12 -- The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 11, 1994
Stickers to take on No. 8 Ball State
By MARC DILLER
Daily Sports Writer
One team - two personalities.
No other description better de-
fines this year's Michigan field
hockey team, which has been more
streaky than a drunk man in a trench
After having split their first four
games, the Wolverines proceeded to
win two on the road, lose four straight
and then bounce back for two more
home victories. That brings us to the
Michigan intends to continue its
recent dominance with a third con-
secutive win. However, the task will
not be easy. The Wolverines host
eighth-ranked non-conference foe,
Ball State (10-1-1), today at noon.
"We've been playing pretty well
and we've been progressively improv-
ing," Michigan coach Patti Smith said.
"We're doing smart things to put the
ball in the net."
The Wolverines have enjoyed their
one week respite. Their last game
resulted in a home victory over Michi-
Smith used the time off to regroup
for a difficult stretch to end the season.
During the week, Michigan honed its
fundamentals and made use of its addi-
tional conditioning time.
"It was nice to have a break in the
competition and get some extra work
in," Smith said. "All the other teams
have been playing through and wish
they had the opportunity to take this
time off also."
Today's match marks the clash of
two streaking teams. Ball State is in
the midst of an eight game win streak,
losing last on September 10 at Ohio
State. One streak will have to end
"Ball State matches up to the
same level of competition we will
find in the Big Ten," Smith said.
"The Cardinals desire to win is al-
Leading the charge for Ball State
is senior center-midfielder Cathy
Basso, who is currently ranked sec-
ond in the Mid-American Conference
in scoring with 19 points.
The Wolverines will attempt to
counter with their own offensive
threat. Sophomore attacker Michelle
Smulders moved into the team lead
for scoring (14 points) after her two
goal performance last Tuesday against
The Cardinals are not too shabby in
the defensive back either. Already in
its first 12 games, Ball State has forced
nine shutouts and four team members
have earned player of the week ac-
knowledgments. The Cardinals senior
goalie Mindy Pretzman has been in-
domitable thus far in net, allowing only
a .33 goals-against average, best in the
AftertheBall State matchup, Michi-
gan will resume its Big Ten season on
the road against Ohio State and Penn
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The Michigan women's soccer expects a victory in this evening's game against Siena Heights at Elbe! Field.
By MICHELLE LEE THi
Daily Sports Writer
It's almost unfair.
TheMichigan women's s
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(6-4-1) takes on Siena Heights (6-6-0)
OMPSON tonight at 6:30, and the matchup looks
like a bully beating up on the little guy.
And when the Saints arrive at Elbel
soccer team Field they will probably take a look
around and realize that Ann Arbor is a
big city, and their favored opponents
have already made abig name forthem-
selves in their first year.
"It shouldn'teven beaclosegame,"
said midfielder Kim Phillips, predict-
ing a convincing Michigan win.
But despite their size and depth
advantages, the injury-plagued Wol-
R S verines have potential problems to
worry about, in the form of three play-
ers who have only recently recovered
from injuries. Freshman defense star
Carrie Povilaitis didn'tpractice yester-
day due to a tailbone injury incurred in
- Buffalo but is expected to play today.
-_ Mindy Longjohn has only recently re-
turned from an ankle sprain, and fresh-
man forward Karen Montgomery just
came off a wrist injury.
Goaltender Jory Welchans is still
out of the lineup following a sprained
ankle in Buffalo, so Alicia Smith is
S g expected to guard the net tonight.
Welchans remembers last season
1 I I when sheplayed fortheDetroit-Mercy.
The Titans beat Siena Heights 10-1 in
a near-shutout, so if that score, com-
bined with this season's Wolverine
overtime win over Mercy, is any indi-
cation, the Saints are in trouble.
But it isn't the Wolverines' style to
go into a game with too much conf
dence. The team's first year has bee
spotted with hard-learned lessons, in-
cluding the consequences of getting
too comfortable, learned in a2-1 loss to
Minnesota when it was the Wolverines
who dominated for most of the match.
"I know that they're a physical team
...we have to play quick so we don't
get hatched," said Phillips, who is tied
with Deb Flaherty and Ruth Poulin fog
top scorer with four tallies each.
The Wolverines' strategy worked
last weekend against the University of
Buffalo at New York. Despite a seem-
ingly narrow 2-1 victory, Michigan
clearly outplayed their hosts,
outshooting them 24-7.
Tonight's game and Friday's up-
coming game against St. Francis in
Pennsylvania make this week the easi.
est in the Wolverines' season, and thM
games will serve as preparation for
Sunday's tougher game against Penn
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