Tucson High School Sports

VOLLEYBALL: Tanque Verde battled back to beat Pusch Ridge 3-2

Ainsley Malis led all hitters with 20 kills. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Ainsley Malis led all hitters with 20 kills. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Tanque Verde survived a scare Monday night when Pusch Ridge took a 2-1 lead over the Hawks in an important 3A South Region match. The Hawks battled back, however, to win the match 3-2 to keep pace with Sabino for the region title.

Tanque Verde (12-1 in power matches, 7-1 in region) is ranked No. 7 in the 3A Conference (The rankings are updated daily) and Sabino (8-4, 7-0) is ranked 13th. Pusch Ridge (7-7, 5-4) came in ranked 20th.

The 3A playoffs will consist of 16 teams with the first three rounds taking place at Camelback High School in Phoenix. A win against Tanque Verde would have moved the Lions into a better position for the playoffs…..

STORY AT AZPreps365.com

1: Sahuaro
2: Ironwood Ridge
3: Canyon del Oro
4: Salpointe
5: Cienega
6: Rincon/University
7: Catalina Foothills
8. Mountain View
9. Sabino
10: Tanque Verde


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com



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