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vs. Western Michigan
Tonight, 1:30 p.m.
Varsity Arena


Men's Soccer
vs. Schoolcraft
Tomorrow, 4 p.m.
Mitchell Field

The Michigan Daily.

Tuesday, October 23, 1990

Page 9


I . .

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by David Kraft
Daily Sports Writer

City unkind to stickers

Playing a last place team in any
sport is supposed to be an easy task
- especially if that team hasn't won
a single game in its conference.
However, a last place team may
have an advantage if their opponents
are looking ahead to their next
match. This past weekend, Michigan
suffered from that syndrome in Iowa
The first of the squad's two
matches came Saturday against last
place Michigan State (3-14-2 over-
all; 0-6-1 in the conference), yet they
could only salvage a 1-1 tie. On
Sunday, the Wolverines took on
ninth-ranked Iowa (13-3; 5-1) in an
important divisional contest but
lost, 3-1.
Earlier this season, the Wolver-
ines defeated the rival Spartans, 3-0,
in East Lansing, but this time,
Michigan (12-4-2; 3-3-1) did not
play up to its usual standards.

Post-season chances
hurt with tie, loss

"We didn't play as well as we
could have," senior co-captain Josee
Charvet said.
"We were disappointed with our
performance," sophomore Katie
Thomas added.
It was Michigan who came from
behind to tie the game as junior
right midfielder Hilary Hughes
scored on a corner kick late in the
second half with less than ten
minutes to go.
While the defense played well
throughout, the offense continually
missed chances to score, especially
in the overtime period. It wasn't
only Michigan's sputtering offense
that contributed to the tie. "Statc
was very aggressive - they played

strong game," Charvet said.
After the tie with the Spartans, it
would have been easy for the
Wolverines to have a letdown
against the Hawkeyes. Instead, the
team felt like they turned in a strong
performance. "We rebounded very
well against Iowa - we used the tie
against State to our advantage,"
Thomas said.
For the majority of the game, the
Wolverines trailed 2-1, the lone
Michigan goal coming from junior
right wing Kristen Shapier in the
first half. The potent Hawkeye
offense continually pressured the
Wolverines deep into Michigan
territory only to be turned back
numerous times by highly talented

first-year goaltender, Nikki Hoover.
Later in the second half, Iowa
added an insurance goal to pull away,
The Wolverines will have another
crack at the Hawkeyes this Friday at
Tartan Turf. While the team was
generally happy with their perform-
ance, they realize that there are areas
where improvement is needed.
"We need to dictate the course of
play by controlling the ball more,"
Thomas said.
With only three games remain-
ing, the Wolverines will have to
perform very well if they expect to
be picked for the prestigious 12-team
national championship tournament
in November.
Yet, for now, the Wolverines are
only concerned with the Hawkeyes.
"We are aware of the playoff situa-
tion but our main concern is to play
one game at a time," Charvet said.

Experience plays

Michigan strong safety Vada Murray stretches to get a hand on an
extra point attempt Saturday. His efforts were in vain, and the
Wolverines fell to the Iowa Hawkeyes.
'M' regroups after
two straight losses
by David Hyman
Daily Football Writer

part in
b~y Andrew M. Kleinn

When Michigan football coach Gary Moeller entered his weekly press
luncheon yesterday, he said, "I don't need much to eat today." Eating was
probably the last of Moeller's concerns and would probably cause more
indigestion than he could handle.
Rebounding from two consecutive losses by one point is the major
concern of Moeller and his team. The last time the Wolverines suffered
back-to-back one-point losses was in 1937 - before Moeller was born
and when Bo Schembechler was only eight.
"Our season isn't over," Moeller said. "We're not a dead group yet. I
don't want to give you any impression that we're a completely down'
team. They're (the players) obviously down because they didn't win a
game, but if I went out there and didn't see effort, then I'd be upset."
See BLUE, Page 10

An experienced Senior 1
Rugby club defeated South S
18-9 Saturday on Mitchell
up their record to 2-1
inexperienced undergraduate1
five tries to one.
The Seniors jumped out t
led in the first half with a
sion of offense. Dave Hort
the Wolverines with 10
Michigan controlled a c
attempt by the Irish wits
defense in a sloppily playe
half to secure the victory.
Ed Sprybrook, playing
first Senior league match, s
in the squad's second con

rugby win
The undergraduates lacked
ran experience and were dwarfed in com-
Michigan parison to an older, non-collegiate
ide Irish Irish team. The undergrads dropped
Field to the match in an extremely physical
-1. An B-side competition against a team
team fell closer in ability to an A team.
"We were not intimidated. The
to a 15-3 forwards performed well in loose
n explo- play, but our backs were
on paced overmatched," Michigan undergrad
points Jon Lichterman said.
According to Lichterman, the
omeback South Side Irish are typically a
h tough veteran and rough team who "like to
d second punch." And that they did.
"We hung in there and traded
in his punch for punch," said Lichterman.
tood out The Wolverines scored on a
secutive penalty goal and an unconverted try,
totaling 7 points.

1. MICHIGAN at Indiana
2. Northwestern at Iowa
3. Purdue at Michigan State
4. Illinois at Wisconsin
5. Minnesota at Ohio State
6. Miami (Fla.) at Texas Tech
7. Nebraska at Iowa State
8. Auburn at Miss. State
9. Notre Dame at Pitt
10. LSU at Florida St.
11. Arkansas at Houston
12. Georgia Tech at Duke
13. New Mexico at BYU

14. Oklahoma at Colorado
15. USC at Arizona State
16. Miss. at Vanderbilt
17. SMU at Texas
18. Wyoming at UTEP
19. Clemson at Wake Forest
20. Rice at Texas A&M

Need a hobby? Play Griddes!
After the conclusion of another lengthy World Series (these things
ought to sponsored by a chimney cleaning service since they're always
sweeps), Americans are left to search for another national pastime until
spring comes around. The Daily sports staff has the answer: Griddes!
Turn in your picks to the Student Publications Building, 420
Maynard for your chance to win a $12 gift certificate to O'Sullivan's
Eatery and Pub. And remember to fill out the tiebreaker!

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