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SOCCER PLAYOFFS: 5 teams advance to Semifinal Week

Salpointe standout Kalista Kakou battles Higley’s Elena Etchamendy. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

The day started out with ten teams from Southern Arizona battling in the various quarterfinal matches taking place in Tucson and around the state and it ended with five teams moving on to play in Semifinal Week.

The semifinals for the various conferences will take place from Tuesday, Feb. 6 to Friday, Feb. 9 with all championships, regardless of gender or classification, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 10.

Starting with the girls, No. 2 Ironwood Ridge got past No. 10 Apollo 4-0 at home to advance to the 5A semifinals scheduled for Thursday, Feb. at Campo Verde High School. The Nighthawks will face No. 3 Chaparral at 7 p.m….

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Lancer standout Isabella Almazan with Higley’s Zoe Reeves (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

GIRLS BRACKETS

SATURDAY, FEB 3

5A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge 4, No. 10 Apollo 0

4A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Salpointe 6, No. 7 Higley 0
No. 4 Catalina Foothills 3, No. 5 Cactus Shadows 0

3A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Fountain Hills 4, No. 10 Tanque Verde 1

Tatianna Lizarraga put Catalina Foothills up 1-0 in the first half. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

BOYS BRACKETS

SATURDAY, FEB. 3

6A QUARTERFINALS
No. 3 Chandler 2, No. 6 Sunnyside 1

5A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Independence 1, No. 10 Desert View 0
No. 5 Chaparral 4, No. 13 Flowing Wells 1

4A QUARTERFINALS
No. 5 Gila Ridge 2, No. 4 Douglas 1
No. 10 Salpointe 3, No. 2 Greenway 2 (OT)

3A QUARTERFINALS
No. 12 Sabino 4, No. 4 Safford 0

Ironwood Ridge senior Emma McCormick with Apollo’s Evelyn Paredes giving chase. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

SEMIFINAL WEEK

TUESDAY, FEB. 6

4A GIRLS SEMIFINALS at Williams Field
No. 2 Salpointe vs. No. 6 Prescott, 7 p.m.
No. 4 Catalina Foothills No. 1 Flagstaff, 5 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7

4A BOYS SEMIFINALS at Williams Field
No. 10 Salpointe vs. No. 3 Cortez, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEB. 8

5A GIRLS SEMIFINALS at Campo Verde
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge vs. Chaparral, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEB. 9

3A BOYS SEMIFINALS at Williams Field
No. 12 Sabino vs. No. 1 AZ College Prep, 5 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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