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

SPORTS

Football
vs. Indiana
Saturday, 12:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Michigan Stadium
Page 9

Wednesday, October 16, 1991

Undefeated

Wolverine women kickers improve to 15-0-2

V

by Tim Rardin
Daily Sports Writer
In most collegiate sports being
undefeated 17 games into the season
would elicit a high national, or at
least regional, ranking.
At 15-0-2, the Michigan wo-
men's soccer team has a lofty record,
but with the lack of an organization
to rank club sports, the squad can
only imagine its name in a poll.
The Sienna Heights women's soc-
cer team, which sports an unranked-
type 2-10 record came to Ann Arbor
looking to avenge its 4-0 loss to
Michigan earlier this season. The
Saints left with a 6-1 loss at the
hands, or rather the feet, of the
Wolverines.
Michigan dominated play in the
first half with five goals. Sopho-
more forward Lisa Ashton scored
the Wolverines' first goal with an
assist from frosh Kim Chenet.
Junior Molly Douma struck next
with an unassisted goal to make the
score 2-0.
Ashton tallied her hat trick by
adding two more scores. She re-

ceived assists from juniors Shannon
Loper and Jenny Steinhebel, respec-
tively.
"It was nice to see her get three
goals," Wolverine coach Phil Joy-
aux said of Ashton. "She has been in
a scoring slump lately. She's been
playing extremely well, but she's
been having trouble putting the ball
in the back of the net."
Senior Heather Marshall contin-
ued the first-half scoring barrage
with an unassisted goal.
Michigan and Sienna Heights
each scored in the second half.
Wolverine rookie Lynda Hart
assisted fellow first-year player
Katie Reuben for the Wolverines'
sixth and final goal.
Once again, Chrissy Rice and
Anne Hollar shared goalkeeping du-
ties for Michigan.
"Sienna Heights was a pretty
physical team," Steinhebel said.
"But after Ashton's third goal, I
think the game was pretty much
over."
In addition, as Joyaux also noted,

the Saints were far from healthy.
"It was a tough game from
Sienna Heights' perspective," he
said. "They came in with a lot of
injuries and they suffered a few
more during the game tonight."
Michigan's Lori Green said that
despite the easy victory, Sienna
Heights definitely utilized its ag-
gressive style of play.
"They are always a very physical
team," she commented. "Things
were no different tonight."
The Wolverines responded to the
Saints' style with a strong passing
game. Michigan's method of com-
bating Sienna Heights proved effec-
tive.
Ashton was pleased with the
team's performance as well as her
own.
"We played pretty well
tonight," said.Ashton, who now has
16 points for the season. "We defi-
nitely dominated with our passing.'"
Michigan's next test will be
against fellow Big Ten club team
Wisconsin Friday at Madison.

although the Sienna Heights soccer team is known for relying on its physical play, such as this slide tackle, for
victories, Michigan was able to turn aside the Saints' threat to remain undefeated.

* FULL COU RT-
PRESS
I'M' Midnight Madness
proves to be successful
bry Albert Lin
daily Basketball Writer
It didn't have Dick Vitale on his hands and knees scrubbing the Crisler
Arena floor, but Midnight Madness proved to be a success for the
Michigan athletic department.
SyThe evening began slowly, but an estimated 2,500 fans turned out by 11
p.m. to enjoy the festivities. And when the men's basketball team finally
took the floor, the arena rocked as loudly as a regular season game.
I'll admit that I was extremely skeptical about the success of the event
atfirst. When my football tickets arrived this summer, and I saw the ad for
Midnight Madness, I became very excited. For a long time Michigan has
needed an event to get fans off their behinds and making noise.
I imagined the possibilities ... Vitale talking up a storm, going on and
on about the incoming players: Get ready, baby! It's time to rock and roll!
et me tell you about the diaper dandies Steve Fisher has brought to Ann
*4rbor! It's gonna be an exciting team! Dipsy-doo-dunkeroo all year, baby!
,. football coach Gary Moeller and some of his players - after all,
Michigan still is a football school - welcoming the crowd and encourag-
ing their fans to support Wolverine basketball ... students winning chances
to go one-on-one with Chris Webber, Freddie Hunter, or their favorite
player ... the arena lights turned off during introductions with a single
spotlight shining on each athlete as he comes through the tunnel.
But when I heard the schedule of events, I was shocked. A "legends"
game with a bunch of nobodies? (Alright, I've heard of Phil Hubbard and
Paul Jokisch, but let's be real - legends?) Comedians? Karaoke?
They'd better be selling tickets only that night, otherwise no one will
?fime, I thought. Even Fisher didn't seem too concerned about the event in
particular. The coach wants to see a more involved student body, yet
Associate Athletic Director for Internal Affairs Bob DeCarolis was put in
charge of details for Midnight Madness.
Let's just say I wasn't planning on going except that I felt I should be
there. But after calling two other schools which have incredible turnouts
tot their versions of Midnight Madness - Kentucky and Kansas - I real-
zed Monday night's events weren't all that far off the mark.
"Big Blue Madness" started in Lexington, Ky., in 1983 with a crowd of
,500. Since then, a close-to-capacity crowd of around 10,000 fans has at-
nded every year. In 1986 and '87, fire marshals closed the doors because of
the overabundance of Wildcat supporters. This year's program includes an
pur of contests and games for the fans before the team takes the court.
Jill Godfrey, assistant marketing director in the Kansas athletic de-
artment, said the Jayhawks' philosophy with "Late Night with Roy
Williams ' is "to keep it real simple. We just try to create a pregame, bas-
Ieball-type atmosphere."
ka-But the Kansas players also do a few unusual things. The Jayhawks per-
form skits, lip-synch, and dance before they warm up.
The Michigan program was very similar to both these schools'.
Highlights included the slam dunk contest - won by frosh Jimmy King,
who opened with his "Michigan dunk," first performed at the McDonald's
CAll-America Game - and Hunter's victory in the three-point shooting
contest. The Wolverines even surprised the crowd with some scrimmaging.
By the end of the event, athletic department officials realized what they
needed to do to improve - simply shorten the evening. Assistant Athletic
Director for Public Relations Bruce Madej talked about reducing the pre-
practice festivities to two hours, which would mean starting at 10 p.m.
Obviously, the athletic department is doing what it can to increase en-
'thusiasm within the student body. Now it is up to the fans to turn out in
droves to support Michigan basketball. But despite the relatively small
turnout, the players were impressed by their first Midnight Madness.
"I expected a nice, quiet crowd, but I guess they were just waiting for us
to come out," frosh Juwan Howard said. "When I was signing autographs,
you could see the pride people had in the University. It was nice to see all
those people on our side."
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is now accepting applications

