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Men's Soccer
vs. Ferris State
Today, 6:30 p.m.
Mitchell Field


Women's Soccer
at Schoolcraft
Tomorrow, 3 p.m.

'M' hockey hits the pond
Depleted defensive corps readies for stern task

I~~1:7 ~ .. ~ ~ ~DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
Thee is asign inthe Michigan
S~....hockey team's locker room that says
:.~>27"Champions are made in practice."
.Yesterday, the Wolverines started
S.~ ...working on becoming champions.
9 .~ ~ . ~ .. :.~.< Coach RedBerensonconductedtbe
ta's first practice yesterday at Yost
:'..:.'~ ..~.......Ice Arena.
"We think it's good to get on the
.................................. ce," Berenson said. "We don't have a
lot of time to get ready."
Michigan willhaveonly threeprac-
tices before its annualBlue-White game
...................................Friday at 7:00 p.m. The Wolverines'
*. first regular season contest will take
.~ place Oct.15 at Alaska-Fairbanks.
Berenson said he is looking to fill
~ . ...Michigan's most obvious void - de-
~ ~ fense.The Wolverines lostdefensemen
Tamer to graduation, and Aaron Ward
to the NHL.
DOUGLAS KANTER/Dail "The defensemen are under alot of
Rick Willis and his teammates began preparation for the 1993-94 hockey season yesterday at their first practice. pressure,"Berensonsaid."Ithinkteams
will be able to exploit us more than last

year. But if they think we're weak, that
might help us."
Senior goalie Steve Shields said he
feels the defensemen will pull through.
"I'm really pleased with the way
our defensemen are playing," Shields
said. "There will be some nights we
need me alot, and there will be some
nights we won't needme as much. We
don't have the firepower and stability
we did last year. but we expect it to
come. It will take some time because
we have so many freshmen."
Berenson said he was pleased with
the way the Wolverines played.
"I like the spirit, Ilike the energy on
this team," Berenson said. "I think
there's good leadership. Chemistry
doesn't just happen, but it will come."
"The difference between this year
and last year is we'll be more emo-
tional this year," Shields said. "We're
not going to hide the fact that we lost
our four most experienceddefensemen,
but we're still a good team."
Yesterday's practice was indica-
tive of that emotion. Seniors Brian

Wiseman and David Oliver fired up the
team during the entire session, leading
both vocally and by example.
"Wiseman and Oliver have to pla
well for us," Berenson said. "We need
the upperclassmen to help the fresh-
men, but the freshmen look good."
'I like the spirit, I like
the energy on this
team... Chemistry
doesn't just happen,
but It will COme.'
Michigan hockey coach
Before practice, a dozen waik-ons
tried out for the team. Berenson indi-
cated he would keep four or five, at
least through the Blue-White game.
"We'll need the guys to round out
the roster for the Blue-White game,"
Berenson said. "Obviously, we can't
keep ten or twelve of them."

Moelier, Blue defense
discuss Iowa, MSU

43Men's golf turs in soli
performance in Kentucky

The men's golf team returned Sun-
4ay from what was a successful and
solid performance at the ColonialClas-
sic in Eastern Kentucky.
SMichigan met its goal of a top-five
team finish by placing fourth in the 14-
~team field with a score of 903 strokes.
The Wolverines' fourth-place fin-
ish was outdone only by Eastern Ken-
tucky (890 strokes), Wright State (891)
and Louisville (898).
"We playedrather well," coach Jim
,Carass said. "We're getting where I
want us tobe."
h.While the field was not particularly
tough, the tournament served the pur-
pose of balancing out the varsity lineup
for Michigan's spring season.
S"There were many bright spots and
although the field was notas strong, the

bottom-line is that you've got to score
pons" Carass said.
While the team's results were im-
pressive, the individual performances
were just as good. The Wolverines
placed all five of their scorers in the top
40 of the 75-player field.
The team was led by freshman Kyle
Dobbs, who placed 15th with a three-
round total of 226.
"Dobbs has just been a delight for
us this season," Carass said.
Sophomore Chris Brockway and
juniorBiliLyletiedforl7thwith scores
of 227. JuniorMike Hill, who finished
29th with 231 strokes, and sophomore
Adam Anderson (40th place, 232
strokes) also played well.
This weekend, Michigan will be
hosting the Northern Intercollegiate
tournament, which Carass described as
the strongest tourney of the season.

