ONLINE EXTRA: PLAYOFF UPDATE: Women’s soccer bounced from playoffs in first round

By James Sargent
Photo by Ed Adams

The Pima Community College women’s soccer season came to an end Oct. 26 with a 4-1 loss to Chandler-Gilbert Community College.

Third-seeded Chandler-Gilbert beat sixth-seeded Pima in Chandler in the quarterfinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association Region 1 tournament.

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“The score doesn’t affect how well we played,” head coach Kendra Veliz said. “We got extremely unlucky at one point in the game and the breaks didn’t go our way. So I don’t think the score reflects how competitive the game actually was.”

The Aztecs’ final record was 7-10-1, including their only playoff game.

“I would have liked to have a winning season, but making the playoffs was one of our goals,” Veliz said. “Things just didn’t go our way and now we need to look towards next year.”

Freshman defender Dionae Avendano scored the lone goal for Pima, which came in the second half.

Despite the first round playoff exit, Veliz is confident for next season. PCC had 15 freshmen on its roster

“We had a lot of freshman so I hope that they learned what is to compete in this league and they can be ready for next year,” Veliz said about the possibilities for next season.

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