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The Brandon Bean Soccer Classic Moves to Bracket Play

Tucson High beat Ironwood Ridge 1-0 to secure a spot in bracket play. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

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Sunnyside went 4-0 at the Brandon Bean Classic to earn the top seed in the quarterfinal round taking place Friday morning at Salpointe. Cienega enters bracket play as the 2-seed.

On the girl’s side, Salpointe is the top seed and Cienega is No. 2. The semifinal round is slated for Friday night at Salpointe and the two championship matches are set for Saturday night.

THE BRANDON BEAN

The Brandon Bean Classic 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 Lancer Laura Kea who died in an auto accident on her way to a soccer tournament.

POOL PLAY

BOYS
Group A: Flowing Wells, Sabino, Sahuarita, Salpointe, Sunnyside
Group B: Buena, Catalina Foothills, Douglas, Mountain View, Rincon/UHS
Group C: Ironwood Ridge, Sahuaro, Tucson, Vista Grande
Group D: Cienega, Empire, Pusch Ridge, Walden Grove

GIRLS
Group A: Sabino, Sahuarita, Salpointe, Sunnyside
Group B: Buena, Catalina Foothills, Mountain View, Rincon/UHS
Group C: Ironwood Ridge, Sahuaro, Tucson, Vista Grande
Group D: Cienega, Empire, Pusch Ridge, Walden Grove

MONDAY, DEC 2
Salpointe 11, Sabino 0 (B)
Salpointe 4, Sabino 0
Sunnyside 7, Sahuarita 0 (B)
Sahuarita 2, Sunnyside 0
Rincon/UHS 3, Mountain View 1 (B)
Rincon/UHS 2, Mountain View 2
Buena 3, Catalina Foothills 0 (B)
Catalina Foothills 2, Buena 0
Ironwood Ridge 4, Vista Grande 0 (B)
Ironwood Ridge 3, Vista Grande 0
Tucson 0, Sahuaro 0 (B)
Tucson 1, Sahuaro 1
Cienega 3, Walden Grove 2 (B)
Cienega 3, Walden Grove 1
Pusch Ridge 1, Empire 0 (B)
Empire 1, Pusch Ridge 0

TUESDAY, DEC 3
Salpointe 2, Flowing Wells 1 (B)
Salpointe 3, Sahuarita 0
Sunnyside 8, Sabino 0 (B)
Sabino 6, Sunnyside 0
Douglas 3, Buena 0 (B)
Mountain View 3, Buena 3
Mountain View 0, Catalina Foothills 0 (B)
Rincon/UHS 2, Catalina Foothills 1
Tucson 8, Vista Grande 0 (B)
Tucson 6, Vista Grande 0
Sahuaro 2, Ironwood Ridge 1 (B)
Sahuaro 0, Ironwood Ridge 0
Cienega 2, Empire 0 (B)
Cienega 8, Empire 0
Walden Grove 7, Pusch Ridge 0 (B)
Walden Grove 2, Pusch Ridge 1

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 4
Tucson 5, Ironwood Ridge 0 (B)
Sahuaro 5, Vista Grande 0 (B)
Sahuarita 3, Flowing Wells 1 (B)
Buena 3, Mountain View 0 (B)
Sabino 2, Sahuarita 1
Rincon/UHS 3, Douglas 2 (B)
Rincon/UHS 4, Buena 1
Cienega 5, Pusch Ridge 1 (B)
Catalina Foothills 2, Mountain View 0
Walden Grove 2, Empire 0 (B)
Salpointe 9, Sunnyside 0
Sunnyside 5, Salpointe 1 (B)

THURSDAY, DEC 5
Sahuarita 8, Sabino 0 (B)
Sunnyside 1, Flowing Wells 0 (B)
Douglas 3, Catalina Foothills 1 (B)
Rincon/UHS 1, Buena 0 (B)
Tucson 1, Ironwood Ridge 0
Flowing Wells 4, Sabino 1 (B)
Sahuaro 5, Vista Grande 0
Douglas 5, Mountain View 1 (B)
Cienega 6, Pusch Ridge 0
Salpointe 6, Sahuarita 0 (B)
Walden Grove 8, Empire 0
Catalina Foothills 4, Rincon/UHS 4 (B)

CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY

FRIDAY, DEC. 6

BOYS QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Sunnyside vs. No. 8 Walden Grove, 8:30 a.m.
No. 2 Cienega vs. No. 7 Sahuaro, 10 a.m.
No. 3 Rincon/UHS vs. No. 6 Salpointe, 11:30 a.m.
No. 4 Tucson vs. No. 5 Douglas, 1 p.m.

GIRLS QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Salpointe vs. No. 8 Sahuaro, 8:30 a.m.
No. 2 Cienega vs. No. 7 Sabino, 10 a.m.
No. 3 Tucson vs. No. 6 Walden Grove, 11:30 a.m.
No. 4 Rincon/UHS vs. No. 5 Catalina Foothills, 1 p.m.

SEMIFINAL ROUND
5 p.m./6:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, DEC. 7
Girls Championship: 4 p.m.
Boys Championship, 6 p.m.

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Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017, a 2019 AZ Education News award winner 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. Andy was named an Honorary Flowing Wells Caballero in 2019. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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