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    Huskers shut out Hawkeyes 6-0 in scrimmage
By Brian Christopherson
Welcome to Lincoln, neighbor.
The Nebraska women’s soccer
team was not so hospitable to their
friends from Iowa, delivering a 6-0
flogging to the Hawkeyes on Saturday
afternoon at the Abbott Sports
The win pushed NU’s record to 2
0-1 on the spring season and gave the
Comhuskers their first game action in
three weeks, with a home match-up
with national champion North Carolina
looming next Friday.
“I thought we did some really good
things out there and created a lot of
chances,” Nebraska Coach John
Walker said.
“There were also some things we
didn’t do as well. They didn’t score, but
we weren’t as organized on defense as
we’d like to be, and we let them play
with the ball too much.”
However, NU left little doubt that it
was in control, scoring early and often,
^ We can’t play the way we did today
next week against North Carolina. We
can’t make near as many mistakes.”
Becky Preston
NU soccer player
starting with Nebraska forward Becky
Preston’s goal six minutes and 27 sec
onds into the match.
Preston made it 3-0 with her second
goal at the 20:16 mark, following a
Najah Williams steal in the box that put
NU up 2-0.
Freshman Christine Latham
knocked in one of the team’s 15 shots
on a goal in the 30* minute of the first
half to push tite score to 4-0.
Meghan Anderson scored on a free
kick in the second half and later on a
shot from the outside of the penalty box
for the final 6-0 tally.
Still, the Huskers were their own
worst critics, despite a 33-7 shot edge
and 15-3 edge in shots on goal.
“I think we worked hard out there,
but the pressure dropped off in the sec
ond half,” Anderson said. “We weren’t
talking or communicating like we were
in the first half”
Preston agreed, already pushing her
thoughts ahead to next week’s contest
with the Tar Heels.
“We can’t play the way we did
today next week against North
Carolina,” Preston said. “We can’t
make near as many mistakes.”
However, Preston also added that
the team is progressing along very well
during this spring exhibition season.
“I think we’re comfortable with the
changes in positions from last season,
and we’re feeling confident,” she said.
A&M defeats NU in final match
By Jamie Suhr
Staff writer
It appeared to be business as usual
for the Nebraska women’s tennis
team halfway through its final match
Sunday against Texas A&M, but
things aren’t always as they appear.
The Aggies claimed the dual 5-4
and snapped NU’s 14-game winning
streak, despite falling behind 5-0 in
the day’s deciding match.
“That’s a hard way to go down,”
said dejected NU Coach Scott
Jacobson. “They can hang their heads
high, though.”
With the dual tied at four matches
apiece, the Huskers’ No. 3 doubles
team of Ndali Ijomah and Stacey
Tomkiewicz built what looked like an
insurmountable lead against A&M’s
Oliva Karlikova and Leah Killen.
“Stacey was serving like a mon
ster,” Jacobson said.
The Aggies would split the next
four points to trail 7-2 before
Karlikova and Killen battled back,
scoring six straight {o take an &-7
NU salvaged the next point to
force a tie-breaker, but then it was all
Aggies. A&M outscored the Huskers
7-3 to claim the match.
Despite Tomkiewicz and Ijomah
losing the deciding match, Jacobson
made it clear there would be no finger
“Just because they’re the last
match doesn’t mean it’s their fault,”
Jacobson said. “We win as a team, we
lose as a team.”
NU’s Sandra Noetzel notched her
98th victory, a school record, by
defeating Martina Nedorostova 6-4,
6-4. She is just two wins shy of
becoming the first Husker to tally 100
career wins.
“I didn’t really realize it until
someone told me,” Noetzel said. “I
looked at the record and said 100
would be nice, but I never really keep
Josh Wolfe/DN
JUNIOR NDAUIJOMAH yells after missing a hit during a dual meet against
Texas A&M at the Cather-Pound Courts Sunday. The Huskers lost to the
Aggies 5-4, snapping their 14-game winning streak.
track of my record.”
The Husker team wasn’t the only
one to have a streak snapped. NU’s
Katarina Balan lost her first singles
match of the season, falling to Killen
The Huskers (3-2 Big 12) will hit
the road to face Missouri on Tuesday.