Men

'S

soccer looks

for return of offense

by Shawn DuFresne
Daily Sports Writer
Offensive production. This is
important in any sports competi-
tion. If the team does not produce, it
will have trouble getting into the
victory column.
The Michigan men's soccer club
has not been able to generate any of-
fense lately. Against Wooster last
week, the Wolverines had chances
but could not capitalize - losing,
2-1.
Today, the club hopes to get back
on the winning track when it
squares off against Macomb
Community College (MCC) at 4
p.m. on Mitchell Field.
To ignite their stagnant offense,
the Wolverines will depend heavily
on leading goal scorer Reza
Sadjadpour.
The Monarchs (7-2) lost to
Eastern Michigan last week, 2-1, and
are tied for first place in Region 12
of the National Junior College
Athletic Association. MCC's sea-
son is nearing completion, with two

conference opponents remaining, in-
cluding their first-place rival,
Schoolcraft.
"Our season so far has been very
successful. Our players have come.
together well," Macomb assistant
coach David Lakatos said. "We have.
a strong offense which is comple-
mented by a solid defense."
The Monarchs' offense is led by
high-scorer Charlie Zapata,
Midfielders Carl Territo and Justin
Nevarez will also be a threat to the
Wolverines.
In addition, Macomb goalkeepet,
Alan Weiskirch has performed ex
ceptionally, having been credited
with six shutouts this season.
Last season, Michigan defeated
Macomb, 2-1. The Wolverines hope
this year's result also comes out in
their favor.
"I think it's going to be a physi
cal, low scoring match," co-captain
Dick Hillary said. "Hopefully, the2
result of the game will be similar
to last year."

Freddie Hunter, Michigan's tireless rebounder, displayed his new-found
shooting touch by winning the three-point shooting contest during
Midnight Madness.
Rugby team learns from

tough loss
by Rich Mitvalskv

vs.

The Michigan men's rugby team
is counting on its continued compe-
tition against top-level teams to pay
off in the Big Ten Championships.
"This season's schedule is much
more difficult than in the past
years," team captain John Swis said.
"But this is great experience for the
Big Tens when our collegiates will
face players of their, own age and
ability."
Unfortunately for Michigan,
playing against seasoned competi-
tion teaches a tough lesson, bringing
a share of mistakes as well as advan-
tages. Saturday afternoon the
Wolverine collegiate squad (4-4
overall) lost a hard fought home
match, 18-10, to the Chicago Blaze,
one of six veteran club teams com-
peting in the Midwest.
"We began the game on the right
foot, but as the game progressed, we
didn't play to our potential," Swis
said. "We will take this game as a
learning experience."
Rules of the game stipulate that
the team scored upon immediately
kicks the ball back to the opposing

. veteran foe
offense, allowing another opportu-
nity to score.
"If the team is good, they can
score a lot of points (since they re-
gain possession after each score),"
Swis said. "The score was not a run-
up, and it was played down to the
wire."
Despite the loss, the Wolverines
had standout individual perfor-
mances.
"Brian Howard, a back, has taken
a leadership role and had been one of
our more consistent performers,"
Swis said.
Swis also cited Nick Scott, Mark
Spybrook, Ben Hanna, and the
"Hong Kong Connection," Achal
and Bimbal Kapoor as having strong
games.
"These two brothers are small,
but they get around the field like
beasts," Swis said. "Both are the
most aggressive players, and aren't
afraid to tackle bigger guys."
The Chicago Blaze represented
only one of several club squads the
Wolverines face this season; next
weekend Michigan faces another
club team in Milwaukee.

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