No. 4 Rincon/UHS scored two early but No. 13 Corona del Sol scored two late – but no too late.
Down 2-1 in the 79th minute, a perfectly placed corner kick resulted in a perfectly timed header to force overtime where the Aztecs scored once more for the 3-2 win and a trip to the 6A quarterfinal round.
As mentioned before, Rincon (13-5-2) led early thanks to a goal from Jesse Gill (Biniyam Leta) in the third minute and another from Abdullahi Mohamed in the 10th but Josh Allison found the net in the 23rd minute to cut the lead in half…
SATURDAY, FEB 3
No. 2 Ironwood Ridge hosts No. 10 Apollo, 2 p.m.
No. 2 Salpointe hosts No. 7 Higley, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Catalina Foothills hosts No. 5 Cactus Shadows, 2 p.m.
No. 10 Tanque Verde at No. 2 Fountain Hills, 2 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 31
6A FIRST ROUND
No. 13 Corona del Sol 3, No. 4 Rincon/UHS 2 (OT)
No. 6 Sunnyside 1, No. 11 Desert Mountain 0
5A FIRST ROUND
No. 13 Flowing Wells 2, No. 4 Cienega 0
No. 10 Desert View over No. 7 Verrado, (0-0, 5-4 PK)
No. 1 Queen Greek 3, No. 16 Ironwood Ridge 0
4A FIRST ROUND
No. 4 Douglas 2, No. 13 Metro Tech 0
No. 8 Washington 3, No. 9 Catalina Foothills 4
No. 10 Salpointe 5, No. 7 Coronado 2
No. 3 Cortez 3, No. 14 Nogales 2
3A FIRST ROUND
No. 7 NFL Yet 3, No. 10 Empire 0
No. 12 Sabino 5, No. 5 American Leadership 0
SATURDAY, FEB. 3
No. 6 Sunnyside at No. 3 Chandler, 2 p.m.
No. 10 Desert View at No. 2 Independence, 2 p.m.
No. 13 Flowing Wells at No. 5 Chaparral, 2 p.m.
No. 4 Douglas hosts No. 5 Gila Ridge, 2 p.m.
No. 10 Salpointe at No. 2 Greenway, 2 p.m.
No. 12 Sabino at No. 4 Safford, 2 p.m.
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