Matador soccer at Pima preview
(11) Arizona Western at Pima
Kickoff: Noon today, Tucson
Last game: The Matadors shut out Glendale 2-0; The Aztecs topped Chandler-Gilbert 4-2.
Records: AWC (10-2 overall and Arizona Community College Athletic Conference); Pima (6-4-2 overall and ACCAC)
Players to watch: Arturo Valle scored both goals Thursday against the Gauchos, his ninth and 10th of the season to lead the team. ... Goalie Ben Eyde made four saves the last time the teams met, but still allowed three to pass.
The lowdown: Pima had a low seed last year but ran the table in the playoffs, winning the Region I tournament. If they want to duplicate that success, a win today would be a step in the right direction. ... The Matadors are one game behind Yavapai for first place in the conference and home field throughout the playoffs. ... Pima's playoff run last year included a win over AWC.
- Edward Carifio