Lurking in Second

YUMA, Ariz. – Two wins kept the Arizona Western College women’s soccer team unbeaten, and the Lady Mats stayed in second in the latest NJCAA poll, released this morning. The top five in the poll stayed put. Navarro (10-0-1) is in first, Tyler (12-1-1) is third, Monroe (8-0-1) is in fourth and Eastern Florida State (7-1-1) is fifth.

Saturday night, the Lady Mats (15-0-0 overall, 15-0-0 Arizona Community College Athletic Conference) beat then seventh-ranked (now ninth-ranked) Phoenix College 4-2. Karen Melendrez scored two goals, and Christian Boateng and Elizabeth Ephraim each scored once.

Earlier in the week, AWC beat South Mountain 4-0 behind four second-half goals. AWC’s first match of the week was rained out and rescheduled for Saturday, October 20 at Paradise Valley.

Boateng leads the ACCAC with 22 goals and is tied for fourth with eight assists. Asare Vera has a team-best nine assists (tied for first in the conference).

AWC is one of three ranked teams from the ACCAC. Phoenix is ninth, and Paradise Valley stayed in 19th.

The Lady Mats are headed to Glendale for a match this afternoon at 3:30 before coming back home to host Scottsdale on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $5 for adults and $3 for seniors/military. Kids 12 and under and AWC students and staff get in FREE!

Arizona Western College is one of the top community colleges in Arizona. The college boasts partnerships with all three state universities that include face-to-face classes in Yuma.


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