The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 27, 1993, Page 8, Image 8
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 15,15-3,10-15. 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. -M It was a good match. I can't put my finger on any one specific thing we did wrong. —Nikki Strieker NU volleyball player -»f " 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 12. 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 .328. 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 tices.” Match stats Golden Dome Invitational Nebraska leaders: BLOCKS: 10 ASSISTS: 53 KILLS: 21 HITTING PERCENTAGE: .548 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 yards. “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 you. “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’ win. “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 lar. 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 well.” 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 ence.” 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 Comhuskcr. 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 ITth & T4* St. No Appointments Necessary 476-9466 *6°° Off Full Service Oil Change I *We change oil. oil filter up to 5 quarts. 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TD Frazier 7-13 53.8 79 2 Berringer 4-8 50.0 27 r 1 PASS RECIEVING No. Yards TD Muhammad 1 41 1 Bell 1 15 0 Armstrong 2 15 1 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. long TD Dixon 1 15 15 0 Baul 1 40 40 0 Benning \ 57 57 0 / TACKLES Tackles 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 tiveness. “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 . 1 ' ' ' 1 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 lately.” 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 tational. “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.” V ' |l" - /•'