The Salina Journal Sunday, October 25,1987 Page 34 Central places 2nd in 1-70 volleyball Salina Central's strategy in the championship match of the 1-70 League volleyball tournament was simple, straightforward and to the point. Don't attack top-seeded Manhattan straight ahead. Instead, try and use a variety of dinks and roll shots to hopefully find the soft spot in the Manhattan defense. If executed correctly, Central could throw off Manhattan's timing and, in the process, slow down the Indians' Rhonda Hughes. The verdict? Central's strategy worked. Well, it worked enough so that the Mustangs could extend Manhattan to three games for the first time in four matches on the day. But it wasn't enough as the Indians went on to post a 15-9, 12-15, 15-9 victory over the Mustangs Saturday at the Central gymnasium. "They threw us off balance with their tip and roll shots," Manhattan coach Don Bechard said after his team raised its record to 27-5. "We don't play a lot of teams that do that, and Central did it to us about as well as anybody." Early on, Central executed perfectly, and Kendra Jones did a good job of blocking Hughes' spikes. Central, though, did not have enough firepower to stop Hughes when the Manhattan senior got on a roll, picking up several kills and placing her serves almost letter perfect. "She's a dynamite defender and can nit the ball hard," said Bechard, the former Norton coach in his first year at Manhattan. "When it came time, the setters knew who to get the ball to and she responded." Central coach Maxine Hays said the Mustangs did well, but couldn't close the door on Manhattan. "We made a few mistakes and that's what hurt us," Hays said after the Mustangs won three of four matches on the day and improved their overall record to 17-13. "The girls wanted to play Manhattan. They were disappointed that they lost because they wanted to win very badly." If nothing else, the Mustangs could find solace in the fact that they gave Manhattan a better match than any other team. The Indians rolled through pool play, defeating Junction City, 15-3, 15-7, and slipping past Salina South, 15-6, 15-13. In the semifinals, Manhattan rolled over Topeka High, 15-6, 15-9. Salina Central, meanwhile, took a tougher route to the finals. In pool play, the Mustangs struggled past Topeka West, 15-5,12-15,15-6 to open the day and stopped Topeka High, 159,15^. In the semifinals, Central stopped South, 15-13,6-15,15-6 to set the stage for the championship showdown with Manhattan. Salina South finished third in the tournament, edging Topeka High, 1416, 18-16, 15-13. South, 11-15, won its opening match of pool play, defeating Junction City, 15-12,15-8. South coach Anne Denneler was pleased with the third-place finish, but said the loss to Central hurt. "We were building our momentum in the second game and we came out flat in the third," Denneler said. In the consolation match, Denneler said Topeka High — a winner over South earlier this season — came in confident, perhaps a bit too much. "They came in with the attitude they were going to beat us," Denneler said of Topeka High. "They came in with a lot of confidence, but we played with a lot of confidence." For the day, Angie Meyer and Lori Albin led South with 31 and 30 service points, respectively. Dusty Windier also had 25 kills for South. South and Central will both be involved in sub-state tournaments next Saturday. South will be in a Class 5A sub-state at McPherson, while Central will be in a Class 5A sub-state at Hays. South will compete with McPherson, Newton and Buhler, while Central will meet up with Hays, Great Bend and Liberal. Harold Bechard JOURNAL SPORTS EDITOR Salina Central's Kendra Jones spikes the ball over the outstretched arms of Manhattan's Alison Molt Craig Chandler (33) during the championship game of the 1-70 League volleyball tournament, won by Manhattan. Thompson outkicks South's Goertzen to win 1-70 League cross country meet By DAN HESS Sports Writer Salina South's Jason Goertzen had Junction City's Brian Thompson right where he wanted him coming down the homestretch of the 1-70 League cross country meet Saturday at the old municipal airport. "I thought he was mine," Goertzen said after widening his