Local Glance: Matador soccer, volleyball
Matadors shut out Paradise Valley
Oscar Hernandez recorded his third straight shutout in goal as the Arizona Western soccer team topped Paradise Valley 1-0 at Tuesday at Reach 11 Sports Complex in Paradise Valley.
Mario Soto scored in the 20th minute for the only goal the Matadors (4-1 overall and Arizona Community College Athletic Association) would need.
“Paradise Valley was clearly better than us for a large part of the game,” coach Kenny Dale said. “Our young players need to focus on the process more than the result.”
Hernandez only had to deflect four shots by the Pumas (2-2 overall and ACCAC).
Herbert named Player of the Week
Arizona Western freshman outside hitter Marisha Herbert was named the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Division I Player of the Week.
The 6-foot-3 outside hitter from Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, led the Matadors with 10 kills in their sweep of Yavapai College. Herbert is currently tied for the conference lead in kills (37) and blocks (12) and is second in solo blocks (10) and total attacks (91).
The Matadors are off until Friday, when they play Mesa to open up the Scottsdale Volleyball Classic.