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The Michigan Daily-Sports Monday- October 7, 1991- page?7
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by Tim Spolar
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan field hockey team
split its matches last weekend, de-
feating Eastern Kentucky, 1-0, but
dropping its second game to Ohio
State, 2-1.
Saturday afternoon in Columbus,
the 17th-ranked Wolverines com-
pletely dominated the Colonels for
their fifth win of the season. De-
spite scoring only one goal, Michi-
gan outshot EKU, 44-3, and had an
18-to-one advantage in penalty cor-
ners.
"We totally dominated the
(EKU) game," senior tri-captain
Sandi Marotti said. "Unfortun-
ately, we just couldn't finish our
drives. We kept hitting the posts
and the back and sides of the net."
The Wolverines' lone goal came
at the 17:34 mark of the first period
from sophomore forward Kalli
Hose. Marotti, a defender, ripped a
long free hit at EKU's goaltender,
who turned it away. However, the
rebound came directly to Hose, who
put it away for her second score of
the season.
The Wolverines were not quite
as fortunate against host Ohio State.
The Buckeyes' Danielle Dayton
scored two goals in the first period.
"(The Buckeyes) got both of
their goals in the first 10 minutes
off of penalty corners," Marotti
said. "We got a little down after
that, but it was so early in the game,
we thought we could come back. We
fell just a little short."
"(Ohio State) shell-shocked us
with those first two goals," first-
year goalkeeper Stacy Daly said.
"We got going in the second half,
though, and if the game would have
lasted just a few minutes longer, we

would have had a really good chance
of tying them. We were playing
them pretty even.
"We were all really psyched up
before the game," she added. "For
some reason, however, when we got
on the field, we lost some of that
intensity and couldn't put forth the
necessary effort."

unassisted goal by junior forward
Katie Vignevic, scored off the
team's lone corner. Goalkeeper
Nicole Hoover had eight saves for
the Wolverines.
The loss dropped Michigan's
record to 5-5 overall on the season,
1-2 in the Big Ten.
The Wolverines are anticipating
an exciting weekend, when they face
fifth-ranked Iowa and Michigan
State in two of the final three home
games of the season.
"We have a hard weekend coming
up," Daly said. "We just need to put
this weekend behind us."
"We're all pretty excited to
play Iowa," Marotti added. "We're
0-19 against them (all-time) and
they're a solid team, so it should
prove to be tough competition.
However, they've lost a few key
players from last year, and overall,
if we play like we can, I think we are
the superior team."
The Wolverines' success this
weekend will greatly depend on
their ability to rebound from the
poor offensive showings (they were
also shutout in three consecutive
games against nationally-ranked
Duke, Virginia, and Northwestern
in the past few weeks) which fac-
tored heavily in their past four
losses.
"We're going to stress shooting
drills, among other offensive tac-
tics, in practice this week," Marotti
said. "We will work on moving the
ball from the midfield to the for-
wards and into attacking positions.
We'll also have to work on our
shooting accuracy and our ability to
convert our scoring opportunities."

AP Photo
Michigan State quarterback Jim Miller failed to lead the Spartans to their initial victory of the season. MSU will
once again look for its elusive first victory Saturday against Michigan.

K. Hose

BUMBLING SPARTANS LOSE AGAIN

Indiana buries

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -
Trent Green passed for 265 yards
and one touchdown and ran for an-
other score Saturday as Indiana shut
out winless Michigan State 31-0 in
their Big Ten Conference opener.
The Hoosiers (2-1-1 overall)
also had a punt returned 79 yards for
a touchdown by Scott McGowan
and a TD run by Vaughn Dunbar as
they snapped a streak of four
straight losses to the Spartans (0-4).
Indiana took a 14-0 lead at half-
time, widened it to 17-0 on a 22-yard
field goal by Scott Bonnell early in
the third quarter and put the game
out of reach midway through the pe-
riod with a 31-yard scoring pass
from Green to flanker Thomas
Lewis.
Green, who completed 20 of 29
passes, also rushed for 43 yards, in-
cluding 15 for a touchdown on
Indiana's first possession of the
game.
The shutout left Michigan State
with its lowest four-game scoring
total (20 points) since 1917, when
the Spartans had only 10 points. The
0-4 start also matched a school
record set in 1917 and tied in 1982.
NO.14 OSU 31, WISCONSIN 16
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -
Raymont Harris ran for two touch-
downs and No.14 Ohio State's de-
fense shut down Wisconsin's rush-
ing game for a 31-16 Big Ten victory
before the largest crowd in Ohio
Stadium history.
Harris opened and closed the
scoring for the Buckeyes, 4-0 for the
first time since 1984, on touchdown
runs of 1 and 6 yards.

