TORRINGTON, Wyo. -- The McCook Community College golf team finished second at the Eastern Wyoming Tournament Friday.
After trailing the Lancers by eight strokes on Thursday, the Indians dropped eight more strokes in the final round but finished 38 shots ahead of third-place Central Wyoming.
“It was always going to be tough to beat Eastern on their home course,” Loop said. “We had perfect weather both days.”
Sophomore Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) paced the Indians with a tournament-low 68 on Friday to finish in a three-way tie for the lead. He finished with a two-day total of 142.
Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) who was tied for the lead going into Friday’s round shot a 78 to finish with a two-day total of 149.
A pair of freshman provided consistent rounds for MCC. Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot 75s both days to finish with a 150, and KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) shot back-to-back rounds of 78 to finish at 156.
After shooting an 81 on Thursday, freshman Gabe Vielma (McCook) was forced to withdraw from the tournament with a shoulder injury.
Trevor Oberg (McCook), who played as an individual, shot a 78 Friday to finish with a two-day total of 159.
“Overall we had a good tournament but we played much better than our scores both days,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said.
Next up for MCC the Indians head to Sterling, Colo. next Thursday and Friday for the Northeastern Junior College tournament then host the MCC tournament at Heritage Hills Golf Course Sept. 27-28.
Eastern Wyoming 290-291 -- 580
McCook CC 298-299 -- 597
Central Wyoming 319-316 --635
Otero JC 327-319 -- 656
Northeastern JC 328-319 -- 647
Lamar CC 376-WD -- x
Ronnie Quick 71-78--149
Chesney Tatman 75-75 150
*- played as an individual
LINCOLN, Neb. - The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team began the Husker Invite with an efficient sweep of Central Michigan on Friday, 25-18, 25-15, 25-11, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
The Huskers (7-1) won their seventh straight match behind nine kills each from Mikaela Foecke and Lauren Stivrins and seven kills from Jazz Sweet. Nebraska dominated at the service line with an 8-0 advantage in aces and five fewer errors than the Chippewas (13-8).
The Huskers out-hit Central Michigan, .347 to .150, including an impressive .750 hitting percentage in set three with 12 kills on 16 swings. NU had a 9-2 advantage in blocks and a 34-27 edge in kills.
Foecke, Sweet and Stivrins combined for 25 of the Huskers' 34 kills on .458 hitting. Nicklin Hames had 24 assists and seven digs with a pair of aces. Callie Schwarzenbach led all players with five blocks and chipped in four kills. Hayley Densberger served three of the Huskers' eight aces. She and Kenzie Maloney each had seven digs.
Central Michigan was led by Lyza Myers and Savannah Thompson, both with eight kills.
Set 1: Nebraska led 15-10 at the media timeout, thanks in part to five service errors by the Chippewas and three kills by Sweet. Back-to-back Foecke kills extended the lead to 20-14, and the Huskers took the first frame, 25-18. Foecke and Sweet combined for nine kills and no errors.
Set 2: NU jumped out to a 7-2 lead with two kills by Stivrins and a Maloney ace. Densberger served three aces during a 5-0 run that increased the lead to 21-9, and Nebraska finished off the 25-15 on an Anezka Szabo kill.
Set 3: A 4-0 spurt, keyed by back-to-back blocks by Schwarzenbach, put the Huskers ahead 9-5. Hames served consecutive aces, and Schwarzenbach and Sweet combined for another block to make it 13-6. The Huskers rolled to the 25-11 win, scoring 21 of the last 28 points.
Up Next: The Huskers host New Mexico at 7:30 p.m. on Friday in their second match of the day. New Mexico was swept by Missouri State in the morning match.
TORRINGTON, Wyo. -- The McCook Community College golf team sits in second place by eight shots after the first round of the Eastern Wyoming Tournament. Play continues Friday.
MCC shot a 298 with the Lancers paving the way with a 290. Central Wyoming is a distant third 21 shots back of the Indians.
“We played well today but still gave away a ton of strokes on the greens,” MCC Coach Tyler Loop said.
Sophomore Ronnie Quick (London, England) is tied for the lead with Eastern Wyoming’s Mason Hale. Both shot rounds of 71 Thursday.
Sophomore Cameron Lampe (Windsor, Colo.) had a 74. Freshman Chesney Tatman (North Platte) shot a 75; Freshman KC Carlson (Delta, Colo.) a 78, Freshman Gabe Vielma (McCook) an 81; and Trevor Oberg (McCook) played as an individual and shot an 81.
