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The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 3, 1994 - 7

* Men's soccer sweeps
through Big Ten tourney

Women golfers succumb
to pressures of final day


Daily Sports Wnter
If there was one player who stood
out from the rest at the Big Ten Club
Soccer Tournament this past week-
end, it was Iowa midfielder Steve
Ashton. As Michigan (7-4-2) domi-
-ated its competition, defeating Indi-
ana State, 4-0, Illinois, 1-0, and Iowa,
-Z-4, Ashton was the only player to
' score a goal against the tenacious
Wolverine defense.
Michigan started off with a bang,
demolishing the Sycamores. The
Wolverines jumped out to an early
lead and never looked back.
"We came out strong and scored
in the first five minutes," defenseman
Rick Weinberg said. "We got our
three goals and kept the shutout."
In a tournament scoring system
where bonus points are awarded for
margin of victory and shutouts, Michi-
gan received the maximum 10 points
for its victory against Indiana State.
Two hours later, the Wolverines
squared off against Big Ten rival Illi-
nois. The shutouts continued as Michi-
gan rolled over the Illini, 1-0. Though
this victory did not count in the club
standings, it was a confidence builder
for the young Wolverine squad.
"That was a very big win for us,"
Weinberg said. "Since I've been here,
Illinois has always given us a hard
Only one game stood between
Michigan goalie Mike Milman and a
perfect tournament. However, mid-
way through the first half of Sunday's
game against Iowa, the Hawkeye cap-

tain - Ashton - chipped in a free
kick that soared above the fingertips
of Milman.
Milman shutout his opponents for
over 200 minutes this weekend but
modestly refused to take credit.
"Our whole defense played really
well this tournament," Milman said. "I
made one or two saves, but our oppo-
nents really didn't get any shots. It was
the defense that made me look good."
Michigan coach Steve Burns had
a different opinion.
"Mike is finding his own," coach
Burns said. "He's doing a great job in
the nets, his confidence is soaring. He is
playing a very physical style on goal."
Iowa's lead lasted for only 30 sec-
onds as Michigan forward Rob Holt
slammed in a goal on a breakaway.
From that point on, the Wolverines
took the offensive. After missing five
golden scoring opportunities, one of
which was a goal canceled by an
offside call, Michigan finally con-
verted the game-winning goal on a
header by freshman Ferris Hermiz.
"I am not pleased with the number
of opportunities we missed," coach
Burns said. "(The final score was) too
close based on the opportunities we
had. We need to work on finishing the
With a sweep of the Big Ten cham-
pionships, Michigan has established
itself as the premier team in its con-
"Everyone will be gunning for us
now," coach Burns said. "Being a rela-
tively young team, we need to get past
the nerves and rise to the occasion."

For The Daily
For any golfer in a tournament,
Sunday is the most important day.
Nerves are tight and the pressure
This weekend, the Michigan
women's golf team hosted the 19-
team Lady Northern Intercollegiate
Tournament. If only the Wolverines
could have handled the tension yes-
Going into the final day, Michi-
gan was tied for eighth overall with
Northwestern, carrying a two-day
stroke total of 654 (325-329). During
the last round, though, the team
yielded countless strokes to the rest of
the field and eventually faded from
the pack, placing 9th with a 54-hole
total of 985.
"Many strokes were lost during
the final round, but 18 killed us,"
Michigan coach Kathy Teichert said.
The dramatic par-four, 368-yard
18th hole can make or break a round.
Driving from an elevated tee to a
pond bisecting the fairway, the hole is
intimidating. An ideal drive lands
short of the pond, leaving anything
from a fairway wood to a mid-iron
shot to the green.
"We took two double bogies and a
quadruple bogey on the hole. That
hurts," Teichert said.
Despite playing on their home
course, the Wolverines just couldn't
perform up to pre-tournament expec-
"We try for 320 every time out,"
sophomore Molly Vandenbark said.

