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Huskers lose final
dual to Cyclones
From staff reports
Coach Tim Neumann’s 200th
career victory will have to wait until
No 3 Iowa State proved to be too
much for No. 9 Nebraska and the
Cyclones beat NU 26-12 in the
Cornhuskers’ last dual of the year.
Nebraska came closest to 1SU
after Brad Vering scored a 10-4 deci
sion over fourth-ranked Zach
Tompson, pulling NU within five at
11-6. Vering, ranked third at 197
pounds, upped his record to 32-2.
The Cyclones then won four of
the next five matches, including two
two-point wins, extending the lead to
26-9 and ensuring NU’s conference
losing streak in duals would reach
Despite the outcome, Neumann
said he was pleased with the way his
“We wrestled for the first time in
a month like I thought we were capa
ble of,” Neumann said. “That may
sound bad after a 26-12 loss, but I
really think \ e are heading in the
right direction with Big 12s around
The lluskers got good perfor
mances from Paul Gomez at 125
pounds and JJi van Snyder at 157.
Gomez tanked 15th. picked up
steam going into the conk rence tour
ney when he notched an upset for
Nebraska by scoring a 9-6 decision
over 1 lth-ranked Matt Azevado.
Snyder, the No. 3 wrestler at 157,
handled lOth-ranked Cole Sanderson
8-4. The win was Snyder’s 17th in a
row, and he improved his record to
Huskers ignite orrense,
rebound at UTA toumev
From staff reports
After a rough opening weekend, the
Comhusker baseball team responded in
a big way by outscoring its opponents
The NU pitching staff continued to
pitch at a high level, and the offense
finally heated up as the Huskers rolled
in a 3-0 record in the 2000 Arlington
Morning News Invitational at the
University of Texas-Arlingi a.
The Huskers (4-2) kicked off the
weekend by beating UTA 3-1 on Friday.
Senior pitcher Chad Wiles allowed
four hits and one earned run in seven
innings to pick up his second win of the
Sophomore R.D. Spiehs shut dow,.
UTA in the ninth inning to record a save.
Senior third baseman Brandt
Vlieger led the offense going two for
five with a run batted in. Vlieger also
got caught in a pickle, which allowed
center fielder Jamal Strong to score.
Sophomore second baseman John
Cole also had a run batted in.
Saturday, the Huskers got strong
offensive performances from sopho
more shortstop Will Bolt, senior catch
er/outfielder Justin Cowan and Cole
against Washington State.
The Huskers erupted for 12 runs
and 17 hits en route to beating the
Bolt went four for five, Cowan
drove in five runs and Cole was three for
six with two RBI.
Cowan’s tluee-run home run in the
first inning set the tone for the game.
Freshman relief pitcher Steve Hale
picked up the vv in by pitching 4.1
innings of shut-out b. i seball. '
Sunday, the Huskers defeated top
25 Arkansas and its ace pitcher, Charlie
The Huskers handed Isaacson his
first collegiate loss in 11 decisions by
scoring four runs in the first three
Cowan jolted a three-run homemn
in the third inning and finished with five
RBI. Cole also sparked the Huskers,
going three for four with three runs
scored and one run batted in.
Sophomore Shane Komine picked
up his first win of the year, holding the
Razorbacks hitless and scoreless
through the first four innings.
NU Coach Dave Horn said he was
pleased by the team’s progress.
“We did some things offensively we
haven’t been able to do,” he said. “And
our pitchers continued to be solid.”
NU goes 4-1 in Vegas Classic
From staff reports
After last weekend’s disappoint
ing finish in Phoenix, the Nebraska
softball team bounced back to finish
4-1 in the Nevada Las Vegas 2000
During the tournament’s opening
day, the Cornhuskers hardly were
contested in two eight-run-rule victo
ries over California Polytechnic and
California Santa Barbara.
The 9-1 victory over Cal Poly
lasted only six innings. The Huskers
were led by senior Jennifer Lizama
and freshman Amber Burgess, who
each had three hits. Senior Jenny
Voss took the win for NU.
In the 9-0 victory over Santa
Barbara, Nebraska was led by
Lizama s two hits and treshman Kim
Ogee’s four RBI.
On the tournament’s next day NU
would face its two toughest chal
lenges of the weekend in games
against UNLV and No. 11 Oregon
Last weekend NU lost to the
Rebels 7-6. In this weekend’s contest
the result would not be much differ
ent, as the Huskers were shutout 1-0.
Senior Ginger Taylor led
Nebraska with two hits.
NU bounced back after the loss
with a 2-1 victory over the national
power OSU. After falling behind, the
Hushes used a late-game triple from
f izama to get the victory. Sophomore
Leigh Ann Walker (2-1) received the
win for NU.
Williams: win a bittersweet reunion
WILLIAMS from page 16
“There are some talented players
on the team right now, and a lot of
times it is about the right chemistry
and mix and a lot of other things,”
Williams said. “The Xs and Os are
always a part of that.”
w illiams was quick to defend
NU’s recruiting history by telling of
NI record of producing NBA play
ers. The Huskers yielded the second
largest number in the Big 12, behind
Kansas, of NBA players on opening
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