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Blue vs. White
Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Arena


vs. Wisconsin
Tomorrow, 1 p.m.
Michigan Stadium

TeMichigan Daily

Friday, October 6, 1989

Page 9

Blue spikers to host Indiana, OSU

by Theodore Cox
Daily Volleyball Writer
The Michigan women's volleyball team is
hoping a little home cooking will help them in
their upcoming weekend matches at Varsity
Arena. Michigan, still searching for its first Big
Ten win, takes on Indiana tonight, and then
squares off against Ohio State on Saturday
Indiana, 1-3 in the conference, has a slightly
different look this season with a first-year setter
in their starting lineup. In addition, the squad has
picked up a 6 foot 2 transfer outside hitter.
Julie Goedde, the Hoosier's top returnee,
worries Michigan head coach Davis the most.
"Goedde is a good all-around player who can hit
the low balls as well as the high ones," Davis
Defeating the Buckeyes will be a tougher task
for the Wolverines, as Ohio State is 4-0 in the
Big Ten.

"They're both going to give us a pretty tough
match," Davis said. "Both teams are strong defen-
sively. We're going to concentrate on the execu-
tion of things on our side of the net and defense."
THE BUCKEYES are returning this season
with basically their same starting rotation. The
team graduated only one player last year.
Ohio State coach Jim Stone is exuberant over
his team's strong start, but he realizes that it is a
long season and that his squad still has 14
matches yet to play.
"There are a lot of good teams in the Big
Ten," Stone said. "It's a matter of staying
healthy and winning some close matches. We've
been able to do both so far."
Ohio State's Leisa Wissler and Holly O'Leary
are the two players the Wolverines will have to
watch closely.

"Wissler hits the ball lower, quicker and faster
than anybody we've seen yet and O'Leary can hit
the ball anywhere she wants," Davis said.
Stone admits that his Buckeye squad will have
difficulty taming Michigan. "Michigan's got a'
lot of talent coming back from last year," Stone
said. "They are a big physical team and they're
going to block a lot of balls."
Blocking is exactly what the Wolverines need
to do to come up with a few victories. Defensive
blocking behind Julia Sturm, Carla Hunter and
Karen Marshall has kept Michigan competitive
in match play against several of the top schools.
The Wolverines will be at full strength this
weekend for the first time in several weeks. Both
Hayley Lorenzen and Kristen Lang have recovered
from a sore back and illness, respectively.

Wolverine tailback Allen Jefferson
back Michael Hollis.
Continued from Page 1
concerned about Wisconsin's attack,
particularly Badger quarterback Sean
"The guy coming in, the coaches
say he's Doug Flutie - that scares
Since Wilson, the red-shirt frosh
rom Norman, Oklahoma, replaced
Lionel Crawford the Badgers have
defeated Toledo, 23-10, and almost
upset California in Berkely, 20-14.
The Badgers also feel better about
their running attack, even though
Wilson has become their leading
rusher. Wisconsin uses four backs
in their offense, which may appear
in several different formations,
ncluding a single-back offense or
even the wishbone.
"Leon Hunt and Jimmy Hen-
derson are coming to the front and
are going to get a long look in
practice," Morton said about the
running game. "But Robert Wil-
liams and Damone Freeman con-
tinue to do some good things and
will see playing time also," he said.
Williams has proven to be the
est of the backs for the early
portion of the season, averaging 4.7
yards a carry. Morton also looks
forward to return of Southfield
native Fred Owens, who missed the
first three games because of injury.
Even with the Badger backs
improving, it is the Badger's air
attack that scares Schembechler the
"I think we'll prepare for more
Spassing," Schembechler said. "They
had two weeks to prepare, so you
can probably guess they'll do
something. They'll probably run
some option. This guy can scram-
ble around, and he can throw."
Morton, however, appears to
have a more conservative game plan
in mind for the contest.
"As you look at Michigan, the