Jacobson said getting back on the
courts will help them forget the loss.
“I think the kids will bounce back
well,” Jacobson said.
Men, women take second at USC meet
From Staff Reports
In its first big outdoor meet of the
season, the Nebraska track and field
team claimed second on both the
men’s and women’s sides at the Los
Angeles Quadrangular on Saturday.
The Huskers faced three of the
top outdoor teams in the country:
Louisiana State, North Carolina and
Southern California.
The men’s team fell just one point
short to host USC (193-192), while
the women’s team finished with a
score of 170, just 15 points behind
USC. .
Men’s sprinter Chris Chandler
and women’s javelin-thrower Cassi
Morelock each automatically quali
fied for the NCAA outdoor champi
onships, while nine other Huskers
qualified provisionally.
Chandler set the Cromwell Field
record with a blistering time of 10.16
in the 100-meters. Chandler was an
automatic qualifier in both the 60
and 200-meters during the indoor
Men’s javelin-thrower Cory
Lehman nabbed the top spot with a
provisional qualifying throw of 233
feet, 8 inches.
Triple-jumper Sheldon
Hutchinson, pole-vaulter Eric.
Eshbach and high-jumper Shaun
Kologinczak provisionally qualified
for nationals for the NU men.
Aside from Morelock, who threw
the javelin 174-7, the Husker women
had two other first-place finishers.
Leann Boerema had a provisional
mark of 50 feet in the shot put, while
Melissa Price provisionally qualified
in the hammer throw with a toss of
Seven-time All-American Dalhia
Ingram was No. 1 in the long jump
with a leap of 20-9 and second-place
in the triple jump with a mark of 43
Rounding out NU’s top finishers
was high-jumper Carrie Braness,
who topped 5-11 H to take home
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Heather Glenboski/DN
FRESHMAN FORWARD CHRISTINE Latham keeps the ball from the Hawkeyes’
freshman defender Suzanne Rivers in a spring exhibition game Saturday at the
Abbott Sports Complex. Latham contributed to the Husker’s 6-0 win with an
unassisted goal in the first half.
McGwire, Sosa showdown
to highlight opening day ,
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The matchup
is being billed as Mark McGwire vs.
Sammy Sosa.
After all the offseason changes in
St. Louis and Chicago, maybe it’s
time to focus on the Cardinals and
the Cubs.
“It’s such old news,” McGwire
said of the 10me run race between
the two sluggers that has captivated
the sport the past two seasons. “Both
teams have improved themselves.”
Those improvements will be on
display Monday as McGwire’s
Cardinals open their season against
Sosa’s Cubs, who split a two-game,
season-opening series in Japan
against the New York Mets.
The Cubs, 67-95 last year, are
fortified by the additions of second
baseman Eric Young, catcher Joe
Girardi and pitcher Ismael Valdes,
plus the upcoming return of pitcher
Kerry Wood.
“Whenever he’s ready to join us,
he will lift our staff to great heights,”
manager Don Baylor said of the
1998 NL Rookie of the Year. “He’s a
guy who can match up with a lot of
No. Is.”
The Cardinals, 75-86 last year,
added starters Kile, Pat Hentgen and
Andy Benes, closer Dave Veres, sec
ond baseman Fernando Vina and
center fielder Jim Edmonds.
“Everything’s great,” McGwire
said..“It needed to be done.”.
The team has improved to the
point that manager Tony La Russa is
toying with the idea of moving
McGwire from No. 3- in the lineup to
cleanup, ahead of Edmonds or Ray
Not only that, there’s new long
ball company in the NL Central to
spread the spotlight. Ken Griffey Jr.
was the one attracting crowds this
spring, and it’s the Reds, not the
Cardinals, who are expecting media
crushes all season.
“If it’s like that, it’s much better
for us,” Sosa said. “It’ll give us a lit
tle break.”
La Russa doesn’t mind the two
getting attention, if it’s deserved.
“The focus on McGwire and
Sosa comes from the media as much
as the fans,” La Russa said. “I don’t
think there’s anything wrong with
that part of the game getting a lot of
attention, as long as the teams are,
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