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Thursday, December 6, 1934
Siiigair Bowl becEioms UBJL flag football
By Milte Rcilley
DaiJy Nebrwkn Staff Reporter
How sweet it is.
The Gators, the UNL women's
intramural flag football team, sav-
ored the sweet taste of victory
five times in route to a first place
finish at the Mid-America Regional
Collegiate Flag Football Champ-
ionships in Omaha.
The win at the regionals earned
the Gators a spot in the National
Collegiate Flag Football Champ
ionships in New Orleans Dec. 28
through Jan. 1, 1985. The national
tournament is an officially rec
ognized event of the Sugar Bowl
The Gators rode to the title on
the coattails of veteran gridders
Mary Pritchard and Cathy
Seybold, a running back, and
Pritchard, a quarterback, com
bined for 16 touchdowns in the
tournament. Both were named to
the all tournament team and
Seybold won the Most Valuable
Player Award for the second con-
secutive year. Both played with
last years regional champs, Smith
Ten, which finished third in New
Orleans. Seybold also was named
to the all-tournament team there.
The Gators do not expect to
dominate the nationals as easily
as they did the regionals.
The competition is a lot tougher
at the nationals than the region-
als," Pritchard said. The players
down there are faster and they
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Seybold was a member of the and opened opportunities for
Husker track team during her Pritchard and Seybold. As a take
first three years at Nebraska, off on last year's "triplets," Man
When the senior soil science major gan refers to his running stars as
was not competing in the long the quadruplets."
Olympians to compete
in NU- Japan gym mee
By Richcrd Cooper
Daily Nebraskan Staff Reporter
Nebraskans will see some of
the best gymnasts in the world
when the Japanese National team
returns to the Bob Devaney Sports
Center for a dual meet against
the Nebraska men's and women's
gymnastics team Sunday night.
Scott Johnson, one of the
members of the United States
Gold Medal Olympic team, will
compete for the Cornhuskers.
According to Nebraska men's
coach Francis Allen, Johnson will
help the team a lot
The Huskers will be without
junior Mike Bowers because of
back problems. Allen said Bowers
will be out of the lineup until
"Except for the NCAA finals, I
cannot think of a meet that we
will be more keyed up for than
the Japan meet," Allen said.
Allen said he will use Wes Suter,
Neil Palmer, Mike Epperson, Kevin
Davis and Tom Schlesinger for
the all-around competition.
According to Allen, Epperson
will be the person to watch. Allen
said Epperson has improved since
the beginning of the season. He
finished in third place in the all
around competition at the Nov.
16 Chicago Invitational
The last time a freshman fin
ished that high in all-around was
when Jim Hartung was a fresh
man," Allen said.
The Japanese averaged scores
of 9.5 against Pittsburgh last
week. The Japanese team is 1-1 in
competition against American
universities. Nebraska tied 2-2 in
the series against Japan.
i ne Japanese team is made up
jump, high jump or the heptath-
Ion, she was playing flag football.
Pritchard played Softball dur-
in8 her freshman year, and built
her strong passing arm by play-
ng in the outfield. She has since
been active in women's intramural
Py and has been part of many
championship teams. Most re-
cently, she played with the co-rec
oasKetDail champions, The
Prepartions for the nationals
have been difficult, Pritchard said,
and workouts run into the late
"We've been practicing late at
night, around 10 or 10:30 (p.m.)
because everyone's out of class
Pritchard said southern schools
like Texas and Soutwest Louisi
ana hold an advantage over
northern teams since they are
preparing in a warmer climate.
Nebraska's cold weather has
forced the Gators to move indoors
Gator co-coach Chris Mangan
is quick to praise his high scoring
tandem. Mangan said Pritchard's
"icy cool attitude" and Seybold's
"explosiveness" are two of the
reasons why the Gators sport a
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Mangan said the scoring abilities
of wide-receiver Mary Malone and
running back Robin Scherer
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universities in Japan.
The women's team will have
their hands full because this will
be their first meet.
Coach Rick Walton said his
team is ready to take on the
experienced Japanese team.
Walton said some of the
members of the Japanese women's
team competed in the 1984
"Hopefully the intrasquad meet
we had last Monday night helped
get all the butterflies out of the
girls' stomachs," Walton said.
The Cornhuskers are led by
senior Terri Furman and junior
Char Hagemann, one of the top
all-arounders in the Big Eight
Walton said freshman Jackie
Cassello will be another person to
The meet will start at 7 p.m.
and will be televised by the Ne-v
braska Public Television network.
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The Gator game plan involves tournament team at the regional Eve in New Orleans,
some razzle-dazzle plays which tourney along with Seybold and Although the "quadruplets
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Alderson were named to the all-
By Jeff Korbelik and eighth-ranked Penn State are ior Julie Maginot, outside hitter,
Dally Nebraskan Sports Reporter the only two teams not from the earned honorable mention.
Note: This is the second in a West Coast in the CVCA top 10. - Liskevych said the team is ex-three-part
series on Nebraska's Liskevych said his team is look- perienced and well-balanced,
opponents in the Midwest Re- ing forward to playing Penn State Pacific has five seniors, three jun
gional. after suffering a loss to them in iors and four freshmen.
The No. 3 rating in the nation is
not always advantageous.
Case in point: The University of
Pacific volleyball team received a
bye in the first round of the
NCAA tournament. But, the team
must leave its home of Stockton,
Calif., for the Midwest Regional in
SK? C ??C Terry Liskevych
said the Midwest is the serond
touchest regional in the tourna-
ment behind the West Coast
Regional One West Coast team is
placed in every regional because
of the West's power.
"I would have liked to have
hosted the regional, but once the
decision is made you have to live
with it," he said.
Pacific will play Penn State
Saturday night. Should they win
they will meet the winner of the
Nebraska-Western Michigan game.
The seventh-rated Cornhuskers
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& . ghare of damage at the-
tournament. Mangan cited the
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ranek, Tammi Scholz and Bev
Schott as one of the reasons the
Gators will be spending New Year's
the third week of the season. The
loss, one of the few blemishes on
their 29-7 record, knocked them
out of first place in the national
Shortly after the Penn State
loss, Pacific lost its All-American
setter, Jan Saunders, with torn
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Pacific, in Liskevych's terms,
has fielded its best team ever,
Joining Saunders a3 a first team
All-American is middle blocker
Eileen Dempster. Saunders and
Dempster are both seniors. Jun-
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team has no superstars.
"It's a problem but also a
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last year's finalists had, but our'
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all-around talent is better. Our
chances of winning the national
championship are much better
"We've had a winning tradition
since 1979, and the lowest we
have finished is fifth, therefore
this group is very torunament
experienced in NCAA play," he
Although the power of volley
ball lies in the West, Liskevych
said, there is more and more par
ity every year throughout the
This tournament offers Lisfce-
vych his last chance for the NCAA
crown. After this season, his ninth,
he is retiring and becoming the
head coach of the U.S. Olympic
and National teams. He had
signed a four-year contract.
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