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Michigan Hall of Fame Dinner
Friday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
Crisler Arena
$30 per person

SPORTS
Thursday, September 24, 1987

Women's Volleyball
vs. Indiana
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
IM Building-
Page 10

The Michigan Daily

Pieper proves positive in oal

By RICHARD EISEN
' The University of Michigan field
hockey team keeps rolling on and on
and on-with Gillie Pieper in the
middle.
' The fourth-year senior from Green
M Hills High School in Ann Arbor has
been consistently effective in goal
for the hockey team, a main reason
why the team is 7-0.
Her statistics through the first
R seven games are impressive ones:
six games, one goal against with 23
saves for a percentage of .956.
Statistics impressive enough to
possibly make one player feel above
the rest, but not Pieper, who coach
Karen Collins calls a "team player."
"SHE HAS a lot of confidence
for and from her team just like she
has a lot of dedication for and from
her team," Collins said of her goalie.
..That seems to be part of an
interesting pattern: whenever
Pieper's name comes up, one hears
of her dedication to the team next.
y v .R 2This pattern became imor e
apparent when Pieper talked about
her pre-game warm up. "It's
important for me to be with my
players (before the game). I can't
' tl Rjust sit alone, listening to my
F'walkman. I live for my teammates. I
play for them. I play off their
excitement," Pieper said.
And she plays well. Her great
performance this season seems to be
Daily Photo by SCOTT IITUCHY just a continuation from last season
Michigan field hockey coach Karen Collins discusses the finer points of when she played ten games,
goaltending with Gillie Pieper. The senior goalie has given up only one goal allowing just four goals while
this season as the Wolverines have gone 7-0 so far. saving 25 for a percentage of .862.

Goalie instrument al
in team's 7-0 start,
She has 23 saves already this year, A goalie being a team player.
obviously ready to eclipse last year's Having faith in her teammates. Just
mark in three less games. an ordinary goalie mentality, right?
PIEPER FEELS that these Wrong. Pieper, who spends much
statistics are the results of a lot of of her off the field time with her
hard work and dedication, words teammates, is different, as coach
familiar with Pieper. But, surprise, Collins explained. "She's very much
surprise, Pieper does attribute some off the field as she is on the field,"
of her success to her teammates. "I Collins said. "She's a people
have ultimate confidence in my person."
team," Pieper said. "I have such faith When asked what her best
in them that I know I can bounce performance so far this year was, she
back from my mistakes at any selfishly talked of her teammates
time." instead of herself. "The Springfield

game was great because they were a
difficult team to beat," Pieper
explained. "We believed in ourselves
and we played out of our minds. I'm
crazy over my team. They were
awesome."
The field hockey team is headed
for the Big Ten season, something
to which Pieper is very much
looking forward. "I'm very excited
about it. Our goal is to finish in the
top three of the Big Ten," Pieper
said.
And then in most Gillie Pieper
fashion, she added, "If everybody
believes in everyone else, we have a
chance to do it."
And Gillie Pieper keeps rolling
on and on and on...

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Women harriers win first meet

GRIDE PC KSP

In a story that shocked millions
"Of people worldwide, the Griddes
staff claimed Monday that newly
crowned Miss America Kaye Lani
Rae Rafko (the most names of
anyone in Monroe, Mich., history)
was at one time statistician of its
weekly game. Today, it was leaked
by the Daily to the press that Miss
Rafko had worn her dress and
performed her Hawaiian dance for
money, a violation of Miss America
pageant rules.
The first, last, and only witness
called by the weekly contest was
Gary Collins, the pageant's emcee
and longtime Griddes fan.
"The pageant was not the first
time that I had seen Kaye, uh I mean
Miss Rafko," explained Collins.
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"We had met at a Griddes banquet in
the summer of 1984, I believe it
was. Yeah, we had a good time. You
know, a couple of drinks. Well,
that's not important."
"I don't remember much about
that evening," Collins said off the
record. "But there is one thing I do
remember. She (Kaye, uh Miss
Rafko) was wearing an off-white,
lace, hand-beaded gown with a
sweetheart neckline and a wide
silktaffetta flounce. Someone bet her
five dollars that she couldn't dance in
that outfit. Before anyone knew what
was transpiring, she was Hawaiian
dancing to 'Good Vibrations'."
While this might not be the most
earth-shattering news to hit the
Griddes column in the past few
weeks, it was a better story than last
week's Griddes winner being sued by
the second place finisher for eating
MSG induced Chicken McNuggets.
If you want to hear the McNugget
story, bring in your Griddes picks to
the Daily, second floor, 420

Maynard before 5 p.m. Friday and
possibly submit yourself to a
Griddes column in the near future.
1. Long Beach State at
MICHIGAN
(pick total points)
2. Florida State at Michigan
State
3. Missouri at Indiana
4. Kansas State at Iowa
5. Central Michigan at
Minnesota
6. Ohio State at Louisiana
State
7. Northern Illinois at
Northwestern
8. Notre Dame at Purdue
9. Ball State at Wisconsin
10. Nebraska at Arizona State
11. Auburn at Tennessee
12. Miami, Fla. at Arkansas
13. Georgia Tech at Clemson
14. Arizona at UCLA
15. Penn State at Boston
College
16. Pittsburgh at W. Virginia
17. S. Mississippi at Texas
A&M
18. Alabama at Vanderbilt
19. E. Michigan at Kent
State
20. Edinboro at SLIPPERY
ROCK

