Here is the breakdown of the area teams playing in tonight’s region quarterfinals. The winners advance to Saturday’s region semifinals.
Tonight’s Area Region Quarterfinal Matches
No. 7 Tavares (11-6) at No. 2 Wesley Chapel (19-5), 7
The Bulldogs had their four-match win streak snapped with a loss to Pine Ridge in last week’s 5A-7 district final. The defending state semifinalist Wildcats were dominant in winning the 5A-5 district title.
|Kills||Samantha Beatty, 264||Annabelle Grace Korta, 214|
|Blocks||Laila Ellis, 26||Emma Letourneau, 74|
|Aces||Samantha Beatty, 63||Annabelle Grace Korta, 44|
|Digs||Samantha Beatty, 177||Brooke Ashkenase, 345|
|Assists||Christienne Saducas, 429||Alana Carter, 414|
No. 6 River Ridge (22-6) at No. 3 Deltona Pine Ridge (20-5), 7
The Royal Knights, who reached the district final for the first time since 2015, continue their dream season on the road. The host Panthers got hot at the right time, winning three straight matches, the last two via sweeps.
|Category||River Ridge||Pine Ridge|
|Kills||Cassandra Kendall, 256||N/A|
|Blocks||Mailin Fletcher, 86||N/A|
|Aces||Madilyn Way, 49||N/A|
|Digs||Lauren Lambert, 284||N/A|
|Assists||Jenna Boggs, 456||N/A|
No. 8 Freedom (8-8) at No. 1 Naples Barron Collier (22-6), 7
The Patriots, who got back to .500 with their district title last week, have a tough task going on the road against the top seed Cougars.
|Kills||Addison Barno, 181||Aisha Keric, 347|
|Blocks||Liliana Palacios, 51||Sofia Locadia, 91|
|Aces||Addison Barno, 39||Ava Zehnder, 58|
|Digs||Isabella Paraiso, 233||Ashley Giraldo, 489|
|Assists||Liliana Palacios, 197||Ava Zehnder, 733|
No. 5 North Fort Myers (19-7) at No. 4 St. Petersburg (19-8), 7
The host Green Devils have cruised to sweeps in their last four matches. They get a better test tonight against the Red Knights, who had their three-match win streak snapped with a loss in last week’s 5A-11 district final.
|Category||North Fort Myers||St. Petersburg|
|Kills||Savannah Hughes, 163||Tate Keber, 185|
|Blocks||Ava Fields 33||Miley Moore, 64|
|Aces||Hailey Painter, 50||Tate Keber, 50|
|Digs||Presleigh Lucas, 199||Logan Draper, 278|
|Assists||Hailey Painter, 341||Sydney Applefield, 368|