Beach Volleyball: Salpointe over Canyon del Oro 5-0

Salpointe’s Emma Hugeback and CDO’s Kylie Strang meet at the net. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

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Salpointe Catholic improved to 15-0 on the year after defeating Canyon del Oro 5-0 Monday in first round action of the Division II state playoffs held at the Tucson Racquet Club. Salpointe is the top seed in the D-II bracket and the Dorados battled into a No. 16 seed after winning four of their last six matches down the stretch.

Salpointe will host No. 9 Gilbert Christian (12-4) on Wednesday after the Knights defeated No. 8 Deer Valley 4-1 in a minor upset. The rest of the top six seeds advanced to the quarter final round. The semifinals are slated for April 25 at Casteel High School and the championship round will follow on April 27, also at Casteel…

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SALPOINTE 5, CANYON DEL ORO 0
1 (SAL) Emma Hugeback/Jalynn Ransom over Madison Navarrete/Kylie Strang (21-18, 21-11)
2 (SAL) Katelyn Hawkins/Genna Burns over Katelyn Hawkins/Genna Burns (21-10, 21-4)
3 (SAL) Rylen Bourguet/Megan Muehlebach over Macy Whatton/Alex Jacome (21-10, 21-5)
4 (SAL) Gabriella Monge/Scarlett Isaacson over Aileen Islas/Julia Cardy (21-9, 21-3)
5 (SAL) Jordan Faircloth/Alyssa Robles over Abbey Garner/Iliana Coulter (21-10, 15-21, 15-5)

SPRING STATE PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

MONDAY, APRIL 18

BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIRST ROUND
DI: No. 6 Gilbert over No. 11 Ironwood Ridge (5-0)
D-II: No. 1 Salpointe over No. 16 Canyon del Oro (5-0)

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20

D-II BEACH VOLLEYBALL QUARTERFINALS
No. 9 Gilbert Christian at No. 1 Salpointe, 4:30pm

TUESDAY, APRIL 26

GIRLS TEAM TENNIS FIRST ROUND

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27

BOYS TEAM TENNIS FIRST ROUND
4A-6A SOFTBALL PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT
4A-6A BASEBALL PLAY-IN TOURNAMENT

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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 [email protected]

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