In the season finale of its inaugural year, the Arizona Wildcats sand volleyball team went out on top with a 4-1 victory over Boise State on Saturday at the Arizona Sand Volleyball Courts.

Earlier in the day, the Cats fell to No. 1 USC 5-0.

Arizona finished its inaugural season with an 8-12 record. USC finished the regular season at 22-1, and Boise State finished 4-7.

Arizona had to forfeit at the No. 5 position but won every match that it played. At the No. 4 position, Allie Cook and Taylor Arizobal beat Casey Rose and Katelyn Kinghorn 21-16, 21-18. Rachel Rhoades and Sarah Seiber won a tough three-set match at the No. 3 position over Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon 21-13, 18-21, 15-11. Freshmen twins Madison and McKenna Witt earned a quick 21-17, 21-13 victory at the No. 2 position over Aly Duffin and Maddy O’Donnell, and Arizona’s No. 1 team of Madi Kingdon and Ronni Lewis breezed past Sarah Baugh and Sarah Horton 21-10, 21-9.

Pima sports

Baseball, softball teams split doubleheaders

The Pima College baseball team (33-23, 22-16) will be the No. 3 seed in the Region I, Division I tournament next week after the Aztecs split at South Mountain Community College on Saturday in Phoenix.

Pima lost the first game 18-2 and won the second game 16-1.

The Aztecs will begin the Region I, Division I tournament at No. 2 South Mountain in a best-of-three series. Game 1 will be Thursday at 2 p.m.

  • Victoria Mariscal
  • hit two home runs and had five RBIs as the Aztecs split a softball doubleheader with No.  2 Arizona Western.

Pima (23-28, 18-22 ACCAC) won the first game 5-2 and lost the second 17-4.

  • Nikki Regalado
  • set a Pima school record in the 5,000-meter race with a time of 17 minutes, 30.58 seconds as the Pima track and field teams competed in the Triton Invitational in San Diego.
  • The Pima men’s golf team remained in third place after the third day of competition in the Region I, Division I tournament in Gold Canyon.
Track and field

US edges Jamaica in 400 relay at Penn Relays

PHILADELPHIA — Olympic medalists Walter Dix and Justin Gatlin helped Team USA edge Jamaica by 0.01 of a second in the 400-meter relay in the Penn Relays on Saturday, and the Americans won four of six events in the “U.S.A. vs. The World” races.

Charles Silmon and Mookie Salaam also were on the winning relay team that finished in 37.58 seconds to claim its third straight victory in the event.

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