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Page 6 - The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - October 28, 1990

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Center Mark Ouimet shoots on Illinois-Chicago goalie Gary Mangino in Friday's 9-2 win. The sophomore notched a goal and two assists. The line
of Denny Felsner, David Roberts, and Ouimet scored six of the nine goals and tallied four assists in the victory that pushed Michigan to the top of the
CCHA standings. The Wolverines now stand 5-1 on the season.

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"Last night, those others had a
big game for us," Stone said.
"Tonight, it was going in for us. On
any night, it can come down to any
one player."
The "others" to whom Stone
referred are David Roberts, Mark
Ouimet, and Denny Felsner - a line
which has established itself as one of
the most dangerous in the
conference. The three accounted for
six of Michigan's nine goals Friday

night, including a hat trick by
The only competition for the
three stars seems to be with each
other. Felsner and Roberts played a
game of one-upsmanship in Friday's
With two and a half minutes left
in the first period and still no score,
Felsner broke away from the pack
and skated toward the goal. As soon
as he reached the goal, he stopped,
waited for the only defender who had
a chance to catch him skate past,
moved across the goal, and calmly

flipped it into the net.
Not to be outdone, Roberts later
took the puck into the UIC zone
against two defenders. The sopho-
more promptly shook both of the
Flames and put it away. His
exhibition made Felsner's amazing
effort look almost commonplace.
"It was a great individual effort,"
Berenson said. "I'm sure those
defensemen, when they watch the
tape, will regret that they went for
those moves."
The series was a homecoming for
Flames coach Larry Pedrie, who

coached under Berenson for three
years prior to taking the UIC job at
the end of last season. Pedrie
experienced the mixed emotions that
can be expected in such a situation.
"Looking at them on the other
side of the redline was different,"
Pedrie said. "It was hard to know
that I wanted to see those kids lose."
Meanwhile, the only team Pedrie
has seen lose this season has been
his own, as the Flames fell to 0-6.
"You have got to be critical, but
you don't want to demoralize (the
players," a frustrated Pedrie said. "I
still say we're making progress. It's
not because a lack of effort."

puck, stymies UIC.
by John Niyo
Daily Hockey Writer
About 3000 fans at Yost Ice Arena held their collective breath a few
times this weekend. Each time they watched and waited anxiously as A
lone Illinois-Chicago player bore down on the Michigan goal. And each
time worried onlookers let out a sigh of relief and then a cheer of
Those cheers were loudest late in Saturday's game. Several roughing
penalties on both teams midway through the final period left the rink in a
wide open three-on-three situation. Such a situation often lends itself to
offensive production and nightmares for both goaltenders.
When the Flames stole an errant pass and came racing at Michigan's
net, the Wolverines' rookie goalie Steve Shields was up to the task.
Shields kicked the first shot away, and then flopped on his right side,
reaching out desperately to block another. The crowd roared and the puck
was cleared.
No goal. No nightmare for Shields.
Michigan scored seconds later as Dan Stiver took a pass from Brian
Wiseman and flipped it by UIC goalie Jeff Featherstone for a 4-1 lead:
Soon after, for good measure, Patrick Neaton sent the puck left to David
Roberts who knifed a pass to a waiting Denny Felsner and he placed it
neatly in the back of the net.
The Maize and Blue can score. No question about it. The top line of
David Roberts, Mark Ouimet, and Denny Felsner is peppering the
opposition, picking up right where it left off last year.
Michigan's third period flurry was a picture-perfect example of just
how dangerous the Wolverines can be this year. But the reason for the
qualifier in that statement - at least up to this point in the season - is
the inexperience of the three Michigan goaltenders.
Junior Tim Keough, and newcomers; Shields and Chris Gordon,
provide Michigan with depth in goal. Yet in the first four games, their
goaltending was something less than spectacular. Shields and Keough
were embarrassed at Bowling Green, 8-3, and Keough came back the next
night at home, allowing four more goals in a 7-4 victory.
So the question has been, "Can Michigan keep from being scored
upon?" Steve Shields gave his answer this weekend, giving up only three
goals in 90 minutes of play. Much better than the six he gave up at
Bowling Green last week.
"Getting these two wins really helps after my performance at Bowling
Green last week," Shields said. "I was nervous the first game here. I had
to tell myself that I could do it because I wasn't really sure. I wasn't
really tested at Miami, but I knew I'd get tested this weekend."
He got tested by a hungry Chicago squad that saw a perfect
opportunity to give coach Larry Pedrie, a former Michigan assistant, a
nice homecoming. They desperately wanted to break into the win column.
Shields passed his test by barely allowing them to break into the
scoring column. The one goal he gave up Saturday was a knuckler that
ricocheted off the stick of Patrick Neaton. "I should have had that one," -
Shields said.
That is the confident voice owned by Michigan's No. 1 goalie... or iss
it? Coach Red Berenson was pleased by Shields' play this weekend, but
Berenson is not handing him the job yet, saying that "there's a good
chance" Shields will start next weekend.
Berenson said before the season that he liked the idea of having more
than one goalie. Last season it was a one man job, with Warren Sharples.
in goal almost every night.
"He (Berenson) told us that he'd be going with the guy who stood out,
and proved that he wanted the No. 1 job," Shields said.
Steve Shields might have done just that with his solid weekend~
performance. With every scoring opportunity he erased, he erased 4,.
question mark. As the last few seconds on the clock ticked Saturday night,
Shields snared and cradled one last shot. And he may have snared himself z.
starting job.



