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6 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 8, 1993

UPSET
Continued from page i
of frustration on their side."
That frustration was warranted, as
the Wildcats had only two second-
half shots on Wolverine goalkeeper
Nicole Hoover. The senior racked up
her sixth shutout of the year and the
sixteenth of her career.
Saturday it was Penn State that
jumped out to the early lead, and the
story behind the four-goal explosion
was penalties. The Lady Lions tallied
their first three goals off corners, with
Heather Atkinson and Jill Pearsall
assisting Chris McGinleyon all three.
McGinley is arguably the nation's
second best player, behind Iowa's
Kristy Gleason.
"I've never seen someone, except
for Gleason, with as much control on
her shots," Hose said.
"They have a great corner team,
and unfortunately we gave them op-
portunities," Smith said.
The Wolverine loss was a big dis-
appointment after their dominance the
day before.
"The way weplayedagainstNorth-
western, we thought we could beat
any team in the country," senior de-
fender Lelli Hose said. "It was disap-
pointing that we didn't play that well
Saturday."
The Wolverines may have played
as well against Penn State as they did
against Northwestern, but that qual-
ity play all came after the break, when
the Lady Lions were already safely
ahead.
"We played three really good
halves of field hockey this weekend,
but Penn State just came out more
ready to go," Dembrow said. "We
outplayed them in the second half."
The lone Michigan goal was scored
off apenalty corner four minutes into
the second half. Lelli Hose and Libby
assisted senior Jen DiMascio, who
had what Smith called "a really great
shot."
The Wolverines held the Lady
Lions to five shots on goal in the
second half, down from 16 in the first,
and managed seven themselves.
"It was important that we scored,"
Smith said. "It's a lot different losing
4-1 than losing 4-0.
"Penn State is No. 1 and there is no
reason to discount that ranking.
They'reagreat team, and while we're
close, we're not at that level yet."
"We had no chance," Dembrow
said. "Penn State right now is just a
better team than we are."
Kalli Hose said she thought that
theLady Lions topranking aided them
in defeating the Wolverines.
"We were a little intimidated,"
she said. " After all, they're No. 1."
The loss demolished any slimhope
the Wolverines had of earning a spot
in the NCAA regional to be played
next weekend, but losing to the
nation's best team is, according to
Smith, "nothing to be ashamed of."
The real story for the Wolverines
was finally beating the Wildcats; if
you ask Koreishi, that gives them a
reason to "keep on smiling."

Spikers drop another pair
Sweeps by Northwestern, Wisconsin add to slide

ELIZABETH LIPPMAN/Daily
The Michigan womens volleyball team lost two more matches this weekend,
extending its losing streak to nine.

By JEREMY STRACHAN
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
This weekend was not any differ-
ent than any other recent one for the
Michigan women's volleyball team.
Unfortunately, the last four week-
ends the Wolverines have been swept
by Big Ten opponents.
The Wolverines (3-11 Big Ten, 7-
16 overall) losing streak reached nine
in a row after falling to Wisconsin and
Northwestern.
The last victory Michigan earned
was Oct. 8 against Wisconsin in Cliff
Keen Arena.
The Wolverines now are tied for
last place with Michigan State in the
Big Ten standings, and the Michigan
loss also broke a three-match win
streak against the Badgers.
Northwestern came into the week-
end in last place but beat Michigan
State Friday and Michigan Saturday
in four games, 15-10, 15-11, 6-15,
15-6, to improve its record to 4-10 in
the Big Ten and 11-13 overall.
The Wolverines hit better than the
Wildcats .275 to .241, but had fewer
kills in the match. Additionally, the
Michigan loss broke a five-match win
streak against Northwestern.
Northwestern had a balanced at-
tack with four players in double fig-
ures in kills. Wildcat middle hitter
Kim Ludwig had 17 kills with one
error for a steaming .615 percentage
and teammate Alison Krumbein
pounded 20 kills.
In game one, the teams tied four

times with the last one at 9-9, before
Northwestern took control scoring six
of the next seven points. There were
five ties in game two, the last at 10-10
before the Wildcats scored five of the
last six points.
The third game was different as
the Wolverines gained a 7-4 lead and
went on to win 15-6.
The team came out hitting in game
three with a high .414 hitting percent-
age. Yet, in the final game the Wild-
cats led 10-1 en route to victory and
the match.
"In the first two games," Fiona
Davidson said, "we let the games slide
after 10, we were siding out but were
not scoring. Before game three, a
couple players got an aggressive edge
and used it."
Davidson and Shannon Brownlee
were the stars again with 19 kills
apiece.
Davidson hit .415 with two aces,
while Brownlee hit .571 and had five
block assists.
"It's been a tough conference sea-
son," Michigan coach Greg Giovanaz-
zi said. "Incorporating injured play-
ers into the lineup has been a prob-
lem. I'm disappointed that we did not
exploit Northwestern's middle more."
Wisconsin (7-7, 14-10) swept
Michigan in three games 15-5, 15-5,
15-10, Friday. The Badgersouthit the
Wolverines with a.333 percentage to
Michigan's.102mark. Wisconsin was
led by front-liner Kristin Sobocinski,
who smoked 10 kills and hit .500.

