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    Notre Dame defeat shatters winning streak
Nebraska wins
other two games
in Dome Classic
By Tim Pearson
Senior Reporter
Nebraska’s streak is now history.
After 11 consecutive wins, Ne
braska’s longest winning streak to
open the season since 1989, the
Comhusker volleyball team lost its
first match of the season to Notre
Dame Saturday night at the Golden
Dome Classic in South Bend, Ind.
The Huskers lost to the No. 14
Fighting Irish in four games, 8-15,7
Nebraska senior setter Nikki
Strieker said the Huskers weren’t as
consistent as they needed to be against
Notre Dame.
“It was a good match,” she said. “I
can’t put my finger on anyone specif
ic thing we did wrong.
“It was a lot of little things that we
did wrong.”
Before the Notre Dame match, the
Huskers hadn’t lost the first game in
any of their previous 11 matches. But
against Notre Dame they lost the first
two games.
Strieker said the Huskers just didn’t
come out ready to play at the start of
the match.
“We didn’t come out strong in the
first game,” she said. “We’d make a
little push, and then we’d let up.” 1
Notre Dame made it tough on the
Huskers because of good defense,
Strieker said.
“They really served tough, and
their defense was excellent,” she said.
“They played real consistently, and
they were digging the hits that would
normally be good.”
The Fighting Irish had 79 digs
while Nebraska had 62.
Sophomore middle-blocker
Allison Weston led the Huskers in the
losing effort with 16 kills.
It was a good match. I
can't put my finger on
any one specific thing
we did wrong.
—Nikki Strieker
NU volleyball player
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The Buskers also played two other
matches at the classic, winning both.
Strieker said she thought Nebraska
played well against Southwest Mis
souri State on Friday and Santa Clara
on Saturday.
“I thought we played really well,”
she said. “We ran our offense the way
we wanted to run it, but we weren’t as
consistent as we needed to be.”
Nebraska picked up their 10th win
of the season after defeating South
west Missouri State 15-9, 15-7, 15
Freshman middle-blocker Jen
McFadden had 18 kills and had a
hitting percentage of .500. The team
of Weston and McFadden also com
bined foreightblocks, with McFadden
collecting six.
The next day, the Huskers defeat
ed Santa Clara 15-13, 15-9, 15-3.
Weston had 21 kills and had a hitting
percentage of .548. McFadden again
picked up 18 kills with a hitting per
centage of .536.
Against the Broncos, the Huskers
had an overall hitting percentage of
Both McFadden and Weston were
named to the all-tournament team.
Strieker said the Huskers would
work on what they did wrong and
correct it before their Big Eight open
er against Kansas State Wednesday.
“We’ll make a lot of adjustments,”
she said. “Coach didn’t talk to us
much after the Notre Dame match, so
I’m sure we’ll have some hard prac
Match stats
Golden Dome
Nebraska leaders:
Jen McFadden
Nikki Strieker
Allison Weston
Allison Weston
DN graphic
Rams’ hopes of staying in game
ruined by penalties, bad breaks
By Tim Pearson
Senior Reporter
—Colorado Slate was hoping to keep
up with Nebraska in the early stages
of its game against the Comhuskers
on Saturday.
But on the second play of the game,
those hopes were crushed when Husk
er rover Toby Wright intercepted an
Anthoney Hill pass and returned it 32
yards for a touchdown. The
Comhuskers cruised from then on and
won 48-13.
Rams coach Sonny Lubick, in his
first season at Colorado State, said
Wright’s interception was tough for
his team to recover from.
“That killed us,” Lubick said. “We
were down 7-0, and there were still 14
minutes to go in the first quarter.”
Hill said he didn’t see Wright until
the ball was almost in Wright’s hands.
“I just misjudged it,” he said. “He
got a good break on the ball, and I
didn’t sec him until he had it.
“You can’t let a team like Nebras
ka gel ahead of you. We just gave it to
them on a silver platter.”
Lubick said penalties also killed
his team. The Rams, who dropped to
1-3, were penalized 14 times for 124
“I felt the score could have been a
lot closer,” he said. “We really hurt
ourselves. Several times we gained 6
or 7 yards on first downs, and then we
had at least three penalties bring them
back ”
Hill, who rushed for 65 yards and
passed for 144 yards, said the Rams
thought they could move the ball
against the Husker defense, which
gave up 326 yards to UCLA last week.
“Penalties hurt us, but it came down
to execution," Hill said. “We just
didn’t execute.”
Lubick said Nebraska, which
jumped to 4-0, was a good, solid
football team.
“You have to give them some cred
it,” he said. “Theyjust keep coming at
“They were as big and as physical
as we thought they’d be.”
Lubick said Nebraska quarterback
Tommie Frazier and the Husker of
fensive 1 inc were keys in the Huskcrs’
“Frazier made things tough for us
on defense, Lubick said. They were
able to block us so we couldn’t get to
the quarterback.
“We had trouble tackling Frazier.
He kept the drives going.”
Lubick said evidence of Frazier’s
ability came on two plays in particu
On third down and 18 in the third
quarter, Frazier hit Abdul Muhammad
with a41-yard touchdown toss. Frazier
also audibled on a third down and goal
in the second quarter and found tight
end Gerald Armstrong wide open for
the touchdown.
