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Undefeated women's
By Brent Cobb
Dally Nebraeikan U-tafT Reporter
Nebraska's undefeated women's
tennis team will try to maintain
its perfect season mark this week
end hosting the Husker Invita
tional at East Campus beginning
tomorrow at 9 am.
According to women's tennis
coach Kathy Hawkins, the squad
is much stronger than it was last
year at this time.
"By winning the three matches,
8-1 scores over Kansas State, Iowa
State and Drake, I think that it
indicates a more mature team
than last year. The inexperience
last year might have caused a loss
in a third set tie breaker situa
tion, but this year they're winning
One of the things the Huskers
are working on as a team is being
more aggressive especially work
ing on the net game and the tran
sition from baseline to the net.,
Hawkins said her team is making
that transition more smoothly
and regularly this year.
Another advantage this season
is that Hawkins is only working
with one freshman recruit and
only one freshman walk-on.
"The system isn't quite so new
and most girls know how the sys
tem works," Hawkins said. Theye
a little more advanced in their
skills and that means fewer peo
'Beat Nebraska' week
fails to ignite Buffaloes
By Lori Griffin
Dally Nebraskan Staff Reporter
Nebraska fans planning to
make the 10-hour plus trip to
Boulder next Saturday may
not walk into unfriendly fire
after all.
Buffalo coach Bill McCart
ney is still trying to pep up the
CU student body for the Husker
contest, a task no doubt com
plicated by Colorado's 0-5 start.
Nevertheless, McCartney, as he
promised last summer, is still
asking Colorado fans to wear
blue to the game, refuse to sell
their tickets to Nebraskans,
and cheer "like mad" for the
Buffaloes to pull off the upset.
There's no telling how the
ticket ban will work until game
day. McCartney's other plans
for "Beat Nebraska" week are
faring pretty well, but the plans
don't have the campus on its
ear yet, according to a CU
A corn roast Friday featur
ing talks by coaches and Dlav
ers is planned, but a bonfire
McCartney talked about is not.
A human wall he had hoped to
set up Saturday morning
stretching from Folsom Field
to the Boulder Harvester Hotel
Monday Kingpin Kegler
High games Russ Karpisek,
Gutter Shooters, 1 78, Jan Pollard,
Who Cares, 183.
. High series Karpisek, 522,
Holly Brcwn, Lucky Strikes, 506
Note Karpisek bowled 60
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ple to be working with in the
initial stages."
Individually, Hawkins said she
has been pleased with the play of
sophomore Cari Groce. Last year,
she was seeded No. 1 or No. 2
doubles and played very well as a
freshman. Hawkins said Groce
worked all summer to improve
her ground strokes game and the
results are evident in her tre
mendous improvement as a sin
gles player.
Hawkins also has seen improve
ment in Lisa Brooks, last year's
No. 6 player.
"Losa is looking real strong,"
Hawkins said. "She's pulling out
the close matches she's one of
those players who's making the
transition to the net very well
and that's putting the pressure
on her opponent."
Hawkins said the key to her
team is depth, another area of
At the top, Jamie Pisarcik and
Liz Mooney are No. 1 and No. 2
again. They were the first women
Huskers ever to be ranked in the
Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches As
sociation Poll last year, when they
finished at No. 37 and No. 48
That ranking system is a point
criteria system based on position
and the strength of the opponent.
"Both players should do even
better this year because they will
a mile away has also been
("Beat Nebraska" week) is
basically just a pep rally in
which we will "Roast Corn
huskers." Laurie McFarland, stu
dent administrator in charge
of student relations at CU said.
A 5-kilometer road race in
connection with Nebraska week
is also scheduled to take place
before the game.
"The race is to mainly raise
money for Macky Auditorium,
but we planned it in conjunc
tion with Nebraska Week," Mc
Farland said. "We wanted to
raise spirit and enthusiasm for
the game. Everyone Is excited
to play Nebraska.
Nebraska week was origi
nated by McCartney to rally
support for the game.
"He wanted it to be a crea
tive as well as a fun time for
all," she said.
Student Organization fpr
Alumni Relations is in charge
of planning the special event
because "a lot of alumni come
back for the Nebraska game
and we want to keep them
involved in campus activities
as much as the current stu
dent," McFarland said.
pins over average for high men's
game. The Lucky Strikes finished
with a series of 1,875.
Monday Pin Pounders
High games Miks Rethwisch,
Strike Force, 184, Lori Stanley,
DUiskes, 197.
High Series John Peter, Strike
Force, 493, Trina Pekas, 460.
tennis team to host invitational
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have a better opportunity to earn
more points and have direct wins
over stronger opponents Haw
kins said.
The coach notes that the two
have been pushing each other all
year and the entire team benefits
from that kind of challenge.
The team also should benefit
from a stronger doubles showing
this year, Hawkins said.
"Nebraska has the capabilities
to have a very strong doubles
lineup and in the past that's
where we have not made a differ
ence as a team," she said.
Pisarcik and Mooney comprise
the No. 1 doubles team and will
try to qu alify for the NCAA Ch am
pionship as a doubles team as
well as qualifying individually.
