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Hockey
vs. Bowling Green
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

'P ORTS

Football
vs. Purdue
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Michigan Stadium

The Michigan Daily Tuesday, October 31, 1989 Page 9

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'M' Spikers motivated
to first conference win

'Nervous' Bo won't
take Purdue lightly
by Steve Blonder couldn't catch," Schembechler said
Daily Football Writer of Hunter. "He's so quick. and he

by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer
They won!
And not only did the 1-10 Wol-
verine volleyball team win, they
beat the first place Minnesota Gol-
den Gophers, who now stand at 8-2.
How?
Michigan committed just as
many service errors as they usually
do. Their hitting percentage was be-
low average at .168. No one player
stood out and played exceptionally.
The squad's backcourt defense was
mediocre at best.
Granted, Minnesota was missing
their two star players, but the rest of
their squad played admirably. So
what was the difference between this
win and the other ten Wolverine
losses?
Michigan coach Joyce Davis.
For the first time this season
Davis was a coach and not just a
spectator.
When asked what Michigan's
biggest weakness is, Minnesota
coach Stephanie Schleuder gave the
same response many other Big Ten
coaches have in the past: "Believing
they can win."
MICHIGAN has been craving
motivation and confidence all sea-
son. Friday, Davis filled the void.
She was intense the whole
match. He eyes rarely left the

playing surface. Her concentration
seemed to tell the team, "I know you
can do it, and this time I'm going to
make sure you win."
Usually in the course of a match,
the Wolverines become sluggish,
lose their concentration, and sur-
render clusters of points at once.
But not this night. Every time
the team started to let down, Davis
called a time-out. Normally, if a
player's concentration drifted from
the game, Davis would pull the
player out. This match, however,
she actually talked with the player
on the bench.
ALSO noticeable were the adjust-
ments Davis made during the course
of the night. Michigan was burned
several times when Minnesota lofted
the ball over the fingertips of the
Wolverine front line. Early on, the
backcourt defense would miss the
digs, but later, the backrow moved
closer to the net and made the plays.
Davis also shouted offensive sets
throughout the match. The plays
worked, producing several Wolverine
points.
First-year setter Tarnisha Thomp-
son was put in early in the first
game. She made a few nervous errors
initially, but Davis stuck with her.
"At first I was shaking,"

Michigan football coach Bo
Schembechler did everything he
could yesterday to disguise the lowly
Purdue Boilermakers as a quality
football team. He even went so far
as to say they give him chills.
"I look at the film and I get
nervous. I always figure if I get ner-
vous, the kids do the same thing,"
Schembechler said. "An underdog
will come in and let it all out... It's
how we think that will determine if
we win the game."
Winning the game would put
Michigan into record-book territory,
as the Wolverines would be the only
Division I-A school to win 700
football games. And Schembechler
refuses to take that lightly.
"Seven hundred wins is very im-
pressive. It just points to the great
winning tradition of Michigan foot-
ball," Schembechler said. "It shows
how insignificant a contribution I've
made with my victories."
But then again, Purdue makes
Schembechler nervous.
The antsiness is at least in part
the result of the Boilermakers (1-6,
0-4) being able to put 21 points on
the scoreboard in less than six and
one half minutes in a losing effort
against Michigan State. The Boil-
ermakers used frosh quarterback Eric
Hunter to scramble past confused
Spartans, while the Wolverines used
a statue standing tall in the pocket to
score ten against the MSU.
"This last guy, Michigan State

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can run.
"It was a hell of a show, it really
was."a
Maybe that's what makes
Schembechler nervous.
Schembechler's most recent of-
fensive show wasn't exactly lack-
luster itself, putting 38 points orf
the board against Indiana. But he
noted that his special teams need
improvement.
"I think it was a good win. We
played well offensively, and we;
played well defensively," Scherft'
bechler said. "We didn't play well in
the kicking game."
Frosh Chris Stapleton will have
an entire week of practice to regaint
his punting job from Eddie Azcona,
but otherwise Michigan enters the
week with no major lineup changes.
Consistency was also evident
from Schembechler when he refused
to discuss his travel plans to
Pasadena.
"Our feeling is we have to win
all of our games to win the champ-
ionship outright and go to the Rose
Bowl," Schembechler said. "We
cannot afford to lose a game."
In other Michigan news, the
Wolverines showdown with Illinois
will start at 3:30 EST, and will be
televised on ABC. The Big Ten
agreed to waive the rule in the
contract limiting each school to six
network appearances, and ESPN,
which was to televise the game,
deferred to ABC.

Michigan volleyball coach Joyce Davis offers advice to her team in
Friday's match vs. Minnesota. The Wolverines captured their first Big
Ten victory in that match.

Thompson said. "I was shaking
through the whole game, but I just
kept looking on the bench to the
coaches, and they gave me a lot of
encouragement and I did the job."
With Davis instructing Thomp-
son throughout the final game,
Thompson ran the offense flaw-
lessly, giving the Wolverines their
first win.
If Davis was into every game as
she was in this one, Michigan would
be a competitive squad, guaranteed.
Iowa coach Ruth Nelson summed

it up best: "They (Michigan) don't
believe they can win. Anybody's
capable of winning. It doesn't even
matter who you are; it's however
you get your momentum going. I
spend 80 percent of my time
coaching their minds, and I spend 20
percent with their skills.
"There are better athletes on
Michigan than we have on our team,
total, all the way around."
Michigan has the talent. Let's see
if they continue to have the motiv-
ation.

