Salpointe over CDO 7-1; Both squads looking for high playoff seeds

First-year head coach Tricia Sztan celebrates a home run from Krista Martinez. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

Salpointe beat Canyon del Oro 7-1 Thursday night at home to remain perfect in the 4A Conference. The Lancers went undefeated at 8-0 to capture the 4A Kino Region title and the automatic playoff berth that comes with it but the program had a playoff spot secured weeks ago.

Salpointe is now 17-0 in power-ranking games with the highest Average Opponent Rating at 6.5540 prior to the game with the Dorados which means the Lancers are unbeaten against the most difficult schedule in the 4A Conference. Likewise, Canyon del Oro (15-2) is ranked No. 3 in the conference and the loss to Salpointe will help solidify a high ranking with the first round of the playoffs slated for Saturday, April 30…..



Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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