Soccer

SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Salpointe boys to play for state championship

Wolfgang Weber (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The Salpointe boys beat No. Saguaro 2-1 in overtime Tuesday night to advance to the 4A championship game set for Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against top-seeded Coronado.

Ranked third, the Lancers missed the state playoffs last year after the team dropped to 25th in the old Division II conference. The Lancers won back-to-back state championships in 2012 and 2013 and have won six overall under head coach Wolfgang Weber.

Southern Arizona State Boys Soccer Championships

Boys’ soccer championships began in 1983.

Salpointe (6)
1985: 5A (Wolfgang Weber)
1986: 5A (Wolfgang Weber)
1996: 5A (Wolfgang Weber)
2004: 5A (Wolfgang Weber)
2012: D-II (Wolfgang Weber)
2013: D-II (Wolfgang Weber)

Catalina Foothills (4)
2001: 4A (Julie Walters)
2006: 4A-I (Julie Walters)
2008: 4A-I (Julie Walters)
2011: 4A-I (Julie Walters)

Rincon/UHS (3)
1997: 4A (Roxanne Taylor)
1998: 4A (Roxanne Taylor)
2007: 4A-I (Roxanne Taylor)

Canyon del Oro (2)
2009: 4A-I (Josh Marshall)
2010: 4A-I (Josh Marshall)

Desert Christian (2)
1996: 1A-3A (Dave Defer)
1997: 1A-3A (John O’Hair)

Douglas (2)
2006: 4A-II (Ken Cormier)
2009: 4A-II (Ken Cormier)

Sabino (2)
1995: 4A (Ron Fox)
2005: 4A (Jon Pearlman)

Benson (1)
2006: 1A-3A (Jim Howe)

Mountain View (1)
2007: 5A-II (Mike Corbus)

Pueblo (1)
2016: D-IV (Francisco Urtuzuastegui)

Rio Rico (1)
2007: 4A-II (Dagoberto Lopez)

Sahuaro (1)
1988: 5A (James Bishop)

Tucson High (1)
2014: D-II (Ismael Arce)

PLAYOFF SCHEDULE

Tuesday, Feb 7

4A BOYS SEMIFINALS at Williams Field
No. 3 Salpointe 2, No. 2 Saguaro 1 (OT)

Wednesday, Feb. 8

4A GIRLS SEMIFINALS at Williams Field
No. 4 Salpointe vs. No. 1 Flagstaff, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9

3A BOYS SEMIFINALS at Williams Field
No. 15 Sahuarita vs. No. 11 NFL Yet, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10

5A GIRLS SEMIFINALS at Campo Verde
No. 4 Ironwood Ridge vs. No. 1 Chaparral, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

4A BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP at Williams Field
No. 3 Salpointe vs. No. 1 Coronado, 11:30 a.m.
(Streamed Live NFHS Network).

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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 and on AZPreps365.com. Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com

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