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Men's Cross Country
Michigan Invitational
Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Michigan Golf Course
The Michigan Daily
Linksters
to tee it
up, again
in Illinois
by Dan Linna
The Michigan women's golf
team will go back to Illinois this
weekend looking to continue the
success it had in the Lady Northern
Tournament last weekend in Savoy,
Ill.
The team shot a season low 941
to tie for sixth place in the Lady
Northern. This Friday and Saturday
they will be playing in the 17-team
Northern Illinois Classic, along
with defending champion Illinois
State University.
"We are definitely looking to
improve," Michigan coach Sue
LeClair said. "We'd like to finish
ahead of the other Big Ten teams and
give them something to worry
about over the winter."
Last weekend's surge was led by
junior Kristin Beilstein's231, good
for 12th place in the individual
standings.
"I'm hitting the ball 100 percent
better than before," Beilstein said.
"I'm pretty excited, but I can still
score better. I'm hitting the ball
well, but I'm still letting too many
opportunities slip by."
Senior Erica Zonder wasn't
happy with her score last weekend,
but is very excited by the improved
play of her team.
"I think we can beat anyone in
the Big Ten if we have four good
scores," said Zonder. "We know
that all we have to do is play our
game and we can shoot a 310 no
problem,. We've proven to ourselves
that we can play well all the time.
It's not like an unattainable goal
anymore."
The constantly changing weather
in the Midwest can make golf at
this time of the year a real adven-
ture. After beingsdelayed by freez-
ing temperatures in East Lansing
two weeks ago, the Wolverines
played in 80-degree temperatures
Sunday.
"This time of the year, the
weather is so unpredictable that you
can't let it bother you," rookie
Jenny Zimmerman said. "You have
to take everything from shorts to
long underwear and turtlenecks
with you, and hope you don't have to
use the latter"
Although the Wolverines will
be flying into Chicago, they will
not have time for a practice round.
This doesn't bother Beilstein, since
she played the course two years ago
and has no fond memories of it.
"It's a gross course," she said.
"It's like a cow pasture. It's really
windy with bugs everywhere. It's
like a big field with flags stuck in
it. I just remember that the ground
was hard and it was gross."

SPORTS
Thursday, October 3, 1991

Volleyball
vs. Ohio St.
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Keen Arena
Page 10

SECOND HALF GOALS DEFEAT BLUE
Michigan falls to State, 2-6

by Shawn DuFresne
With state bragging rights on
the line, the Michigan men's soccer
club gave its all yesterday against
Michigan State's unique offense.
But that wasn't good enough.
The Wolverines lost to the Spar-
tans, 2-0, in a very physical, exhaust-
ing game before a crowd of approx-
imately 500 fans at Mitchell Field.
The contest was evenly matched,
and a surprisingly large number of
penalties were assessed. Michigan
players Dave Rindfusz, Doug
Spamer and Dan Esrick received
three of the five yellow cards issued
during the game, while the Spartans
got two for being too tough.
"They were just physically
stronger than us," co-captain Tim
Puckett said. "The team trains all
year round, and is the best varsity
squad in the state."
There were not any goals scored
in the first half, although the
Wolverines had many scoring op-

portunities and looked to be the
dominant force on the field.
Midfielder Jim Lacy said, "We
did have a few key opportunities to
score, but we couldn't produce."
In the second half, the Spartans
capitalized on Michigan's defensive
breakdowns as forward Doug Con-
signey scored two goals. The first
came midway through the second
half when he broke away from
Wolverine midfielder Rindfusz,
who lost his footing and fell to the
ground.
Rindfusz argued with the referee
to no avail that Consigney should
have received a yellow card, and the
goal counted. Minutes later, Rind-
fusz received a yellow card for
cross-tackling a Spartan.
Consigney scored again with ten
minutes remaining in the game.
"We had a difficult time cover-
ing (the Spartans) because the de-
fenders kept bringing up the ball,

and it pushed us into a defensive
game," Rindfusz said. "We weren't
able to set up our offense."
"We adapted well to their
lineup," co-captain Dick Hillary
said, "but a couple of breakdown's
by the defense hurt us."
Michigan coach Aaron Smith
told his club not to be ashamed of
the game. Smith, who ironically
lives in East Lansing, thought the
Wolverines played very well.
"He told us he was proud that
we played 90 minutes of intense
soccer," forward Jonas Saunders
said. "But if you don't put the ball
in the net, you obviously donS
win."
The loss drops the Wolverines to
5-5-1. They square off against the
Butler University junior varsity
team Saturday at Mitchell Field. i
will be the first meeting between
the Wolverines and the Butler JV
squad. Game time is 4 p.m.

JENNIFEH DUNELI/Daily
Kelly Kuehne concentrates on the ball in first half action from Michigan's
game yesterday. The Wolverines were shut out by Michigan State, 2-0.

