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UNI moves to 5-0 in MVC play The Panthers swept one opponent and handily defeated another last weekend, furthering their multi-year conference winning streak. < See PAGE 6 OPINION
We’re here, we’re queer and we need an LGBT center Columnist Pope asserts that UNI is in the closet as far as showing its support for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. < See PAGE 3
UNI falls to NDSU in MVFC home opener Dogged by turnovers and caught up in NDSU’s inescapable momentum, the Panthers fell to a formidable No. 1-ranked foe during their Family Weekend matchup in the UNI-Dome. < See PAGE 6 KIRB CHECK
A lot of good things on one plate Tjossem discusses Rudy’s Tacos, Lava Lounge and other slices of Cedar Valley gustatory heaven. < See PAGE 4
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First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to a crowd of University of Northern Iowa students, faculty, staff and community members in the McLeod Center on Sept. 28. Obama, who came to UNI on the second day of early voting in Iowa, encouraged everyone to vote and get involved in the campaign.
First lady encourages voting during grassroots event at UNI ALLIE KOOLBECK News Editor
Vote now and encourage others to vote to “keep moving this country forward.” That was First Lady Michelle Obama’s message to an enthusiastic crowd of thousands of students, staff and community members at the University of Northern Iowa’s McLeod Center on Sept. 28. “I want you to remember that what we do for the next 39 days, especially you guys, will absolutely make a difference between waking up the day after election day and asking ourselves, ‘Could we have done more?’ or feeling the promise of four more years,” Obama said
at the grassroots event held on the second day of early voting in Iowa. “So I need you all to work like you’ve never worked before between now and (Nov. 6). I want us to keep working, keep struggling, keep pushing forward, and remember that is how change always happens in this country.” Obama emphasized the importance of voting and volunteering for the campaign in “battleground states” like Iowa, where she said just a few votes could make a difference. According to Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama won the state of Iowa in 2008 by 147,000 votes, which broke
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First Lady Michelle Obama spoke at the University of Northern Iowa on Sept. 28 about the importance of voting in this election.
Digital Collective offers students a chance to learn about technology The members of the Digital Collective vary in major and level of experience, but they all share a desire to teach and learn about electronic media among their fellow students. < See PAGE 4
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Family Weekend offers various activities JONATHAN HAUSLER Staff Writer
After intense sports, fierce competition and family fun, the University of Northern Iowa’s Family Weekend 2012 has come to an end. Hundreds of families showed up this weekend, making for a lively campus with plenty of activities for every-
one. An early highlight was the Elevator Pitch competition, which took place late Saturday morning at the Business & Community Services building. Students gave their 90-second business idea to judges for a chance to go to the National Elevator Pitch Competition, which takes place Nov. 1 in Chicago. The winner of
the business pitch was Eric Vander Schaaf, and the runner-up was Bennett Becicka. Laurie Watje, student business incubator manager for the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, said she was very impressed with the outcome. “All of the contestants this fall worked very hard crafting their pitch and practicing
their delivery,” Watje said. “I am confident that Eric Vander Schaaf will represent UNI well at the National Elevator Pitch competition.” Up next was the Family Feast Tailgate that took place at the Rialto Dining Center. Families munched on tailgate fare, including hamburgers, < See FAMILY WEEKEND, page 5