Terrell Fletcher ran for 2
on Wisconsin's second pla)
game, but the Badgers were
to minus-1 yard on 16 rus
rest of the day.
Wisconsin fell to 3-1 ov
the Big Ten opener for both t
Neither starting quarter
first-team offense was effect
Macias came in to
Wisconsin's two touchdown
in the final three minutes.
Macias led the Badgers
yards of total offense on t
two possessions, 38 yards m
the Badgers had gotten the n
vious times they had the b
Tony Lowery at quarterback.
PURDUE 17, N'WESTERN
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP)
O'Leary's 26-yard field go
30 seconds left Saturday
Purdue to a 17-14 victor
Northwestern in a Big Ten oi
The Boilermakers (2-2)
the winning score by mounti
yard drive with Eric Hunt
pleting passes of 27 yards t(
Calloway and 16 and 31 y
Rodney Dennis.
Earlier in the period, Bria
attempted a 52-yard field1
Northwestern (1-3) but
short.
The Wildcats had taken
lead early in the second half.
Trailing 7-0 at the
Northwestern scored two
downs within 35 seconds to
lead.
The Wildcats took the
half kickoff and marched 71
11 plays with Dennis Lund

State, 31-0
Z9 yards ing the final yard for the tying
y of the touchdown.
limited Purdue's Arlee Conners fumbled
hes the the ensuing kickoff and Jason Green
recovered on the 27. After a penalty,
erall in Len Williams hit Luther Morris
eams. with a 29-yard pass and Williams
back or scored on a reverse on the next play
ive. Jay for a 14-7 lead.
direct NO. 22 ILLINOIS 24, MINN. 3
n drives CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -
Fullback Kameno Bell ran for two
to 133 fourth-quarter touchdowns
heir last Saturday in leading No. 22 Illinois
ore than to a 24-3 victory over Minnesota in
line pre- the Big Ten opener for both schools.
all with Bell, who carried 16 times for 85
yards, scored on runs of 1 and 9
14 yards.
- Joe The Illini (3-1) held the Gophers
)al with to 70 yards in 33 carries.
y lifted Illinois' Chris Richardson
ry over opened the scoring with a 28-yard
pener. field goal in the first quarter.
set up Running back Steve Feagin capped a
ng a 72- 98-yard drive with a 5-yard touch-
er com- down run in the second quarter for a
o Ernest 10-0 advantage.
yards to Minnesota (1-3) trimmed the
deficit to 10-3 with a 38-yard field
n Leahy goal by Aaron Piepkorn in the sec-
goal for ond quarter.
it fell Bell's 12-yard punt return
started Illinois' first drive at the
a 14-7 Gophers 43, and quarterback Jason
Verduzco's 21-yard completion to
half, Elbert Turner helped move the
touch- Illini to Minnesota's 1.
take the But Gophers safety Sean
Lumpkin sacked Verduzco for a 10-
second yard loss and Illinois had to settle
yards in for Richardson's field goal and a 3-0
y crash- first quarter lead.

Ohio State's biggest advantage in
the game came from five players
from Holland. Though new to the
Buckeyes this year, the European
students possess superior skills to
those of most domestic players.
Also hampering the Wolverines'
offense was the lack of penalty cor-
ners drawn against the Buckeyes.
"The key to winning field
hockey games is offense," Marotti
said. "We only drew one penalty
corner and were unable to convert
our opportunities (into goals)."
Michigan's only response was an

Swimmers dominate at MSU

by Ken Sugiura
Daily Sports Writer
It has been oft-noted that
swimmers, in particular breaststro-
kers, stray from the beaten path. So
it was that former Michigan breast-
stroker Mike Barrowman, in the
worst of conditions, swimming a
race not swum in 67 years, was in his
element.
"It was 47 degrees, and the wind
was blowing like a bat out of hell,
and it was pouring down rain. I was
enjoying it, everyone else was hating
it, but I thought it was kind of
cool," the apparently sane Barrow-
man revealed.
Saturday in an exhibition heat at
the Michigan State Double Distance
Invitational, Barrowman bettered
the 79-year-old 400-meter breast-
stroke world mark of Walter Bathe
by 1:41.61 with a time of 4:47.99.
Because the event has not been rec-
ognized since 1924, Bathe's mark has
stood and will stand despite Bar-
rowman's performance.
As for the swim, world record
or not, Barrowman found much
with which to be pleased.
"(It) was much faster than we
had expected," he said. "We
thought, at best, anything under

