All matches at 7 p.m.
Class 6A, 4A semifinals
WHO: Tallahassee Chiles (20-8) at Buchholz (21-5)
WHAT: Region 1-6A
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Buchholz def. New Smyrna Beach 3-1 (25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 25-21); Chiles def. Crestview 3-1 (20-25, 26-24, 25-20, 25-23).
WHAT’S NEXT: Buchholz would host Ocala Forest or travel to Tallahassee Leon in Tuesday’s regional finals; Chiles would travel to either schools.
SERVICE POINTS: Host Bobcats, which won only state title in 2007, last reached regional semifinals in 2017 and state semifinals in 2012. A year ago, Buchholz went 10-12 and didn’t make the playoffs. Bailey Coleman is in her first season as Bobcats coach, and has two outstanding outsides in senior Kennedy Wade (336 kills) and sophomore Bri Anderson (332 kills), daughter of former Gator Neal Anderson. Chiles, which reached state 5A final in 2005, reached 8A regional semifinals in 2018 and 7A regional finals in 2014. Sophomore Anna Corry has a team-high 308 kills. Last time these two schools faced each other was in 2012 as members of District 1-7A, and since 2009 the Timberwolves are 0-7 against the Bobcats.
WHO: Panama City North Bay Haven Academy (20-7) at Santa Fe (18-9)
WHAT: Region 1-4A
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Santa Fe def. Jacksonville Bolles 3-0 (25-18, 25-11, 25-15); North Bay Haven def. Santa Rosa Beach South Walton 3-1 (16-25, 25-17, 25-22, 25-22).
SERVICE POINTS: This is the first meeting between the two schools. The host Raiders, which a year ago played in the Class 6A state final (school’s first state final in 42 years), have won five straight matches since returning from trip to Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona. The Raiders are led by sophomore Riley Tam (366 kills, 72 blocks), freshman Jalyn Stout (354 assists, 261 kills, 52 blocks, 266 digs, 36 aces), senior libero Ramsey Marshall (395 digs, 34 aces) and senior Amelia MacCallum (456 assists, 223 digs, 34 aces). The visiting Buccaneers won their first playoff match last week in eliminating South Walton. Senior Amaya Bazemore has a team-high 310 kills and 54 blocks. Junior Morgan Cox has 676 assists, 235 digs and 48 aces.
Class 1A regional finals
WHO: Branford (21-5) at Bell (27-1)
WHAT: Class 1A, Region 3
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Bell def. Hilliard 3-0 (25-11, 25-17, 25-19); Branford def. Lafayette 3-0.
WHAT’S NEXT: Winner will host Newberry or Williston in state semifinals on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.
SERVICE POINTS: The host Bulldogs are looking to return to 1A state final for the second straight season, and have won 12 straight matches coming into this regional final. This will be the fourth time these two schools have met this season, with Bell winning all four, including in the District 6 final. The Bulldogs are led by their outsides, senior Jilian Cassube (447 kills, 311 digs, 52 aces) and junior Taria Liles (389 kills, 276 digs, 104 aces), junior middle Maddy Sapp (245 kills, 98 blocks and sophomore setter Emma Hutto (897 assists, 223 digs, 57 aces). Branford’s last win over the Bulldogs came in 2017. The Buccaneers are led by junior Cera McElreath (244 kills, 240 digs, 264 assists, 71 aces), senior Lachelle Sikes (243 kills, 70 aces, 16 blocks) and junior Dara Cannon (279 assists, 131 digs, 38 aces).
WHO: Williston (14-10) at Newberry (16-12)
WHAT: Class 1A, Region 4
HOW THEY GOT HERE: Newberry def. Crescent City 3-0 (25-9, 25-8, 25-7); Williston def. Fort Meade 3-0 (25-11, 25-12, 25-8).
WHAT’S NEXT: Winner will travel to winner of Bell-Branford in state semifinals on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m.
SERVICE POINTS: This will be the fourth time these two schools have met this season, including the District 7 final. The host Panthers won all three previous meetings, and 10 of last 11 times. Newberry, which lost five of the six matches before district tournament, returned to 1A after spending previous two seasons in 5A. The Panthers reached the 1A state final in 2016, losing to Sneads 3-0 at Ocala West Port High. Newberry is led up front by junior Grace Oelrich (222 kills, 44 blocks), senior Kalen Bennett (147 kills, 202 digs, 26 aces), libero Abby Pace (484 digs, 55 aces), senior setter Rylee Coleman (507 assists, 141 digs, 28 aces) and junior Lily Haugh (59 aces, 147 digs). The Red Devils, which lost to Union County in the state semifinals in 2017, are looking to advance to program’s first state final. Williston has four players with at least 150 kills, led by freshman Karley Jerrels (170). Senior Riley Battle (164 kills, 273 digs, 71 aces), senior Destiny Gaines (158 kills, 29 blocks) and junior setter Hanna Geiger (461 assists, 163 digs, 32 aces) are also key contributors to Red Devils.