lead coming up the final hill on the 3-mile course, leaving only about 400 yards to the finish. "I was really starting to think second place wasn't that bad," Thompson said. Then came the inevitable arrival of Dr. Surge, the crafty spirit that sometimes invades distance runners. Thompson put on a kick in the final 300 meters, passing Goertzen and giving the Junction City runner the individual title with a time of 15:38, three seconds better than Goertzen. "We have this thing called Dr. Surge," Thompson explained. "That means, that if you don't drop dead at the finish, you could have won. I just started letting it all out, digging for it." Goertzen led most of the race, setting a pace that was a bit too fast for Thompson. Thompson kept pushing, but Goertzen maintained the lead until late. On the last hill on the course, Goertzen said he thought he'd broken Thompson's fight. "I thought if I took out hard like that he might fold mentally," said Goertzen, the defending Class 5A state champion who is trying to recover from a pinched nerve. "On the hill, I could hear him fall back. I thought I had him." So did Thompson. "My lungs had tightened up," Thompson said. ''Nothing was going right. I thought about how second place wouldn't be so bad for the third time (in the race). As for his final kick? "I think I hit a second wind at just the right time," Thompson said. Goertzen said he thought that tor the first time this year he could lead the pack from beginning to end, but amended that thought after the race. "I felt I was finally in good enough shape to where I could lead all the way and finish strong," Goertzen said. "I'm just not all the way back yet." Topeka West won the meet with a team total of 40 points. Junction City — led by the first place from Thompson and a third-place finish from James Espinoza (15:50) — finished second with 46 points, followed by Manhattan at 84, Salina Central with 92, Topeka High at 121 and Salina South at 143. Topeka West used top 10 finishes Scott Williams Salina South's Jason Goertzen (left) leads midway through the 1-70 League cross country meet but is eventually overtaken by Junction City's Brian Thompson (right). Wildcats (Continued from Page 33) coasted home. The reserves did the most damage. Second-team tailback Tyreese Knox led the Huskers with 100 yards rushing in eight carries, while Clete Blakemore came in for an injured Steve Taylor to complete 9 of 10 passes for 165 yards and a touchdown. The outcome was decided on the Buskers' first series, as Taylor ran the option around right end 49 yards for a touchdown. Helped by a 27-yard run on a fake punt by Barry Kitrell, Nebraska also scored on its second possession, this time on a 15-yard pass from Taylor to tight end Tom Banderas. The third score came on the last play of the first quarter on a 46-yard reverse by wingback Richard Bell. Taylor suffered a sprained ankle on the Huskers' next drive, but Blakeman stepped in and zinged a 28- yard pass to Bell on his first play. The Huskers scored moments later on a 1- yard sneak by Blakeman to make it 28-0. Taylor's injury was not serious and he could have returned. Following that score, the Wildcats showed their first and only signs of life offensively, driving from their 24- yard line to the Nebraska 24 as quarterback Gary Swim finally found some receivers open. The drive stalled there, and Mark Porter's 37-yard field goal attempt was deflected by DougWelniak. Porter got his field goal after Nebraska's Dana Brinson fumbled at his own 13. The 28-yard boot cut the gap to 28-3 with 2:24 left before half time. But as is their wont, the 'Cats gave up the big play before halftime. With 4 seconds to play, Blakemore lofted a 40-yard scoring pass to Hendley Hawkins to make it 35-3 at halftime. GAME IN STATS First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Time of Possession KSU 14 29-97 142 04 14-32-1 9-30.0 2-0 7-45 23:36 Nebraska 56, K-Stato 3 26 67-459 203 43 13-17-0 1-46.0 2-2 6-46 36:24 Individual Statistics RUSHING — Kansas Slate: Picket! 