Did you know that Spruce Creek High School has a Boys Volleyball team? Probably not! Last night, the Spruce Creek Boys Volleyball team played a non-conference match last night against Lake Howell and won 3-1 (25-12, 23-25, 25-22, 25-12).
Spruce Creek also plays tonight (7pm) at home against Lake Mary.
Spruce Creek is the only high school in Volusia County that participates in Boys Varsity Volleyball, and their season lasts until the beginning of April.
Last Saturday, the New Smyrna Barracudas lost a tough match against Vanguard in the FHSAA 7A State Semifinals. Both teams played excellent volleyball, but Vanguard clawed its way to a win and a chance to play in the State Finals. This was a 5-set nail-biter: 22-25, 25-23, 12-25, 25-20, 21-19. New Smyrna had a great season, and should be proud of what they accomplished this Fall!
This weekend, FHSAA volleyball state finals are being played in Fort Myers (1A through 9A divisions). To see the brackets and results, click here.
It was a great night for New Smyrna Beach Varsity Volleyball! The Barracudas took down Sunlake in 3 sets: 25-13, 26-24, 25-15. In the first set, NSB came out hot and raced to a 9-0 lead before Sunlake was able to get some points on the board. The second set was a back-and-forth match, but ultimately, New Smyrna came out on top. After that battle, Sunlake lost its momentum, and the Lady Barracudas never gave up the lead in the final set.
New Smyrna Beach is headed to the 7A FHSAA State Semifinals this Saturday (11/10 at 2pm), and this is another home match for New Smyrna Beach. Their opponent is Vanguard from Ocala. Vanguard has 25-4 overall record, and is ranked 24th in the state. New Smryna is ranked #39 in the state, but in the 7A FHSAA division rankings, New Smyrna is ranked #1, and Vanguard is ranked #2.
Saturday is a big game for The Barracudas, and it should be a good one!
New Smyrna Beach High School volleyball has a home match on Tuesday, November 6 at 7pm. They play Sunlake from Land O’Lakes. The Sunlake Seahawks are 24-3 on the season and are 6-1 on Away games. New Smyrna is currently ranked 39th in the state of Florida, and Sunlake is ranked 69th. Both teams have only lost 1 set in the regional playoffs.
Whoever wins will move on to the State Semifinals. This is a home match for the New Smyrna Varsity girls, so be sure to go cheer them on to Florida’s 7A Final Four!
7A Regional Semifinals
New Smyrna Beach advances to the Regional Finals! They won in 4 sets: 25-15, 14-25, 25-21, 25-11. New Smyrna Beach will play their next match on Tuesday, 11/6.
9A Regional Semifinals
Spruce Creek battled against the #1-ranked team in the state and #17-ranked team in the nation: Oviedo. Ultimately, Oviedo came out on top in 4 sets: 25-18, 25-17, 23-25, 25-14. It was an incredible season for the Lady Hawks who ended up with 25 wins and 4 losses for 2018.
On Tuesday, 10/30, Volusia County has two high school teams playing away games in the Florida Regional Semifinals. Both teams have a chance to move forward in the playoffs and make it to their state class Regional Finals.
New Smyrna versus Lake Gibson (Lakeland) – 7A FHSAA Girls Volleyball
Tonight, the New Smyrna ladies travel to Lakeland to take on Lake Gibson. Lake Gibson finished first in District 6 and are ranked 91st in the state. New Smyrna is ranked 51st in the state and has an impressive 26 wins and 3 losses for the season. Winner of this match goes on to 7A Regional Finals.
Spruce Creek versus Oviedo (Longwood) – 9A FHSAA Girls Volleyball
The second match takes place in Oviedo. This match could easily be the 9A State Finals. #7-ranked Spruce Creek travels to Longwood to take on #1-ranked Oviedo. Spruce Creek has 25 wins and 3 losses, and Oviedo has a similar record with 24 wins and 4 losses. Winner will move on to the 9A Regional Finals.
7A FHSAA Girls Volleyball
New Smyrna Beach High School won their Regional Quarterfinal match against South Lake. The Barracudas won in 3 sets: 25-18, 25-15, 25-10. Their next match is on Tuesday, 10/30 against Lake Gibson.
Father Lopez lost a close 5-set match against Lake Gibson: 25-13, 25-22, 20-25, 21-25, 9-15.
9A FHSAA Girls Volleyball
DeLand lost their match against the #1 ranked team in the state: Oveido: 9-25, 15-25, 17-25.
Spruce Creek will get their opportunity to play Oveido next. The Lady Hawks won their match against a tough Lyman team: 22-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-19. The Regional Semifinal match will take place on Tuesday, 10/30.
There are 4 Volusia County varsity volleyball teams playing in the 2018 FHSAA Girls Volleyball State Championships. All 4 teams are playing in the Regional Quarterfinals this Wednesday (10/24).
9A Regional Quarterfinals
Spruce Creek is hosting Lyman from Longwood, FL. Lyman has an overall record of 21-6 and is currently ranked 13th in the state. Spruce Creek is ranked 12th in the state and has a 24-3 record. The match starts at 7pm on Wednesday (10/24) at Spruce Creek gym.
DeLand travels to Oviedo to take on the top-ranked team in the state. Oveido High School’s record is 23-4, and they are on a 9-game winning streak. The match starts at 7pm (Wednesday, 10/24).
7A Regional Quarterfinals
Father Lopez travels to Lakeland, FL on Wednesday (10/24) to take on Lake Gibson High School. Lake Gibson is 20-7 overall for the season, and is ranked 89th in the state.
New Smyrna has a home match against South Lake (Groveland, FL) on Wednesday (10/24) at 7pm. South Lake is 13-8 this season, and the Cudas are 25-3. Game starts at 7pm.
Last night, four teams battled for the chance to play in the 7A District 5 Finals.
- Father Lopez beat Mainland in 3 close sets: 25-21, 25-20, 25-23.
- New Smyrna beat Deltona in 3 sets: 25-16, 25-14, 25-10
The finals will be this Friday, at 7pm at New Smyrna Beach. New Smyrna won both of the conference games these two teams played this season, but Father Lopez is the only team in the District 5 to win a set off of New Smyrna.
This week is District Playoffs, so Varsity Volleyball is quickly coming to an end!
Last night’s Games
Atlantic High School played at Deltona but lost. Deltona moves on to their next match tomorrow night against New Smyrna Beach.
Mainland High School beat Pine Ridge in a 5-set marathon match: 25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 23-25, 15-6. Mainland moves on to play against Father Lopez on Tuesday night.
Tonight (10/16) – two Key Match-ups
Father Lopez (Home) versus Mainland at 6pm. Father Lopez has won their previous matches against Mainland High School during the season, but Mainland is coming off a big win which may propel them to their first victory against Father Lopez.
New Smyrna Beach versus Deltona at 7pm. Deltona has lost both matches against New Smyrna this season so pulling an upset may be difficult against a very tough New Smyrna team.
The teams who succeed tonight will play each other to win the 7A District 5 division.
9A District 1 Matches
On Wednesday, 10/17, DeLand will play against Mandarin at Spruce Creek at 5pm. At 7pm on Wednesday, Spruce Creek will play the winner of the Flagler Palm Coast/Sandalwood game. The winners of these matches will play on Friday, 10/19