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down to 87 votes per precinct. “That could mean just a couple of votes in a neighborhood … a single vote in the hallway of your dorm,” Obama said. “So, you know, if there’s anyone here who might be thinking — or maybe you know someone who might be thinking — that their vote doesn’t matter … that their involvement doesn’t count, that in this complex political process somehow ordinary folks couldn’t possibly make a difference … I want you all to just keep that number in your mind. Eighty-seven. Eighty-seven.” Michelle Obama highlighted the work Barack Obama has done in the three and a half years he has been in office, specifically health reform, increased funding for Pell Grants and other student loan initiatives, work for women’s rights and work to rebuild the economy. “I could go on and on and on, but more importantly, I want you to tell (people who are deciding) that Barack Obama knows the American Dream because he’s lived it,” Michelle Obama said, “and he has been fighting every day so that everyone in this country can have that same opportunity no matter who we are, or where we’re from, or what we look like or who we love.” However, she said Barack Obama knows there is still “plenty of work left to be done.” She described Barack Obama’s upbringing in a single-parent family and how his grandmother worked to support them. She said she “saw so much of (her) own” life story in his, as she grew up on the south side
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of Chicago with a father who worked at the city water plant. “See, like so many families in this country, our families weren’t asking for much. My dad, Barack’s grandma — they didn’t begrudge anyone else’s success. You know, they didn’t mind if others had much more than they did. In fact, they admired it. That’s why they pushed us so hard. That’s why they wanted us to go to college,” Michelle Obama said to cheers from the crowd. “They simply believed in that fundamental American promise — that even if you don’t start out with much, in America, if you work hard, if you do what you are supposed to do, then you should be able to provide a decent life for yourself and an even better life for your kids and your grandkids.” Obama encouraged everyone at the event to go to Schindler Education Center to satellite vote and to sign up to volunteer for the campaign with one of the current volunteers present. According to Rose Daugherty, a campus team leader for Panthers for Obama, there was still a line at Schindler when she went to vote around 5:15 p.m. She also said there were a lot of first-time voters that day. Daugherty introduced Michelle Obama at the event, discussing the importance of Barack Obama’s student loan initiatives in her life as well as the importance of voting and volunteering. She was also able to meet Michelle Obama backstage. “… She is as nice in real life as she appears to be all over the place,” said Daugherty, a senior English education major. “You know, she’s just a sweet lady. I don’t care what your political
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party is … she’s just, she’s a great person. “ Daugherty, who has been volunteering with the Obama campaign since July, said she thought the event was a success. “We were obviously worried since we just found out about it Monday and had to turn around and get so many people there by Friday, but I thought that all of the people who volunteered at the event were very organized,” Daugherty said. “I thought the turnout was really great, especially considering that four-day window we had.” Sophomore political communication and electronic media double major and Panthers for Obama campus team leader Linh Ta, senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and U.S. representative Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) also spoke at the event. Chris Apling, a senior political science major, said he became “choked up” when Michelle Obama talked about her mother and father and Barack Obama’s grandmother. Since he stood in front of the stage where Obama spoke, he was able to shake her hand after the speech. “… I shook her hand and I told her, I said, ‘You moved me to tears,’” Apling said. “And she goes … ‘When I’m out here, you guys move me to tears … This is your future. You gotta keep fighting for it.’ And she like put her hand around the back of my head … And it was just, it was crazy. That’s the First Lady of the United States … To have that kind of emotional experience with the First Lady, it was … crazy.” Freshman undecided major Janet Hofman said she came to the event because she has “always been really … inspired by what the Obama’s have done.” “I loved hearing everything they have done for the country just repeated over and over…” Hofman said. Connor Ferguson, a freshman English education and journalism major, said he thinks Obama is a great speaker. Because he’s diabetic, he said he really connected with Obama’s discussion of the health care reform, and because he’s an education major and a student, he also connected with her discussion of Barack Obama’s student loan initiatives. “I’m also gay, so all of the things they’ve done for the LGBT community has really affected me personally, and I just think they really have their priorities down,” Ferguson said. “I agree with her … (that) there is a lot that needs to be done, and even though we’ve accomplished so much, we still have to focus on the future.”
