Imperial Valley women and men soccer fall to Arizona Western


soccer silhouetteYUMA, AZ – The Arizona Western women’s soccer team scored early and often Wednesday evening against Imperial Valley.
The Matadors scored three goals in the first half – the first coming less than 10 minutes into the game – and three goals in the second half en route to a 6-0 victory in the non-conference tilt at AWC Soccer Field.

Andrea Bedoya scored twice for the Matadors, who had 34 shots on goal to just one for Imperial Valley (0-1). Savannah Sibold, Patrcia Gomez, Monserrat Rodriguez and Elisa Espino each scored one goal apiece, while Abigail Rosales had two assists.

Sibold, whose eighth-minute goal opened the scoring, leads the Matadors in goals this season with five.
On the men’s side…

For nearly the entire first half Wednesday, Imperial Valley hung with the Arizona Western men’s soccer team.
But from the 40th-minute on, the Matadors took control of the game, going on to win 3-0 at AWC Soccer Field.

For AWC, Victor Romero scored in the 40th minute off an assist from Edgar Jimenez, Enrique Lopez scored in the 53rd minute and Henry Rodriguez scored in the 67th minute.

Romero’s goal was his second of the season, while Jimenez and Rodriguez’s goals were their first. Rodriguez was making his first appearance in a game this season.

The Matadors (2-3-0) finished with 26 more shots on goal than IVC.

“As the game went on, our level of play improved and that is what we wanted to see from our team,” coach Kenny Dale said. “Making adjustments and reading what’s in front of them.”