The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 3, 1996 · Page 19
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1996 P3 V COLLEGE SOCCER Wesleyan rolls past Ottawa, 8-1 Coyotes convert early, stay unbeaten with win at home against Braves By ARNE GREEN The Salina Journal Kansas Wesleyan's individual offensive firepower overshadowed any need for team precision Wednesday against Ottawa University. The Coyotes converted four of their first five shots on goal and kept constant pressure on Ottawa's defense as they rolled to an 8-1 victory over the Braves at the Salina YMCA soccer field. "We didn't play as well in a team sense as I would have liked," said KWU coach Brian Berner, whose Coyotes ran their record to 6-0 against the winless Braves. "We just have some athletes who can play with anybody. We scored more on their individual efforts. "We've got a lot of kids who haven't played before, so we looked at this as an opportunity to get them some playing time." Forward Harold Calvo had a hand in six of the the Coyotes' eight goals, assisting on the first two and scoring the third, then connecting three times in the sec- olid half. Mark Chaney added two goals, J.C. Walsh a goal and an assist, and Tony Ranieri one goal. "Harold Calvo did a great job," Berner said of the Arizona junior college transfer, who scored in a variety of ways against overwhelmed Ottawa goalkeeper Eric Hall. Wesleyan got on the board in the eighth minute when Calvo dribbled the ball to the right of the goal, drew several defenders and delivered a perfect pass to Walsh, who punched the" ball into an empty net. In the 20th minute, Calvo took a throw-in on the right wing and delivered a crossing pass on the left boot of Ranieri, who volleyed it in- T BASEBALL to the top right corner. Calvo got his first goal five minutes later, taking a pass from Mike Dibbini near the top of the penalty area, sidestepping one defender and the keeper, then rolling the ball in. "The difference was finishing," said Ottawa coach Mike Cullina, who saw his team fall to 0-7. "I don't think in the midfield we were outplayed, but individually their two strikers did a fabulous job." After Chaney scored on a long free kick from the right side in the 36th minute for a 4-0 KWU lead, Berner cleared his bench. One minute later, Ottawa's Jeff Pretty got the ball 15 yards in front of the Coyote net and beat keeper Craig Stranathan with a bullet to the right corner for the Braves' lone goal. Chaney made it 5-1 at the half in the 45th minute when he out- jumped Hall and scored on a header off Walsh's free kick. Calvo scored in the llth and 12th minutes of the second half, first on a header off a Jim Ranieri corner kick and then on an individual move after collecting a long clearing kick from Stranathan. Dibbini assisted on the final goal, in the 66th minute, pushing a pass to his right. Calvo ran onto the ball and blasted it past Hall. Stranathan, who had four saves for the Coyotes, gave way to Max Iselin 20 minutes into the second half. Iselin, a Coyote basketball player, was tested immediately on a breakaway and came up with a foot save. KWU women fall Kansas Wesleyan's women dropped to 0-5-1 on the season with a 4-0 loss to Ottawa. Ottawa, 3-2, broke a scoreless tie on Jessica Batson's goal in the 38th minute. The Braves added three goals in the second half as Kelly Wheeler scored in the 53rd and 68th minute and Joellen Mathias converted in the 65th. COLLEGE FOOTBALL KELLY PRESNELL/The Salina Journal Ottawa's Rlan Bess undercuts Kansas Wesleyan midfielder Mark Chaney (8) after he goes up to head the ball away in the second half of Wednesday's game at the Salina YMCA fields. Wesleyan won 81 to improve to 6-0 in the program's first season. Yankees edge Rangers in 12 Throwing error enables New York to prevail 5-4, tie playoff series at 1 -all By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Dean Palmer, who left the bases loaded in the top of the 12th, threw wildly past first base in the bottom of the inning Wednesday night, giving the New York Yankees a 5-4 win over the Texas Rangers to even their AL playoff series at 1-all. Derek Jeter opened the 12th with a single off loser Mike Stanton, who then walked Tim Raines UHKANlfAflE on a ful1 count - aHllSHlliWSS; Mike Henneman Texas 1 relieved, and New York 5 Charlie Hayes bunted the first GMffftfttdiy pitch toward Palmer at third base. Palmer fielded the ball cleanly, but skipped his throw to first past second baseman Mark McLemore, covering on the play. Jeter paused briefly at third before sprinting home when he saw the ball bounce away. Juan Gonzalez, who hit a three-run homer in the playoff opener, hit another three-run homer and a solo shot, giving Texas an early 4-1 lead. Cecil Fielder helped rally the Yankees with a home run and a tying single in the