Aztecs men's soccer falls in penalty kicks against Arizona Western College in Region finals

The Aztecs men's soccer season came to an end on Saturday as they fell to Arizona Western College 0-0 (6-5 in penalty kicks). The Aztecs closed out the season with a 14-4-1 overall record. Photo by Raymond Suarez
The Aztecs men's soccer season came to an end on Saturday as they fell to Arizona Western College 0-0 (6-5 in penalty kicks). The Aztecs closed out the season with a 14-4-1 overall record. Photo by Raymond Suarez

The Pima Community College and Arizona Western College men's soccer teams played two and half hours of soccer to decide an NJCAA Region I, Division I champion.

  • The Aztecs fell 0-0 (6-5 in penalty kicks). Sophomore Yuki Jahara's shot sailed over the goal post to end the game.
  • Freshman Josh Allison's (Corona del Sol HS) first shot was blocked. Sophomore goalkeeper Nils Roth made a save on Arizona Western's third attempt and the Aztecs tied it at 2-2 with freshman Hyeonsang Jang's penalty kick.
  • Sophomore Itsuki Ishihara, Jang, Ricky Gordillo (Maya HS), sophomore Martin Cardenas (Sahuaro HS) and freshman Seung Eon Kim converted on their penalty kick shots.
  • The Aztecs finished with five shots on goal for the game. Roth made some game-saving stops and closed it out with eight saves.

The Aztecs closed out the season with a 14-3-2 overall record. They were 8-1-2 at Kino North Stadium and 6-2 on the road.