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12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 9, 1998

Golfers putt into second invite this week
Team still searching for right mix as fall season passes halfwvay point

The Wolverines
will need to have
their eyes wide
open when the
take on
tonight at Cliff
Keen Arena.
Continued from Page 11
she saw no emotion on the Michigan
side of the net in the last match.
Michigan coach Greg Giovanazzi had
some choice words about his team's spir-
it afterwards.
"Tomorrow we'll go through the
unemotional part," Giovanazzi said. "I
just want every member on (the) staff
and team to do an emotional analysis on

By Rick Harpster
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's golf team will
not have to wait long for an opportu-
nity to redeem itself after a disap-
pointing 15th-place finish Tuesday at
the Legends of Indiana
Intercollegiate. The Wolverines head
to Cincinnati this weekend for the 18-
team Xavier Invitational.
The field for the Sunday/Monday
tournament consists of only four Big
Ten teams. Several MAC schools and
district teams, such as Kentucky and
Louisville, make up the majority of
those competing.
The field is significantly weaker
than most of what the Wolverines have
seen this fall, and could provide them
with a strong opportunity to improve
on their performances in past tourna-
ments. Michigan, however, with the
important spring season still ahead, is
more concerned about itself right now
than with its competitors.

Junior Mike Harris came into this
season as the only Wolverine linkster
with varsity experience.
With his young and inexperienced
lineup, Michigan coach Jim Carras
has used the fall season to figure out
which of his less experienced players
will be part of his starting five for the
remainder of the year. In the
Wolverines three fall matches, Carras
has used three different lineups. This
weekend will be no different.
"We're still trying to find out which
of these young guys are going to
accept their roles," Carras said. "We
need to have some of our young guys
play with more confidence.
At the Legends of Indiana
Intercollegiate, Harris led a struggling
Michigan team with a 3-over-par 219.
Harris was tied for the individual lead
after firing an opening-round 69, but
fell to 13th place overall after consec-
utive rounds of 75.
True freshman Andy Matthews tied

for 41st with a 12-over-par 228, while
sophomore Scott hayes tied for 60th
at 231.
Like they did for the first three tour-
naments this fall, Hayes and Matthews
will join Harris this weekend as fix-
turCs in the lineup. The fourth player
will be true freshman Andy Chapman,
who will he making his collegiate
debut. Michigan has had consistent
problems with its number four and
five spots, and Carras feels the fresh-
man from Grand Blanc has earned his
"Andv Chapman deserves the
opportunity to compete," Carras said.
Carrasl has yet to decide who the
fifth player will be this weekend. He
will evaluate several players in prac-
tice today and make a last-minute
The lack of time between tourna-
ments has made it difficult to evaluate
each player this week. After returning
home from Indiana late Tuesday night,

the plgvers were given \Kdnedla and
' esterdav off o catch up on their stud-
ies before resuming practice todax
The weekdiay tournamients also pro-
ide the players ith the challenge of
balancing their golf schedule \\ it
king up for missed ime mi the
mIt's unfortunate that x e have these
weekday tournaments,'rra sai.
"But most of the tournaments are
played on priv:ae courses that don't
want to give up weekend play for their
With the kill season already more
than hal f ov er Michigan hpes to h axe
impressix e showings in it t wo final
matches th is tfil
Two strong per formances wou 1
provide this inexperienced group with
momentum and con fidence heading
into the spring season. After the
Xav ier Invitational t he Wohx erines
onc lude th e ir kll se ason a t th e
Stanford Invitational Oct . 29-Nov. 1.

whether they gave it everything they
Emotion isn't Giovanazzi's main con-
cern. Getting off to a fast start and dic-
tating the pace of the match has been a
team trademark. Such was the case with
the first two games of the Michigan
State match before the third-game col-
"It's just hard when we're up and
we're not taking advantage of it, and we
can't close out games," Szczesniak said.

Tuiasosopo to start for Huard

By Jason Sykes
The Washington Daily
Marques Tuiasosopo will get the sec-
ond start of his career tomorrow against
Utah State in place of the injured Brock
"We'll just try to keep the offense on
track and try to do things that highlight

Marques' athletic ability," Washington
coach Jim Lambright said. "He has
areas he needs to work on, but he cre-
ates things with his ability to run and
Tuiasosopo was 7-of-14 for 77 yards
in relief of Huard last Saturday. The
sophomore also ran seven times for 70

ro ; a
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Sean Ritch~ln and the Wolverines face a physical battle when they take on the
Lakers on Sunday.

Continued from Page 11
son debut' of forwards Mark Kosick
and Andrew Merrick. Both sat out
last weekend, as Kosick was nursing a
separated shoulder and Merrick was
sick with the stomach flu.
"Kosick and Merrick are coming
around in practice," Berenson said.
"They are both skating better."
While Michigan returns two for-
wards, they might be without the ser-
vices of another forward, freshman
Craig Murrjy. Murray suffered a deep
leg muscle: bruise Monday and just
resumed skating yesterday. His per-
formance in today's practice will be

the big indicator on whether Murra*
will dress or not.
"He skated all right" yesterday,
Berenson said. "We'll take a look at
him (today) and Saturday and then
make a decision."
No matter who is on the ice, the
Michigan-Lake Superior rivalry is
always looked upon as a big game.
Although the Lakers, a former nation-
al power, are picked for ninth-place in
the CCHA media poll, Berenson i
not counting on a ninth-place perforW
mance from the Lakers on Sunday.
"Lake Superior has a lot of pride,"
Berenson said. "They have the talent
to beat anyone in this conference on
any given night."


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