Cochise Soccer dominates over South Mountain

On Thursday, October 10, the Cochise College women’s soccer team took on South Mountain at home. The Lady Apaches dominated the first half with ten shots compared to none for South Mountain. Freshman Maria Azarias, better known as Majhu, finally netted the first goal in the 33rd minute with a 20 yard shot off of an assist from fellow Brazilian freshman Rafaela Oliveira da Silva. Six minutes later, Majhu won the ball near midfield off a clearance by center back Kiara Villaescusa, dribbled through four defenders into the box, and finished with a left-footed shot on the far post, putting the Apaches up 2-0 going into halftime. Goalkeeper Brianna Guzman faced zero shots on goal in the first half.

After minor adjustments at the half, Cochise continued to dominate possession. The Lady Apaches accumulated another 13 shots in the second half, netting one more goal to give them a 3-0 lead. Sophomore Breanne Huitz rounded off the scoring in the 55th minute from an assist off of sophomore Mckenna Jones. Daniela Hernandez backed the Apaches in the net in the second half with three saves to keep South Mountain scoreless.