Eric Mormon’s header with four minutes remaining in overtime helped No. 6 Campo Verde avoid a first-round upset and beat No. 11 Notre Dame, 3-2, on Wednesday night to advance to the quarterfinals of the Division II Boys State Soccer Tournament.
Briley Guarneri and Derek Anderson scored first-half goals for the Coyotes, matching the two goals scored by the Saints. The two teams played to a tie until Mormon’s header clinched the match.
The Coyotes catch a break again, as they will now host No. 14 Glendale Apollo on Saturday at 2 p.m. Notre Dame finished the season 13-6-2.
No 1 Brophy 3, No. 16 Tucson 0: The top-seeded Broncos controlled much of the play against a smaller, less-experienced Badgers squad that snuck into the final 16 with a win on the final day of the regular season. Only the senior-laden backline kept Tucson High (12-4-3) close. David Lane and Alex Broglia scored in the first half and Riggs Lennon added a third in the second half for Brophy (16-2), which hosts No. 8 Hamilton in a rematch of last year's state championship match.
No. 6 Gilbert 2, No. 11 Kofa 1: The Tigers (13-0-2) had a hard time dispatching the Kings (10-3-2), but did just enough to beat them and move on to face No. 3 Desert Vista on the road Saturday at 2 p.m.
No. 2 Corona del Sol 1, No. 15 Desert View 0: In a surprisingly low-scoring, close match, the Aztecs (12-4) were able to shut out and defeat the visiting Jaguars (12-3-4) by the slimmest of margins to earn the right to move on and host No. 10 San Luis in the quarterfinals.
No 8 Queen Creek 4, No. 9 Cactus Shadows 3: The Bulldogs (17-4) did just enough to outlast the Falcons (12-5-1) en route to a meeting at No. 1 Phoenix South Mountain in the Div. II quarterfinals.
No. 2 Greenway 2, No. 15 Tempe 1: In a game where regulation and overtime weren’t enough to decide it, the visiting Buffaloes gave the Demons (13-4-2) a scare, but came up short in the end, losing 5-4 in penalty kicks. Tempe finished the season 10-6-1.
No. 1 Coronado, No. 16 Thatcher: The Dons remained a perfect 18-0 on the year with their win over the Eagles. Coronado will face No. 9 Fountain Hills at home on Saturday at 2 p.m.
No. 9 Fountain Hills 2, No. 8 Seton Catholic 1 (OT): The Falcons (9-9-2) used an overtime goal to sneak past the Sentinels. Seton Catholic finished the year with a 9-7-1 overall record.
No. 5 Scottsdale Christian 6, No. 12 Horizon Honors 1: Zack Swain’s hat trick helped the Eagles defeat visiting-Horizon Honors (6-4-2) and advance to the quarterfinals. Cole Lenderink, Richard Barnes, Jacob Drenth each added goals for Scottsdale Christian, while Jacob Drenth, Richard Barnes, Charles Larson put the ball into the net for Horizon. Scottsdale Christian will visit No. 4 Williams Field in the next round.
No. 4 Williams Field 6, No. 13 Estrella Foothills 1: The visiting Wolves were outscored and outplayed by the Black Hawks, who flew away with the win. Next up for Williams Field is a home quarterfinals match on Saturday at 2 p.m. against No. 7 Palo Verde.