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Volume 68, Issue 60, Monday, November 18, 2002


Volleyball gets healthy; Runners finish in eighth

Cougar Sports Services

The UH volleyball team sprang back from a four-game loss to Charlotte on Friday by beating East Carolina (6-25, 0-12 in Conference USA) on Saturday to finish the regular season at 17-11 (7-6 in-conference). The conference tournament begins Friday in Chicago.

Senior setter Donna Sellen had 53 assists Saturday during the volleyball teamis five-game win over East Carolina. The Cougars finished the regular season at 17-11. The conference tournament begins Friday.
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Fridayis loss was the first time the Cougars have fallen to the 49ers (16-14, 6-6) in eight matches.

Senior hitter Jenny Tanneberger led the team with 22 kills and seven digs. Sophomore middle blocker Laura Koster had 18 kills and nine digs while senior setter Donna Sellen posted 53 assists, 10 kills and eight digs.

The Cougars battled through injuries after starting the season a perfect 7-0. With the tournament about to begin, UH looks to be back to full strength. Tanneberger, Sellen and freshman libero Jaci Gonzalez have been nominated for all-conference awards.

Cross country

The menis and womenis cross country teams were hoping to advance to the NCAA nationals, but the best either team could do Saturday at the NCAA South Central Regionals was an eighth-place finish in Waco.

Arkansas won both menis and womenis competitions. Only the top two teams received automatic bids to the nationals. The rest have to hope for at-large bids, meaning the Cougarsi season is likely over.

Senior Mike Olague led the men with a 14th-place finish, completing the 10,000-meter course in 31 minutes, six seconds. Sophomore Kelly McCarty led the Lady Cougars as she completed the womenis 6,000-meter course in 22:03.

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