“Anybody can upset anybody. I’ve been upset a few times myself. You can’t take anyone lightly,’’ said Xavier coach Barb Chura, who led the team to an 11-3-2 record.
She has watched Mountain Pointe (11-8-3) play and knows the Pride “will be a challenge for us.’’
Xavier has earned a first-round home game at 6 p.m. and with a win will play at Petznick Field again on Feb. 3 at noon against either No. 9 Gilbert Highland or No. 8 Tucson Rincon University, which will meet in Tucson in another first-round game on Tuesday.
Xavier’s top players are goalkeeper Kinsey Ehmann, forward Abby Hubbard, midfielder/forward Mady Chait, midfielder Ololade Adebayo, forward/midfielder Kyla Ferry (leading scorer), and defender Nichole Hook.