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October 08, 1993 - Image 9

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Blue-White Game
Tonight, 7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena


vs. Northwestern
Tonight, 7 p.m.
Cliff Keen Arena

Blue set for showdown with Spartans



Wolverine Todd Collins threw for less than
200 yards for the first time in his career
last week, due to Michigan's conservative
gameplan against iowa. Still, he has 971
yards passing already. Like Collins,
Spartan Jim Miller entered the year looking
to establish himself. He has looked brilliant
at times - leading State down the field for
the flrst score at Notre Dame -and
mediocre at others.
Two words: Tyrone Wheatley. The junior is
second in the Big Ten in rushing with 547
yards (136.8/game), and has alread
scored eight touchdowns. Ricky Powers
emerged as a powerful No. 2 runner last
week. Speaking of two, the Spartan duo of
senior Craig Thomas and sophomore
Dane Gooume hav combndfo 8
all eight of their ground touchdowns.
The sophomore tandem of Mercury Hayes
and Amani Toomer tops the Michigan
receiving list with five touchdowns between
them. Senior Derrick Alexander, who
"hates green," returned to the Wolverines
with style last week. Sophomore Mill "The
Thrill" Coleman provides Miller with his
main, and often only, target. The speedster
averages over 12 catches per game.
This may be the Spartans' greatest
strength. Four starters and six
letterwinners return, and when they are on,
It's no wonder Thomas and Gilbourne put
up good numbers. Left tackle Shane
Hnnah weigs in a anipessv 321
matches that with an imposing 316. They
wHi callenge th stmina of Michigan's
Michigan tackle Buster Stanley was named
Bi TenDefensive Playe of the Week He
tomorrow's contest. The Perles-patented
Stunt 4-3 often features eight or nine men
up front. Two starters from last year's
team - left end Juan Hammonds and left
tackle Aaron Jackson - will be among
them. However, except for senior right end
Converted tackle Gannon Dudlar has found
a home at outside linebacker for Michigan,
ndfreshman Trevor Pryce is playing upto
St il the Woverines wil mis seniors Steve
Morrison (foot) and Matt Dyson (calf).
Graduated AII-Big Ten inside linebacker Ty
Hallock's replacements aren't that strong,
but OLB's Rob Fredrickson and junior Matt
Christensen are for the Spartans.
SStrong safety Shonte Peoples, free safety
Chuck Winters, cornerbacks Alfie Burch
and Ty Law lead the 'M' hit parade. Miller
shouldn't be able to put up the numbers he
did against Kansas. Senior corner back
Myron Bell, junior cornerback Stan
Callender, junior strong safety Damian
Manson and senior free safety Steve
Waslyk give the Spartans a wealth of
experience at this position.
Wheatley is always a threat to return a kick
the distance, and Alexander did just that in
last year's contest against the Spartans in
Ann Arbor. Placekicker Pete Elezovic is
improving. Coleman returns both punts and
kickoffs. Senior placekicker Bill
Stoyanovich is one of the top kickers in
the conference; he's perfect on PAT's, but
only has three field goals so far this year.
Wheatley gives Michigan the edge here.
Gary Moetler didn't get off to a great start
against Michigan State
with that infamous 2&-27 loss in Ann Arbor
in 1990, but he's done quite well since,
winning big the last two years. He has also
won the Big Ten every year of his tenure.
When "Big George" Perles was in his
prime, his teams were formidable, with
relentless defenses. But Perles just isn't in
his prime anymore. __

Continued from pag
We usually have a pretty good one-
two punch at tailback, and this year is
no exception," Michigan State coach
George Perles said.
Furthermore, while the Wolverines
are 12-point favorites, they have yet to
play a solid game on both sides of the

ball. Last week in its Big Ten opener
against Iowa, the defense, inspiredby a
players-only meeting, limited the
Hawkeyes to one touchdown in the 24-
7 win. The offense, though, squan-
dered a number of scoring opportuni-
ties and were rescued by a three-touch-
down day by Tyrone Wheatley. ,
"If I know our defense could play
the way they did against Iowa every
week," coach Gary Moeller said, "then
(the offensive inconsistency) wouldnot

be such aconcern. Butyou neverknow
from week to week."
This may be the determining factor
of the contest. If the Wolverines play to
their capability, the game may follow
the same over-by-halftime pattern of
the past two games. If the Michigan
defense is not up to last week's level of
play, Maize and Blue hopes will be
pinned on the young offense.
"We're a little slow, we're a little
lagging behind and we still have alotof

little things that we have to make up
and patch up," Wheatley said.
Michigan State has also had aweek
off to prepare for the Wolverines, just
like Iowa did and Penn State, next
week's opponent, will. It has been a
sore point for Moeller and his team.
"I think it can be an advantage
because they've seen a lot of our film,"
Michigan quarterback Todd Collins
said. "They're probably getting a good
feel of what we like to do."

Field hocke squeaks
by Mihia Sae,31....

