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Scoreboard
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Los Angeles 7 , SAN DIEGO O
PITTSBURGH 6, Cincinnatil 4
New York, 7 PHILADELPHIA 2
Montreal 5, ATLANTA 1
Chicago vs. ST. LOUIS, inc.
Colorado vs. SAN FRANSISCO, inc.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE
Boston 8, DETROIT 3
SEATTLE 7. Texas 6
NEW YORK 9, Baltimore 3 (1)
Baltimore 10, NEW YORK 9 (2)
Minnesota 8 , CHICAGO 3
CLEVELAND 9, Kansas City 1
HOME TEAMS IN CAPS

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Friday
September 20, 1996

10

Stickers
looking to
keep Ball
rolling
By Devon Phelan
For the Daily
It will be the Wolverines' battle before
the war.
The Michigan field hockey team is 2-
2 heading into its game with Ball State
at Ocker Field, the Wolverines' fifth and
final non-conference game.
Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz said
"the team has been practicing hard
everyday this week, trying to learn from
the past weekend out East."
Last Saturday in Norfolk, Va., the
women battled against powerhouse Old
Dominion, but they were unable to get a
shot on goal. The Monarchs won, 7-0.
The next day, they faced William &
Mary, also in
Norfolk, and
were successful To rrow
irk their pursuit Who: The
of victory, win- Michigan field
n ng, 2-0. hockey team vs.
4Pankratz Ball State
believes a few ere: Acker
imnprovements Field
need to be made When: 10 am.
toi "strengthen
tle women's technique and increase
their success rate," however, if
Njichigan is to be successful against the
Cardinals.
She said the Wolverines need a tighter
defense, faster ball execution and a bet-
tr scoring touch around the net.
Freshman sweeper Ashley
Iichenbach said the team has been
corncentrating on corners and transfer
blls, which is the switching of the ball
fipm one side of the field to the other.
Reichenbach said Ball State is a pow-
eiful team, and the game this Saturday
shiould be exciting.
: All the games so far have been non-
l ague games, meaning they are not
counted against Michigan's Big Ten
record. But they are important to the
Wolverines, giving them a chance to
Gain experience and valuable practice
under game stress.
Tomorrow's matchup will be
Michigan's third home game this sea-
spn.
Previously on home turf, the team
challenged the Owls of Temple and lost,
L-0. The Wolverines beat Boston
College at Ocker, however, gaining their
first win of the year, 3-2.

Boston College!
limps into town
Eagles struggle with tough slate

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
Clarence Williams and the Michigan football team hope to hold onto the ball against Boston College's porous defense.
The Matchups:
Eglsotest Michigan's foc

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
So Michigan wants into the elite again, wants to be one of
those teams that beats top-five schools on the road, wants to
be respected and revered as a national power.
So the Wolverines think they're disciplined, poised and
ready for the national and Big Ten title wars.
Well, that's fine. But forget Colorado. Tomorrow's Boston
College game will show us what kind of team Michigan truly
is.
Penn State would win this game, 49-0. Ohio State would-
n't run up the score,- of course - but would win by at least
50. The Nebraskas, Tennessees and Florida States would eat
the Eagles alive.
But Michigan won't. Lloyd Carr has said publicly that he
doesn't believe in embarrassing lesser programs. But if
Michigan deserves its No. 8 ranking, the Wolverines need to
show they can focus against the weak as well as the strong.
They may have beaten Colorado, but if the Wolverines are

to be champions, they must romp teams that don't match up
with them.
MICHIGAN RUSHING OFFENSE VS. BOSTON COLLEGE RUSH-
ING DEFENSE:
The Eagles aren't bad against the run. They limited their
opponents to an average of 177 yards rushing in their first
two games.
But their opponents were Hawaii and Virginia Tech.
Most defenses could do the Hula, lasso Hawaii's running
backs with a flowery lei, and still stop the Rainbows. And the
Hokies, while less of a mirage than the Rainbows, aren't that
tough. A good defense would just switch from the Hula to the
Hokey Pokey and everything would be fine.
Well, the Eagles can't dance.
Michigan's backs should shimmy and shake their way
through the Boston College line and pick up some groovy
yardage. Don't be surprised if Michigan quarterback Scott
Dreisbach and cornerback Charles Woodson make cameo
appearances in this bad ballet, either.
ADVANTAGE:
MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENSE VS.
BOSTON COLLEGE PASSING DEFENSE:
Tai Streets is lovin' this. Tyrone
Butterfield, Russell Shaw, Jerame
Tuman and Mark Campbell are too.
And Dreisbach ... well, he's proba-
bly worried about getting too tired.
Boston College is pretty bad against
the pass. The Eagles have given up an
average of 185 yards in the air so far
this season.
Dreisbach's average of 117 yards
passing should jump dramatically
tomorrow, and this could very well be a
breakthrough game for Michigan's
receivers.
See MATCHUPS, Page 11

