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Posted Sep 1, 2012, 7:22 pm
Pima Community College's men's soccer team returned from a two-game losing skid on the road to an overwhelming 6-0 victory over South Mountain College on Saturday afternoon.
The Aztecs established control of the game early with a first-minute shot from John Henson. Their dominance of South Mountain's half of the field paid of when midfielder and Sunnyside grad Fabian Romero scored what would become the first of two goals he made in the first quarter-hour of play.
It wasn't until the 17th minute that South Mountain had a sustained possession in the Aztec half. South Mountain's Justin Shepherd took the team's first shot, which ended up being a weak delivery that was scooped up by Tyler Wilson.
The Aztecs scored two more goals before the close of the half, both notched by Tyler Terrell.
Keeper Wilson sat out the second half after he recorded no saves in the first. No saves, but because of no chances to get saves. South Mountain ended the half out shot 12 - 1.
Pima let off the gas a little bit in the second half, but scored two more goals against an often hapless South Mountain defense. Terrell earned a hat trick shortly after the start of the half, ending the game with four goals on the season.
The Aztecs closed up the game with a final goal from second-year player Enrique Alvarez in stoppage time. It was his first goal this season.
Pima's men's team will be traveling to Phoenix to face Gateway Community College on September 8th.
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That this victory came after two straight losses for the team, including a 3-0 loss to Arizona Western College on Tuesday.
"We had to bounce back from two losses," said freshman Fabian Romero. "We consider ourselves one of the better teams in the conference...we had to prove something."
"We came out on a mission. We made a statement," he continued.
Romero admits that the team got a little "careless" in the first half as the team built a large lead.
"Stay focused," Romero said of the advice that coach Dave Cosgrove and his staff gave the players at half time. "Keep challenging everything. Just keep your focus."