Desert View boys and CDO girls win Amphi Panther Soccer Invitational

Desert View (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)


The Desert View boys went 3-0 in pool play, outscoring opponents 17-0, and 2-0 in bracket play to win the Amphi Panther Soccer Invitational held this week at Amphitheater High School. The Jaguars beat Douglas 5-1 to win the championship on Saturday afternoon.

Jose Galaz put Desert View up 1-0 in the 27th minute, Edgar Leyva scored off a rebound in the 31st minute and Eduardo Cardenas scored in the 39th to give the Jaguars a 3-0 lead at the half. Elie Antillon cut the lead down to 3-1 in the 50th but Gerardo Vindiola scored off a header 20 seconds later and then Germain Neblina found the net in the 52nd to put Desert View up 5-1.

Desert View (5-0) will host Sunnyside (0-0) on Thursday, Dec. 1 to open up the regular season for the Sunnyside District rivals. Both program have new synthetic fields that are expanded in width to facilitate soccer.

Canyon del Oro (Andy Morales/AllSportsTucson)

The Canyon del Oro girls beat Sunnyside 9-1 in the championship match held later in the day with the Dorados avenging a 1-1 tie with the Blue Devils in pool play.

Finley Korn put CDO up 1-0 in the 13th minute and Elizabeth Walker scored in the 31st to put the Dorados up 2-0. Angelita Carlos scored on a penalty kick in the 37th to cut the CDO lead down to 2-1 but the second half was all Canyon del Oro.

Ava Hehli put CDO up 3-1 in the 42nd, Walker scored again in the 50th and Zoey Gist made it 5-1 in the 61st. Sarah Teruel made it 6-1 in the 65th, Lyric Brett made it 7-1 in the 71st and Brett scored again two minutes later to make it 8-1. Addison Crawford ended the match with a goal in the 75th to make it 9-1.

Canyon del Oro (4-0-1) will travel to play Mica Mountain (0-0) on Tuesday top open up the regular season and Sunnyside (3-1-1) will host Desert View (1-3) on Dec. 1. Sunnyside beat Desert View 2-0 in pool play action on Wednesday,


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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