The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 09, 1999, Page 10, Image 10

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    Two losses bring
Huskies ‘problems’
By Brandon Schulte
Staff writer
Listening to Connecticut Soccer
Coach Len Tsantiris talk about his
team this year might give an inaccu
rate mental picture of an inept little
band of overmatched women facing
the top teams in the country.1
“We have problems in a lot of
ways,” Tsantiris said. “It’s a very
young team. We need to work on
everything, both scoring and
Connecticut will travel to
Lincoln to compete in the Husker
Fila Invitational this weekend. The
tournament will culminate in an
arduous four-game stretch for the
Huskies, with all of the games
^against ranked opponents.
Alter its first two matches,
Connecticut is 0-2 - but the record
itself doesn’t tell the entire story.
Both of Connecticut’s losses
have been on the road to ranked
teams, the first at the hands of No.
20 Duke and the second to No. 1
North Carolina.
Despite the losses, the Huskies
are ranked No. 12 in the latest
NSCAA poll.
Nebraska Coach John Walker
said the reason for Connecticut’s
high ranking was its play against
great opposition.
“Although they’re 0-2,1 think
you look at some of the polls, and
people can understand their losses,”
Walker said. “The loss to North
Carolina almost doesn’t count as a
loss because everyone loses to
them. They’re still ranked as high as
eighth in some polls.”
The fact i«v£bnnecticut has
been a juggernaut the past 18 years
under Tsantins.
Tsantiris is second on the
Division-I all-time victory list. The
Huskies have participated in the last
17 NCAA tournaments under him
and reached the finals three times,
with the last finals .appearance
occurring in 1997.
This year’s edition is led by
sophomore forward Mary Frances
Monroe and lone senior Corey
Dorn, a defender. Dorn is one of
only five upperclassmen on the ros
ter. And Monroe is the top returning
scorer. She had 24 goals as a fresh
man and led the team in points with
Tsantiris said the only way to get
his team where it needs to be by the
end of the season is to play top com
petition now.
“We aren’t going to get better
staying at home and playing easy
teams because we won’t know how
to play against the tough teams we
will face later on,” Tsantiris said.
uMore than any team I’ve had here,
this one needs to see tough competi
Tsantiris admitted he didn’t
know much about No. 6 Nebraska
or No. 15 Southern California, the
two teams Connecticut will face this
weekend. But he said he knows both
will be formidable competition.
For now, though, he said the
goal will not b^to win the tourna
ment, but rather to make strides that
will help at tournament time.
“We want to play better this
weekend than we did the previous
one,” Tsantiris said. -
“Hopefully we’ll see things go
better on the field. Both of the
teams we "face are really good
teams, and playing them will only
make us better as a team.” r if *'
open at home
By Lindsay Grieser
Staff writer
From wide-open to wooded, two
extremely different private Lincoln
golf courses will be the sites for the
Sunday-Monday season openers for
the contrasting young Nebraska
men’s golf team and the veteran
women’s golf team.
The men’s team, with its one
returning starter, sophomore Seth
Porter, is set to play the Fairway Club
Invitational at Firethom Golf Club, a
wide-open and modem course.
Meanwhile, the women’s squad
returns five starters, including senior
Elizabeth Bahensky and sophomore
Sarah Sasse, and will play the Big 12
Preview at the Lincoln Country Club,
a more traditional and tree-lined
Despite their team’s differences,
both coaches said their teams feel
comfortable starting the season play
ing at their respective courses.
“Number one, we have played
(Firethorn) more than other teams,
but number two, four or five of our
players are freshmen,” Men’s Coach
Larry Romjue said. “We don’t exact
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We have become pretty comfortable.
We may have a little
home-course edge.”
Robin Krapfl
NU women’s golf coach
ly have a quote-unquote ‘home
Women’s Coach Robin Krapfl
said her team has played at the
Lincoln Country Club half a dozen
times since school began.
“We have become pretty comfort
able,” Krapfl said. “We may have a
little home-course edge.”
Krapfl said the country club
course is completely tree-lined, so it
is important to stay on the fairway. _
“Holes 15 to 18 are key, so you
need to get off to a good start,” Krapfl
said. “Play smart at the end and try
not to get aggressive. You could end
up with some high numbers.”
Firethom, on the other hand, is a
much more wide-open course. The
course is a links course - directly off
'/w «• '
from the fairways and greens is the
rough, long grass.
“The course itself is a challenge,”
Romjue said. “I would say holes 12,
13 and 14 are a challenging series.
They require good shot making.”
Romjue also added that paring those
holes or shooting one over would be
the way to win.
Firethorn, a course of relatively
fast greens, was designed by Pete
Dye, a famous golf-course architect.
Dye has also designed the TPC at
Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, Fla., and
Kohler, Wis. - the site of the 1998
U.S. Women’s Open.
“The teams coming in will enjoy
playing on such a challenging
course,” Romjue said. “It’s nice for us
to start out at home.”
Loach feels confident with Brooks
BROOKS from page 9
that Brooks is finding easier every
“Mirjana (Glisovic) has been a
real help because we are both new,”
Brooks said. “We both didn’t know
what to expect coming in.”
As far as the upcoming cross
country and track seasons, Dirksen is
just eager for Brooks to start compet
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“She will be one of the top two or
three runners on the team this year,”
Dirksen said. “If she is not, we have a
lot better team than what I thought.”
Dirksen said that Brooks will pri
marily run in the.5,000- and 10,000r
meter runs in the tirade season, events
in which her times rank her in the top
10 in Nebraska history.
Brooks is apprehensive about
one thing: the indoor track season.
“I am a bit nervous about running
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indoors,” Brooks said. “I just don’t
want any injuries.”
Brooks has had no major injuries
in the past, and the NU coaching staff
is hoping that does not change.
Brooks will have only one year to do
what it takes most athletes four years
to do.
Brooks is first scheduled to run
Sept. 18 when the Huskers play host
to^the Woody/Greeno Nebraska .
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