eighth. The best-of-5 series shifts to Texas. Jimmy Key will start Game 3 for the Yankees against Darren Oliver on Friday night. The. odds are in the Rangers' favor with the remainder of the se- ries to be played at The Ballpark in Arlington. Texas has owned New York at home, winning 13 of the last 16 games there, including five of six this season. The win snapped a four-game postseason losing streak for the Yankees. Texas led the majors in fielding this season. In the playoff opener Tuesday night, Palmer made a diving, backhanded stop that helped prevent New York from breaking loose in the first inning. Palmer had his chance to put the Rangers ahead in the 12th. Kenny Rogers, scheduled to start Game 4 for the Yankees, made his first relief appearance in three years and walked Will Clark, loading the bases with two outs. After Brian Boehringer relieved, Palmer filed out to right. Boehringer wound up the winning pitcher. Texas starter Ken Hill allowed five hits in six-plus innings before giving way to Dennis Cook with two runners on in the seventh. Cook gave up a sacrifice fly to Hayes, pinch-hitting for Wade Boggs, that made it 4-3. For the second straight night, it was Gonzalez who led the Rangers. He hit a solo homer in the second off Andy Pettitte and added a three-run shot in the third to put Texas ahead 4-1. Gonzalez, who hit 47 homers during the regular season, has seven RBIs in the series. Pettitte, who won 13 of his 21 regular-season games following Yankees losses, gave up only four hits in 6V& innings but was stung by six walks. Mariano Rivera pitched 2 2-3 innings of hitless relief for New York, combining with Pettitte to . retire 13 straight from the fifth through the ninth innings. Pettitte, the likely AL Cy Young winner, was tagged for 10 runs and 10 hits in 2% innings in his last start against Texas, on July 30. He fared much better this time out, except for two at-bats against Gonzalez. With the score tied 1-1, Kevin Elster doubled to open the third off Pettitte, who retired the next two before giving up a crucial walk to Rusty Greer. Up came Gonzalez, and like he did in the second inning — and on Tuesday against David Cone — he homered to left. Gonzalez homered five times and hit .541 in the regular season against New York. He has been especially tough on Pettitte throughout his career, hitting .533 with three homers and seven RBIs. Fielder, given the start at designated hitter over Darryl Strawberry, homered in the fourth to bring the Yankees within 4-2. Gonzalez turned on a 1-0 pitch from Pettitte in the second, curling his homer just inside the leftfield foul pole. The shot was caught by a fan who reached into fair territory to make the grab. New York manager Joe Torre initially thought the ball may have been foul and came out to check with left-field umpire Mark Johnson. TV replays clearly showed the ball was fair by a few feet, and above the above the fence. The Yankees got a gift run in the bottom of the inning when the Rangers failed to execute on two potential double-play balls. T JUCO VOLLEYBALL Brown Mackie takes two Lions move to 18-5 with victories over Hesstori, Bethel JV By The Journal Staff HESSTON — Brown Mackie improved to 18-5 overall with two victories Wednesday night in junior college volleyball. The Lions whipped Hesston, 15-2,15-7, in the opening match as Jenny Green finished with 10 kills, seven digs and three ace serves. The Lions then defeated Bethel's junior varsity, 15-3, 15-6, as Jada Daniels had seven kills and six digs and Green added 10 digs. Brown Mackie head coach Cheryl Ahrens said her team should be bolstered by the return of freshman Stacey Budke, who has been out 2Va weeks with an ankle injury. Next up for the Lions will be a 1 p.m. match Saturday at Lindsborg against Bethany College followed by a triangular next Tuesday at Colby against the host Trojans and Otero (Colo.). Baseball / Sport's image tarnished FROM PAGE D1 Where does it stop?" Clark asked. Here's where it stops: The moment a player costs his teammates a quarter of a million dollars, about what this year's World Series share will be. It stops when Orza and the players' other lug- headed henchmen find out they are allowed to lose an appeal every now and then. Good for the umpires. If anybody involved with this poisoned game can emerge as the good guys, it's them. Rooting for umpires. Isn't that beautiful? Baseball can deceive itself, look at the thick congregation of fans who Hocked to three fine ballparks in three classic baseball cities yesterday, think it's on the mend. It can look at the raw numbers, see that 6.4 percent more fans came to see baseball this year than last, see that more home runs are being hit than ever before. If it doss that, it deserves what comes next. It deserves a slow, tortured march toward irrelevance. It deserves people like Alomar, heretofore lauded as one of the sport's gentlemen. With good guys like that, who needs Albert Belle? And it deserves slugs like Selig the car salesman, the czar of nothingness, whose unwillingness to act in the best interests of baseball makes him as guilty as Alomar, equal partners in assault and battery on the national pastime. Fill Yankee Stadium 10 more times, it doesn't mean a thing. They can't even get October right anymore. Darn them. 