Wildcat Weekly, Oct. 8


Arizona football continues Pac-12 play this Thursday, Oct. 10 at USC after utilizing a bye week to recover from a 31-13 loss at Washington on Sept. 28. The Wildcats (3-1, 0-1), led by junior running back Ka’Deem Carey, who was named Hard Edge Player of the Week by coach Rich Rodriguez and staff for his 30 carries for 132 yards and a touchdown against the Huskies, are looking to bounce back from their first loss of the season. This will also be the first game the Trojans (3-2, 0-2) play since ex-head coach Lane Kiffin was fired after a 62-41 loss to Arizona State on Sept. 28. The game will air on Fox Sports 1 at 7:30 p.m. Thursday night.

After a successful weekend home opener against No. 21 Oregon and Oregon State last weekend, Arizona volleyball (12-4, 2-2) travels to Washington to face Washington and Washington State on Friday and Sunday, respectively. Junior outside hitter Madi Kington has been an unstoppable force at the net, racking up 18 kills in their upset against Oregon and an extra 13 in their win vs. Oregon State. She was aided by freshman setter Penina Snuka’s stand-out weekend, recording double-digit statistics in both games with 46 assists and 17 digs against the Ducks and 39 assists with 11 digs against the Beavers. The Wildcats will look to continue their hot streak by maintaining their solid all-round play at 8 p.m. on Friday in Seattle and again at 1 p.m. in Pullman, both of which will be aired on PAC-12 Networks.

Women’s soccer (5-4-3) looks for their luck to change as they travel to Oregon this weekend to face Oregon Sate Friday and Oregon Sunday. Junior goalkeeper Gabby Kaufman will look to her offensive players for backup after recording 11 saves last weekend in California. The lady Wildcats fell to both No. 2 Stanford and California 2-1 last week, recording just 28 total shots on goal between the two games, which included goals by junior forward Emily Lai and senior forward Jazmin Ponce. Arizona plays Oregon State Friday at 3 p.m. and Oregon Sunday at noon. Their match against the Beavers will be televised on Pac-12 Networks.

The Arizona men’s hockey team (2-2) travels to Lynchburg, Va. to take on No. 14 Liberty University this Friday and Saturday. The Ice Cats, coming off back-to-back losses to upstate rival No. 2 Arizona State, will kick off the weekend’s double header at 7 p.m. EST on Friday. Goalie Dylon Hojnacki, who made 49 saves in last Friday’s 5-1 loss to the Sun Devils, and freshman Grant Nicholson, who scored the Ice Cats’ lone goal last weekend, look to rally their team back to a victory in Virginia.

Men’s golf heads to Vestavia Hills, Ala. to compete in the two-day Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate at the Old Overton Country Club today and tomorrow. Headed by senior Erik Oja who is looking for his third top-10 finish this season, the Wildcats will play with the likes of No. 2 Texas A&M, No, 12 UAB, No. 16 UNLV, No. 17 Vanderbilt, No. 26 Texas, No. 28 Arkansas, and No. 29 Auburn at the JPNI. Joining Oja is junior Alex McMahon, senior Christian Colegrove, senior Benson Liu, and junior Tucker Wadkins.

Women’s tennis looks forward to hosting the University of Arizona Tournament here in Tucson starting this Friday, Oct. 11. Senior Lacey Smith is coming off her 1-1 performance at the ITA Riviera All-American Tournament in Los Angeles and will lead the Wildcats this weekend.

The men’s and No. 5 women’s cross country teams head to Mesa, Ariz. this Saturday to compete in the Thunderbird Cross Country Classic. The men’s 8K race begins at 7 a.m., with the women’s 5K race starting at 7:45.

And last, but not least, the Arizona men’s basketball team kicks off the season with the McDonald’s Red-Blue Game on Saturday. The event will open its doors at 1 p.m. before officially beginning at 3 p.m. from McKale Center. The game will be simultaneously streamed for free on pac-12.com.