No. 6 Canyon del Oro assistant coaches Taylor Lane played indoor for Amphitheater and beach for the University of Arizona and Summer Avery played indoor for Tucson and she retired from the pro beach circuit last year. First-year head coach Stuart Sherman played indoor under Heather Moore-Martin at Catalina.
The Dorados beat No. 11 Chandler Arizona College Prep 4-1 on Monday to advance to the quarterfinal round on Wednesday where the team will play at No. 3 Goodyear Estrella Foothills. This was the first playoff victory in program history. Estrella Foothills beat Canyon del Oro 3-2 on March 8.
No. 1 Salpointe, under head coach Moore-Martin, beat No. 16 Mesa Eastmark 5-0 and the Lancers will host No. 8 Fountain Hills on Wednesday at the Tucson Racquet Club.
MONDAY, APRIL 17
D-II BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
No. 1 Salpointe over No. 16 Mesa Eastmark, 5-0
1 SPC: Francesca Pieroni/Megan Muehlebach over Bella Jackson/Brooke Harwood (21-10, 21-11)
2 SPC: Jordan Faircloth/Rylen Bourguet over Brynlie Bond/Kayla Wheaton (21-0, 21-6)
3 SPC: Sophia Hernandez/Caroline Muehlebach over Kalley Cutchen/Olivia Pastor (21-4, 21-7)
4 SPC: Gabby Monge/Scarlett Isaacson over Riley Farnstrom/Isabel Lopez (21-3, 21-9)
5 SPC: Alyssa Robles/Kate Mobley over Paige Stephens/Gigi Brown (21-3, 21-5)
No. 6 Canyon del Oro over No. 11 Chandler AZ College Prep, 4-1
1 CDO: Kylie Strang/Abbey Garner over Audra Gorder/Maleah Manansala (21-14, 20-22, 15-12)
2 CDO: Alina Nunez/Madison Navarrete over Megan Padilla/ZiQing Kuang (21-15, 21-13)
3 CDO: Kendall Buckley/Iliana Coulter over Amira Russel/Brooke Baker (21-15, 21-13)
4 CDO: Kaydence Wren/Emma Brown over Elyssa Thompson/Christina Kuang (19-21, 21-17, 18-16)
5 ACP: Maria Helm/Darian Sapergia over Mikayla Martinez/Phoebe Knisley (22-20, 21-19)
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19
D-II BEACH VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 8 Fountain Hills at No. 1 Salpointe, 4:30 p.m.
No. 6 Canyon del Oro at No. 3 Goodyear Estrella Foothills, 4:30 p.m.
FRIDAY, APRIL 21
GIRLS/BOYS TEAM TENNIS PLAY-IN ROUND
MONDAY, APRIL 24
D-II BEACH VOLLEYBALL SEMIFINALS
TUESDAY, APRIL 25
GIRLS TEAM TENNIS FIRST ROUND
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
D-II BEACH VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
SOFTBALL/BASEBALL PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
BOYS TEAM TENNIS FIRST ROUND
FRIDAY, APRIL 28
SOFTBALL 1A FIRST ROUND
GIRLS/BOYS INDIVIDUAL TENNIS FIRST/SECOND ROUNDS
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
BASEBALL 1A/4A/5A/6A FIRST ROUND
SOFTBALL 2A/3A/4A/5A/6A FIRST ROUND
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