The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 21, 1996, Page 10, Image 10

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Antons Osaka
Hanspard has
little advice
to give Davis
LUBBOCK, Texas — Take
notes, TVoy Davis.
Fellow Big 12 tailback and
Heisman Tfophy candidate Byron
Hanspard wishes he had more ad
vice to give Davis after facing the
Nebraska defense Saturday.
Hanspard, averaging 217.7
yards per game before Saturday,
was held to 107 yards rushing on
31 attempts with two fumbles and
no touchdowns.
Hanspard feels like those two
fumbles cost Texas Tech the foot
ball game. Quarterback Zebbie
Lethridge blamed the entire team.
“Byron did not lose this game
for us,” Lethridge said.
He didn’t help it that much, ei
His first fumble of the day, on
the first play from scrimmage, found
the hands of Nebraska’s Terrell
Farley, and then 21 yards later, the
end zone to put Nebraska up 7-0
only seven seconds into the game.
Then, on Tech’s first drive of the
second half, Hanspard coughed up
the football again. The score was
tied at 10, third down and 1 on the
Tech 42 — right when a Heisman
candidate needs to step up. Every
one in the stadium, including the
Blackshirts, knew Hanspard was
getting the ball.
Seven plays later, Nebraska
quarterback Scott Frost scored on
an option keeper from three yards
over the right side, giving the Husk
ers a 17-10 lead and the ballgame.
Are you listening, Troy?
For the fourth-straight game,
Nebraska didn’t give up an offen
sive touchdown.
“I’m not even worried about the
Heisman,” Hanspard said.
He might not be, but Texas Tech
sure is.
Friday night, the seats on the
west side of Janes Stadium read “4
HEISMAN TT” meaning
Hanspard, No. 4, was the front-run
_ner few the trophy.
With another 200-yard day
against NU, the Heisman was
“Hanspard has had 200 yards a
game several times,” Farley said.
“We don’t want to give him the
And on Nov. 16 in Ames, Iowa,
Nebraska will not want to give
Davis the galloping ghost, either.
_ “I don’t feel like I did my best,*’
Hanspard said.
Davis knows what that feels like.
In last season’s 73-14 Nebraska
win, Davis was outrushed by Ne
braska freshman Ahman Green.
So Tray, get the game film. Call
Byron for some insist on the
Husker weaknesses.
But don’t be surprised if he
hangs up on you.
Oseka is a senior news-edito
rial major and a Daily Nebraskan
night news editor.
Matt Miller/DN
JAIME KRONDAK receives a serve Friday night at the NU Coliseum
in Nebraska’s four-game win over Tfexas A&M.
NU swimmers
perform well
in first meet
From Staff Reports
The Nebraska swimming and div
ing team opened its season successfully
Friday and Saturday at the Big 12 In
vitational in St. Louis.
The Cornhusker women won the
six-team invitational with 51 points in
Friday’s relay events. NU edged Texas,
which finished with 50 points, and
Kansas, which scored 49 points. Ne
braska swimmers posted wins in the
400-yard medley relay, 200-yard
freestyle relay and 200-yard medley
The Nebraska men finished third to
Texas and Texas A&M. Dan Bergman
and Bert Locklin took first place in the
diving event.
On Saturday, All-American Juan
Benavides won the 50- and 100-yard
freestyle events and freshmen Adam
Pine (100-yard butterfly) and Carlos
Asarta (200-yard breaststroke) also
Christine Troy, Janet Danburg and
Sasha Van Hamburg swept the 200
yard backstroke. All-American Julia
Russell finished second in two events
— the 200-yard breaststroke and the
_ 200-yard individual medley — and
third in the 100-yard butterfly.
Jones, Smoltz power
Braves to Game 1 win
NEW YORK (AP) — The At
lanta Braves showed the New York
Yankees that what they saw on tele
vision was no fluke.
Nineteen-year-old Andruw
Jones homered twice and drove in
five runs as John Smoltz and the
Braves sent the Yankees to then
worst World Series loss ever, 12-1
Sunday night in Game 1 at Yankee
The Braves brutalized New
York the same way they humbled
St. Louis in winning the National
League Championship Series. The
Yankees had a week off to watch*
Atlanta outscore the Cardinals 32
1 in the last three games.
“The last time I saw pitching like
that was when 1 watched diem play
the Cardinals,” New York Manager
Joe Tbrre said.
And now New York knows that
the defending champions are just as
potent in person — despite a one
day rain delay, a three-hour traffic
jam and jeering Yankee fans.
