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Men's Soccer
vs. Schoolcraft
Today, 4 p.m.
Mitchell Field
The Michigan Daily

SPORTS

Field Hockey
vs. Iowa
Friday, 3 p.m.
Tartan Turf

Wednesday, October 24, 1990l

Page 9

S si
Spikers
by David Schechter
Daily Sports Writer
One streak ends and another one
continues.
The Wolverines dropped a close
match to Western Michigan yes-
terday, 15-11, 12-15, 12-15, 15-6,
15-2, as the Broncos lengthened their
winning streak over Michigan to
nine games in eight years. Western
.also terminated the Wolverines three
game winning streak.
Michigan lost its momentum
early in the fourth game when setter
Autumn Collins went down with a
twisted right ankle. -
"We're having a lot trouble at our
setting position right now getting
consistency," Michigan coach Peggy
Bradley-Doppes said. "You can see
that once Autumn went out so did
our offense."
The loss only revealed one bright
spot on the Wolverine squad.
"I'm very disappointed with our
performance. I felt we had a great
performance from Julia Sturm, but a
sub-par performance from the rest of
the team," the coach said.
Sturm tallied ten digs in
yesterday's game putting her total at
over 600 for her career. More impor-
tantly her 29 kills carried the
Wolverines through the five game

go five
match.
"We knew Julia was having a
good match and we relied too heavily
on her," Bradley-Doppes said. "You
can't do that against a good team
like Western Michigan. We needed
to come and play ball and we just
didn't"
Sturm was the thorn in Western's
side, according to Bronco coach Rob
Buck. He felt his team was lucky to
escaped a loss because Sturm "kept
hitting the same shot over and over
and over again."
Michigan assistant coach Jim
Smoot was impressed with Sturm's
play as well. "Julia was un-
believable," he said.
Although pleased with her
performance Sturm hoped for more.
"We could have one this match,"
the senior captain said, "and we
didn't give it enough of what we
have to win it."
The third game of the match was

sets, still lose

unusually long and draining for both
teams. Although Michigan won that
game, they lost their consistency.
"We were good at times, but also
we were struggling for no apparent
reason," Sturm said.
Buck felt the game was poorly
played on both sides. "Both teams

Smoot pointed out that the
problems have been more than
physical.
"Mentally we're not doing the
job in that were telling them things
like the left side blocker should
move out, and then were telling
them that at the 'end of the game

'I think that was the kind of a match that's
like a coin flip. It wasn't a classic example of
high-level volleyball'

- Rob Buck
Michigan volleyball coach

Western

are struggling," he said. "I think at
times there was some skill involved.
I think that was the kind of a match
that's like a coin flip. It wasn't a
classic example of high-level
volleyball."
Bradley-Doppes was equally
distressed by the game: "I wasn't
pleased with our effort at all."

three hours later and it hasn't
changed," Smoot said. "Things like
that are what's hurting us."
Before leaving the game, Collins
was able to lead the Wolverines in
sets with 29 on the game. She paled
in comparison, however, to Kris
Penza of Western who tallied 57 for
the match.

MICHELLE GUY/Daily
Sophomore middle blocker Chris White attempts a spike against
Western Michigan last night. The Wolverines lost in five games.

Women

S

4y Robert Siegel
Scoring goals has never been a
problem for the Michigan women's
soccer team. Prior to playing in this
past weekend's Ohio State club
tournament, the team had scored a
total of 87 goals this season.
The team did little harm to its
goal-scoring reputation, adding 28
more goals in five games and
winning the ten-team tournament at
-olumbus, Ohio in the process.
Michigan won all five games it
played in this weekend's tournament.
On Saturday the Wolverines defeated
Kent State, 9-0; Denison, 7-0; and
Ohio, 3-1. On Sunday, they picked
up right where they left off,
disposing of Miami of Ohio, 7-0,
and Purdue, 2-1.
"We pretty much dominated the
First four games," captain Krista
Towne said. "Purdue was much
tougher. It was hard adjusting to
their game."
Sunday's Purdue game, the
championship match, was the only
close game the team played all

