Sports shorts: McGrath paces No. 2 UA women to Grand Canyon title

2012-10-07T00:00:00Z Sports shorts: McGrath paces No. 2 UA women to Grand Canyon titleThe Associated Press The Associated Press
October 07, 2012 12:00 am  • 

Junior Melanie McGrath led a 1-2-3 finish for the Wildcats as the No. 2-ranked Arizona women's cross country team won the Grand Canyon Invitational Saturday in Goodyear.

McGrath took first in the 5,000-meter race at Estrella Mountain Regional Park in 18 minutes 15.2 seconds, followed by UA sophomore Kate Penney (18:20.2) and sophomore Molly Callahan (18:32.9).

The Cats won the title with 26 points, followed by New Mexico State (47), Cerritos C.C. and ASU (both 104) in the 13-team race.

In the men's race, UA finished seventh overall with 179 points, led by sophomore Thomas Valente's 24th place in the 8,000-meter race at 25:59.6. New Mexico State won the meet with 38 points. Both UA squads will compete in the Wisconsin Adidas Invitational Oct. 12 in Madison, Wis.

• In men's tennis, UA's Matt Dunn finished third in singles Flight B at the Aztec Invite in San Diego with a 7-5, 7-6 (5) win over Roy Brandys of Sacramento State.

Other UA winners were Kieren Thompson (Flight A) and Carlos Bermudez (Flight B) in the consolation quarterfinals.

Pima College

Aztecs sweep GateWay in soccer

Kyle Cornell and Declan Fulton scored in the second half as the host Pima College men's soccer team (9-4-2) won its fourth straight, beating GateWay 2-0 on Saturday.

The host Pima women (9-5) also beat GateWay 2-0 behind first-half goals by Ivonne Herrera and Robyn Tolin. The Aztecs face Paradise Valley at the West Campus on Tuesday, with the men's game at 1 p.m. and the women's at 3:30 p.m.

• The Pima football team led No. 9 Snow College 14-9 in the second quarter, only to watch Snow score 36 straight points to win 45-14 in Ephraim, Utah. Quarterback Max Shepherd scored on a 45-yard run to help put the Aztecs up 7-0 in the first quarter. Shepherd hooked up with Spencer Grijalva for a 1-yard TD pass before Snow's rally. Pima (1-6) hosts Scottsdale C.C. Saturday at Sahuarita High at 7 p.m.

• The PCC men's cross country team was ninth at the Grand Canyon Invitational behind Tyler Stamp (31st), while the women also placed ninth behind Nikki Regalado (32nd).

MISCELLANEOUS

Raonic ousts Murray in Japan

TOKYO - Milos Raonic ousted top-seeded Andy Murray 6-3, 6-7 (5), 7-6 (4) Saturday to move into the final of the Japan Open. Raonic will meet Kei Nishikori today after he routed unseeded Marcos Baghdatis 6-2, 6-2 in just over an hour.

• In Beijing, Novak Djokovic will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final of the China Open today. Djokovic beat unseeded Florian Mayer 6-1, 6-4, while Tsonga led 6-1, 4-1 when Feliciano Lopez (wrist injury) retired. In the women's event, No. 1 Victoria Azarenka beat Marion Bartoli 6-4, 6-2 to set up today's final against Maria Sharapova, who beat Li Na 6-4, 6-0.

• LeBron James and Chris Bosh will play some today in the defending NBA champion Miami Heat's exhibition opener against Atlanta, but Dwyane Wade is questionable. New additions Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis may play some, too.

• Sherjill MacDonald had two second-half goals, lifting Chicago to a 2-0 win over the New York Red Bulls. The Fire jumped three points ahead of the Red Bulls in the Eastern Conference, with two games left, and moved closer to the MLS Cup playoffs.

• Hartsville (S.C.) High lineman Ronald Rouse, 18, died of a sudden irregular heartbeat brought on by an enlarged heart after the 6-foot-3-inch, 320-pound senior collapsed during the second quarter of the team's homecoming game Friday.

Includes material from a news release

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