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8- The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 21, 1993

Women's soccer shocked by
Western as 15-game streak ends

By BOB ABRAMSON
DAILY SPORTS WRTER
History tells us that on any given day the
weakest of teams can somehow defy the odds
and overcome the stronger opponent, but this
wasn'tsuppposed to be the case for the Michi-
gan women s soccer team.
The Wolverines looked unbeatable. Their
offense was productive and their defense was
stifling, allowing opponents goals to score
only in the lastfew minutes ofthe game. All of
this propelled the Wolverines to a 15-game
winning streak; and what figured to become 16
with avictory over Western Michigan, a team
they had soundly defeated 4-0 earlier in the
season.
There would beno sweet sixteen however,
because the Broncos spoiledtheparty witha2-
1 upsetof the Wolverines.
"We took the game way too lightly," senior
captain Carrie Taylor said. "They came in
ready to play. They stuffed us. We weren't
ready to play."
"We payed the price for this one," senior
Lynda Hart said. "We realized that we're not
indestructible."
The Broncosjumpedon top of the Wolver-
ines right away, scoring only aminute into the

game.
"They started off quick," Hart said. "We
weren't mentally into the game at the begin-
ning and they were playing with great team-
work. They got a good early goal."
The Broncos wouldretain a 1-0leadgoing
into halftime, but Michigan junior Alicia
Treadway would tie up the score in the middle
of the second half on an nice assist from
freshman Molly Longjohn.
Western Michigan wouldeventually add
the go-ahead goal with twenty minutes re-
maining, buttheWolverines couldnotput the
ball by Western Michigan's goaltender and
the Broncos held on for the victory.
"Their goalie played excellent," Hart said.
"She stopped everything. At one point, I
thought one of our shots was in the goal, but
she knocked it away in the last second. It was
an unlucky day for us. We had lots of oppor-
tunities, and wejustcouldn'tputtheball in the
net."
What may have been even more impres-
sive than their goalie's performance was the
Broncos post-game celebration.
"After the game, their team was jumping
upanddown and acted like theyhad won the
Olympics," Taylor said. "Coach Hamilton

'We took the game way too
lightly. They came in ready
to play. They stuffed us. We
weren't ready to play. After
the game, their team acted
like they had won the
Olympics.'
- Carrie Taylor
Michigan captain
just told us that they had beat the best club
team in the nation."
The Wolverines suffered only their sec-
ond defeat of the season, the last a 2-1 defeat
at the handsofLindenwood. Butmore impor-
tantly, the defeat mightof provided them with
a little bit ofawake-up call before the Big Ten
club championships.
"We are all pretty down right now, but the
loss might not turn out to be all that bad,"
Taylor said. "We're good and our record is
still great, but werealized that we stillhaveto
go out and play the game."

DOUGLAS KANTER/Dally
The women's soccer team's unbeaten streak was stopped at 15 games by the Western Michigan
Broncos, who beat the Wolverines, 2-1.

Legendary swimmers
return to Ann Arbor

FIELD HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

Stickers get passing
game back on track

0

By BRETT JOHNSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
It's time to step back in time with
the Michigan swimming and diving
teams this weekend.
One of the most successful pro-
grams in the history of the NCAA will
honor some of its earliest squads, most
notably the national champion teams
of the 1930's, during a weekend-long
reunion.
"Every five years we have a swim-
ming reunion," Michigan swimming
coach Jon Urbanchek said. "The re-
union will honor the pre-World War II
people who are able to come back."
Highlighting this event will be the
Saturdaymorning competition thatwill
have current team members swimming
with some of the best in Michigan
history.
"The swimming competition will
below key with some mixed competi-
tion," Urbanchek said. "On relays
alumni and varsity will mix and swim
againsteach other. There will be some
handicapped races with current ath-
letes versus age-group athletes. It's a
chance for the current athlete to meet
thealumni."
Co-director of the event Frank
Barnard, a member of the 1935-37
teams, believes the event will be very
successful. Over 100 people have al-
ready signed up to attend.
Theeventis bringing in some of the
greatest swimmers in Michigan his-
tory. Some of the NCAA champions
thatwillsuitupinclude 1959100-yard

freestyle and 196150-free champion
FrankLegacki,1960and'61200breast-
stroke champion Ron Clark, 1943 and
'47 150-backstroke champion Harry
Holiday,1941'42200-butterflycham-
pion Jim Skinner, and 1937 and '38
400-free relay champion team member
Walt Thomson (Tomski while he was
swimming for Michigan).
Also returning will be two Olympic
gold medal divers - 1960 and '64
championBobWebsterand 1972cham-
pion Micki King Houge. In addition to
Barnard and Thomson, Tex Robertson,
Bill Boice and Paul Keelerofthe 1930's
championship teams will attend.
The alumni are looking forward to
this reunion weekend and hopefully, a
more consistent gathering.
"I think reunions are great," former
swimmerandcoach Gus Stagersaid. "I
was on the 1948 championship team.
We get together at least every four
years, sometimes more often. We
haven't (been) incorporated with this
inthepastbecausetheyhaven'tbeenas
consistent. All the teams should have
them."
The main reason for theevent, how-
ever, is to renew some of the ties to each
swimmer's former teammates.
"It's away to renew old friendships
and relive some of the experiences,"
Urbancheksaid."Afterall, our erawas
a high point in Michigan swimming
with four NCAA championships in a
five-year period from 1957 to '62. It
will be good to see them."

