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Sandy Novak will coach again on Tuesday.

The Sahuaro boys volleyball head coach is retiring at the end of the season and that did not come Saturday as her 11th-seeded Cougars went on the road to Phoenix and upset #6 Northwest Christian 3-1.

Sahuaro (18-10) is appearing in the state tournament for a 19th consecutive season. 

Novak has led the Cougars to two state finals (2006 and 2009), winning the Division II title over Rincon-University in 2009.

Sahuaro beat Pueblo Thursday night 3-0 to hand Novak career victory number 672, the most combined wins (boys and girls) ever by a high school volleyball coach in Southern Arizona.

Sahuaro will face #3 seed Salpointe Catholic Tuesday in the state quarterfinals.

The Lancers took down Queen Creek in four sets.

Catalina Foothills also advanced to the quarterfinals with a 3-2 win over Sunrise Mountain.

Cienega is the top seed in Division II and the Bobcats beat Gilbert Mesquite 3-1 on Saturday.

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