Two of the top volleyball teams in the Texas Class 4A will meet Tuesday in the season finale, and you can listen to the match on vypefortbend.com starting at 5:50 PM. The Fulshear Chargers, 37-3 and ranked 3rd in the state by MaxPreps behind Argyle and defending state champion Decatur, host the 33-10 and 17th-ranked Needville Lady Blue Jays.
Needville advanced all the way to the state final in 2018, and VYPE broadcasted their state championship match vs. Decatur live from Garland.
Fulshear has defeated Needville twice in 2019, Aug. 10 in tournament play and Oct. 4 in their first District 25-4A meeting, Needville's only district loss. The Lady Blue Jays can spoil Fulshear's perfect (11-0) district record, but Needville hasn't been able to win a game in either of the two teams' previous matches.
The UIL playoffs begin the week of Nov. 4-9, and vypefortbend.com will broadcast selected postseason matches featuring Fulshear and the Ridge Point Panthers, who advanced to the 2018 state championship match vs. Flower Mound. Ridge Point is 39-4 in 2019, ranked 6th in the state by MaxPreps, and has won 13 straight matches.
HOUSTON – In just a week the first UIL State Championship of the year will get underway with Team Tennis serving it up in College Station.
But who could get there?
The playoffs push into the Regional Semifinals starting on Thursday across the state with the Regional Final matches set for Friday morning.
VYPE went through each bracket, have provided the matchups, locations, times and some notes on who could get back to College Station.
In Class 6A here is the breakdown.
Abilene vs Lewisville Marcus (Rose Park Tennis Center – Thurs. 1 p.m.)
El Paso Coronado vs Southlake Carroll (Rose Park Tennis Center – Thurs. 1 p.m.)
Reg. Final – Friday at 9 a.m. at Rose Park Tennis Center
Allen vs The Woodlands (Mansfield HS – Thurs. 1 p.m.)
Plano West vs Round Rock Westwood (Lake Ridge HS – Thurs. 1 p.m.)
Reg. Final – Friday at 10 a.m. at Mansfield HS
Seven Lakes vs Clear Lake (Deer Park HS – Thurs. 8:30 a.m.)
Houston Memorial vs Deer Park (Deer Park HS – Thurs. 1:30 p.m.)
Reg. Final – Friday at 9 a.m. at Deer Park HS
Westlake vs Harlingen South (Northside Tennis Center – Thurs. 10 a.m.)
Lake Travis vs Laredo Alexander (Northside Tennis Center – Thurs. 10 a.m.)
Reg. Final - Friday at 10 a.m. at Northside Tennis Center
Houston Memorial has become a power program under Budd Booth's direction. The program won a state championship in 2017. Last year, Memorial fell just short to Round Rock Westwood in the 6A State Championship match. If the Mustangs make it through the next two rounds they will be making their 12th state tournament appearance in program history and for the 11th-straight season.
Lake Travis reached the state tournament last year but fell in the semifinals to Memorial. The Cavaliers are seeking their third-ever state tournament berth with a pair of wins this weekend.