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October 14, 1994 - Image 13

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vs. York
Tonight, 7 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena



vs. Penn State
Tomorrow, 3:35 p.m. (ABC)
Michigan Stadium

'M' faces Yeomen in opener

Daily Hockey Writer
Remember the extras on the old "Star Trek" television
They were nameless, powerless and usually ended up
dying without putting up much of a fight. The funny thing
was, Captain Kirk called these guys "yeomen," although
they never seemed to have any real job or purpose.
But when the Michigan hockey team opens the 1994-95
season this evening against York University, they'll be
facing a different group of Yeomen altogether. And while
many people don't know their names - let alone their
school's-they figure to give the Wolverines quite a test at
Yost Ice Arena tonight.
"If you haven't heard of York University, you're defi-
nitely in the minority," Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
'These guys are well respected in college hockey."
The Wolverines have earned a certain amount of respect
as well over the past few years. It is uncertain how much
admiration Michigan is worthy of now, however, since the
team has only been practicing for a couple of weeks.
"York is a good school and a good hockey team,"
lerenson said. "We can't measure ourselves until we play
some games, and that's why I'm glad we could schedule this
game at this time of the year."
The Wolverines had their annual Blue-White intrasquad
scrimmage last week, which gave the coaching staff a chance
to see the team in a game-like setting. Berenson said he'll
probably go with the line configurations used in that contest,
although those could change during the game.
Michigan will look for the top line of Kevin Hilton,

Brendan Morrison and Mike Knuble to provide plenty of
offense. Although they're not all in a groove - Knuble
fanned on several shots in the scrimmage - a real contest
against real competition hasn't come a moment too soon.
"After afew practices and just scrimmaging each other,"
Hilton said, "everybody (on the team) is out for each other's
heads out there."
Tonight also marks the first time there's been a
goaltending question mark in quite a while. Longtime
netminder Steve Shields is gone, leaving senior Al Loges
and freshman Marty Turco to fill the void; both figure to see
action tonight.
York, meanwhile, has people capable of keeping Turco
and Loges busy. Just five games into the season, junior
forward Shawn Costello has seven goals, and is tied for the
team lead in points with sophomore Ben Davis (two goals -
10 assists - 12 points).
Despite his club's scoring prowess, York head coach
Graham Wise still worries about whether the Yeomen can
match up with the Wolverines.
"One thing we're aware of is the speed of their team,"
Wise said. "Our players have to be aware of that, because it's
going to be a little higher tempo than we're used to playing."
York may not be used to Michigan's speed, but the
Wolverines surely aren't accustomed to playing teams of
York's experience. The average Yeoman is nearly 22 years
old, which gives York another significant advantage over
the more youthful Michigan team.
"They're older kids, so that means they're stronger, a
little more solid and experienced," Berenson said. "This is
a test for our team to see where we are."

Ron Sacka and the rest of the Wolverines open the 1994-1995 regular season against York University tonight.

Field hockey battles Bucks, Nittany Lions

Daily Sports Writer
It's the same old situation for the
Michigan field hockey team.
Not scoring enough goals.
Not converting on scoring oppor-
And not wanting to lose to two
conference opponents on the road.
After a heartbreaking 2-1 double-
overtime loss to Ball State Tuesday,
the Wolverines (2-3 Big Ten, 6-7 over-
all) hope to make up for their defeat by
taking both games of their road trip.
Michigan goes up against No. 6 Ohio
State (3-2, 10-2) today and No. 10
Penn State (3-2, 7-4-1) Sunday.
The Wolverines played both the
Buckeyes and the Nittany Lions ear-
lier this season at Oosterbaan
Michigan fell to Ohio State, 3-0,
butdefeated Penn State, 1-0. Since the
teams played just two weeks ago,

Michigan coach Patti Smith said that
there really won't be much of a change
in her team's strategy.
"We don't intend to do anything
that differently (to prepare for this
weekend)," Smith said. "We're more
concerned with how we play our
Of concern to Michigan is the fact
that it has big problems putting the ball
in the net. Starting a young forward
line, with two freshmen (Meredith
Weinstein and Carolyn Schwarz) and
two players who haven't had much
time playing at the position (Gia Biagi
and Meredith Franden), the Wolver-
ines have consistently come up short
in the goal-scoring department.
Michigan has managed only four
goals in its five conference games.
Smith remains confident, however, that
the scoring will come.
"Scoring is an instinct-sometimes
you have it, sometimes you don't,"

Smith said. "It's just a matter of break-
ing through, and getting one."
In order to defeat the Buckeyes,
the Wolverines must play better de-
fense as well. Buckeye attackerDawn
Pederson acted as a one-person
wrecking crew against Michigan,
scoring twice and repeatedly blow-
ing by the Wolverine defense for
breakaways. If not for Michigan de-
fender Aaleya Koreishi, Pederson
would have scored even more.
Koreishi hopes that Pederson will

not be given a chance to stage a repeat
performance in Columbus.
"This week, we just concentrated
on individual defense and just playing
our defense one-on-one," Koreishi said;
Penn State poses more ofaproblem
for Michigan. Ranked No.6 at the tinie
of its loss to the Wolverines, revenge is
sure to be on the minds of the Nittany
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The Michigan field hockey team hopes to end its scoring woes this
weekend, when it takes on Ohio State and Penn State.

Men's cross country hosts intersectional meet

For the Daily
As the Michigan men's cross coun-
try team prepares to host Sunday's
Michigan Intersectional, expectations
are running high, and for good rea-
After a disappointing performance
at the Rocky Mountain Shootout in
Colorado two weeks ago, the Wol-
verines made a strong showing at last
Saturday's Michigan Intercollegiate
meet at Western Michigan. Michigan
surpassed every other team in the
8,000-meter meet. Led by sophomore
Kevin Sullivan and junior Scott
MacDonald, the Wolverines took four
of the top five places.
Michigan head coach Ron
Warhurst expects no less from his
team this time around.
"We got beat pretty good in Colo-
rado because of the high altitudes and
we haven't rested since then and its
too early to rest now," Warhurst said.
"We're looking forward to winning
on our home field, and I expect that at
least three of our runners - Sullivan,
MacDonald, and Forsyth - will place
in the top 10."

However, winning the Michigan
Intersectional won't be easy for the
"This is the first really big meet
this year because about six or seven
of the top 20 teams will be there, and
it should give us a good idea of how
we are running as a team," senior
captain Ian Forsyth said.
Notre Dame, Wake Forest,
Stanford and Tennessee are four of

the teams in the I1-team field.
Forsyth believes this race will
give the team a good idea of how
Michigan stacks up against the com-

"We can definitely win if we run
well but its going to be pretty tight,"
he said.


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