By Ryan White
Daily Sports Writer
Boston College coach Dan Henning
should be used to poor starts. After all,
two of his previous coaching jobs were
with the Detroit Lions and the Atlanta
Falcons.
However, after the Eagles were
dropped by Virginia Tech, 45-7, at home
last weekend, Henning wasn't a jovial
guy - especially with the Boston media
beginning to question if this was going
to be a down year for the Eagles.
"That's their job to speculate,"
Henning said. "They're trying to sell
newspapers."
But does Henning feel it's a down year
in Chestnut Hill?
"I don't comment on that," he said.
Whether Henning is willing to talk
about it or not, things certainly don't
seem to be looking up for Boston
College.
The Eagles barely got by Hawaii in
their season opener and followed up an
off week with last weekend's whipping
by the Hokies.
Now Boston College (0-1 Big East, 1-
1 overall) has to limp into Michigan
Stadium at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow and face
the Wolverines (1-0 Big Ten, 2-0 over-
all).
And while Henning isn't saying that
his team doesn't have a chance, he's not
┬░very optimistic.
"(The Wolverines) are better than we
are, plain and simple," he said. "If they
play at their top level, we can't beat
them."
Henning's most unexpected problem
this season has been at quarterback.
Last season's starter, Mark Hartsell,
was expected to be a strength for the
Eagles this year. He was also expected to
still be on the team.
Hartsell had a change of heart, how-
ever, and after the Eagles finished spring
drills, he decided to give the NFL a try,
relinquishing his final year of eligibility.
"At the immediate time he decided to
give the pros a chance, I was surprised,"
Henning said. "After that, I wasn't."
Of course, Henning could have ques-
tioned the intelligence of Hartsell leav-
Eagles quick facts
. The Eagles' offense has put points
on the board on four of the six occa-
sions that they have been inside the
opponent's 20-yard line so far this
season.
* In 155 offensive plays (78 pass-
ing, 77 rushing) Boston College has
managed only one gain of 20 yards.
Saturday's game between the
Eagles and the Wolverines will mark
the last of a four game set which
commenced in 1991.
The Hasselbeck brothers, junior
Matt and true freshman Tim, both
quarterbacts, are sonts of Dn
Hasselbeck,kar All-Pr tight end for
the New England Patriots.
* Boston College's redshirt fresh-
man placeicker, John Matich, was
named Big East Special Teams
Player of the Week for his three field
goals against Hawaii Aug. 31, the
last of which was a 42-yard game-
winner as time expired.

ing school to sign as a free agent with the
Washington Redskins, a team he was cut
from. But instead Henning had to find a
signal-caller for this season.
Sophomore Scott Mutryn started
against the Rainbows but was replaced
midway through by junior Matt
Hasselbeck, who started last Saturday's
game as well.
In his two games, Hasselbeck has,
completed just over 60 percent of his
passes for 262 yards, but he led the,
Boston College offense to only seven
points against Virginia Tech.
The biggest problem may be on the.
defensive side of the ball, where the
Eagles were barely able to stop Hawaii
and didn't come close to slowing the
Hokies.
"If you can't play defense in the I-A*
college level or the professional level, it
doesn't matter what you do on the other
side of the ball," Henning said.
Linebacker Brian Maye leads Boston
College with 30 tackles, but the Eagle.s
are giving up a 177 yards a game on the
ground, 185 through the air.
Things aren't all bad for Henning,
however. The Eagles brought in a talent-
ed group of freshmen, and you'd think it
would be easy to chalk up this season
a rebuilding year.
Easy for everyone but Henning, that is.
"I don't consider this year or any other
year at Boston College to be a transition
year," he said, "because seniors don't
want to hear that.
"We're not into transition, we're here
to do the best we can."
MICHIGAN UPDATE: Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr said yesterday that he doesn't.
expect tailback Chris Howard or defe'
sive end Glenn Steele to play tomorro
against Boston College.
Howard did not practice this week due
to a rib injury suffered in the
Wolverines' 20-13 victory over
Colorado last weekend.
As for Steele, it's the same old story. A
physical game on a tough astroturf sur-
face aggravated his back.
While neither player is expected to
play, both should be in uniform again
the Eagles
~S}h die
Today
Women's soccer vs. California,
Michigan Soccer Field, 4 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Notre Dame, Cliff Keen
Arena, 7 p.m.
Women's golf at Lady Northern, East
Lansing, all day '
Women's tennis at William & Mary
Invitational, Williamsburg, Va, all
day
Men's tennis at Tom Fallon
Invitational, South Bend, Ind., all day
Saturday
Volleyball vs. Eastern Michigan, Cliff
Keen Arena, 7 p.m.
Women's golf at Lady Northern, East
Lansing, all day
Women's tennis at William & Mary*
Invitational, Williamsburg, Va., all
day
Men's tennis at Torn Fallon
Invitationat, South Bend, Ind., all day
Football vs. Boston College,
Michigan Stadium, 3:30 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Ball State, Ocker
Field, 10 a.m.

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