Sports shorts: UA lands SoCal safety, adds to 2013 recruiting class

2013-02-10T00:00:00Z 2013-02-10T09:59:05Z Sports shorts: UA lands SoCal safety, adds to 2013 recruiting classStaff And Wire Reports Staff And Wire Reports Arizona Daily Star

The Arizona Wildcats made a late addition to their 2013 football recruiting class.

Safety David Price verbally committed to the UA on Saturday, three days after the program unveiled its newest group of recruits on national letter-of-intent day.

The Scout.com recruiting service lists Price, a 6-foot-1-inch, 200-pound senior at Long Beach (Calif.) Poly High as a three-star recruit. He chose the Cats over offers from Colorado, Fresno State, New Mexico State, San Jose State and SMU. Price is the 25th player to commit to UA for 2013.

• Six senior swimmers posted victories in their final home meet as the UA women beat Arizona State 203-92 and the UA men won 179-105. The six were: Lauren Smart (100 backstroke, 100 butterfly); Chelsey Salli (200 IM); Nimrod Shapira Bar-Or (200 freestyle and 100 free); and Kait Flederbach, Ellyn Baumgardner, Megan Lafferty and Smart in the 200 medley relay.

• In track and field, UA's Alyssa Hasslen won the shot put Saturday at the Don Kirby Open in Albuquerque at 57 feet 4 1/4 inches, a personal best and the nation's No. 3 mark. UA's Taylor Freeman won the women's weight throw at 63-9 3/4. On Friday, UA's Georganne Moline broke her school record in the 400 meters in 52.27 seconds.

• In women's tennis, Arizona fell at San Diego 4-2 on Saturday. The UA doubles teams of Lacey Smyth-Shayne Austin and Akilah James-Susan Mc Rann both won.

• In Chicago, Aubree Cristello won the all-around title with 39.350 points as the UA gymnastics team beat Pitt 195.950-194.750 in a meet with Texas Woman's (192.825) and Illinois State (191.125).

• The No. 18 UA hockey team lost 5-2 at No. 3 Minot State on Saturday night.

Pima College

Aztecs win behind 21 steals

Ashlei Scott scored 15 points, Raja Moreno (Tucson High) added 11 points and seven rebounds, and the Pima College women's basketball team used 21 steals to beat Scottsdale 70-62 Saturday. The Pima men (6-20, 1-17) fell at Scottsdale 71-51.

• In softball, host Pima lost 5-4 and 7-5 to Glendale College. Yvette Alvarez (Sahaurita) struck out seven for the Aztecs (8-4, 5-3) in the first game and fell to 4-3.

• In baseball, the Aztecs (2-6-1) lost to Western Nevada 6-3 and 7-5 in Las Vegas.

• In tennis, Joe Owen (Douglas) won No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles with Dylan Vo (Ironwood Ridge) as the host Pima men's team (1-1) beat Imperial Valley 9-0. The Pima women (1-1) also won 9-0.

Soccer

US women down Scotland

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tom Sermanni coached the U.S. women's soccer team to a 4-1 exhibition win over Scotland on Saturday behind two first-half goals by Christen Press. It was quite the debut for Sermanni, who was born in Scotland and spent the last eight years as Australia's coach.

Miscellaneous

Red Sox prospect shoots leg

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Boston Red Sox outfield prospect Bryce Brentz shot himself in the leg while cleaning a gun last month, but he could still play in spring training.

• Saints coach Sean Payton chose Rob Ryan as his new defensive coordinator, hoping New Orleans can overhaul a unit that was historically bad last season.

• Rafael Nadal beat Jeremy Chardy 6-2, 6-2, putting the Spaniard in both finals of Chile's VTR Open after a seven-month layoff due to a left knee injury and a virus.

• Jim Sweeney, who coached Fresno State's football team for 19 seasons and retired with a school-record 144 victories, died Friday night. He was 83.

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