By James Kelley
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Wednesday February 26, 2002
Despite dropping one game to No. 6 UC Santa Barbara and two to No. 1 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo over the weekend, the coachless women's lacrosse team is still in position to make the league tournament and make a run at the national title.
The No. 15 Wildcats (3-4) fell to the Gauchos Saturday morning, 11-8 and then later that day to Cal Poly, 9-6. On Sunday Arizona played the top-ranked Mustangs again, falling 12-5.
Cal Poly has won the last two national championships.
"We did OK, we definitely didn't play up to our potential," said tri-captain Heather Snow.
Arizona, which had been helped out by the men's team's coaches, Adam Hopkins and Ken Broshart, was on its own on Sunday, because Hopkins and Broshart couldn't be there. On Saturday, a couple players from the men's team helped out, but they don't know the girls,Snow said.
A brother of one of the men's team's players may be able to help the team out, Snow said.
"It hurts our team a lot," Snow said. "Putting in subs is hard, sometimes the captains have to sub ourselves out to do it."
In the very competitive Women's Western Lacrosse League, which in addition to the No. 1, 6 and 15 ranked teams has No. 3 UCLA, the Wildcats are in fourth place, two and a half games ahead of ASU. The top four teams qualify for the league playoffs.
This Sunday at 11 a.m., at Murphey Stadium, the Wildcats play host to UCSD, which they beat 10-5 in San Diego earlier in the year.