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Sports Monday Trivia
Who is the all-time
single-season assist leader in
Michigan hockey?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

Inside Sports Monday
'M' Sports Calendar 2
AP Top 25 Results 2
Griddes 2
Field Hockey 3
Volleyball 3
Q&A 3
Sheran My Thoughts 3
Football Coverage 4-5
Ice Hockey Coverage 6-7
Soccer 8
Cross Country 8

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The Michigan Daily - Snorts Monday

November 4. 1991

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*Michigan

boils

Purdue,

We've got the roses,
shoot for the title,
Save some money by making your plane reserva-
tions now. With Michigan's victory over Purdue
Saturday and Ohio State's loss to Iowa, the Wolver-
ines are going to the Rose Bowl. All Michigan has
to do is win any two of its next three games and its
fate to visit the Golden State is sealed.
But anything can happen in the Big Ten, you say.
The Northwestern team which visits Ann Arbor
next weekend has put together consecutive victo-
ries. A match for the Wolverines? Yeah, right.
Michigan has as much chance of losing two
games as Michigan State does of going to a bowl
game. Especially now that the Wolverines' defense
has finally caught up to the level at which the of-
fense has been playing.
So now that coach Gary
Theodore Moeller has for all practical
Cox purposes fulfilled his primary
goal of visiting Pasadena,
what's next?
Don't think he can afford to
have his players become com-
placent. Even he understands
S; the problems that raises.
"The key now this time of
year is do you want it or don't
you?" Moeller said. "Every-
j body gets tired of football and
Ted'sthat's why it gets to be upset
£ week."
By "it", does Moeller mean
a national championship?
"You always dream it will happen, but you
can't count on it," Moeller said. "We got our
chance against Florida State, and we blew it."
This is the one thing that bothers me about
Moeller - his attitude toward a national champi-
onship. Every time the subject is brought up, he
downplays the significance and talks about the Rose
Bowl.
The week before Florida State came to town,
* See ADVENTURE, Page5

42-0
Stewed
Colletto:
'We're not
very good'
by Jeff Sheran
Daily Football Writer
Purdue lost painfully to Mich-
igan, 42-0. But the players' most
painful experience Saturday was
listening to their coach, Jim
Colletto, lower the Boilermakers
even further.
Colletto ripped his offense more
than a shutout to the nation's No. 4
team could, scathing the unit that
totalled 188 yards.
"Offensively, I can't lie,"
Colletto said. "We're just not very
good. I get criticized constantly for
making honest judgments, but we're
not very good up front."
The Michigan defense made
Purdue's task even more difficult,
allowing 104 rushing yards, close to
its season average of 100. However,
the Wolverines' pass defense played
above its season average, yielding 84
yards in the air, well below its
standard of 261.
Michigan sacked Boilermaker
quarterbacks Eric Hunter and Matt
Pike three times, intercepting Pike
once in its first shutout of the sea-
son.
"I don't care who it is. When you
shut somebody out, it's a big thing,"
Michigan coach Gary Moeller said.
"The main thing was to win and im-
prove. The defense improved."
Like the defense, the Wolverine
offense also impressed, scoring
See SHUTOUT, Page 4

Michigan receiver Desmond Howard celebrates after scoring his second touchdown in Saturday'sK
42-0 triumph over Purdue. Howard, the leading Heisman Trophy candidate, scored his 18th and 19th touchdowns.

Women's soccer takes Big Ten title

by Tim Rardin
Daily Sports Writer
Coming into this weekend's Big
Ten Club Championships, the
Michigan women's soccer team was
definitely in the driver's seat to cap-
ture its first Big Ten title. And
with defending champion Min-
nesota stranded in Minneapolis
amidst 20 inches of snow, the
Wolverines moved into the fast
lane.
Following a first-game tie with
Illinois, Michigan cruised through
its next four games to win the tour-
nament and improve its season
record to 24-2-3. In the process, the

Wolverines also guaranteed them-
selves a place in this year's national
tournament Nov. 22-24 in Austin,
Texas.
Against the Illini, Michigan
jumped out to a 2-0 lead on a pair of
goals from Jenny Steinhebel, with
one coming off a direct kick. The
Wolverines appeared to be well on
their way to victory, but Illinois
capitalized on-some Michigan men-
tal lapses to tie the game with two
goals in the game's final three min-
utes.
"We just seemed to start coast-
ing toward the end of the game,"
Michigan coach Phil Joyaux said. "I

may have subbed too many players
too soon."
The Wolverines had little time
to recover from their disappointing
tie as they faced Indiana an hour
later. Michigan made quick work of
the Hoosiers, though, winning, 6-0.
Steinhebel scored first for the
Wolverines again, and Lisa Ashton
added a goal off an assist from
Leslie Martin. Molly Douma struck
for the third goal to end the first
half.
The second half saw goals from
Shannon Loper, Heather Marshall,
and Denise Urkowitz. Chrissy Rice
earned the shutout in the net.

