Phantoms open conference<br>play with match at Ash Fork

The Grand Canyon High School soccer team will head to Ash Fork for its Class 1A-3A Region opener Saturday afternoon.

The Phantoms and Spartans are scheduled to play at 1 p.m., with a junior varsity match to follow at 3 p.m. Grand Canyon opened the season last week in the Round Valley Tournament.

The road trip continues next week for the Phantoms with trips to Sedona Red Rock on Sept. 14 and Camp Verde on Sept. 15. Grand Canyon will also play at Pinon on Sept. 21 before playing the first home match on Sept. 22 vs. Chino Valley.

The unusually high number of road games early in the season were arranged because of Grand Canyon High School's new soccer field. Turf was installed about a month ago and will not be ready to play on until the Sept. 22 home games.

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