Matador Headlines

  • 09 Mar

    MBB: Mats Earn NJCAA Tourney Bid!

    Arizona Western stifled the top three-point team in the country in the first half and held on as the barrage came in the second to beat Snow College 93-79 Saturday night and capture the District Championship for the first time since 2006.

  • 09 Mar

    BSB: Koeiman, Gonzalez Lead in Sweep at Glendale

    GLENDALE, Ariz. – Chris Koeiman and Robert Gonzalez each tossed seven strong innings and the offense provided support in the Matadors double-header sweep of the Glendale Gauchos Saturday afternoon.

    Chris Koeiman was brilliant again for the Matadors tossing his second straight complete game in AWC’s 1-0 victory in game one.

    Koeiman struck out eight while not allowing a run for the fourth time this season.

  • 05 Mar

    SB: Lady Mats Split in Phoenix

    PHOENIX, Ariz. – While their record setting winning streak came to an end, the Lady Matadors maintained their hold on first place in the ACCAC with a split at Phoenix on Tuesday.

    Arizona Western recovered their customary lead in game one after trailing by a single run into the fourth. A pair of two-run homers by Michelle Roldan and Nicole Moran gave the Matadors a 4-1 lead in the fourth inning.

  • 05 Mar

    BSB: Errors Prove Costly in Losses to Yavapai

    YUMA, Ariz. – Errors proved too much to overcome for Arizona Western Tuesday as the Matadors were swept by the Yavapai RoughRiders at Kamman Field.

    In game one, three Matador errors turned into five unearned runs for Yavapai.

    The Matadors fell behind 2-0 early but answered to tie the game with a pair of runs in the third inning. With the bases loaded, Carlos Arellano delivered a sacrifice fly, before Justin Greene singled in the tying run.

  • 04 Mar

    Matadors Hold Off Eastern, Advance to District

    YUMA, Ariz. – The Arizona Western College Matadors earned their third consecutive trip to the District Finals by knocking off the Eastern Arizona Gila Monsters 85-81 in overtime Monday night at The House.

    This time, the Matadors will host the victors from Region 18, Snow College.

    To get there, Arizona Western had to fend off a battle tested Gila Monster squad that knocked off top-seeded Cochise in double-overtime on Saturday night.

  • 03 Mar

    BSB: Shutouts Highlight Mats Sweep

    YUMA, Ariz. – Two strong starts neutralized Central Arizona as the Matadors swept the Vaqueros Saturday afternoon.

    Chris Koeiman and Robert Gonzalez each tossed complete games as Arizona Western improves its record to 17-5 overall and 8-2 in the ACCAC.

    In the first game of the double-header, the Matadors struck first with a pair of runs in the second. With the bases loaded, the Mats pushed one across on a fielder’s choice and then a wild pitch brought home Ramon Miranda.

  • 03 Mar

    SB: Lady Mats Push Win Streak to 21


    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – A nail-bitter in the opening game gave way to the Lady Matadors typical offensive outburst in game two as Arizona Western swept Scottsdale Saturday afternoon.

    Arizona Western held on to a 2-1 game win before opening up a 20-4 game two victory.

    The Matadors entered the afternoon averaging nearly 20 runs (19.3) in every double-header.

  • 02 Mar

    MBB: Mats Advance to Region I Final

    YUMA, Ariz. – Two crucial stops in the waning seconds solidified Arizona Western’s 80-77 victory over the Mesa Thunderbirds in the Semi-Finals of the Region I Division I Playoffs Saturday night.

    The Matadors win, coupled with Eastern Arizona knocking off top-seeded Cochise, allows Arizona Western to host the Region I Final Monday night at 7:30pm against the Gila Monsters.

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