9-44, Dillon 3-18, Jordan 7-16, Lewis 3-8, Henry 2-2, Hanson 2-(-1), Wilson 3-10. Nebraska: Knox 8100, Heibel 9-60, Clark 11-55, K.Jones 8-41, Taylor 7-30, Brinson 6-40, Bell 1-46, Blakeman 2-3, Kelley 2-8, Carpenter 3-5, Gdowski 4-35, Schmidt 1-3, Dalton 1-23, Clare 1-4, Har- chelrdao 1-1, Achola 1-4, Kitrell 1-1. PASSING — Kansas State: Swim 12-29-1-118, Hanson 2-2-0-24. Nebraska: Blakeman 9-10-0165, Taylor 4-7-0-38. RECEIVING — Kansas State: Dean 5-59, Hughes 2-26, Jordan 2-6, Lewis 1-17, Blades 115, Williams 1-4, Tobert 1-6, Henry 1-9. Nebraska: Gregory 4-39, Banderas 2-22, Hawkins 1-40, Millikan 3-46, Bell 1-28, Brinson 1-4, Bahe 1-24. PUNTING — Kansas State: Pouch 8-29.8, Kruger 1 -33. Nebraska: Kroeker 1 -46. LEADING TACKLERS: Kansas State: Wallerstedt 18, Harper 13, Baziel 9, Whittle 7, Lambert 6. Nebraska: forth 6, Thomas 5, Welmiak 5, Jackson 5, Etlenne 4. Scoring Summary Kansas State 0 3 Nebraska 21 14 First Quarter N — Taylor 49 yd. run (Drennan kick), 13:18. N — Banderas 15 yd. pass from Taylor (Drennan kick), 8:23. N — Bell 46 yd. run (Drennan kick), 0:25. Second Quarter N — Blakeman 1 yd. run (Drennan kick), 7:07. KS — Porter 26 yd. field goal, 2:24. N — Hawkins 40 yd. pass from Blakeman (Drennan kick), 0:00. Third Quarter N — Heibel 3 yd. run (Drennan kick), 8:17. N — Gdowski 10 yd. run (Drennan kick), 0:41. Fourth Quarter N — Knox 50 yd. run (Drennan kick), 10:53. A—76,106. 0 14 0— 3 7 — 56 Using mostly reserves, the Huskers continued to rough up the 'Cats in the second half. Fullback Micah Heibel bulled in on a 3-yard run early in the third quarter, and third-string quarterback Gerry Gdowski, a sophomore, capped an 83-yard drive at the end of the quarter with a 10- yard run. The score reached 56-3 on a 50-yard run by Knox with 10:53 to play. from four runners — Scott Kleinschmidt (fifth, 16:21), Travis Shaffer (seventh, (16:26), Jon Hays (eighth, 16:27) and Mark Haub (ninth,16:29). Salina South coach Andy Deckert, although disappointed with the last- place finish, was encouraged by Goertzen's apparent return to form. "Jason had a very, very good race," Deckert said. "I was very pleased with his effort. That's the first time I've seen him be the aggressive Jason Goertzen that I know." Salina Central was led by Dan Busch, who finished 14th with a time of 16:54. Phil Hebert (16th, 17:00) and Andy Bedinger (17th, 17:01) also turned in top 20 performances in the 41-runner field. In the girl's race, Topeka West's Rebecca Smith finished first with a 12:11 time over the 2-mile course, beating second-place Katie Williams of Manhattan by 14 seconds. Williams led by a stride at the 1-mile marker, but Smith overtook Williams and coasted to the win. Manhattan, though, won the team competition with all five runners finishing in the top five. Sally Geis (fourth, 12:39), Brenda Woods (sixth, 13:41), Tisha Reed (ninth, 13:54) and Paula Hoagland (llth, 13:56) helped the Indians score a low total of 32. Topeka West — with four top 10 finishers — was second at 37, followed in third by Salina South at 74. Salina Central was fourth at 100. Salina South freshmen Jessika Girard and Arin McCausland finished in fifth and seventh place, respectively, with Girard running a time of 13:34 and McCausland a 13:42. (Continued from Page 33) and drove 56 yards in 13 plays before a 35-yard field goal by Jeff Shudak made it a 3-0 game with 6:47 remaining in the first quarter. Henderson gave his team a preview of things to come with 31 yards rushing in the drive. But Kansas, which hadn't scored more than two touchdowns in a game since the fourth game of the 1986 season, came storming back with an 80-yard, seven-play drive to take a 7-3 lead when Donohoe snuck in from a yard out. Both teams scored touchdowns in the second quarter as KU took a 14-10 lead into the locker room at halftime. The Jayhawk lead, however, was shortlived. On the third play of the third quarter, ISU linebacker An- thony Hoskins stepped in front of KU tight end John Baker and waltzed in with a 25-yard interception to give the Cyclones a 17-14 lead with 13:50 left, in the quarter. "I had two options and I chose the wrong one," said Donohoe, a sophomore who passed for a career-high 281 yards. "I should have tried to hit Willie (Vaughn) long. It was a bad read on my part and I tried to force it. It was really a bad play on my part.'' It was a play that turned the game around. Snell then fumbled