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for tough career
Playing volleyball makes for a
That is if you don’t mind travel
ing to the far reaches of the world
or leaving behind a husband for five
weeks at a time.
So after awhile, someone with a
hectic lifestyle like that just might
have to say enough is enough. And
that’s what Lori Endicott is going
to do in about a month.
Endicott, who was a two-time
All-American at Nebraska in 1987
and 1988, won’t admit it just yet.
But there is more than a good
chance that Friday night’s exhibi
tion match against the Comhuskers
was one of her last one’s with the
U.S. National Team.
And after eight years of plane
rides, bus trips and smelly taxi cabs,
who can blame her?
But who can’t be jealous at the
Hong Kong, China, Cuba, Ko
rea, Spain. Wherever there was a
country to be traveled to for a vol
leyball match, Endicott was there.
“I’ll miss the actual experience
and the opportunity of being able
to travel,” said Endicott, whose No.
2 is one of only three jerseys to be
retired by the NU volleyball pro
gram. “Being away from home so
often, that’s hard, especially when
you are married.”
Now, Endicott has time to look
forward to the future. She will also
take a new name, that of her hus
band, Mark, becoming Lori
Vandersnick. That’s something she
hasn’t been able to do in the past
because of endorsement deals.
She plans to take a new career
path—take things easy for a couple
of months, train other volleyball
players in her tough Midwestern
style or get involved with a club
Dui uu uiauci wnai uappcns,
volleyball will be a fixture in
Endicott’s life. “I’ve got so much
experience that I can’t imagine giv
ing this up permanently.”
So why not ask a player who
spent eight years cm the U.S. Na
tional Team and might become a
volleyball coach someday if any
current Huskers have the potential
to represent their country in inter
Maybe Lisa Reitsma, Endicott
said. Reitsma has the front court
blocking sense, the left-arm cannon,
but she needs to develop the
backcourt toughness that the play
ers from the U.S. National Team
displayed Friday night.
Reitsma admitted she has
thought about putting on a blue U.S.
jersey sometime in the future. But
for now, Nebraska’s All-American
is content wearing Husker red.
Just like Endicott — I mean
Vandersnick—once was. "
Parks b a senior news-edito
rial major and a Daily Nebraskan
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By David Wilson
The 1996 Nebraska defense is one
of the best in Comhusker history on
Backs Coach George
Sunday, but after
do not reveal the
the defense has a lot to work on before
playing Texas Tech Saturday in Lub
bock, Texas. The game will be tele
vised regionally On ABC at 2:30 p.m.
I . ■ 1
7%is team is certainly the best opponent
we’ve played, maybe all year.”
NU defensive backs coach
vacKie weu, uarnngton said, iney
have to fulfill their obligation. You
have to put great emphasis in stopping
the run, which we do for everybody.”
But Hanspard is not the only threat f
the Husker defense will face. %
Tech quarterback Zebbie Lethridge j
is a threat to both pass and run.
Lethridge ranks second on the team in ]
total offense, behind Hanspard, aver- j
aging 162 yards per game.
“They have the best scrambling
quarterback we’ve faced to date,”. 1
Younger players like true freshman
Ralph Brown, who has stepped up to
fill a big role in the Nebraska second
ary, must continue their efforts against |
“He’s jumped it up the past two 1
weeks,” Darlington said of Brown.
“We’re hoping that our young players
will continue to do that.”
“Baylor was certainly hampered by
having some key players not there,”
Darlington said. “We hoped we would
be tested more.
“We have to improve if we want to
accomplish our goals. You can't drop
interceptions in big games.”
Texas Tech (4-2 and 2-1 in the Big
12), which defeated Kansas 30-17 Sat- '
urday, could easily be an undefeated
team, Darlington said. The Red Raid- i
ers, who are 3-0 at home this season, j
lost on the road to Kansas State and
Georgia by a total of 10 points.
“This team is certainly the best op
ponent we’ve played, maybe all year,”
In two Big 12 games this season,
Nebraska has allowed 203 yards and
In Lawrence, Kan;, on Saturday,
fech tailback Byron Hanspard rushed
for 197 yards on 37 attempts and
scored a touchdown, helping the
Raider offense to 381 yards.
