Soccer

Women’s Soccer: Six student-athletes to take next step

May 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN After a successful campaign in 2017, six Pima Community College women’s soccer athletes have signed letters of intent to play at different universities next year. Three of them will be attending the same school, Benedictine University-Mesa in Phoenix. Last season, this group of sophomores helped lead the Aztecs to a second place […]

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Who Could Win The World Cup?

May 3, 2018

By KYLE MCDANIEL The World Cup in Russia is around the corner, and for one month, the 23 players for each of the 32 nations become a family. Only eight countries have ever won the tournament since its inception 88 years ago in 1930, and once you get out of the group stage, you just […]

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Pima soccer players take their skills to the next tier after a long season

February 21, 2018

 Story and photos by ARMANDO HARMON Last year the Pima Community College men’s soccer team earned third place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I National Tournament, finishing with an overall record at 19-5-3. Even though the season didn’t go as planned, there was two standout athletes that were able to continue excelling in […]

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Aztecs take third in NJCAA Tournament

December 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Despite not winning the NJCAA National Tournament, the Pima Community men’s soccer team had a successful run this season. Perhaps the most triumphant moment came when they managed to snag the program’s first ACCAC conference championship. “I think this team way overachieved,” head coach Dave Cosgrove said. “They took advantage of every […]

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PCC earns another postseason berth

November 16, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College Men’s soccer team’s road to championship glory has been one to remember The pinnacle moment being when the Aztecs created history on Oct. 19 with its first ever ACCAC conference championship. “I’m honestly still speechless,” freshman Ricky Flores said. “The best feeling in the world to know the […]

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The man behind Pima’s soccer success

November 16, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Navigating across town from sports complex to park with soccer equipment in tow is the seemingly never-ending routine for Dave Cosgrove, Pima Community College men’s soccer head coach. Cosgrove never expected to have a life centered around coaching at Kino Stadium, then driving 20-plus minutes to coach practice for his under-18 youth […]

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Aztecs’ first championship win in 29 years

November 2, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team lost its final regular season match, but still managed to make history with the program’s first-ever ACCAC conference championship. “The credit goes to the players and the coaching staff,” coach Dave Cosgrove said. “Every day everyone showed up and kept working – no matter if […]

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Women’s Soccer: PCC’s season ends in heartbreak

November 2, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN The Pima Community College women’s soccer team’s season came to an end Oct. 26 after a heartbreaking loss to Arizona Western Community College 4-3 in the NJCAA Region 1 Tournament Semifinal. The Aztecs finished with an overall record of 15-5-1. Oct. 26: No. 20 PCC 3, Arizona Western CC 4  In the NJCAA […]

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Sports Profile: Hernandez having a ball

November 2, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN It might not have been love at first touch, but these days, Pima Community College student-athlete Alexis Hernandez clearly plays soccer with a passion that shows she loves the beautiful game. “I actually hated soccer when I first played at 5 years old,”  she said. “But when I was 9, I decided […]

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Women’s Soccer: Aztecs up-and-down form continues

October 24, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Editor’s Note: This story should have been published on October 5, 2017.  As the midway point in the season came and went, the Pima Community College Women’s Soccer team (8-4-1) can feel mostly good about the way they have played so far this year. The Aztecs currently sit in third place in the […]

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Women’s Soccer: Aztecs in form coming down stretch

October 19, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN With only two games remaining in the regular season, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team have put themselves in an ideal situation heading into the season finale and regional tournament. Only the top six teams in the region are invited to the regional tournament, with the top two seeds both receiving […]

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Aztecs end season with win at home

October 19, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College Aztecs have had a successful season on paper. Currently the Aztecs are 12-0-2 in their last 14 games. The Aztecs even closed off the regular season with an 8-0-2 record at Kino Stadium.   Oct.12: PCC 1, Glendale CC 0   The Aztecs (14-1-3) eager to finish the […]

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PCC men’s soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

October 5, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team has managed to secure a 10-1-2 record whilst winning eight of their last nine matches.  Sept. 19: PCC 1, Mesa Community College 0 The Aztecs (7-1-1) remain undefeated with a victory over the Mesa CC Thunderbirds.  After unsuccessful efforts from both sides, the Aztecs and […]

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Men’s Soccer: Championship not far for Aztecs

September 21, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (6-1-1) had a rocky start to its season, but now they’ve been showing competitors that they’re Region I title material. The Aztecs proved they were a force to be reckoned with in an 8-0 victory against South Mountain CC in their second game of the […]

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Passion of the Chris

September 21, 2017

Pima standout Chris Cooper causes deep impact  By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The referee blows the whistle in Kino Stadium to signal the start of the game. The nerves leading up to the game disappear, and Pima Community sophomore Chris Cooper’s mind is locked on getting the ball in the net. “I’m just in the moment,” he […]

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