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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Shields earns player of the week

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. […]

Soccer star kicking into university gear

Soccer star kicking into university gear

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 […]

Ex-PCC soccer star goes pro

Ex-PCC soccer star goes pro

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 […]

Medina earns All-American honor

Medina earns All-American honor

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Pima falls to Chandler-Gilbert

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima falls to Chandler-Gilbert

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 […]

MEN'S SOCCER: Aztecs fall to Yavapai in playoffs

MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs fall to Yavapai in playoffs

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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 […]