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From Staff Reports
The Nebraska softball team
dropped a pair of games Monday to
Oklahoma State, 11-2 and 9-6, in
The Cowgirls came from behind in
the first game to score six runs in the
seventh, highlighted by a Regina
Attenbury grand slam.
Nebraska, losers of five straight, is
now 31-18 overall and 5-7 in the Big
12. Oklahoma State improved to 29
The Comhuskers will be back in
action Wednesday against Creighton in
a doubleheadcr beginning at 6 p.m. at
the NU Softball Complex.
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team quarterback, and although he
never competed for the starting job, he
said he learned a lot from Berringer.
“In practice, I wasn’t competing
against him, but I practiced with him
and he’d give me some pointers,”
Perino said. “He was a pretty good role
model for me.”
Despite his backup role as a senior,
Berringer never thought of himself as
anything less than a top-rate quarter
back, Perino said.
“He never thought that he was go
ing to be secondhand to anybody,”
Perino said. “He knew he had the abil
ity to do it, and you’ve got to respect a
guy for that. He just kept trying to be
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska men’s and
women’s swimming and diving
teams gained 13 recruits in the
spring signing period, Coach Cal
Bentz said Monday.
The Cornhuskcr women
inked 11 swimmers while the
men signed two.
The women’s nine signees in
clude: Amanda Bodzek
(freestyle) of Omaha, Ann
Enoch (freestyle/butterfly) of
Carmel, Ind., Ingrid Gotchel
(backstroke) of Glen Mills, Pa.,
Katie Hoffman (breaststroke)
from Beatrice, Beth Hunsicker
(freestyle) of Ottumwa, Iowa,
Beth Karaica (butterfly/
freestyle) of Natrona Heights,
Pa., Tcrrie Miller (breaststroke)
of Norway, Helene Muller
(freestyle) of South Africa, Tania
Oosthuizen (individual medley)
of South Africa, Stacey Seplacek
(breaststroke) of East Galesburg,
111., and Chris Troy (backstroke)
Miller and Muller have quali
fied for the 1996 Olympic teams
in their respective countries.
Joe Mitchell (freestyle) of
Australia and Michael Windisch
(butterfly) from South Africa
were signed by the men’s team.
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By Antone Oseka
After the Nebraska football team’s
spring game on Saturday, it was evi
dent that the Comhusker defense will
The first- and second-team defen
Kelsay, from Auburn, said he never
thought about playing anywhere but
The biggest adjustment he’s made
is practicing with speed and intensity
every day, he said, just to keep his spot
on the depth chart.
Rucker, second behind Wistrom at
sive units kept the
ing Husker offense
at bay all day.
The offense was
limited to * 37
points in the red
A shining spot
rigni rusn ena, saia
he stayed on his
Tomich could go
down at any sec
ond and he would
be called on to fill
Kelsay ‘n the bright de
fense, Coach Tom
Osborne said, is the strength at the rush
“At the rush end spot, we have four
players there that are really very*
good," Osborne said.
Last year’s starters, senior-to-be
Jared Tomich and junior Grant
Wistrom, will return to anchor the
Cornhusker defensive line. The next
two on the depth chart, sophomores
Mike Rucker and Chad Kelsay fill in
more than adequately when Tomich
and Wistrom leave the field.
r* ■ »
Rucker > . t-ven though he
is not a starter,
Rucker said he viewed his backup role
as an important one.
“If you just had one line that was
good, you wouldn’t have much of a
team,” Rucker said.
Nebraska’s defense will be the
strong point of the team next fall, and
the defensive line is the Blackshirts’
deepest area. Of the four starters on
last year’s defensive line, which al
lowed opponents 2.5 yards per rush,
only Christian Peter completed his eli
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Rush ends give NU depth
“We had a good day out there,”
Rucker said of his and Kelsay’s per
Kelsay and Rucker teamed for a
sack on the last play of the game, tak
ing down Jeff Perino, who was at
tempting a Hail Mary pass.
Kelsay added another tackle for a
loss in his team-leading eight total
tackles on Saturday.
Rucker had five total tackles Sat
urday, including three unassisted
stops. He also broke up a pass.
Rucker, from St. Joseph, Mo., had
more tackles than Tomich and
Wistrom. The starting tandem com
bined for four assisted tackles on the
Kelsay said the time on the side
lines when Wistrom andTomich were
playing helped prepare the backups
for the time on the field later in the
“We make the plays,” Rucker said.
“We set the tempo for the game.”
With four of the best rush ends in
the country, Nebraska’s tempo is fast
and furious. Wistrom said rush ends
coach Tony Samuel liked a four-man
rotation, so expect to see numbers 57
(Kelsay) and 84 (Rucker) on the field
even more next season.
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