Aztecs women's soccer ties game twice but fall to No. 4 Arizona Western College

Sophomore Annalisa Verdugo (Pueblo HS) scored one of the game-tying goals in the 37th minute but the Aztecs women's soccer team fell to Arizona Western College 3-2. The Aztecs are now 5-4-2 on the season. Photo by Ben Carbajal
Sophomore Annalisa Verdugo (Pueblo HS) scored one of the game-tying goals in the 37th minute but the Aztecs women's soccer team fell to Arizona Western College 3-2. The Aztecs are now 5-4-2 on the season. Photo by Ben Carbajal

The Pima Community College women's soccer team (5-4-2) had to battle back against Arizona Western College (11-0) but were unable to hand the Matadors their first defeat.

  • The Aztecs tied the game twice but could not overtake No. 4 ranked Arizona Western College in their 3-2 loss at Kino North Stadium.
  • Down 1-0, the Aztecs turned to sophomore Annalisa Verdugo (Pueblo HS), who scored on a sliding kick in the 37th minute with the cross assist from freshman Maya Ahumada (Tucson HS).
  • The Aztecs fell behind 2-1 but tied it again after freshman Alexis Tapia (Sahuaro HS) scored on a penalty kick in the 56th minute. The Matadors took the lead for good with a goal in the 77th minute.
  • Freshman Haven Chambers (Walden Grove HS) finished the game with six saves.

The Aztecs will play at Chandler-Gilbert Community College on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

Pima goals: Annalisa Verdugo (Maya Ahumada) 37th minute; Alexis Tapia (penalty kick) 56th minute.