Volleyball: Region semifinal preview (Classes 4A-2A) — Oct. 27, 2023

Here is the breakdown of the area teams playing in tonight’s region semifinals. The winners advance to Tuesday’s region finals.

Tonight’s Area Region Semifinal Matches

Class 4A

Region 3
No. 4 Robinson (8-12) at No. 1 Academy of the Holy Names (16-11), 7

This is a rematch of last week’s 4A-10 district final that the Jaguars won via a sweep. That extended Academy of the Holy Names’ current win streak to five matches. The Jaguars have not dropped a set during that stretch. The Knights, meanwhile, have won two of their last three matches.

Stat leaders
CategoryRobinsonAcademy of the Holy Names
KillsEmmery Capra, 186Sophia Puleo, 265
BlocksAlexandra Clay, 17Heidi Crouse, 50
AcesHaidyn Spano, 36Avery Wehling 29
DigsHaidyn Spano, 305Rafaela Rodriguez, 271
AssistsKeira Logan, 358Caroline Arnold, 601

Class 3A

Region 3
No. 3 Berkeley Prep (19-6) at No. 2 Calvary Christian (24-4), 6

This is the fourth meeting between the teams. The host Warriors won the first one before the Buccaneers came back to win the last two, including a four-set victory in last week’s 3A-10 district title match. That snapped Calvary Christian’s 14-match win streak at home.

Stat leaders
CategoryBerkeley PrepCalvary Christian
KillsHannah Hankerson, 268Emarie Straw, 221
BlocksMaya Gray, 36Connore Siler-Nixon, 46
AcesHannah Hankerson, 45Taylor Parks, 39
DigsLily Hayes, 416Ava Bonin, 310
AssistsJenna Boggs, 485Taylor Parks, 510

No. 4 Sarasota Cardinal Mooney (21-7) at No. 1 Carrollwood Day (27-2), 7

The Patriots, who are ranked first in the class and second overall in the state by MaxPreps, enter on a 10-match win streak. The Cougars, winners of three straight matches, are capable of pulling off the upset. After all, they knocked off 2021 state champion Calvary Christian in last year’s region semifinals.

Stat leaders
CategoryCardinal MooneyCarrollwood Day
KillsRiley Greene, 275Lydia Chinchar 469
BlocksRiley Greene, 76Lydia Chinchar, 54
AcesRiley Greene, 54Naomi Chinchar, 36
DigsKatie Powers, 376Mattea Casale, 283
AssistsHelena Hebda, 422Naomi Chinchar, 778

Class 2A

Region 3

No. 6 Marco Island Academy (21-6) at No. 2 Keswick Christian (24-5), 7

The Crusaders, ranked fourth in the class by MaxPreps, are one step away from returning to the region final. To get there, they have to get past the Rays, who have won five of their past six matches.

Stat leaders
CategoryMarco Island AcademyKeswick Christian
KillsMedney Garraux, 356Camille Holloway, 394
BlocksRylee Howard, 42Camille Holloway, 33
AcesMadison Stolinas, 93Isabelle Brenes-laroche, 50
DigsSophia Ogdin, 241Candice Holloway, 239
AssistsMadison Stolinas, 696Hannah Jantomaso, 745