This Week In Kansas Athletics

Record Watch
Team Overall Big 12 National Ranking
Cross Country -- -- --
Football 4-0 0-0 RV
Soccer 1-8-2 0-1-1 --
Volleyball 9-6 2-3 --

This Week’s Schedule
Monday, October 1
Women's Golf at Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational (Manhattan, Kan.), All Day
Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Tuesday, October 2
Women's Golf at Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational (Manhattan, Kan.), All Day
Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Wednesday, October 3
Volleyball at Iowa State, 6:30 p.m.
Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Thursday, October 4
Coach Mangino Radio Show (Paddy O'Quigley's), 6 p.m.
Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Friday, October 5
Soccer at Drake 7 p.m.
Tennis at Hoosier Classic (Bloomington, Ind.), All Day
Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Saturday, October 6
Football at Kansas State, 11 a.m.
Softball vs. Johnson County CC (Jayhawk Classic), 2 p.m.
Softball vs. Central Missouri St. (Jayhawk Classic), 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
Tennis at Hoosier Classic (Bloomington, Ind.), All Day
Tennis at ITA All-American Championships, All Day

Sunday, October 7
Softball vs. UMKC (Jayhawk Classic), 12 p.m.
Soccer at Texas Tech, 1 p.m.
Men's Golf at Windon Memorial Classic (Glencoe, Ill.), All Day
Tennis at Hoosier Classic (Bloomington, Ind.), All Day
Tennis at ITA All-American Championship, All Day

Weekly Notes
Cross Country
Competing in one of the largest and most competitive meets of the season, the University of Kansas men's cross country team placed 13th out of 23 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational on Saturday at the Les Bolstad Golf Course in Falcon Heights, Minn. The Jayhawk women placed 16th out of 26 teams. Senior Colby Wissel led the men’s team with a seventh place finish, covering the 8K course in a time of 24:42. Sophomore Lauren Bonds was the top finisher for the Jayhawk women as she finished 57th with a time of 22:47 for the 6K run. Kansas will now have two weeks to prepare for the NCAA Pre-Nationals Invitational in Terre Haute, Ind. on Oct. 13th.

After a bye week in which five of the top 10 teams in the nation were defeated, the Jayhawks return to the gridiron this weekend when they travel to Manhattan, Kan. to open Big 12 conference action against the Kansas State Wildcats. Kansas State is coming off a 41-21 trouncing of then-No. 7 Texas in Austin on Saturday. The victory over Texas moved Kansas State up to No. 24 in the AP polls this week. The contest is the first road game of the 2007 season for the Jayhawks, who are also looking to start the Big 12 season with a victory for the first time since opening league play with a 35-14 win against Missouri in 2003. Kickoff is slated for 11 a.m. CST from Bill Snyder Family Stadium and will be televised nationwide on Fox Sports Net.

Men's Golf
The Kansas men's golf team, fresh off its second place finish at the Kansas Invitational, will return to action Oct. 7-8 when they travel to Glencoe, Ill. to compete in the Windon Memorial Classic. The Jayhawks have recently had success at the event, most notably finishing second last year. Junior Zach Pederson finished third in the event last fall after firing a final-round score of 66. The Windon Memorial Classic is the first of three events in the month of October for the Jayhawks as they close out the fall portion of their schedule.

Women's Golf
Kansas women's golf team will attempt to defend last year's team title when it competes at the Marilynn Smith/Sunflower Invitational in Manhattan, Kan. Monday and Tuesday. Kansas claimed the team title last season when the Jayhawks hosted the event at Alvamar Golf Course. KU posted a 14-stroke victory over runner-up Notre Dame with three players finishing in the top eight individually, including Emily Powers (fourth), Amanda Costner (fifth) and Annie Giangrosso (eighth). Powers, a sophomore and Giangrosso, a senior, return to the lineup for this year's event and will be joined by sophomores Meghan Gockel and Camilla Svensson and freshman Jennifer Clark. Freshmen Meghna Bal and Grace Thiry will play in the tournament as individuals. The 54-hole tournament will take place at Colbert Hills Golf Course.

Senior Kara Boston led the Kansas rowing team with two gold medals at the Head of the Des Moines regatta in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday. Boston won the Collegiate Single race and teamed with fellow senior Elisheva Patterson to win the Collegiate Double event; a race in which KU captured the top three spots. Kansas dominated the Collegiate Single event by placing nine Jayhawks in the Top 10. The Jayhawks also won the Collegiate Quad event in convincing fashion; finishing one, two and three. Kansas's next regatta is scheduled for October 28 in Iowa City, Iowa, at the Head of the Iowa.

The Kansas soccer team will complete the non-conference portion of its schedule Friday at Drake before traveling to Lubbock, Texas for a Big 12 battle with Texas Tech Sunday. The Jayhawks will meet the Bulldogs Friday at 7 p.m. in Des Moines, Iowa, while Sunday's match will be played at 1 p.m. at R.P. Fuller Stadium. Three different Jayhawks scored goals over the weekend as Kansas opened Big 12 play in the state of Texas. Freshman Rachel Morris and sophomore Shannon McCabe found the back of the net in KU's 2-2 tie at Baylor, while senior Nicole Cauzillo scored her second goal of the season in Sunday's loss at No. 3 Texas A&M.

Kansas' Elizaveta Avdeeva opened play for the Jayhawks at the ITA All-American Championships on Saturday at UCLA where she was eliminated in the first round of the pre-qualifying draw. The senior will look to bounce back when she and teammate Edina Horvath, the nation's 36th-ranked doubles tandem, begin play in the qualifying doubles bracket on Tuesday. The rest of the team will be back in action this weekend when they travel to Bloomington, Ind. for the Hoosier Classic.

Despite a combined 15 kills from freshman Jenna Kaiser and junior Natalie Uhart, top-ranked Nebraska scored a three-game sweep of Kansas last Wednesday in a Big 12 volleyball match at Horejsi Family Athletics Center. The Huskers claimed all three games by scores of 30-18, 30-24 and 30-18. Nebraska improved to 11-0 and 4-0 in conference play, while the Jayhawks fell to 9-6 overall and 2-3 in the Big 12. Kaiser led the Jayhawks with eight kills and a pair of digs, Uhart added seven kills, two digs and a service ace, while senior Emily Brown chipped in six kills, 16 assists and seven digs. Sophomore Katie Martincich led the Jayhawks with 11 digs and added 12 assists. The squad is back in action Wednesday night, when they travel to Ames, Iowa to take on Iowa State at 6:30 p.m. The Jayhawks then return home Saturday night for a match against the Texas A&M Aggies at 7 p.m.

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