The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 02, 1989, Page 5, Image 5

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    Beavers’ performance disappoints coach
By Scott Stream
Staff Reporter
Oregon State football coach Dave
Kragthorpe was not satisfied with the perform
ance his Beavers displayed Saturday against
Kragthorpe said after Oregon State’s 35-7
loss so Nebraska Saturday at Memorial Sta
dium that he was disappointed because the
Beavsis are a better team than they showed.
"I’m ne t discrediting Nebraska, but we did
not play to our full potential," Kragthorpe
Oregon State held Nebraska to 136 yards of
total offense in the first half and to only two
“We had a good game plan, and our guys
were doing a good job mi defense,”
Kragthorpe said.' ‘When I refer to the first half,
I refer to the dumb plays we had offensively.
But our defense didagood job in she first half.”
Kragthorpe said he, was not as pleased with
the offense’s performance, mainly because the
Beavers did not take advantage of the opportu
" mfjes they faced.
“We didn’r get dene what we needed to get
done,” Kragthorpe add. *‘We played one of
the top teams in the nation, we should’ve given
a better effort.”
Kragthorpe said he felt the game was' there
to be won. said Oregon State controlled the
t&npo in the third quarter but could not score
any points.
"I think the game was ours to be had until
they scored to make it 28-7," Kragthorpe said.
Oregon Suite quarterback Nick Schichtle
completed 18 passes for 2j69 yards. Nebraska
sacked Schichtle 11 times for a total loss of 89
Kragthorpe said the sacks were a result of
breakdowns in the Oregon State offensive line.
• "Schichtle has seen this much pressure
before ... but today the pass coverage was
inconsistent," he said. ‘‘A couple of guys who
would get beat were inclined to get beat
Kragthorpe said he was disappointed be
cause Oregon State could not move the football
on a consistent basis. He said the Beavers
moved the ball better in the second half even
though they had trouble punching it in the end
"1 don’t think Nebraska did anything that
wasn’t expected or without warning,"
Kragthorpe said.' ‘Sometimes we blockedrreal
well and sometimes in streaks of three and four
plays we were terrible.
‘ ‘I was disappointed that we couldn't move
the ball better. We were not getting enough
yards on the ground on first down."
Oregon. State tallied its lone touchdown
when fullback Paf.Chaffey scored from the two
with 2:10 left in the third quarter.
The Beavcn started the drive at theix own 25
yard line. Schich&leqxissed for 83 yaitls to set
up Chaffey’s score.
Trainer keeps busy due to injured players
By Damn Fowler
Saner Slfortw
There is a first tune for everything,
and for Nebraska volleyball trainer
Tbercae Votaner (hat bas been a busy
Volmer’g position is her first train
V certified ! j/jt fUk I
this summer. .
first training ex- [V|
perience with wjJM W/F*
working as stu-1 ^
dent trainer with1
the football and VMmor
basketball programs at Sooth Dakota
' “It’s the first time I’ve actually
been on my own,” Volmer said. “I’d
never been around (volleyball) at
Votaner has kept busy, as five of
the 12 players on Nebraska’s roster
have been sidelined at one time or
One player-Usda Banaess-is
out for the season with a knee injury .
situation is the wont h ever has been.
He praised dm performance of
"She’s done a alee job," Pettit
Volmer, who is a graduate stu
dent, said she chose to come to Ne
braska to gain experience and work
with voileybalL
"I want to get my master’s so I
have the opportunity to work in a
university setting," she said. "The
main reason I came here was to grin
more experience in training and the
chance to be on my own."
While she is on her own, Volmer
said she still has people she can fall
back on to help her with decisions.
4Tm stall the trainer for volley
ball/4 the aid, “but I still have to
report to the head woman's trainer
and head men's trainer ”
Two of Ndnsbi's roost notable
injured players this mason have been
•enter AJi-America selection Vir
ginia Stahr and sophomore Cris Hall
Stter has been slowed by nein in
her right shoulder, which she had
surgery on last spring. Hall has been
hampered by hack spasms, /■
Volmer said with those two play
ers, doctors determine if they are
capable of playing, but “on the other
girls I have the decision.”
“And if I don't fed like I can
make it (the decision) I go backtomy
supervisor to decide whether or not
they Coil practice," she said.
Smhr works directly with the? doc -
tor who did the surgery.
“She works completely with him
and just relays to us now she feels,”
Volmer said. “Hers is a very differ
cat situation. The training staff
doesn't haven lot of control over her.
It's whet she feels like she can do. She
pushes henelf to a point and then she
becks off, because her shoulder isn't
100 percent yet
She's just going to have to be
careful that she doesn't overdo it and
that she should play throughout the
Volmer said back problems,
which also sidelined freshman Eileen
Shannon for one match, are more
"There is no set answer," she
said. "Backs are definitely the hard
est thing to evaluate. There are so
many problems that can happen."
Haft’s spasms can happen at any
time, Volmer said.
Beside* trainers a back specialist,
physical therapist arid orthopedic
surgeon have done treatment on Hall.
Volmer said.
‘They've all just basically told
her rest and treatment," she said.
“She’s going to have pain and she’ll
just have to play up to her pain toler
ance and then shell have to sit out
and rest’’
Volmer said she sometimes has
the role of an optimist with players
that ve injured.
