Women swimmers down rival Sun Devils 161.5-148.5

Arizona Daily Wildcat

WOMEN'S SWIMMING AND DIVING

They came to the meet. They saw the competition. They kicked their butts.

Who are "they"? Why, the Arizona women's swimming and diving teams, that's who.

Arizona took on in-state rival Arizona State Saturday at the Hillenbrand Aquatic Center. With the support of the men's swimming team, the Wildcat women went on to score 161.5 points in comparison to the Sun Devils' 148.5 points.

"It feels real good to have beaten the Sun Devils in my senior year," senior team captain Liz Scholzen said. "I have been waiting four years for this and we finally accomplished it."

"The team as a whole swam really well," senior swimmer Heather Welch said. "Many of the girls were not rested and they are kicking everyone's butt. That alone shows that we are going to do well in NCAAs."

There was not one race where the Wildcats did not place within the top five. In the 200-meter freestyle 1992 Olympian Ashley Tapin captured first. Liz Scholzen came in with a close third and freshman Heather Branstetter swam into a fourth-place finish.

In the 1000 freestyle, the freshmen on the team made their presence known. Laurie Kline captured first, while her teammate Branstetter was right behind her to take second. In the 500 freestyle Kline dominated the race with a first place finish. Branstetter was once again right behind her, taking second. Tapin cleaned up as well, taking first in the 200 freestyle, the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly.

Katie Miles

BASEBALL

After last Thursday's game against Arizona, Cal-State Fullerton baseball coach Augie Garrido declined to comment on the Wildcats because he had not seen them play their best baseball he still hasn't. Not even close.

Garrido's Titans upped their record to 7-1 by completing a three-game sweep of Arizona yesterday with a 6-1 victory at Sancet Field.

Ted Silva (3-0) got the complete game victory for the Titans by simply overpowering Wildcat hitters. For much of the game, Silva pitched like he had tickets to the UA basketball game. He struck out eleven, retiring the Wildcats in order four times, and allowing just one run in the bottom of the ninth.

After the game, the Titans left for home quickly, but the Wildcats left even quicker, vacating the field and going to the locker room for a 30 minute closed meeting. Head coach Jerry Kindall was then unavailable due to a meeting with recruits. The Wildcats have now slipped to 4-7 on the young season.

Craig Degel

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Cal opened the game with an 11-point run and never looked back as the Golden Bears downed the UA women's basketball team 94-66 at Harmon Arena in Berkeley, Calif.

The Bears shot 58 percent in the first half as the Wildcats (9-14 overall, 4-7 in the Pacific 10 Conference) could manage only 33 percent along with 17 turnovers.

"When they jumped on us early, our confidence just took a nose dive," UA coach Joan Bonvicini said. "We just panicked early and had so many turnovers. It was obvious our confidence went down the tubes."

Freshman forward Adia Barnes had 13 points for the Wildcats in the first half as Cal (9-11, 4-7) took a 50-27 lead at halftime. Barnes closed the game with 15 points and 10 rebounds, her sixth double-double of the season. Atina Harris added 11 points for Arizona.

TRACK AND FIELD

The UA track team looked impressive this weekend as they defeated NAU and ASU in a triangular meet in Flagstaff.

"We did real well," said Coach Dave Murray. "We had a pretty good meet up there winning all divisions."

The men's team beat host NAU 71-57 and ASU 96-32. The women outran their in-state rivals 77-33 and 72-34.

Individually, five Wildcats posted NCAA provisional marks on Saturday.

Felicia Lane had a big day as she qualified for NCAAs, winning the 55m dash in 6.96 seconds and finishing second in the 200m with a time of 24.66

Leo Simmons ran the 55m high hurdle preliminaries in 7.27 seconds. He went on to win the event in 7.34.

DeDe Buzzi won the 55m hurdles in 7.85 with teammate Michelle Johnson coming in second with a time of 7.87.

Ryan Gray

WOMEN'S TENNIS

The 17th-ranked Arizona women's tennis team did the near impossible this weekend.

They landed under cloudy skies, took down two of the top teams in the nation, and streaked out of town with a perfect 7-0 record on the season.

The Wildcats proved a great deal about themselves with their victory over Southern Cal on Friday and UCLA on Saturday. Last year's Wildcat team was only 2-8 in the Pacific 10 South. They're already 2-0 this season after defeating the 11th-ranked Trojans 5-4 and the 6th-ranked Bruins 5-3. Both teams were undefeated before their run-in with the Wildcats.

Craig Sanders

CLUB LACROSSE

The Arizona men's lacrosse team began its season with a 14-5 win over Arizona State University on Saturday.

After the first quarter, the team was up by a score of 5-0 and set the pace for the rest of the game. By halftime, the Laxcats still found themselves up with a five goal advantage, 8-3.

The leading scorer for the Laxcats was Dave Wilmer who had three goals.

The team exhibited very balanced scoring with five players scoring two goals a piece.

Julie Shiroma

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