Week after week, Michigan coach
GaryMoellergoes tohis Monday morn-
ing press conference to talk about the
past game. Usually none of his players
accompany him, and the upcoming
opponent is barely discussed.
With the Michigan State game just
five days away, that all changed. A
parade of players prefaced Moeller's
comments. They could not say enough
about the Michigan State game, past
and present. Although Moeller did talk
about the Iowa game to start, he
launched into the Spartans before the
beef barley soup could get cold.
In spite of the deluge of questions
and answers about the Spartan rivalry,
Moeller's vision ranged further than
his players'. He recognized Michigan's
concerns were of utmost importance
- beating Michigan State will take
care of itself.
"This is the game that we want to
win," Moeller said. "But at the same
time we want to stay focused on Michi-
gan football and see what direction it is
going. If you startworrying about your
opponents too much, then your tech-
niques fall apart."
A rare Buster Stanley frown re-

turned to the familiar smile when talk-
ing about his defense and the much-
ballyhooed defensive meeting.
"We weren't playing up to poten-
tial," Stanley said. "That's why we had
a meeting. We took care of it."
Stanley's play earned him Big Ten
Defensive Player of the Week honors.
He recorded 10 tackles, including two
sacks, and also caused and recovered a
fumble inthegame.
Despite most of Sunday's conver-
sation revolving around the defensive
improvement, the secondary gave up
248 yards to Iowa quarterback Paul
While cornerback Alfie Burch ad-
mitted there were still some blown
coverages, he was pleased with the
new intensity allowed by simplifying
the coverages.
"Our coaches simplified the defen-
sive schemes so we could think less,
and be more aggressive. I think we
have one of the most complex defen-
sive schemes in the country -we have
so many checks and disguises," Butch
said. "We may notinterceptorbreakup
every pass but a receiver knows when
he comes down he's going to end up
legless or headless."

Buster Stanley (60) and Jarrett Irons combined for 24 tackles against Iowa.

Department of ReCreational

)Men 's soccer faces Ferris St.

Most coaches will say that one of
the cardinal sins in sports is for ateam
'to overlook its opponent.
.But, according to Michigan men's
soccercoach SteveBurns, it's notwrong
~to expect to kick the living daylights
'ut of your foe once in a while, as long
as you are not looking past them.
And that's just the attitude the
Wolverines take into today's match
with FerrisStateatMitchell Field. Burns
not only books at Michigan as the fa-
vorite, but also intends to fully domi-
year's 8-1 rout.
"They just don't have the same
caliber of talent that we can bring in at
Michigan," Burns said. "They are a
~smaller school that just doesn't get the
"We are going to come out and
totally outclass these guys. We are go-
mng to score a lot of goals, hopefully
:keep a shutout, and I really don't want
Feiris State to ever come back to Ann
Arbor. Iwant them running away with
their tails tucked between their legs."
Given that the Wolverines are at a
d4ifferent talent level than the Bulldogs,
second-line players a chance to corn-
"Thisis agame that wasputon the
schedule for exactly that reason; that is
to give the players who have been
busting their asses in practice for the
last five weeks to get out there and play

both freshmen, will share the
goaltending duties in the game in place
of senior Piercarlo Romano.
"It's going tobe an interesting story
because they are going to be at school
here for the next four years," Burns
said. "And they are both fully commit-
ted soccer players and they are going to
be battling it out for the starting posi-
tion, probably each game."

Dean of Admissions for the U of M Law School
Tonight 6-7pm
Hutchins Hall Rm. 218 (in Law School)
open to all UGLC members
for additional info. stop by Rm. 4121 Union or call 994-7008

(Limited # of teams)
Entries Taken: M 10/4 - Th 10/7
11:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IMSB Main Office
Tourney Dates: Fri - Sun 10/8 - 10/10
For Additional Information Contact IMSB 763-3562

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