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SPORTS
Monday September 22, 2003
photo Soccer wins weekend pair

Kickoff was just after 1 p.m., but the game was over right around "Miller time."

Arizona forward Mallory Miller scored two goals in 72 seconds to put the Wildcats up 3-1 over San Francisco yesterday.

"Putting two in back-to-back was a big momentum booster," Miller said while nursing a cleat mark on her shoulder after the game. "We just kept possession and secured the lead."

The Dons scored their only goal in the 10th minute, but UA sophomore goalkeeper Natalie Juarez kept the Dons out of the net for the next 80 minutes, giving Arizona its first three-game winning streak since 1999. [Read article]

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Volleyball swept in Northwest

For a program as talented as the Arizona volleyball team, going winless on a road trip would normally be as bleak as the Pacific Northwest weather.

But despite being knocked down by Pacific 10 Conference foes Washington and Washington State over the weekend, the Wildcats are able to take some positives from the weekend's road trip.

The No. 16 Wildcats (6-6, 0-2 Pac-10) opened up conference play with a 3-1 loss at Washington State (5-6, 2-0) Thursday night, followed by a 3-2 setback the next day in Seattle against No. 14 Washington (11-0, 2-0). Against the Huskies, though, the UA did bounce back after trailing 2-0 going into halftime to force a fifth game. [Read article]

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Commentary: Livengood can learn from ASU's

Three years ago, Arizona athletic director Jim Livengood and his counterpart at Arizona State, Gene Smith, found themselves in the same, unenviable position being without a head football coach.

Both athletic directors realized they needed to bring in a coach that would breathe life into programs that had enjoyed success in the past, but that recently were mired in mediocrity.

However, that is where the similarities in the situations at the two schools stop, as ASU and the UA went in decidedly different directions to fill their head coaching vacancies. [Read article]

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