8B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 18, 1999
Blue on top of Big Ten
'M' offense explodes
against state rivals
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"I tried to follow the ball and stay
focused," Oakes said. "The Michigan
fight song occasionally popped into
Staying warm was also a challenge
for the goalie.
"My jersey was cold and damp so
I tried to jump around and wiggle my
feet to stay warm," Oakes said.
Courtney Reid sparked Michigan's
production in the second half.
With 26:34 left to play in the
game, Gannon rocketed the ball
downfield to Reid, who was all
alone. Reid turned from the right
side of the circle and skidded the ball
into the net.
Two minutes later, Reid received a
pass from sophomore midfielder Ali
Balmer and directed it to sophomore
midfielder Jessie Veith, who lofted
the ball in the net for Michigan's
Reid's second-half slaughtering of
the Spartans continued, as she assist-
ed on yet another goal.
Off of a penalty corner sent in by
Reid, Veith rebounded the ball for
her second goal of the game, to fin-
ish the massacre and give Michigan
a 5-0 lead.
Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz
was elated with her team's effort.
"Everybody played great,"
Pankratz said. "We took control and
finished everything we set up. I
couldn't be happier with our effort."
The win keeps the Wolverines atop
the Big Ten., Michigan has won nine
of its last 10 games, and four in a
row in the Big Ten.
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Freshman Molly Powers slides the ball past Michigan State goalie Mireille Evans
in the Wolverines' 5-0 victory over the Spartans.
By Dave Roth
Daily Sports Writer
With a goal and two assists against
Michigan State, and two assists ver-
sus Central Michigan, junior mid-
fielder Courtney Reid has moved up
to seventh on the list of all-time sin-
gle season point scorers at Michigan.
She has tallied 31 points this season,
with eight goals, and 15 assists.
Junior forward Kelli Gannon is the
team's second-leading point scorer.
Her two assists against Michigan
State leave her two points away from
10th on the single-season point scor-
And who does Gannon need to
overcome to become 10th? Herself.
Gannon racked up 27 points last sea-
Michigan alum Julie Flachs owns
the top spot on the list with her
amazing 64 pointshaccumulated in
the 1997 season.
STATE CHAMPS: The Michigan
State field hockey team has been one
of the Wolverines' greatest rivals. In
49 games against the Spartans, the
Wolverines have won 23, lost 20, and
tied six. But, none of the current
Michigan players would know much
about it, as Michigan has triumphed
the last five times the teams have
Before playing in-state rivals
Central Michigan and Michigan
Sate, the Wolverines had only man-
aged four goals in three games. They
'scored only one goal against Iowa
and Penn State, and managed a pair
of goals versus Northwestern. But
once the Wolvernies played their in-
state nemeses, they erupted for 10
lying six early in the season against
Radford and Ball State.
FRESHMAN FIRE: The Michigan
freshman class has been strutting its
stuff as of late.
Against Central Michigan, mid-
field Molly Powers netted a goal.
Freshman forward Jessica Rose had
a goal against Michigan State. Rose
amassed several shots on goal and
harrassed freshman Spartan goalie
Freshman defender Stephanie
Johnson has been a force to be reck-
oned with. Johnson came up with
some key defensive plays against the
Spartans, and she appears to be one
of the team's greatly improving play-
MAKE No MISTAKE ABOUT IT:
Michigan's games this week come
against Big Ten opponents
Northwestern on Friday and Iowa on
Sunday. The Wolverines beat both
teams within the past ten days, but
each game was at home, and each
victory was by just one goal.
The team is trying to prove the
victories weren't flukes as they trav-
el to Evanston and Iowa City. The
game against Iowa may be especially
challenging, as Iowa's only loss
came against Michigan.
Michigan's 1-0 victory against
them on Oct. 8 was not very con-
The game was even throughout,
but defender Ashley Reichenbach
capitalized on a penalty shot oppor-
goals in just two games.
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