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12 - The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, October 16, 1996

Chips just a stone to step on-.

The Michigan
field hockey team
could swing
freely yesterday
against Central
Michigan, but the
future opponents
won't be so
cushy. Michigan
- which only has
one conference
victory - plays
its reamaining
five games
against Big Ten

By Pranay Reddy
Daily Sports Writer
Following the Michigan field hockey team's
4-0 victory over Central Michigan yesterday,
co-captain Michelle Smulders explained her
team's disposition following two weekend loss-
es to conference rivals Iowa and Northwestern.
"We had a meeting (Monday)," she said.
"And we decided that the season is totally in our
"We have to use building blocks to get from
now to the Big Ten tournament."
After yesterday's stomping of the
Chippewas, it looks like the Wolverines were
prepared to make their climb out of the depths
of the Big Ten. However, after having played
the rest of the conference and coming out with
a 1-4 record, the Wolverines look to have a long
road ahead of them as they play the back end of
a difficult Big Ten season.
"We didn't play particularly well against
Iowa and Northwestern," Michigan coach
Marcia Pankratz said. "We had to really sit
down and re-evaluate our goals for the rest of
the season. We did that and put a positive twist
on the weekend and tried to learn from it."
With only Big Ten foes looming on the
Wolverines' schedule, Michigan had to begin
its resurrection with a non-conference win. The
team did just that yesterday and seems excited
to continue forward rather than dwell on the

"We are definitely going to be fired up (in
the future),' Smulders said. "We are looking to
play great as a team. We have been passing the
ball really well in the midfield, as well as push-
ing the ball (upfield)."
Despite her team's success against Central
Michigan, Pankratz stills feels there is plenty of
work to be done before the Wolverines head to
East Lansing on Sunday to face Michigan State.
"I think first of all mentally, we need to stay
focused for 70 minutes" she said. "We have
lapses where we're not disciplined with our par-
ticular jobs."
Mental lapses go unnoticed against over-
matched squads like Central Michigan, but
Pankratz knows this is anything but the case
against the likes of Michigan State, Iowa and
the rest of the Big Ten.
"You make a mental error today, and you can
kind of get away with it," she said. "If you make
a mental error against Michigan State, you are
going to pay."
So far this season, Michigan has given more
than its share of dough to the rest of the confer-
ence, but Michigan State still seems to be wait-
ing for payday. The Wolverines beat the
Spartans in Ann Arbor earlier this season, 4-3.
The win was the first ,in the Big Ten for
Michigan this year, and the Wolverines are pre-
pared to make the Spartans their second as well.
"We have a (five-game) season now, and we
just have to make the most of it," Helber said.

Continued from Page 11
Ewert, giving Michigan a 3-0 lead.
With the game well in hand, Pankratz
emptied the bench, as Ashley
Reichenbach, Shelley Johnson, Erika
Lorenson and Jamie Robbins all entered
the game.
While Central Michigan only mus-
tered four shots in the game, 10 different
Wolverines contributed to Michigan's
gaudy total of 29.
Despite the mass exodus of reserves,
Smulders remained in the game to give
the final blow to the overmatched
Her second goal, the Wolverines' final
tally, typified the type of day it was for
Central Michigan.
The play started like most others in
the game - with Smulders rifling a shot
toward a Central Michigan goalkeeper.
However, Ewert was able to make a
seemingly nice play, by trapping the
A nice play in ice hockey, but in field
hockey, an illegal one. The ensuing
penalty shot gave Smulders her team-
leading ninth goal of the season.


Dolan to
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Juuust a bit outside
An airborne Justin Clark just misses a shot at foiling Lake Superior netminder John Grahame in Michigan's 4-2 victory
last Saturday. The high-flying right wing will lead the Wolverines to Joe Louis Arena to face Maine on Friday.

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By Peter Brensilver
For the Daily
Tom Dolan, the Michigan swimmer
who overcame exercise-induced asthma
to capture a gold medal at this past sum-
mer's Olympiad, will speak tonight ata
"Family Asthma Night" program at the
Michigan Medical Center at 7:30 p.m.
The program titled "Exercise, Asthma,
and Athletics" is sponsored by the
American Lung Association, the
Michigan Pediatric Pulmonary Section,
and Rhone-Poulene Rorer
Pharmaceuticals Inc. Other speakers at
the program will include assistant
Olympic and Michigan men's swimming
coach Jon Urbanchek and Michigan
pediatric asthma fellow Wan Chon
Tsai. Dolan's personal physician Marti
Hurwitz, who is a clinical assistant pro-
fessor of pediatrics, and asthma special-
ist, will be on hand to moderate the pro-
gram and answer questions.
"There are approximately 15-20 mil-
lion individuals with asthma when you
include those with exercise-induced
asthma," Hurwitz said. "The perma-
nence of Michigan athletes in the
Olympics, particularly the ones who ar,
asthmatic, really demonstrated that peo
pie who have what can be considered
disabilities can actually perform at
extremely high levels and function very
In citing Michigan athletes with asth-
ma who participated in the Olympics,
Hurwitz was referring to Dolan and sil-
ver medal-winner Tom Malchow.
"We're just going to go and talk about
athletics, especially about what we do for
asthmatic people in a program liJ4
swimming," Urbanchek said.
The appearance of Dolan and
Urbanchek should be valuable in a pro-
gram of this nature.
"Tom and coach Urbanchek are high-
profile individuals. Their experiences
with asthma, the coach talking about his
dealings with asthmatic athletes and Tom
from his personal experience I think will
be inspirational to the kids that will be
there and to the athletes and coaches th
will be coming;' Hurwitz said.
The program will take place at the
Kellogg Eye Center auditorium, 1000
Wall St. The discussion is free of charge
Continued from Page 11
league standings. Instead, they are
already out of the Rose Bowl race with
two conference losses.
"I think it's obvious that we can com-
pete with people like (Ohio State),"
Alvarez said. "But you have to find a
way to win games."
THE WACKER BEAT: Minnesota coach
Jim Wacker is one of the conference's
most popular coaches.
But he'll be gone after the season if
his team doesn't win five games.
Wacker is under a contract in which he
has agreed to step down if the Gold*
Gophers don't win five games this
Minnesota is currently 3-2 with its
most winnable remaining games coming
Saturday against Michigan State and
Nov. 16 against Illinois.



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