The first round of the Region 1 playoffs proved to be a difficult one for the Arizona Western College Men's Soccer Team; but they would survive to play another day.
After a scoreless first half, the Mats picked up the tempo and stayed on the attack most the second. The pressure AWC kept on the Gauchos net would pay off in the 74th minute; when Jaime Verdin centered the ball at the mouth of the net for Jordan Evans to tap in the go-ahead goal.
AWC goalie Marko Jovanovic earned his second Man of the Match award with his three save shutout performance on the night. The Mats 1-0 win earns them a road trip to top seeded Phoenix College this Wednesday.