Jones smashed a two-run homer
off Andy Pettitte in the second in
ning, then lined a three-run shot off
Brian Boebringer in the third inning
that made the score 8-0. By then,
Yankee fans, who had waited 15
years for the Series, were already
silent and leaving the stadium.
Game 2 will be played Monday
night in New York. Greg Maddux,
moved up a day because of the rain,
will start for Atlanta against Jimmy
Jones, who began the season as
a member of the Class A Durham
Bulls, became the youngest player
to homer in the Series. He was a
year younger than Mickey Mantle,
who would have turned 65 on Sun
Smoltz, meanwhile, was holding
the Yankees hitless until Wade
Boggs’ RBI double with two outs
in the fifth.
Smoltz improved to 4-0 in die
postseason this year and 9-1 over
all in 17 career starts in the
The Yankees had played 186
previous games in World Series, the
most in history, but had never lost
by more than eight runs. Certainly
it never happened like this in the
days of Joe DiMaggio, who threw
out the ceremonial first bad. Helped
by the Hall of Famer, the Yankees
have won a record 22 champion
By Shannon Heffelfinger
The Nebraska volleyball team
tripped coming out of the starting
blocks against Texas at the NU Coli
seum Saturday night.
But junior All-American Lisa
Reitsma took control in the middle of
the first game and steadied the No. 6
Comhuskers, leading NU to a 17-15,
15-5, 15-10 sweep of the Longhorns
before a sell-out crowd of 4,116.
The Huskers (16-2 overall and 8-0
in the Big 12) relied on the strong left
arm of Reitsma, who recorded 12 of
her match-high 24 kills in the crucial
game one.
Texas, which lost to Nebraska in the
national championship match last De
cember, fell to 12-4 and 6-2 this sea
“Every match we’ve had this sea
son that’s been close or tough,” NU
Coach Tferry Pettit said, “Usa Reitsma
has shown up.”
By comparison, Texas’ second
team All-American, Demetria Sance
—who leads the Longhorns in almost
every statistical category—appeared
to be missing in action. The Husker
defense held the 6-foot outside hitter,
who has been averaging 4.6 kills per
game while hitting .306, to 10 kills on
.098 hitting for the match.
“Demetria saw some good blocks
from a great defense,” UT Coach Mick
Haley said. “However, she made some
choices that she may want to recon
“Nebraska won, but we didn’t lose
this match,” Haley said. “They earned
this. They are way ahead of us defen
Pettit agreed that defense was the
key for the Huskers, who recorded 64
digs to the Longhorns’ 44. NU also
dominated Texas at the net, posting 32
blocks to UT’s 22.
NU fell behind the Longhorns 7-1
at the start of game one, but senior Kate
Cmich—who had 10 kills in the first
game — and Reitsma led the way at
the net as the Huskers went on a 6-0
run to even the score. The two teams
battled to a 15-15 tie, matching each
other point for point.
Texas lost its opportunity to take the
lead when a kill by Reitsma gave NU
a sideout. With Megan Korver serving,
Cmich pounded her ninth kill of the
game to bring the Huskers to game
Texas caught a break when
Korver’s next serve went long, but NU
regained control on Cmich’s 10th kill
of the game. Freshman Tonia Tauke
and Reitsma ended the game with a
block of Sance.
“The first game was more critical
for them than us,” Pettit said. “When
you’re on the road, if you get in there
and win that first game, it’s easier to
be comfortable.”
Haley agreed.
“Game one was key to the match,”
Haley said. “We were pushed to five
games last night against Colorado, and
we really needed something to drive
Please see VOLLEY on 11
NU runners
place first,
second again
From Staff Reports
For the third-consecutive meet,
Nebraska cross country runners
Cleophas Boor and Jonah Kiptarus fin
ished in first and second place.
Hie only difference this time was
that Boor finished first instead of
Kiptarus, who had won the two previ
ous meets. Their strong finishes helped
NU to a sixth-place finish among 32
teams Saturday at the Pre-NCAA In
vite in Tucson, Ariz.
“Our men ran areal great race to
day,” Nebraska Coach Jay Dirksen
Stanford won the men’s title, fol
lowed by Colorado, Portland, North
ern Arizona and Wisconsin.
The Cornhusker women placed
11th out of 30 teams. Senior Christina
Blackmer was 32nd and junior Nora
Shepherd placed 59th. Villanova won
the women’s championship.
Dirksen said he was pleased with
the results of the meet, which was held
at the same course on which the NCAA
Championships will be run Nov. 25.
“Hiis was a good step towards the
championship portion of our season,”
Dirksen said, “for both the men and the