Soccer Playoffs: Sam Wright and Lina Bracamonte combine for two goals to send Sahuarita to the quarterfinals; Play-In brackets released

Lina Bracamonte (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson.com)

No. 8 Sahuarita sophomore Lina Bracamonte picked up two goals and freshman Sam Wright collected two assists to lead the Mustangs past No. 9 Paradise Honors 2-1 Tuesday night to advance to the 3A quarterfinal round where the team will face No. 1 ALA Queen Creek at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15.

Sahuarita beat Paradise Honors 7-0 in the Play-In Tournament last year before beating Sabino 3-1 in the first round of the state playoffs. The Mustangs lost to top-seeded Yuma Catholic in the quarterfinals.

The first round on the boy’s side takes place Wednesday with No. 9 Sahuarita and No. 16 Catalina battling on the road.

The Play-In brackets for 4A, 5A and 6A were released on Tuesday and 17 teams from Southern Arizona made the cut.


No. 8 Sahuarita 2, No. 9 Paradise Honors 1


No. 16 Catalina at No. 1 Coronado, 6 p.m.
No. 9 Sahuarita at No. 8 Thatcher, 3 p.m.

No. 15 Sabino at No. 2 NW Christian, 5 p.m.


G Basketball Play-In Tournament (4A/5A/6A)
No. 23 Bradshaw Mountain at No. 10 Salpointe, 7 p.m.
No. 19 Palo Verde at No. 14 Rio Rico, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Catalina Foothills at No.16 Dysart, 7 p.m.
No. 24 South Mountain at No. 9 Flowing Wells, 7 p.m.
No. 22 Mountain View at No. 11 Cholla, 7 p.m.
No. 21 Nogales at No. 12 Rincon/UHS, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Sunnyside at No. 16 Willow Canyon, 7 p.m.
No. 18 Ironwood Ridge at No. 15 Agua Fria, 7 p.m.
No. 20 Empire at No. 13 Sunnyslope, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Mesa at No. 16 Tucson, 7 p.m.

B Wrestling Day One (DI/DII)

B Soccer Play-In Tournament (4A/5A)
No. 23 North Canyon at No. 10 Buena, 6 p.m.
No. 22 Cactus Shadows at No. 11 Nogales, 6 p.m.
No. 17 Kellis at No. 16 Mountain View, 6 p.m.
No. 18 Rincon/UHS at No. 15 Camelback, 6 p.m.
No. 19 Cienega at No. 14 Independence, 6 p.m.
No. 24 Casa Grande at No. 9 Walden Grove, 6 p.m.
No. 23 Mohave at No. 10 Catalina Foothills, 6 p.m.
No. 19 Thunderbird at No. 14 Sahuaro, 6 p.m.
No. 17 Amphitheater at No. 16 Palo Verde, 6 p.m.

G Soccer Play-In Tournament (4A/5A/6A)
No. 17 Tucson at No. 16 Corona del Sol, 6 p.m.
No. 23 Flowing Wells at No. 10 Ironwood Ridge, 6 p.m.
No. 21 Willow Canyon at No. 12 Mountain View, 4 p.m.
No. 20 Nogales at No. 13 Desert View, 6 p.m.
No. 17 Maricopa at No. 16 Marana, 6 p.m.


B Basketball Play-In Tournament (4A/5A/6A)
No. 17 Tucson at No. 16 Chaparral, 7 p.m.
No. 22 Williams Field at No. 11 Nogales, 7 p.m.
No. 20 Flowing Wells at No. 13 Ironwood Ridge, 7 p.m.
No. 18 Cholla at No. 15 Carl Hayden, 7 p.m.
No. 24 Mountain View at No. 9 McClintock, 7 p.m.
No. 17 Flagstaff at No. 16 Rio Rico, 7 p.m.
No. 21 Sahuaro at No. 12 Dysart, 7 p.m.

G Basketball Play-In Tournament (1A)
No. 16 Mohave Accelerated at No. 1 St. David, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Arete Prep at No. 6 Baboquivari, 7 p.m.
No. 9 Valley Union at No. 8 Williams, 7 p.m.
No. 12 Gregory School at No. 5 Ft. Thomas, 7 p.m.

G Wrestling Day One

B Wrestling Day One (DIII/DIV)
B Wrestling Day Two (DI/DII)


B Basketball Play-In Tournament (1A)
No. 13 Patagonia at No. 4 Gregory School, 7 p.m.
No. 11 Anthem Prep at No. 6 Baboquivari, 7 p.m.
No. 10 NFL Yet at No. 7 St. David, 7 p.m.

G Wrestling Day Two
B Wrestling Day Two (DIII/DIV)
B Soccer First Round (4A/5A/6A)
B Soccer Quarterfinals (3A)
G Soccer First Round (4A/5A/6A)

G Soccer Quarterfinals (3A)
No. 8 Sahuarita at No. 1 ALA Queen Creek, 2 p.m.


B Basketball First Round (4A)
G Basketball Play-In Tournament (2A)
G Basketball First Round (3A/5A/6A)
G Soccer Quarterfinals (4A/5A/6A)
G Soccer Semifinals (3A)


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. He was the first in Arizona to write about high school beach volleyball and high school girls wrestling. 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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