St. David dropped the first two sets of the 1A state championship to Mogollon on Saturday but came back to capture the schools seventh state championship and second since 2013.
In 4A action, Salpointe and Canyon del Oro came up with a couple of big upsets to advance to the semifinal round on Tuesday at Mountain Pointe.
Ironwood Ridge and Sahuaro held serve and will move on to the 5A semifinal round on Tuesday at Tempe Marcos de Niza. Sahuaro will face off against Sunnyslope. Sunnyslope is one of only two teams to beat the Cougars this year.
SATURDAY NOV. 5
1A VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS at North High School
No. 5 St. David beat No. 1 St. Michael, 3-1
1A VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
NO. 5 St. David beat No. 2 Mogollon, 3-2 (19-25, 25-27, 25-20, 25-22, 15-6)
4A VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 6 Salpointe beat No. 3 Flagstaff, 3-1
No. 8 Canyon del Oro beat No. 1 Cactus Shadows, 3-1
5A VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Sahuaro beat No. 10 Liberty, 3-1
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge beat No. 5 Verrado, 3-0
TUESDAY NOV. 8
4A VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS at Mountain Pointe
No. 6 Salpointe vs. No. 2 Prescott, 5 p.m.
No. 8 Canyon del Oro vs. No. 4 Greenway, 6:30 p.m.
5A VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS at Marcos de Niza
No. 2 Sahuaro vs. No. 3 Sunnyslope, 5:15 p.m.
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge vs. No.1 Centennial, 7 p.m.
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