Soccer Returns Home to Face Weber State

Sept. 3, 2008

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Cats Come Home to Face Weber State.


Arizona opened its second week of game play with a win over the University of Utah.  Freshman forward RENAE CUELLAR staked the Wildcats to the early lead, netting her first career goal.


The 4-0 lead was captured with goals in the 81st, 86th and 89th minute.  Scoring for the Wildcats were sophomore midfielders LEILA AMINI, KARINA CAMACHO and senior forward LONDON KING.  On the assists were Camacho, with two, King and Cuellar.  'It was a real big play for me as a freshman,' said Cuellar. 'The team as a whole did really well.'        


Junior goalkeeper Chelsea McIntyre turned in her third straight shutout of the season. 


In Monday's action against the Brigham Young Cougars, the Cats lost what Head Coach Dan Tobias called, 'a hard fought match,'1-0.    


The game's only scorer, BYU forward Kassidy Christensen, delivered a goal with 77:40 on the clock.  On the assist was forward Lauren Anderson. 


The Wildcats will 'learn and move forward,' said Tobias after the game, 'We have a good resilient group and we'll bounce back quickly.'  The Cats finished this week with a 2-1 record on the season, placing fourth in the Pac 10.



Friday, September 5 - vs. Weber State, 7 p.m.  MST

Sunday, September 7 - at Texas, 7 p.m.  CT



Noting the Opponent


Weber State:  The Arizona women's soccer team (2-1-0) returns home on Friday, September 5, to host the Weber State Wildcats, who were tabbed second in the Big Sky Conference Pre-season Coaches' Poll.  WSU women's soccer team moved to 1-1-1 on the season Sunday with a 2-2 draw with Boise State.  Senior forward Whitney Smith has scored in every game this season and leads the team in goals with three.  Coaching WSU is Tim Crompton.  Crompton led the Wildcats to the Big Sky Conference championship each of his first two years, and was honored with the Big Sky Conference Coach of the Year award both seasons.


WSU will face Arizona on Friday for the first time since the second round of the 2005 NCAA College Cup (won 1-0 by Arizona).  Game time is 7 p.m. PT at Murphey Field. 


Texas:  Arizona hits the road on Sunday to face Texas Longhorns.  Texas looks to be Arizona's biggest challenge yet, as it finished last season 16-4-5 but remained undefeated at home.  Coaching UT is Chris Petrucelli who's looking to get his 300th win.  Petrucelli is currently pitted seventh in all-time Division I women's soccer coaching victories.


University of Texas senior Stephanie Logterman has been named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week for play during the weekend of August 22.  The senior defender moved to the forward position for this year's season.  Logterman was also named to the 2007 All-Big 12 First Team and has served on five U.S. Youth National Teams


UT will square off against Arizona, for the first time since last September when the Wildcats handed the `Horns their first loss of the Season, game time is 7 p.m. CT and will be held at Mike A. Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas. 


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