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Pasco volleyball: Region matches


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Class 7A-Region 2

WHO: Wiregrass Ranch (21-6) at Durant (27-0)

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: 4748 Cougar Pather, Plant City

NEED TO KNOW: Wiregrass Ranch lost Friday night in the district final to Steinbrenner so the Bulls will be on the road to take on unbeaten Durant in the region quarterfinal. Wiregrass is an experienced team led by senior Grace Olsen, who has a team-high 310 kills, Isah Deang, who has 345 digs and Courtney Rottum, who has 51 blocks.

Class 6A-Region 3

WHO: Hillsborough (14-7) at Mitchell (22-5)

WHEN: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: 2323 Little Road, Trinity

NEED TO KNOW: The Mustangs are healthy and also sporting their deepest team in years. Led by Daniele Green (272 kills, 270 digs) and Kayla Widera (157 kills, 54 blocks), Mitchell has won 18 straight and went undefeated in district play en route to a 6A-10 title. … The Terriers finished their season losing four of their last five matches.

Class 5A-Region 2

WHO: Anclote (21-7) at Brooksville Hernando (17-5)

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: Where: 700 Bell Ave., Brooksville

NEED TO KNOW: The Sharks are back in the playoffs and that’s thanks to their experienced play, especially from Aaliyah Anderson (238 kills), Marissa Niedermeyer (211 kills) and Mia Lockhart (210 kills). Anclote is looking to move past the region quarterfinals for the first time in program history, but will have to get past the Leopards Ali Bronson (101 kills).

WHO: Weeki Wachee (16-10) at Fivay (22-6)

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: 12115 Chicago Ave., Hudson

NEED TO KNOW: The Falcons beat the Hornets twice during the regular season, en route to the program’s first district title. Fivay is led by twin sisters Ashleigh and Briannah Nemetz, who have 234 and 223 kills, respectively. Courtney Costa has 340 digs, while Ashleigh has 61 blocks.

Class 3A-Region 2

WHO: Bishop McLaughlin (17-6) at Winter Haven All Saints’

WHEN: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

WHERE: 5001 Florida 540, Winter Haven

NEED TO KNOW: The Hurricanes have big aspirations to make the most of their postseason berth, but will have to get past the Saints first. Led by San Diego State commit, junior Alyssa Mathis, and senior Aileen Hnatiuk, Bishop has a good shot to get into the region semifinals, where they might find a rematch of district foe, Tampa Prep. The Saints are led by sophomore outside hitter Taylor Ashcraft.

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