“We’re still in it but will definitely need to putt better,” Loop said.
Eastern Wyoming 290
McCook CC 298
Central Wyoming 319
Otero JC 327
Northeastern JC 328
Lamar CC 376
Ronnie Quick 71
Cameron Lampe 74
Chesney Tatman 75
KC Carlson 78
Gabe Vielma 81
Trevor Oberg 81 (played as individual)
The McCook Community College Indian Volleyball team hosted rival North Platte Community College on Thursday night from the Graft Events Center. MCC would get out to a dominating start winning the first two sets before NPCC would come storming back to take the next two sets, that would then set up a winner take all fifth match where MCC would hang on and survive. Next action for MCC will be on Tuesday as MCC welcomes Central Community College to town. The last meeting between these two schools was on September 5th in Columbus where MCC swept the Raiders. First Serve from the Graff Events Center is set for 7pm again on Tuesday.
Set 1 MCC 25 NPCC 9
Set 2 MCC 25 NPCC 9
Set 3 NPCC 29 NPCC 22
Set 4 NPCC 25 MCC 22
Set 5 MCC 15 NPCC 13
McCook hosted the Cross Country Invite at Heritage Hills Golf Course in McCook. View the results below.
Lincoln, Neb. -- The Nebraska football team continued preparations for Saturday's game against Troy with a helmets-only practice inside the Hawks Championship Center on Thursday morning. Head Coach Scott Frost addressed the media following the practice and gave an update on what will factor into his decision on whether or not to start quarterback Adrian Martinez.
"It's strictly physical. We have to make sure we can run all the things we want to run, and he's healthy enough to be able to protect himself,” Frost said. “The biggest thing is that we have to make sure he's healthy enough that there's no added risk to further injury."
Frost also commented on when he might make the decision regarding Saturday’s starting quarterback.
"It might be two minutes before kickoff,” Frost said. “(Martinez) is going to be out there warming up, he's looked really good, getting better. I don't know if it will be this week and I don't know if it will be next week, he might look great tomorrow and be ready to go. He might not look great a week from Friday. I feel really good about where he is right now considering how the play looked, but right now it's just day to day.”
Frost also commented on backup quarterback Andrew Bunch, and the confidence he has in him if Bunch were to start on Saturday.
"He's looked great. He looked really great when he came in (against Colorado). That was a tough situation he came into the other day and he operated well,” Frost said. “He got us down and threw a pass that probably should've won us the game, and then got us down in striking distance to win the game a second time. If it's him, we're going to run our offense and when he's had his opportunities he's looked really good."
Frost also touched on the staff’s' message to the players on facing an “underdog” this week in Troy, who won at LSU last season.
"We've been talking to them about it,” Frost said. “Every game matters. For us, we're going to approach every game the same, but I've coached at a place like (Troy), and when you go play a game like this, it's like the super bowl for them.”
“It's a great opportunity for a team to come into an environment like this and try to win, and they did it last year, they went into LSU, one of the best environments in the country, and beat them pretty handily, so I think our guys know what they are in for. They're going to play a really well coached team that's going to play their butts off, and we have to play harder than them."
Nebraska faces off against Troy on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. with television coverage on the Big Ten Network and radio coverage on the Husker Sports Network.
Lincoln – The Big Ten Conference and its TV partners announced a pair of start times for Husker basketball home games which had been listed as TBA.
The Nov. 14 Gavitt Games matchup with Seton Hall will tip off at 6:30 p.m. and will be televised on BTN, while the Michigan State game on Jan. 17 will tip at 7 p.m. and will be shown on FSN.
With today’s announcement, the Huskers will make a minimum of 18 appearances on BTN during the 2018-19 season and start times for every regular-season game, except for the Jan. 6 game at Iowa, have been set.
Date Opponent TV Tipoff Nov. 14 Seton Hall (Gavitt Games) BTN 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 Michigan State FS1 7 p.m.
The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team finishes non-conference play by hosting the Husker Invite this weekend at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. The Huskers will play Central Michigan on Friday at Noon and New Mexico on Friday at 7:30 p.m. The tournament concludes with the Huskers playing Missouri State on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Other matches in the tournament include Missouri State vs. New Mexico (Friday, 10 a.m.), Central Michigan vs. Missouri State (Friday, 5 p.m.) and New Mexico vs. Central Michigan (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.).
