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Men's Soccer
at Schoolcraft
Today, 5 p.m.
Livonia, Mich.

S

Field Hockey
vs. Iowa
Friday, 4 p.m.
State College

The Michigan Daily Wednesday, September 9, 1993 Page 9

'M' soccer
to take on
unbeaten
Schoolcraft
By DARREN EVERSON
FOR THE DAILY
The University of Michigan.
SchoolcraftCollege. Simply mention-
ing the names of the two schools con-
jures up images of a community col-
lege that enrolls about 10,000 stu-
dents playing a Big Ten school enroll-
ing three times that amount.
Nevertheless, the Michigan men's
soccer team (5-1-3 overall) will be
anything but a big favorite today at
5 p.m. when it takes the field against
unbeaten Schoolcraft in Livonia.
Throughout the season, the Wol-
verine defense has been the team's
strongest suit, and that's what team
member Chris Brunner said will give
Michigan a chance to upend the Oce-
lots on their home field.
"The key for us this season has
been a real strong defense and transi-
tion through the midfield," Brunner
said. "If our defense stays strong and
our midfield dominates the middle
third of the field, we should be able to
make a really good showing."
The Wolverines hopes lie in the
hands of senior forward Guy Metzger,
the captain of the team, and sweeper
Brian Rosewarne, who Brunner said
is "the fixture of the defense."
'This ought to be a good
test for us because
we've been playing well
this season and this is
really going to show us
* what kind of heart we
have.'
- Chris Brunner
Michigan soccer player

FOOTBALL NOTEBOOK:

Mo: 'M' no longer
favorite in Big Ten

By KEN SUGIURA
DAILY FOOTBALL WRITER
Michigan, just about everyone's
preseason favorite to win its sixth
consecutive Big Ten title, have had
the title "sure thing" replaced with
"could be."
On his weekly teleconference yes-
terday, Michigan coach Gary Moeller
admitted that the race for Pasadena is
more wide open than people origi-
nally thought. He said that before the
season started, he agreed with the
conventional pro-Michigan wisdom.
However, Michigan's lackluster
nonconference play - including an
upset loss to Notre Dame and a luke-
warm victory over Houston last Sat-
urday - in addition to impressive
efforts out of the gate by Penn State
and Ohio S tate has changed his think-
ing.
"I don't feel that there is a favor-
ite," he said. "We always feel we can
compete with anyone. But the compe-
tition (in the Big Ten) is the toughest
since I've been here. We've got our
work cut out for us."
Seventh-ranked Ohio State is 3-0
and has won its games by an average
of 23.6 points. The Buckeyes host up-
and-coming Northwestern this week-
end, while ninth-ranked Penn State
keeps up its East Coast ties by visiting
Maryland.
The Nittany Lions have gotten the
jump on the Big Ten with conference
wins over Iowa and Minnesota.
"Ohio State and Penn State, those

two teams looked very strong,"
Moeller said, "but it is a long way to
November."
Moeller also had a kind word for
No. 22 Wisconsin, stating Barry
Alvarez's Badgers "are gonna be a
factor."
The Badgers, idle this week, have
set the Land of Cheese on fire in a way
not seen since National Fondue: Week.
Wisconsin is 4-0 overall and owns a 1-
0 record in conference.
RICE, MOSS EARN KUDOS: In
their games last Saturday, Wisconsin's
BrentMoss and Illinois' Simeon Rice
earned Big Ten Players of the Week
honors. In the Badgers' 27-15 at Indi-
ana, Moss ran for a career-high 198
yards and one touchdown. Moss edged
out Michigan tailback Tyrone
Wheatley, who rushed for 171 yards
and three touchdowns vs. Houston.
Rice, whose Illini lost to Oregon,
13-7, racked up nine total tackles,
eight of them solo efforts. Among his
five tackles for losses - a tying the
school record - were three sacks.
Player of the Week honors con-
tinue to elude Ann Arbor. No Wolver-
ine has been named so far this season.
REGARDING WHEATLEY:
Wheatley's candidacy for the Heisman
Trophy has officially been recognized
by the crack staff at the Michigan
sports information office.
In his weekly football press re-
lease, football p.r. director Jim
Schneider dedicated a page to tailback
Wheatley, entitled "Wheatley Watch."

