Photo by Keith McCoy.
Ali Lowe (14) prepares to take a swing at a set from Kathryn Cather in last year’s Class 7A title match.
The Hoover Lady Buccaneers try to capture the Class 7A volleyball championship that just eluded them last season as the Elite Eight opens Wednesday.
Chris Camper’s team lost in the championship match to Mountain Brook. Both teams advanced from the North Super Regionals to return to Birmingham CrossPlex.
Matches begin at 8 a.m., but 7A play gets underway at 12:30 p.m.
The 7A schedule:
Hoover vs. McGil-Toolen at 12:30 and Murphy vs. Grissom at 12:30 p.m.
Winners meet at 3:30 in the quarterfinals.
Mountain Brook opens with Enterprise at 2 p.m. and Prattville plays Huntsville at 2 p.m.
Winners meet at 3:30.
The semifinals are at 5:30, which could be a Bucs-Spartans rematch.
The 7A championship is Thursday at 10 a.m.