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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 […]

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 […]