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WOMEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs advance to second round of playoffs

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs advance to second round of playoffs

By DIEGO LOZANO III   The Pima Community College women’s soccer team won the first round of playoffs Oct. 29 with an upset victory over No. 3 Scottsdale Community College.   The Aztecs will play Oct. 31 at No. 2 Chandler-Gilbert Community College in the Region I, Division I semifinals.   In the Oct. 29 […]

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs battling for playoff contention

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs battling for playoff contention

By DIEGO LOZANO III With the regular season gradually coming to an end, the Pima Community College women’s soccer team is making a strong efforts to extend their time on the field. The women’s squad has struggled to maintain consistency since the first kickoff of the season, but their record of 8-7-1 may be enough […]

Hall of Fame awaits men’s soccer coach

Hall of Fame awaits men’s soccer coach

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Soccer has been a part of Dave Cosgrove’s life for 43 years. The Tucson native, who now serves as the Pima Community College men’s soccer coach, was introduced to the game at a young age. “I think they had just discovered fire when I learned how to play the game,” Cosgrove jokes. […]

Aztecs still in hunt for playoff spot

Aztecs still in hunt for playoff spot

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team has won three games in a row, but head coach Dave Cosgrove said upcoming games will provide a better test. “I think we’ve done a good job,” Cosgrove said. “The three teams we just played were in the bottom of the league. Our next two […]

Gut check upcoming for Aztecs

Gut check upcoming for Aztecs

By DIEGO LOZANO III As the Pima Community College women’s soccer team enters the mid-point of the season, a schedule with most games away from home does not scream good news. The women slunk out to a shaky start in their first four games, splitting them at 2-2. If that was any signal of what […]

Aztecs starting to hit their stride

Aztecs starting to hit their stride

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College men’s soccer team crushed  Chandler-Gilbert Community College 4-1 on Sept. 28. “I thought we played with great energy,” head coach David Cosgrove said. “We were very focused and played with a lot of intensity. We made big plays when we needed to make big plays.” After the first […]

Aztecs take winning strides

Aztecs take winning strides

By DIEGO LOZANO III The Pima Community College women’s soccer team began the 2013 season with a few question marks etched onto this fresh bundle of talent. Coach Kendra Veliz anticipated a period of adjustment for her players as they lunged to a bitter start, going 2-2 in the team’s first four games of the […]

Inexperience starting to show

Inexperience starting to show

By JAIME HERNANDEZ After a hot start to the season, the men’s soccer team is coming back down to earth. The Aztecs opened the season 5-1, but have dropped their last two games. They failed to score a goal in either game. Pima fell to Arizona Western College 3-0 on Sept. 14. AWC got on […]

WOMEN’S  SOCCER: Veliz happy with season, excited for next fall

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Veliz happy with season, excited for next fall

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College women’s soccer team saw its season end on Oct. 24, losing 4-2 to Scottsdale Community College in the NJCAA Region 1 semifinals. Despite the loss, head coach Kendra Veliz was pleased with her squad, which finished at 12-7-1 on the year. “I’m proud of what this team accomplished […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima's season ends at Scottsdale

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima’s season ends at Scottsdale

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College women’s soccer team lost 4-2 against Scottsdale Community College on Oct. 24 in the NJCAA Region 1 semifinals, ending the Aztecs’ season. The road defeat put Pima’s final record at 12-7-1. “I’m proud of what this team accomplished this year,” head coach Kendra Veliz said. “We have a […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs primed for playoff push

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs primed for playoff push

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College women’s soccer team had its three-game winning streak snapped at home against Paradise Valley Community College on Oct. 9, falling 8-1. Despite the resounding defeat, the Aztecs (9-6) are sitting in good position to qualify for the postseason, according to sophomore goalkeeper Erika Heredia. “I think we’re definitely […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Pima getting it done in the second half

MEN’S SOCCER: Pima getting it done in the second half

By STEVE CHOICE The Pima Community College men’s soccer team is playing its best when it matters most – late in games and late in the season. The Aztecs beat Paradise Valley Community College 4-2 at home on Oct. 9 to claim their fifth-straight victory. PCC now stands at 10-4-2 on the year, with only […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs getting defensive with opponents

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs getting defensive with opponents

By STEVE CHOICE Though the Pima Community College men’s soccer team hasn’t put together long winning streaks this season, its defense has consistently shut down opposing teams. The Aztecs sit at 5-4-2 on the year after a 2-1 overtime loss to Glendale Community College on Sept. 25. In those 11 matches, PCC has surrendered a […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs turn tables with stingy defense

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs turn tables with stingy defense

By STEVE CHOICE It looks like the Pima Community College men’s soccer team decided to give opponents a taste of their own medicine. The Aztecs were held scoreless in two consecutive games earlier this season, but subsequently shut out their next three opponents. The team ran its record to 3-2-1 on the year. “We’re doing […]

Men’s soccer squad stumbles out of gate

Men’s soccer squad stumbles out of gate

The Pima Community College men’s soccer team may endure some growing pains as they mature this season, but head coach Dave Cosgrove remains optimistic. “I like what we have this year,” Cosgrove said. “I’m excited for our season.” Pima will need to find its rhythm quickly after being shut out its last two games to […]