EVAN PETRIE/Daily
"Touchdown" Tim Biakabutuka, wearing a most-famed jersey number, charges toward the endzone in the fourth quarter of the
Wolverines' 42-21 victory over Houston Saturday. After three attempts, he finally made it.
Blue field hockey anticipates success

I

Meanwhile, Coach Dimitriou's
Ocelots are coming off of a 3-1 vic-
tory over Cuyahoga Community Col-
lege, and are 9-0-1 on the season. In
addition, they have usually played U-
M tough, with last year's game ending
in a 1-1 tie.
"It's always a very competitive
match, Michigan and us," said
Dimitriou, who coached at University
of Michigan-Dearborn prior to taking
the helm at Schoolcraft. "Last year,
both teams were equal to the task and
had chances to win but didn't capital-
ize."
Both sides stress the importance of
this game.
"They (the Wolverines) certainly
don't want to fall to a community
college," Dimitriou said, "while we
would love to have a victory over a
school the size of U-M."
"It's generally a pretty even
match," Brunner said. "This ought to
be a good test for us because we've
*been playing well this season and this
is really going to show us what kind of
heart wehave. It's a game where we've
traditionally been evenly matched and
the team that plays harder wins."
VOLLEYBALL
Continued from page 1
If found guilty of hazing, student
organizations can face banishment
from the University community,
Harrison said. Students who are in-
volved with hazing can be expelled
from the University.
Although the statement does not
say whether athletic teams fall within
itsjurisdiction, Vice President for Stu-
dent Affairs Maureen Hartford indi-
cated that the statement would cover
the teams.
"It would certainly apply to the
athletic department," Hartford said.
Women's gymnastics coach Bev
Plocki said the volleyball team prob-
ably did not realize the severity of
their actions.
"I'm sure they did not know or
realize it would be such a big issue,"
she said.
,.. Men's gymnastics coach Bob

By BRENT McINTOSH
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
When it comes to field hockey, the
title "Big Ten" is a double misnomer.
First, there are only six schools that
field varsity teams.
Second, and more importantly, the
word "big" doesn't come close to de-
scribing just how powerful Big Ten
field hockey really is.
We're talking really powerful. Like
Niagara Falls. Like the Sun. Like four
teams in the nation's top 15.
The good news for the Wolverines
is that they're one of those four. The
downside is that the 14th spot in the
AP poll places Michigan behind No.1
Penn State, No. 4 Northwestern, and
No. 5 Iowa.
But the news that the conference is
strong this year -"the toughest con-
ference in the country," according to.
coach Patti Smith - has not kept the
Wolverines from setting goals of win-
ning the Big Ten title and advancing
to the NCAA tournament.
After finishing September 5-0,
Michigan is headed toward its goals.
Smith attributed the surge to the
team's newfound determination to out
prepare its opponents.
"I've never seen a team so dedi-
cated to being in shape, to doing what
it takes to be Big Ten champs," Smith
said. "They're really hungry for it."
Senior Kalli Hose also put deter-
mination at the head of this year's
priority list.
"We all came back with the same
goal in mind - to win the Big Ten,"
the Wolverines' top returning scorer
said. "This is the year that we have a

chance if we're more dedicated."
With six seniors returning, includ-
ing three of last year's top five scor-
ers, the Wolverines have few weak-
nesses..
The corps of forwards features
Hose and co-captain Shay Perry;
sophomores Aaleya Koreishi, Gia
Biagi and Jennifer Lupinski; and
rookie Michelle Smulders.
The midfielders and defenders,
though, comprise the backbone of the
team. With seniors JenDiMascio, Lelli
Hose, and co-captain Keely Libby in
the lineup, along with a strong group
of younger players, opponents should
find scoring difficult.
"Ourdefensive unit is really tight,"
Smith said. "They all come together
well."
A new addition to that unit is Bree
Derr, who has played all five games of
her first season.
"We needed someone who could
step in and play, and Bree's done that
for us," Smith said.
And Derr'sreaction to starting as a
freshman on a nationally-ranked team
stocked with upperclassmen?
"I feel like there's a lot of pressure
on me to play at the top level, but I
think I'm up to it," the Warwick, Penn.,
native said.
The number of solid players on the
field at any time for Michigan should
be enough to give it an advantage over
most teams, even if the Wolverines do
lack a standout player.
"On any given day, Lupinski might
score, Keely might score, anyone
might score. (The opponents) don't
know who to mark," Smith said.

The te i's goalkeeping duo,
sophomore R ac hac (eisthardt and
senior Nicole loover, hav both, in
Smith's opi7ion, shown competence.
"We'll give everyone a run for
their money. We'll surprise them,"
sweeper Lelli Hose said.

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