By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ
The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (11-3-2) rebounded from a loss with two hard-fought victories.
The Aztecs won a defensive battle Oct. 14, defeating Cochise College 1-0 in Douglas.
Sophomore Rachel Ridlinghafer scored the game’s only goal in the 19th minute off an assist from freshman Precilla Gonzalez. Sophomore goalkeeper Angelica Gonzalez had five of her eight saves in the second half.
Pima mounted a rally on Oct. 11 to defeat Scottsdale Community College 2-1. Gonzalez finished the game with six saves.
The Aztecs trailed 1-0 after the first half but came back in the second half. After an own-goal tied the game, freshman Larissa Adams scored the game-winner with an assist from freshman midfielder Brandi Park.
Park was named ACCAC Conference Player of the Week for Oct. 6-12, after scoring one goal and registering two assists for the week. She also received player of the week honors earlier in the season, for Sept. 1-7.
The Aztecs lost 3-2 at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Oct. 9. The loss marked just the second time this season that Pima gave up three goals in a game. The last time was the first game of the season.
Sophomore Sarah Dunbar scored off an assist from freshman Devyn Hunley in the first half. Hunley netted a goal in the second half with an assist from freshman Callen Shelton.
On Oct. 7, the Aztecs scored four goals in the first half for a 4-1 win over Glendale Community College at Kino North. Four different Aztecs netted goals.
Sophomore Kathy Fisher scored midway through the first half with an assist from Shelton
Ridlinghafer headed in a goal in the 31st minute after a cross-pass from Park. Three minutes later, Park scored on a free kick to make it 3-0.
Freshman Erin Gall scored just before halftime with an assist from Adams.
The Aztecs had seven of their eight shots on goal during the first half.
An Oct. 2 game at Phoenix College became a defensive struggle that finished in a 0-0 tie.
The Aztecs outshot Phoenix 8-0 in the first half and 18-5 for the game. Gonzalez finished the game with four saves, all in the second half. Sophomore Nikki Reed had eight shots on goal.
Oct. 16: Paradise Valley CC, Kino North, 7 p.m.
Oct. 18: Cochise College, Kino North, 7 p.m.
Oct. 23: @ Mesa CC, 8 p.m.
Oct. 25: GateWay CC, Kino North, 7 p.m.
Oct. 27: NJCAA Region 1 Quarter Finals, TBA
Oct. 29: NJCAA Region 1 Semi-Finals, TBA