Monday, September 28, 2009

Mavs golf wins another; Fox last week's defensive POTW

The UNO golf team finished 1st at this weekend's Mustang Invite, hosted by Southwest Minnesota State.

The team battled back after finishing the first day in fourth place. The Mavs shot 637 for the two-day tournament, six strokes ahead of second-place Gustavus.

Leading the way for UNO was sophomore Rebecca Pollock, who shot a two-day score of 155 to tie for first individually. Her first-place tie was her first individual medalist honor.

The win gives the UNO golf team two first-place titles for the season, with two second-place finishes. The next tournament for the team will be on Oct. 1 - 2 at the Northwest Missouri State Fall Classic.

Fox rises to the challenge

Junior goalkeeper Lauren Fox spent most of her time in the early part of the season waiting on the bench to take her spot in net for the second half of UNO's games.

But against Truman on Sept. 12, Fox started the match in net and played all 90 minutes. She had seven saves while only allowing one goal.

Head coach Don Klosterman kept Fox in the starting lineup for the next two games, and Fox responded to the task by serving back-to-back shutouts and earning the MIAA's Defensive Player of the Week honors.

On Sept. 17, Fox shut out Central Missouri and two days later held Missouri Southern scoreless. She had nine total saves in both games.

Fox did allow one goal during Saturday's 1-0 loss against Truman, but that doesn't change the fact that she's awesome.

Huskers celebrate 300 consecutive sellouts

It was a glorious day on Saturday in the third largest city in Nebraska (on game days).

The Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrated the 300th consecutive sellout of Memorial Stadium with pictures, team reunions and a 55-0 destruction of Louisiana-Lafayette.

Members of the 1962 team, the year that started the streak, were on hand, as was Dan Whitney aka Larry the Cable Guy.

The team also wore sweet throwback jerseys to commemorate the 1962 team, as modeled by Ndamukong Suh and Roy Helu below:

Monday, September 21, 2009

Huskers lose another heartbreaker

(, AP)

This one was tough. Real tough.

For any Husker fan, what happened on Saturday was a punch to the gut. Actually, it was more like an overhand punch to the chin, after a flurry of body shots

The last few years, Nebraska hasn't been able to win these games. For some reason
or or another, Nebraska can't get the victory against a ranked opponent. I'm beginning to think the Universe is trying to even itself out since our amazing run in the 90s. Or maybe we just have mediocre players? I'm not sure.

The good news is that this team still looked good. Things look bright for the Big 12 season.

Three UNO coaches reach career milestones

Over the last week, three head coaches at UNO celebrated victories with career milestones.

Football head coach Pat Behrns reached 150 wins on Sept. 12. Volleyball head coach Rose Shires got her 400th career win on Saturday. Soccer head coach Don Klosterman got his 175th win on Saturday as well.

Congratulations to these coaches for their long years of service to UNO athletics.

Mavs' Baier and Myers earn Player of the Week honors

It was an impressive week for a couple UNO student-athletes.

Redshirt freshman Nicole Baier put in a total of four goals in the first two conference games of the season to earn the MIAA's Offensive Player of the Week honor for the second week in a row. She scored two goals in each game.
Meanwhile, sophomore Emily Myers earned her second MIAA Specialist of the Week award after her performance during the UNO Volleyball Classic, averaging 11.89 assists and 2.5 digs per set throughout that week.

Monday, September 14, 2009

First post

First post on the blog, mostly to test everything out. This blog will complement my Twitter account and provide more space for features, pictures and other things.