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While the No.4 Nittany Lions (5-0) are fifth in scoring defense at 6.8 points per game, the third- ranked Buckeyes (3-0) are first in scoring at 57 points per game. And star lineman Orlando Pace has played his part, opening holes for Pepe Pearson, who has 395 yards, eight TDs and averages 5.6 yards per carry. "I'm telling you, Ohio State is one of the best teams I've seen in a long time," Paterno said. "We're going to have to play much, much better for us to stay in it. Even then, we might not be able to stay with them." Penn State has a top back of their own in Curtis Enis. The key could be Wally Richardson, the Lions' inconsistent quarterback who must have a solid game. Penn State (plus 10) at Ohio State. ... OHIO STATE 31-20. In other Top 25 games: No. 9 Tennessee (minus 221/2) vs. Mississippi, at Memphis, Tenn. (tonight) Peyton Manning vs. Archie's alma mater.... TENNESSEE 41-20. No. 21 Brigham Young (minus 14) at Utah State (Friday) Game moved so it wouldn't conflict with LDS Church World General Conference. ... BRIGHAM YOUNG 38-14. No. 1 Florida (minus 30H) at Arkansas Gators love Hog Heaven. ... FLORIDA 52-9. Clemson (plus 30) at No. 2 Florida St. Seminoles lead nation in defense — and also have Warrick Dunn. ... FLORIDA STATE 45-7. Boise State (plus 38) at No. 5 Arizona State This game is a bad idea. ... ARIZONA STATE 42-0. No. 6 Michigan (minus 6) at No. 22 Northwestern Wolverines out for revenge after last year's 19-13 loss. ... NORTHWESTERN 24-21. No. 7 Nebraska (minus 12%) at No. 16 Kansas State Buskers' defense too much for K- State.... NEBRASKA 45-14. No. 12 Virginia (minus 7) at Georgia Tech Tech's C.J. Williams could give Cavs' Tiki Barber a run for his money.... GEORGIA TECH 24-21. Kentucky (plus 22) at No. 13 Alabama After Flbrida loss, 'Bama will seem like a breeze.... ALABAMA 27-0. Vanderbilt (plus 19 H) at No. 14LSU Does Vandy play a Top 25 team every week? ... LSU 34-13. No. 15 North Carolina (minus 211/2) at Wake Forest Tar Heels go from famine to feast.... NORTH CAROLINA 41-6. California (plus 16) at No. 17 Southern California This year, Cal's got the unbeaten record.... USC 38-17. Stanford (plus 12) at No. 18 Washington Rashaan Shehee doesn't care who hands off to him. ... WASHINGTON 44-21. Boston College (plus 14) at No. 19 West Virginia BC's Matt Hasselbeck gets hassled all day by WVU defense. ... WEST VIRGINIA 24-13. South Carolina (plus 17) at No. 20 Auburn Tigers itching to play again after loss to LSU.... AUBURN 31-10. Oklahoma State (plus 18%) at No. 23 Texas Longhorns have two-game losing streak.... TEXAS 38-14. No. 24 Utah (minus 16%) at Texas-El Paso Utah's Mike Fouts looks for an encore after 476-yard, four-TD game against Kansas.... UTAH 45-20. No. 25 Wyoming (minus 22%) at San Jose State Cowboys looking to extend eight- game winning streak.... WYOMING 42-14. WAG has flexed its muscles vs. Big 12 By RANDY HOLTZ Scripps Howard News Service In this first season of the expanded Western Athletic Conference, league officials will grab hold of anything to hype their geographically challenged league. How about this for ammunition? Against the much-more-ballyhooed Big 12, the Western Athletic Conference is 6-5 going into Saturday's game matching Missouri at SMU. The two leagues share some common geography but have vastly disparate national reputations. And WAC officials view their slight edge in head- to-head competition as something to crow about. "I indicated before the season that the first four weeks of the season were critical for the WAC to establish some credibility," WAC commissioner Karl Benson said. "And in my mind, we've had a tremendous start. We're 6-5 against the Big * >«<f > tJ8fy & ^ - Ji t , ^ ft. «*• 'hXM 20, OKWWMA.fr V'lM': 12. We have three teams in the Top 25 (Brigham Young, Utah and Wyoming) and six teams with significant non-conference wins." In the process, the heralded Big 12 has gotten a taste of what it's like to play in the wild-and- wacky WAC. Saturday night's 45-42 Utah win over Kansas was typical of the kind of zany, back-and- forth action WAC fans see on a regular basis. DREMEL I RVOBl BOSCH Power Tools While supplies lad! PRSCHELN FARMSHOME 360 N. Ohio 825-1681 Mon.-Frl. 8 am - 7 Dm. Sat. 8 am - 6 Dm. Sun, 1Q am - fitttn 'I

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