“People in the secondary have to
rout of OU
looks ahead to matches
with two South
By Trevor Parks
On a day when the Nebraska vol
leyball team was feeling ill, NU middle
blocker Megan Korver was the cure.
Korver slapped a match-high 15
kills cm 20 attempts, hitting a career
best .750 in the sixth-ranked
Comhuskers 15-11, 15-7, 15-0 win
over Oklahoma Sunday afternoon in
front of a crowd of 4,200 at the NU
Sunday was the first time since the
third game of a Sept. 16,1994 match
against Texas Tech that the Huskers
have shut an opponent out in a single
The win boosted NU to 14-2 over
all and 6-0 in the conference, keeping
pace with co-Big 12 leader Texas
A&M. Oklahoma, which started the
season 9-2, fell to 9-8 overall and 0-6
in the Big 12.
Lisa Reitsma added 10 kills for NU,
which won its 23rd straight match at
home and ninth straight match overall.
Nebraska needed a superhuman ef
fort out of Korver, a 6-foot-1 sopho
more, because the Huskers have been
hard hit by the flu. Saturday, five of
NU*s 11 healthy players — Mandy
Monson, Renee Saunders, Jaime
MARIS D1LLMAN of Colorado (front) fights for a loose ball with Nebraska striker Kristen Gay
Sunday in Nil’s 10-2 win.
Nebraska shatters records
:* blowout win over Buffe
By Vince I^Adamo
The sixth-ranked Nebraska soc
cer team ended its 10-game
homestand this weekend with two
tories over Big
t h e
homa State 6-0.
On Sunday, be
fore a school
record 1,378 Uppiagliouse
fans at the Abbott Sports Complex,
Nebraska (13-0 and 5-0 in the Big
12) slaughtered Colorado 10-2.
The 10 goals set an NU record
for the most ever sewed in a game,
breaking the old reewd of nine set
against Loyola Marymount earlier
“I thought we had good flank
play,” Husker Coach John Walker
said. “Our crosses were petty good,
too. I certainly didn’t think it would
be 10-2. The first half was just dy
Despite the commanding wins,
Walker said, the team cannot forget
how it has become dominant in such
a short time.
“We just have to keep working
on everything,” Walker said. “Just
push, push, push. That’s how good
teams become very good teams.”
Junior midfielder Kari
Uppinghouse scored two goals on
Friday, breaking Danielle Boswell’s
record for points in a single season.
“It’s definitely a nice honor,”
Uppinghouse said. “But I thought
more about the team accomplish
ment because it means mOre to me.”
; Chi Sunday against Colorado (4
64), the Huskers scored six goals
in the first half, tying a school
record set against Kansas last sea
son. The eight-point triumph also
tied the team record foriargest mar
gin of victory, a record set last sea
son when the Huskers blanked
Eddleman scored three goals
apiece, both tying a single-game
mark. All of Eddleman’s scoring
came in the first half, tying
Boswell’s record for goals in the
first half. -
Isabelle Moraeau added two
goals, and Sharlota Nonen and Kim
Ratliff also scored. Ratliff, a senior,
played her final regular-season
home game as a Husker.
Nebraska has now outscored its
13 opponents 63-8.
Before the game, the Nebraska
coaches presented flowers to
“She’s really been an excellent
leader,” Walker said of the first se
nior in the history of the three-year
program. “She epitomizes every
thing we set out to do.”
Ratliff said she could not have
picked a better way to finish the
“It was the icing on the cake,”
Ratliff said. “I didn’t think the emo
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Monson, who started her first ca
reer match Sunday, had five kills.
Saunders played in all three games and
Crandall played in one game. Krondak
served the final two points of the sec
ond game in her only appearance, and
Maser did not attend the match.
“I wasn’t apprehensive,” Korver
said of NU’s limited lineup. “Every
body wanted to step it up because of
After battling to win the first two
games, Korver said, NU wanted to play
sharper in game three.
The Huskers hit .750 in the third
game with nine kills and no hitting er
rors. Oklahoma was just the opposite
with two kills, seven errors, a hitting
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