Brandon Bean Soccer Invitational
The Brandon Bean Invitational is held every year to honor a former Salpointe player who passed away in 1992 after an on-field collision at a soccer scrimmage. In addition, the tournament also honors former Salpointe girl’s player Laura Kea who died in an auto accident on her way to a soccer tournament.
The field consists of 16 teams with the first two days of pool play on Monday and Tuesday taking place at the various high schools. The last two days of pool play on Wednesday and Thursday will be held at Salpointe thanks to the addition of lighting on the track field. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place at Salpointe on Friday and the championship matches will be held Saturday night in Ed Doherty Stadium.
Monday, Nov. 26
Cienega 4, Walden Grove 0
Tucson 8, Empire 0
Catalina Foothills 6, Flowing Wells 1
Salpointe 2, Mountain View Marana 0
Sunnyside 1, Vista Grande 0
Buena 1, Canyon del Oro 0
Pusch Ridge 0, Sahuaro 0
Ironwood Ridge 1, Rincon/UHS 1
Douglas 4, Buena 2
Sunnyside 7, Vista Grande 0
Tucson 3, Empire 1
Flowing Wells 1, Catalina Foothills 0
Rincon/UHS 2, Ironwood Ridge 0
Salpointe 2, Mountain View 1
Cienega 3, Walden Grove 1
Pusch Ridge 2, Sahuaro 0
Tuesday, Nov. 27
Salpointe 9, Empire 0
Ironwood Ridge 1, Buena 0
Cienega 3, Flowing Wells 0 (B. Lourenco, H. Harris, A. Towel)
Tucson 0, Mountain View 0
Rincon/UHS 2 (G. Standifer/M. Thompson), Canyon del Oro 0
Walden Grove 1, Catalina Foothills 0
Sunnyside 1, Pusch Ridge 0
Sahuaro 5, Vista Grande 0
Salpointe 1, Empire 0
Ironwood Ridge 2, Buena 1
Cienega 2, Flowing Wells 1
Tucson 6, Mountain View 0
Rincon/UHS 3, Douglas 1
Catalina Foothills 2, Walden Grove 1
Sunnyside 6, Pusch Ridge 0
Sahuaro 3, Vista Grande 0
Wednesday, Nov. 28
Empire vs. Mountain View, Track 12:30 p.m.
Buena vs. Rincon/UHS, Stadium 2 p.m.
Canyon del Oro vs. Ironwood Ridge, Track 3:30 p.m.
Salpointe vs. Tucson, Stadium 5 p.m.
Empire vs. Mountain View, Stadium 12:30 p.m.
Buena vs. Rincon/UHS, Track 2 p.m.
Douglas vs. Ironwood Ridge, Stadium 3:30 p.m.
Salpointe vs. Tucson, Stadium 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 29
Pusch Ridge vs. Vista Grande, Stadium 12:30 p.m.
Flowing Wells vs. Walden Grove, Track 2 p.m.
Sahuaro vs. Sunnyside, Stadium 3:30 p.m.
Catalina Foothills vs. Cienega, Stadium 6:30 p.m.
Pusch Ridge vs. Vista Grande, Track 12:30 p.m.
Flowing Wells vs. Walden Grove, Stadium 2 p.m.
Sahuaro vs. Sunnyside, Track 3:30 p.m.
Catalina Foothills vs. Cienega, Stadium 5 p.m.
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 is the Southern Arizona voting member of the Ed Doherty Award, recognizing the top football player in Arizona, and he was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at AMoralesMyTucson@yahoo.com