Ishihara's two goals, Gordillo's two assists help Aztecs men's soccer advance to District I Finals

Freshman Ricky Gordillo (Maya HS) had another two assists as he found Alec Nguyen and Itsuki Ishihara for the goals. The Aztecs beat Laramie County Community College 3-0 to advance to the NJCAA District I Finals on Saturday. They'll play Snow College at 7:00 p.m. at Kino North Stadium. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Freshman Ricky Gordillo (Maya HS) had another two assists as he found Alec Nguyen and Itsuki Ishihara for the goals. The Aztecs beat Laramie County Community College 3-0 to advance to the NJCAA District I Finals on Saturday. They'll play Snow College at 7:00 p.m. at Kino North Stadium. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College men's soccer team (21-2) left no doubt in the first half on Friday as it beat Laramie County Community College (8-7-1) on Friday in the NJCAA District I semifinals.

  • The Aztecs scored three goals in the first half to beat the Golden Eagles 3-0.
  • Freshman Itsuki Ishihara scored the final two goals for the Aztecs in the 23rd and 35th minutes.
  • The Aztecs got on the scoreboard in the 21st minute when freshman Alec Nguyen (Sahuaro HS) found the back of the net in the 21st minute. Freshman Ricky Gordillo (Maya HS) had two assists in the game.
  • The Aztecs finished with 11 shots on goal and freshman Nils Roth had four saves.

The Aztecs will return to Kino North Stadium on Saturday to play Snow College for the NJCAA District I Championship at 7:00 p.m. The winner advances to the NJCAA Division I Tournament in Daytona, FL.

Pima goals: Alec Nguyen (Ricky Gordillo) 21st minute; Itsuki Ishihara (Gordillo) 23rd minute; Ishihara (unassisted) 35th minute.