Arizona Athletics Recap: 9/8-9/14


Arizona athletics enjoyed a very successful past week from all fall sport teams. We saw the football, soccer, and volleyball teams continue their seasons and also saw the men’s golf team get their season started on Monday and Tuesday. Men’s tennis gets their season started later this week and another fall sport will be off and running, but for now, lets take a look at the past weeks athletic results.

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Men’s Golf

Men’s golf got their season underway this past week at the SW Intercollegiate and carded a sixth place finish with a final score of 884 (+32). George Cunningham was the top finisher for the Wildcats carding a (+2), which was good for tie for sixth place overall. Alex McMahon also had a top 20 finish, finishing tied for 16th, with a total score of 219 (+6). Not a bad showing by the Wildcats as they improved their team scores each round and competed with some quality teams.

Women’s Soccer

The women’s soccer team hosted the Arizona Cats Classic and faced off against the Nevada Wolf Pack on Friday night. Arizona was not phased by the hour long lightning delay in the game before them or the 90 minute delay in their match and they went on to win 4-0. Freshman Gabi Stoian, the reigning Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week, started the game off with two quick goal sin the first 12:07 of game play. She would later add another goal for her first career hat trick and sixth goal of the season. Alexandra Doller was the other Wildcat to score a goal and she now has two goals on the season. The Wildcats have not lost four straight decisions and are playing well as they get closer to Pac-12 play.

Record this week: 1-0

Record this season: 4-1-1

Women’s Volleyball

The #21 Arizona women’s volleyball team competed in the 26 Longhorn Classis this past weekend and had matches against the #21 Texas Longhorns, the Florida A&M Rattlers, and the Central Florida Knights. They opened up with the Longhorns on Friday and suffered their first lost of the season, losing in straight sets 3-0 (25-19, 25-21, 25-20). Madi Kingdon finished the match with 21 kills, her fourth 20-plus-kill match of the season and Penina Snuka accumulated 32 assists and 15 digs, earning her fifth double-double of the season.

The team rebounded nicely on the second day of the tournament by defeating both Florida A&M and UCF. They defeated the Rattlers 3-0 (25-20, 25-24, 25-13) and the Knights 3-1 (25-22, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23). Kingdon and Snuka were both named to the all-tournament team after compiling 58 kills and 108 assists, respectively. Snuka now has seven double-doubles on the season and Kingdon has five games of 20-plus-kills.

Record this week: 2-1

Record this season: 8-1


The Arizona football team concluded their non-conference schedule with a 35-28 win over the Nevada Wolf Pack on Saturday night and now sits at 3-0 on the young season. True freshman RB Nick Wilson led the way offensively with 171 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns on 29 attempts, while WR Cayleb Jones, had 9 receptions for 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. QB Anu Solomon enjoyed a very nice game completing 22 of 26 passes for 278 yards and 3 touchdowns, but he did throw his first interception of the season. The defense was led by Scooby Wright and his 14 tackles and also got double-digit tackles from Jared Tevis and Jake Matthews who each chipped in 10 tackles. A nice start to the season for the Wildcats as they get ready to open Pac-12 play this weekend.

Record this season: 3-0

Arizona Athletics Record to Date (9/14): 15-2-1 (XC men and women have two 2nd place finishes and Men’s Golf has a 6th place finish early in their fall season)

Another solid week for Arizona athletics as they posted a 4-1 week, with a sixth place finish by the golf team mixed in there. This upcoming week, men’s golf will open their season in Houston at the Rice Invitational and cross country will host the Dave Murray Invitational in Tucson. Women’s volleyball will host the Arizona Classic and will face Coppin State, Tulane, and UMBC. Women’s soccer will have their final tune up before Pac-12 play begins with home games against Lipscomb and Idaho. Finally, the first Pac-12 game of the Wildcat fall season will be played by the football team when they host the California Golden Bears. It should be another exciting week of Arizona athletics.

Be sure to check back next Monday for a full recap of the weeks athletic events.