A wild flurry late allowed the Mesa boys soccer team to defeat Mountain Pointe, 2-1, on Thursday night.
After Mountain Pointe's Danny Meyer put the Pride ahead with 17 minutes left in regulation, Mesa's Brian Perea slipped behind the Pride defense on a pass from Carlos Ibarra, deked the goalie and tied the game with barely five minutes left. Less than 3 minutes later, Perea hit a shot that dipped in front of Mountain Pointe's goalie, bounced off him and into the goal for the Mesa victory.
Red Mountain 1, Trevor Browne 1: Fighting to a 1-1 draw, it was Red Mountain's second match in two days, and second against a highly-ranked opponent (Trevor Browne was No. 7 in power rankings as of Thursday). Despite leaving some chances on the field, the Lions salvaged the tie with an excellent one-touch effort by Carson Frost from 35 yards out with 30 seconds left in the first half.
Scottsdale Christian 1, Veritas Prep 0: SCA got the lone goal of the night from Cole Lenderink on an assist from Ryan McDowell for the Div. II win.
Arcadia 9, Camelback 0: The Titans extended their unbeaten streak in power rankings matches. Megan Hawkins tallied four first-half goals adding to her team-high season total of 28. Additional goals by Anika Carlson, Natalie Honan, and Maddy Schneider in the first 40 minutes lead to a 7-0 halftime lead. Senior Nicole Fisk netted her first goal of the season by heading in an Anna Workman corner kick before Carlson added her second goal.
Mesquite 54, Highland 45: The Wildcats jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in defeating Highland. The Hawks pulled to within two points in the fourth quarter before Mesquite put the game away. Zach Green led all scorers with 21 points for Mesquite, and Tre Myles added 11. Highland was led by Chip White with 14 points and Bryce Farabee added 10.
Saguaro 73, Seton Catholic 60
Scottsdale Christian 49, North Pointe Prep 32: A 12-5 fourth-quarter advantage for SCA helped put away North Pointe after the Eagles' 24-16 halftime lead. Anna Long led all scorers with 21 points for SCA, while Kendyll Hellestrae added 14 and Faith Gatling scored six.