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the Michigan Daily
BY ANDY GOTTESMAN
Michigan field hockey hopes to
"explode" in their home opener
tomorrow against Kent State, and
again on Sunday when they face
defending Mid-American conference
champ, Ohio University.
"All week we've been working on
adding explosiveness to our attack,"
said head coach Karen Collins. "Last
week we got beat by faster teams,
but we're looking to add some
quickness of our own."
The team is eager to play at home
after losing two games and tying one
last weekend in Massachusetts. Thus
far they have compiled an overall 2-
2-2 record, all on the road.
Collins is predicting a tough
game tomorrow against Kent State,
a team that has been rebuilding for
the last three years. Kent State is off
to a fast 4-1 start this season.
"They should give us a good run
for the money," Collins said.
Sunday's game may be a little
easier for the .Wolverines. Ohio
enters the game with a 1-3-1 record,
coming off an 8-0 drubbing at the
hands of Big Ten powerhouse Iowa.
They will also be weary after
playing another game that morning.
The coaching staff hopes to use
that to their advantage. "We're
counting on them being pretty
tired," said Collins.
Collins feels confident about her
team, especially with the improved
play of senior forward Sarah Clark.
"Sarah has been improving every
game. We're hoping she's the
explosive player we've been looking
for," she said.
Both games will be played at
Tartan Turf, or, in the case of rain,
on the indoor turf. Game time is 10
a.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on
ARE A GREAT
WAY TO GET
Friday, September 23, 1988
Spikers to open
Big Ten season
BY ERIC LEMONT
Have you been disappointed at the lack of competitiveness in Big Ten
football? Try shifting your focus from the gridiron to the volleyball court.
The conference - with 13 of the league's top 20 hitters returning - will
showcase some of the best volleyball in the country.
If Michigan hopes to improve on last year's 3-15 league record, the play
of team captain Marie Ann Davidson will be one of the keys. Davidson, an
honorable mention all-Big Ten player last year, is optimistic about her final
Big Ten campaign.
"I'm personally looking forward to it and I think the team is looking
forward to it. We came close to a lot of teams last year and with the little
more maturity and experience we have this year, we'll be able to beat them,"
"We're ready for Big Ten competition," said head coach Joyce Davis. "I
don't think they (the players) care who it is."
FOR THOSE who do wish to know, Michigan opens its Big Ten
schedule tonight at Wisconsin.
The Badgers, having lost four starters from last year's 21-11 team, are in
the midst of a rebuilding year according to Wisconsin's coach, Steve Lowe.
Against the Wolverines, Wisconsin will start anywhere from three to five
Davis, however, does not feel this gives the Wolverines an edge.
"It could be to our advantage but it could be to our disadvantage.
Freshmen usually play with a lot of intensity and emotion. They're a really
young team but well skilled," said Davis.
Although Michigan has compiled a 10-3 non-conference record, Davis
feels the team has not yet reached its peak. Davis would like to see
improvements in the team's consistency and returning of opponents' serves.
Early Big Ten matches against Wisconsin and Northwestern on Saturday will
help Davis decide which combinations produce the best results.
For now, Michigan's strategy is to utilize a quick passing game and its
superior blocking in order to defeat Wisconsin.
Michigan's blocking concerns Lowe. If the Wolverines get too many
stationary blocks, Lowe predicts his team will be "in trouble."
"I look for an even match," said Lowe. "The team that wants it most will
come out on top."
Marie Ann Davidson (12) goes for the spike in a non-conference match earlier this
year. Michigan, 10-3, hopes to continue its winning ways when it opens its Big Ten
Season tonight against Wisconsin.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Cross country team hopes to get off on right foot
BY JODI LEICHTMAN
The Michigan men's Cross
Country team hopes to continue on
the right foot this weekend at the
Michigan Intercollegiate Cross
The team continues its quest for a
rewarding season with its second
meet today in Ann Arbor. The
competing teams include Michigan,
Eastern Michigan, Western
Michigan, University of Detroit,
Central Michigan and Michigan
Eastern Michigan captured first
place in last year's Michigan
Intercollegiate Meet and U of M
Although Michigan is not at full
strength for this race due to several
athletes being academically in-
eligible, "This team has the potential
to be the best I've coached in quite a
while," boasted Ron Warquiest, head
coach of Michigan for the last 14
"We should have a strong pack of
four or five runners at the front of
every race," Warquiest said. "Our
front running will bring us individual
and team titles at the Invitationals,
the Big-Ten Championships, the
district meet, and quite possibly at
"If we stay healthy, I know we
will have a lot of heads turning this
season," Warquiest said.
He added, "If John Scherer and
Brad Barquist continue to run the way
they have been and our younger
runners continue to improve, we will
be a contender in every race we run."
Last week, at the Jeff Drenth
Invitational at Central Michigan
University, Michigan placed second,
just behind first place CMU. John
Scherer finished second to CMU's
Scherer, a senior, placed second in
the NCAA Cross-Country Cham-
pionships in Charlottesville, NC and
was the top 10,000 meter runner in
NCAA track last year. He is expected
to contribute significantly this year.
Another promising runner is
junior Brad Barquist. Barquist placed
53rd at the NCAA Cross Country
Championships and should place in
the top ten this year. In addition, one
of the top first-year recruits, Chris
Childs, is still attempting to break
into the top nine runners of the team.
Warquiest will not be with the
team this weekend since he is in
Seoul, Korea coaching an ex-runner
of his in the steeplechase event. The
assistant coach, Dan Heikkinen will
coach the team in his place.
M' women win, 3-0
The Michigan women's soccer
club blanked rival Oakland University
yesterday, 3-0, to raise its record for
the season to 5-0.
Junior captain Amy Stock, and
first-year players Lori Green and
Heather Marshall scored goals to
propel the Wolverines to victory.
The soccer club puts its undefeated
record on the line Sunday at Adrian
Stock feels the Wolverines should
fare well and continue their success.
"We're playing so well, that I can't
imagine we're going to lose. But
sometimes we have a little trouble
getting the ball in the net. We're
definitely a defensive-minded team,"
-BY STEVE BLONDER
'M men win and tie
The University of Michigan men's
soccer club squared off against two
top notch opponents this week and
emerged with a hard fought 1-1 tie
against Purdue and a 2-0 shutout win
over Central Michigan. Their overall
record now stands at 5-2-1.
Against the Boilermakers on
Sunday, Michigan's Jason Cardasis
opened the scoring midway through
the first half when he redirected a
cross from defender Dave Owen to the
After that, however, the game
turned into a defensive battle in
which neither team could mount any
type of offensive threat.
Late in the second half Michigan
committed a costly defensive foul
inside the 18 yard box, giving the
Boilermakers a penalty shot. Purdue
capitalized and tied the game at one
apiece. -FROM STAFF REPORTS
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