All three NU matches will have a BTN Plus ($) live stream at BTN2GO.com. They will also air on Husker Sports Network radio affiliates, including 107.3 FM in Lincoln and 105.9 FM in Omaha. A live audio stream will be provided for both matches at Huskers.com and on the official Huskers app. John Baylor is in his 25th season doing play-by-play for the Husker volleyball program. Lauren (Cook) West, a former All-America setter for the Huskers, will provide color commentary.
About the Huskers
• The Huskers (6-1) have won six matches in a row and enter the week ranked fourth in the AVCA Coaches Poll.
• Senior All-America outside hitter Mikaela Foecke leads the team with 3.68 kills per set and 2.52 digs per set. She has a team-best 13 service aces (0.52 per set).
• Foecke had a career-high 25 kills on .351 hitting with 13 digs at No. 14 Creighton last week. She was named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for her performance.
• Jazz Sweet is producing 3.00 kills per set on .326 hitting for the Big Red. Over the past four matches, Sweet is averaging 3.20 kills per set on .416 hitting.
• Senior libero Kenzie Maloney leads the Big Red back row with 4.04 digs per set.
• Freshman setter Nicklin Hames has double-doubles in four straight matches, including a career-high 56 assists with 11 digs at Creighton last week.
• Over her last three matches, Capri Davis is averaging 3.09 kills per set for the Huskers. She had a career-high 18 at Creighton last week.
• Nebraska head coach John Cook has 698 career wins and will become the 10th active Division I head coach to reach 700 career wins with the Huskers’ eighth win of the season. A total of 26 Division I coaches all-time have reached the 700-win mark.
• Nebraska ranks third among Big Ten teams in opponent hitting percentage at .128.
• The Huskers also rank third in the Big Ten with 1.88 aces per set.
• John Cook, Nebraska: 19th year at Nebraska (537-70); 26th year overall (698-143)
• Mike Gawlik, Central Michigan: 3rd year at Central Michigan (29-37)
• Jeff Nelson, New Mexico: 12th year at New Mexico (209-137); 24th year overall (450-283)
• Melissa Stokes, Missouri State: 23rd year at Missouri State (497-233)
• Nebraska is 1-0 all-time against Central Michigan, winning the lone meeting 3-0 on Sept. 12, 1987.
• Nebraska is 5-2 against New Mexico all-time. The last meeting was Sept. 10, 2016, a 3-0 Husker win.
• Nebraska and Missouri State are deadlocked at 15-15 in the all-time series. The teams have not played since 1993, when Nebraska won 3-0 on Sept. 24.
Scouting Central Michigan
• Central Michigan is 3-6 on the season and went 1-2 at the Indiana State Sycamore Invitational last weekend. The Chippewas beat Indiana State in five sets to snap a four-match losing skid.
• Kalina Smith leads Central Michigan with 3.06 kills per set. Savanna Thompson and Lyza Myers both average 2.47 kills per set.
• The Chippewas are hitting .169 on the season and are allowing opponents to hit .239.
Scouting New Mexico
• New Mexico enters the weekend at 5-4 after taking two of three matches at the North Florida Tournament last weekend. The Lobos beat North Florida and USC Upstate, but fell to Furman.
• Lauren Twitty is the team’s top attacker with 3.53 kills per set and adds 2.56 digs per set.
• Tai Bierria chips in 2.95 kills per set and 2.54 digs per set.
• Middle blocker Victoria Spragg leads the team with 1.11 blocks per set and is hitting .317 with 1.43 kills per set.
Scouting Missouri State
• Missouri State is off to a 5-5 start and went 2-1 at the Texas A&M Invitational last weekend. The Bears picked up a big road win over the Aggies, 3-2, and also swept Nicholls State. Their loss came to Pepperdine, 3-0.
• Amelia Flynn paces the attack with 3.06 kills per set and adds 2.31 digs per set.
• Makina Wratten leads the team with 1.31 blocks per set, which ranks second among Missouri Valley Conference players. As a team, Missouri State ranks second in the MVC with 2.22 blocks per set.
• Daniele Messa has served 11 aces this season for the Bears.
Foecke, Maloney Captain Young Husker Squad
• Seniors Mikaela Foecke and Kenzie Maloney are co-captaining the 2018 Husker squad. Foecke and Maloney are the lone players on the team who have been part of both the 2015 and 2017 NCAA Championship teams, and the duo will look to become the first in program history to appear in four straight final fours and win three national championships.
