AWC men’s soccer wins at PVCC

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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

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