soccer .win
weekend. At the end of regulation,
Michigan and Purdue were tied at 1-
1. Lisa Ashton scored in double
overtime to give Michigan the vic-
tory. After five games, two overtime
periods, and 28 goals in two days,
the Wolverines had finally won the
tournament.
"We outscored the Michigan foot-
ball team this weekend," sophomore
center forward Shannon Loper said.
The team's prodigious scoring
had to come to an end at some point,
however, and that point came yester-
day when the Wolverines dropped a
2-0 decision at Siena Heights. The
shutout marked the first time Mich-
igan had been held scoreless in sev-
eral weeks.
Siena scored both of its goals
within the first ten minutes of the
game to take the early lead. The
deficit was too large for the usually
high-scoring Wolverines to come -
back from, as they were shut down
the rest of the way offensively.
The loss was not surprising,

s tourney
however, considering the exhausting
weekend the team had just been
through. The players entered the
game drained by the tournament
completed just two days earlier.
"We didn't play well at all
yesterday against Siena," Loper said.
"Everyone was just really tired."
Towne agreed: "Siena just came
out a lot stronger than we did. They
were a lot more physical, and they
beat us to the ball the whole time.
They dominated the first half. We
really weren't prepared. Everyone
was still sore and tired from the
weekend."
This week won't offer much rest
either. Tomorrow, the team travels
to Bowling Green for a 4:30 p.m.
match. But Loper doesn't expect
another uninspired, scoreless perfor-
mance from her team.
"We're going to definitely get
psyched up for that one," Loper said.

FOOTBALL NOTE
by Eric Lemont
Daily Football Writer
Believe it or not, the Big Ten;
football season is shaping up as the'
conference coaches said it wouldbe.
On the Big Ten teleconference two
weeks ago, no less than six teams
were mentioned as having a shot to
win the title.
Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota are
in a three-way tie for first at 3-0,
with Indiana and Ohio State a game
and a half game behind. Meanwhile,
Michigan languishes in a sixth-place
tie with Northwestern and Michigan
State at 1-2, with winless Purdue
and Wisconsin rounding out the
conference basement.
Indeed, few would have expected
the Hawkeyes to be in their current
lofty position after finishing 5-6 last
season while becoming Iowa's first
team in nine years not to be invited
to a bowl.+
But according to Iowa coach
Hayden Fry, nobody should have
expected any less from his surging'
football team, ranked No. 15 in the
nation.
"I said at the kickoff luncheon in
July that the Hawkeyes could be the

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surprise team of the season," Fry
said. "I think it (the Big Ten) has;
always been extremely competitive.,
This year I think it's happening with
more consistency. Maybe this is just

but Fry
"My back is still sore but I'm up
and around," Cooper said. "I've been
coaching 27 years and missed three
days of practice. I guess this
(yesterday) will be number four."
REMEMBERING THE COME-
BACK: Saturday's Minnesota-Ohio
State game will be the first game
between the two teams since the
Buckeyes rallied from a 31-0 half-
time deficit to win 41-37 last
October.
Said Gophers' coach John Gute-
kunst "I tried to make sure I'd never
remember that game, but it didn't'
work. I told my players afterwards
that that game showed me two
things.
"One, it gives you a great deal of
respect for Ohio State. And two, it
reminds you that there's always"
hope, so let's play for 60 minutes.
But we won't win the game because
of any feeling we have for last year.'
GETTING THERE: Tailback
Jon Vaughn needs only 54 yards to
reach the 1000-yard mark for th&
season and fullback Jarrod Bunch
needs only four yards to reach that
mark for his career.

Iowa surprise

try
the year of the upset. Maybe the
Cincinnati Reds are falling in line
with the football teams."
COOPER IN HOSPITAL:
Ohio State coach John Cooper is in
the hospital recovering from back
surgery but should be available for
coaching duties this Saturday against
Minnesota.

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