Game Day Preview (Soccer vs. Pima for Region 1 Championship)
Men’s College Soccer
NJCAA Region One Championship
Yavapai College vs. Pima Community College
Saturday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m.
Kino Sports Complex, Tucson
Records: Yavapai (18-2-3) defeated Phoenix College 3-0 in the region semifinal Wednesday night; Pima (16-2-3) beat Arizona Western College 1-0 in the other semifinal match.
What’s at Stake: NJCAA Region One Title & Home Field Advantage at the NJCAA West District Tournament, Nov. 3-4.
All-Time: The Roughriders are 60-6-7 all-time against the Aztecs, scoring 207 goals with 66 goals against in 73 matches.
Last Meeting: Yavapai 0 Pima 0, 2 OT (October 3, 2017 at Prescott Valley)
The setting: The Roughriders are 26-2-5 all-time in Tucson. Yavapai and Pima tied in Tucson on September 1, 2017.
Players to watch: Yavapai—William Baynham (59 points), Alexander Guadron (48), Jose Perez Flores (47), Carlo Quesada (28), John Scearce (28), Ziyad Fares (25). Pima—Julian Gaona (35 points), Chris Cooper (23) and Goalkeeper David Silva (0.79 GAA)
Coaches: Yavapai—Michael Pantalione (610-56-30/29th season); Pima—Dave Cosgrove (317-104-31/21st season).
Fun Facts: The Roughriders lead the country in scoring with 118 goals. Indian Hills, IA (88), St. Louis, MO (87)
Region Alert: Yavapai has 21 all-time region titles. Pima (5), Arizona Western (1), all other Arizona teams at zero.
National Tournament Alert: Yavapai and Pima will be playing in the NJCAA West District Tournament, Nov. 3-4. If they win their Nov. 3 match against Region 9 and 18 opponents, they will qualify for the national tournament in Prescott Valley, Nov. 13-18.
Weather Forecast: Clear, 82 degrees at kickoff; Sunset at 5:36 p.m.