By James Kelley
Photo by Ed Adams
The Pima Community College men’s soccer team fell short of a playoff bye but got the next best thing.
The third-seeded Aztecs (15-5) will open the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 1 tournament by hosting sixth-seeded Scottsdale Community College on Monday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals.
Pima split with the Fighting Artichokes during the regular season. Pima beat SCC 1-0 in Scottsdale on Sept. 18 but the Fighting Artichokes won 2-1 in Tucson on Oct. 16.
Quarterfinals: Monday, Oct. 25
Semifinals: Wednesday, Oct. 27 at higher seed
Championship: Saturday, Oct. 30 at higher seed