Arizona Returns Home

Sept. 17, 2008

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Wildcats Return Home


The Wildcats picked up their fourth win of the season Friday night in what Head Coach Dan Tobias called, 'a battle - from the first to last minute,' defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 2-1.  In the 55th minute, junior forward Jacqueline Broussard claimed a rebound, from an attempted clear by the Tech defense.  The goal gave Broussard her second of the season.  Five minutes later, Renae Cuellar netted a goal off of a penalty kick -- her fourth.


Freshman forward Renae Cuellar leads Arizona offense with an exciting four goals and one assist and in only five games.  Cuellar missed the teams' first game due to an injury sustained in the preseason intrasquad match up.


A year ago JASMIN DAY and LONDON KING scored four all season to lead the Wildcats.  Cuellar makes her presence felt with an explosive nine points in five games, also tying last year's leader, JASMIN DAY.  The California native was named the Arizona Daily Wildcat's Athlete of the Week last week for her efforts and is emerging as a leader on and off the field.


Arizona moves into this weekend and looks to take on the University of Michigan Wolverines on Friday and the Cal State Northridge Matadors.  The Cats will host both games at Mulcahy Stadium.



Friday, September 19 - vs. Michigan, 7 p.m.  MST

Sunday, September 21 - vs. CalState Northridge, 1 p.m.  MST



Noting the Opponent




The Wolverines are currently 3-3-1 overall, 1-2-1 on the road.  Leading Michigan is sophomore defender Amanda Bowery, who was named Big Ten All-Freshman while making 18 starts, in 2007.  She also led team with five goals and 12 points. 


Greg Ryan, the former U.S. Women's National Team coach, accepted the position of head coach for the Michigan women's soccer this past February. He became just the second head coach in the program's 14-year history.  Ryan is especially known for leading the U.S. Women's National Team to a 45-1-9 record in three years.



Cal State Northridge


The Matadors are now 5-1-0 overall, 3-0-0 on the road.  Senior midfielder Tryna Tafoya leads the team with two goal and two assists.  Tafoya appeared in 11 matches for Northridge, making eight starts.


Head Coach Keith West starts his third year as the head coach of the Northridge women's soccer team in 2008.  In 2007, West's Matadors finished 5-10-3 overall, but 3-1-2 over their last six games and 2-4-2 against Big West Conference opponents.  The team's only loss this season comes from an out of conference team, California (5-1-0). 


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