Page 8 -The Michigan Daily-Sports Monday- November 4, 1991
Wisconsin runners sweep Big Tens
Yates' strong performance spurs women to third-place finish
by Bruce Inosencio
Daily Sports Writer more Chris Szabo placed fourth for be able to take a little confidence very good times, and the Wolverines
Senior Carrie Yates picked up the the Wolverines and 23rd in the meet into the NCAA districts," Foster were eager to shower them with
slack for Michigan Saturday, help- with a time of 18:54. Yates rounded said. "Now we know who to look praise. "Wisconsin was simply un-
ing the women's cross country out Michigan's top five by tying for for, and there's an added incentive to beatable Saturday," Nortz said.
squad place third in the Big Ten 28th place in 19:03. beat certain people at districts." "They really came together and sur-
Championships at Purdue. Wiscon- Although Michigan was gearing Disappointment, however, is to prised us."
sin and Penn State claimed the top for a victory in Saturday's race, .the be expected. "It's always a disap- The gap between the Wolverines'
two spots. third place finish doesn't tarnish its pointment when you think you have first and fifth runners was only 41
Coach Sue Foster was ecstatic season. Instead, the defeat may prove the capabilities to win," senior cap- seconds, but, "Ideally, we would
about Yates' performance. to be helpful. tain Megan Nortz said. like to close the gap even more for
"She was probably the highlight "After the Big Ten meet we'll Wisconsin's team turned in some districts," Foster said.
of the meet for us," Foster said.
"She knew she had to run hard dur-
ing the race and she gave it her all."
"We talked all week long about
running our hearts out," Yates said.
"We wanted to make sure that when
we finished the race we had given it
all we could."
Due to the injury of redshirt
frosh Jessica Kluge, Yates' efforts
made a difference.
"Jessica's been fighting off an in-
jury," Yates said. "And when I
passed her early in the race I knew
I'd be our fifth person, so I had to
-dig down and hold my position as
well as I could."
Junior Amy Bucholz, who placed
first for the Wolverines and ninth
overall, also praised Yates, saying,
"Thanks to Carrie's great run we
were able to pack it in really well."
Bucholz, who finished in 18:22, was
just ahead of teammate Karen Har-
vey, a first-year runner who finished
11th overall in 18:32.
Another first-year runner, Kelly
Chard, placed third for Michigan
and 18th overall in 18:47. Sopho-
Men top MSU to
by Bruce Inosencio
Daily Sports Writer
Braving a chilly 28 degrees and
25 mph winds, the Michigan men's
cross country team placed second atI
Saturday's Big Ten Championships.1
However, the weather in West1
Lafayette wasn't the Wolverines'
biggest problem - Michigan's
toughest adversary proved to be the;
Wisconsin finished with 25c
points to take the conference title.
The Badgers were followed by
Michigan, with 61 points, and1
Michigan State, with 83 points.
"Wisconsin ran so well that it
probably wouldn't have mattered
how well we did," senior co-captain
Tony Carna said.
"It wasn't our type of race," se-i
nior co-captain Matt Smith said.
"We maybe should have gone out
harder to start off the race."
Carna agreed, "We probably
should have run harder in the middle
part of the race, but there's nothing
finish second behind Badgers
we can do now."
The Wolverines posted a strong
run as a team, running in a pack like
they have done all season. Senior
Dan Oden paced Michigan, placing
fifth overall with a 25:11. Close on
his heels was Carna, finishing sev-
enth in 25:13. Senior Matt Smith
took 11th in 25:21, sophomore
Shawn MacKay finished' 13th in
25:37, and senior Joe McKown
crossed the line in 25:54 to capture
the 25th spot.
Although the times were less
than spectacular due to the weather,
Michigan's runners were in the race
until the last 1,000 meters.
"Our top four were together and
we thought we had it, but that last
1,000 meters was pretty insane,"
Carna said. "I've never seen so many
people kicking to the finish line in
such a tight-knit group."
