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6 6- The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 18, 1993
Stickers drop two conference contests
Shutout at hands of Hawkeyes follows heartbreaking loss to Ohio State

By DAVE SCHWARTZ
DAILY SPORTS WRITER-
As the fall foliage nears its peak,
the Michigan field hockey team ap-
pears to have shed most of its leaves
in October. The Wolverines have lost
four out of five Big Ten games this
month.
Michigan (1-4 Big Ten, 8-4 over-
all) fell to Ohio State, 2-1, Friday, and
Iowa, 3-0, SundayatOosterbann Field
House. Friday's game was a bitter pill
for Michigan to swallow.
Ohio State (2-3, 7-8) scored first,
with 14:47 left in the first half, on a
goal by Dawn Pederson. Both teams
then traded opportunities until 3:23
left in the second half.
Michigan was awarded a penalty
stroke after the ball got lodged be-
tween Buckeye goalkeeper Stefanie
Eyerkaufer's leg pads. The Wolver-
ines were able to cash in as senior
forward Kalli Hose fired a shot past
the goalkeeper to tie the game at one.

The game then went to overtime.
With 4:18 remaining Ohio State got a
penalty corner after Pederson was
tripped on a breakaway. Emelie
Leewens scored to give the Buckeyes
a 2-1 victory.
As expected, the Wolverines were
disappointed to lose a game they
played hard enough to win.
"Our team played well andwehad
many chances," sophomore
midfielderSherene Smith said."Their
first goal was the first time my mark
had scored all year."
"We definitely wanted to over- .
play the right side of the field and we
had good success on the right," Michi-
gan coach Patti Smith said. "We took
some good shots, but we just didn't
put the ball in the net."
Sunday saw third-ranked Iowa (3-
2, 11-3) run its overall record to 25-0
against Michigan with a convincing
victory.
Iowa is strong both defensively

and offensively, and is led by the
nation's top scorer Kristy Gleason.
She averages 4.08 points per game.
The Hawkeyes controlled the ball
for most of the first half, gaining
five penalty corners. Their only goal
came from midfielder Heather
Bryant with 19:57 left. Aside from
three penalty corners, Michigan was
unable to mount many offensive
charges.
The second half started with a
tremendous charge from the Wolver-
ines, who were looking to be more
offensive-minded.
"Our goal at halftime was to take
it to them the first two minutes and try
to get a. shot," Michigan assistant
coach Meri Dembrow said. "We did
that, but we just didn't score."
For the most part Michigan was
able to contain Gleason, but she did
finally score on a penalty comer with
25:40 to go.
"My main goal is to keep her from

scoring off the field. For the most part
I did that," Kalli Hose said. "I was
trying to be more offensive and to
have her worry about me."
If that goal didn't break the Wol-
verines' back, a score by Ann Pare
four minutes later certainly did, mak-
ing the final score 3-0.
"We played well defensively. We
had five corners and we need to score
on those corners," Smith said. "In
tough games like this, you're only
gonna get a few corners and you need
to execute."
According to Iowa coach Beth
Beglin, her team knew it wouldn't be
easy inside Oosterbaan. They even
altered their practices to get ready.
"We knew Michigan would be
geared up for this game and we usu-
ally have trouble when we come into
this facility," she said.
"In preparation for this game we prac-
ticed all week indoors, to get used to a
different field with different lighting."

ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/Daly
The Michigan field hockey team was downed by Iowa Sunday in Oosterbaan.
Injunes sting spikers
in two Big Ten losses

Drew Denzin (8) and Alan Sinclair go head-to-head in this year's annual Blue-White game. The Wolverines swept Alaska-Fairbanks this weekend.

