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SPORTS
Monday, October 11, 2004
photo Football: Cats drop 1st road game to UCLA

Safety, Bruin passing game breaks UA, 37-17

PASADENA, Calif. - The UA football team was successful in stopping Pac-10 leading rusher Maurice Drew Saturday at the Rose Bowl.

Problem was, the Wildcats ultimately may have put their focus on the wrong Drew.

"We played the run well and played the pass terrible," said UA junior defensive back Darrell Brooks after the Bruins, led by junior quarterback Drew Olson's four touchdown passes, rolled to a 37-17 victory over the Wildcats in Pasadena, Calif. "We emphasized on the run game but were lackadaisical on the pass." [Read article]

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photo Football Analysis: Victory on stat sheet not right kind of win

PASADENA, Calif. - The numbers never lie.

Almost.

The UA defense held UCLA's two-headed backfield monster of Manuel White and Maurice Drew to just 44 yards combined in the first half, on 14 carries. Arizona's own formidable backfield combination of Mike Bell and Gilbert Harris hit the holes for 144 yards on 19 carries through two quarters.

Arizona's offense held onto the ball four and a half minutes longer than UCLA. The Wildcats gained 9 first downs to UCLA's 11, and 172 total yards to the Bruins' 189. [Read article]

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photo Soccer: Wildcats upset No. 4 Huskies, 3-1

Miller's 2 goals move UA to 2-0 in Pac-10

After setting records for wins and shutouts in a season - both before conference play even started - about the only thing the UA soccer team hadn't accomplished this season was to defeat a ranked opponent.

Check that one off the list too.

Junior midfielder Mallory Miller scored two goals in the second half en route to a 3-1 Arizona victory over No. 4 Washington, giving the Wildcats (11-2 overall) a 2-0 start in the Pacific 10 Conference. [Read article]

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Oregon trip sweep gives volleyball 1st Pac-10 wins

The No. 21 Arizona volleyball team can finally breathe a sigh of relief after earning its first two Pacific 10 Conference wins of the season by defeating Oregon and Oregon State on the road this weekend.

"I would be lying if I said that it doesn't feel like there's been a weight lifted off our shoulders," said UA head coach Dave Rubio. "We've been our own worst enemy, but I feel like we're moving in the right direction." [Read article]

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Wildcat tennis: Injury forces Matalongaís exit from All-American tournament

While the nationís top singles players competed in the Icy Hot/ITA Menís All-American Championship this weekend, muscle cramps ended up being the toughest opponent for UA tennis junior Roger Matalonga.

Leading Greg Oullette of Florida 7-6 (5), 3-4 in the first round of this tournament in Chattanooga, Tenn., cramps forced Matalonga to withdraw from the singles bracket.

Coach Bill Wright said that he thinks that Matalonga likely would have held on to his lead if he were not forced to pull out. [Read article]

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UA Sports Roundup

Cross Country teams out-race Sun Devils to invitational titles

The Arizona men's and women's cross country teams both won at the ASU Invitational meet over the weekend at Kiwanis Park in Tempe. Both Wildcats squads edged out intrastate rival Arizona State for the team titles.

On the women's side, senior Beth Hoge captured the individual title with a time of 18:20.5 in the 5,000-meter race and junior Ashley Steen was the next Wildcat to cross the finish line in fifth at 18:55.8. In all, Arizona had five of the top 10 finishers to be the low scoring team with 21 points. [Read article]

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