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Tennis team loses to TU
The Nebraska women’s tennis team
had a bumpy start to the Big 12
Conference season. The Comhuskers
lost 7-0 to Texas, the fourth-ranked team
in the country Saturday.
Texas swept both the singles and the
doubles matches. However at No. 1 sin
gles, NU’s Sandra Noetzel won the first
set from the Longhorns’ Sandy
Sureephong, who is ranked in the top 10
nationally in singles.
‘Texas showed why they are the No.
4 team in the country,” NU Coach Scott
Jacobson said. “They are the premier
team in our conference. But having the
opportunity to play them makes our
Friday, the Huskers swept
Southwest Missouri State. NU was able
to win all nine matches. The Huskers
are 4-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big 12
Women gymnasts take third
The No. 20 Nebraska women’s
gymnastics team finished third place at
the Arizona State quadrangular Friday
with a score of 193.750.
No. 11 Arizona State finished first
with 194.325, No. 13 Brigham Young
was second with 194.200 and No. 18
Illinois was fourth with 192.825.
NU led going into the last event -
balance beam - bait its last gymnast fell,
allowing NU to get passed in the stand
ings by ASU and BYU.
The Comhuskers were led by Misty
Oxford, who finished second in the all
around with a 39.075, and Heather
Brink, who placed fourth in the all
around with a 38.950.
Oxford finished second in the floor
exercise, while Brink was third in the
vault and second in the parallel bars.
Courtney Brown tied for first on he
balance beam with a 9.80 score.
Husker men place second
Paced by five all-around scores
above 56, the Nebraska menh gymnas
tics team finished second in a triangular
with Iowa and Oklahoma Friday.
Iowa won with a 230.625. NU fin
ished second-despite scoring a season
high 230.15 - and OU was third with
226.475. Prior to this weekend, no
men’s team had topped 230 all season.
“We hit 88 percent of our routines,”
Allen said. “This is where we should
have been all year.”
Freshman Jason Hardabura fin
ished second in the all-around with a
career-best 57.3, am} Bill Mulholland
was third with a 57.025.
Other NU all-arounders were
Marshall Nelson, who scored a career
best 56.925, Jim Koziol (56.5) and
Derek Leiter (56.10). Leiter also won
the vault with a 9.8.
“We were happy with everything,”
Allen said. “This puts us in striking dis
tance of the top.”
Bowlers roll to victory
The Nebraska women’s bowling
team won last weekend at the ACU-1
Bowling Tournament in Manhattan,
NU easily outrolled Central
Missouri State and Wichita State to win
Nebraska was led by junior Jennifer
Daugherty whose nine-game score of
1,811 qualifies her for die individual
national championships, which will be
held May 1-2 in Reno, Nev.
NU track team wins big
Fourteen Nebraska athletes won
events - including two who recorded
NCAA provisional marks - during
the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic
Conference Invitational Friday
evening at the Bob Devaney Sports
Freshman Erin Wibbels’ toss of
57 feet, 4 inches bettered her previ
ous provisional mark of 55-10 Va.
Wibbels claimed one of seven
events won by the Husker women.
Grand Island native and sopho
more Jack Melson threw a personal
best 59-9 in the shot put.
Melson’s throw also earned him
an NCAA provisional mark, the
Huskers 15“ provisional mark this
WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE shortstop Andy Bjornlio stretches for a throw from pitcher Josh Justman, as Nebraska
first basemen Ken Harvey slides back to second in the bottom of the fourth inning Sunday. Harvey, who was run
ning on the pitch, avoided a triple play as he returned to the base safely after Brian Johnson lined out.
Huskers take three from Panthers
SWEEP from page 7
Wiles (1-0) pitched seven solid
innings, allowing two runs on five
hits while striking out five.
“After the second inning, I did
feel like I was dictating the game in
some ways,” Wiles said.
The Panthers took the lead in the
second inning as catcher Todd
Ludwig jacked a solo home run,
which gave UWM (0-3) an early 1-0
But the Huskers answered with
two runs in the third as left fielder
Jeff Hedman’s single drove in desig
nated hitter Craig Moore to give NU a
The Panthers managed to tie the
game in the fifth at two, but UWM
was never able to get Wiles into any
trouble, as the Wood River native
never faced more than five batters in
an inning. Wiles kept the Panthers
off-balance throughout the game. •
“(Wiles) really pitched well; all of
their pitchers pitched well this week
end.” UWM Head Coach Jerry
Augustine, who pitched for the
American League Champion
Milwaukee Brewers in 1982, said he
was disappointed to leave Lincoln
without a win, but said there was no
shame in losing to the Huskers.