5:15 would be really good. I was
happy with that."

won, 242-170-32, over Michigan
State and Eastern Michigan, respec-

While finding his wa
tory book again, Barrov
something else as well.
.N- - .- -., r.

tively.
y to the his- In taking the invitational, which
wman found was swum in a 55-yard pool at dou-
ble the normal distances, Wolverine
coach Jim Richardson's women''s
team touched first six times in the
event slate, sweeping first through
third place in each victory.
x Headlining the Wolverine tri-
umph were junior Missy Mc-
Cracken and sophomore Kate Girard.
Both scored victories, McCracken in
the 440-yd butterfly, and Girard in
the 2,200 freestyle, and combined
with Mindy Gehrs and Michelle
Swix in the victorious 880 freestyle
relay.
"I was real pleased with the way
we swam," Richardson said. Ac-
cording to Richardson, the doubled
distances and inclement weather
could have resulted in fatiguing and
makes the poor stroke technique, but the
"he said. "I swimmers turned in consistent and
it was kind well-paced races.
ng-cold out- The men also collected the six of
n, and every seven first places. Junior butter-
am came out flyer Brian Gunn held court, claim-
ing the 2200 freestyle and 440 but-
terfly. Gunn also joined Rodney
was great in- VanTassell, Kevin Glass, and Gus-
mantled the tavo Borges in the victorious 880
ile the men freestyle relay.

McCracken
"I realized what
Michigan team so great,
was swimming this race
of obscure, it was freezi
side, pouring down rain
single person on that tea
there and just cheered on
The Michigan teamN
deed. The women dis.
Spartans, 278-202, wh

Silverdome survives first cut for World Cup
by Ken Sugiura soccer's premier international event. sites for the World Cup. would be better suited than the Su-
Daily Sports Writer As one of 19 proposed communi- "The Pontiac Silverdome is perdome's opaque ceiling for sus-
As if Super Bowl XVI, ties, the Detroit suburb will receive solidly on the priority list," World taining the natural grass FIFA re-
Wrestlemania III and the Cherry a visit from FIFA, soccer's interna- Cup Michigan 1994 chairman Roger quires for World Cup play.

Bowl weren't enough for the De-
troit populace, the Pontiac Silver-
dome has come one step closer to
hosting yet another world-class
sporting event. Thursday, World
Cup USA 1994, the organizing
committee for the 15th World Cup,
placed Pontiac on the 'priority' list
.of possible cities which could host

tional governing body, which will
conduct a technical inspection of the
Silverdome. The evaluations will be
held between October 29 and
November 7, with the stop in Pon-
tiac scheduled for November 4.
After the tour of stadiums is
complete, between eight and 12
venues will be chosen as the actual

Faulkner said.
The Michigan bid committee's
confidence is well-founded. As
Faulkner noted, "FIFA is keen on
using an indoor stadium," and the
Silverdome has only the Louisiana
Superdome as competition. Also,
the Silverdome's translucent roof

Furthermore, it is believed one
Midwest site will be selected in ad-
dition to Chicago, and the Detroit
area has many advantages over com-
petitors Columbus, Ohio and Kansas
City, Mo., including a large airport
hub and a broad ethnicbase.

Equestrian team completes
successful weekend at Miami
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The Michigan equestrian club
had a successful meet at Miami-
Ohio this weekend. Sporting a young
squad, the team showed itself to be a
force in the equestrian society by
having several of its players place,
or come in second.
The meet lasted the duration of
the weekend, with a total of four
shows in three days. Friday con-
sisted of two western shows, which
use a cowboy-like saddle, and Satur-
day and Sunday had one hunt-seat
0 show each. This is the more tradi-

their respective categories. Cori
Hardy tied for the high points of all
riders by winning two classes -
flats and over fences. Dawn Ot-
tavaere triumphed in the fences
competition Saturday.
Club President Julie Wanke was
pleased with the players' showing.
"We have a lot of new people we
haven't seen before," she said. "We
really came together, and we im-
proved over the weekend. We played
much better Sunday than Saturday."
The club's next meet will be

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