Soccer

Aztecs earn 11th win

October 16, 2014

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 […]

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Star loves playing close to home

October 16, 2014

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 […]

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Soccer a tradition for Carrillos

October 2, 2014

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 […]

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Men’s soccer; Streak earns coach 250th win

October 2, 2014

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s soccer team is on a roll, entering the second half of the season with a four-game win streak. The Aztecs (9-2-1) defeated South Mountain Community College 4-1 in Phoenix on Sept. 27. The victory marked head coach David Cosgrove’s 250th win for Pima. The Aztecs took a […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima reaches No. 12 in national NJCAA poll

September 18, 2014

By ADRIANNA BARRIENTEZ The Pima Community College women’s soccer team jumped into the national polls when NJCAA Division I rankings were released Sept. 10. The Aztecs were ranked No. 12, after starting the preseason unranked. Their season record stands at 4-2, with losses to Paradise Valley Community College in Phoenix on Sept. 13 and to […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Forceful play gives Aztecs winning record

September 18, 2014

By CALEB FOSTER The Pima Community College men’s soccer team can be summed up in one word: aggressive. The Aztecs have started the season with a 5-1-1 record, in large part by playing aggressively on both offense and defense. With a 6-1 victory over Paradise Valley Community College on Sept. 13, the Aztecs showed they […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Coach confident in talented young team

September 4, 2014

By BETO HOYOS Three games into the season, the Pima Community College men’s soccer team remained undefeated. The No. 19-ranked Aztecs beat No. 9 Phoenix College 2-1 at home in a comeback thriller on Aug. 29. Phoenix College scored first in the 26th minute. The Aztecs had a hard time breaking down the defense and […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Shields earns player of the week

September 4, 2014

By BETO HOYOS The Pima Community College women’s soccer team opened its season 2-1 in conference play. The Aztecs shut out Phoenix College 1-0 on Aug. 29. Sophomore Shannon Shields scored in the 63rd minute off an assist from sophomore Rachel Ridlinghafer. “I think we did well on all parts of the field,” Ridlinghafer said. […]

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Soccer star kicking into university gear

April 24, 2014

By JAIME HERNANDEZ Sophomore Gisel Duarte has a lot to smile about these days. The former Pima Community College women’s soccer star will be continuing her playing career at the University of the Southwest in Hobbs, N.M. Last season Duarte had six goals and three assists in 20 games for the Aztecs. Her shining moment […]

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Ex-PCC soccer star goes pro

February 27, 2014

By NICK MEYERS Former Pima Community College soccer player Minh Vu has signed with his first professional team, joining the United Soccer League’s Rochester Rhinos in New York. Vu played at PCC from 2009-2010. He was an All-American both years before transferring to Penn State University, where he was named Big Ten Tournament Offensive MVP […]

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Medina earns All-American honor

December 12, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ  The Pima Community College men’s soccer team can add one more honor to its list of accomplishments. Sophomore midfielder-forward Alexis Medina was selected Third Team All-American for the 2013 season. Medina was one of the Aztecs leading scorers. He earned 26 points and scored 10 goals. Head coach David Cosgrove was extremely […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Season ends with playoff loss to Yavapai

November 14, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team lost to Yavapai 3-2 in the semifinals of the Region I playoffs on Oct. 30. It was the same story as the two previous times that Pima played Yavapai this year. Yavapai went up early and Pima fought back, but fell short. Pima controlled the game throughout but […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima falls to Chandler-Gilbert

November 3, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College women’s soccer team lost to Chandler-Gilbert Community College 1-0 in the Region I Semifinal playoffs on Oct. 31. The Aztecs had chances throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on any scoring opportunities. The game was scoreless at the half. Chandler-Gilbert’s lone goal came in the 59th minute of […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs fall to Yavapai in playoffs

November 3, 2013

By JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team lost to Yavapai 3-2 in the semifinals of the Region I playoffs on Oct. 30. It was the same story as the two previous times that Pima played Yavapai this year. Yavapai went up early and Pima fought back, but fell short. Pima controlled the game throughout but […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs advance in playoffs with win over Mesa

October 31, 2013

BY JAIME HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team defeated Mesa Community College 2-0 in the first round of the playoffs on Oct. 28. Pima freshman Arturo Vega scored the game’s first goal in the 37th minute. Freshman Luis Valenzuela tacked on another one in the 65th minute. “This is something we’ve work for […]

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