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Soccer season/invitationals kickoff this week

November 27, 2017 by Les Willsey, AZPreps365


Soccer bulls its way into the winter mix of sports this week with invitationals the focus as November turns to December.

A list of tournaments that either begin and end this week or start late this week and continue through the following week from venues in the East Valley and Northeast Valley:

BOYS

HOPP/SOLIS CACTUS CUP

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Desert Ridge High School -- Teams competing: Combs, Coronado, Saguaro, Tempe, Marcos de Niza, Yuma Catholic, Queen Creek, Desert Ridge, Poston Butte, Williams Field, Skyline and Cibola.

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PRESEASON CLASSIC

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Benjamin Franklin -- Teams competing: Santa Cruz Valley, Chandler Prep, Benjamin Franklin, Parker, Saffor, Coolidge, Trivium, Thatcher.

COYOTE CLASSIC

Dec. 2-Dec. 9 at Campo Verde and Williams Field high schools -- Teams competing:  South Mountain, Desert Vista, Perry, Millennium, Notre Dame Prep, North Canyon, Corona del Sol, Highland, Gilbert, Mountain Pointe, Maricopa, Central, Campo Verde, Williams Field, Basha, Mesa, Chandler, Dobson, Westwood, Mesa Mtn. View.

GIRLS

HORIZON TOURNAMENT OF CHAMPIONS

Nov. 28-Dec. 2 at Horizon High School  --  Teams competing:  Cactus Shadows, Tolleson, Chaparral, Notre Dame Prep, Corona del Sol, Horizon, Boulder Creek, Desert Mountain

HOPP/SOLIS CACTUS CUP

Nov. 30 through Dec. 2 at Desert Ridge High School -- Teams competing:  Gila Ridge, Combs, Apache Junction, Seton, Desert Ridge, Maryvale, Poston Butte, Centennial, Basha, Dobson.

PHOENIX COUNTRY DAY DESERT CLASSIC

Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at Phoenix Country Day and Trivium Prep -- Teams competing: Santa Cruz Valley, Trivium Prep, Chandler Prep, Valley Christian, Thatcher, Phoenix Country Day, Desert Edge, Camelback.

COYOTE CLASSIC

Dec. 2-Dec. 9 at Campo Verde and Williams Field high schools -- Teams competing: Higley, Seton Catholic, Queen Creek,  Desert Vista, Desert Ridge, Williams Field, Corona del Sol, Highland, Gilbert, Mountain Pointe, Maricopa, Basha, Mesa, Chandler, Perry, Westwood, Red Mountain, Mesquite, Campo Verde, Mesa, Mtn. View.