Defense Prevails in Battle of Top Ranked Teams
The #4 ranked Roughrider soccer team traveled to Tucson on Tuesday for an epic match against #3 ranked Pima Community College. At the end of the day, both teams ended up tied, 1-1 after two overtimes. Yavapai is now 7-1-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the ACCAC. Pima is 6-0-2 on the year.
30th minute – Pima
55th minute – Reece Weldon from Juanjo Carmona-deVille
The last time that these two teams played each other being ranked in the top four was in 2002 when YC was #1 and Pima was #2. They played in the NJCAA Region I Championship match at Ken Lindley Field. After another 1-1 double overtime draw, Yavapai won the match in a shootout, 5-4. The Roughriders went on to win the NJCAA National Championship a month later defeating Mercer County Community College from Trenton, New Jersey 2-1.
Yavapai continues conference action on Thursday at Mesa Community College. The match will begin at 7:00 p.m.