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, December 7, 2019

Close, tough soccer match goes to Desert Vista

Two of the best high school girls soccer teams that Arizona has to offer met on Friday night (Dec. 6), and host Phoenix Desert Vista slipped past Xavier Prep 2-0.

Desert Vista was fourth in’s Super 10 preseason rankings and third on the 6A Conference list. Xavier was the No. 6 team in 6A.

Xavier (2-1) will play its next matches out of town, on Dec. 13 at Yuma Kofa and at the annual Excalibur tournament in Norco, Calif., on Dec. 26-27.

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