Groce has been a strong dou-
Lightning-quick cagers hope to strike
By Hike Reilley
Daily Nebr&skan Sen'or Reciter
Two out of three isn't bad.
The Nebraska women's basket
ball team began workouts Mon
day with quickness and ex
perience but lacking one of the
most precious commodities in the
game: height.
Only one player, freshman cen
ter Lisa LaGuardia, stands above
6 feet.
But, second-year Nebraska
coach Kelly Hill plans to use her
cagers' quickness to its extreme.
"We've always been a t ransition
team at Nebraska," Hill said. "Well
try to keep an upbeat tempo
at all times."
Hill became the Huskers' offi
cial coach last May after serving
last year as interim coach. She
assisted under Collene Matsuhara
for three years before that ap
pointment. A new rule put into effect by
the NCAA would be advanta
geous to the lightning-quick game
the Cornhuskers will try to em
ploy. Women's basketball teams on
college and high school levels will
UNL runners i
ranked 20th
Nebraska's women's cross
country team, consisting of five
sophomores and a junior run
ning for the first time, is ranked
20th ia the nation, according to
this week's NCAA poll
The Huskers joined Big Eight
and regional opponents Kansas
State, Missouri and Iowa State in
the rankings. Missouri, whom the
Huskers defeated in the Illinois
Invitational, was ranked 18th.
The men's team received votes
for the top 20, but failed to place
in the ratings.
"We've gone from the lower half
of the conference to being consi
dered one of the best in the coun
try in just two years," coach Jay
Dirksen said. "I'm really proud of
both teams."
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bles player and Hawkins has seen
doubles play improvement from
Lisa Brooks, Jean Hallahan and
Jill Pisarcik.
"Jill and Jean will provide a big
difference on the doubles show
ing," she said. "They exhibit soph
omore maturity and doubles line
up can really make a difference in
a team win," Hawkins said.
This weekend, the Husker Invi
tational will use a different for
mat one that is suited for the
fall tennis season. Instead of six
singles matches and three dou
bles, the Invitational will allow
eight team members to compete
in singles. There will also be an
extra doubles match.
"This setup is very attractive to
some teams, like us, because more
people get to compete and the
play with a smaller ball this sea
son. According to Hill, the ball
(which is one centimeter smaller
and two ounces lighter than the
regulation ball), will require an
adjustment period.
"It could create some turn
overs early in the season because
the players will try to do more
things with it," Hill said.
Quantity of experience is
another of the Huskers' assets.
Four starters return from last
year's 16-12 team.
Returnees include the back
court tandem of 5-6 senior Cathy
Owen and 5-9 sophomore Stacy
Imming, 5-10 sophomore pivot
Angie Miller and 5-j) senior Debra
Powell return on the front line.
Miller was the team's leading
rebounder, while Powell made
the "Big Eight's first team.
A likely candidate for the fifth
starting role is 5-9 freshman
Maurticc Ivy.
Ivy, a prep All-American from
Omaha Central and the first blue
chip athlete the Nebraska pro
gram has ever recruited, said she
hopes to make a significant con
tribution during her initial year
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coaches can better evaluate their
younger players," Hawkins said.
While fall may be considered
the "practice" season, there is a
lot at stake this weekend. The top
individual finishers will automat
ically qualify for the ITCA Regional
Tournament Nov. 1 through 3.
Hawkins said Nebraska might send
up to four players to the Okla
homa City tournament. In addi
tion, the top two finishers in the
Husker Invitational go on to the
nationals. " ' .
This weekend, the Huskers will
compete with Minnesota, Utah,
Colorado, Ohio State, Iowa Wichita
State and Texas Tech. Hawkins
said the early favorite was Min
nesota, but an injury to their
highly touted Swedish freshman
may tighten the competition, and
open the tournament for teams
like Nebraska
Hawkins said the Huskers can
win as a team and individually if
they play up to their capabilities.
She also said the secret to win
ning this tournament lies in the
balance of the draw.
The Husker Invitational begins
Thursday morning and will run
through Saturday afternoon. It
will also mark the end of major
fall competition. Hawkins said
several players will compete in
various tournaments over the
Christmas break before the spring
season begins Feb. 1.
'I want to contribute with my
scoring and rebounding abilities,"
Ivy said.
When asked about the possibil
ity of stepping into a starting role
early in the season, Ivy said, "I
don't know if 111 be able to start
right away, that is up to the
coach. I'm just out there fighting
for a position right now."
After completing her first work
out in a Husker uniform, Ivy said
one aspect of her game surprised
"My passing has improved quite
a bit," Ivy said. "I think I can con
tribute in that area, too."
Ivy lists the Big Eight cham
pionship as the team's top prior
ity and has set two personal goals.
"I want to be both an academic
and athletic All-American." Ivy
The Husker women will begin
their season Nov. 23 in their own
invitational. Last year's national
runner-up Tennesse is up next in
the first round ofthe Dial Classic
in Minnesota. Oregon, Big Eight
NCAA qualifiers, Kansas State,
Missouri, and Iowa, the NCAA
attendance leader last season,
are also on the schedule.
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