By MICHAEL ROSENBERG
DAILY HOCKEY WRITER
Those of us who have been following world politics will not be
surprised to learn that Alaska is still not located in Michigan, or, for that
matter, in Indiana, Ohio or Illinois.
The question, then, is why the good folks at the Central Collegiate
Hockey Association haven't figured this out yet.
For while the conference's other 11 teams are all located within hours
of each other, it will take you about 60 hours to make the drive up to
Fairbanks from Ann Arbor, provided you stay within the speed limit and
don't hit any traffic. Or red lights. And don't make any stops for food,
sleep or the rest room. If you do make the trip, replace your antifreeze
before you leave, and dress warm. It gets cold up there.
Of course, when the Michigan hockey team made the trek up to our
nation's 49th state for this weekend's games against Alaska-Fairbanks, it
didn't pile into a van, give coach Red Berenson the keys and hit the road
for two-and-a-half days. The Wolverines flew in style, courtesy of the
Nanooks.
You see, Alaska-Fairbanks paid approximately $21,320 for the honor of
losing two home games to Michigan. That's part of the deal. In order to be
an affiliate member of the CCHA, the Nanooks must pay for their
conference opponents' excursions up north.
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Firbanksto far away
to be member of CCHA
Stengel, but the people in charge at the CCHA love it. The players love it.
The coaches love it. And the airline stockholders certainly love it.
The reasons for this love-fest are simple. The Wolverines left for
Fairbanks Wednesday and returned yesterday. Since the night life in
Fairbanks is about as exciting as vanilla pudding, this amounts to five days
of bonding and chemistry-building for Berenson's troops.
As for the three days of missed class, rest assured that the players will
learn more from this trip than they could ever learn in an Economics
lecture.
In fact, when the NCAA committees, subcommittees, select committees
and subselect committees convene in San Antonio in February, the
presidents of the CCHA's member schools will discuss bringing the
Nanooks in as a full-time participant.
"Ninety-eight percent of these kids will never go to Alaska if not for
college hockey," CCHA commissioner Bill Beagan said. "This is part of
the college experience."
When asked whether full-time membership would mean that the
Nanooks would continue to pay all travel expenses for their opponents,
Beagan said, "I think that would be a requirement, yes."
So with Alaska-Fairbanks's entrance into the conference as a full-time
member apparently imminent, only one question remains.
Which name is dumber, the Big Ten or the Central Collegiate Hockey
Association?

By J.L. ROSTAM-ABADI
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
The Michigan women's volley-
ball team returned to campus yester-
day afternoon, defeated and injured.
The latest addition to the injury
list is senior JoAnna Collias, who
sprained her left ankle during the first
game at Indiana, forcing Michigan
(3-5 Big Ten, 7-10 overall) to play
some of its less experienced players
and move others to unfamiliar posi-
tions.
Both Indiana and Purdue demol-
ished the Wolverines by scores of 7-
15,13-15 and 14-16 in Bloomington,
followed by four games of 15-12, 10-
15, 9-15 and 12-15 at the Boilermak-
ers' court.
"I'm really not dissatisfied with
our play this weekend," Michigan
head coach Greg Govanazzi said.
"We did a good job playing out of
position."
Michigan had a promising start
against Purdue, taking a one game
lead. However, despite the offensive
efforts of senior Fiona Davidson and
freshman Shareen Luze, who each
pounded 14 kills over the net, (a ca-
reer-high for Luze), the Wolverines
were not able to keep up with their
opposition.
"I think we played pretty much the
same level the whole match and
(Purdue) played a very poor first
game," Giovanazzi said. "I thought
we competed very well. In the very
end of the games, the other teams
were just a little bit better."
Junior Julie Scherer set the entire
game, finishing with a total of 41
assists.
Defensively, the Maize and Blue
seemed a little faded, recording amere
12 block assists as compared to the
Boilermakers' 28.
"We haven't been blocking a lot of
balls this year," Giovanazzi said. "I
think it's because so much of our focus
has been on offense and getting better
attacking and siding out. What's slipped
a little bit is our net play on defense."
Having two of Michigan's best
end blockers - Aimee Smith and
Michelle Horrigan -recovering from
persistent injuries, does not help mat-
ters either.
Purdue's Carey Burvis and fresh-
man middle hitter Lauri Grimes domi-
nated their team's offensive attack,
contributing 17kills (.464 hitting per-
centage) and 14 kills (.320 hitting
percentage), respectively.
"Carey Burvis is the one who hurt
us - she is one of the elite players in
the conference," Giovanazzi said.
"One of the reasons (Grimes) had so
much success was we were leaving
her alone to concentrate on Carey.
"(Purdue) really distributed their
sets pretty evenly. As aresult, itmakesJ
it hard to just focus on one player.
They did a good job of spreading it
out offensively that way."
Friday night, the Hoosiers sent
Michigan on its way after only three1
games. Following a 7-15 beating in
the first game, the Wolverines at-I
tempted a comeback, but fell twoJ

