This fall’s high school volleyball season features more crossover between conferences, public and private, which should only enhance an already strong level of play. Here are ten match-ups to see although there will be many more worth watching.

Bel Air at Bohemia Manor, Sept. 9, 5 p.m.

Bel Air didn’t face much of a challenge last fall in winning a second straight Upper Chesapeake Bay Athletic Association title. The Bobcats dropped just two sets and ran their conference win streak to 23. Bohemia Manor will attempt to stop that when the veteran teams collide in the first of two matches.

Arundel at Reservoir, Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m.

In one of the fall’s most anticipated crossover matches, Class 4A champion Arundel faces Class 3A champ Reservoir in a battle of preseason No. 1 vs. No. 2. Each team lost its big hitter from last season, but No. 1 Reservoir brings back more veterans. Arundel, however, has a tendency to reload quickly.

Howard at Reservoir, Sept.15, 5:30 p.m.

On its way to the state Class 3A championship, Reservoir lost only one match -- to Howard in a 26-24 fourth set. The Gators later avenged that with two 3-2 victories. They won the second regular season match to force a tie for the Howard County championship and then edged the Lions again in the state quarterfinals.

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River Hill at Glenelg, Sept. 15, 5:30 p.m.

In a battle of two teams trying to move up in the Howard County race, Class 2A state champion Glenelg aims for its first win over the Hawks since 2019. Both boast stellar setters and River Hill’s, Mackenzie Calhoun, transferred from Glenelg, where she had been the Gladiators’ top hitter.

Chapelgate Christian at Friends, Sept. 20, 5:30

Friends won its second straight Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference title over Garrison Forest last season. With the Grizzlies now in the B Conference, the Quakers will try to hold off Chapelgate, which they lost to early but swept in the tournament semifinal.

Annapolis Area Christian at St. John’s Catholic Prep, Sept. 21, 6 p.m.

In the IAAM B Conference last fall, Annapolis Area Christian won the regular-season meeting 3-2 but fell in the tournament semifinal to St. Mary’s. The Vikings then swept the Saints in the title match. Both move up and this should be one of the better matches in the A Conference.

Broadneck at Arundel, Sept. 29, 6 p.m.

The fiercest rivalry in volleyball over the past few years comes from Anne Arundel County where Arundel and Broadneck have battled to five games in their past four matches. They split last fall and did not meet in the state playoffs. Arundel edged the Bruins in the 2019 Class 4A state final for the first of its back-to-back titles.

Liberty at Century, Oct. 3, 6 p.m.

The Carroll County rivals played three times last season. Liberty swept the Knights early, but the Knights rebounded to win twice, 3-2. Century edged the Lions for the Class 2A West Region I title en route to the state final. This match could be crucial in a tight county race.

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Maryvale Prep at Archbishop Spalding, Oct. 13, 5:15 p.m.

Last fall, Maryvale swept through the IAAM A Conference without losing a set, winning the championship over Spalding, 25-17, 25-16, 25-16. The Lions have won four straight in the series. This match could be closer with both teams returning all but one starter.

Maryvale Prep at Arundel, Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

After the Lions won every set last season, coach Missy Little wanted to challenge her players with a few top public school opponents, including Class 4A state champion Arundel. Despite being so late, this could be one of the marquee matches of the season.