Pima Soccer Advances to NJCAA Tournament

Tucson, AZ – The Pima Community College men’s soccer team (22-2) added more firsts to its storied history on Saturday after claiming the NJCAA West District title.

·         Sophomore Hugo Kametani scored the golden goal in the 101st minute (17 seconds into the second overtime) as the No. 3 ranked Aztecs beat No. 11 Snow College 1-0. The Aztecs advance to play in the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

·         Sophomore Abraham Espinoza (Saguaro HS) had the assist in the game-winning goal. Freshman goalkeeper Nils Roth made two crucial saves in the 95th and 97th minutes of the first overtime. He finished the game with six saves.

·         The Aztecs earned their 22nd win of the season which set a new program record for wins in a single season.

·         This is the first time in program history the Aztecs have won the ACCAC conference title, the Region I, Division I championship and the West District championship in one season.

·         The Aztecs also finished undefeated with a 14-0 at Kino North Stadium for the first time.

The Aztecs will play in the NJCAA Division I Tournament from Nov. 12-17 in Daytona, FL.

Pima goal: Hugo Kametani (Abraham Espinoza) 101st minute.

Story credit Raymond Suarez

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