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Vor staff reports
Michigan tennis players Brook
Blain and Arvid Swan qualified for
the ITA Clay Court singles draw in
The tournament begins on
Saturday and continues on through
The two Wolverines were original-
ly third alternates, but earned a spot
jn the tournament after a qualifying
The duo will also try to qualify for
the doubles draw.
Blain returns to the Michigan line-
gp after a disappointing first season
*as a Wolverine. After two years at
Florida, including one in which he
was voted captain, Blain transferred
io Michigan for the 1996-1997 sea-
The Wolverines, originally sched-
tiled to compete at the Notre Dame
Tom Fallon Invitational, will not
compete at South Bend, Ind., this
: Michigan's first official meet is on
Oct. 3-5 at the Tar Heel Invitational at
Chapel Hill, N.C.
GOLF NOTES: The Michigan
wvomen's golf team heads to the home
course of yet another Big Ten rival
this weekend as they tee off at the
Lady Northern Invitational at Penn
Coming off of a fifth-place finish
at last weekend's Spartan Fall
4nvitational, the team remains confi-
"I'm not too worried right now,",
poach Kathy Teichert said. "There are
definitely some areas we need to
focus on and improve upon, and I
know we will."
'No doubt Teichert is looking to the
upperclass leadership from seniors
Nicole Green and Laura Hess, as well
as Michigan's top finisher at the
Spartan Invitational, Sharon Park,
who tied for seventh place.
Freshmen Amy Balliet, Lindsey
vammel, Kathryn Tuck and Patricia
Watkins are expected to contribute to
the success of the team, according to
"I thought our freshmen would
play a little better than they did,"
'M' field hockey loses to No. 2 Ball State, 4-0
Cardinals' forwad prevents Flachs from scoring
By Nancy Berger
DAy Sports Writer
There is a good reason wh- the No.15
Michigan field hockey team was hnded its first
shutout of the year at the hands o No. 7 Ball
State yesterday in Muncie, Ind.
The Cardinals (3-2) are led byfour seniors
who have instilled an unprecedentd tradition of
winning in the Ball State program. )ver the past
three seasons, these veterans have ben a part of
teams that have produced a combied 51-14-2
overall record and two NCAA tournament
All four of them played an integr role in Ball
State's 4-0 victory over the Wolveries.
At the heart of this foursome ay midfielder
Jen Brown and forward Melanie lerkins, both
of whom have started every single ;ame of their
Brown, who already owns the shool's career
goals and points records, conveted a corner
penalty play with assists from ellow senior
Gwen Tranquillo and junior Jeanne Boggie to
give the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.
Herkins was on special assigiment to cover
Michigan's top player, midfieldr Julie Flachs.
Normally Herkins leads the attad, but yesterday
she mastered the art of defese, preventing
Flachs from scoring in a game Pr the first time
Herkins accomplishment s even more
impressive because Flachs acounts for more
than half of Michigan's gals this year.
Yesterday, she managed just tree shots in the
circle, all coming in the secondcalf.
"We had some outstandir performances
today," Ball State coach KarenFitzpatrick said.
"Melanie Herkins moved to theyack position for
"give a lot of credit to
Ball State. They are
ranked seventh for a
- Marcia Pankratz
Michigan field hockey coach
the very first time and was assigned Michigan's
top player, Julie Flachs. Senior Janelle
Tranquillo had an outstanding day for us defen-
"Michiigan is a very solid, up-and-coming pro-
gram, so this win is very important to US."
After two emotionally charged wins this past
weekend, the Wolverines (5-2) felt a crushing
disappointment after suffering their worst defeat
of the season.
"We didn't play well," Michigan coach
Marcia Pankratz said. "We weren't as sharp
today as we have been. Give a lot of credit to
Ball State. They are ranked seventh for a rea-
Herkins and Janelle Tranquillo were part of a
stingy defense that held the Wolverines to just'
two shots on goal in the first half and a total of
nine for the whole game.
Midway through the first half, junior forward
and Ann Arbor native Sarah Middlemas got the
ball past Michigan goalie Amy Helber first.
Middlemas took a pass from sophomore Sally
Northcroft who would later give Ball State a 3-0
lead in the second half.
With just 30 seconds left to play, Ball State
junior Jamie Sommer closed out the scoring.
Julie Flachs, Michigan field hockey's leading scorer, was shut down by Ball State forward Melanie
Herkins' defense, yesterday. Due to Herkins' efforts, the Cardinals shut out the Wolverines, 4-0.
Baylor concerned about Michigan's defense, Woodson
The Baylor Lariat
WACO, Texas (U-WIRE) - After watching last
Saturday's Michigan-Colorado game coach Dave
Roberts reacted like many Baylor fans.
"Well, I threw up. Then I cried," Roberts joked at
his weekly press conference.
The Michigan Wolverines proved there was no
joking around after their convincing 27-3 victory
over Colorado. Roberts feels his team is up for the
task against the upwardly mobile Wolverines.
"We've got a heck of a challenge and we're look-
ing forward to it." Roberts said. "It's going to be fun.
It's a great place to play. We'll have to play extreme-
ly well, and we'll have to play error free to have a
The Bears have had a week off since their 37-35
victory over Fresno State. Offensively, the Bears will
try to combine the air attack they unleashed on
Miami with the potent running game that ran up
more than 300 yards against Fresno State. To do this
the Bears will have to find an answer to the relent-
less Michigan rush.
"I'm not a little concerned about their blitz,"
Roberts lamented. "I'm a lot concerned about it.
Fresno State ran through us with 220-pound line-
backers, and now its 260-pound linebackers. We'll
have to change it up a great deal because we can't do
the same things we did against Fresno or they'll run
through us pretty quickly."
Of particular concern for the Ears passing game
will be Michigan's All-America ornerback Charles
Woodson and the Michigan seccidary that picked
off four passes against Colorad. Woodson, who
draws comparisons to the DallaCowboys' Deion
Sanders for his two-way play arl lethal ability to
return punts, is a definite concerrfor the Bears.
"I've seen Michigan play 0 the film and
(Woodson) looks real good." senic quarterback Jeff
Watson said. "He's an All-Amecan and a great
player, but there are some things tat we're going to
go at him with that are in our systm. Of course if I
have a choice I'm not going to got him."
The Michigan defense stunts narly every down
in an effort to stymie the run and the Baylor offen-
sive line is taking measures to ensure that the run-
ning backs will have holes to run through.
"They've got a tough noseguard and two and
they have two great rush guys on the end."juni
center Anthony Williams said. "Glen Steele is
stud. We'll have to control the gaps and make
sure we make the right reads when they walk
One of the biggest problems for the Bears will be
matching up against the Michigan offensive line-
men, who average 6-foot-5, 289 pounds.
That is almost 30 pounds more than what the
Bears will have on the defensive line.
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