“You tryto keep their spirits up,’’
she said. “They want to play all the
time and they really don’t understand
the injuries a lot of times.
“I think they’re gelling better.
They understand they have tc sit out
before they can get better.**
Volmer said most of the injuries
Me attributed to year-round competi
“A tot of the girls played so much
throughout the summer that they
never gave their bodies time to heal,’ *
The Huskers most recent injury
has been a shoulder injur/ to sopho
more Sara Hesch. Hesch had arthro
scopic surgery Thursday and will be
out for two to four weeks.
Cornhuskers capture No. 1 doubles title
By Paul Domeier
Surff Reporter
Nebraska tennis player Nancy
Tyggum had a weekend to write
home about, but her audience already
was present
With her parents, brother and fian
cee watching, Tyggum teamed with
Rachel Couuis to win the No. 1
doubles title and placed second in No.
3 singles at this weekend’s Husker
The pressure of having her family
come down from Milwaukee caused
problems at first, the youngest
Tyggum said.
* had to play a girl from Wichita
Sate (in the first round of singles),'*
she said. "1 thought it would be so
easy because they arc one of the
wpaker teams in the tournament. But
I was so nervous!"
ryggum struggled in the first set
of the match Friday against Wichita
State’sKaren Thcck, winning 7-5.
Bat after the rough start, Tyggum
took control She woo the second set
64), Chen defeated Anna Ovnik of
Mmnesota, 6-2.6-3.
Friday night she and Collins took
^srt Minnesota's team in the first
eoond of the doubles, 6-0,6-3.
Saturday morning TvaauHt met
Joanne Varuum of Arkansas in the
final* of No. 3 singles. Varnum won
the first set in a tiebreaker and took
the second set 6-3.
Tyggum and Collins straggled in
the semifinals against Wichita
Stale’s top team, but they won, 6-2,4
6.6-3. Soon afterward die two Corn
huskers faced Arkansas’ No. 1 team.
With the help of numerous shots
that grazed the tape and fell just over
die net, the Razorbacks won the first
four games of the first set
Tyggum said she was exhausted at
the stari of the match, her sixth in less
than 36 tours.
"I said, 'Just get roc out or here,’ ’ ’
mMf ' '
But the Huskers came buck to
• I ~
make the first set close, losing 6-4.
The second set was a 6-0 Nebraska
The final xi was an exhibition of
power tennis. Instead of a baseline
marathon; with players waiting for
someone to make a mistake, both
sides shot winner after winner at each
4‘You just have to raise your game
against a team like that, Tyggum
said: “If you don’t, you’ll get
Nebraska got one break in the
third set In the final game, Tyggum
lunged toward the middle and bent
one last backhand volley within a
foot of the sideline. On the ball’s
second bounce, the Huskers won the
game and the third set, 6-3. The two
nour match gave Tyggum some re
venge on Varnum, who formed half
of Arkansas' doubles pair.
• inat was only the tourth match
together, for Tyggum and Collins.
Tyggum teamed with fellow*Wiscon
sin native Donetai Holmen for six
years,and last year they finished third
in the Big Eight at No. 1 doubles. At
the end of the year they were ranked
33rd in the country.
Holmen, though, left Nebraska
after her junior year to get married.
She now is playing for'Wisconsin,
and Tyggum had to find a hew part
T yggum said she thought patience
would be her most valuable asset
entering the year. Though only a
junior, she is co-captain and has sen
iority on the squad. She said she
expected each match to be a trial as
she worked with a new partner.
However, she said her early suc
cess with Collins, a sophomore, has
her excited for the new season. -
“It’s incredible,” she said after
the doubles final. ”it feels like we
just won the Big Eight Y”
Both players said they comple
ment each other well. Tyggum is
small and relies on quick feci and
quick hands. Collins complements
her 5-11 frame with a sfcrve-and-vol
ley style, that is suited for doubles.
Collins said she likes playing with
her new, more experienced partner.
“If I hit a good shot, u’s nice
having a partner who can take advan
tage of it/ ’ she said.
The victory at No. 1 doubles w as
only part of a great tournament for the
Huskers, Nebraska coach Gregg
Calvin said.
* ‘We hoped two or three individu
als or teams would get to finals," he
said. "We got four. *
Freshman Tina Coutretsis won
No. 6 singles and Udiko Guba and
Ann Flannery vPbn No. 2 doubles, but
Calvin refused to single them out for
“Eight For eight, everybody was
really good," he said. <
Nebraska compiled a combined
21-14 record over the weekend.
Collins finished third at No. 4 singles,
Meghan Quinn placed fourth at No. 5
and Claudia Gandini finished sixth at
No. 7. Walk-on Abbie Young made
her Husker debut and split two
matches at No. 8 singles.
Guta and Flannery, playing No. 1
and No. 2 singles, each lost in die first.
round blit bounced back to win the
tonsotaoon bracket and finish fifth.
Calvin said he was pleased with
his doubles learns and with the play of
his returnees. *
*’The kids that have come back are
all playing as good or better than they
were at the end of last season,” he
said. “That’s really encotflfffng us a
The weather als» 3P&sed the
Tyggum entourage. "•*
^We are having a wonderful
time,” Donna Tyggum said, “with
one exception ”
Yts, the guests from Milwaukee
got the standard UNL welcome: Even
after receiving a special permit, their
car was towed away.
Well, at least they got to see
Nancy and company have one great