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We’re here, we’re queer and we need an LGBT center The University of Northern Iowa, as an institution, is in the closet – about its commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. The responsibility for serving LGBT students, though it has long fallen on the students themselves, is the university’s. UNI has long talked the talk of diversity and inclusion; now is the time for UNI to actually provide some institutional support to LGBT students. We’re here, we’re queer and we need an LGBT center. It isn’t a luxury; it is a necessity. It isn’t special treatment; it is equal treatment. UNI needs an LGBT center because LGBT students have unique challenges and experiences. Any straight, genderconforming student can walk into Gilchrist, the Student Health Center or their classroom knowing that the people there will be familiar and responsive to their issues and that they as students won’t be discriminated against on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender expression. The same cannot be said for LGBT students. It is a daunting task to “out” yourself to a complete stranger every time you need to ask for help that relates to your specific experiences with no guarantee that they are friendly to your community. Many LGBT students are scared away from seeking the assistance they need for this very reason. UNI has recognized that students of color, international students, student vet-
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erans and students of various abilities all have unique and complex challenges. Therefore, they have been given spaces, services and trained employees in accommodation. The Center for Multicultural Education, Student Disability Services, the International Students Office, the new Office of Veteran Affairs and specific services and employees are available at UNI to assist these communities in their academic journey. These are all incredibly positive resources on our campus that enhance students’ lives and experiences and demonstrate a true commitment to supporting these groups. We LGBT students deserve no less than other valued communities. We deserve our own space, our own resources and our own explicit support from UNI. UNI, as an institution, must come out of the closet. An LGBT center at UNI would operate much like a fusion of the CME and Student Disability Services, acting as both (1) an office where trained employees would be able to answer questions and help LGBT students access their resources on campus and (2) a permanent safe space for LGBT students that could act as a cultural center that would be the site of student group events, diversity speakers, films, trainings
and educational workshops. This LGBT center would therefore not only be useful for the LGBT students at UNI to help them work through community-specific issues like the harassment they may experience (finding health professionals that understand trans* bodies, finding solutions to roommate issues and the like) but would also benefit everyone at UNI due to the perspectives, culture and education it would provide the students.
It isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. It isn’t special treatment; it is equal treatment. UNI needs an LGBT center because LGBT students have unique challenges and experiences.
There are always critics, of course, and the push for an LGBT center is no different. A center, critics argue, would act to segregate LGBT students by relegating them to one specific space. In reality, though, a campus with a center creates far more visibility for LGBT students by its very nature and fosters a discussion on campus about sex-
ual and gender minorities. The LGBT center would be in a public place, easily accessible and open to the public regardless of their sexual orientation or gender expression. Critics may then argue that closeted students would not make use of such a public center, and this is a legitimate concern. I would argue, however, that with such a center on campus and the work that it would be able to do, there would be far fewer students at UNI who would feel the need to stay in the closet. For those who do remain in the closet, they could contact the employees of the center privately via email and therefore still get responsive care for their concerns. Critics may also claim that an LGBT center would be too costly or unfeasible; this is an argument rooted in inertia, not progress. What is right is sometimes unfeasible, and by virtue of being right, must still be pursued. These same critics would never think to promote cutting funding to the Center for Multicultural Education or Student Disability Services in order to save money, so why argue that LGBT students go without vital resources? Critics will claim many reasons as to why they are against the establishment of an LGBT center – rooted in pessimism, inertia, dogma or bigotry – but we must speak up in favor, and our voices must be louder. Though it should be the university’s responsibility, it will only be through
the dedication and resolve of students and the faculty who support us to make this dream a reality. The Northern Iowa Student Government has passed a resolution to create an LGBT Center Exploratory Committee which is currently gathering its support. A coalition is forming at UNI to once and for all institutionalize equality. I ask you, straight or gay, LGBT or not, to join this coalition for an LGBT center. Send emails to your representatives in NISG and your UNI administrators and let them know you care about this issue. Talk to your friends, your professors and your neighbors in the residence halls. Meet with your student groups and ask them how they plan to help. Together, we can be stronger than the critics, the naysayers and the bigots. Together, when all ideas are carefully considered and all stones upturned, we can find the best way to fund and implement an LGBT center. Together, we can make sure every student on this campus has access to all the resources they need to be healthy, happy and successful. Working together as students, faculty and administration, we can pull UNI out of the closet and into the bright daylight of diversity and inclusion.