• Foecke, an outside hitter from West Point, Iowa, was selected the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Championship in both 2015 and 2017 after leading the Huskers to their fourth and fifth NCAA titles all-time.
• Foecke became the fourth player in NCAA history to twice be named the MOP - as she also earned the honor in 2015 - and she was the first to earn the honor in non-consecutive years.
• Foecke was named an AVCA second-team All-American and was unanimously selected to the All-Big Ten team and was an AVCA All-North Region pick for the third straight year in 2017.
• Foecke was a unanimous preseason All-Big Ten selection entering her senior season. She had a career-high 25 kills on .351 hitting with 13 digs at Creighton on Sept. 6, earning Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honors.
• Foecke ranks 12th on Nebraska’s career kills list with 1,262, which also ranks fifth in the rally-scoring era (2001 to present). Her 102 career aces are fifth-most in school history in the rally-scoring era.
• Maloney, a libero from Louisville, Kentucky, was named to the NCAA Championship All-Tournament team in 2017 and was a PrepVolleyball.com first-team All-American after serving a school-record 13 aces during the NCAA Tournament.
• In her first season as NU’s libero in 2017, Maloney played all 125 sets and averaged 3.62 digs per set and 0.95 aces per set with season totals of 452 digs and 37 aces, second-most on the team.
• Maloney was named to the preseason All-Big Ten team this year. She is averaging a team-high 4.04 digs per set and had a career-high 25 digs in a win at No. 14 Creighton.
Stivrins, Sweet Stepping Up in Sophomore Seasons
• After earning All-Big Ten Freshman team honors in 2017, middle blocker Lauren Stivrins and opposite hitter Jazz Sweet are both playing bigger roles as sophomores in the program.
• Stivrins is averaging 1.92 kills per set on a team-best .364 hitting percentage to go with 0.96 blocks per set. She added serving to her repertoire this season and is third on the team with nine aces.
• Stivrins finished the 2017 season with 2.07 kills per set on .309 hitting and 1.02 blocks per set while playing all 125 sets. She tallied nine kills on .316 hitting against Florida in the NCAA Championship match and had seven kills and a career-high nine blocks in the NCAA Semifinal vs. Penn State.
• Sweet also played in all 125 sets last season and had 2.22 kills per set on .273 hitting in her first year as a Husker. Sweet posted 12 kills on .375 hitting against Penn State in the NCAA Semifinal.
• This year, Sweet moved into the starting lineup for the Big Red and is second on the team in kills per set at 3.00 and is hitting .326. Sweet also has 17 blocks this season, third-most on the team behind only the two middles.
Young Huskers Making Instant Impact
• Eight of the 15 Huskers on the roster are new to the team this season, and four have played a major role already.
• Freshman setter Nicklin Hames has started every match at setter and has five double-doubles in seven matches. The Knoxville, Tennessee native is averaging 9.84 assists and 3.24 digs per set. Her 10 service aces are second-most on the team.
• Freshman middle blocker Callie Schwarzenbach has started every match and leads the team in blocks with 1.16 per set while also contributing 1.00 kills per set on .258 hitting.
• Freshman defensive specialist Megan Miller has started every match in the back row and is providing 1.52 digs per set, as well as six aces from the service line.
• Freshman outside hitter Capri Davis has played in six of seven matches and was huge for the Huskers in a 3-2 comeback win at No. 14 Creighton, providing 18 kills.
• Two other newcomers - defensive specialist Chen Abramovich and setter Brooke Smith - have both played this season. Smith was part of the Huskers’ 2015 NCAA Championship team and 2016 Big Ten Championship team. She played the 2017 season at Kansas State before transferring back to Nebraska for her senior season. Smith was cleared by the NCAA to start playing for the Huskers on Sept. 7.
• Nebraska also added sophomore outside hitter Lexi Sun to its attack in the offseason. The University of Texas transfer was a 2017 first-team All-Big 12 selection and received All-America honorable mention in her freshman season with the Longhorns. A native of Encinitas, California, Sun was the PrepVolleyball.com National Player of the Year, the Gatorade Player of the Year and the All-USA Volleyball Player of the Year as a senior at Santa Fe Christian.
Huskers Will Play School-Record 19 Home Matches
• Nebraska will play a school-record 19 regular-season home matches in 2018.
• Nine of the Huskers’ 10 non-conference matches will be played at the Devaney Center this season. The only road trip was to Omaha where NU beat Creighton, 3-2, on Thursday, Sept. 6.
