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Both teams undefeated at home

Both teams undefeated at home

Men’s soccer: The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (9-1-2, 9-1-2) defeated South Mountain Community College, (5-1) in Scottsdale on Sept. 26. Officially sweeping the regular season series against them. Sophomore Jason Romero had three of the five goals, totalling nine for the season. Pima had their first loss of the season on Sept. 24 […]

Both teams maintain strength on field

Both teams maintain strength on field

By AUDRIE FORD Men’s Soccer The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (6-0-1, 6-0-1 in ACCAC) is now ranked no.1 in the conference. Coach Dave Cosgrove said that this is the best ranking the Aztecs have had since 2002. Pima held onto their top rank on Tuesday, Sept. 15 against Yavapai College with a tie […]

Initial matches show promising season

Initial matches show promising season

By AUDRIE FORD Men’s soccer After a terrific year last year, the men of the Pima Community College soccer program certainly wanted to start the new season on a great note with hopes of repeating a trip to the NJCAA national tournament. The seventh-seeded Aztecs are currently 1-0, (1-0 in ACCAC conference), and after a […]

SPORTS ANALYSIS: Women’s World Cup deserves more respect

SPORTS ANALYSIS: Women’s World Cup deserves more respect

By MICHAEL ANDERSON The Men’s World Cup soccer tournament is the most popular sporting event in the world, and with good reason. It is a true world championship, as soccer is played everywhere on the planet. Rabid fans the world over obsess over it, but this enthusiasm hasn’t extended to the Women’s World Cup. I’d […]

Real Salt Lake wins Desert Diamond Cup soccer tournament

Real Salt Lake wins Desert Diamond Cup soccer tournament

By BRYAN OROZCO GOAL! That word echoed through the Old Pueblo in an exciting roar as soccer fans attended the fourth annual FC Tucson Desert Diamond Cup Feb. 18-28. As part of Major League Soccer’s preseason, five of the league’s most dominant teams, alongside the FC Tucson semiprofessional team, competed for the Desert Diamond Cup […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Team earns sportsmanship award

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Team earns sportsmanship award

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ The Pima Community College women’s soccer team held its own against the No. 2 team in the country on Nov. 19 but didn’t finish with a win. The seventh-seeded Aztecs lost 4-1 to No. 2 Monroe College (New Rochelle, N.Y.) in the final Pool B match of the NJCAA national tournament in […]

MEN'S SOCCER: 'It was a terrific year for us'

MEN’S SOCCER: ‘It was a terrific year for us’

By CALEB FOSTER The season ended Nov. 20 for the Pima Community College men’s soccer team after a loss at the NJCAA national tournament in Prescott. The No. 5 Aztecs advanced to the tournament quarterfinals before being eliminated. They fell 5-0 to a fourth-seeded Texas team, Tyler Junior College. Tyler went on to win the […]

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs fall at nationals

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs fall at nationals

By ADRANNA BARRIENTEZ The Pima Community College women’s soccer team held its own against the No. 2 team in the country on Nov. 19 but didn’t finish with a win. At an awards ceremony Nov. 22, Pima received the tournament’s Sportsmanship Award. The seventh-seeded Aztecs lost 4-1 to No. 2 Monroe College (New Rochelle, N.Y.) […]

MEN’S SOCCER: Season ends after playoff loss

MEN’S SOCCER: Season ends after playoff loss

By CALEB FOSTER The season ended Nov. 20 for the Pima Community College men’s soccer team after a loss at the NJCAA national tournament in Prescott. The No. 5 Aztecs advanced to the tournament quarterfinals before being eliminated. They fell 5-0 to a fourth-seeded Texas team, Tyler Junior College. Pima finished the season at 21-5-1, […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima advances to Nationals

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima advances to Nationals

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ Players on the Pima Community College women’s soccer team waved little toy alligators after winning the regional championship Nov. 1, signifying they are going to Florida to compete in the NJCAA national tournament Nov. 17-22. The Aztecs will be the No. 7 national seed in the tournament at Eastern Florida State College in […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: PCC headed to national tournament

WOMEN’S SOCCER: PCC headed to national tournament

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ Players on the Pima Community College women’s soccer team waved little toy alligators after winning the regional championship Nov. 1, signifying they are going to Florida to compete in the NJCAA national tournament. The Aztecs will play in the national tournament in Melbourne, Fla., from Nov. 17-22. No. 1 seeded Pima (16-4-2) rallied to […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Pima wins regional championship

MEN’S SOCCER: Pima wins regional championship

Compiled from a press release The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (18-4-1) won the Region I, Division I championship on Nov. 1 as the No. 3 seeded Aztecs held off No. 4 Phoenix College 2-1 at the Kino North Grandstand. Freshman Hector Banegas scored the first goal for the Aztecs in the 34th minute on a […]

Aztecs earn 11th win

Aztecs earn 11th win

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 […]

Star loves playing close to home

Star loves playing close to home

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ Sophomore Shannon Shields, a starting forward for the Pima Community College women’s soccer team, says soccer became a main focus during her teenage years. “I played softball and soccer competitively until I was 13,” she said. “I chose soccer because at the time I had more interest in it, and personally thought […]

Soccer a tradition for Carrillos

Soccer a tradition for Carrillos

By CALEB FOSTER The Carrillo name is well recognized when it comes to Aztec soccer. With two older brothers who have already gone though the program, freshman Santiago Carrillo, 19, has also joined the team as a defender. Born and raised in Tucson, Carrillo has been playing soccer since he was 8. That isn’t a […]