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Salpointe Boys Volleyball Invitational moves to bracket play

April 5, 2019 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365


Cienega senior Terius Radford goes up for a kill against Tucson. (Andy Morales/AZPreps365.com)

Rincon/University and Salpointe Catholic went 3-0 in Pool Play at the Salpointe Boys Volleyball Invitational Friday to earn tops seeds in the Gold Bracket on Saturday morning.

At 11-0 in power-ranking matches, the Rangers are the top-ranked 5A team in Arizona and Salpointe (10-1) is ranked 5th. Cienega (9-1) is ranked No. 2 in the 5A Conference and the Bobcats fell to Rincon/UHS and Casteel in pool play to earn a 2 seed in bracket play.

Marana Mountain View (10-1) is ranked 3rd in 5A and the Mountain Lions will play Rincon/UHS in bracket play as a 2-seed.

Casteel (9-1) is ranked 6th in the 5A Conference and the Colts will play Agua Fria in the first round of the Silver Bracket. Tucson will take on Catalina Foothills in the other half of the Silver Bracket. Tucson (4-5) is ranked 20th in the 6A Conference, Catalina Foothills (6-5) is 20th in the 5A Conference and Agua Fria is 26th in 5A.

Region standings have no bearing on playoff berths. Teams ranked 1-8 will get an automatic berth to the state playoffs and teams 9-24 will earn a spot in the Conference Play-In Tournament, slated for May 2.

The Westwood Invitational Tournament and the Higley Invitational are the last two boys volleyball invitationals left and they are both scheduled for April 26-27.

 

POOL PLAY

 

Friday, April 5

Rincon/UHS over Cienega, 25-17, 25-17

Tucson over Casteel, 25-22, 20-25, 15-12

Rincon/UHS over Tucson, 25-20, 25-13

Casteel over Cienega, 25-14, 14-25, 15-12

Rincon/UHS over Casteel 25-19, 25-18

Cienega over Tucson, 25-19, 25-22

Mountain View over Agua Fria, 25-11, 25-13

Salpointe over Catalina Foothills, 25-18, 25-21

Mountain View over Catalina Foothills, 25-13, 25-13

Salpointe over Agua Fria, 25-7, 25-10

Catalina Foothills over Agua Fria, 25-23, 25-16

Salpointe over Mountain View, 28-29, 25-22, 15-12

 

BRACKET PLAY

 

Saturday, April 6

Rincon/UHS vs. Mountain View, 9 a.m.

Cienega vs. Salpointe, 9 a.m.

Casteel vs. Agua Fria, 9 a.m.

Tucson vs. Catalina Foothills, 9 a.m.