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2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 17, 1994

Here is how the top 25 teams in college football fared this week-
end. First place votes are in parentheses.

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WHO: Deanna Arnill
TEAM: Women's Cross Country
HOMETOWN: Elora, Ont.
YEAR: Freshman
ELIGIBILITY: Freshman

Wolverine hitters tune
up in fall tournament

By SARAH DeMAR
For the Daily
We root, root, rooted for the home
team. They did win, so it wasn't a
shame. And it was one, two, three
strikes, you're out, as freshman sen-
sation Sara Griffen threw a one-hitter
in yesterday's tournament at the old
ball game.
At the Michigan Fall Invitational,
the Michigan softball team beat both
Eastern Michigan and Wayne State
during a beatiful autumn day in a
tournament that served as a preview
for the spring season.
Any question marks surrounding
Griffen's ability were obliterated in
the first game, as she led the team
from the mound to an impressive 7-0
win over the Eagles. Offensively and
defensively, she did it all.
From the rubber, Griffen gave up
one hit in the first inning before retir-
ing the next 19 batters in a row. She
allowed no walks and stuck out nine.
Going 3-for-3, Griffen also contrib-
uted a single, double and triple, along
with two runs scored and three RBIs.
"I was a little nervous because it
was our first home game," Griffen
said. "But more than anything I was
excited. Everything felt good and it
helped my confidence."
Against Eastern the entire Michi-

gan squad demonstrated an impres-
sive offensive prowess. The Wolver-
ines scored their seven runs off nine
hits with no errors, only leaving one
runner on base.
Another standout performance
was provided by junior Tracy Carr,
who batted 2-for-4 with two runs,
scored and one RBI.
"We hit really well the first game,"
Carr said. "We feel pretty confident at
this point. When our defense is off, our
offense is on and vice-versa. We really
need to combine for consistency.
Such was the case against the Tar-
tars in Michigan's second game of the
afternoon. The offense was still on,
but the defense seemed to have blown
a circuit. -
"We had a breakdown in the sec-N
ond game," Michigan coach Carol
Hutchins said. "We got a little ner-
vous and gave them a few runs."
Those few runs nearly killed the
Wolverines, but they squeeked by with"
a 4-3 victory.
Overall, Hutchins got what she
wanted out of the Michigan Fall Invi-
tational, which was a look at how the
team works together and what her
new rookies are made of.
Michigan now begins the winter
training season to prepare for the
spring's upcoming season.

WHY: Arnill finished first at the Wolverine Interregional with a time of 17:25. Amill overcame the challeng-
ing course laid out on the Michigan golf course to lead Michigan to a first-place showing. Amill's twin A*
sister, Pauline, placed fifth, 23 seconds behind.
BACKGROUND: Arnill graduated from Centre Willington District High School. She finished third in the 1,500-
meter at the 1994 Junior Nationals and second overall in the 1993 and 1994 Senior OTFA.
Soccer disappointed with split on weekend trip

By NICHOLAS J. COTSONIKA
Daily sports writer
There was no joy in Happy Valley
for the Michigan women's soccer team
yesterday.
The Wolverines (1-5 Big Ten, 8-
5-1 overall) were shutout, 1-0, by
first-place Penn State (4-1,10-3) in
front of 425 spectators at Jeffrey Field
in University Park.
Michigan was feisty during the
game, with midfielder Alicia
Treadway and defender Jamie Ross
both picking up yellow cards. But the
Wolverines' fire couldn't stop Penn
State. The Lady Lions still recorded
their sixth shutout and their 10th win
in 11 games.
Statistically speaking, the game was
an even one. Both teams registered
eight shots. Michigan goalkeeper Jory
Welchans made five saves while Penn
State's Robyn Van Praag made six.
Furthermore, the Wolverines had two
corner kicks while the Lions had three.

However, soccer is divided into
halves, and each team controlled one
of them.
The second half belonged to the
Wolverines. They did not allow the
Lions a shot while peppering the Penn
State net with four shots within the
penalty area. Michigan's Karen Mont-
gomery had two chances near the
five-yard line.
But it was all too late for the Wol-
verines.
The first half was all Penn State.
The Lions pounded Welchans with
seven shots within the penalty area
and held Michigan to only two long
shots. They scored the game's lone
goal at the 36:11 mark when Rachel
Hoffman extended her lead in the Big
Ten scoring race with her 13th goal of
the season.
The Lion freshman took a pass
from her forward companion Lauren
Olmsted, switched direction at the
right side of the box, and lifted a shot

past an outstretched Welchans to put
Penn State up 1-0.
Unfortunately for Michigan, that
ended the scoring. Despite the Wolver-
ines' second-half pressure, Van Praag
made several diving stops to preserve
the shutout for the Nittany Lions.
The Wolverines were not shutout
the entire weekend, however. They
made a pit stop at St. Francis (Pa.)
College (3-9-1) on Friday, and won
an "uninspired" match, 3-0.
"The game wasn't all that excit-
ing," Michigan coach Debbie Belkin
said. "It was a game we dominated,
but we just played OK. It's nice to
come in and dominate, but we still
have things to work on."
Working on their scoring tallies
were Michigan's Ruth Poulin, who
notched her fifth and sixth goals of
the season, and Kim Phillips, who
added her fifth of the season as well.
Poulin scored her first goal of the
day 16 minutes into the first half. She

took a pass from Whitney Ricketts
and blasted a 30-yard shot to put
Michigan up, 1-0. Phillips added to
Michigan's lead when she chipped
the ball in from the 10, to close out theW
first-half scoring at 35:08.
Poulin scored the only goal of the
second half when she converted a 10-
yard shot off of a Deb Flaherty pass at
the 62:40 mark. This goal ended the
day's scoring.
Michigan keeper Katie Roek faced
one shot for the day and recorded the
easy shutout.
The fact that St. Francis couk
only manage one shot while the Wol-
verines pelted the Red Flash with 39
was just one indication of Michigan's
dominance. The Wolverines also held
a 9-0 advantage in corner kicks.
Yet, it could have been much worse
for St. Francis, according to Belkin.
"We hit the post about seven times
today," Belkin said. "We could have
done a lot more damage."

Trivia Answer
Ohio State in 1968 with a 10-0 record. That year, the
Buckeyes defeated Michigan 50-14 to earn a berth to the Rose
Bowl. Ohio State defeated Southern California on January 1, 27-
16, to clinch the national championship.
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