Mountain View outlasted Salpointe in 5 Sets; 3 Volleyball Conferences this Year

Aiden McPeak shoots past Talon Kohler. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


…..Mountain View moved to 2-0 on the year and Salpointe evened their record at 2-2. The first set of power rankings will be released on April 8 which gives teams some time to adjust but the programs will need to set their course without the benefit of invitationals. Mountain View and Salpointe host very competitive invitationals where teams can get more chemistry but invitationals are not allowed this year due to COVID concerns.

The Mountain Lions had no difficulty building leads in the match but the Lancers also showed something extra by erasing those leads to force five sets. Mountain View took the first set 25-19 in a very direct manner from early on but the teams battled to s 21-21 tie in the second set only to see Mountain View take what appeared to be a safe 24-22 lead. A couple of kills from Dylan Dreis from Zach Denton flipped the set and the Lancers closed it out with a 26-24 win to tie things up at 1-1…..



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner and he has been 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. 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019 and he is a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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