Michigan's final contest Satur-
day also became a no-contest. The
Wolverines whipped Northwestern,
4-0.
Ashton tallied a score off an as-
sist from Steinhebel, who also
scored the next goal. Lynda Hart
and Ashton rounded out the scoring
attack, while goalkeeper Rice again
defended the shutout.
After Saturday's action, Michi-
gan and Illinois were tied in Group
A with 2-0-1 records, but the
Wolverines took first-place honors
because they had more total goals in
the tournament. As a result, Michi-
See CHAMPS, Page 8

Helber
by Ken Sugir
Daily HockeygiWriter n u

ry shows icer ther

At first glance, senior left wing
Mike Helber looks like no more
than the simple "hometown boy
makes good" story.
True, he did grow up in Ann
Arbor, he did attend Pioneer High
School, starring in both hockey and
baseball, and of course he did come
to Michigan, where he has come to
play a key role in the success of the
Wolverines. But Mike Helber is
more than the local success story.
In the fall of 1988, Helber
arrived on campus already a local
legend, a golden boy. In his senior
year, he led Ann Arbor Pioneer
High School to second place in the
state championship tournament.
In doing so, Helber amassed 65
goals and 53 assists in 28 games,
both then-national records for
accredited high schools. He was
recipient of the Ufer Award, given
to the outstanding Ann Arbor area
schnlar-athlete entering Michigan.

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more to life than hock

S is goals and 10 assists. He entered his
e I Ssophomore season intent on
improvement. It never
key mtrialized.
Ce YOn the third day of practice,
Helber dislocated his right
shoulder. After sitting out two
weeks of rest, Helber returned to
the ice, only to dislocate his
shoulder again.
"From that point on, it was a
downhill road," Helber said. At
the Great Lakes Invitational in
December, Helber hit bottom..
"I was sick from (the injuries),
because my body hadn t really
become accustomed to it, and I got
sick in the bathroom," Helber said.
"I never actually threw up, but my
teammates told me I looked green.
That was the first time I realized
my body wasn't going to be able to
handle it that year."
Helber decided to play with the
pain and postpone corrective
surgery. He made it through most
of the season, but after sustaining a

Wolverine David Oliver goes for the puck in Friday's victory over WMU.
Michigan icers say 'See ya'
Western in weekend sweep

by Josh Dubow
Daily Hockey Writer
KALAMAZOO - The Michi-
gan Athletic Department designated
Friday's hockey game between
Michigan and Western Michigan
'I'll see ya' night. Each fan in atten-
dance received an 'I'll see ya' paddle
to wave at the Western players as
they skated towards the penalty box
after committing an infraction.
The fans got a lot of practice as
referee Matt Shegos whistled 31
penalties in Michigan's 5-1 victory.
Not to be outdone by his counter-
part, Brent Rutherford called 34 in-
fractions in Saturday's 5-3 Wolver-
ine triumph in Kalamazoo.
For the weekend Michigan (2-1-1
in the Central Collegiate Hockey
Association, 2-1-1 overall) commit-
ted 28 penalties, while Western (2-
2, 2-2) was whistled for penalties
37 times.
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penalties, he vented his frustrations
at his team and not the referees.
"I was not happy with some of
the penalties we took," Berenson
said. "It was very difficult to get
into a flow and establish anything.
Our team is a team of momentum or
pace. If we can set a pace and play at
it, its going to be difficult for the
other team."-
While the Wolverines were able
to set that pace Friday, neither team
could gain the upper hand Saturday.
Western took two penalties in
the first 2:36 of the game, and the
Wolverines capitalized on the man
advantage. Denny Felsner battled
for the puck along the right boards,
and fed Chris Tamer breaking in
from the left point. Tamer fired a
wrist shot from the top-left circle
and beat Bronco goalie Craig Brown
to the glove side.
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