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Page 2- The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - October 30, 1989
Michigan Sports
Calendar
A compilation of Michigan sporting events and
information for the coming week.
Monday, October 30
No events scheduled.
Tuesday, October 31
No events scheduled.
Wednesday, October 1
No events scheduled.
Thursday, October 2
Hockey at Bowling Green, 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 3
Hockey vs. Bowling Green at Yost Ice Arena, 7:30 p.m.
Volleyball at Ohio St., 7:30 p.m.
Women's Swimming at Iowa, BYU and Nebraska in Iowa
City, time TBA.
Men's Swimming, Maize and Blue Intrasquad at the
Canham Natatorium, 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 4
Football vs. Purdue at Michigan Stadium, 1 p.m.
Volleyball at Indiana, 7:30 p.m.
Field Hockey at Northwestern, 1 p.m.
Sunday, October 29
Field Hockey at Michigan St., 11 a.m.

Cross

Country

Hoosiers, Hawkeyes
outdistance Michigan
by Steven Fraiberg
Daily Sports Contributor
The string continues.
This weekend, the Michigan women's cross country team once again
placed third in the Big Ten championship meet in Madison.
The Wolverines have never fared better than third place.
"It would be nice if we could finally get out of this rut and win," coach
Sue Foster said before the meet.
However, Indiana and Iowa proved too tough. The Hoosiers finished
first with 47 points and Iowa ran a close second with 51. Michigan came
in a distant third with 69 points.
"For us to win we needed Indiana and Iowa to have off days," Foster
said. "In addition, we had to run better than usual.
"We ran about as well as we could. Everyone was pretty happy with
the way they ran; Iowa and Indiana simply were too good," said first year
runner Molly McClimon.
Individually, Jennifer McPeck ran an outstanding race, placing second
on the team and 12th overall. "I was just hoping to finish in the top
twenty," she said. "I am surprised because I got off to a bad start in the
beginning. But I gradually started to work my way up.
"Then with a hundred yards left I caught up with (teammate) Karen
(Welke) and we kicked it in to the finish. Finishing 12th is nice, especially
since it is my senior year."
Team captain Mindy Rowand, also running her final Big Ten
championship, did not finish as strongly as she had hoped. Although
Rowand paced the Wolverines and placed third overall, she could not stay
with Michelle Deekers from Indiana, who finished first with a time of
16:18. Rowand ran a time of 17:08.
The other three Wolverines runners were Karen Welke, Amy Bannister,
and Molly McClimon. They finished 13th, 20th, and 21st, respectively.
What will third place in the Big Ten mean to the rest of their season?
Foster is optimistic. "Hopefully it will get us a bid for the nationals,"
she said. "The top 22 teams get a bid and currently we are ranked 18th."

Blue runners place
eighth in Big Ten meet
by Jim Foss
Daily Sports Contributor
Michigan's men's cross country team finished in eighth place at the Big
Ten Championships this weekend in Madison.
Wisconsin, who won the meet, successfully defended the Big Ten title
they won in Iowa City last year.
The Wolverines had entered the meet with hopes of finishing in the top
five. However, some of the other teams ran a little better than expected,
making Michigan's team finish lower than its pre-race expectations.
Sean Sweat, the Wolverines top runner during the year, ran a personal
record of 25:09 and finished in 14th place. He improved his fastest time on
an 8,000 meter course by over thirty seconds.
"I was very pleased with my race," Sweat stated. "I started off pretty fast
with the leaders and then dropped back. Then as the race went on, I tried to
pick off runners and move up."
Sweat felt that because the course was flat and fast, a quicker than usual
start was necessary. "If a runner didn't get a good start it would be really
hard to run well because he would get trapped behind the pack," he said.
Although Sweat ran his fastest time of the season, the team finish
overall was a little disappointing. However, the prospects for the men's
team look better at the NCAA District IV meet, which will be held
November 11th.
Run in Eastern Michigan, the District IV meet will be contested over
10,000 meters, as opposed.to the 8,000-meter Big Ten course. Michigan
hopes the mile-plus difference will make a difference.
"Because our team tends to have more endurance than speed, the longer
distance should help us," Sweat said. "We know that the team effort wasn't
as strong as we liked."
The district meet, in which 22 teams participate, will include all the
teams in the Big Ten, the Mid American Conference, and a few
independents. Because only the top four teams as well as the top five
individuals not on those teams qualify for the NCAA meet, it will
probably be the Michigan's last competition of the year.