points short in each of the final two
games. Their efforts did not go unno-
ticed in game three, however, as Indi-
ana was forced to score beyond the
requisite 15 points to seal the victory.
"We were up in both of those two
games," Giovanazzi said. "It seemed
like there were a couple of passing
break downs right towards the very
end. In the second and third games,
between points 12 and 15, I thought
Indiana did a better job of taking
control.
"We didn't seem frustrated or ner-
vous towards the end of the games.
We seemed very confident and we
just made errors."
Davidson and Luze again led the
team with 12 and 10 kills respec-
tively. Scherer and freshman Erin
McGovern shared the setting respon-
sibilities, combining for 26 of the 29
assists.
"With JoAnna (Collias), Michelle
(Horrigan) and Aimee (Smith) out...
it's moved Fiona (Davidson) and
Shareen (Luze) to the left,"Giovanazzi
said. "And whoever plays left - they
get all the sets. I thought (Davidson and
Luze) did a good job of carrying the
load."
Michelle McElroy set the ball for
Indiana 33 of 38 times, while Hoosier
Marcia Drummond (.387 hitting per-
centage) and Anne Eastman together.
sent over half of the teams' 49 kills.
"Eastman's theirbestplayerl think,"
Giovanazzi said. "She didn't hit high
numbers percentage-wise against us-
but had very good blocking; got in our
way a lot."
Onceagain, Michigan's defense was
missing something, with only four block
assists to its name for the night
Reaching the half-way pointin their
season, the Wolverines are looking
ahead with an optimistic view.
"We're focused on the second half
of the Big Tennow," Giovanazzi said.
"It's kind of hard when you're losing
to see the positive, but ... I did see
really positive steps."
Webber signs with
Golden State
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -
Former Michigan basketball standout
Chris Webber, the No. I choice in the
NBA draft who is recovering from an
appendectomy, signed a long-term
deal with the Golden State Warriors.
The team said the contract was,
signed Saturday night in Detroit.
No terms were announced, but the
6-foot-10 power forward was said:
to be seeking an eight-year, $50
million deal.
"We are very pleased to have
reached an agreement with Chris
and look forward to helping him
have a long and productive career in
a Warriors' uniform," team presi-
dent Dan Finnane said.
Webber, a former Michigan All-:
American, was traveling with his
family to the San Francisco Bay
area yesterday and is to attend a
news conference today at the Oak-
land Coliseum.
r'

HOCKEY
Continued from page 2.
Nanooks two up at 8:01 of the second
period Friday, but Michigan re-
sponded with goals by Morrison and
Kevin Hilton, knotting the game, 2-2
at the 14:39 mark of the same stanza.
Fedorchuk, however, quickly
thwarted Michigan's momentum,
putting one past Shields at 19:40 after
a hooking call on Wolverine Peter
Bourke.
Captain Brian Wiseman said de-
spite the Fedorchuk tally, Michigan
remained confident heading into the
third period.
"We talked about it (between pe-
riods) and we just wanted to go out
there and dominate them five-on-
five," he said.

The Wolverines' strategy worked
to perfection, as they limited them-
selves to two penalties in the third
period.
After tying the game on a Knuble
goal at 14:37, Michigan went ahead
on a Wiseman wraparound goal off
the skate of netminder Larry Moberg
with 1:45 remaining.
"It was not a pretty goal by any
means," Wiseman said of the game
winner. "But it was a nice way to start
the season off on a winning note."
In the Wolverines second episode
of northern exposure, an offensive
explosion for five goals in the second
period left them two ahead of the
Nanooks.
Two goals in nine seconds from
Mike Stone, as well as a pair from
Morrison, left Michigan with a lead it
would never relinquish.

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