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WOMEN'S SOCCER: Veliz a role model for her players

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Veliz a role model for her players

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ  Thump, thump, swoosh goes the soccer ball as it hits the player’s cleat. It’s a familiar sound to Kendra Veliz’s ears as she monitors players during a scrimmage. “Mark a man,” she calls. “Open up.” In a sports world heavily dominated by men, Veliz has spent 15 years making a name for […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

By MARIA ANGULO The Pima Community College women’s soccer team lost 3-0 to No. 1 Paradise Valley Community College in the Region I, Division I championship final on Oct. 29. The Aztecs won the championship in the previous two years and advanced to the NJCAA National Tournament. They finished in sixth place nationally in 2015 […]

MEN'S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

MEN’S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

  By FRANCISCO ZAPATA A post-game altercation involving Pima Community College and Phoenix College players and fans controversially disqualified the Pima men’s soccer team from further postseason play. The Aztecs won their third consecutive Division I, Region I title Oct. 29 after defeating Phoenix College 3-1. The win qualified PCC for a four-team NJCAA West […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Phoenix College sparks brawl, Aztecs left out of nationals

MEN’S SOCCER: Phoenix College sparks brawl, Aztecs left out of nationals

By EDDIE CELAYA The Pima Community College men’s soccer team was the victim of a bench-clearing brawl, resulting in its elimination from the post season and leaving the athletic department to deal with a situation worthy of its own Netflix series. A press conference was held in the West Campus Creative Writing Center to deal […]

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs win region championship

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs win region championship

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA The No. 2 Pima Community College men’s soccer team secured its third consecutive Region I, Division I championship Oct. 29 in a 3-1 home victory over the No. 5 Phoenix College Bears. PCC (18-3-1) now heads to a four-team NJCAA West District Tournament in Cheyenne, Wyoming on Nov. 4. The No. 9 […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

By MARIA ANGULO The Pima Community College women’s soccer team lost 3-0 to No. 1 Paradise Valley Community College in the Region I, Division I championship final on Oct. 29. The road loss marked the third straight year that Pima (16-6-1) reached the finals without advancing to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. The Pumas […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs win 4 of 5 in two-week stretch

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs win 4 of 5 in two-week stretch

  By MARIA ANGULO   With three regular contests left, including two home games, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team has compiled a 12-5 season record. Oct. 1: PCC 2, Phoenix College 0 The Aztecs defeated the Phoenix College Bears 2-0, giving them their fourth straight road win. Pima took the lead in the […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Team secures 13th victory of season

MEN’S SOCCER: Team secures 13th victory of season

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA  The No.14 Pima Community College men’s soccer team (13-3-1) suffered two consecutive shutout defeats, including their first home loss in two years. The Aztecs responded by claiming three straight victories, outscoring opponents 7-2 in that three-game stretch.  Oct 1: PCC 0, Phoenix College 4 Pima suffered its worst defeat of the season […]

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs seeking road to playoffs

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs seeking road to playoffs

By MARIA ANGULO With the first half of the season behind them, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team is working to reach the regional playoffs. With help from an influx of freshman players, the Aztec have an overall record of 8-4. They’ve encountered some bumps along the way during road games, but have built […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs ride eight-game unbeaten streak

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs ride eight-game unbeaten streak

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA  The Pima Community College men’s soccer team is on an eight-game unbeaten streak, with a record of 10-1-1. Sophomore Hector Banegas leads the team in scoring, while freshmen Julian Gaona and Chris Cooper have provided strong and evolving play that continues to elevate the Aztecs. Sept. 20: PCC 2, Mesa CC 1 […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Coach pleased with influx of freshman talent

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Coach pleased with influx of freshman talent

By MARIA ANGULO After a strong playoff run last season, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team opened the season ranked ninth nationally by NJCAA. The Aztecs posted an overall record of 21-2-1 last year. Their season ended with a loss to Florida State in the second round of the national semifinals. Kendra Veliz will […]

Veliz receives Coach of the Year

Veliz receives Coach of the Year

by DEANNA SHERMAN  The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (20-2-2) ended their season short of the NJCAA Division I National Title, falling against the No. 1 ranked Eastern Florida State College 4-1 on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Eastern Florida took control of the game early, putting the Aztecs down 2-0 at the half. The scoring […]

Aztecs make soccer program history

Aztecs make soccer program history

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (21-4-2) ended an incredible season in dramatic fashion losing in overtime to Louisburg College during the semifinals of the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. Although the National Title was just out of reach for the Aztecs, third in the nation in the NJCAA is something to be proud […]

SOCCER: ACCAC recognizes PCC players and coach

SOCCER: ACCAC recognizes PCC players and coach

by AUDRIE FORD Women’s Soccer: Pima Community College women’s soccer team (17-1-2, 17-1-2 in ACCAC) secured the number 1 seed for the Region I, Division I tournament after defeating Glendale Community College 5-0, on Oct. 24. This game also marked the Aztec’s twelfth shutout of the season. In the game against Glendale, freshman Destiny Jones […]

Pima gets ready for the playoffs

Pima gets ready for the playoffs

Men’s soccer: The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (13-1-2, 13-1-2 in ACCAC) ended their final regular season home game at Kino Sports Complex with ease, shutting out Paradise Valley Community College 11-0. Freshman Juan Pablo Segura pulled off a hat trick in the second half alone, while sophomores Jason Romero and Alejandro Gonzalez each […]