Friday, September 7, 2001 Volume 67, Issue 12


 
 









 

Volleyball travels to Kansas as the golf team opens season

Cougar Sports Services

Volleyball

The UH volleyball team (2-2) will take the court at the Kansas State Wildcat Classic in Manhattan, Kan., today and Saturday.


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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.

Cross Country

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 competed as
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 35:24.3.

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.

Tennis

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) 743-4051.

Golf

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
professional golf.

This year the team is led by standout sophomore Brad McIntosh. McIntosh was the Conference USA champion last year as a freshman and
garnered C-USA All-Tournament and Freshman of the Year honors. Junior Simon Robinson will also be a key to the team's success.

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.
 
 
 
 
 

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