St. Augustine over Desert Christian 3-0 to win 2A South Region

Arianna Navarette (10) helps lead St. Augustine to another region title. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)



No. 14 St. Augustine clinched the 2A South Region title thanks to a 3-0 win at No. 21 Desert Christian Thursday night. The region championship is the second in a row for the Wolves and it extended their win streak to 26 matches in region play dating back to Oct. 17, 2016.

As with any power, St. Augustine (22-4 overall, 12-0 in region) thrives on excellent coaching and a nucleus of players who have bonded together towards a singular goal.

“Most of our starters are back from last year and that experience has carried us to another successful year,” head coach Adilene Encinas said. “Serving has been one of our strengths this year and passing has also been key.”



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is the 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. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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