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Mari Acosta scores two as Aztecs women’s soccer shuts out Cochise College; Seal No. 2 seed for Region Tournament

Mari Acosta/Photo by Stephanie Van Latum

(Tucson, AZ)  The Pima Community College women’s soccer team (12-3, 7-2 in ACCAC) picked up its seventh shutout victory of the season on Tuesday after beating Cochise College (7-6-2, 3-4-2).

The No. 9 ranked Aztecs downed the Apaches 3-0 at the West Campus Aztec Soccer Field. The Aztecs have secured the No. 2 seed for next week’s NJCAA Region I, Division II Tournament.

Freshman Mari Acosta (Sahuarita HS) scored two goals for the Aztecs. She netted her first one in the 23rd minute off a cross-pass assist from sophomore Alyssa Kopach (Ironwood Ridge HS). She scored the final insurance goal in the 80th minute with an assist from sophomore Seti Valencia (Sunnyside HS).

Freshman Caitlyn Maher (Catalina Foothills HS) made it 2-0 after she dribbled from the midfield to the box and scored on a shot in the 65th minute.

The Aztecs finished with six shots on goal. Sophomore Angelina Amparano (Salpointe Catholic HS) closed out the game with eight saves.

The Aztecs finish off the regular season on Saturday against Arizona Western College at the West Campus Aztec field. Game time is set for 4:30 p.m.

Pima goals: Mari Acosta (Alyssa Kopach) 23rd minute; Caitlyn Maher 65th minute; Acosta (Seti Valencia) 80th minute.

Press Release courtesy of Pima Athletics – Raymond Suarez

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