BRADENTON -- There is bump, set, spike.
Then there's the Coulter play.
It goes JoJo to Gabby to Haley, sort of the Tinker to Evers to Chance of Manatee's volleyball team, although there was no genetics linking the three Hall of Famers who anchored the infield during the glory days of the Chicago Cubs.
JoJo and Gabby are identical twins and freshmen. Haley is their older sister and a junior who has committed to play college volleyball at Tulsa.
And when JoJo passes to Gabby, who sets it up for one of Haley's booming kills, it goes down in the stat book as a Coulter play.
"It's just funny when all three of us touch the ball," Haley said.
Opponents may not agree. Coulters make up 50 percent of the starting lineup for the Hurricanes, who are enjoying their finest season in nearly a decade and host Palm Harbor University Tuesday night in a Class 8A-Region 2 semifinal.
A victory sends Manatee (21-5) to where it's never been before: The region finals.
"It's been really exciting," said JoJo, an outside hitter who had seven kills during Manatee's quarterfinal win last week over Tampa Wharton, the Canes' first in a regional tournament since 2007. "We know the team hasn't been this far in a while, so we want to keep going and look forward."
Volleyball is a way of life in the Coulter household. Their father, Chuck, was a professional beach player, and their mother, Lisa, played in college.
"Our whole family had always been playing, and it's been in our blood. And we've had the ability," said Gabby, a setter who had 15 assists against Wharton. "Ever since I can remember, I'd be at the beach, playing volleyball. We kept working at it."
By the age of 6, Gabby and JoJo were playing club volleyball under Ted Rigo, now a teacher at Manatee. This past summer, the twins, along with Hurricanes teammate and sophomore Grayson Hall, helped their Tampa Bay Volleyball Academy club team win AAU and USA Volleyball national titles in consecutive weeks.
This year, however, has been special now they get to play with Haley. The three girls haven't been teammates since they were little, and though they are all big contributors at the varsity level, Gabby and JoJo still look up to their big sister.
"We try to be like she is -- she is where we want to go," JoJo said. "She already has a scholarship."
Haley, who has 39 kills in Manatee's three postseason matches after totaling over 200 during the season, takes the example-setting seriously.
"They have an expectation and they have to fulfill it, and I'm not going to go easy on them," she said. "They're my sisters, so I'm going to push them because I know they can be the best that they could be. I just want them to succeed."
Haley can also do what few others can -- tell Gabby and JoJo apart. The identical twins decided to attend the other's class last year -- "We got caught," Gabby said -- and occasionally switch positions during practice.
"I'll become the setter, and (coaches) will be like, 'Your hands aren't on it today,'" JoJo said. "And (I said), 'Well, I'm JoJo.'"
They never play the prank during games, however, because volleyball is a serious business for the Coulters, a business much more fun now that all three are together.
"I think if I set a good standard, they're going to fulfill it, because they're goofy sometimes," Haley said. "So keeping them on the right track is good.
"My sisters are really good. ... It's made it better that they're here."