Saturday, September 15, the Cochise College Women’s Soccer Team traveled to face off with Paradise Valley Community College for a mid-afternoon match. Under the beaming Phoenix sun, the Apaches came hot off the whistle. Twenty minutes in, Freshman Leticia Seabra would dribble through the midfield to create space for a far range shot and bank it in. Leading 1-0, Cochise advanced further with seven minutes left of the first half. Seabra crossed a ball to Freshman Mckenna Jones who perfectly placed a left-footed strike into the lower corner from the 18”.
Four minutes following the double whistle, the Pumas would respond with their first goal of the match. And another, six minutes later to rally the score 2-2. The Apaches snatched the lead back merely two minutes after with a goal from Sophomore Lupita Ibarra. With the intense back and forth play building up along with the time clock, Paradise Valley was awarded a penalty kick with nine minutes left of the game and capitalized on this opportunity to equalize. The Pumas ran with this momentum and scored to take the lead in the 86th minute. Unable to answer back, Cochise would ultimately fall 4-3 to Paradise Valley.
The Lady Apaches are on the road once again this Tuesday to match up with Arizona Western Community College.