• The 2018 season marks the first time the Huskers won’t play a non-conference match outside of Nebraska since 2007.
Huskers Aiming for 250th Consecutive Regular-Season Sellout
• Nebraska carries an NCAA women’s record 240 consecutive regular-season sellouts. Should the Huskers continue to sell out, their 250th straight sellout would be on Friday, Nov. 2 against Penn State.
Cook Closing in on 700 Career Wins
• Nebraska head coach John Cook has a 698-143 career record and will become the 10th active Division I head coach to reach 700 career wins with the Huskers’ eighth win of the season. A total of 26 Division I coaches all-time have reached the 700-win mark.
• Cook passed former Husker head coach and AVCA Hall of Famer Terry Pettit on the all-time career wins list earlier this season. Pettit finished his career with 694 career wins, which Cook passed on Aug. 31 when Nebraska beat Wake Forest.
Huskers Ranked No. 7 in AVCA Coaches Poll
• Nebraska is ranked No. 4 in the AVCA Coaches Poll this week.
• The Huskers have been ranked No. 1 in 99 all-time polls, the most in NCAA history.
• The Huskers have been ranked in the top 10 a total of 474 times, which is also the most in NCAA history.
• Nebraska has appeared in all 529 AVCA Coaches Polls since it was established in 1982. Nebraska and Stanford are the only two programs to be ranked in every poll all-time.
Cook Adds to Legacy; Joins AVCA Hall of Fame
• Nebraska head coach John Cook is in his 19th season as the Nebraska volleyball head coach in 2018. He has led the Huskers to four national championships, eight final fours, 12 conference championships and 16 top-10 final rankings since 2000. Cook has 698 career wins and is one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA history.
• Since taking over the program in 2000, Cook has led the Huskers to a nation-leading .885 win percentage in that time (537-70).
• Under Cook, the Huskers have achieved 52 AVCA All-Americans and 19 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans, both among the best in the nation. He is a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year, earning the prestigious honor in 2000 and 2005, and a seven-time conference coach of the year, including Big Ten Coach of the Year in 2016 and 2017, his first and second Big Ten honors with the Huskers in their Big Ten era (2011-present).
• Cook was named the AVCA North Region Coach of the Year in 2016, his fifth career regional coaching honor and fourth while at Nebraska.
• Cook is one of only four active coaches - and one of six all-time - to be a two-time AVCA National Coach of the Year and was honored in 2008 by USA Volleyball, receiving its All-Time Great Coach Award.
• Cook was inducted into the AVCA Hall of Fame in 2017, joining former Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit in the hall.
Husker Fans Set Attendance Standard Once Again
• Nebraska fans led the nation in attendance for a fifth straight season in 2017, averaging 8,202 fans per match, nearly 2,000 more than any other school.
• In 2016, the Huskers also led the nation with an average attendance of 8,210 fans per match, a new NCAA attendance record.
• In 2013, the Huskers led the nation in attendance (8,175) for the first time since 1992, ending Hawaii’s 21-year reign as the national leader.
• The Huskers repeated as attendance champions in 2014 with 8,083 fans per match, which included a school-record 8,585 fans at the Oct. 3 win against Penn State.
• Nebraska has ranked in the top three nationally in attendance every season since 1990 (27 straight seasons).
Cook’s Coaching Tree Continues to Grow
• Nebraska head coach John Cook’s assistant coaches have a great track record of moving on to become head coaches.
• Following the 2017 season, Husker assistant Tyler Hildebrand was named the Director of Coaching, Beach Volleyball for USA Volleyball in his home state of California.
• After the 2016 season, Nebraska assistants Chris Tamas and Dani Busboom Kelly both accepted high-level Division I head coaching jobs. Busboom Kelly became the head coach at Louisville, while Tamas accepted the head coaching job at Big Ten foe Illinois. Tamas led his Fighting Illini squad to the Sweet 16 in his first year, while Busboom Kelly made the NCAA Tournament with Louisville and was named the AVCA East Region Coach of the Year.
• Seven assistants under Cook have become head coaches following their time on Cook’s Nebraska staff: Craig Skinner (Kentucky), Lee Maes (Virginia), Lizzy Stemke (Georgia), Dan Conners (UC Davis), Dan Meske (Augustana, Associate Head Coach at Louisville), Busboom Kelly and Tamas.
• In the last eight years, five of Cook’s Husker assistants have become head coaches.
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