Kametani scores golden goal as Aztecs men's soccer advances to NJCAA National Tournament

The Aztecs men's soccer team claimed the West District title in a 1-0 win over Snow College. Hugo Kametani scored the golden goal in the 101st minute. The Aztecs stamped their spot for the NJCAA Division I National Tournament from Nov. 12-17 in Daytona, FL. Photo by Raymond Suarez
The Aztecs men's soccer team claimed the West District title in a 1-0 win over Snow College. Hugo Kametani scored the golden goal in the 101st minute. The Aztecs stamped their spot for the NJCAA Division I National Tournament from Nov. 12-17 in Daytona, FL. Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College men's soccer team (22-2) added more firsts to its storied history on Saturday after claiming the NJCAA West District title.

  • Sophomore Hugo Kametani scored the golden goal in the 101st minute (17 seconds into the second overtime) as the No. 3 ranked Aztecs beat No. 11 Snow College 1-0. The Aztecs advance to play in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.
  • Sophomore Abraham Espinoza (Saguaro HS) had the assist in the game-winning goal. Freshman goalkeeper Nils Roth made two crucial saves in the 95th and 97th minutes of the first overtime. He finished the game with six saves.
  • The Aztecs earned their 22nd win of the season which set a new program record for wins in a single season.
  • This is the first time in program history the Aztecs have won the ACCAC conference title, the Region I, Division I championship and the West District championship in one season.
  • The Aztecs also finished undefeated with a 14-0 at Kino North Stadium for the first time.

The Aztecs will play in the NJCAA Division I Tournament from Nov. 12-17 in Daytona, FL.

Pima goal: Hugo Kametani (Abraham Espinoza) 101st minute.