Picture Gallery & Game Recap – Girls Quarterfinal Games
After three days of group play at the Arizona Soccer Showcase hosted by Hamilton High School, eight schools emerged out of twenty-four to advance to the knockout rounds.
On field #1, Sabino, one of two girls teams to go undefeated in group play, faced off against Highland who was the Tempe Diablos Classic runner-up. Highland controlled the majority of the game and a late comeback by Sabino wasn’t enough as time ran out. Highland wins, 3-2.
On field #2, Rosary and Bonita Vista were the two California teams to advance out of group play. Rosary won their group which proved to be the hardest group on the girls side. Bonita Vista advanced out of group play as one of the three wild card earners. Both teams went back and forth and looked as if overtime would be needed to decide the result, until a late goal by Rosary helped them defeat Bonita Vista, 1-0.
On field #3, it was a chance for Corona del Sol to enact some revenge against Desert Vista. In the Tempe Diablos Classic, Desert Vista knocked Corona out of the tournament courtesy of a 5-0 victory. Corona del Sol looked strong throughout the game but two quick goals by Desert Vista at the beginning of the second half ended Corona’s tournament run. Desert Vista 2, Corona 0.
On field #4, tournament hosts Hamilton were knocked out by Pinnacle. Hamilton was forced to play catch-up throughout the match and wasn’t able to find the right combination in front of the Pinnacle goal. Pinnacle advances with a 1-0 victory.
SF #1 – Highland (QF #1 Winner) vs Rosary (QF #2 Winner) 9:00am Field #3
SF #2 – Desert Vista (QF #3 Winner) vs Pinnacle (QF #4 Winner) 9:00am Field #4