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Posted Sep 6, 2013 by Nick Williams
Updated Sep 6, 2013 at 03:29 PM
TEAMS: Holy Names, Durant, East Lake, Robinson, Plant, Seffner Christian, Tampa Prep, Tampa Catholic.
WHEN/WHERE: Today, 4 p.m; Saturday 9 a.m. (championship 3:15 p.m.)/Academy of the Holy Names, 3319 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa.
NEED TO KNOW: This year’s field includes some of the top teams, and players, in Hillsborough County and two of the top four programs in the state in terms of most state championships, with Tampa Prep and Plant. Players to watch include Durant’s Lexi Thompson, who is committed to Ole Miss, Holy Names middle blocker Courtney Vogler, who is committed to North Carolina, and Holy Names setter Jennifer Aprile, who is committed to the University of Tampa. All matches are the best two of three sets. The deciding game will be to 15 points. Grouped in Pool A is Holy Names, Plant, Robinson and East Lake, while Pool B consists of Durant, Tampa Prep, Tampa Catholic and Seffner Christian. The first- and second-place teams from each pool advance to the championship bracket. Tampa Catholic is the defending champion.