"It's frustrating to fall apart at the end."
If Vandenbark, who plunked two
balls in the water, had shot better on
18, the team could have finished ahead
of Wisconsin's 982.
Sophomore Wendy Westfall, one
of the team's longest hitters, slowly
lost her game over the weekend, as
her top-five score of four-over 77
ballooned to an 82 yesterday. Westfall,
like Vandenbark, had trouble on the
notorious 18th.
"If you don'thit greens, it's difficult
to have a good score," Westfall said.
She struggled yesterday, as she hit
a total of nine greens and had 33 putts.
"I couldn't make many putts and
my iron game was inconsistent,"
Westfall said. "I wanted to play well
this tournament. It was a chance for
me to establish myself as a good golfer.
Now, I can only look forward to next
weekend in Virginia."
With her three-day total of 239
(77-80-82), Westfall anchored the
team. Because of her performance
this weekend, she qualified for next
week's James Madison Invitational.
Joining her will be Shannon
McDonald (81-82-82, 54-hole total
of 245), Jenny Zimmerman (85-83-
83, 251), Vandenbark (254) and
Nicole Green (85-82-88, 255).
Green wasn't a member of the
team for the tournament, but made the
cut for the James Madison due to her
low score as an individual qualifier.
Despite the team's disappointing
finish, Teichert said, "The kids were
pretty consistent. This is a tough
course and I'm proud of their game."

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For The Daily
Parting is such sweet sorrow ...
at least that is what the seniors from
the men's water polo team will say
after coming off three losses in this
weekend's tournament. The Wol-
verine Invitational was Michigan's
last home event for the year and the
seniors' last chance to compete in
their home pool.
Michigan (5-1 Big Ten, 6-5 over-
all) knew it would be a tough week-
end with such difficult opponents as
Eastern Michigan, Dayton, North-
western, and last year's Big Ten
champion, Michigan State. All
things considered, the Wolverines
didn't perform as poorly as their
three losses indicate.
0 "We didn't have a bad weekend,
we just didn't happen to win all of
our games," Michigan coach Scott
Russell said.
Michigan dove into its first tour-
nament game Friday night against
the Spartans. In the most exciting
game of the weekend, the Wolver-
ines led at halftime by only one
goal, and held onto that precarious
*~ead throughout the third quarter.
Michigan gained confidence as
it began the fourth period with two
quick goals. The Spartans exploded
with just under four minutes to go,
scoring the last five goals to win the
match, 11-8.
"It was a great comeback be-
cause we aren 'tin as good of shape
as Michigan," Michigan State's
ave Asselin said. "They are our
iggest rivals by far. We're always
out to beat them more than anyone
in the Big Ten."
Brian Costanza and Louis Lam-
bert led the way for the Wolverines,

scoring three goals each.
Saturday Michigan went 1-1,
dropping its first match to Dayton
and solidly beating Northwestern
later in the afternoon.
The earlier game turned out to be
a heartbreaker. The two teams stayed
within one or two goals of each
other the entire four quarters. With
1:30 to go in the match, Dayton
scored on its last possession and
won, 13-11.
Once again Costanza led the of-
fense with his second hat-trick, fol-
lowed by junior Jason Cunningham,
who scored two goals.
Rallying its forces, Michigan
pounded out a sound victory against
the Wildcats, 16-8.
"We were finally all working

together to score goals," Lambert
said. "We had some fresh guys and
all of us were shooting well. I think
it's the first time all year that we've
played as a team, and not a bunch of
"We dominated that game from
start to finish," Russell agreed.
The Wolverine Invitational wound
itself to a close Sunday morning when
Michigan played Eastern Michigan
in the final game. Eastern jumped out
to an early lead with excellent de-
fense and a formidable offense.
By halftime the Eagles led, 6-1,
and the lead proved to be insur-
mountable. The Wolverines nearly
matched Eastern goal for goal in the
second half, but the final score still
favored the Eagles, 11-5.


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