2006 Men's Soccer News & Notes

2006 ACCAC Men's Soccer
News & Notes

Yavapai Bows Out of NJCAA Championships After PK Losses — Officially, Yavapai recorded a pair of ties in the 2006 NJCAA Division I Men's Soccer Championships. Unfortunately for the Roughriders both ties resulted in losses in penalty kicks to boot them from the tourney. | more |

Yavapai Advances to NJCAA National Championships — Yavapai defeated North Idaho 2-0 in the West District Championship Game to advance to the NJCAA National Championship Tournament, which begins in Tyler, Texas, on November 16th. This is the 16th trip to the National Championships in the past 17 years for the Roughriders, who have won five titles and placed in the top four 15 times since 1990.

Yavapai Battles to Yet Another Region I Title — Top-seed Yavapai defeated Pima 2-0 to earn the program's 16th NJCAA Region I Championship in the past 17 years. | Playoff Schedule |

Top Seeds to Meet for Region I Title — #1 seed Yavapai and #2 seed Pima will meet in the Championship Match of the NJCAA Region I Men's Soccer Tournament after each scored 2-0 victories in the semifinal round. | Playoff Schedule |

Upsets Rule in Opening Round of Region I Men's Soccer Tourney — #6 seed Mesa and #5 Chandler-Gilbert advanced to the semifinals with upset 2-1 victories in the opening round of the 2006 NJCAA Region I Men's Soccer Championships. | Playoff Schedule |

NJCAA Region I Men's Soccer Playoffs Are Set — #1 seed Yavapai and #2 seed Pima will wait in the semifinal round while the rest of Region I battles for the opportunity to knock them off. | Playoff Schedule |

Espinoza Tabed ACCAC Player of the Year, Pima & Yavapai Coaches Receive Honor — After leading Yavapai to a 19-0-1 regular season record and #2 national ranking, Roger Espinoza has been selected the 2006 ACCAC Player of the Year. Yavapai Head Coach Mike Pantalione and Pima Head Coach Dave Cosgrove are the 2006 ACCAC Co-Coaches of the Year in the ACCAC. | Postseason Honors |

Grant Scores for AZ Western, PC's Kim Post Rare Shutout —The ACCAC Player of the Week honor went to Arizona Western's James Grant after four goals in two matches. Phoenix College's Taehoon Kim helped the Bears go 2-0-1 on the week and held Yavapai scoreless for the first time in 52 matches to earn the Keeper of the Week honor. | More |

PC's Flores, Pima's Acosta Earn ACCAC Honors — Jose Flores posted four goals and an assists to lead Phoenix College to a pair of ACCAC victories and the Conference's Player of thw Week honor. Roman Acosta led the Pima defense to a pair of victories, including a shutout of Arizona Western, to earn the ACCAC Keeper of the Week award. | More |

Forbes is Money in Goal for Arizona Western — Andrew Forbes allowed just one goal while posting 19 saves in a pair of Arizona Western victories to earn ACCAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week honors. | More |

Villasenor Scores ACCAC Player of the Week Award — Pima's Leopoldo Villasenor posted four goals and two assists in a pair of victories to earn te ACCAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week honor. | More |

2006 ACCAC Soccer Schedule Released — Scottsdale and Yavapai will kickoff the 2006 season on Friday, August 25th, when they square off at Yavapai at 1:00 p.m. A full slate of matches featuring ACCAC teams is set for Saturday, August 26th. More