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SPORTS
Thursday, September 9, 2004
photo Volleyball: Setting the tone

Sophomore Butkus steps up to avoid second-season slump

Sophomore setter Stephanie Butkus knows all too well the difference a year can make.

At the completion of the first week of the 2004 season, Butkus has averaged nearly 11.8 assists per game, contributing a total of 72 assists in Sunday's loss, a tough five-game match against Hawaii. The showing placed her in a seventh place tie for most assists in a single match in UA history. [Read article]

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Knauer's Korner: Volleyball shouldn't panic over two losses

If things don't seem to be going as planned this season for the Arizona volleyball team, consider a few recent developments:

  • Junior outside hitter Kim Glass is still shelved with a shoulder injury, and word of her status for the rest of the year won't come until next week at the earliest. Arizona's leader in kills the last two seasons still may redshirt.

  • In Glass' absence last weekend in the Rainbow Wahine Classic, sophomore Meghan Cumpston put up averages of 4 kills, 3.42 digs, 0.75 blocks and 0.50 service aces per game, and second-year setter Stephanie Butkus contributed a career-high 72 assists Sunday against No. 13 Hawaii. But the Wildcats lost in five games to the host team, and a four-game loss to San Diego the day before left Arizona with a 1-2 record at the tournament and at 2-2 overall. [Read article]

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    Golf teams fall in round 2 of Topy Cup

    Both the men's and women's golf teams dropped on the leaderboard yesterday in the Topy Cup in Tokyo.

    The women's squad finished yesterday in third place after grabbing the lead on the tournaments opening day.

    As a team, the Wildcats shot a 21-over-par and trail Topy Cup leader Tohoku Fukushi by 10 strokes going into the final round today.

    Arizona was led individually by senior Mar Garcia, who shot a 1-under-par to move into fifth place and junior Cassandra Kirkland, who was 4-over-par and in seventh place. [Read article]

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