Tucson High School Sports

Alex Parkhurst & Miranda Erro qualify for AAU Beach Junior Nationals

(Claire D’Amore Photo)

AAU Sand Volleyball Qualifier, Dec. 15: Canyon del Oro

Trinity Cavanaugh (Xavier) and Lexi Sweeney (Arcadia) beat Alex Parkhurst (Salpointe) and Miranda Erro (Walker Beach) 21-18 to capture the Gold Match of the first-ever AAU Junior Olympic Beach Volleyball qualifier held in Tucson on Saturday. Both pairs earned a bid to nationals.

The qualifier was held at Canyon del Oro and it was hosted by Desert Sand Volleyball. DSV is slated to host a New Years Tournament at Canyon del Oro on Jan. 3, 2019.

The AAU Beach Volleyball Junior Nationals will be played at Hermosa Beach from July 9-13, 2019.

POOL A
1 Trinity Cavanaugh/Lexi Sweeney 3-1
2 Summer McDonough/Madison Sundholm 3-1
3 Abby Russell/Canon Bongard 3-1
4 Sophie Mitchell/Karrera Nevins 0-4
5 Haley Bronson/Marlee Ferber 1-3

POOL B
1 Grace Cook/Matea Suan 3-1
2 Miranda Erro/Alex Parkhurst 4-0
3 Erin Myers/Kylee Brinkerhoff 2-2
4 Leyla Harris/Lauren Krawitz 0-4
5 Talyna Tisdale/Arianna Navarette 1-3

POOL C
1 Liz Melita/Analy Carbine 3-0
2 Tylar Garrett/Alana Rennie 2-1
3 Kamilah Checani/Krista Rowen 1-2
4 Daria Sukhareva/Julia Golichowski 0-3

FIRST ROUND
Erin Myers/Kylee Brinkerhoff over Kamilah Checani/Krista Rowen, 21-17
Tylar Garrett/Alana Rennie over Sophie Mitchell/Karrera Nevins, 21-8
Grace Cook/Matea Suan over Haley Bronson/Marlee Ferber, 21-8
Daria Sukhareva/Julia Golichowski over Abby Russell/Canon Bongard, 21-15
Liz Melita/Analy Carbine over Leyla Harris/Lauren Krawitz, 21-8
Summer McDonough/Madison Sundholm over Talyna Tisdale/Arianna Navarette, 21-6

SECOND ROUND
Trinity Cavanaugh/Lexi Sweeney over Erin Myers/Kylee Brinkerhoff, 22-20
Grace Cook/Matea Suan over Tylar Garrett/Alana Rennie, 23-21
Miranda Erro/Alex Parkhurst over Daria Sukhareva/Julia Golichowski, 21-8
Summer McDonough/Madison Sundholm over Liz Melita/Analy Carbine, 21-15

SEMIFINALS
Trinity Cavanaugh/Lexi Sweeney over Grace Cook/Matea Suan, 21-16
Miranda Erro/Alex Parkhurst over Summer McDonough/Madison Sundholm, 21-12

BRONZE GAME
Grace Cook/Matea Suan over Summer McDonough/Madison Sundholm, 21-12

GOLD GAME
Trinity Cavanaugh/Lexi Sweeney over Miranda Erro/Alex Parkhurst, 21-18

16U RESULTS

1: Canon Bongard & Sydney Broadway
2: Kamilah Checani and Hayley Carrington
3: Sophia Notaro and Margo Smith

(Ryan Call Photo)

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