Willcox survives first round of soccer playoffs



The first round of the Division V soccer playoffs took place Thursday and Willcox was the only team from Southern Arizona that survived the night.

The Cowboys defeated Desert Christian 3-1 while The Gregory School was blanked 3-0 by Lakeside Blue Ridge. On the girl’s side, Desert Christian lost to Chino Valley 4-3.

Carlos Figueroa put Willcox up 1-0 in the 18th minute and Gera Rivera scored on a penalty kick in the 25th minute. That goal proved to provide the winning margin but Morey Torres added another goal in the 41st minute.

Desert Christian scored in the 55th minute.

Willcox will play No. 1 Chino valley on Saturday in the quarterfinal round.


First Round
Thursday, Oct. 29

No. 8 Willcox 3, No. 9 Desert Christian 1
No. 6 Blue Ridge 3, No. 11 The Gregory School 0

Saturday, Oct. 31
No. 8 Willcox at No. 1 Chino Valley, 3 p.m.


First Round
Thursday, Oct. 29

No. 3 Chino Valley 4, No. 6 Desert Christian 3

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here, on and on the pages of the Vail Voice and the Tanque Verde Voice. Contact Andy Morales at



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