“They hit the ball when they
needed to, and their pitchers never
got behind in the count, which made
it tough for us to get good pitches to
hit.” Augustine said.
The Huskers received timely hit
ting in the sixth inning as they took
advantage of two walks by UWM
relief pitcher Andy Weary. A leadoff
single by third baseman Daniel
Kimura, helped trigger the four-run
After right fielder Donny Starkins
struck out, catcher Brian Johnson hit
a single, and second baseman Kevin
Harrington drew a walk to load the
bases. Shortstop Bryan Schmidt then
lined a double to right-center, which
scored Johnson and Kimura.
After center fielder Scott Larsen
walked, Weary was called for a balk,
scoring Harrington to give NU a 5-2
A sacrifice fly by Moore allowed
Schmidt to score the final run and
gave NU a four-run lead - the final
Senior Brian Downing came on in
relief of Wiles and pitched the last
two innings, facing the minimum six
NU Head Coach Dave Van Horn
said he was happy with the way his
team responded from last week’s
three-game sweep at Minnesota.
“We got better this weekend, but
there are still too many mental mis
takes,” Van Horn said. “If we elimi
nate the mistakes then we’ll stay out
The Huskers won a doubleheader
on Saturday against UWM (7-3,9-2),
behind the hot hitting of Ken Harvey,
who went 5 for 8. The sophomore
first baseman hit two home runs, had
four-RBI, and scored three runs.
This weekend the Huskers travel
to Louisville, Ky., where they will
play six games in a four-day tourna
Lue breaks slump in win
WIN from page 7
Cookie Belcher, Lue converted a 3
point play to put the Huskers up 58-50
with 5:02 remaining in the game.
Then, freshman Chad Johnson
extended NU’s lead to 62-52 with two
consecutive baskets, including a 15
foot, off-balance bank shot over
Colorado center Charlie Melvin.
“I make that shot probably one out
of a hundred times,” Johnson said. “If
The second half execution extend
ed to the defensive end of the floor.
Nebraska employed a two-three zone
defense to hold CU to 33.8 percent
shooting for the game. Colorado marie;
only 6 of 29 attempts (20.7 percent)
from beyond the 3-point line.
“They shot 29 3s, and that’s not
part of their game plan,” NU Coach
Danny Nee said. “It probably made the
difference in the game.”
NU won its fourth straight confer
ence game for the first time since
1980-81 to up its record to 17-10 over
all and 8-6 in the Big 12 Conference.
Colorado fell to 12-12 and 6-8.
For the game, NU forward Venson
Hamilton recorded his 16th double
double of the year with 12 points and
11 rebounds. Johnson tied a career
high with 11 points.
NU will make its final home
appearance of the season Wednesday
against Texas Tech. A win would
assure the Huskers a winning confer
ence record for the first time since
1992-93 and the fourth seed in the Big
Swim team wins league title
By Lisa Vonnahme
Freshman Shandra Johnson
paced the Nebraska women’s
swimming and diving team to its
second straight Big 12 Conference
title Saturday in Austin, Texas, at
the Jamail Swimming Center.
Johnson was named Newcomer
of the Meet and Co-Outstanding
Swimmer of the Meet after a five
gold medal performance.
“She’s for real,” NU Coach Cal
Bentz said. “She’s probably only
going to improve from here.”
Johnson broke four Big 12
Conference records and three
school records after winning the
500-yard free, 200-yard free and
200-yard backstroke. Johnson also
swam legs m the 800-yard free
relay and 400-yard medley relay.
Comhuskers’ performance includ
ed 16 automatic NCAA qualifying
marks, six Big 12 records and nine
school records. The Huskers swam
their way to 23 medals, including
seven gold, 11 silver and five
“This is obviously a big win for
us - a hard-fought win,” Bentz
said. “We are certainly proud of
our team’s performances across
the board. We have taken another
big step for our program.”
The Huskers trailed Texas by
20 points after Friday’s session,
592-572. But Nebraska’s depth in
the 200-yard backstroke and 100
yard freestyle proved too much for
the Longhorns as the Huskers
sailed to the win with 868 points.
Texas followed with 818.
“Texas has a great tradition,”
Bentz said. “We have a great deal
of respect for that. They swam '
hard and pushed us to do better.”
NU’s 16 automatic NCAA
qualifying marks solidify a possi
ble top-five finish for the Huskers
at the national championships
March 19-21 in Minneapolis.
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