Here’s a look at some of the top high school volleyball matchups in the area tonight:
Cy-Fair at Memorial, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Bobcats (16-8) and coach Donna Benotti, who picked up her 700th career victory earlier this season against Katy Taylor, went 5-4 at the Texas Showdown at Smithson Valley High School, finishing with wins over East Central, La Vernia and Smithson Valley on the final day. They take on Memorial in the opener of newly aligned District 17-6A. The Mustangs (11-9) are coming off a tough go at Volleypalooza.
Klein Collins at Oak Ridge, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Woodlands defeated Oak Ridge when it mattered, rolling in straight sets in its district opener last week, but the War Eagles beat The Woodlands in two sets for third place at the Volleypalooza tourney and maintained their place ahead of The Woodlands in the TAVC state rankings. Oak Ridge (18-3) is fourth, The Woodlands fifth. Collins went 4-4 at the Leander tourney after beating Klein Forest in their 15-6A opener.
Caney Creek at Kingwood Park, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
K-Park (12-8) still is the top-ranked Houston-area 5A team in the Texas Association of Volleyball Coaches state rankings, checking in at No. 3 this week after going 5-3 at the Leander ISD Volleypalooza tournament, where it finished 10th. Caney Creek is 12-1 after defeating Onalaska to win the Trinity tourney championship.
Clear Springs at Ridge Point, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
The Chargers (13-6) went 5-3 at Volleypalooza, bouncing back from losses to Round Rock and New Braunfels on Day 2 with wins over Dripping Springs and Pearland to close the tournament. The Panthers (17-4) are coming off big wins over Kingwood and Klein last week, including a five-set thriller in their home opener with the Bearkats. Reagan Rutherford supplied 20 kills, 18 digs and 24 assists in that one.
Deer Park at Friendswood, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Friendswood (14-12), No. 19 in the TAVC 5A rankings, is heating up going into the final week of non-district play. The Mustangs went 6-0 and won the LCISD Battle of the Brazos tournament, beating George Ranch 25-21, 25-19 in the final. OH Ashlyn Svoboda was named tournament MVP and Tori Weatherley earned Most Valuable Setter. The Mustangs also beat Terry, East Bernard, Bush, Fulshear and Bellville.