Brandon Bean Soccer Invitational this week

Sydney Lenhart (Andy Morales/


Brandon Bean Soccer Invitational

The Brandon Bean Invitational 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 Salpointe girl’s player Laura Kea who died in an auto accident on her way to a soccer tournament.

The field consists of 16 teams with the first two days of pool play on Monday and Tuesday taking place at the various high schools. The last two days of pool play on Wednesday and Thursday will be held at Salpointe thanks to the addition of lighting on the track field. The quarterfinals and semifinals will take place at Salpointe on Friday and the championship matches will be held Saturday night in Ed Doherty Stadium.

NOTE: Salpointe football standout Colin Dreis is Brandon Bean’s nephew.


Monday, Nov. 26

Cienega 4, Walden Grove 0
Tucson 8, Empire 0
Catalina Foothills 6, Flowing Wells 1
Salpointe 2, Mountain View Marana 0
Sunnyside 1, Vista Grande 0
Buena 1, Canyon del Oro 0
Pusch Ridge 0, Sahuaro 0
Ironwood Ridge 1 (Bella Santavicca), Rincon/UHS 1 (Aerin McQuillen)

Douglas 4, Buena 2
Sunnyside 7, Vista Grande 0
Tucson 3, Empire 1
Flowing Wells 1, Catalina Foothills 0
Rincon/UHS 2, Ironwood Ridge 0
Salpointe 2, Mountain View 1
Cienega 3, Walden Grove 1
Pusch Ridge 2, Sahuaro 0

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Salpointe at Empire, 6 p.m.
Buena at Ironwood Ridge, 6 p.m.
Flowing Wells at Cienega, 6 p.m.
Tucson at Mountain View, 6 p.m.
Canyon del Oro at Rincon/UHS, 6 p.m.
Catalina Foothills at Walden Grove, 6 p.m.
Sunnyside at Pusch Ridge, 6 p.m.
Sahuaro at Vista Grande, 6 p.m.

Salpointe at Empire, 4:30 p.m.
Ironwood Ridge at Buena, 4:30 p.m.
Flowing Wells at Cienega, 4:30 p.m.
Tucson at Mountain View, 4:30 p.m.
Douglas at Rincon/UHS, 4:30 p.m.
Catalina Foothills at Walden Grove, 4:30 p.m.
Sunnyside at Pusch Ridge, 4:30 p.m.
Sahuaro at Vista Grande, 4:30 p.m.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and he was awarded the Ray McNally Award in 2017 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 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. Contact Andy Morales at


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