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photo Athlete of the Week: Amanda Martin

Player Profile

Name: Amanda Martin

Sport: women's soccer

Position: goalie

Year/major: freshman/undecided

Latest highlight: Martin stopped all 24 shots she faced in the two-day Wildcat Invitational Tournament. She is the first UA goalie since 1999 to have two shutouts in a season ¸ and the team has only played two games. [Read article]

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Weekend wins keep soccer seed growing

GOAL!

Last fall, the UA women's soccer team was less than impressive. Especially when compared to the stellar volleyball, softball and men's basketball programs that headline the sports section at UA.

A solid freshmen class and another year of experience for the current players figured to give the team a better shot at a more successful season.

But who cared. Really.

Fortunately for Cathy Klein's team, it looks like the tide may be turning, and after one of the most impressive weekend performances in recent memory, UA has a team that is demanding attention. [Read article]

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photo Gardner ╬quarterback' of volleyball

Senior setter adjusts to new offensive sytem after off-season transfer to UA

Laurie Gardner and Jason Johnson might not have much in common, but in their respective sports they have similar jobs.

Gardner's job as the setter for the UA women's volleyball team is to pass the ball around the court similar to what Johnson's is on the football field as UA quarterback.

Just like for a quarterback, a new system for the transfer from Indiana might take time for her to learn ¸ and UA volleyball head coach David Rubio realizes that. [Read article]

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Pac-10 Football Notes

UA (1-0)

Last week: Beat Northern Arizona, 37-3

This week: Bye

Not too much stock should be taken in the Wildcats' first game of the season against the Division I-AA Lumberjacks, but head coach John Mackovic said the game did provide an opportunity to see where the passing game stood. The signs were good ¸ senior quarterback Jason Johnson threw for 381 yards and three touchdowns before leaving the game early in the third quarter. But a discouraging sign came with the running game, in which junior tailback Clarence Farmer only rushed for 29 yards, often against stacked coverage in the box. [Read article]

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RANDY METCALF/Arizona Daily Wildcat
Chaz Elsten secured one of the best seats in the house for the Wildcat's game agaist NAU Saturday night. "I wanted to stand out and inspire the other students to get pumped," he said. "I wanted to do something different than just paint our chests." If you want to be the Wildcat's next fan of the week, look the part and make sure to find one of our photographers at any UA game.
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