Morning Meltdown – Arizona Wildcats Edition


For this Morning Meltdown let’s take a look into some of the buzz surrounding the Arizona Wildcats, including a season preview and a recap of the Wildcats soccer game.

Phil Nueffer of The Sports Network helped break down a preciew for the Arizona Wildcats upcoming season. The Wildcats finished 8-5 last season, the same record they had in 2012. It also marked the fourth time in the last six years they have had that record at season’s end.

"“OFFENSE: Question marks loom large over the quarterback and running back positions in Tucson.Running back will be the most difficult to fill, considering the new starter will have the nearly impossible task of replicating the production of two-time All-American Ka’Deem Carey. Making the chore even tougher is the fact that Pierre Cormier decided to leave the team in July due to a medical condition. Jared Baker rushed for 127 yards on 27 carries in 2013, and he is the top returning option, with a few other prospects also likely to get a look.”We just don’t have that one guy in our program right now that can do what Ka’Deem did,” Rodriguez said of his running back situation. “But that being said, there is some talent that can do it. And there are three or four, maybe even five different guys carrying the ball as opposed to what Ka’Deem did last year.”"

To read the rest of Nueffer’s article, click here.

The Arizona Wildcats soccer team kicked off their season in the Sunshine state against FIU in Miami.

"“The Wildcats won 2-0 against FIU, beating the Panthers for the third-straight year. For the second-straight match, the Wildcats had to deal with a lightning delay. The start of the game was pushed back by 20 minutes due to lightning in the area.The first goal of the season for the Wildcats came from seniorAlexandra Doller 4:40 into the game. Freshman Gabi Stoian was credited with the assist. FIU’s keeper, Nevena Stojackovic, came off her line to make a save on Stoian but she dished to Doller who finished the play for the Wildcats. The only other shot on goal came from freshman Cali Crisler at 35:49 mark of the first half.”"

To read more of the game analysis, click here.

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