The Gators (9-2 overall) are seeded fifth and will play host to 12th-seeded Gilbert Mesquite at 4:30 p.m. at the Cavanaugh Family Courts just south across Meadowbrook Avenue from Petznick Field.
The winner will face the winner of a first-round match between No. 13 Chandler High and No. 4 Gilbert Perry on Wednesday (April 25). If it is Xavier vs. Chandler, the second round would be at Xavier. If it is Xavier vs. Perry, the contest would be at Perry.
The first-round Division I schedule . . .
No. 16 Chandler Hamilton at No. 1 Phoenix Sandra Day O’Connor, No. 9 Glendale Deer Valley at No. 8 Tucson Ironwood Ridge, No. 12 Gilbert Mesquite at No. 5 Xavier Prep, No. 13 Chandler High at No. 4 Gilbert Perry, No. 14 Glendale Mountain Ridge at No. 3 Goodyear Millennium, No. 11 Phoenix Arcadia at No. 6 Phoenix Sunnyslope, No. 10 Flagstaff Coconino at No. 7 Tempe Corona del Sol, No. 15 Surprise Valley Vista at No. 2 Tucson Salpointe Catholic.