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Cedar Valley has a lot of good things to offer on one plate: Rudy’s and more 1989. After realizing Cedar Falls lacked a variety of beer, Eastman opened Lava Lounge in the same building. Originally just a Belgian beer bar, Lava Lounge evolved into a more diverse bar offering the necessary margarita. “We needed a margarita at Rudy’s, but there wasn’t space for it,” said Eastman. “It’s a great place to kick out margaritas and make everyone happy.” I don’t know if it’s because of the actual drink or the little plastic animal figurines that accompany it, but it is necessary that the Moscow Mule gets mentioned. Served a copper mug, the ‘50s and ‘60s cocktail combines vodka, ginger beer and lime, and Lava Lounge has spent years perfecting it. Across the hall from Lava Lounge is the Beer Hall,
which is currently in its third year. The most recent endeavor, which has only been open for a year, is Guerrilla Brewing Co., run by Steve Weliver and Ty Graham. A microbrewery that delivers some very unique beers, Guerilla is actually in the process of developing a beer that incorporates Cup of Joe espresso beans. One reoccurring aspect about all of these places is the vintage décor. In Rudy’s, vintage tables and chairs cover the floor and marionettes cover the ceiling. So it’s no surprise that the next thing on the agenda is a vintage shop on Main St. in Cedar Falls. Eastman’s wife, Ann, will be opening the store, called Miss Wonderful, in the near future.
Digital Collective offers students a chance to learn about technology and improve their digital skills BRIAN FREESE Staff Writer
In today’s increasingly technology-focused world, a student organization on campus is attempting to educate fellow students and help them get digital. Members of the Digital Collective possess varying levels of technological expertise. The group’s overall goal is to expand their electronic multimedia skills. “The Digital Collective is an interdisciplinary student organization that fosters digital creativity and innovation,” Valyn Reinig, Digital Collective president, said. “Our goal is to learn the latest web design, interactive visualization and digital media skills.” The Digital Collective’s associates teach each other skills, put on miniature camps for multimedia technology and schedule speakers to come to campus and share information about the latest trends. Currently, Digital Collective’s focus is trained on the Mini Camp Multimedia they are hosting on Nov. 10.
Local fifth- and sixth-graders can sign up for a fee. The kids will put together a photo collage using Photoshop skills taught during the camp. The Digital Collective plans to hold similar camps on other topics for both adults and students in the future. Kristen McPheron, the vice president of the Digital Collective, described the group in more detail. “The Digital Collective centers on sharpening digital skills,” McPheron, a senior communication major, said. “It provides a way for students to both learn from and teach others a variety of interactive programs, including Wordpress, Prezi, Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere. Where one person’s knowledge ends in a certain area, another person’s knowledge may begin, so having a community to fill in the gaps and a place where members can learn new skills alongside others is the goal. We have some members who admitted they didn’t know anything at their first meeting, and that’s why they were there; they wanted to learn.”
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It’s hard for me to imagine a life without cheese and adult beverages, so that’s why, when I visit Rudy’s Tacos in Waterloo, I would consider myself in what I believe is the closest thing to heaven. Rudy’s Tacos is a Mexican restaurant offering the cheesiest nachos, tacos, Mexican pizza, several vegetarian options and the best homemade salsa, and the majority of these items are made with fresh, local ingredients. A member of Buy Fresh, Buy Local for 15 years, Rudy’s was able to use 70 percent local ingredients last year. “We’ve had great relationships with the farmers since day one,” said owner Barry Eastman, who spent $180,000 last year on local food. Eastman has made a number of changes to the building since Rudy’s first opened in
Students who are already experienced with digital media can still benefit from the Digital Collective, according to McPheron. McPheron said, “... Digital media skills require continual upkeep and practice. Being a part of this organization helps me maintain the skills I’ve already gained and allows me to learn those I don’t yet know.” The Digital Collective always welcomes new faces, though it is too late in the semester to get class credit for becoming a member. Reinig added, “We welcome all majors. However, most of our current members are either electronic media or communication studies majors. As long as you’re willing to learn and eventually willing to teach others, then you can join. … Typically we meet in ITTC 136 every Tuesday. If you want to maximize your digital skills, build your resume, bring speakers to campus and coordinate Mini Camp Multimedias and digital workshops, then you should consider joining the Digital Collective.”
