Today, 3 p.m.
vs. Bowling Green
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
The Michigan Daily.
Tuesday, October 16, 1990
by Eric Lemont
Daily Football Write
Ten admits to blown call
Upset Moeller feels future changes needed
'M' kickers blank
Miami, face MSU
by Robert Siegel
Daily Sports Contributor
The Michigan women's soccer team has been gearing up for this
Wednesday's game at Michigan State for a few weeks now. With each
passing game, the players have thought about it more and more.
So with the State match only days away, the big question prior to
yesterday's game at Mitchell Field was, "Would they get caught looking
too far ahead into their schedule?"
With a 7-0 pasting of Miami of Ohio, the team answered that question
resoundingly. In fact, by the middle of the second half, the only question
remaining was by how great a margin the team would win.
Ten minutes into the first half, junior Heather Marshall opened up the
scoring on a 12=yard shot assisted by senior Krista Towne. Michigan.
played extremely well in the first half but, by halftime, had only a 2-0
"We dominated the first half but didn't put the ball in much," Towne
said. "But in the second half, we came out charging and they lost
Michigan quickly put the game out of reach in the second half, getting
three goals from first-year forward Alicia Stewart and two more from
junior Debbie Lenz to make it 7-0.
"We really expected it to be a much closer game," said Towne, "Last
year we won 4-3 against Miami. We were just working the ball really
well out there this time."
Stickers host Miami
by Josh Dubow
Daily Sports Writer
Willie Nelson's "On the Road Again" will no longer be playing in the
Michigan field hockey team's locker room. The Wolverines finally return
home from a nine game, three week, four state, five city road trip.
Michigan went 7-1-1 on the trip.
Tonight at 7 p.m. the Wolverines (11-3-1) will entertain Miami- of
Ohio (5-8-1) at the indoor turf. Michigan will be looking to avenge last
year's loss at Oxford to the Redskins.
Assistant coach Meri Dembrov thinks this year will be different. "We
lost to them last year on the road on a grass field. Playing at home on a
turf field will definitely be to our advantage," Dembrov said.
Dembrov also is excited by the increased fan support today's game
should bring. "On the road, we always have a few fans, but it is much
more exciting playing at home in front of the students," Dembrov said.
The Wolverines should be well rested after Saturday's battle against
nationally-ranked William and Mary in which Smith made no
substitutions. Smith gave the team an off-day on Sunday, and they had
only a light practice Monday.
The controversy surrounding
Michigan's final second two-point
conversion against Michigan State
took a new twist yesterday when
coach Gary Moeller said he had been
contacted by Big Ten Supervisor of
Officials, Dave Parry.
The play in question occurred just
after Michigan had pulled to within
one point of the Spartans, 28-27,
with six seconds left in the game.
On the potential game-winning play,
Desmond Howard dropped an Elvis
Grbac toss after being tripped to the
ground by cornerback Eddie Brown.
Although the ball bounced off
Howard as he hit the ground, the
catch was ruled incomplete with no
"He (Parry) was just calling me
up to say about how he felt about
the matter. He told me they blew it,"
Moeller said. "He said they missed it
on the pass interference. They knew
it. Everybody knew it. It's a fact.
They knew it within an hour after
the game looking at the film."
Big Ten Communications Dir-
ector Mark Rudner confirmed the
call, but said it was a routine
"I knew he (Parry) talked to a
number of coaches. It's certainly not
unusual for him to call a coach,"
Rudner said. "As far as any
statements or actions there is noth-
ing at this time."
While Rudner said Big Ten
officials' performances are evaluated
after every game, Moeller feels
something more needs to be done.
"The sad part is if you (an
official) don't commit yourself, you
can't be wrong," he said. "If you
never throw your flag, you didn't see
anything. Something has to be done
but I don't know what it is..I don't
think it's a matter of people going
out there wanting to cheat."
Ironically, the officiating crew -
headed by referee John Nealon - was
the same one present last week when
Illinois scored the winning
touchdown against Ohio state after
an illegal forward lateral.
On Howard's play, Nealon said
"it looked to me like he (Howard) he
never really had possession. He hits
the ground and it's coming out."
Concerning pass interference,
Nealon said the covering official
"just didn't see it as an interference-
The no-call and resulting loss left
Moeller feeling worse than he did
after the Wolverines let a 10 point
lead slip away against Notre Dame
in a 28-24 loss last month.
"It's worse because it was in the
Big Ten," he said. "It's going to stay
with all of us a little while."
rugby catches fire,
then puts out Blaze
by Andrew M. Kleiman
Daily Sports Contributor
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The Michigan Rugby team came
home on Sunday divided. Divided,
not as a team, but in the win-loss
Playing in Chicago Saturday, the
Senior team defeated the defending
Midwest champion Chicago Blaze,
14-7, raising their record to 1-1-1.
The college team fell 30-4, with the
squad's lone try coming from Mark
Sprybrook late in the second half.
"Basically, we were cruising in
the first half and jumped out to an
early lead," said Pat Muscat of the
Senior match. "Then we played grit-
ty goal line defense all second half to
secure the win."
The Wolverines Seniors scored
all their points in the first half,
taking a 14-3 lead.
Ulrich Byszio led all scorers with
two tries (worth four points each),
followed by Scott Chysiler with a
try, and Dave Horton with 2
conversions (worth 2 points each).
"The forwards obtained and
controlled good ball," said Muscat,
"and the backs finished by running
well at the ball."
The college team was simply
out-experienced by an older, more
mature Blaze team regarded by
Muscat as "very strong." The loss
dropped the undergrads to 3-4-1 on
"Although surrendering years of
experience, the college team never
gave up, pushing hard until they
scored at the end of the match,"
Both the Seniors and the college
team face Chicago's Southside Irish
Collegiate Select-Side at home at
Mitchell Field this Saturday.
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