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SOCCER PLAYOFFS: Ironwood Ridge, Salpointe, Catalina Foothills & Tanque Verde advance

Cienega outshot Queen Creek 22-9 but the Bobcats couldn’t find the net. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

It was a difficult night for most of the 12 teams from Southern Arizona on Tuesday night. Of those 12, only four survived to advance to the quarterfinal round to be played on Saturday:

Ironwood Ridge beat Willow Canyon 4-0 in 5A action, Salpointe beat Palo Verde 8-0 and Catalina Foothills beat Seton Catholic 6-0 in the 4A playoffs and Tanque Verde beat Northwest Christian 3-0 in 3A play.

The quarterfinal will be played Saturday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m. The complete schedule is below.

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The boys take center stage on Wednesday with 12 more teams representing Southern Arizona.

Amber Bender led the Bobcats to a No. 5 ranking. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

GIRLS BRACKETS

TUESDAY, JAN. 30

6A FIRST ROUND
No. 9 Highland 2, No. 8 Rincon/UHS 0

5A FIRST ROUND
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge 4, No. 15 Willow Canyon 0
No. 12 Queen Creek 1, No. 5 Cienega 0
No. 10 Apollo 2, No. 7 Marana 1
No. 6 Liberty 1, No. 11 Sahuaro 0
No. 3 Chaparral 5, No. 14 Mountain View 0

4A FIRST ROUND
No. 2 Salpointe 8, No. 15 Palo Verde 0
No. 4 Catalina Foothills 6, No. 13 Seton Catholic 0
No. 7 Higley 2, No. 10 Douglas 1

3A FIRST ROUND
No. 10 Tanque Verde 3, No. 7 NW Christian 0
No. 4 Scottsdale Prep 3, No. 13 Sabino 0

SATURDAY, FEB 3

5A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge hosts No. 10 Apollo, 2 p.m.

4A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Salpointe hosts No. 7 Higley, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Catalina Foothills hosts No. 5 Cactus Shadows, 2 p.m.

3A QUARTERFINALS
No. 10 Tanque Verde at No. 2 Fountain Hills, 2 p.m.

BOYS BRACKETS

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31

6A FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Rincon/UHS hosts No. 13 Corona del Sol, 6 p.m.
No. 6 Sunnyside hosts No. 11 Desert Mountain, 6 p.m.

5A FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Cienega hosts No. 13 Flowing Wells, 6 p.m.
No. 10 Desert View at No. 7 Verrado, 6 p.m.
No. 16 Ironwood Ridge at No. 1 Queen Greek, 6 p.m.

4A FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Douglas hosts No. 13 Metro Tech, 6 p.m.
No. 9 Catalina Foothills at No. 8 Washington, 6 p.m.
No. 10 Salpointe at No. 7 Coronado, 6 p.m.
No. 14 Nogales at No. 3 Cortez, 6 p.m.

3A FIRST ROUND
No. 10 Empire at No. 7 NFL Yet, 6 p.m.
No. 12 Sabino at No. 5 American Leadership, 6 p.m.

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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 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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