by Rod Loewenthal
Daily Sports Writer
This year's Halloween weekend
saw the Michigan field hockey team
receive a slew of tricks but miss out
on the tasty treats. A battering by
No. 8 Iowa on Friday and a last
minute loss to Northern Illinois on
Sunday left the Wolverines shutout
in both contests and ended any hopes
that they had of post-season tourna-
ment play.
, The Wolverines (12-6-2 overall,
3-5-1 MCFHC) had high expec-
rations coming into Friday's contest
against Iowa (14-3, 6-1). Unfortun-
ately, a determined Iowa squad
proved to be too strong for the
young Michigan squad.
The Hawkeyes held a 2-0
halftime lead with scores from
forwards Lisa Sweeny at 10:05 and
Kris Fillat at 19:38. Much of the
first half was reminiscent of last
weekend's loss to Iowa in which the
blf was constantly hammered into
the Wolverines' zone by zealous
Hawkeye forwards.
When Michigan did get an
opportunity to clear the ball from its
zone, it seemed that the ball always
found its way onto the sticks of
awaiting Iowa defenders who
proceeded to dump it back upfield.
TheWolverines had difficulty with
theiir passing game and at times
appeared to be their own worst
enemy. They squandered numerous
fast break opportunities by hitting
tbe ball out of bounds or by trying
to, force a pass which resulted in
countless turnovers.
As if by providence, the Wolver-
ines were only down two goals at
the-half which must have pleased
c0ah Patti Smith. While members
of the Michigan Marching Band
played "The Victors" and "Let's Go
Blue!" she delivered an inspirational
talk encouraging her players to go
harder at the ball and to take more




chances. She told her squad "We're
down by two goals. So What! We've
been down by two goals before."
When the referee whistled the
start of the second half it looked like
a new Michigan team took the field.
In the first five minutes the ball was
almost wholly in Iowa's zone, but
that was to be the best offense that
Michigan would muster all after-
noon. The rest of the game,
however, showed continued Hawkeye
dominance and Iowa rolled up a 5-0
"Iowa played a great game,"
Smith said. "They played hard and
they were really on. The Hawkeyes
were gearing up for the tournament."
Smith did not think that her team
was experienced enough to handle
being down to an opponent like
Iowa 2-0 at halftime. "Mentally we
didn't handle being down 2-0 early.
We were almost afraid out there,"
she said.
"In the second half we definitely
played better offensively," junior
midfielder Sandie Marotti said.
"Overall, it came down to the fact
that they executed and we didn't."
First-year goaltender Niki Hoover
saw other problems with the
Wolverines' play. "As a whole our
team needs to communicate better,"
Hoover said.
Against a weaker opponent in
Northern Illinois (5-11, 3-5) on a
blustery Sunday morning, the Wol-
verines faltered late in the game and
lost 1-0.
The teams went into halftime
scoreless but the Huskies dominated
offensively with eight shots on goal
as opposed to two shots for the
Wolverines. The game was
deadlocked late into the second period
with neither team being able to take
advantage of scoring opportunities.
But with a minute left in
regulation, when it seemed inevit-

Hillary Hughes charges for the ball in Michigan's 1-0 loss against
Northern Illinois yesterday.

able that these teams would be
playing an overtime period for the
third time in a row, the Huskies'
Kristen Felter scored to seal
Northern's victory.
"I had a breakaway and I just
reversed it in," Felter said.
Huskie coach Laurie Bell was

pleased with the victory but not with
her team's play. "The flow of the
game wasn't real good. We didn't
play extremely well," Bell said. "It
was just a matter of who took
advantage of their opportunities
since (Michigan's) defense played a
great game."

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