the ball away at the Iowa State 10 a few minutes later and the Cyclones got a career-best 50-yard field goal by Shudak at the 4:23 mark. KU freshman Maurice Hooks then fumbled the ball away on the second play after the Shudak field goal and the Cyclones cashed in shortly thereafter when Henderson cruised in from 21 yards out. Fulhage signs with Green Bay after release by Bengals Notes and quotes while not unhappy at all that we've had another All-Midwest World Series... When the 24-day NFL players' strike ended, the Cincinnati Bengals were one of the few teams to get rid of all their replacement players. In doing so, the Bengals waived punter Scott Fulhage of Beloit, who just happens to be leading the entire NFL with a 44.4-yard average in 21 attempts. Fulhage didn't stay unemployed long. After clearing waivers, Fulhage was picked up by the Green Bay Packers last Monday, but isn't expected to play today against the Detroit Lions. * * * The Big Eight Conference is well represented in The Sporting News college basketball yearbook which recently hit the newsstands. The Kansas Jayhawks are ranked No. 2 in TSN's preseason poll (behind Syracuse), while Missouri is No. 6, Oklahoma No. 10 and Kansas State No. 25. KU's Danny Manning was joined on the preseason TSN All-America team by Missouri's Derrick Chievous. Kansas State's Mitch Richmond was picked as the 12th-best small forward in the country. * * * Missouri's basketball team will hold its version of "Late Night" Oct. 30 with the second annual "Hearnes Haunted House of Hoops" at the Hearnes Center. * * * Colorado State freshman punter Alan Glazer had an inauspicious beginning to his college career... to say the least. Glazer's first collegiate punt, ! against Tennessee, wasn't even pressured but went straight into the; air and bounced back toward the' Colorado State end zone before Glazer downed it for a net of negative,' three yards. He fumbled the snap on his next opportunity and was tackled for a loss. He fumbled another snap and had to hurry his next kick, a short one. He had a kick blocked out of the end zone for a safety. Finally, standing in his own end zone, Glazer had a snap sail over his head and go for another safety. Glazer hasn't kicked in a game since. * * * Kansas State basketball coach Lon Kruger is philosophical about this year's last season in Ahearn Field House. "It's kind of like the end of a; long life. It's been very successful, very fruitful. It's kind of sad, but it's, good. Ahearn had an outstanding' life." * * * ; Notre Dame football coach Lou Holtz on communication problems with his wife: "When I say 'a broad,' she thinks about a trip to Europe. When she says 'diamond,' I think of baseball." * * * Wichita State's basketball team will makes its first public appearance of the season Nov. 7 at the Shocker Special Olympics Scrimmage in Levitt Arena. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Kansas Special Olympics. Admission to the 7:30 p.m. scrimmage is $2, with children under age 5 admitted free. * * * A pair of Kansas teams are ranked in the latest junior college volleyball Top 20. Defending Region VI champion Barton County of Great Bend is ranked llth in the country with a 36-71 record, while Cloud County of Concordia is ranked 17th with a mark of 234-2. * * * Kansas State volleyball star Shawnee Call, a former Ellsworth High School standout, is second in the Big Eight Conference in kills, second in digs and sixth in hitting efficiency. •f- Call was a first-team all- j- conference selection last year. ; * * * Adam Teicher, a sports writer for The Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune, recently wrote that winless Colorado v State could have the distinction of losing its next five games in five different time zones. The Rams will be playing against Wyoming (Mountain), Hawaii (Hawaiian), San Diego State (Pacific), Southwestern Louisiana J (Central) and Brigham Young (in Melbourne, Australia) the next five weeks. Teicher writes that if the Rams lose those five games, combined with their earlier loss at Tennessee (Eastern), it will give them a one- season NCAA record: Most losses in different time zones, six.
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