In a meet Michigan was hoping
to win, the Wolverines came up
short but do not want to dwell on a
"We may have put too much
pressure on ourselves to win Big
Tens, but we'll pull together and
run strong at the districts meet,"
Smith said. "Hopefully we can have
a repeat of next year; we lost to
Wisconsin at the Big Ten meet last
year but we rebounded to beat them
at the NCAA district meet."
"We ran pretty well even
though our team finish isn't what
we wanted," Carna said. "Nobody's
worried too much about not win-
ning. We've had a great season and
we can't let it take away the suc-
cesses we've had all year."
Rather than making excuses,
Michigan had nothing but praise for
"We underestimated Wiscon-
sin," Smith said. "They knew what
they were doing; they let us go out
and break the wind and they caught
up to us to take it away at the end.
to the conditions."
Michigan was plagued through-
out the game with yellow cards.
Hillary received one for showing
dissent to the linesman early in the
first half. Michigan midfielder Jim
Lacey also received a yellow card
when he took down Western mid-
fielder Steve Morrison, who lay
motionless on the field for some
Michigan midfielder Dave Rind-
fusz received the final yellow card
given to the Wolverines late in the
The frigid conditions froze pre-
cipitation on players' uniforms.
The Michigan women's soccer club v
this weekend in Minneapolis.
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gan faced the second-place team
from Group B, Purdue, in the first
semifinal game. Illinois played
Marquette, the team that replaced
the absent Minnesota, in the second
In their most recent meeting
with Purdue, the Wolverines won,
6-1. Yesterday, proved to be much
the same, as Michigan again had lit-
tle trouble in prevailing, 4-0. Ash-
ton tallied her second hat 'trick of
the season, and Loper scored the
fourth and final goal.
In the other semifinal game,
Illinois defeated Marquette, 1-0, to
advance to the final.
von the Big Ten Club Championship
Loper started things off for
Michigan in the final with her third
goal of the tournament. Douma
added the Wolverines' second goal
with an assist from Steinhebel, and*
Michigan headed into halftime with
a 2-0 lead.
The Wolverines continued to
dominate in the second half, but
were unable to score as several shots
hit the cross-bar. Illinois provided a
scare with a goal late in the game,
and it looked as if the Illini might
pull off some more last-minute
How ever, Michigan shut Illinois
down the rest of the way to win the
"We've waited a long time for
this," Marshall said. "It feels re-
ally great to finally wmn it.
men's soccer club fought harsh ele-
ments during its match with West-
ern Michigan yesterday. The wind-
chill factor was ten degrees below
zero, and a blanket of snow and ice
on the field caused sloppy perfor-
mances by both teams.
The Broncos endured the in-
clement weather, prevailing over
the Wolverines, 3-2, as Michigan ac-
cidentally scored twice in its own
"Defensive errors cost us the
game," Michigan midfielder Frank
The Broncos jumped out to a 1-0
lead when forward Dan Edwards re-
ceived a corner kick from Kevin
Bird, and headed the ball past
Michigan goalkeeper Piercarlo Ro-
Michigan tied the game when
Bronco goalkeeper Matt Borkowski
misjudged a lofty kick by Wolver-
ine forward Jaan Douma and
watched the ball land harmlessly in
Nine minutes later, Michigan
forward Sam Stewart scored when
he kicked in a rebound that
Borkowski could not handle, and
gave the Wolverines a 2-1 lead.
Western tied the game courtesy
ckers in the
of Wolverine sweeper Brian Rose-
warne, who deflected the ball into
his own net after Karabetsos at-
tempted to clear the ball from the
At halftime, Michigan coach
Aaron Smith told his team to pass
the ball quicker and keep it down
because of the windy conditions.
In the second half, when Rose-
warne tried to clear the ball from a
Western cornerkick, he accidentally
headed the ball directly into his
own net. The mistake gave the Bron-
cos a 3-2 victory.
"Western dominated the second
half," said Michigan co-captain Dick
Hillary. "Its players adapted better
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