The University of Northern Iowa School of Music hosted its 31st annual Scholarship Benefit Concert Friday at the GallagherBluedorn Performing Arts Center. The theme of the show was “120 Years: The Road to Excellence,” and it featured music from faculty artists Sean Botkin and John Hines along with Northern Iowa Wind Symphony, the University of Northern Iowa Varsity Men’s Glee Club, Jazz Band One, the Northern Iowa Symphony Orchestra, the UNI Opera Ensemble, UNI Singers and Concert Chorale. “We’re always looking forward at new ways to improve the educational experience for our students, but it’s important to stand back and reflect and to look back at our history,” John Vallentine, director of the UNI School of Music and professor of music education, said in an article in the
Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier. “We started with a band of eight people, and now we train the largest number of music teachers in Iowa. That’s our heritage. That’s who we are.” “Well, it’s a fantastic honor to get to share what we do at UNI with all these wonderful donors,” said John Hines “… It’s one of the most giving concerts that we do (and) I feel very privileged to be a part of it.” Audience members also expressed their enjoyment of the evening. “It’s fantastic. It’s our second year that we have been here,” said Cindy and Scott Kramer. “We just think the whole thing is wonderful. Very entertaining very amazing (and) great music.” “It’s a great performance,” said UNI President Ben Allen. “What I like about (it) is the showcase of the faculty (and) of the students, and the purpose of it is to raise money for scholarships, so it’s a win-win for everybody.”
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STYLE & BEAUTY As most of you know, Michelle Obama visited the University of Northern Iowa this past Friday to campaign for her husband’s reelection effort and encourage students to vote early. While this amazing woman’s character and achievements define her far more than her appearance, first ladies have historically played an unofficial but meaningful role in defining style. Michelle Obama is no exception, often being compared to Jackie O., first lady and unmistakable fashion icon. Michelle Obama’s style is like the reworking of an old classic into something new and fresh. She takes the symbolic position of the First Lady and the look that position entails – modesty, gracefulness, appearing ladylike – and adds a contemporary
touch. Her style seems to parallel her persona as First Lady – graceful, yet modern and fun. Michelle Obama doesn’t attempt to revolutionize first lady style; she just updates it. From her Narciso Rodriguez stunner on election night 2008 to the unexpected green gloves with her all-yellow ensemble at her husband’s inauguration to the wide-leg trousers she donned for her event here at UNI on Friday, this First Lady likes to keep us guessing. For a thorough and detailed documentation of Michelle Obama’s looks, visit www.mrs-o.com. I challenge you, the reader, to have a Michelle Obama moment with your style. Here’s what you should do: 1. Put on a go-to outfit of yours that is well-worn and totally expected from
you. It should be one that encapsulates your average look. 2. Pick out something that you would never ordinarily pair with this outfit and put it on, whether it is a delicate necklace paired with a sporty look or a trucker cap with your preppy polo shirt. 3. Take a good look at yourself. The goal isn’t to create discord, but instead to create harmony between different aspects of your style. If the new, outthere piece is a contrast rather than a clash, keep it on and wear it out. You may be surprised at the innovations in style you will achieve.
students and their families. Saturday afternoon started off with jugglers, comedians and unicyclists Dean Franzen and Doug Sayers, who performed for a large audience in Maucker Union. The men called on some volunteers to help with their tricks. Sayers recently won the award for best overall juggler at the World Juggling Federation’s 2012 championship. Family Weekend came to a close on Saturday with
the some Panther athletics: football and volleyball. Even though the Panther football team didn’t pull through with a win, hundreds of families attended the afternoon game in the UNI-Dome. The volleyball team, on the other hand, brought home a victory for the cheering parents and siblings.
