FC Tucson Women move to 3-0 after beating Las Vegas 1-0 on the road

Maddie Smith. (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

FC Tucson Women move to 3-0 on the year beating Atomic City FC 1-0 in Las Vegas Saturday night. The victory gives Tucson 9 points on the year with the Arizona Arsenal Soccer Club right behind with 6 points after defeating El Paso Surf 1-0 on the road.

SC del Sol (1-0) plays Las Vegas (0-2) Sunday night. Dating back to the 2019 season, FC Tucson Women is 16-0-1.

Former Catalina Foothills and current Pima forward Caitlyn Maher scored in the 39th minute off of a 40-yard pass from Haley Harris that she took up the side by herself for about 25 yards before scoring past the goalie on a double kick.

Unofficially, Tucson came away with nine shots to five for Las Vegas with former Salpointe keeper Maddie Smith coming away with game-saver in the final moments.

FC Tucson Women will travel to Mesa on Friday night to play Arizona Arsenal at 7 p.m. The match will be played at Bell Bank Park. The team will return home on Sunday, June 19 to face SC del Sol. This will be the toughest weekend for Tucson and it will start a three-match home stand.


Named one of “Arizona’s Heart & Sol” by KOLD and Casino del Sol, Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014, he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 and a 2019 AZ Education News recognition. He was 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 and his unique perspective can only be found here and on AZPreps365.com. Andy is a 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, became a member of the Sunnyside Los Mezquites Cross Country Hall of Fame in 2021 and he was a member of the Amphi COVID-19 Blue Ribbon Committee. He earned a Distinguished Service Award from Amphitheater and he was recognized by City Councilman Richard Fimbres. Contact Andy Morales at amoralesmytucson@yahoo.com

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