Posted On: 04/13/21 10:42 PM

The VHSL Playoffs kicked off Monday for Regionals for teams in the commonwealth. Dozens of team continue on their quest to capture the ever elusive state title. Some are consistent contenders and champions, many are upstarts trying to break through into the realm of the perennial elite programs. This year’s regional and state tournaments are different with only the regional champion advancing to the state championship round. This time of the year is one and done and with teams having the additional hurdle of Covid and quarantines, it’s a crazy year to battle through to make it to the state championship. Class 3 has some great teams and players to watch for the 2020-21 season.

The quarterfinals were played April 12 with top seeded George Mason and 2nd seeded Goochland sweeping their matchups. George Mason is stacked with upper classmen and had many contributors in their quarterfinal win over James Monroe. Seniors Olivia Pilson (Setter) had 6 aces for the Mustangs. Seniors Catherine Carroll (Pin Hitter), Middle Hitter Vanessa George, and Juniors Sydney Longer (Middle Hitter) and Katie Teague (Pin) all had great nights for the Mustangs as well. They move onto

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