"It's a game of inches." While said
about all sports, that aphorism was
definitely true for the Michigan field
hockey team last night.
Two inches, the width of a stick, to
be exact.
With just over ten minutes left in
the game and the score 2-1 in favor of
the Wolverines, Michigan State was
given a penalty corner shot. The shot
deflected off of a Michigan player in
front and headed toward the goal only
to be stopped by the stick of defender
Keely Libby.
"I just really focused to make sure
that I got my stick on it," Libby said
when asked about the big save.
From that point on Michigan domi-
nated the game. The players put the
clamps on the Spartan offense and
added an insurance goal to win the
aSerne Smith led the Wolverines

offensively scoring the team's first two
Both goals were on almost identi-
cal plays off of penalty corner shots,
one from the right side of the field, the
other from the left. Kalli Hose and
Libby assisted on both goals.
Forward Stephanie Hart scored
Michigan State's lone goal on a pen-
alty shot just in front of Michigan
goaltender Rachael Geisthart.
Kalli Hose put the game away with
25 seconds left by scoring on yet an-
other penalty shot. This time Aaleya
Koreishi assisted.
"It was really important to score on
our corners since we didn't do it last
weekend,"Michigan coach Patti Smith
said. "We started out slow but still
managed a win, and that's what's im-
"We're a young team and we're
learning," Spartan coach Michele Madi-
son said.

Aaleya Koreishi and Kalli Hose celebrate after Michigan's second goal.

Icers to face off in annual Blue-White scrimmage

If you looked on Brian Wiseman's
calendar, tonight's Blue-White
intrasquad hockey game probably
would not be circled.
That's not to say Wiseman, or for
that matter any of his Michigan team-
mates, aren't looking forward to the
Wolverines' first chance to play fo the
black marker might be reserved for the
likes of Lake Superior State, Michigan
State or Miami of Ohio.
But for a certain group of Wolver-
ines, tonight's Blue-White game rep-
resents much more than an irasquad
scrimmage. Michigan's bubble play-
ers know that the game could mean the
difference between donning the Maize
and Blue sweater in the regular-season
opener at Alaska-Fairbanks (Oct. 15)
and listening to the game on WTKA.
"It can only helpaplayer who plays
well in this game," Michigan coach
Red Berenson said."'Ihere's somecom-
petition for spots on the team. We
haven't even decided who we are tak-
ing to the Alaska-Fairbanks game."
It's a pretty safe bet that Wiseman
and Blue-White game linemates David
Oliver and Ryan Sittler will travel to

The Land of the Midnight Sun for the
"Wiseman and Oliver have played
a lot together. I think Sittler can fit on
that line," Berenson said.
Besides the Oliver-Wiseman-Sittler
line, Berenson will examine the fire-
power ofahostof lines tonight.Among
the slated offensive lines are Mike
Stone-Brenda Morrison-ik
ren Luhning and John Madden-Kevin
Hilton-Jason Botterill.,
"We'll experiment," Berenson said.
"We'll try to keep the lines together
unless we have some injuries. We have
a feel for some of the players that can
play together."
Throughout the preseason, much
attention has been paid to the Wolver-
ines' defensive departures. Many ques-
tions have been raised about the
blueliners' ability to protect the Michi-
gan net and goaltender Steve Shields.
Michigan will skatedefensivepair
that include four veterans - Tim
Hogan, Alan Sinclair, Steve Halkoand
Mark Sakala-along with aquartetof
And for those four rookie defenders
-PeterBourke, ChrisFrescoln, Harold
Schock and Blake Sloan - and their
classmates, the Blue-White game defi-

nitely represents something more than
just a scriimmage.,
"I'm looking forward to it,"

Morrison said. "I don't know how big
the crowd will be but I hope they're

SpiKers looK to rockK een

It's time to "Rock the House" again.
Tomorrow, the Michigan volley-
ball team and the athletic department
will host its second annual "Rock the
House" game in an effort to gain more
student support. The contest will fea-
ture Michigan against Wisconsin. How-
ever, before they can look towards the
Badgers, the Wolverines must focus on
today's home match against North-
"Northwestern is a much improved
team over last year," Michigan coach
Greg Giovanazzi said. "They have a
team thatdidn' tgraduate alotof people.
They're playing a lot better volleyball.
They're a well-coached team."
Northwesternhas been focusing on
its new defensive scheme that was in-

stalled last year, according to coach
"We installed anew defensive align-
ment," Angle said. "I think the players
saw they became a better defensive
team ... because they were reacting
better to the ball."
Last year's "Rock the House" was
very successful, and Giovanazzi said
he hopes the same can be said for this
year's version.
"I think 'Rock the House' means a
lot to the program," Giovanazzi said.
"This was the match that last yearturned
our attendance around. We're so even
with Wisconsin that having a good,
home-courtenvironmentcan really help
us pull off a win against that team.
"Wisconsin plays a high-level de-
fensive game. I think the match will be
very competitive."~

[Sunday Dinner Special I

announces a
CatholiC and ACademiC
A Contradiction in Terms?
by Professor James Turner
History Department, University of Michigan
Wednesday, October 13, 7:00 p.m.
at he Newmian Cente
331 Thompson Street
The first in a series of presentations on faith and thought and the
interplay between a Catholic religious commitment and the profession
of teacher and intellectual.
Open to allIenterested students, facuhly and others.

All Yo Ca Eat
Spaghetti Dine
(Vegetarian or with

Anyone who has heard the Wolverines
speak this week knows their determination
to win tomorrow. And why not? The winner
of this game not only takes home the
glorious Paul Bunyan trophy, but grabs the
inside track to Pasadena. This year, the
last part is a bit trickier, with Penn State
and Ohio State off and running, but this
one is big, nonetheless.




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