Volleyball travels to
Kansas as the golf team opens season
Cougar Sports Services
The UH volleyball team (2-2) will take
the court at the Kansas State Wildcat Classic in Manhattan, Kan., today
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Junior Jenny Tanneberger (11) and senior Jennifer Wittenburg
(6) leap high to block a shot against Samford Saturday at the Rice Tournament.
The four-team round-robin field includes
Washington State, Arkansas and host Kansas State.
UH opens against No. 26-ranked Washington
State at 5 p.m. today. It marks only the second-ever meeting between the
"Cougars and Cougars."
UH then battles No. 22-ranked Kansas State
on Saturday in a high noon shoot-out. K-State gave No. 5 Hawaii all it
could handle last week.
The Cougars' final match will be against
Arkansas at 5 p.m. Saturday.
The Cougar women's cross country team swept
the top four places at the Rice Relays on Friday. Freshman Kelly McCarty
teamed with junior Julie
Perez to win the women's division. McCarty
and Perez finished the 5,400-meter course in 19:49.7.
Sophomore Jessie Oakes and junior Kim Stallman
finished second in a combined time of 20:21.6.
Freshman Veronica Ramirez ran as an independent
and teamed with senior Monica Reyna to finish third with a time of 20:21.6.
Completing the UH sweep of the top four
places was the team of juniors Heather Howse and Vanessa Golston, who also
independents. The Cougar duo completed
the course in 20:29.6.
In the men's division the team of freshman
Cole Dailey, who made his cross country debut at the meet, and senior Mike
Olague finished third,
completing the 10,800 meter course in
Olague ran as an independent because the
Cougar star was redshirted this year.
Senior Kevin Ward teamed with sophomore
Juan Cardenas to finish sixth with a time of 37:02.
Freshmen Carolos Rivas and Justin Urrutia
completed the course in a time of 38:12.3, good enough for 11th place.
The UH tennis team will hold open tryouts
Thursday at the UH Varsity Tennis Center. Walk-ons play an important role
in collegiate athletics. Last
year, the tennis team was forced to forfeit
some matches because of a lack of healthy players.
Interested players need to call John Huston
prior to tryouts at (713) 743-0786 to get a physical conducted in the training
room. Any questions can be
directed to coach John Severance at (713)
Cougar golf opens its season this weekend
as the team heads to Johnson City, Tenn., to compete in the Ridges Intercollegiate
Invitational. This is
the first action for the team since it
finished in a tie for 20th at the NCAA championships last fall.
The team has changed significantly since
last spring. All-American Andy Sanders has graduated and junior Wade Ormsby
left school early to begin
This year the team is led by standout sophomore
Brad McIntosh. McIntosh was the Conference USA champion last year as a
garnered C-USA All-Tournament and Freshman
of the Year honors. Junior Simon Robinson will also be a key to the team's
The Cougars are off this week. The women's
next competition will be at the Texas Invitational on Sept. 15 in Austin.
Men's coach Howie Ryan will take his team
to either Austin or Rice. Ryan said the men's practices will determine
which race they attend.