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The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 8, 1996 -11
Chigan round-up:
ichigan field hockey looks to silence Nittany Lions' roar

By Richard Shin
Daily Sports Writer
For the Michigan field hockey team to
advance to the semifinals of today's Big
Ten tournament, the Wolverines will
ave to do something that they haven't
one in two years - beat Penn State.
While this may not sound like a tough
task for a Michigan team that has
improved all season, consider this:
t In the previous eight meetings
between Penn State and Michigan, the
Lady Lions hold a 7-1 edge, most
recently, beating the Wolverines, 7-3, on
Oct. 25.
The Lady Lions boast the highest
scoring offense in the conference, aver-
rging 3.5 goals per game. Tara Mcguire
leads Penn State in scoring, with 24
goals.
In its last four games, Penn State
has allowed just three goals and has
recorded shutout victories in its final
three games.
Even though facing the Lady Lions
seems to be a daunting task for
Michigan, the Wolverines can take
solace in the fact that they have played
'ell in the past two weeks, upsetting sec-
orld-seeded Ohio State and pushing top-
seeded Iowa before falling, 3-0, in their
final match of the regular season.

The Wolverines are led by senior
attacker Michelle Smulders, who paced
the team with 16 goals this season. She
accounted for half of the 22 Michigan
goals in conference play this year.
Michigan's defense, which gave up 12
goals to Penn State in two matches and
40 goals in the Big Ten in 10 games,
must hold the Penn State offense in
check to give the team a chance to win.
When holding opponents to under
four goals, the Wolverines have won
seven of 11 matches. When opponents
score more than four goals, the
Wolverines are 0-6.
Even with Michigan's past history
against the Lady Lions, Michigan coach
Marcia Pankratz was confident after the
season finale.
"We're playing well," Pankratz said.
"We're going to be ready for the tourna-
ment."
Soccer
For the second time this season, the
Michigan soccer team will travel to
Columbus to play Ohio State. But this
time, the stakes are high.
When the Wolverines (3-3-1 Big Ten,
9-6-3 overall) played Ohio State on Sept.
27, Michigan traveled to Columbus, but
the team didn't show up to play. The

Wolverines took three shots the entire
game, none of which were on goal, en
route to a 2-0 loss.
But that was a different team than the
one that's playing the Buckeyes (3-4, 14-
6) at noon today in the first round of the
Big Ten championship. The Wolverines
are carrying a six-game unbeaten streak
into the game, their longest all-time, and
are playing their best soccer of the year.
Jessica Jones has been a big part of the
Wolverines' recent success, and
Michigan will look to their sophomore
goalkeeper to keep them in the game this
afternoon. Jones, who has a 1.25 goals-
against average, has a 7-4-3 record and
six shutouts.
The Wolverines are bringing a rejuve-
nated offense to Columbus. After scor-
ing only one goal in a five-game span,
Michigan has scored 22 goals in its last
seven games. During that stretch, the
Wolverines' offense was led by Marie
Spaccarotella, who netted five goals and
an assist. Four other Wolverines aver-
aged at least one point a game during
those seven games.
- Josh Kleinbaum
Men's swimming
Last season was somewhat of a disap-
pointment for the Michigan men's swim-

ming and diving team as it failed to win
the Big Ten championship for the first
time in 10 years. But then again, rather
than focusing on collegiate events, the
Wolverines were preparing for the 1996
Olympics.
This year's team, featuring five
Olympic swimmers, looks to get back on
track when it kicks off the 1996-97 col-
legiate season tomorrow against Eastern
Michigan at Canham Natatorium at I
p.m.
Michigan last faced Eastern Michigan
in 1994, chalking up a 137-93 victory.
The Wolverines have amassed a 19-0
record against the Eagles since the teams
first met in 1971.
This season, Michigan is ranked
fourth in preseason polls and is expected
to challenge for the national champi-
onship, which it last won in 1995.
Although the Wolverines lost six
Olympians to graduation last year, they
still have a strong core.
Sophomore Tom Malchow won a sil-
ver medal in the 200-meter butterfly in
Atlanta.
Joining Malchow will be captain Jon
Piersma who swims the 200- and 500-
yard freestyle. As the race distance
increases, so does the strength of
Michigan's swimmers. Twelve-time All-

