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SPORTS
Monday, October 3, 2005
photo Commentary: Arizona needs to take Saturday's lessons into second half of season

Will Rogers once said, "The trouble with using experience as your guide is that sometimes the final exam comes first, then the lesson."

Never has a quote more aptly applied to the Arizona football team, which Saturday suffered a 28-0 loss to No. 10 California.

Arizona head coach Mike Stoops' ongoing rebuilding process might appear to have hit a snag on the surface with three losses - two to Top-25 teams - and a road contest at two-time defending national champion and top-ranked Southern California less than a week away. [Read article]

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photo Cross Country: UA men win 2nd straight meet

Junior Mutanya finishes second

The No. 7 Arizona men's cross country team kept its undefeated season intact Friday, winning the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.

"It's one of the premier meets in the nation," said Arizona head coach James Li.

Chris Solinsky of No. 1 Wisconsin won the 8,000-meter race, finishing in 23 minutes, 21 seconds, while Arizona's Obed Mutanya continued his impressive first season with the Wildcats, finishing nine seconds later to place second. [Read article]

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Top Cats

The best of the weekend's athletic performances

  • Cross Country

    Obed Mutanya

    Finished second in 8,000m

    at Notre Dame Invitational

  • Volleyball

    Kim Glass

    No. 86 Outside hitter

    Averaged 16 kills, 8 digs in road matches against Washington and Washington State

  • Soccer

    Mallory Miller

    No. 5 Midfielder-forward [Read article]

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    photo Wildcats suffer first conference loss in sweep by No. 2 Huskies

    The No. 13 Arizona volleyball team recorded its third consecutive sweep Friday night by defeating Washington State in Pullman, Wash.

    But the Wildcats' tricks were turned against them the next evening, as they were swept by No. 2 Washington in Seattle.

    In the loss, Arizona (11-2, 3-1 Pacific 10 Conference) watched its seven-match win streak come to an end and fell for the first time this season in conference play. [Read article]

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    Conference challenge awaits No. 22 men's golf

    While Arizona students start their week off with their usual slate of classes and homework, the No. 22 Arizona men's golf team will spend today and tomorrow in Glenview, Ill., competing in the second-annual Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge.

    Arizona joins Pacific 10 Conference rivals ASU, California, Oregon, UCLA, Southern California and Washington in facing off against Big Ten schools Indiana, Illinois, Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State and Purdue. [Read article]

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    photo Soccer joins list of BYU's ranked victims

    No. 12 Cougars edge Cats in UA's last non-conference home game

    Defeating nationally ranked opponents seems to be the BYU soccer team's forte this season.

    The No. 12 Cougars' match against the No. 24 Arizona soccer team furthered that point, as BYU won 2-1 Saturday night at Murphey Stadium in the Wildcats' last non-conference home game of 2005.

    The Wildcats (5-3-2) are the fourth ranked team the Cougars have defeated since Sept. 12, and Saturday's victory kept BYU (10-0-1) undefeated, with their only tie coming Sept. 24 against Eastern Washington. [Read article]

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