By JENNIFER SAARI
If the Kentucky Invitational was
any indication of how the rest of the
women's cross country season will
go, Michigan should be a promising
contender for the Big Ten
championship title in November.
The Wolverine runners came out on
top of the 17-team field at the
invitational in Lexington, Kentucky
last weekend with a score of 74
points.
Captain Traci Babcock led the
team with a sixth-place finish in the
5000 meter race of 130 runners. She
covered the course in 18 minutes and
36 seconds.
Close behind in eighth and ninth
place were senior Cheri Sly and
sophomore Mindy Rowand. Junior
Debbie Palmer also ran a strong
race, placing 33rd.
THE TEAM shows a lot of
potential. As a squad, the top six
finishers crossed the finish line
within one minute and four seconds
of each other at the season opening
meet.
"I couldn't have asked for much
more," said first-year coach Sue
Foster. "I was particularly impressed
with Cheri Sly's performance.
Because of injuries, she has not been
able to do much training, but she ran
a very gutsy race."
Incidentally, Foster is a 1983
Michigan graduate and holds five Big
Ten track championship tiles as well
as being a two-time All-American.
WAKE FOREST was the
runner-up in Lexington with 84
points, followed by Big Ten teams
Ohio State with 104 points, and
Indiana with 126 points.
Kristi Orre, running unattached
(without a team), won the event in
17 minutes and 36 seconds.
This weekend the women will
travel to London, Ontario for the

Western Ontario Invitational. The
Wolverines finished second, behind
Penn State, last year out of 45
teams. With five of the top seven
returnees back running for Michigan,
the team should have a good chance
for another strong finish this,
weekend.
Stickers face Ohio foes
The women's field hockey team
roars into Ohio for today's game
against Kent State with momentum
equal to that of a Jumbo Elliot
freefall. While victories have been
novelties in past years, the Michigan
team currently finds themselves
proud, yet modest orchestrators of a
perfect 7-0 record.
Six of the team's seven victories
have been shutouts, including a 1-0
silencing of Springfield (Mass.)
College on Sunday. "The whole
team working as a unit is what
creates the shutouts," said freshman
Tricia Maran. The team has allowed
just one goal all season.
The team's top scorer, Trish
Mondul, scored her fourth goal of
the season in Sunday's victory.
Recovering a loose ball in the circle,
Mondul instinctively shot it toward

Sly
...earns coach's praise

the goal. The shot found its way
through a screen of players and into
the goal. That was all the scoring
Michigan needed as they consistently
controlled the tempo to the point
where Springfield could not muster
many serious offensive attacks. "We
played a give and go kind of game.
We used our speed with quick
passing, and that's been the
underlying strategy the whole
season," said sophomore Sharon
Cantor.
UNDER THE supervision of
coach Karen Collins, the field
hockey team prepares to tune up and
perfect their game today against Kent
State and Friday against Davis &
Elkins, before clashing with the Big
Ten on October 3 against Iowa, last
year's NCAA champs. "I'm really
pleased about our performance now
and glad there's time to improve
before the conference games," said
Mondul.
The next two games will serve as
a performance gage for the Michigan
team, a chance to measure their
ability and confidence before starting
the conference games. They will take
a step back and analyze their
standing. "It's important that we win
these games (Kent State and Davis
& Elkins) just so we're up and have
confidence going into the Big Ten,"
said sophomore Judy Burinskas.
Victories against Kent State and
Davis & Elkins could accelerate the
already grand momentum of
Michigan to the point where the
defending national champs witness
an unprecedented maize and blue
avalanche intrude upon the flat
landscape of Iowa on October 3. On
the other hand, a loss or two could
leave the team standing flat-footed,
doubting the suggestions of their 7-0
start.
- GARY RESCH

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"CHANGE AGENTS FOR DIVERSITY"
Presentation by:
Dr, George J. McKenna Il, Principal
George Washington Preparatory High School
Los Angeles, California

Royals ask Bo to play
baseball during strike

You Are
Invited to an

KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP)- Bo
Jackson, the Kansas City Royals'
outfielder who has signed to play
football with the Los Angeles
Raiders, has been asked to consider
playing in the Florida Instructional
League if the football strike is still
on when baseball season ends.
John Schuerholz, the Royals'
general manager, made the request

before the start of the football strike,
which began Tuesday.
"I didn't give him an answer, and
I still can't answer," Jackson told the
Kansas City Times on Tuesday. "It's
something I have to think about
personally, and when I do make up
my mind, I'll tell my lawyer and
have my lawyer call them and let
them know."

Open

House

Friday, September 25
1:00 - 4:00 pm
discover programs and
resources available to
student leaders and groups
talk about how your group
could be more effective
enjoy some good food
Student Organization
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BORDERING
ON
OBNOXIOUS
Well, not really obnoxious, just very enthusiastic about the
U of M! The College of Literature, Science and the Arts is
interviewing students to work for an alumni fundraising
telethon. The LS&A Phonathon runs five nights a week
from October 11 to November 19. You will be able to
moplr h w ihcn o hives vni,,,wick to,,nr. , i.h

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- Nationally recognized educator, administrator and change agent.
- Strong advocate of building stable communities from within, Dr. McKenna believes that
. the educational system, emphasizing justice, equal opportunity and non-violence, is the
primary vehicle for positive change in a pluralistic and technological society.
TIME: SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 27, 1987 - 4:00P.M.
Reception following: Stockwell Hall Lounge
PLACE: THOMAS FRANCIS AUDITORIUM (SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH)

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