Soccer

Women’s Soccer: Six student-athletes to take next step

May 3, 2018

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN After a successful campaign in 2017, six Pima Community College women’s soccer athletes have signed letters of intent to play at different universities next year. Three of them will be attending the same school, Benedictine University-Mesa in Phoenix. Last season, this group of sophomores helped lead the Aztecs to a second place […]

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The man behind Pima’s soccer success

November 16, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Navigating across town from sports complex to park with soccer equipment in tow is the seemingly never-ending routine for Dave Cosgrove, Pima Community College men’s soccer head coach. Cosgrove never expected to have a life centered around coaching at Kino Stadium, then driving 20-plus minutes to coach practice for his under-18 youth […]

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Women’s Soccer: Aztecs up-and-down form continues

October 24, 2017

By CHRISTIAN MORTENSEN Editor’s Note: This story should have been published on October 5, 2017.  As the midway point in the season came and went, the Pima Community College Women’s Soccer team (8-4-1) can feel mostly good about the way they have played so far this year. The Aztecs currently sit in third place in the […]

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PCC men’s soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

October 5, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ The Pima Community College men’s soccer team has managed to secure a 10-1-2 record whilst winning eight of their last nine matches.  Sept. 19: PCC 1, Mesa Community College 0 The Aztecs (7-1-1) remain undefeated with a victory over the Mesa CC Thunderbirds.  After unsuccessful efforts from both sides, the Aztecs and […]

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Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

September 7, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ This season, the Pima Community College men’s soccer team is looking to leave last season’s bitter playoff disqualification in the past. “We have moved on,” Coach Dave Cosgrove said. “Nothing can be done about it. We just hope to field a good team this year that can challenge for the Region I […]

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Major League Soccer roars into Tucson

February 16, 2017

By ELLIE BAYLY They’re heeere! Major League Soccer preseason has arrived. For soccer fans, the icing on the cake has been swirled to perfection. Emerald-green grass smells sweet at the Kino Sports Complex north stadium and surrounding fields. Cleats click along concrete paths and thunder onto the pitch. Golf carts zoom from point A to […]

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SPORTS BRIEFS

December 8, 2016

Pima to honor fall teams Dec. 12 The Pima Community College athletics department will host a Fall Sports Celebration on Monday, Dec. 12, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the West Campus Center for the Arts Proscenium Theatre. Six fall teams – men’s and women’s cross country, men’s and women’s soccer, football and volleyball – will be […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

November 10, 2016

  By FRANCISCO ZAPATA A post-game altercation involving Pima Community College and Phoenix College players and fans controversially disqualified the Pima men’s soccer team from further postseason play. The Aztecs won their third consecutive Division I, Region I title Oct. 29 after defeating Phoenix College 3-1. The win qualified PCC for a four-team NJCAA West […]

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ATHLETIC VOICE: Ruling robs Aztecs

November 10, 2016

By FRANCISCO ZAPATA After 1,980 minutes of game action in which the men’s soccer team outscored opponents 71-23, three minutes of disruptive postgame behavior by a defeated opponent crumbled Pima’s postseason hopes. When the clock struck zero for the 2016 Division I, Region I Championship game on Oct. 29, Pima players joyfully ran onto the […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Pima takes second place in conference

October 27, 2016

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 […]

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MEN’S SOCCER: Aztecs ride eight-game unbeaten streak

September 29, 2016

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 […]

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WOMEN’S SOCCER: Coach pleased with influx of freshman talent

September 15, 2016

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 […]

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FOWL PLAY: Female players deserve equal pay

April 21, 2016

By STEVEN FOWLER No matter who you are and what you do, wage discrimination is wrong. Unfortunately, you could be the best person in a professional occupation, including sports, and still be significantly underpaid because of your gender. Five members of the United States Women’s National Team filed a complaint against the U.S. Soccer Federation […]

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Preseason pro soccer returns to Tucson

February 11, 2016

By BRYAN OROZOCO The Desert Diamond Cup preseason soccer tournament will return to the Old Pueblo for the fifth year in a row. Ten Major League Soccer teams, including the current MLS champion Portland Timbers, will compete along with three semi-professional teams throughout the month of February. Starting Feb. 17, three tournament matches will be […]

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Sports briefs – Universities recruit 12 PCC athletes

February 11, 2016

Twelve Pima Community College student-athletes announced their commitment to transfer to four-year universities when they signed national letters of intent Feb. 3-4. Compiled by STEVEN FOWLER MEN’S SOCCER Sophomore forward Jason Romero signed with the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA). Romero played his freshman year at Yavapai College before transferring to Pima last season. He […]

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