Queen Creek handed visiting Peoria its first loss of the year to advance to the Division III semifinals in a convincing 42-14 score which was not entirely representative of how lopsided the game unfolded.
No. 4-seed Gilbert needed four sets to defeat No. 13 Chaparral, but were able to hold off the visiting Firebirds, 25-13, 23-25, 25-18, 25-15 in the first round of the Division I volleyball state tournament on Tuesday at Gilbert High School.
Hamilton finished the season with a comfortable 31-0 road victory over Chandler district foe Perry on Friday night. The Huskies were in control from the opening kickoff and overmatched their hosts in nearly every facet.
Williams Field won its third consecutive game, 52-6, over visiting Surprise Shadow Ridge on Friday, and the Black Hawks' defense took a bulk of the credit as they allowed just two passing yards in the contest.
It took five sets, but Arcadia hung on to defeat visiting Queen Creek, 18-25, 25-11, 25-17, 21-25, 15-8. With the win, the No. 6-seeded Titans advance to the quarterfinals of the Division II volleyball state tournament.