The Pima Community College men's soccer team (23-2) opened play in the NJCAA Division I Tournament on Monday and set the tone early.
- The No. 1 seeded Aztecs shut out No. 12 seed Muskegon Community College (12-3) 5-0 in Pool A play on Monday in Daytona, FL.
- The Aztecs took an early lead with three goals in the first 13 minutes. Freshman Itsuki Ishihara scored a hat trick netting goals in the 6th, 10th and 73rd minutes.
- Ishihara also had an assist in the game as he found sophomore Hugo Kametani inside the box after a corner kick delivery in the 13th minute to make it 3-0.
- Freshman Johan Anderson scored the final goal for the Aztecs in the 86th minute.
- Freshmen Ricky Gordillo (Maya HS) and Edson Vazquez (Sunnyside HS) had assists in the game.
- Freshman goalkeeper Nils Roth finished the game with three saves. The Aztecs outshot the Jayhawks 23-5.
The Aztecs will continue Pool A play on Wednesday when they play No. 8 seeded Northeast Texas Community College at 9:30 am (ET). If the Aztecs win, they will advance to the semifinal round.