Aztecs men's soccer stays unbeaten after scoring 11 goals vs. GateWay CC

Freshman Jesus Virgen (Sunnyside HS) scored two goals as the No. 2 ranked Aztecs men's soccer team beat GateWay Community College 11-0 to remain undefeated. The Aztecs are now 7-0 overall and 1-0 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum
Freshman Jesus Virgen (Sunnyside HS) scored two goals as the No. 2 ranked Aztecs men's soccer team beat GateWay Community College 11-0 to remain undefeated. The Aztecs are now 7-0 overall and 1-0 in ACCAC conference play. Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

The Pima Community College men's soccer team (7-0, 1-0 in ACCAC) opened ACCAC conference play on Friday against GateWay Community College (0-5, 0-1).

  • The No. 2 ranked Aztecs remained undefeated after dropping the Geckos 11-0 at the NOS Santos Complex in Mesa.
  • Sophomore Brian Vu (Rincon HS) finished with a hat trick as he scored goals in the 10th, 20th and 89th minutes.
  • Freshman Jesus Virgen (Sunnyside HS) scored two goals in the 76th and 86th minutes.
  • Sophomore Taein Ka and freshman Fernando Garate (Salpointe Catholic HS) each netted a goal and had an assist. Ka scored his goal in the 18th minute and assisted in Vu's second goal to make it 3-0. Garate had the assist in sophomore Francisco Manzo's (Salpointe Catholic HS) goal in the 72nd minute to make it 7-0 and scored a goal of his own in the 79th minute.
  • The Aztecs also got goals from sophomore Ulysses Torres (Sunnyside HS), sophomore Manuel Quiroz (Sunnyside HS) and freshman Cristian Gutierrez (Cholla HS).
  • The Aztecs finished with 16 shots on goal. Sophomore Juan Suarez (Desert View HS) had five saves.
  • The Aztecs are off until Saturday, September 25 when they play at Phoenix College. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.

Pima goals: Brian Vu 10th minute; Taein Ka 18th minute; Vu (Ka) 20th minute; Ulysses Torres 39th minute; Manuel Quiroz (penalty kick) 52nd minute; Cristian Gutierrez 69th minute; Francisco Manzo (Fernando Garate) 72nd minute; Jesus Virgen (Minho Cha) 76th minute; Garate 79th minute; Virgen 86th minute; Vu (Andres Gutierrez-Remboa) 89th minute.