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PCC earns another postseason berth

PCC earns another postseason berth

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 […]

The man behind Pima’s soccer success

The man behind Pima’s soccer success

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 […]

Aztecs' first championship win in 29 years

Aztecs’ first championship win in 29 years

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 […]

PCC’s season ends in heartbreak

PCC’s season ends in heartbreak

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 […]

Hernandez having a ball

Hernandez having a ball

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 […]

As stretch run looms, Aztecs up-and-down form continues

As stretch run looms, Aztecs up-and-down form continues

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 […]

Aztecs end season with win at home

Aztecs end season with win at home

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 […]

PCC men's soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

PCC men’s soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

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 […]

Men's Soccer: Championship not far for Aztecs

Men’s Soccer: Championship not far for Aztecs

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 […]

Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ This season, the Pima Community College men’s soccer team is looking to leave last season’s bitter playoff disqualification in the past. “We have moved on,” Coach Dave Cosgrove said. “Nothing can be done about it. We just hope to field a good team this year that can challenge for the Region I […]

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 […]