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Monday, October 25, 2004
photo Cats no match for No. 7 Cal

Golden Bears jump to 28-0 halftime lead

Coming into Saturday's contest with No. 7 California, the Arizona football team knew it couldn't make mistakes if it wanted to knock off a top-10 team.

The Wildcats made several costly errors, and the Golden Bears proved they are one of the nation's top teams in its 38-0 win Saturday at Arizona Stadium in front of an announced Family Weekend crowd of 52,049. [Read article]

photo Football Analysis: Stoops' hopes mirror Cal's recent success

It may not be too surprising, but it's worth mentioning.

For the fifth consecutive season, the hapless UA football team won't be going to a bowl game.

Arizona dropped to 1-6 on the season with Saturday's 38-0 loss to No. 7 California, insuring that the team won't reach the requisite six wins necessary to receive one of 56 invites to a postseason playoff.

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photo Volleyball cruises past ASU at home

The No. 23 Arizona volleyball team did not give instate rival Arizona State much to brag about as the Wildcats swept the Sun Devils (30-17, 30-25, 30-24) on Friday at McKale Center

Arizona (12-7, 4-5 Pac-10) bettered Arizona State in hitting percentage (.383 to .210) and blocks (6 to 5.5).

Sophomore opposite hitter Meghan Cumpston led the team with 17 kills on .483 hitting and nine digs while junior outside hitter Jennifer Abernathy contributed 12 kills and six digs to the win. Senior middle blocker Jolene Killough worked out of her slump as she notched nine kills on a career-high .900 hitting and a team-high four blocks. Sophomore setter Stephanie Butkus added 46 assists and senior libero Kelli Mulvany recorded a team-high 11 digs. [Read article]

photo Icecats open season tonight at TCC against ASU

New attitudes, outlook highlight 2004-2004 hockey campaign

The Arizona Icecats open the 2004-2005 season tonight at 7:30 at Tucson Convention Center in the first of two games against rival Arizona State.

Head coach Leo Golembiewski said this season marks a return to elite ranks for UA hockey, a year after the Icecats finished 11-14-2 and missed the playoffs for the first time ever.

"We're going back to basics," Golembiewski said. "We've got a whole new attitude. The negative attitude (of last season) is gone." [Read article]

Soccer stumbles on road, falls 1-0 to ASU

The No. 16 UA soccer team suffered a 1-0 loss to ASU Friday night. The Wildcats' second consecutive loss dropped them to 3-2 in Pacific 10 Conference play.

"I thought ASU was better than us today. They just played better than we did," UA head coach Dan Tobias said.

The split crowd of 1,123 looked on as ASU (7-7-1, 3-1-1 Pac-10) took 22 shots - 14 in the second half alone - on the Wildcats. The Wildcat defense held off the ASU attack until the 72nd minute, when Manya Makoski capitalized on a goalie-less net. UA goalkeeper McCall Smith came off her line to challenge a cross pass into the box. Smith was unable to get control of the ball, and ASU forward Elizabeth Bogus took advantage and passed it to Makoski for the score. [Read article]

Tennis duo falls in finals at regionals

UA men's tennis' own Roger Matalonga and Colin O'Grady validated their top-five national doubles ranking this weekend at the Wilson/ITA Fall Regional Championships in Malibu, Calif.

The fell just short of a championship, however, losing to UCLA's duo of Alberto Francis and Krzysztof Kwinta, 8-4. The Bruin doubles team ranks third nationally and held the tournament's top seed.

The loss left the second-seeded UA doubles squad one victory away from automatically qualifying for the 2004 ITA National Intercollegiate Indoor Championships. That tournament is the nation's top collegiate indoor tennis tournament and the second of three non-team national championship events this season. [Read article]

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