Tucson High School Sports

Soccer: Brandon Bean Championships Set

(Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

Sunnyside improved to 6-0 on the year after taking out Walden Grove in the quarterfinal round and Tucson in the semifinals held Friday at Salpointe. The Blue Devils will face Salpointe (5-1) in the championship match of the Brandon Bean Classic Saturday night at 6 p.m.

The Lancers beat Rincon/UHS and Cienega to reach the final. Sunnyside beat Salpointe 5-1 in pool play on Wednesday and Sunnyside is the defending 5A state champion and Salpointe won the 4A state title.

For the girls, Salpointe is 5-0 but the Lancers survived a difficult playoff day by beating Sahuaro in PKs 5-3 in the morning and then Catalina Foothills in PKs 4-2 in the second match to get to the championship. Cienega beat Sabino and Tucson to set up the final with the Lancers.

Salpointe and Cienega (5-0) will play in a power-ranking match on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The Lancers won their third state title in a row last year.

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 (AT SALPOINTE)
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 4, No. 8 Walden Grove 2
No. 2 Cienega over No. 7 Sahuaro 1-1 (PK 5-3)
No. 6 Salpointe 1, No. 3 Rincon/UHS 0
No. 4 Tucson 2, No. 5 Douglas 0

GIRLS QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Salpointe over No. 8 Sahuaro, 0-0 (PK 4-3)
No. 2 Cienega 3, No. 7 Sabino 0
No. 3 Tucson 3, No. 6 Walden Grove 0
No. 5 Catalina Foothills 1, No. 4 Rincon/UHS 0

BOYS SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Sunnyside 2, No. 3 Tucson 0
No. 6 Salpointe 4, No. 2 Cienega 0

GIRLS SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Salpointe over No. 5 Catalina Foothills, 1-1 (PK 4-2)
No. 2 Cienega 1, No. 3 Tucson 0

SATURDAY, DEC. 7

GIRLS CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Salpointe vs. No. 2 Cienega, 4 p.m.

BOYS CHAMPIONSHIP
No. 1 Sunnyside vs. No. 6 Salpointe, 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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