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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (April 8, 1998)
By Darren Ivy
Sophomore soccer player Amy
Walsh has come a long way since she
first arrived in Nebraska, said her
roommate Isabelle Momeau, also a
When she came to Lincoln in the
fall of 1997, Walsh had trouble doing
her own laundry, paying bills on time
and managing money.
But Momeau, a fellow Canadian,
showed her the ropes.
“In the beginning I had to tell her
what to do,” Momeau said.
After eight months in the United
States, Walsh now faces another
adjustment - one that should be easi
She is switching from striker to
her natural position as a midfielder.
Although it’s her natural position,
Walsh said new teammates and better
competition make it different.
“It’s bizarre, because (midfield) is
where I’ve played my whole life,”
Walsh said. “But I feel like I have to
relearn the position.”
Walsh moved to midfielder this
spring to replace senior All
American Kari Uppinghouse.
As a striker in the fall, Walsh
scored six goals and had two assists
to place her fifth on the team in scor
But the sophomore from Saint
Bruno, Quebec, admitted she would
n’t be at the same level this spring as
Uppinghouse, a three-year starter
who scored 16 goals and had seven
assists last year, was during the regu
“Hopefully, (I can be there) by the
fall,” Walsh said. “I am working to
improve my game - skill-wise - and
get physically stronger.”
NU Coach John Walker said
Walsh had all the physical tools to
play the position and the work ethic to
improve her weaknesses.
One thing Walsh doesn’t have to
work on is her stamina and energy
level, Momeau said.
“She can run forever,” Momeau
said. “She is never tired and always
full of energy.”
The former provincial teammates
look forward to starting together again.
“The French connection,” as the
pair refer to themselves, first met in
1995 on the Quebec provincial team.
The two still joke about that team.
“We both hated our positions,”
Momeau said. “We were on the left
side and the ball was always on the
As Comhuskers, Momeau is now on
the right side and Walsh is in the middle.
Momeau was one reason Walsh
transferred to Nebraska from McGill
University in Montreal last year.
During the summer before her
freshman year at McGill, Walsh had
her first stint on the under-20
Canadian National team. On that
team, she played with Momeau and
Heather Brown and first met Walker,
who was the assistant coach of the
under-20 team at the time.
Momeau had already committed
to NU. Walker asked Walsh if she had
any interest, but Walsh stuck with her
commitment to play for McGill.
However, McGill wasn’t what she
had hoped for.
“As the fall ended, I realized the
level wasn’t going to help me
improve,” Walsh said. “So I looked
for somewhere to go.”
She remembered Walker and
Momeau and chose Nebraska.
“I already had a friend here.”
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(Walsh) can run forever. She is never tired
and always full of energy.”
Finley fills safety void
FINLEY from page 7
While the rest of the
defensive backs will be
improving on die Held,
Swiney likely will have
to do it from the side
“It’s tough,” Swiney
said. “I will try to soak
things in mentally.”
Swiney hasn’t been
able to do anything
since the Orange Bowl.
He is suffering from
osteitis pubis, an injury
that gradually got
worse as 1997 pro- _
Retiming players In tti secMtaiy
Players listed according to spring depth
chart (statistics from 1997)
Left comerback HL WL Yr. fismoi inL
5-10185 So. 6 0
HL WL Yr. Games InL
5- 11 290 So. 0
6- 1 205 R. N/A
HL WL Yr.
Lettenrinners lost: Brandon Harrison (LCB), I
Warfield (FS), Jason Benes (RCB).
Swiney is not the first defen
sive back to suffer this injury.
Darlington said former Huskers
Mike Fullman and Tony Veland
also had similar injuries. He said
defensive backs are susceptible to
the injury because of all the run
ning they do.
“It’s an overload situation,”
Darlington said. “They go so hard
in i&actice and then go lift
weights. It’s almost a case of
working too hard.”
Darlington said the players
now do more stomach-strengthen
ing exercises in the offseason, but
Swiney missed out on those
before the season because he was
With Swiney already out,
Darlington hopes the rest of the
spring will be injury-free for the
Huskers’ 1998 schedule:
Sept. 5 Alabama-Birmingham
Sept. 12 at California
Sept. 26 Washington
Oct. 3 at Oklahoma State#
Oct. 10 at Texas A&M
Oct. 17 Kansas
Oct. 24 Missouri
Oct. 31 Texas
Nov. 7 at Iowa State
Nov. 14 at Kansas State
Nov. 27 Colorado
# indicates game at Arrowhead Stadium in
Kansas City, Mo.
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Nebraska wins third tournament
From Staff Reports
The 32nd-ranked Nebraska
men’s golf team won its third tour
nament of the spring Tuesday at the
Arkansas State Indian Classic in
The Cornhuskers finished the
tournament with 897 strokes -
ahead of Wichita State and
Junior Scott Gutshewski led
NU with a career-high fourth-place
finish. Gutschewski tied a season
best with a 69 in the first round
Monday, followed by scores of 73
and 76 to finish 2 over par at 218.
V.J. Trolio of Southern
Mississippi and John Brackmann
of Iowa State shot 216s to claim the
tournament’s individual title.
NU’s Josh Madden finished
11th with rounds of 70, 73 and 81
for a 224.
Husker Jamie Rogers tied
Madden with a 224. Rogers shot
rounds of 70, 75 and 79.
NU’s Steve Friesen finished
22nd with rounds df 69, 79 and 80
for a 228.
Husker Peter Smith posted
rounds of 79, 78 and 80 for a 237.
Nebraska opened its season
with a win at the UTSA
Invitational and followed with
wins at the Cleveland Golf
Collegiate and the ASU Indian
The Huskers will play their sea
son finale in Wichita, Kan., at the
Shocker Classic April 13-14.
Big 12 title game to return to St. Louis
DALLAS (AP) - The Big 12
Football Championship will return this
year to the site of the inaugural confer
ence title game at the Trans World
Dome in St Louis.
“It’s a great city, and die facilities are
great,” Big 12 Commissioner Steve J.
Hatched said Tuesday, adding that the
supportive city and its hotels helped
make the 1996 game a success.
The title game moved to San
Antonio last season. This year’s game is
Texas defeated Nebraska 37-27 in
the first Big 12 Championship at St
Louis. The game fed short of capacity
attendance, although it produced
$500,000 in additional revenue for con
The winner of this year’s game, to
be televised by ABC Sports, will again
represent the league in the Bowl
“We had a really good experience in
St Louis in 1996,” said Donnie Duncan,
Big 12 senior associate commissioner.
“They have a tremendous facility
there. It’s A-plus, and all of the pieces
fit. The rationale was solid and it all
worked out in terms of the negotiations,
the potential revenue strengths and tick
The Dome, home to the NFL’s St.
Louis Rams, has more than 65,000
fixed seats plus more than 6,000 club
level seats, with 109 luxury suites.
In February, athletic directors
reviewed operational results of the first
two Big 12 football championships in'
considering plans for future contests.
Directors reviewed financial pack
ages, scheduling and choices of venues
for this year’s football championship.
Tom Stanton of Baylor, director of
athletics chairman, commended
Duncan for making arrangements for
this year’s championship.
“The football championship game
is a rare opportunity for national cham
pionship quality football to be played in
St. Louis,” said Bob Bedell, president
and chief executive of the St. Louis
Convention and Visitors Commission.
In 1996, Dr Pepper/Cadbury North
America signed a four-year agreement
to become title sponsor of the Big 12
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