Volleyball: Class 5A region quarterfinal preview — Oct. 25, 2023

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

Region 2

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.

Stat leaders
CategoryTavaresWesley Chapel
KillsSamantha Beatty, 264Annabelle Grace Korta, 214
BlocksLaila Ellis, 26Emma Letourneau, 74
AcesSamantha Beatty, 63Annabelle Grace Korta, 44
DigsSamantha Beatty, 177Brooke Ashkenase, 345
AssistsChristienne Saducas, 429Alana 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.

Stat leaders
CategoryRiver RidgePine Ridge
KillsCassandra Kendall, 256N/A
BlocksMailin Fletcher, 86N/A
AcesMadilyn Way, 49N/A
DigsLauren Lambert, 284N/A
AssistsJenna Boggs, 456N/A

Region 3
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.

Stat leaders
CategoryFreedomBarron Collier
KillsAddison Barno, 181Aisha Keric, 347
BlocksLiliana Palacios, 51Sofia Locadia, 91
AcesAddison Barno, 39Ava Zehnder, 58
DigsIsabella Paraiso, 233Ashley Giraldo, 489
AssistsLiliana Palacios, 197Ava 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.

Stat leaders
CategoryNorth Fort MyersSt. Petersburg
KillsSavannah Hughes, 163Tate Keber, 185
BlocksAva Fields 33Miley Moore, 64
AcesHailey Painter, 50Tate Keber, 50
DigsPresleigh Lucas, 199Logan Draper, 278
AssistsHailey Painter, 341Sydney Applefield, 368