SCOTTSDALE, Ariz---The Arizona Western Lady Matadors (9-4-3 overall, 5-2-2 ACCAC) dropped a grueling conference match on the road to the Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes (6-6-2 overall, 4-4-1 ACCAC) Saturday night.
Scottsdale took the early lead over AWC, building a 2-0 advantage over the Lady Matadors.
Freshman Karen Rivas cut the deficit in half with her 11th goal of the season before the Artichokes added the insurance goal, sealing the win 3-1.
The loss puts the Matadors in precarious position heading into the final day of the season on Wednesday. The Mats 17 points in conference have them in 5th place with two teams, Mesa and Phoenix each just two points behind.
Arizona Western will play at Pima in Tucson on Wednesday at 4:30pm with the Aztecs fighting for the top seed.
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.