eludes a tackle by Terrapin defensive
thing that they are going to do is
execute very well," Morton said.
"They are not going to make a big
mistake, they are not going to beat
themselves. As you look at their
defenses and as you look at your
own offensive team, you have got
to go out and execute. There is
nothing magical, you are not going
to fool them. You have got to
execute and be patient."
Morton knows that won't happen
easily against Michigan's defense.
But is all this talk about
Wisconsin's offense designed for no
other purpose than just to keep the
Wolverines focused on Wisconsin
and not looking ahead to Michigan
"Bo tells us to look forward to
Michigan State, but not to
overlook Wisconsin," said Mich-
igan defensive end Chirs Hutch-
inson. "We will have to concen-
trate. Right now, I'm looking at
Wisconsin so I can get better from
last game. That's-really what we are
trying to do, just get a little better
every game."
Michigan running back Allen
Jefferson adds: "We are looking
forward to starting the Big Ten
season. Wisconsin has improved
their defense and they will challenge
us. We all have to be ready."
Jefferson and the rest of the
Wolverine offense will face an
improved defense that has gained
the respect of Schembechler.
"They are better this year," said
Schembechler. "Much better than
they were a year ago. They are
better defensively."
However, the Badgers are without
captain Dan Kissling after he
sprained an ankle in the California
game. Kissling had been one of the
Wisconsin player receiving respect
from Schembechler. Besides Kiss-
ling, Schembechler raved for de-
fensive end Don Davey, a two-time
academic All-American.

by Jonathan Grossman
Daily Sports Contributor
Well, here we are football fans -
the Big Ten football season has
finally arrived. In a way, this is
good news because it means that
Notre Dame and Miami (Fla.) will
have no further opportunity to
improve on their combined 5-0
record against the Big Ten. On the
other hand it also means that there
will be no more one-sided blowouts
against teams such as Miami
(Ohio), Utah State, Indiana State,
and Toledo.
Oh well, at least Bo is happy.
He has gotten those meaningless
non-conference games out of the
way that only determine the nat-
ional championship, and can finally
concentrate on what really matters
- the Big Ten title. That being;

a opens leo
said, let's get on with a preview of
this week's games.
Michigan State (1-2) at Iowa
(2-1) - An interesting match-up as
the Spartans, arguably the best 1-2
team in the country, invade Iowa
City. In most years, this would be
a war, but this Iowa team is one of
Hayden Fry's weakest. After being
thumped by Oregon 44-6, the
Hawkeyes struggled in beating Iowa
State and Tulsa. Look for Michigan
State to win big, setting up a
showdown with Michigan next
Ohio State (2-1) at Illinois (2-
1) - Perhaps this game should be
called "The Jeckyl and Hyde Bowl"
as both teams have been extremely
inconsistent. The Buckeyes started
out strong, defeating Oklahoma
State by 24, but then collapsed,
losing 42-3 to USC, and needing
last second help to hold off an
overmatched Boston College team.
Likewise, the Illini opened with
an impressive come-from-behind
win over USC 14-13. then fell

ague's first weekend

Northwestern (0-3) at Indiana
(2-1) - The Hoosiers get a much
needed laugher after a lackluster
non-conference schedule in which
they lost their opener to Kentucky,
before defeating Missouri and Tol-
edo. They better enjoy this game,
because they must play Michigan,
Illinois, and Ohio State on the road
in coming weeks.
As for Northwestern, they were
beaten at home by Rutgers, a team
which could only manage ties
against Cincinnati and Ball State.
Enough said.
Purdue (1-2) at Minnesota (2-
1) - Can there really be such a
meaningless game so early in the
season? Yes. These two teams are
going absolutely nowhere. Four
wins would be an accomplishment
for either team and the coaches,
Fred Akers and John Gudekunst,
will probably be fired after the sea-
son. Needless to say, each school
will pronounce 1990 a "rebuilding
year", which is really a misnomer
because one can't rebuild something
that never existed.

apart against Colorado, before de-
feating Utah State by 39. Unfor-
tunately for John Cooper and com-
pany, the Colorado game was the
exception, not the rule. The
combination of a stingy defense, a
good quarterback, and the home
field advantage will lead Illinois to


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