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Mountain View wins The View Boys Volleyball Invite

Mountain View (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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The View Boys Volleyball Invitational
Mar. 22-23: Marana High School

Played at Marana High School due to rain damage in the own gym, the Mountain View Mountain Lions went 6-0 to capture the championship of The View Boys Volleyball Invitational on Friday and Saturday. The Lions gave up an average of 12 points a set in the tournament, including a 25-13, 25-18 win over Catalina Foothills in the championship match Saturday afternoon.

The Falcons lost to Rincon/University 25-23, 25-16 during pool play on Friday but came back to beat the Rangers 25-17, 25-20 in the semifinal round on Saturday to set up the match with Mountain View. Catalina Foothills finished 4-2 and Rincon/University finished 5-1 thanks to a 25-18, 25-15 win over Pueblo in the third-place match.

Flowing Wells beat Marana 25-17, 17-25, 15-7 to win the final match of the Silver Bracket.

In the Gold Bracket final, Mountain View was led by Darean Schug (8 Assists), Elijah Elmer (5 Kills) and Caleb Crook (5 Blocks) while Catalina Foothills was led by Joseph Robinson (15 assists), Quinn Hudson (6 Kills) and Brad Greer (5 Kills).

The first Boys Volleyball Rankings will be released on Tuesday, March 26. Mountain View is 7-0 in power-ranking matches, Rincon/University is 5-0 and Catalina Foothills is 5-4. The Salpointe boys are 6-1 with a loss to Cienega (6-1). The Bobcats have a loss to Rincon/University.

Region finish does not guarantee a playoff spot in Boys Volleyball. Teams ranked 1-8 will earn a bid to the state tournament and teams ranked 9-24 will compete in the Conference Play-In Tournament, slated for May 2.

ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Cameron Fimbres, Pueblo
Jack Belobraydic, Sahuaro
Darean Schug, Mountain View
Caleb Crook, Mountain View
Elijah Elmer, Mountain View
Trevy Kelly, Mountain View
Manny Muse, Agua Fria
Izia Guevara, Agua Fria
Louie Rocha, Rincon/University
Samuel Hanna, Rincon/University
Brad Greer, Catalina Foothills
Jacob Lovendahl, Canyon Del Oro

Flowing Wells

RESULTS

Friday, Mar. 22
Pueblo over Buena (25-17, 25-14)
Agua Fria over Catalina (25-10, 25-18)
Catalina Foothills over Marana (25-19, 25-12)
Mountain View over Canyon del Oro (25-11, 25-1)
Rincon/UHS over Flowing Wells (25-14, 25-10)
Sahuaro over Sunnyside (25-10, 25-13)
Agua Fria over Canyon del Oro (25-18, 25-23)
Catalina Foothills over Flowing Wells (25-14, 25-23)
Pueblo over Sunnyside (25-18, 25-17)
Sahuaro over Buena (23-25, 25-16, 15-11)
Mountain View over Catalina (25-8, 25-12)
Rincon/UHS over Marana (25-14, 25-12)
Canyon del Oro over Catalina (25-10, 25-18)
Flowing Wells over Marana (25-22, 20-25, 15-11)
Buena over Sunnyside (18-25, 25-19, 15-9)
Mountain View over Agua Fria (25-11, 25-10)
Rincon/UHS over Catalina Foothills (25-23, 25-16)
Pueblo over Sahuaro (25-18, 25-15)

Saturday, Mar. 23

GOLD BRACKET
Rincon/UHS over Canyon del Oro (25-15, 25-9)
Catalina Foothills over Agua Fria (21-25, 25-19, 23-21)
Mountain View over Buena (25-16, 25-8)
Pueblo over Sahuaro (25-23, 25-17)
Catalina Foothills over Rincon/UHS (25-17, 25-20)
Mountain View over Pueblo (25-14, 25-10)
Canyon del Oro over Agua Fria (23-25, 25-17, 16-14)
Buena over Sahuaro (14-25, 25-22, 17-15)
Canyon del Oro over Buena (25-22, 25-16)
Rincon/UHS over Pueblo (25-18, 25-15)
Agua Fria over Sahuaro (25-23, 16-25, 15-11)
Mountain View over Catalina Foothills (25-13, 25-18)

SILVER BRACKET
Marana over Sunnyside (25-20, 25-10)
Flowing Wells over Catalina (25-14, 25-20)
Catalina over Sunnyside (25-22, 25-20)
Flowing Wells over Marana (25-17, 17-25, 15-7)

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