Tucson High School Sports

Volleyball Playoffs: Salpointe & Sahuaro survive first round


Bill Lang working with his team (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Bill Lang working with his team (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)


Salpointe and Sahuaro were the only Division II teams from Southern Arizona to make it past the first round.

The Lancers swept No. 13 Seton Catholic at home 25-8, 25-21 and 25-19. No. 4 Salpointe will host No. 12 Mesquite on Thursday night in the second round.

Mesquite upset No. 5 Ironwood Ridge 25-19, 25-22, 25-23 to set up the match at Salpointe.

The Nighthawks gave up six aces and collected four service errors in the first set alone to help set the tone for the match. Having difficulty scoring, the biggest lead for Ironwood Ridge came in the third set when the Nighthawks recorded a 19-17 lead.

The set was ultimately tied up at 23-23 but Mesquite scored the last two points for the win. The second set featured six ties and seven lead changes but Mesquite pulled away at the end.

Tucson lost to Flagstaff 25-19, 25-19 and 25-20 and Rincon/UHS lost to Millenium 25-12, 25-21 and 25-9.

No. 10 Sahuaro up set No.7 Prescott 18-25, 25-22, 25-18 and 25-21. The Cougars will not take a shot at Millenium.

Macy Kurtz.

Macy Kurtz.

Division II

First Round: Tuesday, Nov. 3
No. 4 Salpointe beat No. 13 Seton Catholic, 3-0
No. 5 Ironwood Ridge lost to No. 12 Mesquite, 3-0
No. 10 Sahuaro beat No. 7 Prescott, 3-1
No. 14 Tucson lost to No. 3 Flagstaff, 3-0
No. 15 Rincon/University lost to No. 2 Millennium, 3-0

Quarterfinals: Thursday, Nov. 5
No. 4 Salpointe hosts No. 12 Mesquite, 6:30 p.m.
No. 10 Sahuaro at No. 2 Millennium, 6:30 p.m.

Division III

First Round: Thursday, Nov. 5
Prescott Valley

No. 30 Safford vs. No. 3 Horizon Honors, 7 p.m.

Division IV

First Round: Thursday, Nov. 5
Prescott Valley

No. 4 Willcox vs. No. 13 Trivium Prep, 5 p.m.
No. 6 Desert Christian vs. 11 American Leadership, 1 p.m.
No. 9 Pueblo vs. 8 Glendale Prep, 1 p.m.
No. 14 Tombstone vs. No. 3 Pima, 5 p.m.
No 16 Walden Grove vs. No. 1 Thatcher, 5 p.m.

Division V

First Round: Friday, Nov. 6
Prescott Valley

No. 4 St. David vs. 13 The Gregory School, 10 a.m.
No. 5 Patagonia vs. 12 Fort Thomas, 8 a.m.
No. 6 Duncan vs. No. 11 Ash Fork, 8 a.m.
No. 14 Santa Cruz vs. No. 3 Tonopah Valley, 10 a.m.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and 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, on AZPreps365.com and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com



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