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Big 12 has
i nothing left
to offer NU
That was it?
Nebraska 56, Kansas State 26?
| * That was the game that on
Tuesday NU coach Tom Osborne
said might turn into a dogfight?
“Just looking at our remaining
schedule and not knowing what the
postseason has in store for us, Kansas
State is probably the most dangerous
team we have left,” Osborne said last
But the way Kansas State is
playing right now, I don’t see anyone
we will play that is as good as Kansas
Nobody as good as Kansas State?
This is a team hat had 20 yards of
rushing at halftime, and that was its
highest total in three years against he
Is here no team in this league that
dan at least mount a challenge against
Central Florida came to town
three weeks ago searching for a con
ference. Let’s sign hem up.
I used to wondepvhy 30,000peo
ple in this state would how up for a
Husker scrimmage in April. Now I
know why - it’s the toughest opposi
tion Nebraska faces all year.
Soon, he Big 12 presidents and
athletic directors will need to start
selling tickets to. their meetings,
because right now they’re he only
people placing obstacles in he pah
Oh where, <h where have Barry
Switzer and BillMcCartney gone?
At least hose guys could chal
lenge Nebraska. All Kansas State
seems to do is offer he same smoke
screen every year. Instead of telling
Nebraskans the Wildcats were a real
team with a chance to win Saturday,
Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
should have told fans of his team that
KSU wasn’t playing in the Mid
American Conference anymore.
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Osborne was probably right *
Nebraska travels to Baylor
Saturday. The Bears are 1-3 after a
35-14 loss to Texas Tech. After thd
game Baylor coach Dave Roberts
didn’t offer much hope concerning
his team’s chances against the
“Right now, we’re about as bad a
football team as anyone in America,”
Roberts said, “so we’ll just have to try
and bring it out of the ashes.”
After the trip to Waco, where a
I visit to the site of the Branch
Davidiap compound might be more
, exciting than die game, the Huskers
return home to face Texas Tech. If
Nebraska lets the Red Raiders use all
of their ineligible athletes, Texas Tech
[ may be able to keep the game within
Oh well. While I’m watching
these blowouts, at least I can dream
about spending the holidays on the
beaches of Miami
Kluck b a graduate student in
journalism and the Daily
Nebraskan sports editor.
LINDSAY EDDLEMAN fights past a Kansas defender Sunday during
Nebraska’s 6-0 win at the Abbott Sports Complex.
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By Jay Saunders
Sixes were wild for the Nebraska
soccer team Sunday.
A 6-0 win over Kansas was die sixth
straight victory for the No. 10
Comhuskers (10-2 overall and 6-2 in
the Big 12 Conference) and was also the
sixth consecutive shutout of the year,
tying an NU school record.
A crowd of 811 at die Abbott Sports
Complex saw Nebraska erupt for five
second-half goals to defeat the
Jayhawks (3-9 and 1-6). On Friday the
Huskers defeated Missouri 4-0.
NU junior Kim Engesser led the
Huskers with two goals, pushing her
total for the season to 13 goals in 12
games. Engesser, who is from
Huntington Beach, Calif., leads the Big
12 in scoring with 27 points. Kari
Uppinghouse scored her second goal in
as many games. Uppinghouse also
scored in Friday night’s win over
“If people give you a good ball it
makes it easier to score,” Engesser said.
“A litde luck never hurts though”
Nebraska found itself in an unfamil
iar position against Kansas as KU mid
fielder Cynthia Dahle attempted the
first shot on goal just 10 seconds into
the match. It was the first time in sever
al games that Husker goalkeeper
Rebecca Hombacher had to defend a
shot before her opponent
But Nebraska’s defense tightened '
and allowed the Jayhawks just one more
goal attempt in the remaining 89:50 of
the game as Hombacher recorded her
seventh shutout of the season. Nebraska
has not allowed a goal in 577:29 min
utes, just off the school record of
596:37, set in 1995.
The Huskers attacked the goal
quickly after Dahle’s shot. Sophomore
Lindsay Eddleman scored on a header
in the penalty area at the four-minute
mark, NIFs only goal of die half.
