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Sonoran Hot Reads: Arizona volleyball completes first-ever season sweep of L.A. schools

Pretty impressive stuff in McKale

USC v Arizona Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Arizona Wildcats volleyball team were honoring head coach Dave Rubio’s 25th season with the program on Friday night, and they did it by doing something the school had never done before. Arizona took down No. 9 UCLA in straight sets (28-26, 25-21, 25-20) in front of a season-high 2,430 fans in McKale Center. This victory gave the school a season sweep of the L.A. schools for the first time in program history. It was also the team’s first win over a top-ten team since 2014, but is their sixth win over a ranked team in the last five weeks. Arizona is now 16-10 overall this year, 8-6 in conference play

- Soccer also had an important win, shutting out ASU 1-0 in Tempe. Freshman Samantha Falasco got kneed in the face, but returned to score the game’s only goal

- Swimming and diving was not as fortunate, dropping a tight meet to UCLA

Basketball

- Luke Walton beat Steve Kerr in their first meeting as NBA head coaches

Football

- The WSU game is Saturday. Get caught up on all of our coverage right in here

- You’re also going to want to check out CougCenter’s enormously big and deep preview. They also think that the first quarter is the most important “person” in this game for the Cougs

- Three Arizona commits will be playing in the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Game

- We went and saw 2017 Arizona commit Rhett Rodriguez play on Friday night. He led Catalina Foothills to a dramatic 35-31 comeback win over Cactus Shadows in the first round of the playoffs. Here’s what Rhett said afterwards, and what his coach had to tell us

- 2018 QB Re-al Mitchell chatted with Gabe about his Arizona offer, and what his recruitment looks like right now

Baseball

- Arizona baseball decides when SEC baseball coaches become athletic directors at their schools

- College of Charleston is hosting Arizona less than a month after they host Coastal Carolina. Nice little home schedule there

- Former Arizona catcher Handsome Monica now plays at Louisiana-Lafayette

Tucson news

- The Roadrunners won again

- A new STEM school is opening in the Amphi district

- Tucson Comic Con got underway at the TCC

- Marana may be dealing with a potential Parvo outbreak

- That hotel being built by Rialto is now done growing

- A Sunnyside bus caught on fire in the middle of the night