It was a difficult outing for the Nighthawks but the team played progressively more competitive in each set. While the first set got away from the Nighthawks early, the team battled back from a 20-12 deficit in the second set, cutting the lead down to 22-17 before giving up the final three points. The Saints kept a slim lead in the third set but pulled away from an 18-15 lead down the stretch for the 29-15 win….
TUSD Volleyball Invitational
Aug. 31-Sept. 1: Sabino High School
Friday, Aug. 31
Santa Rita vs. Buena, 9 a.m.
Cholla vs. Amphitheater, 9 a.m.
Catalina vs. Desert Christian, 9 a.m.
Tucson vs. Rio Rico, 9 a.m.
Nogales vs. Empire, 10 a.m.
Sabino vs. Rincon/UHS, 10 a.m.
Palo Verde vs. Sahuaro, 10 a.m.
Pueblo vs. Tanque Verde, 10 a.m.
Buena vs. Nogales, 11 a.m.
Rincon/UHS vs. Rio Rico, 11 a.m.
Cholla vs. Sahuaro, 11 a.m.
Desert Christian vs. Tanque Verde, 11 a.m.
Palo Verde vs. Amphitheater, Noon
Pueblo vs. Catalina, Noon
Empire vs. Santa Rita, Noon
Sabino vs. Tucson, Noon
Pueblo vs. Desert Christian, 1 p.m.
Buena vs. Empire, 1 p.m.
Cholla vs. Palo Verde, 1 p.m.
Rio Rico vs. Sabino, 1 p.m.
Santa Rita vs. Nogales, 2 p.m.
Tucson vs. Rincon/UHS, 2 p.m.
Sahuaro vs. Amphitheater, 2 p.m.
Catalina vs. Tanque Verde, 2 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 1
Bracket Play (8 a.m.-3 p.m.)
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