American Chris Rumley leads
Michigan's middle distance effort.
Rumley swims the 500 free and is on the
800 relay team.
Michigan will count on Andy Potts
and Owen von Richter to contribute in
the long distance events.
Urbanchek returns for his 15th season
as coach of the Wolverines. He has been
named the Big Ten Coach of the Year in
five of the last seven years and was
named NCAA Coach of the Year in 1995.
- B.J. Luria and Chad Kujala
Men's golf
After a four-week layoff, the
Michigan men's golf team will conclude
its fall season at the Stanford Invitational
this weekend in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Wolverines will face fierce com-
petition in the 17-team field, with 11 of
the teams ranked in the top 50.
Michigan brings its usual top five of
Issac Hinkle, David Jasper, Michael
Harris, Kyle Dobbs and Brent Idalski.
Michigan won the Wolverine
Invitational five weeks ago, notched a
third-place finish at the Falcon
Invitational in September, and earned a
fourth-place finish at its most recent
tournament, the Kroger Invitational,

with these five players at the helm.
"We're going to live off these five
guys, because they have proven to be
winners," Michigan coach Jim Carras
said.
The Wolverines have been led by
Hinkle, the 33rd-ranked player in the
nation, who finished second at the
Wolverine Invite. Jasper, the 79th-ranked
player in the nation, notched a second-
place finish at the Falcon Invite and a tie
for third at the Kroger Invite.
The Wolverines have placed all five
players in the top 25 during their last two
tournaments.
Host Stanford and other ranked teams
will be a big test for No. 35 Michigan
this weekend.
No. 10 Tulsa is one such team. The
Golden Hurricane boasts two players
ranked in the top 15, No. 2 Clint Jensen
and No. 12 Martin Maritz.
Auburn and Northwestern are next on
the docket, ranked 17th and 20th, respec-
tively. The Tigers tied Michigan at the
Kroger but pulled away in the final
round to emerge victorious. The
Wildcats have also bested the
Wolverines this season, finishing second
at the Northern Intercollegiate, where
Michigan finished eighth.
- TJBerka

MENOMMONAIM

OPENER
Continued from Page 10
Ohio State is a very balanced offen-
sive team. The Buckeyes have several
layers who are equally ineffective
hen it comes to putting the puck in
the net.
After seven games, Ohio State's
leading scorers - all four of them -
each have five points. So far, the
Buckeyes have been outscored by their
opponents, 32-17.
After the ceremonies, which will
include the radio call of Brendan
Morrison's game-winning goal against
#olorado College in last March's
Staff
Picks
- all picks made
against the
"spread.

championship game, the Wolverines
will turn to the task at hand.
"We just have to be ready to play,"
Michigan coach Red Berenson said.
"It's important that we establish a seri-
ous home-ice presence here and not be
distracted by everything else that's
going on.
"We can't be satisfied with being an
average team. We haven't done any-
thing yet - on a consistent basis -
that proves we're better than an aver-
age team."
Berenson may not be satisfied with
an average performance, but in reality,
an average performance by the
Wolverines may be more than suffi-
cient to dispose of the Buckeyes.
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MATCHUPS
Continued from Page 10
ADVANTAGE:
PURDUE RUSHING OFFENSE VS.
MICHIGAN RUSHING DEFENSE:
The Boilermakers rank dead last in
the Big Ten in scoring offense (18.1
points per game), and part of the prob-
lem is that their rushing attack has been
largely ineffective.
Purdue ranks eighth in the Big Ten in
rushing offense (153.8 yards per game).

RYAN
WHITE

The Wolverines boast the Big Ten's
best rushing defense and should keep
Purdue going backwards as often as for-
wards tomorrow.
ADVANTAGE:
PURDUE PASSING OFFENSE VS.
MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE:
Purdue quarterbacks John Reeves and
Rick Trefzger combine for 215 yards
passing a game and have two wide
receivers who have more than 30 catch-
es this season, Brian Alford (45) and
Willie Tillman (32).
While the Boilermakers can throw the
ball, they rarely throw it into the end
zone with much success.
Purdue quarterbacks have completed
only nine touchdown passes this season.
ADVANTAGE:
SPECIAL TEAMS:
In the Big Ten, Purdue ranks last in
net punting, 10th in punt returns and
10th in kickoff returns.
With his next field goal, Michigan
placekicker Remy Hamilton will
become the school's all-time leader in
field goals made.
ADVANTAGE:
N
The bottom line is that the Wolverines
are far superior. Barring an incredible
letdown, Michigan will be 8-1 tomorrow
evening.
PREDICTION: Michigan 34, Purdue 17

NICHOLAS J.
COTSONIKA

BARRY
SOLLENBERGER

PURDUE (+14) vs. Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan

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