By BRENT McINTOSH
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Bo Schembechler obviously does not coach the
Michigan field hockey team.
Nothing against the living legend, but this is a
team that emphasizes passing, and Bo's teams just
didn't play the passing game.
Coach Patti Smith's team finally got its passing
back on track during its 6-0 demolition of Central
Michigan Tuesday night. Prior to the victory, the
Wolverineshaddropped their lasttwo games, toOhio
State (2-1 OT) and Iowa (3-0).
Before Tuesday's game, Smith had said that the
key to bringing the Wolverines back to victoryland
was solid passing, and her team exhibited just that
trait in decimating the Chippewas.

"A lot of players had good games," Smith said.
"We had good team passing."
The players concurred.
"Wehaven'tbeen finishing," senior captain Keely
Libby said, "but tonight we put it together - good
passing, good cuts, and good combos. Everyone was
solid out there."
"Wejust needed to connect, and we did it tonight,"
sophomore Aaleya Koreishi said.
Ironically, only two of the Wolverines' six goals
directly resulted from the improved passing. The
other four, by Libby, Gia Biagi, and two by Koreishi,
were scored unassisted.
That stat may be a tad deceiving, though. Those
scores came mostly on shots that became available
after saves by CMU's netminder, and the original

shots that created those rebounds were very much
results of the passing game.
KOREISm EXPLOSION: Koreishi'stwogoals, coupled
with an assisttoseniorKalli Hose, gave her five points
for the contest and nine for the season. The goals,
Michigan's fourth and sixth, were Koreishi's firstand
second tallies of the year.
The points raise her scoring average to .69 points
per game, tying her with Sherene Smith for second on
the team. Kalli Hose leads the Wolverine stickers with
.77 points per game.
HOOvER IN THE GOAL: SeniorNicole Hoover started
at goalkeeper for the fourth time this season against the
Chips. She assumed the starting role after sophomore
Rachael Geisthardt injuredherknee

Experience is goal for novice cr

eW

By TOM SEELEY
FOR THE DAILY
With only a few weeks on the wa-
ter, the Michigan men's and women's
novice crew teams head to East Lan-
sing this weekend to take on Michigan
State and Grand Valley.
For a lot of the rowers, last week
signaled the first time they had ever
rowed and this upcoming race is meant
to help the new teams gain experience
in competitive situations.
"This regatta is about getting arace
undertheirbelts," men's coach Charley
Sullivan said. "I don't have any real
expectations in this race. Wehave some
pretty big folks and some smart cox-
swains, but it is so hard to tell what to

expect from novices until they actually
start racing."
Women's coach Amy Gragg ech-
oed the unpredictability associated with
noviceraces.
"Early in the season especially, luck
plays a key role in any race. You just
hope that everything goes as planned
and nothing breaks on you during the
race."
Sullivan stated thathis goal for this
regatta is for the boats to row well and
under control.
"We're still learning a lot of stuff
every day," Sullivan said. "Don't get
me wrong, itis always nice to win, but
the fall season is more about getting
peoplepreparedtodothings wellin the

spring, which is the true focus of our
season."0
The novice teams are really about
piquing people's interest in crew and
preparing them torow for varsity teams
in upcoming years.
"We had apretty big turnout for the
novice teams, and there is alotapoten-
tial present," Gragg said. "My goal is to
get these girls interested in crew and to
have as many of them rowing varsity
next year as possible."
This is Gragg's first year with the
Michigan crew program, and she is
looking forward to her first race as
coach of the women's team.
"We are all very excited about this
race. We've been working really hard

BIG TEN
Continued from page 8
sive coaches resigned. It may not be
long before head coach Jim Colletto
goes the same route.
Ohio State 55,Purdue7.
Indiana (2-1,5-1) at Northwest-
ern (0-3,2-4)
Bill Mallory's Hoosiers come into
this game ranked fifth in the nation in
scoring defense, allowing an average
of only 12.3 points per game. The de-
fensive line features defensive ends
Charles Beauchamp and Bernard
Whittington, both of whom are All-Big
Ten candidates. Wide receiver Tho-
mas Lewis is quarterback John Paci' s
favorite target, with 19 receptions for
356 yards.
fter their first three games, the
Wildcats seemed to be on the brink of
finally bringing to an end years and
years of Big Ten frustration. A hard-
fought battle with Notre Dame, along
with back-to-back wins over Boston
College and Wake Forest, had some
Wildcat faithful talking about a win-
ning season.
Not so fast.
Consecutive whippings at the hand
of Ohio State and Wisconsin, coupled
with a loss athome toMinnesota, have
damaged the Northwestern psyche.
However, the aerial combination of
quarterback Len Williams and 1992
Big Ten MVP wide receiver Lee
Gissendaner is deadly. Beyond those
two, however, there ain'tmuch.
Indiana 31, Northwestern 14.

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