Soccer Drops A Close Season Opener 2-1
The Roughrider soccer team lost their 2016 season opener at the hands of Chandler-Gilbert Community College Tuesday afternoon in Chandler 2-1. The Green and Gold is now 25-3 in season openers. Ironically, the last time that Yavapai lost an opener was to this same Chandler-Gilbert team on the road by the identical 2-1 margin in 2009. That year, the Roughriders went on to finish fifth in the NJCAA National Tournament.
33rd minute – Chandler Gilbert (penalty kick)
77th minute – Carlo Quesada assisted by John Scearce
81st minute – Chandler-Gilbert
Yavapai out-shot the Coyotes 18-9 and held a 9-1 corner kick margin.
Yavapai returns to the pitch on Saturday, August 27th at Glendale Community College with a rare kickoff time of 10:00 a.m. The Roughriders are 5-1-0 all-time in 10:00 a.m. starts. Yavapai’s home opener will take place on Tuesday, August 30th versus Paradise Valley Community College.