DON KETCHUM is a native of Phoenix. He was a sportswriter for The Arizona Republic/The Phoenix Gazette for nearly four decades. He covered high school sports on several occasions as well as the Arizona Diamondbacks, Arizona Cardinals and Arizona State sports. From 2008-14, he was a staff writer for, the web site of the Arizona Interscholastic Association.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Xavier, Pinnacle soccer go home with tie

Xavier Prep’s soccer team played its second overtime game in four days this week and battled host Phoenix Pinnacle to a 2-2 double-OT tie on Friday night (Jan. 13). The Gators had defeated host Chandler Hamilton 2-1 in OT and visiting Yuma Kofa 4-0 earlier in the week.
Senior Quiqui Hita earned Player of the Game honors for the Gators (7-2-2) by scoring both goals, one in each half. Sophomore Kyla Ferry and senior Madie Amavilah provided assists on those goals.
The Gators will have two home matches this coming week, on Tuesday (Jan. 17) against Chandler High and Thursday (Jan. 19) against Gilbert Perry.

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