The Michigan Daily- Friday, October 11, 1991 - Page 13
Spikers trek to Lady Lions' lair
Michigan's Fiona Davidson (L) and Chris White attempt to block a shot during action last season. The
Wolverines travel to University Park to face Penn State this weekend.
Stickers take on to competition
y Chris Carr
aily Sports Writer
The Michigan field hockey team
faces its toughest competition of
the season tonight at Oosterbaan
Field House when the Wolverines
(1-2 in the Midwest Collegiate
Field Hockey Conference, 5-5 over-
all) square off with fourth-ranked
Iowa at 6:30 p.m. To make the week-
-end even more foreboding, the
W olverines will face arch-rival
Michigan State Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
With the departure of all-Amer-
icans Kristy Gleason and Kris Fillat
to train with U.S. National team,
the Hawkeyes (3-0, 9-0) lost about
70 percent of last season's scoring.
However, their offense has not
missed a beat with 43 goals on the
season. Iowa is led by sophomore
idfielder Heather Bryant, who
eads the conference in scoring, and
forward Lisa Sweeney, who ranks
"We don't match-up with them
player for player," Michigan assis-
tant coach 'Meri Dembrow said.
"We can't expect to completely
shut down their offense, but if we
by Tim Rardin
With midterms finally out of
the way, the Michigan women's soc-
cer team will return to action in
full force this weekend.
Despite the absence of several
starters, the Wolverines managed a
3-0 win over Bowling Green
Wednesday. The victory pushed the
squad's season record to 13-0-2.
The Wolverines were without
some of their regular starters
against the Falcons.
"We only brought 16 players be-
cause of midterms, so we just basi-
cally had fun with the game,"
sophomore stopper Carrie Taylor
Alicia Stewart struck first for
Michigan with an unassisted goal.
Denise Urkowitz added a goal to
make the score 2-0 at the halt.
The Wolverines' final tally came
*from Heather Marshall off an assist
from Lisa Bennett. Goalkeepers
Chrissy Rice and Anne Hollar com-
bined for the shutout.
play very aggressively on the ball,
we should cut down on giving them
time to set up their offense."
Michigan also hopes to get an
advantage from the close quarters of
Oosterbaan Field House.
"Being our only home weekend
of the season, we have a lot of activ-
ities planned," Dembrow said.
"We're hoping to pack the place be-
cause Iowa is not used to playing
under such close conditions"
by Jeff Williams
Daily Sports Writer
After a come-from-behind, five-
set victory over Michigan State
Wednesday, the Michigan volley-
ball team's week isn't going to get
any easier. The Wolverines (3-2 in
the Big Ten, 15-4 overall) travel to
University Park, Pa., to battle Penn
Tonight's match will be the first
conference meeting between the two
teams. The Wolverines are winless
in two previous meetings. The Lady
Lions (2-2, 11-2) enter the Big Ten
following an undefeated regular
season last year. Their only loss
came in the Mideast Regional Final
of the NCAA tournament.
"They've had a lot of success,
they were 44-1 last year," Wolver-
ine coach Peggy Bradley-Doppes
said. "It gives them a lot of confi-
dence. It makes them a lot more re-
laxed than our team, a very mature
However, some of that maturity
and experience is absent from this
year's team. Penn State lost three
all-Americans from last year's
squad to graduation and has had to
adjust its rotation accordingly.
"We're young and we have a lot
of inexperienced players playing
significant roles," Penn State coach
Russ Rose said. "We'll be better in
the future when we've gotten over
some of the inexperience."
Penn State, who finished last
season ranked sixth, was picked to
finish fourth in the Big Ten because
of its youth.
"I would be happy to finish that
high," Rose said. "I think we can
end up somewhere in that area."
The Wolverines will rely on an
aggressive attack led by sophomores
Michelle Horrigan and Fiona
Davidson. Horrigan's 24 kills
against Michigan State led the
Wolverines, while Davidson put 14
past the Spartan blockers.
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"We'll have to have a good of-
fense and maintain our aggressive
level of play to do well," Bradley-
Doppes said. "Penn State has a very
solid program. They're usually a
very big team, and they don't make a
lot of errors."
The steady play of Davidson and
Horrigan, along with the setting of
Tarnisha Thompson, has been a piv-
otal part of the Wolverines success
"We've been challenged a lot
lately in the Big Ten, and that helps
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with consistency," Bradley-Doppes
The Penn State offense centers
around outside hitter Kim Kumfer,
middle hitter Leanne Kling, and hit
ter Jenny Schuller. Kling leads the .:
Lady Lions with over 15 kills a
game. Schuller and Kumfer each av-
erage eight a game. Penn State has
relied heavily on the setting of
sophomore Salima Davidson. She i:
responsible for 560 of the Lady Li-
ons 591 assists this year.
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Michigan will face an upset-
minded Michigan State squad on
Sunday. The Spartans (0-3, 3-6), re-
turn 14 letter winners from last
season's squad, but have not played
up to pre-season expectations, In as-
sessing the game, Dembrow coined
the phrase of the week. "The records
don't matter," she said.
After 12 years on road,
water poio hosts meet
by David Kraft
Daily Sports Writer
If Michigan State were somehow
to get by Michigan tomorrow on
the gridiron, the victory would
break the Spartans' four-game los-
ing streak. However, while a poten-
tial halt to MSU's skid would gar-
ner more publicity, it would pale by
comparison to the streak the Michi-
gan water polo club will break this
When the Wolverines' men's
squad (2-1 in the Big Ten, 7-4 over-
all) takes the pool tonight against
Michigan State at Canham Natato-
rium, it will mark the first time in
12 years the team has hosted a home
With the exception of several
scrimmages, thecWolverines have
not competed at home since 1979
when the old Matt Mann Pool was
the venue for all aquatic competi-
The ending of the 12-year
drought will reach beyond the
Michigan State contest. Beginning
tonight and continuing through
Sunday, Michigan will compete in
the Wolverine Invitational, a seven-
team, 20-game event consisting of
Indiana, Michigan State, North-
western, Ohio State, Purdue, and
"We're thrilled to have a tour-
nament of this magnitude at our
home pool," Wolverine coach Scott
The Michigan women's squad
will also get a taste of the home
pool advantage, facing the Wildcats
tonight at 9 p.m. and tomorrow at 2
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Northwestern at 2
Both matches will
be played at
Also a Big Ten club team, the
Boilermakers currently hold a 4-2-1
season record. Purdue forward Katie
Steele sees a lot of improvement in
this year's squad.
"We only lost two players from
our team last year. We have a lot of
young players with a lot of talent,"
"Purdue should be pretty good,"
Wolverine coach Phil Joyaux noted.
"They always give us a good game."
Sunday will match Michigan
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