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Heading to Garland for this weekend’s UIL volleyball state tournament at the Curtis Culwell Center?
Here are 10 players to keep an eye on:
Jillian Bergeson, Friendswood, Sr., 6-2, OH, Committed to Pepperdine
Neka Cuppetilli, New Braunfels, Jr., 6-1, MB, Committed to Baylor
Sarah Garfield, Holliday, Sr., 5-11, OH, Committed to Midwestern State
Megan Mollett, McKinney Boyd, Sr., 5-9, OH, Committed to Arkansas
Ebony Nwanebu, Lovejoy, Sr., 6-4, MB, Committed to USC
Blair O’Brien, … [visit site to read more]
Douglas opened its regional quarterfinal with a dominant showing in its first set against Cypress Bay in a regional quarterfinal volleyball match on Tuesday night.
Cypress Bay, however, rallied–taking the second set and carrying that momentum into the third.
But with six seniors logging plenty of minutes, Douglas was able to keep its composure, and weather Cypress Bay’s rallies. The ultimate result? A 25-14, 22-25, 27-25, 25-21 win for the Eagles.
Lightning coach Chris Guerra said there’s no doubt Douglas’ experience was one of the keys in the Eagles’ win.
“I have freshmen, sophomores, and juniors starting with two seniors,” said Guerra. Experience always plays a part, you try to look past that, but it always finds its way into the game. I only have a couple seniors starting, their whole lineup is seniors.”
More than that, that lineup is full of seniors who have played together for years. Here, Douglas’ Kirsten Kuhl talks about the Eagles’ big win and how knowing her teammates helps on the floor.
In recent seasons, Pompano Beach has emerged as one of Broward County’s top public-school volleyball programs. The Tornadoes have turned out several college prospects and put together deep post-season runs.
Veteran coach William Strachan is hoping Pompano can keep that streak going this year, and he’s hoping a strong finish to the regular season will help.
Strachan’s put together a tough week of competition for the Tornadoes as they prep for the District 16-5A tournament. Pompano started the week with a win over Taravella, played well in spurts in a tough loss to St. Andrew’s on Tuesday and will face St. Thomas Aquinas–a Class 7A state qualifier last year–on Thursday.
“We could have played other schools, but I wanted to schedule them at the end of the season because I knew they were going to be a good team,” said Strachan after his team’s four-game loss to St. Andrew’s. “I knew we had to start preparing for districts. I’d rather play a good team and lose than a poor team and win. I think this is what helps us prepare. We really have to see what we have to work on in practice.”
And what are the things Strachan would like to see Pompano improve on before districts?
“We have to get more disciplined on defense,” he said. “Our bread and butter is our ball control and there were times that collapsed.”
Two bright spots for Pompano (14-5) after Tuesday’s loss were Paige Alsten and Savannah Davis. Alsten had 14 blocks and 12 kills, while Davis–who has verbally committed to play sand volleyball at FIU–had 14 service points, nine kills and four blocks.