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Sahuaro wins The View Volleyball Invitational

April 1, 2018 by Andy Morales, AZPreps365


(Sahuaro team photo)

 

The View Volleyball Invitational

March 29-30: Mountain View

 

Top-ranked Mountain View hosted some of the highest-ranked 5A teams in the state this past Friday and Saturday at The View Volleyball Invitational including No. 6 Ironwood Ridge, No. 7 Salpointe, No.8 Sahuaro and No. 11 Pueblo.

Mountain View knocked off Pueblo and Salpointe in bracket play on Saturday to set up a championship match against Sahuaro. The Cougars took care of Casteel and Ironwood Ridge on their side of the bracket.

Sahuaro came out on top with a 2-1 (25-22, 18-25, 15-11) victory over Mountain View while Salpointe beat Ironwood Ridge to claim third place. 6A power Rincon/University outlasted Buena to claim the championship of the Silver Bracket.

Former Sahuaro basketball standout Chris Wharam was picked to replace longtime coach Sandy Novak after Novak retired last spring with the most combined wins in Southern Arizona with 673. Novak retired with a state championship and three runner-up finishes.

Wharam played basketball for another legend in former head coach Dick McConnell.

The Salpointe Lancer Volleyball Invitational is scheduled to take place from April 13-14. This will be the last sanctioned volleyball invitational from Southern Arizona of the season.

 

GOLD BRACKET

Mountain View over Pueblo

Salpointe over Canyon del Oro

Ironwood Ridge over Marana

Sahuaro over Casteel

Canyon del Oro over Pueblo

Casteel over Marana

Casteel over Canyon del Oro

Salpointe over Ironwood Ridge

Marana over Pueblo

Mountain View over Salpointe

Sahuaro over Ironwood Ridge

 

CHAMPIONSHIP

Sahuaro over Mountain View, 25-22, 18-25, 15-11

 

SILVER BRACKET

Rincon/UHS over Flowing Wells

Buena over Desert Edge

Flowing Wells over Desert Edge

Rincon/UHS over Buena