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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 18, 1993)
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Nebraska outside hitter Billie Winsett reaches for a dig Saturday.
Huskers triumph over Jayhawks
before second-largest crowd ever
By Tim Pearson
After two consecutive road losses,
the Nebraska volleyball team was
happy to return home to play Kansas
And Nebraska volleyball fans were
also glad to sec the Cornhuskers back
at NU Coliseum after road losses to
No. 16 Colorado and Oklahoma.
A crowd of 4,389, the second
largest ever at the Coliseum, saw the
No. 12 Huskers defeat Kansas 15-4,
15-5, 15-10. Only last year’s crowd
— 4,538 for the Colorado match —
The Huskers improved their record
to 14-3 and 3-2 in the conference.
Kansas dropped to 12-8,2-3.
Husker coach Terry Pettit said the
turnout was indicative of the kind of
fan support Nebraska has.
“It says a lot for our community,”
he said. “I don’t know of many places
in the country where fan support is
solid after a win or loss.
“They’re not fickle fans. It’s very
heartening to our players to see this
type of support.”
With the big crowd behind them,
the Huskers started fast, jumping out
to a quick 4-0 lead. Nebraska then
built its lead to 10-2 and they won
behind the strength of sophomore
Allison Weston’s nine kills in the first
In the second game the Jayhawks
fought back. But with Kansas ahead
5-3, the Huskers scored 12 unanswered
points to take the game.
After the first two games, the
Jayhawks didn’t have any blocks.
They finished with just four blocks.
Nebraska out-blocked the
Pettit said the Huskers’ height ad
vantage was part of the reason for the
Huskers’ dominance in blocking.
Weston, who led the team with 17
kills and a .500 hitting percentage,
said the Huskers simply had better
“Wc practiced our hitting, and that
pays off when teams don’t have that
big of blocks,” she said.
The crowd was a great momentum
builder for the Huskers, Weston said,
and the team wanted to give the fans
what they came to sec.
“After the second game,” she said,
“Coach said that all these people came
to watch us play, and wc had to show
The Huskers showed the crowd
something in the third game. Nebras
ka led the whole game and won 15-10
after a late surge by the Jayhawks.
Pettit said Kansas’ passing broke
down during the match, allowing the
Huskers to pull away.
“Kansas is a better team than they
showed (Saturday night),” he said.
Weston said the win over the
Jayhawks will help the Huskers.
“Normally, we’re the best team in
the conference,” she said. “When wc
beat Kansas wc got a lot of confi
dence. It shows the other teams that
we’re not put of this.”
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Former Husker tight end
killed in plane crash Friday
From Staff and Wire Reports
Former Nebraska tight end Jerry
List was among five people who died
in a plane crash near Stuart Friday.
List, 43, played at Nebraska from
1970-72 and was a member of the
Comhuskers’ only two national cham
pionship teams in 1970 and 1971. He
also holds the Nebraska record for
most career receptions by a tight end
List’s wife, Susan, also died in the
List was a banker in Valentine who
was en route to Bay City, Mich.,
where he was to be inducted Saturday
as a member of the Bay County Sports
Hall of Fame.
The plane the group was (lying in
was scheduled to go to Lincoln where
they would catch a commercial flight
The single-engine plane left Stuart
Atkinsbn Airport at about 10:25 p.m.
Friday when it struck a truck-trailer
and a hog shed shortly after take off,
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne, who
was an assistant coach with the Husk
ers when List played at Nebraska, said
he was shocked to hear of List’s death
following Nebraska’s 45-28 win over
Kansas State Saturday.
“He was a good friend of mine,”
Osborne said. “I usually stopped to
see him once or twice a year up in
Valfentine. I really feel bad for his
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