The Arizona Western College Matadors season soccer fate was realized in their Region 1 Semifinal game; a close loss. A controversial equipment ruling that caused the Mats to go a man down paved the way for Phoenix College to score first in the 16th minute of the game.
As they did all season long, the Mats responded nine minutes later with a penalty kick goal by sophomore Arturo Valle. After a tie going to into the half, the Bears would get an early second half goal that couldn't be overcome.
The 2-1 loss ends the Mats season who finish with a 15-7-1 overall record.