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Panthers fall to Bison in MVFC home opener, 33-21
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Shelby Kintzel (15) and the Panthers improved to 5-0 in Missouri Valley Conference play after wins against Missouri State and Wichita State this weekend in the McLeod Center.
UNI moves to 5-0 in MVC play MAT MEYER Sports Writer
Last weekend was crucial for the University of Northern Iowa volleyball team as they took on two tough Missouri Valley Conference opponents. The Panthers (13-5, 5-0 MVC) kicked off Family Weekend by playing the Missouri State University Bears. UNI picked up the 3-0 sweep and moved on to play the Wichita State University Shockers on Saturday. UNI beat the Shockers 3-1. In the first match of the weekend against Missouri State (9-8, 4-2 MVC), Shelby Kintzel led the way with 12 kills while Megan Lehman and Krista DeGeest each recorded 11. Setter Molly Turk added 41 assists to her season total in the victory. Amy Braun was also acknowledged for recording career kill number 1,000, putting her among some of UNI’s best. Turk’s high assist count and ability to get all of the hitters involved did not go unnoticed by head coach Bobbi Petersen. “Molly had one of her best matches as well and did a great job of reading the other team’s defense and getting the ball to anybody at anytime,” said Petersen. In the first set, the Panthers jumped out to an early 11-5 lead, which gave them a wide-
enough berth to record a 25-19 victory. The first set seemed to set the tone for the Panthers the rest of the night. “(I’m) proud of our team tonight. (It’s) one of the best matches we’ve played start to finish,” said Petersen. That certainly was the case as UNI won sets two and three by the score of 25-15, taking the match 3-0. In the second match of the weekend, the Panthers faced the Wichita State Shockers (13-5, 3-2 MVC) and the date marked the introduction to the Hall of Fame for the 2001 UNI volleyball team. “That team definitely put us on the map … a great group that had something to prove. They kind of had that edge, that attitude, that underdog mentality every time they stepped on the court,” Petersen said of her 2001 team. The presence of the 2001 Sweet 16 team had an impact on the Panthers. Macy Ubben lead the way with a career-high 16 kills in the match, and DeGeest added 14 of her own. Turk also put together a career-high 50 assists and was backed up on the defensive end by Candice Burke’s 26 digs. The first set was tight throughout as both teams battled back and forth and needed to go < See VOLLEYBALL, page 7
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UNI senior Krista DeGeest (18) recorded 25 kills against Missouri State and Wichita State this weekend.
UNI junior Shelby Kintzel (far left) tallied 22 kills and 11 blocks against Missouri State and Wichita State.
The No. 14-ranked University of Northern Iowa Panthers (1-4, 0-2 MVFC) dropped their Missouri Valley Football Conference home opener 33-21 against the No. 1-ranked North Dakota State University Bison (4-0, 1-0 MVFC). Turnovers were a key factor on the night as UNI committed three and NDSU had none. The momentum looked as though it was in favor of the Panthers after they forced the Bison to punt with 4:31 left in the first half. However, UNI’s first turnover of the game occurred on that punt return when senior cornerback Varmah Sonie fumbled the ball at the UNI 9-yard line. That turnover led to an NDSU touchdown, their first of the game.
