AWC men’s soccer wins at PVCC
The No. 15 Arizona Western men’s soccer team started off the week by getting upset at home by Scottsdale, but bounced back nicely.
On Thursday, the Matadors (51-2 overall, 5-1-2 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) wound up with a 1-0 win against Mesa, despite going down to 10 men with the game still scoreless.
Then on Saturday, they went to Phoenix and clobbered Paradise Valley, 5-1.
Ezequiel Quijada started the match off with a goal in the seventh minute, with an assist from Genaro Vazquez. It was Quijada’s seventh goal of the year, and he would add two assists later in Saturday’s game.
Jafet Sanchez then scored twice in a row, once in the first half and once in the second, to bring the score to 3-0.
Jose Aleman and Beto Garcia rounded out the scoring for AWC. The loss brings Paradise Valley to a 2-6 record overall and in conference. The Matadors have a big game next, a home meeting with perennial conference powerhouse Yavapai at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
JUCO WOMEN’S SOCCER AWC 3, Paradise Valley 2
The Matadors saw their 2-0 lead slip away quickly, but struck back even more quickly Saturday in Phoenix to claim a 3-2 victory against Paradise Valley.
A Cinthya Samaniego goal in the 16th minute was the only score for the first two-thirds of the contest, but then four goals were scored in an 11-minute stretch.
Samaniego scored again, this time in the 59th minute, to make it 2-0. Then Brianna Subveri and Serena Sanchez scored twice for Paradise Valley (5-3 overall, 5-3 ACCAC) within the 10 minutes following Samaniego’s score.
Only a minute later, it was Christiana Boateng bringing the Matadors (4-1-3, 4-1-3 ACCAC) back into the lead, and the score stayed like that for the remainder of the game.
AWC is at home Tuesday against Cochise at 4:30 p.m.
PREP SWIMMING Gila Ridge boys, girls best Cibola in Thursday meet
Sydney Tunell, Mikael Lamayo, Zoe Carll and Austin Cannon all had multiple individual wins for the Gila Ridge swimming team during their 217-135 win against Cibola in a dual meet Thursday.
The Hawks came out on top at the region championships Friday in Buckeye at the Sundance Golf Course.
Gila Ridge led with 172 team points. Estrella Foothills (183, second place), Youngker (212, third), Buckeye Union (230, fourth) and Yuma High (DNF) were the Hawks’ competitors.
David Ramirez led the Hawks with a 5-over 41, and Ethan Upayokin was one stroke behind Ramirez.
PREP GIRLS GOLF Hawks make it pair of region wins
The Gila Ridge girls team also won in the region championships in Buckeye, finishing with a 195, which was 23 strokes ahead.
Youngker took second at 218, Buckeye Union totaled 251, Yuma High had a 296 and Estrella Foothills did not finish.
Gila Ridge’s best was Kylee Gerber (10-over 46), and Jaisyn Wolfe had a career-best 11-over 47 for the Hawks.
The Hawks boys won, 107-59, while the girls had a 110-76 margin of victory. They won in 17 of 23 events.
Emma Ballos and Brock Jerpseth both had two individual wins for the Raiders.
PREP BOYS GOLF Gila Ridge takes region championships