Lubick had nothing but praise for
the Huskcr sophomore quarterback.
“On the touchdown at the goal
line, we were trying to stop the run,
and he saw it right away and found the
tight end,” Lubick said. “He’s a quar
terback who can break tackles and run
Lubick said he hoped his team
could learn from this loss.
“It’s hard to talk to the team right
now because they are not in the mood
to listen,” he said. “I hope we can use
this game as a real growing experi
Jones plays Saturday — for stats sake
By Jeff Griesch
Senior Reporter
Calvin Jones made an unexpected
appearance in Saturday’s win against
Colorado State.
The Nebraska defense had already
Rams’ second possession.
The 75,625 fans at Memorial Sta
dium rose to their feet as Jones jogged
onto the Held with the rest of*the
Huskcr offense.
On the first play, quarterback
Tommie Frazier handed off to full
back Corey Schlcsinger for a four
yard gain. Jones stayed as far away
from the action as he could and then
trotted off the field to another stand
ing ovation.
For Jones, his day’s work was
through—making it the shortest game
appearance he had ever made as a
After the game, Nebraska coach
Tom Osborne explained Jones’ unan
nounced appearance in the game.
“Calvin Jones participated, he did
not play,” Osborne said. “We decided
before the game that we would run a
fullback trap the first play. It was
something about statistics where if he
hadn’t played today, be would not
appear in national statistics.
“We wanted to give him one play
where he would not get hit.”
Jones said that he did not become
aware of the requirement for national
statistics until Thursday when one of
the sports information department's
staff members discovered the requ ire
ment. They discovered that Jones
needed to play in 75 percent of Ne
braska’s games to be eligible for
postseason honors.
“Thank God they were knowledge
able of the situation,” Jones said.
“I think it shows a lot of character
on the part of the coaches and espe
cially Coach Osborne,” he said. “He
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Game stats Colorado St. 13
SCORING 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Nebraska 14 14 6 14
Colorado State 3 3 0 7 13
Nebraska Colorado
7 St. Wright 32-yd. int. return
Napier 43-yd. field goal
14 3 Phillips 7-yd.. run
21 Frazier 16-yd. run
28 Frazier-Armstrong 1-yd. pass
Napier 42-yd. field goal
34 Frazier-Muhammad 41 -yd. pass
41 Berringer-Childs 5-yd. pass
Brown 8-yd. run
48 13 Makovicka 22-yd. run
ATT yards Ave. gain TD
Phillips 14 79 5.6 12 1
Frazier 11 75 6.85 21 1
Makovicka 7 62 8.9 22 1
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PASSING Comp.- Comp.
Att. Pet. Yds. TD
Frazier 7-13 53.8 79 2
Berringer 4-8 50.0 27 r 1
Muhammad 1 41 1
Bell 1 15 0
Armstrong 2 15 1
No. Yds. long TD
Dixon 1 15 15 0
Baul 1 40 40 0
Benning \ 57 57 0
Total Unassisted Assists Sacks for loss
Albeits 8 2 6 1 4
Anderson 7 4 3 0 0
Harris 4 2 2 1 2
ON graphic
gave me that opportunity to get into
the game, and I thank him for it be- maybe wouldn’t have given me that
cause there are a lot of coaches that opportunity.”
Doane win reflects team’s depth
Seven runners place
in cross-country meet
By Derek Samson
Staff Reporter
Even without its top six runners,
the Nebraska women's cross country
team won the Doane Invitational in
Crete Saturday.
1 Coach Jay Dirksen said he was
impressed with the team’s competi
“It confirms that we have a lot of
depth,” Dirksen said. “Doane had a
real good women’s team and for us to
take our seventh through 14th runners
and still win is impressive.
“I think we probably have a Top 20
women’s team.”
Freshman Lindsey Miller placed
second to lead six Huskers in the top
12 spots.
“When you run that well against
that good of a team in those weather
conditions is very good," Dirksensaid.
“With the weather the way it was, the
times were slower, but not as slow as
you would think. I don’t think there
was anybody who ran a poor race.”
Miller had a time of 18:53, just 22
seconds behind the winner, Suzanne
Wecder of Doane.
“Lindsey Miller really ran a good
race," Dirksen said.
Sandy Fein placed third, Olivia
Sanchez fourth and Kirsten Walz fifth.
Dannika Hardenscn came in 11 th and
Becky Lund finished 12th.
Only two runners from the men’s
team, David Rose and Mike Myers,
went to Doane. Rhodes placed third in
the men’s 8,000-meter run with a time
of 27:30.3 and Myers came in eighth
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at 28:46. Jeff Novotny of Hastings
won the race with a time of 26:48.h
“Rhodes ran real well," Dirksen,
said. “He has really been coming on
The men were also not in full force,
as the top eight men sat out of Satur
day’s race.
“We tried to sit some of our top
runners,” Dirksen said. ‘That’s why it
was so good to see how much depth
we have.”
Both the men’sand women’s teams
will travel to Minneapolis this week
end to compete in the Minnesota Invi
“Next week is our first real big
test,” Dirksen said.
“There should be about six teams
there that will be in the Top 20. After
this weekend, we will have a much
better idea how wc stack up against
some of the best teams in the nation.”
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