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The man behind Pima’s soccer success

The man behind Pima’s soccer success

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 […]

PCC men's soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

PCC men’s soccer showcases strength with powerful wins

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 […]

Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

Mens Soccer: Aztecs fall in rematch of championship game

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 […]

Major League Soccer roars into Tucson

Major League Soccer roars into Tucson

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 […]

SPORTS BRIEFS

SPORTS BRIEFS

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 […]

MEN'S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

MEN’S SOCCER: New rule eliminates Aztecs from playoffs

  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 […]

ATHLETIC VOICE: Ruling robs Aztecs

ATHLETIC VOICE: Ruling robs Aztecs

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

FOWL PLAY: Female players deserve equal pay

FOWL PLAY: Female players deserve equal pay

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 […]

Preseason pro soccer returns to Tucson

Preseason pro soccer returns to Tucson

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 […]

Sports briefs - Universities recruit 12 PCC athletes

Sports briefs – Universities recruit 12 PCC athletes

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 […]

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 […]