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Field Hockey
vs. Iowa
Friday, 3:30 p.m.
Tartan Turf

SPORTS

Field Hockey
vs. Ohio State
Saturday, 11 a.m.
Tartan Turf

The Michigan Daily
Blue
takes
two
* BY JAY MOSES
What would a trip to Iowa City,
Iowa mean to you? That there is a
wheat shortage? That your plane
landed in the wrong place?
For the Michigan field hockey
team, it meant victory. The team
travelled to the heartland last
weekend and won two of three
games.
On Friday, the Wolverines (6-7-
3) suffered their sole setback of the
weekend, an 8-1 thrashing at the
hands of seventh-ranked Iowa.
THINGS could only get better
from there, and that's exactly what
happened. Saturday, Michigan edged
Southern Illinois-Carbondale, 2-1,
and Sunday the Wolverines shut-out
James Madison, 4-0.
Friday's game was difficult for
the squad. Iowa was one of the
strongest teams Michigan will face
all season. Coach Karen Collins
said the Iowa team was "very
tough."
They beat us on the corners,"
said Collins. "It didn't feel like
eight goals."
Michigan was down, but not out
for the count. "We made some good
corrections and came back
Saturday," said Collins.
SUNDAY'S game was the
best one of the weekend for
Michigan. The defense, which has
been the team's weakest area all
season, was excellent. Spearheading
the effort was sophomore sweeper
Patricia Maran. Maran not only
helped shut out James Madison, but
she helped Michigan's transition
game as well.
"She had an excellent game,"

Tuesday, October 25, 1988

Page 9

Blue
.Lines
BY MIKE GILL
In the rummagings of 125 hockey
minutes last weekend, there are
positive aspects to accentuate in the
Wolverines performance. But from
the coach on down, they'll tell you
that the loss and tie to Illinois-
Chicago is a disappointment.
So what happened? What went
wrong? And where does one go from
here?
Both teams entered CCHA play
Friday night with 2-0 records.
Michigan swept Miami-Ohio, while
UIC took two from Ohio State.
Neither of those teams are expected
to be dominating forces in conference
play.
The Wolverines and Flames are
two fairly evenly matched teams.
Both are predicted to finish in the
middle of the pack. But for Michigan
to accomplish its goal of a top four
finish, last weekend marked the type
of contests the team should win,
especially at home.
AFTER Friday night's 4-3
defeat. Michiaan cnach Red Rerensn

Is
echoed these sentiments. "We still
have to learn how to win. This game
was in our hands and we lost it. We
have to start putting games like these
into the 'W' (win) column."
Added goaltender Warren Sharples
"Any time you have a series at home
and all you can get is a point out of
it - that's a disappointment. Maybe
our preparation wasn't as strong as it
should have been coming into this
weekend."
Much of the scoring came on
what Berenson terms "scramble
goals," where the puck finds the net
on a rebound after a save. "They're
hurting us right now because they're
not what we call earned goals."
On Friday and during the first two
periods of Sunday's rematch,
Michigan's defensemen were unable
to clear the puck out of their zone.
Sharples often made sensational
saves, but was unable to gain his
balance before another shot came his
way.
"WARREN has to contain his
renbounds andwe have tn nick un our

till too early to tell
clue hockey fortunes

Burinskas
...scoring leader

men," said defenseman Randy
Kwong. "If Warren contains the
rebound and we get their sticks out of
the way, so they can't get the second
shot, we'll be okay. He was a bit off
on his timing, but he still had a good
weekend. We gotta help him out a
lot more."
"We've got a great defense," said
Sharples. "It was just a bad week for
all of us. But by no means was it
any person's or position's fault. It
was just a pretty bad team effort."
Finally, faster than Jimmy
Swaggart's fall from his pulpit, the
team awoke in the third period from
its emotionless play. "It took 40
minutes and being down two goals to
get everyone's attention," said
defenseman Alex Roberts. "We
realized that they were going to come
in here and take four points from us."
Berenson made some line changes
in an attempt to find offensive
firepower. He also moved the
wingers deeper into the Michigan
zone to help the defensemen clear the
puck. Michigan also began working

said Collins. "(Her play) really got
our attack started."
Goalkeepers Gillian Pieper and
Joanne Green combined on the
shutout.
Junior Judy Burinskas led the
attack, scoring two goals. "She
really led the team this weekend,"
Collins said.
Collins said that one of the keys
to the weekend's success was the
Wolverines' ability to rest their
starters at times and let other
players see some action.
Another highlight was the play
of midfielder Sharon Cantor, who
broke Michigan's single season
assist record of ten. She now has 13
for the season.
MICHIGAN will play Iowa
again on Friday, this time at home.
Collins remains positive despite
last Friday's result.
"It's a mental game the players
play with themselves," she said.
"We can beat Iowa.
"We'd really like to come out
strong (for Iowa). The players have
much more confidence."
Confidence alone may not be
able to win games, but talent does.
The Wolverines showed last
weekend that they have the talent to
back their confidence up.

the puck well, moving it in close to
the net on the power play.
The third period flurry gave
Michigan something to salvage from
a disappointing series.
BUT REMEMBER one thing
- this is October, the equivalent of
April in a baseball season. As
Sparky Anderson would say, "I
doesn't know of one team that won
or lost anything in April." And it's
true here. There is plenty of time -
hockey will be in Yost long after the
Super Bowl. While discouraging
now, this series should be long
forgotten by February. Chalk up this
weekend as a learning experience.
"We know where we have to
improve and get better," said
Berenson. "We just have to keep
improving as the year goes on. You
just don't know how good your team
is until they get started."
"I think we learned that you can't
go into any series expecting to win,"
said Sharples. "We have to work the
full week in practice and we have to
come ready to put our heads to the
blow of the wind."
But for now, it's a point.
And a point is - a point.
Blue Banter
Defense Systems Alert: A flu
bug has weaved it's way into tlhe
defense zone of several Michigan
hockey players. Alex Roberts, Mark
Sorensen, and Brad Turner have all
been bit by it in the last week.
Roberts and Sorensen saw action
Sunday, but Turner was scratched
from the lineup.
No sister to beat up on:
Throughout the preseason, all CCHA
coaches stressed how tough the
division was. This thesis proved true
this weekend. Miami-Ohio lost to
defending NCAA champion Lake
Superior State 3-2 Friday night and
upset the Lakers 4-3 Saturday.
Another strong team, Bowling Green
could only gain a split with the
expected cellar-dweller, Ohio State.
"There are no weak sisters in this
league," Sharples commented.

'M' netter Washington
wins at Volvo tourney

FROM STAFF REPORTS
Unofficially, Michigan's Mal-
ivai Washington is the best college
tennis player in the United States.
The 19-year-old sophomore defeated
Mike Brown of Arkansas to take
the title in the Volvo International
All-American Collegiate Tennis
Championships on Sunday in
Athens, Ga.
On the road to the finals, the

unseeded Washington demolished
second-seeded Jeff Tarango of
Stanford, 6-1, 6-0. Washington has
made marked improvements over
the last several months; he was
defeated by Brown at the NCAA
Tournament last spring when both
were first-year players.
When the new rankings are
released, Washington will most
likely be rated the No. 1 college
player in the country.

ROBIN LOZNAK/Daily
Michigan left wing Denny Felsner tries to take the puck from Illinois-Chicago defender Chris
Wolanin in Friday's game at Yost Ice Arena. The Wolverines were able to salvage a tie out
of the two game series after losing the first game.

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