0

Associated Press Top 20
Here's a look at how the top collegiate teams fared Saturday
T.ea (recrd) Saturdy's resut This week
. Notre Dame (-04)) Beat Pittsburgh, 45-7 Navy .
2. Miami (FL) (61.-0) Lost t Fla, St. , 2410 Eastern Carolna
3- Colorado (8-0-0) Beat Oklahoma, 20-3 Nebraska
4, Nebraska (8-0-0) Beat 10wa St.,4947 at Colorado
- M1 iigan (6-1-0) Beat Indiana, 38-1 Purdue
. Alabama (7.0-0) Beat Penn State, 1746 Mississippi St
7 Pittsburgh (5I-1) Lost to Notre Dame, 45-7 idle.
8. illinois (6-10) Beat Wisconsin, 32-9 at Iowa
9. Florida St (5-2-0) Beat Miami (FL), 24-10 South Carolina
10. USC (62-0) Beat Stanford, 19-0 Oregon St.
I Tennssee 10) Beat Louisn St.4539 i le
2.Hou sttn(5. Z a)..... I tt0 AkaS, T .
13. Arkansas (61-0) Beat Houston, 45-39 at Rice
14. Penn St. (5-2-0) . Lost to Alaibama, 17-16 West Virgia :
15. West Virgnia (6-1).Beat Boston Co, 44-30 at Penn St..
1. Auburn (5-20).Beat Mississippi SL, 14-0 Floridas
17- Arizona (6-2-0) Beat Pacific, 38-14 at Califoria
18. BYU (6-2-0) Lost to Hawaii, 56 4 Oregon. ....
19. Florida (6-0) idle at Auburn
20. N, Carolina St. (70) Bea S. Carolina, 2010 Virginia
Griddes invades Europe!
> r~
Griddes mania swept across the Communist Bloc yesterday as East
German Politburo member Guenter Schabowski defended his Griddes
picks before a skeptical crowd in East Berlin. "Yes, fellow comrades, I
bet against Slippery Rock. But I regret it, and it won't happen again."
The mass of people forgave theirleader and rallied together to select
their collective Griddes picks for the coming weekend. The vote was
unanimous in favor of picking Slippery Rock to beat Edinboro in its
next game.
Don't let the rest of the world get a step up on you - or a free
lunch or dinner at O'Sullivan's Eatery and Pub on South University
Street; play Griddes every week. Dop your picks off at the Daily by
submitting them at the Student Publications Building, 420 Maynard, by
Friday, 5 p.m.
1. Purdue at Michigan
2. Navy at Notre Dame
3. Eastern Carolina at Miami
4. Nebraska at Colorado
5. Mississippi St. at Alabama
6. Illinois at Iowa
7. South Carolina at Florida St.
8. Oregon St. at USC
9. Houston at TCU
10. Arkansas at Rice
11. West Virginia at Penn St.
12. Florida at Auburn
13. Arizona at California
14. Oregon at BYU
15. Virginia at N. Carolina St.
16. Michigan St. at Indiana
17. Wisconsin at Minnesota
18. Ohio St. at Northwestern

19. Army at Air Force
20. Edinboro at Slippery Rock

S
9

with
by Theodore Cox
and Ryan Schreil
Daily Sports Writers

spikers stun Minnesota
teamwork and defense

ber

"It was a great victory," middle
hitter Carla Hunter said. "We're
going to win a lot more."
Going into Friday night's match
against first-place Minnesota, the
Michigan women's volleyball team
sported a winless 0-14 career record
against the Gophers (22-5 overall,
8-2 in the Big Ten).
Add a win to that record.
Michigan (6-13, 1-10) surprised
Minnesota, 10-15, 15-8, 15-17, 16-
14, 15-7, behind strong team play
and tough defense.
"I think we played a lot more
aggressive," junior Julia Sturm
said, "and we just...I can't even put
it into words. We just played
together."
"We've been working on trying
to keep positive attitudes," Hunter
said. "You know, don't give up,
and I think that's what it was
tonight. We didn't give up, kept up
the fight, and it paid off."
Sturm described the win best: "It
felt wonderful, absolutely
wonderful."
In the first game, the typical
Michigan squad showed up. Service
errors and missed digs set the team
back. But this time, coach Joyce
Davis didn't allow her team to
slump. At key low points, Davis
used her timeouts and substitutions
effectively to ice the opposing
servers and stall any Minnesota
rallies.
After the first game, Michigan
suffered only one more low point in
the entire match. During the third
game the Gophers rattled off seven
straight points through the effort of
Becky Lindberg.
But seniors Hunter, Kim Clover
and Karen Marshall elevated their
game to come up with some key
blocks and spark a Michigan
comeback.
"We let down a little bit there at
the end on that third game," Clover
said. "They were really tough on
us, but we came back and pulled
together. We were much more
consistent, we've been really
working on our defense."
Davis agreed, adding other
characteristics to the list.

