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6 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 24,1994

Continued from page 1
Michigan was strong during the
first half allowing just one Wildcat
goal before halftime. Northwestern's
Ellie Karvoski scored the first goal of
the game off the rebound of a penalty
"In the first half, we were evenly
matched (with Northwestern)," Michi-
gan coach Patti Smith said. "We needed
to play 70 minutes hard, not 35 min-
Northwestern's other five goals
were scored in the second half. The
Wildcat's fifth goal was netted by Kelly
McCollum off of a penalty corner.
The Wolverines only shot on goal
four times on the day and had six corner
opportunities, while Northwestern shot
20 times and was awarded ten corners.
Geisthardt had nine saves for Michi-
"Northwestern is a strong team,''
Smith said. "They picked up the pace.
I am not taking anything away from
them. They played well and we weren't
up for the challenge.
"The Northwestern defense made
good, strong tackles. We needed to
move the ball laterally. We weren't
"We were really on against Iowa.
Our passing was much better against
Iowa. We saw everyone," Derr said.
"(Today) we gave up too many balls.
They turned it on and we didn't come
Northwestern coach Marisa Didio
commented on Michigan's play froma
different viewpoint.
"Michigan is a strong, feisty, ath-
letic team. We had to earn everything.
"In our conference, you see teams
at least twice. We try to improve upon
all criteria, statistics, and parts from
each previous, game. Our shooting
percentage was up from our last game
(when Northwestern defeated Michi-
"We beat ourselves today," Selina
Harris said. "We can't go on the field
playing the No. I team like we did
today. They don't need any help."
Harris summed up the difference
between the Iowa and Northwestern
game with one sentence.
"I think we were a different team
during the last game."

Volleyball loses to Indiana .
'Hideous performance' drops Wolverines to 5-16

Daily Sports Writer
Inconsistency is becoming conta-
gious for the Michigan women's vol-
leyball team. At first, only a few play-
ers' statistics declined, but the trend
spread throughout the team. No more
was this virus more apparent than in
Saturday's 15-6, 15-4, 16-14 loss to
Indiana at Cliff Keen Arena.
With the defeat, the team's sev-
enth in a row, the Wolverines (1-9
Big Ten, 5-16 overall) guaranteed
themselves an overall losing record
for the regular season, as they only
have 10 matches remaining. Michi-
gan continued its sloppy play early in
the match, before making a respect-
able, yet fruitless, effort in the third
"We came out flat in the first two
games and didn't play our game until the
third," middle blocker Suzy O'Donnell
said. "By then, it was too late."
The Hoosiers (5-5, 14-8) easily won
the first game, then took advantage of
the Wolverines' errors and moved toa
13-1 lead in game two.
They only allowed Michigan three
more points in the game before another
Wolverine error ended it.
"This was a hideous performance,"
Michigan coach Greg Giovanazzi
said. "The first two games were as
bad as any we've played all year. The
third was the game we were looking
When Indiana senior Lynn Crawley,

who had 12 kills and 11 digs, blocked
a Michigan kill to make the score 7-3,
game three seemed to have the same
symptoms as the rest of the match.
Then, Giovanazzi substituted sopho-
more setter Erin McGovern into the
lineup, replacing freshman Linnea
At thatpoint, the Wolverines played
differently, by attacking more aggres-
sively and playing with confidence.
After two Crawley kills and two
hitting errors, the Hoosiers led 12-5'
and many of the 564 fans began to grab
theirjackets-a little prematurely.
A string of four errors and a kill by
Shareen Luze brought the Wolverines
within two points, making the score 12-
10. Michigan rallied to lead Indiana 14-
13, butcould not win anotherpoint, and
let the Hoosiers win the last three.
"I saw the flatness (in our play)
from the bench, and I tried to create a
spark out there," McGovern said.
"Erin takes the pressure off the
team," Giovanazzi said. "Everyone
relaxes immediately."
Trying to find a cure for the ailing
Wolverine offense, Giovanazzi con-
tinued shuffling his lineup.
He dug deep into his bench, using
different combinations of his twelve
players. McGovern's play helped, as
did junior Shannon Brownlee's.
Giovanazzi replaced a slumping
Colleen Miniuk with Brownlee at the
outside hitter position. Brownlee re-
sponded with a team-high 10 kills.

