The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 7, 1994 -13
Blue ready to rebound after lost weekend
Men golfers search for confidence at Colonel Classic tourney at Eastern Kentucky
By BRIAN SKLAR
Daily Sports Writer
After a disappointing finish at the
Northern Intercollegiate Tournament,
the Michigan men's golf team looks to
regain its confidence and come away
with a good showing at the Colonel
Classic Tournament this weekend at
Michigan entered the second day of
the tournament in fourth place, but
faltered in the final round, finishing
S11th in a field of 19.
Until last week, the Wolverines'
confidence had been high, after a third-
place finish at the Falcon Invitational
and tying for first at the Geneva Na-
"I think we can finish in the top five
of the conference," junior Chris
Jim Carras is even more confident
the team will reach its goal.
"I'm more convinced now that we
will finish in the top five," he said.
"There was no one there (Northern
Invitational) that we couldn't beat. We
showed that in the first round."
The Wolverines seek to return to
their solid level of play this weekend.
The other participants in the tourna-
ment do not figure to be as competitive
as the ones Michigan faced in the past
"We expect to finish in the top
five,"Carras said. "The competition is
strong enough that we can be pleased
with that kind of performance."
Women's squad optimistic about season-ending tournament
By JAMIE SHMALO
For the Daily
The Michigan women's golf team
hopes to end its fall season with a bang
at the James Madison Invitational this
weekend. The Wolverines finish the
year in Staunton, Va., at the hilly, par-
72 Staunton Country Club.
Michigan coach Kathy Teichert
takes the team, including Wendy
Westfall and Shannon McDonald, to
the 54-hole tournament, which fea-
tures 36 holes tomorrow and 18 on
Teichert is optimistic about the
"We should finish in the top two or
three," Teichert said. "We are making
good, solid contact, and I'm looking
forward to putting forth a good effort.
Teichert is especially pleased with
the play of Westfall. After tying for
12th last week, her average now stands
at a team-best 81.13. Teichert stressed
McDonald should also perform well.
"Wendy Westfall is playing the best
right now," Teichert said. "Shannon
McDonald has also been hitting the
ball nicely. With help from (Molly)
Vandenbark, (Jenny) Zimmerman and
(Nicole) Greenwe should finish well."
The tournament features 10 other
teams, but only one from the Big Ten
- Penn State.
"Penn State will probably be our
biggest competition," Teichert said.
"James Madison should do well, too.
because they are playing on their home
course. Methodist College is also a
pretty tough team."
As a whole, the Wolverines have
improved over last year. Their average
team total has gone down six strokes-
from last season's 333 to its present
standing of 327.
The women's golf team faces a tough field at the Staunton Country Club.,
Michigan cross country, soccer, crew hit the road
After its somewhat disappointing
fourth-place showing in the Rocky
Mountain Shootout Saturday, the
Michigan men's cross country team
won't have as much time to recuperate
and regroup as it would like.
The Michigan Intercollegiate, the
Wolverine men's third meet of the sea-
son, will be held tomorrow at Western
Michigan head coach Ron Warhurst
and assistant Dan Heikkinen will be
there. All-American runners Kevin
Sullivan and Scott MacDonald will be
Conspicuously absent, however,
will be the team captain, senior Ian
"He's run some pretty good races,
so we'll hold him (from running),"
Michigan runner Kris Eggle thinks
Forsyth's absence will "force some
new people to try and fill the role."
The 8,000-meter event, is the first
meet this season for Theo Molla, who
sat out the previous two races at East-
ern Michigan and Colorado.
Sullivan wants this meet to make
up for his disappointing showing at the
Rocky Mountain Shootout.
"I'd definitely like to run better
than I did (in Colorado)," Sullivan said.
"I'd like to win the race and turn a few
Warhurst anticipates no less.
"I expect Sullivan and MacDonald
to come in first and second. Any order
-I don't care," he said.
Warhurst's grand expectations ap-
ply notonly to Sullivan and MacDonald,
but also to the entire team.
"If we don't win,dthey're walking
home," Warhurst said.
Just like a singer fine-tuning his
vocal chords before a performance, the
Michigan women's cross country team
is fine-tuning its skills for tomorrow's
Michigan Intercollegiate Meet at West-
The team may once again be with-
out All-American Courtney Babcock,
who continues to be plagued by inju-
ties. Michigan coach McGuire and the
team have big hopes for her return.
"We're in a holding pattern,"
McGuire said. "We're hoping for the
best, but our athletes have to be ready
Deanna Arnill, who finished sec-
ond at Colorado, has the weekend off.
Her twin Pauline makes her first colle-
giate appearance in Deanna's place.
Pauline had been sidelined with a
leg injury. She began the season a few
weeks later than the rest of the team
while working out in the pool and on
the exercise bike.
"My workouts are going well,"
Pauline said. "I'm going to go with the
flow and try my
course allows the
Wolverines to re-
turn to sea-level,
altitude of last
Babc-c- Michigan has
Babcock strategies in mind.
They are looking
to run consistently hard in a tighter
pack and put seven runners in the top
"We've dominated this meet the
last few years," McGuire said. "I like to
gauge success this year on last year."
- Danielle Rumore
The Michigan women's soccer team
travels to upstate New York tomorrow
to take on Buffalo.
And even though the Wolverines
will be in a town noted for losing, they
hope being in Buffalo gets them on a
The Wolverines (5-4-1) have lost
some close games recently. In a 2-1
loss to Minnesota two weeks ago, the
Golden Gophers scored two goals in
the last 10 minutes, including the game
winner in the waning seconds.
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Midfielder Deb Flaherty says these
lapses in concentration keep the Wol-
verines from becoming a top team.
"We're doing really good and we're
playing good soccer for 80 of the 90
minutes," Flaherty said. "But we al-
ways have a 10 minute mental lapse
where everyone just stops."
Even though Buffalo may not be
the toughest competition of the year for
Michigan, coach Debbie Belkin does
not see her teamoverlooking the com-
"We never go into a game overcon-
fident," she said. "We go into a game
treating every opponent the same."
Belkin insists consistent play from
game to game gives her squad the best
chance to win.
"We're going to go out and play our
game," Belkin said. "We're not going
to adjust our style. We're not going to
go and play defensive soccer; we're
going to attack."
- Tim Smith
The Michigan women's crew team
is heading to the rock.
Not the one on the corner of
Washtenaw and Hill but the Head of
the Rock Regatta this weekend in Rock-
The club competed last week at the
Head of the Ohio. However, due to
technical problems with timing, the team
still does not know how it fared.
"It sort of was a good first race,"
Michigan coach Katherine Krainer said.
"It got us into a racing mode. At this
moment, we are working more on tech-
nique and strength."
With 10 new members on the var-
sity, Michigan is placing more of its
focus on the future.
"We are trying to get into the racing
mode we would like to be in for the
spring," Kramer said.
Of the new varsity members, Lisa
Labadie and Allison Torres have
adapted best to the higher level of com-
Seventeen veterans return to the
squad, and that experience should pro-
duce a fine season.
To do so, the team will have to take
on national powerhouse Wisconsin and
a host of other schools from the Mid-
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