Outside hitter Chris Schaefer had
surgery Thursday and didn't even
make the trip. Minnesota's top
setter, Sharon Oesterling, watched
the first four games from the bench
with a sore foot. She started the
final game, but provided too little,
too late.
On Saturday night against Iowa,
the Wolverines came up on the
short end, losing in four games,.14-
16, 15-12, 7-15, 8-15.
In the opening game, Iowa (16-
6, 8-3) received powerful play from
junior Barb Willis, whose 23 kills
were tops for the match. With
Michigan leading, 14-12, two
critical service errors by the
Wolverines gave the ball over to
the Hawkeyes, who converted four
straight points off the service and
kills of senior Kari Hamel.
"Michigan took us to five in
Iowa City and they almost won, so
we knew we had to come here and
establish ourselves very quickly,"
Hamel said. "At the times where
they played a little down or seemed
a little fl4t, we made sure that we
capitalized."
The service errors continued in
the second game, with Michigan
allowing 11 quick Iowa points and
falling behind, 11-5. However,
strong play from Sturm and Hayley
Lorenzen, who led the team with 15
kills on a .464 attack percentage,
held Iowa to only one point for the
remainder of the game.
Capped by three service aces
from Iowa junior Jenny Rees, the
Wolverines surrendered eight points
in a row to turn a close game into a
14-5 Iowa lead. Again, tough play
from Willis combined with a
Michigan attack percentage of .035
spurred the Hawkeyes to victory.
In the fourth and final game,
Iowa crept to victory, slowly
accumulating points. Four service
errors by each team stalled the game
early, but Iowa regrouped late
behind four aces and missed
Wolverine kills to close out the

JOSE JUAREZ/Daify
Michigan's Carla Hunter celebrates the Wolverines first Big Ten win.
Teammate Tarnisha Thompson is at right.

'I can't even put it
into words. We just
played together.'
-Julia Sturm
"To1ight our team maintained
its intensity, the coaches, the subs,
everybody was intense," Davis said.
"Our team had to have a lot
character, desire, and drive. To come
out here with the confidence and the
ability to execute well enough to
defeat Minnesota, that feels great.
They deserve to win."
Frosh setter Tarnisha Thompson
was brought in early for Autumn
Collins. After a jittery first few
sets, her crisp passing carried the
Wolverines with a team-high 25
assists.

'I don't think we were
ever scared.'
-Karen Marshall
During the fifth game
Thompson ran the offense, setting
up Sturm and Marshall for well-
placed spikes. Sturm led the
Wolverines with a hitting
percentage of .375 and 17 kills.
Marshall's 21 digs were a team
best.
"The whole game, we knew it
was ours. I don't think we were
ever scared," Marshall said.
With the Gophers' top two
offensive players out of action,
Minnesota had a difficult time
scoring, accumulating a poor .090
attack percentage for the match.

match.
"Tonight we had a great
defensive game," Collins said. "I
was really impressed. But, overall,
it didn't click. We would make a lot
of digs that we would get up (in the
air), but we wouldn't do anything
with it."

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the wall in the 200 freestyle to beat
senior All-American Gwen DeMaat
by just three tenths of a second.
Deibler also won the 100 freestyle
with a time of 52.7 seconds.

year.
Richardsons sentiments were
echoed by the team members. "I'm
really psyched for this year,"
DeMaat said. "We'reChoping to hit
the top four in the NCAA (up from
a tie for sixth last year). We picked
up a lot of good freshmen and we
didn', loi. nvn rnm lse ,eer

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Mike Gill
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