6B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 25, 1999
Bad kanna comes
around for stickers
By Dave Roth
Daily Sports Writer
What goes around comes around, and
unfortunately for the Michigan field
hockey team, it could not have come
around at a worse time.
In Iowa City, the eighth-ranked
Wolverines fell 1-0 to No. 3 Iowa to
give up their first-place spot in the Big
The Wolverines had beaten Iowa 1-0
on their home turf Oct. 8, giving the
Hawkeyes their only loss of the season.
At Iowa's Grant Field, the Hawkeyes
avenged that loss and shoved the 1-0
victory back in Michigan's face.
Duing the first twenty minutes of
play, there were relatively few scoring
chances as the teams rarely held posses-
sion of the ball in their opponents' arc.
But with 15:02 left to play in the first
half, Iowa (8-1 Big Ten, 15-1 overall)
penetrated the Wolverines' defense to
score, when Iowa senior forward Lesley
Irvine took a pass from sophomore
Anita Miller and put the ball into the net.
Controversy surrounded the goal,
however, as the Michigan defense
knocked the ball out of the cage before
the referee blew her whistle. After con-
ferring with each other and both coach-
es, the referees finally allowed the goal.
The goal was a wake up call for the
Wolverines, as they immediately began
applying more offensive pressure and
finished the half strong.
Michigan (6-2 Big Ten, 13-5 overall)
bombarded Iowa senior goalie Kelly
Druley, but to no avail. Druley sealed up
the cage and stubbornly defended the
goal, preventing any shots from seeping
into the net.
Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz
thought it was Michigan's game to win,
making the loss especially tough.
"I am really disappointed that we did
not win, but it really was some great
hockey that was played this weekend"
Pankratz said. "It is too bad we could not
take advantage of the corners. The game
was going back and forth.
Pankratz commented that, despite los-
ing this crucial game, the Wolverines
still have two Big Ten games versus
Ohio State and Penn State before the
Big Ten Tournament in Columbus.
"Nothing changes for us now, we have
to get ready for our next two games and
not get too disappointed," Pankratz said.
"We cannot get too psyched about win-
ning or losing."
Junior forward KelliGannon was just
as disappointed as her coach.
"There was nothing that we could do
today," Gannon said. "On paper it is
easy to see we dominated the game
offensively, but nothing was going our
way today. "I don't know what hap-
pened, we did not play as team and that
is unusual for us."
On paper Michigan dominated the
game, as the Wolverines outnumbered
Iowa 12-3 in penalty corners. But Iowa
senior Kelly Druley denied Michigan on
I I of those opportunities.
"I was really lucky that I was in some
good places at the right time and had
some quick reactions today,' Druley
said. "This was an awesome game in
every aspect of play and I am glad that
we were able to sustain our intensity
throughout the whole game"
The win ensures Iowa at least a share
of the Big Ten championship.
Friday, Michigan slaughtered
Northwestern (0-8 Big Ten, 4-11 over-
all) in a 5-1 triumph. The first half of the
game turned out to be the Kelli Gannon
and Catherine Foreman show, as
Gannon scored twice in the game's first
twenty minutes, with Foreman assisting
on both her goals.
- Ryan Yarborough of The Daily
Iowan contributed to this report.
Continued from Page 1B
was two seniors who tallied the goal.
Schmitt received the ball on the lc
side of the goal after bringing in
corner kick, and crossed it to fello
senior Poole who headed it past the
goalkeeper. The goal was Poole's firs
of the year. The half ended with the
score 1-0 in favor of Michigan.
As the teams took the field for th
second half, Clister was replacir
goal by the usual netminder, Ca.s
"Wefelt that we didn't want t
change too much because we have
consistency," Belkin said. "Laure
had a great game, but I wanted to g
everyone involved, and keep our
selves ready for next weekend"
The change in goal would prove t
be of little consequence as th
Wolverines finally got their offens
going. As soon as Berendowsky<
freshman forward Abby CrunIrI
stepped on the field together in the
second half, Michigan took over.C O
the first offensive possession with th
two in the game, they started a two
on-one break which resulted ir
Berendowsky passing to Crumpton ir
front of the goal for an easy tap-in
The assist moved Berendowsky into :
tie for the all-time Big Ten assists leac
with 31. Hoff also assisted ot
play, inching her closer to the 50 pomn
Less than two minutes later, Hof
took a pass from Crumpton and put i
past the goaltender to give her 5(
career points. She became only th<
seventh Wolverine ever to reach tha
mark, and the third this year.
Only 30 seconds later, freshmai
Carly Williamson scored unassistet
in a shot that was deflected in ba
Butler's Erin Murphy. The lead
been increased to 4-0 on three goal
Michigan finished the scoring witl
two more goals in just over a minute
with about five minutes left in the
game. Berendowsky squibbed a .sho
on goal that trickled through thi
hands of Partenheimer, and then Abb:
Tompkins scored on a pass fron
All five of the position s r
recorded at least a point, and netmin
der Clister reentered the game itr th
closing moments to complete he
"It's not common in a college gain
to go out and score six goals," Belkii
said. "That was our goal, to scor
some goals. We were happy that w
were able to do it, today was a reall:
great day for our team."
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