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By Darren Ivy
The Nebraska women’s golf
team is hoping to repeat last
year’s first-place finish at the
Big 12 Preview in Columbia,
Mo., today and Tuesday.
“We won the Big 12 Preview
last year, and it gave the team a
lot of confidence,” said NU
coach Robip Krapfl. “It was a big
psychological win because it was
the first time we ever beat
After last year’s Big 12 clas
sic win, many members of this
year’s team realized they had the
talent to compete at a high level,
Krapfl said. She said last year’s
tournament win is helping the
squad’s confidence this fall.
So far this fall, the team has
set two 54-hole school records.
Last week at the Colorado
Invitational, the team shattered
its own record of 906 by 19
strokes en route to a first-place
score of 887.
Krapfl said her team is peak
ing at the right time and she
hopes the Huskers can continue
to perform at the same level they
did last week at the Colorado
The Huskers will also need
former Big Eight champion
Rachelle Tacha to play well.
Tacha shot a 221 at the Colorado
Invitational, her best round this
We feel we can
anyone in the
NU women’s golf coach
“It really helps to have
Rachelle playing well again,”
Krapfl said. “She really solidi
fies our lineup.”
Krapfl said the Big 12 tour
nament is important for her team
because the records during the
fall and spring count for district
seedings in the spring, and sever
al conference teams are in the
The tournament is wide open,
Krapfl said, because the league
is balanced and competitive.
“It will be a matter of who
plays well on Monday and
Tuesday,” Krapfl said.
Krapfl said the things
Nebraska has been working on
are finally paying off, and she
hopes her team will end the fall
season on a positive note.
“We feel we can compete
with, anyone in the conference
and our goal is winning,” Krapfl
By Shannon Heffelfinger
Missouri volleyball coach Disa
Johnson has breathed new life into
her young Tiger team this season.
Saturday afternoon, an experienced
Nebraska team suffocated the youth
ful Tigers with a strong all-around
game, leaving MU gasping for air.
The Comhuskers (13-2 overall
and 4-0 in the Big 12 Conference)
limited the Tigers to six points in
three games, defeating Missouri 15
4,15-0,15-2 in front of2,650 fans at
the NU Coliseum. Friday night, the
Huskers allowed league foe Iowa
State 13 points in another NU three
Fifth-ranked NU dominated both
matches with experience and depth,
strengths that Johnson said the
Cyclones (9-8 and 0-4) and Missouri
(11-8 and 0-4) lack.
“We start three freshmen, and
we’re a young team,” Johnson said.
“Nebraska has freshmen, but their
freshmen are better than most peo
ple’s juniors and seniors. It’s realiy
not even comparable.
“I give credit to (NU coach) Terry
(Pettit). He’s got a dynasty here that’s
respected, and it’s a really classy
place to play volleyball. No matter
what the outcome, you learn a lot.”
Missouri, off to its best start in
Johnson’s four years, challenged the
Huskers throughout the first game as
the two teams totaled 57 sideouts.
The Tigers scored their first three
points with Nebraska leading 12-0 on
a Renee Rosinski block of Nebraska
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Monson illegal hit.
Missouri’s Jodi Maune pounded
one of her seven kills to give MU its
fourth point, and Nebraska scored the
14th and 15* points of the 45-minute
game on hitting errors by Rosinski
and Chandra Hopkins.
“Missouri is a very good sideout
team,” Pettit said. “We had to work to
get points to close out that first game.
Missouri never gave up, but I think as
the match went on, we began to get a
better feel for who they were siding
out to and in what situations. Then we
dbuld make some adjustments.”
Pettit continued with an experi
ment he has utilized occasionally this
season, moving right-side hitter Lisa
Reitsma to the middle-blocker posi
tion and middle blocker Katie Jahnke
to the outside. Reitsma totaled five
blocks, a .440 hitting percentage, and
led both teams with 15 kills.
“When Katie is on the court, Lisa
will be in the middle most of time,”
Pettit said. “She gives us a bigger
block, and it is a nice situation to
have, because it forces other teams to
“Everybody is always aware
where Lisa is at Wherever she is, she
becomes the focus of attention. If
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