Harriers' only home meet
No. 6-ranked men host Michigan Invitational

by Bryce Inosencio
This Saturday's Michigan
Invitational should prove to be
very exciting, as the men's cross
country team looks to run with a
no-holds-barred attitude for the
first time this season. All season
long, the Wolverines have ap-
proached their meets conserva-
tively; this meet promises to be
different.
After a big victory last week-
end at the Dartmouth Meet of
Champions, the Blue squad ran up
the national rankings from 12th to
sixth. With a boost like this, the
men's team knows that it is capable
of doing even better this season.
"We don't have to be cautious
anymore," Michigan coach Ron
Warhurst said. "Everyone's going
to run hard Saturday."
The big question of the weekend
just may be who places first for the
Wolverines. Last weekend Matt
Smith ran a gutsy race and led the
way. This weekend, it is anybody's
race.
Although there is still a need to
run together as a team and keep a
minimal gap between the first and
fifth Blue runners, Warhurst is
looking for a leader.
"I would really like to experi-
ment and see who can lead it for
us," Warhurst said.
Tony Carna, who has been one of
the top five Wolverine runners
throughout the season, will not be
running this weekend because of
graduate entrance exams. Carna
will certainly be missed, but
Michigan doesn't seem the least bit
concerned.

"At this level of competition
the talent is there," said Warhurst.
"The tactics are our biggest con-
cern. We know what we have to do,
and we are going to do it."
Ranked 19th nationally,
Michigan State will be on hand to
give Michigan its toughest
competition, and the Spartans will
certainly be geared up for the head-
to-head race. The Spartans'
Anthony Hamm and David Smith
placed one-two at the meet in East
Women runners

Lansing a few weeks ago, and
Warhurst has a goal of breaking up
this dynamic duo. "I just don't
want them to go one-two on us,"
Warhurst emphasized.
The home course will be a defi-
nite advantage this Saturday, as the
home course for Michigan is
known for its difficulty through-
out the Midwest. Run at the
Michigan Golf Course, the invita-
tional should prove fast through-
out the first two miles.
hope for repeat

performance against Spartans

by Kimberly DeSempelaere
After having its undefeated sea-
son interrupted by the Georgetown
Hoyas, the Michigan women's
cross country team is fired up and
ready to take on Michigan State at
this Saturday's dual meet. The two
teams competed earlier in the
season at East Lansing with the
Wolverines prevailing over the
Spartans by a margin of 30 points.
"Some of their kids have come a
long ways," Michigan coach Sue
Foster said. "It should be tougher
to beat them than it was two weeks
ago."~
At their last match-up, Wolver-
ine runners captured seven of the
top ten places. Frosh Karen Harvey
led 'the team with a third place
finish. Also crossing the line in top
ten spots were Jessica Kluge, Kelly
Chard, Chris Szabo, Rachel Mann,
Carrie Yates, and captain Megan
Nortz.
The Wolverines will race their
only home meet at the Michigan

Golf Course. According to Foster
the course is difficult because of
the hills.
"State's course was flat and in
comparison fairly easy. The
Spartans are in for an eye opener,"
Foster added. "The girls (Wol-
verines) have raced on the course
twice and will practice there again
on Thursday. Hopefully, we'll
know where to pick up the pace in
order to take the lead. It's also
given us a certain degree of
confidence."
Harvey was unable to compete
last weekend at Georgetown due to
an ear and viral infection. Foster
hopes Harvey will be well enough
to compete this weekend, but at
this point her participation is
undetermined.
The Wolverines loss to George-
town helped the team to reexamine
their goals. "It shows we have a
lot of work to do if we want to
reach our goals," Foster said.

. - -FILE PHOTO/0aII
Senior David Kass, the Wolverines' top player, will not be with the team
when it plays in the Harvard Fall Invite this weekend in Cambridge, Mass.
Men netters head for
Beantown minus Kass

by Sharon Lundy
The Michigan men's tennis team
travels to Boston this weekend for
the Harvard Invitational Collegiate
Tennis Tournament. Competing
with the Wolverines will be
Harvard, Texas A&M, and
Arkansas. Each team will be sending
eight players, divided into flights A
and B for both singles and doubles.
Competing for Michigan will be
senior Mitch Rubenstein, sopho-
mores Dan Brakus, Terry London,
John Lingon, and Eric Grand, and
first-year students Adam Wager,
Greg Artz, and Grady Burnett.
The tournament will provide
tough competition. At this point in
the season, Michigan coach Brian

Eisner is more concerned about
learning the team's strengths ad*
weaknesses.
"It will give me an opportunity
to see how both new and old players
will perform," Eisner said. "I'll
also be evaluating new players and
seeing who has improved over the
summer."$
Michigan senior David Kass, a
quarterfinalist in last year's NCAA
tournament and ranked No. 7 in t
national preseason poll, will not
traveling with the team this week-
end. Kass was invited to the West
Coast Fall Men's Tennis
Championship, which will feature
some of the premier players in toe
United States.
Last week the team traveled to
Notre Dame to play in a 16-tawn
tournament. Coach Eisner is very.
pleased with the season thus far..4
"We have won 18 Big Ten cham-
pionships, more than all the other
Big Ten schools combined," Eisner
said. "Both Ohio State and
Minnesota have most of their key
players returning, so the competi-
tion within the Big Ten will be
fierce."

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