“That was the difference in the football game. We stopped them and probably shouldn’t have fielded the punt. We had all the momentum before halftime and that was a huge error,” said UNI head football coach Mark Farley. That would not be the last turnover of the half for the Panthers. With 0:54 remaining in the second quarter, redshirt freshman quarterback Sawyer Kollmorgen got hit with an NDSU blitz and fumbled the ball at the UNI 34-yard line. The turnover ultimately led to a Bison field goal, giving them a 13-7 lead heading into the locker room. After an NDSU touchdown to open the second half, the Panthers stormed back with a touchdown of their own. Kollmorgen led < See FOOTBALL, page 7
Women’s soccer ties Drake, 1-1 ALEX MILLER Sports Writer
The University of Northern Iowa women’s soccer team ended Drake University’s eightgame winning streak after tying the Bulldogs 1-1 on Thursday night. “Our girls always talk about how we have a rivalry with Drake, and it isn’t because we’ve never beaten them. That was our main focus this week – just try and beat Drake,” said UNI head soccer coach James Price. The Panthers (6-7-1, 1-0-1 MVC) grabbed the lead in the fifth minute of action after Kiki McClellan launched a shot into the left side of the net following a great pass from Sarah
McHugh. However, 30 seconds later, Drake grabbed a goal following an attempted clearance by the Panthers that bounced off the back of another UNI player and went into the goal, thus tying the game at one goal apiece. For the remainder of play, including overtime, the Panthers and Bulldogs remained deadlocked. Despite outshooting their opponents for the second straight game, UNI took their third consecutive home game into overtime, but couldn’t manage to come out victorious. Throughout the game, the Panthers took 21 shots with seven on target, whereas the Bulldogs took nine shots with only two on < See SOCCER, page 7
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UNI down the field and capped off the 10-play, 83-yard drive with a 27-yard touchdown pass to junior receiver Wes Smith to bring the score to 20-14. NDSU answered the Panther touchdown with a 43-yard field goal on the following possession to push their lead to 23-14. With the momentum in the balance, Kollmorgen was intercepted by junior cornerback Marcus Williams with 41 seconds left in the third quarter. “You can’t turn the ball over three times to anybody, especially a good team like North Dakota State. I made a bad decision and underthrew my receiver trying to take a shot (downfield),” said Kollmorgen.
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frame. With that many shots over the course of the game, Coach Price told his team afterwards that “we should never be satisfied with a draw at home. We’re here to win at home and you got to take care of things at home. I was pleased with the performance, but a little disappointed with the result.”
NDSU took advantage and scored on a 19-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Brock Jensen to junior tight end Kevin Vaadeland. Jensen finished the game with 243 yards through the air and one touchdown pass. UNI’s comeback chance ended with Kollmorgen getting sacked on 4th-and-10 with 8:49 left in regulation. Kollmorgen finished the game with 213 yards passing, adding two touchdowns and one interception. Senior receiver Terrell Sinkfield finished the game with three catches for 50 yards and a touchdown. The Panthers’ running attack was led by sophomore David Johnson, who finished with 85 yards and one touchdown. The Panthers have a bye week next weekend and will resume conference play Oct. 13 at Southern Illinois University (2-3, 1-1 MVFC).
Throughout the 110-minutes of play, Drake managed seven corners and UNI took six. Panther goalkeeper Erin Zaideman finished the game with one save and one goal allowed while Drake keeper Kalena Litch had six saves with one goal allowed as well. The Panthers will now have one week off to prepare for their next game, which will be a home game against Missouri State on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m.
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The Panthers have a .234 attack percentage this season compared to just .162 by their opponents. UNI continues MVC play Friday against Creighton.
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into an extra point situation to determine the winner. The Shockers came out firing and took an early 6-2 lead, but from then on, the two teams battled back and forth until the game was tied at 24. Ubben struck first and put the Panthers ahead but the Shockers battled back and the score was knotted at 26-26. The Panthers couldn’t hold off Wichita State after that and lost the first set 28-26. “They’re a very strong team … by far the most physical team in our league,” Petersen said of WSU.
UNI dominated the second set, taking a 25-11 victory. After an early 4-0 run in the third set, UNI was able to hold off the Shockers and won by a score of 25-18. The fourth set started out similar to the first set, with back-and-forth action that kept fans on the edge of their seats. However, this time around, the Panthers had a different outcome. UNI pulled ahead in the middle of the set 17-11 and never looked back as they won 25-16, taking the match 3-1. UNI will travel to Creighton University in Omaha, Neb., next Friday to continue MVC play.
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