2A SOCCER: Desert Christian over Lourdes Catholic 3-2

Senior keeper Samuel Baker recorded six saves in the first half. (Andy Morales/


No. 7 Desert Christian beat No. 17 Lourdes Catholic 3-2 at home Tuesday night to set up a huge region match against No. 12 Benson (4-3 in power-ranking games, 3-0 in region play) on Saturday.

Desert Christian (7-2, 2-0) beat Benson 6-0 in a “Freedom” match on Sept. 12 and 2-0 during the Old Pueblo Classic on Sept. 29 but the match on Saturday will most likely be for the 2A South Region title with No. 9 The Gregory School (5-3, 2-2) and No. 13 Willcox (4-3, 2-2) both sitting with two region losses…


Kati Vidal. (Andy Morales/



Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and he 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 Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at


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