RUNNERS
Continued from page l
been a tremendous supporter of me.
He has publicly thanked me for
caring for him as a person as well as
an athlete."
Michigan cross country and
track programs have proven that
Canadian athletes can develop and
enjoy success in running, while still
maintaining allegiance to their
country.
For the short time these
Canadian runners have been at
Michigan, they have enjoyed both
individual and team success. Last
weekend's conference
championship is proof in itself of
their development as a team.
Three time letter-winner
MacKay was named Big Ten
Freshman of the Year for his 20th
place finish in his rookie season,
and he captured the 1991 Central
Collegiate Championship.
Finlayson has been a consistent
scorer for the Wolverines ever since
coming to Michigan. He placed
seventh at the 1992 Michigan State
Invitational, and ninth at the 1991
Central Collegiate Championships.
Furthermore, he was the fifth runner
at last weekend's Big Ten
Championship.
Forsyth was Michigan's first
runner at the Eastern Michigan
Classic in 1991, and was 16th at last
year's conference meet.
MacDonald was an NCAA All-
American and Big Ten Freshman of
the Year in 1992. Sullivan has been
Michigan's No. 1 runner all season.
He won the 1993 Big Ten
Championship meet and was also
named Freshman of the Year.
"It took a while for us to come
together as a team," Warhurst said.
"The Canadian running system is
set up in such a way that they do
most of their training on their own,
and the emphasis is more on
individual achievement. I have tried
to get them to think about running
within a team atmosphere."
Finlayson is the only one of
these Canadian runners who did not
run with a particular club. These
clubs are separate year-round
programs that work with the high
school programs to supplement
each athlete's development.
"It's completely different for me
to run with all these people,"
Finlayson said. "If you fall behind
in the workouts, there are 20 to 25
guys there in front of you. When I
was in high school I had no one else
to compare myself with. I like the

system here when I'm running well,
but when I'm not, it's difficult."
The club system provided the
other runners an opportunity to
hone their skills before coming to
Michigan.
"I don't think running is any
more popular in Canada than it is in
the United States," Forsyth said.
"But if you want to make the effort
and get serious, there are more
avenues for improvement. The club
coaches are paid professionals who
know more about training."
MacDonald started running at
age 11 for the Ottawa Lions.
"This dog-eat-dog mentality in
practice here is a lot like my club
back home," MacDonald said. "We
won the team Canadian Junior
Nationals my last year. We also had
a lot of older guys who I could
chase in practice."
Canadian high schools have an
extra year which gives athletes
more time to develop both
academically and athletically.
"In order to get into Canadian
universities you have to complete
grade 13," Forsyth said. "I don't
like the system academically,
because it is just too long a time to
have to go to school. Most of the
provinces in Canada don't have it."
The main motivation for talented
Canadian runners to come to
American universities are the
scholarships. There are no athletic
scholarships in Canadian
universities. The Canadian national
governing body gives carding, or
aid, to only two or three high school
seniors in the whole country.
"It (grade 13) helped me
running-wise to get a scholarship,"
MacDonald said. "When I signed to
come here it was based on my grade
12 times, which were quite a bit
faster than those of the previous
year. One of the main advantages
(of the Canadian system) is that we
don't run three miles all the way
through like they do here. Our last

In game one, the Badgers stormed
out to a 7-0 lead before Michigan
scored. Michigan staved off three
game points before falling, 15-5. Wis-
consinjumped out to an early 4-0leadW
in the second game and went on to
take it again, 15-5.
In the deciding game, the Wolver-
ines led, 8-2, but could not hold on as
Wisconsin scored 13 of the last 15,
points to take the match.
Michigan continued its poor hit-
ting with three players posting anega-
tive percentage. One bright spot for
the Wolverines was Aimee Smith whoS
hit a sizzling.583 with seven kills and
no errors. Davidson and Brownlee
led the team in kills with 10 apiece.
"We came out slow in the begin-
ning," Davidson said. "We just did
not have a competitive edge Friday."
Giovanazzisaidhe-wasimpressed
with Wisconsin.
"(Wisconsin)isamuchbetter team
than a month ago," he said. "I'm dis-*
appointed with our play against Wis-.
consin. Fiona was the player to go to
for results, and I ~felt (freshman)
Shareen Luze came alive in game
three and played well."
JoAnna Collias had 19 digs last
weekend and is only six digs away
from breaking the all-time career dig
record at Michigan.
Michigan did not incur any inju-
ries last weekend and looks to be
healthy when Purdue visits Friday.
The Boilermakers upset nation-
ally-ranked Ohio State Friday night.
for Team Canada."
. The majority of the cross
country team live either at the
"track shack" on Division St. or in a
house on Packard St.
"Being able to live in this house
with 10 other guys is what it is all
about for me," Forsyth said. "We
are all good friends that share the
difficulties of being an athlete here
at Michigan. We have to do all the
stuff everyone else has to in less
time. It's not like we have tutors at
our doorstep to do our work for us,
so we have to rely on each other."
The enormous success of
Michigan's program and the
approach of the coaches alleviate
any reservations the Canadian
runners have about coming to
American universities. Warhurst's
dedication to the development of
his athletes has made their choice to
leave Canada easier.
"With Kevin (Sullivan) here we
are going to come under some
scrutiny, but I don't feel'any
pressure," Warhurst said. "I give
him and anyone else the freedom to
run for their country. It would be
foolish not to let them run in
international competition. Anytime
I can help these guys as people or
runners, I am going to be there by
their side standing tall."