'This team works very
hard, and they're good
in practice, but they're
lousy in games. We areO
relying on people whom
we can't count on. We
have talented players
who don't love the
- Greg Giovanazzi
Michigan coach0
Giovanazzi said that outside hitter
may be Brownlee's new position,
because O'Donnell and Sarah Jack-
son are the team's best middle hitters.
Saturday's loss kept Giovanazzi
wondering what he could do to turn the
team around, and whether it isjust the
players' attitudes that need to change.
"This team works very hard, and
they're good in practice, but they're
lousy in games," Giovanazzi said. "We
are relying on people whom we can't
count on. We have talented players
who don't love the game."
Giovanazzi must find some cure
for the losing streak, or Michigan will
be infested with losing for the re-
mainder of the season. Friday's match
at Purdue may help. Michigan's lone
conference victory this season was 0
over the Boilermakers.

Michigan dropped games to Northwestern and Penn State this weekend.

Continued from page 1
beer, shouldn't charitable acts by stu-
dent-athletes also be acknowledged?
The UMCAC is involved in vari-
ous types of community service. The
group's biggest program is the Dream
Team, which is designed to help under-
privileged Detroit students improve
their academics.
The Dream Team gives summer
camp scholarships to students who
show academic improvement. Michi-
gan student-athletes alsogivespeeches
to these children emphasizing educa-
tion and offering studying tips.
"I think most times students look at
athletes as guys who play sports and
are on scholarship and didn't really
have to work that hard to get there,"
said Mack Wiggins, a member of the
track team and UMCAC. "They don't
look at uus on the same level."
The club also sponsors community
service on a smaller scale. This Wednes-

day, the wrestling team will visit pa-
tients at Mott's Children's Hospital.
Next Saturday, several student-athletes
will spend the afternoon raking the
lawns of elderly people. The list goes
For now, activities like these are the
bulk of UMCAC's contribution. But as
the group grows, it will attack more
controversial issues, becoming amega-
phone for student-athletes to express
their views to both Michigan and Big
Ten officials.
Of course, in order to express views,
the club needs to have views. The club
will have to voteon key issues toestab-
lish its position, and that could cause
friction. Will a women's soccerplayer
and a men's gymnast still be able to
work together after a heated argument
about gender equity?
That's a question for the future.
Such problems will most likely slow
UMCAC's process, not hinder it com-
pletely. The club simply has too many
dedicated members not to succeed. I
"I see the UMCAC as the strongest
student-athlete organization in the
country in upcoming years," Freeman
When student-athletes walk on cam-
pus, they are generally regarded more
as spectacles than as students. "Look!
There's Todd Collins!" "I saw Ray
Jackson in the Union today.".
Kalev Freeman is an exceptional
student-athlete, but he doesn't want
you to see him that way. He just wants
|to be seen as a student.

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For the Daily
The very definition of intense com-
petition within the Michigan athletic
program are the matches against
intrastate rival Michigan State. This is
not the case, however, when it comes to
women's swimming, as evidenced by
a not-so-shocking 109-41 Michigan
victory Saturday.
The defending Big Ten champion
Wolverines pounded out wins in all
nine events against the Spartans at
Canham Natatorium. Michigan's re-
cruiting class, ranked second in the
nation, started their collegiate swim-
ming careers with victories in four of
the nine events.
Freshman KerriHale placed first in
the 400 butterfly (4:56.72) and 400
individual medley (5:06.93). She also
won the 800 freestyle relay (8:46.76)

along with senior Jennifer Almeida
and freshmen Karin Bunting and Talor
"This was our first meet of the
season," Hale said. "Being freshmen, it
was also our first meet as Wolverines.
We were all pretty excited."
The excitement of the Michigan
team was not unfounded. In every event
but the 400 breaststroke, the Wolver-
ines held at least the top three times.
Winning the other events were
Almeida in the 400 backstroke, sopho-
more Lisa Butzlaff in the 400 breast-
stroke, freshman Linda Riker in the
100 backstroke and the 100 breast-
stroke, and Bunting in the 800 freestyle.
Megan Gillam, a junior transfer
from swimming superpower Texas,
won her first race as a Wolverine in the
100 freestyle (1:01.31).
"There weren't any real surprises,"

Gillam said in response toMichigan's
victory over the Spartans. "For the.
most part nobody swam dramatically
slower or faster than we expected, but
it'shard tohaveareferencepointswim-
ming double distances."
The extended distance format was
used inmost of Saturday's races. Each
distance was doubled to present more
of a challenge to the swimmers for a
better training experience.
The Wolverines earned their sea-
son-opening win over Michigan State
without fiveof their top returning swim-
mers. Sophomores Rachel Gustin,
Anne Kampfe and Jodi Navta and se-
niors Alecia Humphrey were in Colo-
rado Springs for a national training
camp. Michigan has high hopes for
the upcoming season when the "old
guard" returns to join forces with its
promising new rookies.

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