The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 25, 1996 · Page 19
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THE SALINA JOURNAL SPORTS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1996 C3 T COLLEGE SOCCER Tabor takes out Wesleyan Coyotes lose first conference game of season in 2-1 setback By ARNE GREEN The Salina Journal The sun gave Tabor an offensive assist Thursday while the goalposts and crossbar were the Bluejays' biggest allies at the other end. Tabor scored once in each half, then survived a Kansas Wesleyan barrage in the closing minutes at the YMCA soccer field to walk away with a 2-1 Kansas Conference victory over the league-leading Coyotes. "I liked that," Tabor coach Glenn Wiebe said after his team handed Wesleyan its first league loss of the season. "KW's lost what, one game all year. We got a couple of nice goals and got lucky today. "Our kids played hard and their kids played hard. I'll take skill and luck any day. I'm very happy because we had kind of struggled the last couple of weeks and now we've won three straight." The victory evened Tabor's record at 7-7 overall, 2-2 in the KCAC. Kansas Wesleyan fell to 10-2-1 with a 3-1 league mark. "What hurt most was we were hoping to go through the season undefeated at home," Wesleyan coach Brian Berner said. "The good part is, with Bethany winning (Wednesday) over Bethel, it's still up to us. We don't need any help from anybody (to win the league) if we win our last three games. "(Tabor) did a nice job bringing bodies back to help shut down Mike (Dibbini) and Harold (Calvo). That's to their credit." Tabor's defense shadowed Dibbini and Calvo, the Coyotes' top scoring threats, and shut them down until Dibbini converted a header off a corner kick in the 85th-minute to cut the final margin to 2-1. The Bluejays struck first in the 23rd minute when Ryan Lehn collected a right crossing pass from Lucas King, pivoted KELLY PRESNELL/The Salina Journal Kansas Wesleyan's Harold Calvo launches a bicycle kick into the face of Tabor defender Brent Kroeker in the first half of Thursday's game at the Salina YMCA fields. and blasted the ball past Wesleyan keeper Craig Stranathan into the top left corner from near the top of the penalty area. Tabor got some help from the sun in the 71st minute on its second goal. On a long free kick from deep in Bluejay territory, Wesleyan defender J.C. Walsh was blinded by the sun and could not find the ball, it rolled past him to an on-running Jamie Nikischin, who slid it on the ground past .Stranathan. Wesleyan's best scoring chance of the first half came in the 41st minute when Dibbini beat Tabor keeper Eric Flaming but hit the right post. In the second half, the Coyotes had three shots hit the crossbar and one dribble off the left post. The Coyotes, who travel to Ottawa on Saturday, had 15 shots on goal to six for Tabor. Flaming made 10 saves with Stranathan turning back three shots for Wesleyan. • Kansas Wesleyan women 2, Tabor 0 — The Coyote women scored twice in the second half to beat Tabor and pick up their second victory of the season. The Coyotes, who improved to 2-8-1 with a 2-2 league record, took the lead in the 52nd minute on a goal by Crystal Robinson with an assist from Valerie Marrow. Katie Neyer added a goal in the 68th minute while goalkeeper Christi Grimes recorded the shutout. T BASEBALL Pettitte's strong outing has Yanks in series lead T COLLEGE BASKETBALL Fort Hays State's Goldston suspended By The Journal Staff . HAYS — Alonzo Goldston, Fort Hays State's All-America senior center, has been suspended indefinitely from the Tigers' basketball team. Goldston was suspended by Coach Gary Garner Wednesday for "violating team rules," according to a news release issued by the school Thursday. Garner wouldn't say how long the suspension would last and declined further comment on the matter. The 6-foot-9 Goldston, a preseason Ail-American, led the Tigers in scoring (20.4), rebounding (9.7), blocked shots (2.6) and field goal percentage (62 percent) last season. He was named to the Elite 8 all- tournament team as the Tigers won the NCAA Division II championship with a 34-0 record last season. Meanwhile, three other Fort Hays basketball players face a Monday court appearance following an incident early Saturday morning. Senior forward Sherick Simpson, a returning starter and preseason All-American, redshirt forward Donnie Collins, and junior college transfer Tim Nunnery and After struggling in series' first game, left-hander shuts down Braves' bats By The Associated Press ATLANTA — Andy Pettitte couldn't bear to watch the end of the greatest game of his career. He walked off the field with one out in the ninth and Chipper Jones on third following a leadoff double — just 90 feet away from scoring the tying run. The Yankees' star threw 96 pitches, made some nice plays in the field and even made contact three of four times up at the plate. But now he was probably the only person in the ballpark who wasn't looking at the field. He sat in the dugout with a towel draped over his head as John Wetteland pitched to Javy Lopez and Luis Polonia, trying to get those last two outs. "I was just saying a prayer for him," Pettitte said. "I said a prayer for him all year when he comes in and closes a game. I was hoping he could do it one more time." He did. Lopez grounded Wetteland's first pitch to third base as Jones held. Then, Polonia fouled off six straight pitches before flying out to Paul O'Neill in deep right, giving the Yankees a 1-0 victory Thursday night and a 3-2 Series lead. "I didn't see him hit it," Pettitte said/ "I looked up and there was just enough space between the guys. I wasn't really focused on it. I was focused on the reaction of all our players. I saw everybody jump up." With virtually no margin for er^ ror, with the Yankees needing a win to avoid having to beat Greg Maddux, the left-hander came through with the game of his life, taking the Yankees to the brink of their first World Series title since 1978. "It's unbelievable," Pettitte said. "I'm thankful I could come back and give us a good outing after the horrible outing I had in New York." He's just 24, but it seems Pettitte has been around for a long, long time. He went 13-3 after Yankees' losses, filled the void as the big man when David Cone's shoulder went under the knife. For that, he'll probably win his first AL Cy Young Award next month. In the postseason, it took a while for him to get going. He got a no- decision in Game 2, then another in the opener against Baltimore. But in Game 5 at Camden Yards, he came through, allowing three hits and two runs over eight innings as the Yankees clinched the pennant. "We talked about it after those first two starts, when he struggled," Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "He was overprepared. That's the inexperience. We just reminded him he has to do the same things that got him here." Then he got battered in the World Series opener last Sunday, allowing two runs in 2Va innings. "He wasn't Pettitte in that last game," Torre said. "He was trying to do something other than what made him success all year. He stopped using all his pitches." Pettitte was a master, allowing just five hits, four of them singles. Atlanta, which gave up an unearned run in the fourth, never got a runner to third until the ninth. And when the Braves got runners to second, Pettitte shut them down, making them go O-for-5. "He was a lot different," Braves manager Bobby Cox said. "He was super tonight." Pettitte single-handedly snuffed out the Braves in the sixth, when they put runners on first and second with no outs. First he pounced on Mark Lemke's bunt and threw out John Smoltz at third. Then he turned Chipper Jones' come- backer into a double play. Negotiators reportedly closer to new deal, again another man were arrested after a fight in downtown Hays. They were charged with disorderly conduct. Simpson was named the Outstanding Player in the Elite 8 and finished the season averaging 14.6 points, 7.3 rebounds and shooting 60.5 percent. Nunnery is a transfer from Moorpark (Calif.) College and Collins a.transfer from Arizona Western Community College two years ago. Fort Hays State opens its season Nov. 3 at home with an exhibition game against the Dream Builders. Fehr, Levine have good week of talks, but owners must approve By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Baseball negotiators once again moved to the brink of a labor deal Thursday, but there still wasn't any indication whether owners would back any proposed settlement. Union head Donald Fehr and management negotiator Randy Levine met throughout the day, and both sounded hopeful for the first time since early August, when they closed most of the gap between the sides. "I feel better about it than I have in a while," Fehr said on the field before Game 5 of the World Series. Fehr and Levine came close to an agreement following round- the-clock meetings on Aug. 9-11, but hard-line owners then forced Levine to suspend negotiations for nine weeks while they tried to stop Levine from giving players service time for the period of the strike and allowing the union an option for a luxury tax-free year in 2001. "We had an extraordinary week of negotiations," Levine said. "We had a very, very good day of meetings today." Sources familiar with the talks, speaking on the condition they not be identified, said Fehr and Levine had settled on virtually all of the outstanding issues. Fehr said both sides had to brief their constituencies before the next step, leading to speculation the two negotiators may announce a tentative agreement before the end of the World Series. "You couldn't cap it off any better than getting a Basic Agreement signed and finally putting this behind us," said Braves pitcher Tom Glavine, the National League player representative. But whether or not owners would ratify a deal is unclear. It takes the votes of 21 of the 28 teams to approve an agreement, and acting commissioner Bud Selig hasn't taken a position. He was not part of Thursday's talks, but kept in touch with Levine. "You conclude a deal and either they'll say yes or no," Fehr said. "At that point, there's nothing for me to do, given the influence I have on them." If there isn't a deal by Nov. 15, Selig said baseball would scrap its plans to start interleague play next season. Union officials have said the deadline for a deal is somewhere between the start of the free-agent filing period, which begins the day after the last game of the World Series (this weekend), and the end of the filing period 15 days later. "Once the World Series ends, if we don't have an agreement, things become more difficult with each passing day — very quickly," Fehr said. GET TRAINING IN TRANSPORTATION- PLUS A BONUS OF PRIDE. The full-time pride you'll feel as an American for your part-time service in the Army Reserve is a sound reason for joining. Another is the excellent experience you'll acquire in today's latest procedures in moving people and materials. You'll also be well paid for part- time service—usually for one weekend a month plus two weeks' Annual Training. 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