The Optimist (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 78, No. 7, Ed. 1, Friday, September 15, 1989 Page: 4 of 6
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Spikers face busy weekend
Aoslitfint 8ports Editor
THe ACU volleyball team will meet
iits first challenge of the season
when it travels to San Angelo this
weekend to compete in the Angelo
State tournament said coach Kent
Also the Lady Cats will play
their first home match of the season
Monday at 7 p.m. against crosstown
The Wildcats 1-0 after defeating '
Lubbock Christian in three sets last
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East Texas State (2-0) at
Northwestern State (0-2)
The unbeaten East Texas Lions
.will take on their only NCAA
Division I-AA opponent of the
1989 season after wins over Liv-
lingston and East Central
Oklahoma. Quarterback Bobby
Bounds is expected to miss the
game after a knee injury last
Ggryompton leads the LSC in
receiving with 13 catches for 304
yards and three touchdowns in
.two games. The NWSU Demons
have lost identical 20-10 road
SfHecisions. Coach Sam Goodwin
. has eleven starters back from the
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.Cameron (0-1) Cameron was
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ern University from Georgetown
and St. Edward's from Austin.
The eleven teams entered in the
tournament will be divided into
three pools and will play each team
in their pool. The top two teams
from each pool will advance to the
championship bracket and the re-
maining teams will play in the con-
"I don't know much about the
teams except that every one of them
are tough Wieb said. "St. Ed-
ward's beat Hardin-Simmons in
four sets and Southwestern beat
idle last weekend after a 35-21
loss to nationally-ranked
Portland State. Running back
Michael Ivory is third in the
LSC in rushing averaging 77
yards per game. Defensively
linebacker Tommie Taylor leads
the team with 16 tackles and an
interception. Fort Hays won its
season.opcncr over Western State
29-16 but lost last weekend to
Northwestern State. Tiger run-
ning back JeffSinegal has rushed
for 279 yards in two games.
Lamar (1-1) at West Texas
State (0-2) Coach Steve
Grafs Buffaloes have dropped
their first two games. Sophomore
quarterback Dan Buesing has
thrown for 455 yards and three
touchdowns. His top receivers
include junior wide receiver
Michael Bain junior wide
receiver Keith Miller and senior
tight end Charles Christian.
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Wieb said St. Edward's is a strong
all-around team with players who
can serve hit and set.
Though the competition is stiff
Wieb said the Wildcats could finish
as high as second or third depen-
ding on their unity.
"I think it will come down to our
ability to stick together as a team"
Wieb said. "We really haven't been
Other Lone Star Conference
teams entered are host Angelo State
and Texas A&I. Also competing
will be the University of Texas at
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practice Tuesday afternoon. The Cats fire preparing for their next
game set for Sept. 23 against Alcorn State In Lorman Miss.
Lamar is facing its second LSC
opponent of 1989 opening the
season with a 31-28 loss to
Angelo. State. The Cardinals of
coach Ray Alborn followed the
ASU loss with a 21-19 win over
Texas-El Paso. Quarterback John
Evans and wide receiver Chris
Ford head up the Lamar offense
and linemen Kacy Lewis Troy
Knight Kevin Arey and Myron
Riser shore up the Lamar
Mesa State (1-0) at Central
State (0-M) Central State
remains winless for 1989 after a
12-12 tie with Southeast
Oklahoma last weekend. The
Broncho offense has produced
only 378 yards in two games but
coach Gary Howard's team leads
the LSC in defense. The Mesa
State Mavericks defeated New
Mexico Highlands 28-6 in their
season opener. Mesa State
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San Antonio Texas Lutheran Col-
lege Mary Hardin-Baylor Missouri
Western Concordia and St. Mary's.
The match against Hardin-Simmons
will match two evenly-matched
teams Wieb said. The two teams
split sets in a preseason scrimmage
but the Lady Cats have improved
"The match will be a measure of
whether we've improved in the last
two weeks" Wieb said.
"It's going to be a really exciting
match to watch" Wieb said. "We
need lots of support from the
returns 17 starters from a 9-2
team that won the NAIA Rocky
Sam Houston State (0-1) at
Angelo State (2-0) The
Rams are proving to be a LSC
contender. Senior quarterback
Mickey Russell leads the LSC in
total offense averaging 274 yards
per game. The bright spot in the
Ram defense is senior defensive
back Mark Foglc's league-leading
three interceptions. Sam
Houston opened its season last
weekend with a 15-10 loss to
Montana State. Coach Ron
Randleman's Bearkats own four
straight wins over ASU. Senior
defensive end Andre Finley is a '
preseason All-American can-
didate who had 15 sacks in 1988.
Texas A&I open will play
Portland State in Kingsville
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during tennis practice Tuesday. The team is set to competo In
the Wal-Mart Tournament scheduled for Sopt. 29-30 at ACU.
Runners open season
in meet at Nelson Park
Assistant Sports Editor
The ACU'men's and women's cross
country teams will ntvn its r.itnn
in Abilene Saturday in a meet at
The meet which includes several
area hieh school and iunior hich
teams as well as college teams is
scheduled to begin at 8:30 with a
four-mile college men's race. The
college women will begin their
two-mile race at 9 a.m. and the
high school and junior high races
will be staggered beginning at 9:30.
Coach David Dillman coaching
hk'first cross country teams said al-
though both the- men and women
are progressing in their workouts
comparing them to the competition
is difficult because the season has
LSC Player honor
By Lucas W. Hendrlckson
ACU quarterback Stan Stephens
and East Texas State defensive end
Terry Bagsby were named Lone
Star Conference Players of the
Week in football for games on Sept.
9 and outside hitter Patricia Horny
from Angelo State was named
Player of the Week in women's
volleyball for the week of Sept. 3-9.
Stephens senior from Forr
Worth threw for 243 yards and two
touchdowns in the Wildcats' 35-19
loss to the University of North
Texas. He completed 26 of 45
passes with two interceptions as the
Eagles overcame a 10-0 ACU lead.
Bagsby junior from DeKalb led
the Lion defense in a 42-10 victory
over East Central Oklahoma.
Bagsby blocked a punt and a field
goal by the Tigers and registered
eleven tackles and a quarterback
Horny senior from San Antonio
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"The main problem is we don't
know anything about the competi-
tion" Dillman said. " We just have
to wait for the results from other
The ACU runners have been
working out for about three weeks
Dillman said and the Wildcats arc
beginning to grow stronger as run-
'I am very pleased and excited
about our potential" Dillman said
"I think we have the potential o
have a good season."
Other college teams entered in the
meet include Angelo State Hardin-Simmons
Howard Payne and
Tarlcton State. j
Dillman said the freshmen arc
beginning to adjust to running on
the collegiate level progressing
with the increased mileage both in
practice and in races.
had 115 kills as the Rambcllcs won
four of six matches last week. She
had nine service aces and 12 digs
with a .243 attack percentage.
Other top players for football on
offense were quarterback Bobby
Bounds of East Texas State run-
ning backs Junior Bell of Angelo
State and Johnny Bailey of Texas
A&I and kickers Bob Gilbreath of
Eastern "New Mexico and Bruce
Palmer of Central State.
Top defensive players for football
included tackle Bill Clayton of
ACU linebackers Jay Pirklc of
Eastern New Mexico Kcith
Traylor of Central State and Paul'
Inman of Texas A&I and 'backs
Sammy Williams of Angel6 State
and Andre Cooper of West .Texas
Top players in volleyball included
Jennifer Shukitt of Texas Woman's
Melanie Rca of East Texas Staje
Amy Drcicr of Cameron Heather
Dcvine of Central State and
Margaret Chong of ACU.
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