Top Seeds Prepare To Host CIF Open Division Regional Championships

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The march to Santiago Canyon College and next Friday’s Open Division title match continued last night for eight teams. Here is a recap of that action.

SoCal Open Division Semifinal Results

No. 1 Torrey Pines def. No. 5 Redondo Union 25-18, 17-25, 25-16, 8-25, 18-16

No. 2 Mater Dei def. No. 3 Marymount 25-16, 15-25, 25-14, 10-25, 15-8 

It’s no surprise that the match between No. 5 Redondo and No. 1 Torrey Pines went to five sets, but what was interesting was how each set besides the last was an absolute blowout. In the fourth, Torrey Pines lost 8-25, and yet somehow was able to rally and win the fifth and the match.

This regional final will be a very interesting one to watch, so heat up your Thanksgiving leftovers and join us on FloVolleyball Saturday at 6 PM PT for match between No. 1 Torrey Pines and No. 2 Mater Dei. 

SoCal Open Division Semifinal Standout

Torrey Pines senior outside hitter Jaden Whitmarsh posted 16 kills and 16 digs. Her teammate junior setter/opposite Emily Fitzner recorded 16 kills, hitting .419, in addition to 24 assists in a five-set win over Redondo Union. 

NorCal Open Division Semifinal Results

No. 1 Archbishop Mitty def. No. 4 St. Ignatius 35-33, 24-26, 25-15, 25-23

No. 2 Marin Catholic def. No. 3 Turlock 25-21, 25-22, 23-25, 25-10

The first two sets of the semifinal between top-seeded Archbishop Mitty and No. 4 St. Ignatius went to extra points, with the opening game going all the way to 35-33 before a winner could be named. After losing the second, however, Mitty took firm hold of the momentum and won the third and fourth in relatively non-dramatic fashion.

Marin Catholic dispatched Turlock in four, putting an exclamation point on its advance to the regional championship with a 25-10 victory in the final set. 

Mitty will be going for its seventh-consecutive regional title on Saturday night. Tune in right here on FloVolleyball at 6 PM PT to watch it live.

NorCal Open Division Semifinal Standouts

Archbishop Mitty senior outside hitter Julia Devine had 19 kills and 12 digs in the four-set win over St. Ignatius. Her teammate senior opposite Kamrin Caoili posted 16 kills and seven digs. 

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Last Four Teams Standing Book Their Tickets To Kansas City

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On Saturday night, the eight remaining teams in the 2017 NCAA Division I women’s volleyball tournament faced off to determine which four would advance to the Final Four in Kansas City next week. 

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Adanna Rollins led Hebron High School to the 6A Texas state championship last year as a junior and was named the MVP of the tournament. This fall, Hebron, missing graduated setter and reigning Texas Gatorade Player of the Year Kylee McLaughlin, wasn’t expected to repeat, but with some inspired play from Rollins, they did just that.

Regional Hosts Survive Sweet 16 Tests

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Meet The 2017 Under Armour All-Americans: Ella May Powell

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The list of colleges Ella May Powell considered before making her commitment to Washington features some of the most decorated women’s volleyball programs in NCAA history: Stanford, UCLA, Florida, and Nebraska.

This Week's College Commits: 12/8/17

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A Texas high school state champion from the class of 2020 made her verbal commitment to Florida this week, Florida State added a 2021 libero from Walton High School in Georgia, and the beach programs of Missouri State and TCU celebrated the addition of talent to their 2019 teams.

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Meet The 2017 Under Armour All-Americans: Jonni Parker

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Miami East senior Jonni Parker led the 2017 Viking squad with 449 kills and 315 assists, but perhaps the most impressive line item on her stats sheet is the 153 aces; that mark ranks her fifth in state history for aces in a single season, according to the Ohio High School Athletic Association website.

Meet The 2017 Under Armour All-Americans: Ade’ Owokoniran

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To get an idea of what Ade’ Owokoniran’s contributions at the collegiate level might be like when she makes her debut at Duke next fall, think of Danielle Cuttino of Purdue. Like Cuttino, Owokoniran is a middle blocker with the skill and athleticism to play on the outside, while putting on a display of explosive power when in the middle.