Soccer clubs meet with weekend success

Women take second at OSU

Men sweep conference foes

Ay San oitr
Daily Sports Writer

Michigan's women's soccer team
took three of four games this week-
end to place second in an inter-
collegiate tournament held at Ohio
State.
The Wolverines took care of
Bowling Green, 3-1, and shut out
Sienna Heights, 2-0 on Saturday.
The squad then blanked Miami of
Ohio, 2-0, on Sunday before losing
to Sienna Heights, 1-0.
Fatigue was a factor for the team
in their late Sunday loss to Sienna,
'Whenever we meet,
three or four people
walk away injured.
That game (against
Sienna Heights) was
really intense, and we
wanted revenge for
losing to them last
Thursday.'
- Michigan forward
Crista Towne

worth it because we finally beat
Sienna," echoed sophomore mid-
fielder Heather Marshall.
The game was marked with
injuries, and Sienna was charged
with three yellow cards. First-year
forward Shannon Loper was sent to
the hospital with muscle spasms
when she went up for a head ball and
was taken out.
"Whenever we meet, three or four
people walk away injured. That
game was really intense, and we
wanted revenge for losing to them
last Thursday." said junior Crista
Towne.
For the tournament, Towne and
forward Lori Green led the Wol-
verines with three goals apiece, and
senior Heidi Seiffert chipped in their
other score. Midfielder Amy Stock
contributed four assists throughout
the weekend, splitting them between
Bowling Green and the first game
against Sienna Heights. Towne,
sophomore Sandy Najarian and first-
year forward Molly Douma also
recorded assists.
On defense, junior Kari Andrews
and first-year student Leslie Martin
kept the opposition away from the
goal for the majority of the weekend.
Goalkeeper Crissy Rice allowed two
goals during the tournament. "Crissy'
came out of the net a lot and she
took care of some key players," said
Towne.
"It was really tough playing
games back to back, but it was good
getting to the finals. We really
wanted to do well, so it could help
us at the Big Ten tournament," she
added.
Michigan plays Schoolcraft on
the road this Wednesday before
closing out their season at Indiana
University, November 5-6, at the
Big Ten tournament.

by Phil Green
Daily Sports Writer
After more than 89 minutes of
soccer the score remained 0-0, and it
looked as if the Michigan men's
soccer team would finish another
weekend without a sweep. Then,
with 20 seconds remaining in regula-
tion, junior forward Eric Moore split
three defenders, drew out the goalie,
and knocked the winning goal into
the empty net. Final score:
Michigan 1, Purdue 0.
Moore, who also had two goals
in Saturday's 3-1 victory over Iowa,
was one of many heroes in this
weekend's sweep. He said the goal
against Purdue "was definitely one of
the highlights of my career." And
according to senior defenseman and
team secretary Dave DiGiuseppie,
"Moore played out of his mind this
weekend."
Other standouts included rookie
Kelly Kuehne who DiGiuseppie said
"did a fantastic job," sophomore
Dick Hillary, and junior goaltender
Marc Kuiper.
"It's just a matter of getting
motivated for the game. We got our
forwards to score and our defenders to
hold them off and this enabled our'
midfielders to control the game,"
said sweeper and team president Dave
Auer.
Coach Mike Ruddy believes "the
team showed a lot of character in
both matches." He was also very

pleased with the team's intense play
for the full 90 minutes of each game
without suffering any mental
breakdowns. "This was the first time
we've played well the entire
game...in all of our losses we
allowed two or more goals in a short
period of time."
Auer agreed. "We showed up to
play and were really intense when we
needed to be. A lot of times we play
only 60 minutes of good soccer and
we don't get up until we're scored
upon and that's too late."
This lack of consistency and
motivation combined with the
squad's very difficult schedule has
prompted their 7-7-4 record. Al-
though this is a club team, it com-
petes mainly against varsity teams,
including Oakland University and
Wisconsin both of which are na-
tionally ranked.
"We had a real tough middle of
the season, and we're seeing some of
the rewards now," Ruddy said.
The main reward is a probable
invitation this week to the National
Collegiate Club Sports Association
Tournament in Kansas City. The
tournament will begin in two weeks
to determine the best club team in
the nation.
Before it journeys to Kansas
City, however, the team must pre-
pare for tomorrow afternoon's game
versus Alma at Mitchell Field and
Sunday's regular season finale
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said sophomore Lori Green. "AfterI
Saturday's games, it was hard to
play again on Sunday. We just
weren't as physical."
Prior to the tournament, the team
was optimistic about beating Sienna
Heights. "For my last year, this was, !
the best. We've never beaten Sienna
Heights before," said senior team
captain Amy Stock.
ANOTHER reason for the Wol-
verines' anticipation of the matchup
was that Sienna Heights handed
Chem a 2-0 loss last Thursday.c
"It was a hard weekend but even1
though we only took second it wasl

Correction
The caption under the volleyball
photo on Page 2 of yesterday's
Sports Monday issue incorrectly
identified two players. The player in
the foreground is actually Tarnisha
Thompson, and the player in the
background is Carla Hunter.

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