two years of high school we run
five miles."
, Sullivan was offered aid in
Canada but still chose to come to
Michigan.
"The carding system works well,
but it doesn't give enough support,"
Sullivan said. "It pays for tuition
and about $250 a month, but that is
not as good as a full ride at an
American school. The main reason I
came here was for better
competition. I'm still a Canadian
citizen, and I have tried to let the
coaches and Canadian governing
body know that I plan to improve
my abilities here in order to
compete for my country."
"If you want to better yourself,
you are not going to do it in
Canada," MacKay said. "At home I
would have to work and go to
school before I ever got around to
running. There is better competition
at the collegiate level here, plus you

don't have to worry about how
you're going to eat or pay rent."
Each of these runners have had
little trouble adjusting to life at an
American school.
"I enjoy being a student here,"
Sullivan said. "I think all of us
dreamed of playing forward for the
Calgary Flames, but I enjoy the
anonymity of being a runner at
Michigan. Back home I was under a
lot more pressure. Being in an
environment where a smaller
number of people have any idea
what running is about has allowed
me to run better."
"Being Canadian doesn't seem
to make much difference," Forsyth
said. "We sort of just blend right in.
It's not like we're from India or
something. I only live three hours
away from Ann Arbor, so it's not
some big culture shock. We get the
best of both worlds. My ultimate
dream is still to one day compete

Sanders leads Detroit past visiting Bucs, 23-0

PONTIAC (AP)-Barry Sanders
was still six years away from being
born the last time the Detroit Lions
started this well.
Sanders turned in the second-best
rushing game of his career yesterday,
grounding out 187 yards on 29 car-
ries, and the Lions defeated the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers 23-0 for their first 7-
2 start since 1962.
It was the first shutout for Detroit
since the Lions blanked the Bucs (2-
6) 11-0 on Sept. 4, 1983.
It was Sanders' best rushing game
ever in the Silverdome and ranked
second overall to the 220-yard game
he had against the Minnesota Vikings
in 1991.
The Lions now have to cross their

fingers and hope they can keep him in
uniform. One of Sanders' agents,
David Ware, says he wouldn't be sur-
prisedif Sanders walks out during the
Lions' upcoming bye week.
Sanders is in the final year of his
contract, making $1.9 million in sal-
ary and bonus money. Ware wants a
deal worth $18 million for four years
and says the Lionshave offered $13.5
million. The Lions say their offer is
worth $14 million.
Rodney Peete, who completed 16
of 22 passes for 134 yards with no
interceptions, scored on a9-yardquar-
terback draw and Derrick Moore, the
Lions' short-yardage specialist, had a
1-yard TD run. Jason Hanson added
three field goals.

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Craig Erickson, who had thrown
six TD passes in his previous two
games, including four in a win last
week at Atlanta, connected on 13 of
26 for 122 yards with one intercep-
tion - which led to Moore's touch-
down.
The Lions held Tampa Bay to 146
yards, just 44 on the ground. Detroit,
meanwhile, rolled up 241 of its 366
yards rushing.
The first half produced only a pair
of field goals by Hanson and the
65,295 fans booed as the teams left
the field.
The Lions took the opening kick-
off and, with Sanders ripping off runs
of 22 and 14 yards, drove to the Bucs'
5. But a holding call against Jimmy
Johnson put the ball at the 15 and four
snaps later Hanson kickeda29-yarder
for a 3-0 lead.
The Lions drove to the Bucs' 36 in
the second quarter. But a personal
foul against Bill Fralic set them back
to their own 49 yard line and they
eventually settled for Hanson's 49-
yard field goal and a 6-0 lead.
Sanders, who gained 107 first-1
half yards in a loss at Tampa Bay on
Oct. 3, had 95 yards on 16 carries at
halftime in this game.

It was Sanders' best
rushing game ever in
the Silverdome and
ranked second overall
to the 220-yard game
he had against the
Minnesota Vikings in
1991.

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The Lions, who allowed the Bucs,
to score 21 third-quarter points in a
27-10 loss at Tampa Bay earlier in the
season, took charge in the third quar-
ter of this one.
On the Lions' first possession of
the second half, Peete completed 4-of
4 for 54 yards and ran twice for 14-
yards, including the TD, as Detroit
drove 81 yards in 10 plays.
Pat Swilling's interception late in
the third quarter gave the Lions the.
ball at the Tampa Bay 35. Sanders had
runs of 22, 5 and 7 yards, before
Moore - behind a block by line-
backer-turned-fullback Chris Spiel-
man - took it in for the score.
Hanson's 37-yarder capped the
scoring with 4:45 left in the game.

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