VOLLEYBALL PLAYOFFS: Salpointe advances; Ironwood Ridge & Nogales finish in quarterfinals

Taylor Sarnoski (8) & Alanna Duarte. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

No. 3 Salpointe swept No. 6 Seton Catholic 25-21, 25-17 and 25-14 Thursday night at home to advance to the semifinal round of the 4A state playoffs for the third year in a row.

Salpointe (31-6) beat Greenway 3-1 last year to capture the first state championship from a Southern Arizona team in the “big school” category in 23 years and the Lancers seem poised to fight for another one this fall, but the team will have a huge hurdle in the semifinal round with No. 2 Cactus waiting for them….

GAME STORY AT AZPreps365.com


QUARTERFINALS: Thursday, Nov. 2
No. 1 Chaparral beat No. 9 Ironwood Ridge, 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-15)


QUARTERFINALS: Thursday, Nov. 2
No. 3 Salpointe beat No. 6 Seton Catholic, 3-0 (25-21, 25-17, 25-14)
No. 1 Cactus beat No. 8 Nogales, 3-1 (22-25, 25-9, 25-22, 25-21)

SEMIFINALS: Tuesday, Nov. 7
No. 3 Salpointe vs. No. 2 Cactus, 5 p.m. at Mountain Pointe


FIRST ROUND: Friday, Nov. 3 at Camelback
No. 9 Pusch Ridge vs. No. 8 Valley Christian, 3 p.m.
No. 12 Tanque Verde vs. No. 3 Safford, 9 a.m.


FIRST ROUND: Friday, Nov. 3 at Arcadia
No. 12 Benson vs. No. 5 Glendale Prep, 9 a.m.
No. 15 St. Augustine vs. No. 2 Horizon Honors, 1 p.m.


FIRST ROUND: Friday, Nov. 3 at North
No. 9 Gregory School vs. No. 8 Bowie/San Simon, 3 p.m.
No. 11 Rock Point vs. No. 6 St. David, 11 a.m.

QUARTERFINALS: Friday, Nov. 3 at North
Gregory School/Bowie/San Simon winner vs. Mogollon/Ft. Thomas winner, 7 p.m.

Peyton Lewis (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com





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