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Camaraderie swarms UA athletics

By mrasor Published: September 17, 2006

Women's soccer


I just got back from Lee Jackson Field where the Zips beat St. Bonaventure 2-1.


Talking to coach Catherine Byrne, I picked up some interesting tidbits on the way UA's sports teams get along.


She said her players have been a bit envious of the spotlight placed on other teams. Up until this season, they got none of it. Now, with a 7-0 record and having only surrendered one goal, the women's soccer team is earning more publicity and chatter.


Despite the desire for the campus' attention, Byrne said the chemistry between teams has changed the past few years. She goes out of her way to congratulate, say, a football coach on a big win. And other coaches do it to her.


I could easily write a column about this, but I've got other plans this week.


Golf


Guided by an eighth-place finish from sophomore Brad Wright, the Zips took third of 14 teams at the Wolverine Intercollegiate in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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