Men's Soccer | 10/03/2015
YUMA, AZ – After conceding a goal for the first time in five matches earlier in the week, the 12th-ranked Arizona Western College men’s soccer team got back to business on Saturday night. The Matadors shut out Glendale Community College 2-0 in Yuma.
The game was a bit sloppy, and the Matadors took advantage of a Glendale mistake for the first goal of the match. After earning a corner kick in the 23rd minute, Fernando Aguila bent the ball into the box. It bounced off of Glendale’s Luis Velo into the corner of the net, and Arizona Western took a 1-0 lead. The assist was Aguila’s sixth of the season.
With about 16 minutes left in the game, Aguila added insurance. Lucas Vasconcelos took a shot that was partially deflected at the left corner of the 18-yard box. The ball didn’t carry out of bounds, and Aguila tracked it down along the end line before Glendale’s goalkeeper could pounce on it. He took a few touches to line up a better shot before sending the ball into the net for his fifth goal of the season.
The Matadors and Glendale both finished with five shots, while Arizona Western earned five corner kicks to two for Glendale.
Arizona Western improved to 11-2-1 overall and in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference with the win. Glendale dropped to 4-8-1 overall and in the ACCAC.
The Matadors head to Prescott, AZ to take on top-ranked Yavapai College on Thursday, October 8. The Matadors lost in overtime earlier to Yavapai in Yuma earlier this season. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.