The Pumas continue to improve on the season as they have faced five nationally ranked teams in their seven loses. The Pumas are starting to find the back of the net as they learn to play together.
After a rain delayed start at SCC on Sept. 26, the Pumas picked up their second victory over the Artichokes. After a tight first half the game was tied 1-1. SCC scored early in the second half to take a 2-1 lead. In a stretch of 10 minutes, the Pumas answered with four straight goals to go on to win the game 5-2. Five different Pumas scored in the match; Ulises Mendoza, Ethan Fierro, Cole Connor, David Case and Ian Bream. Daniel Osorio went the distance in the net with six saves.
PVCC completed the week sweep with a 1-0 win over 12th ranked Yavapai on Sept. 28. In a game that saw both teams have chances, it stayed tied at nil until the 70th minute when freshman, Antonia Carrillo scored from the top of the box on a pass from Ulises Mendoza.
Daniel Osorio started the game in goal for the Pumas but had to leave in the 29th minute with fractured ribs. Luis Villegas stepped in goal to complete the shutout for the Pumas.
The victory marks only the second time in program history that PVCC has gotten the victory over Yavapai. The other being in 2005. The Pumas’ overall record now stands at 5-7-0, 2-2-0 in conference play.
The Pumas will return to Conference play with a Thursday afternoon home game on Oct. 3 vs. Gateway Community College, 3:30pm kickoff. On Saturday, Oct. 5, they head to the south valley to take on South Mountain Community College, 11:30am kickoff. The Pumas won both non-conference showdowns earlier in the year.