AssistsIsabel Shelby, 494Lillyann Abbott, 275