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16A -The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 23, 1999

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Kell Gannon was the lone scorer in Michigan's 1-0 victory over Michigan State
yesterday in East Lansing. Gannon scored the game-winner with just over seven
minutes remaining in the second half.
Spartans become
Gannon fOder, 1-0

drives 'M
By Sarah Ensor
For Th" D.u"
EAST LANSING - Although t
offense received the glory in the No. 12
Michigan field hockey team's 1-0 victo-
ry over the l1th-ranked Spartans last
night, it was the defense that kept the
game alive.
The Michigan defense was the first to
hold Michigan State's offense scoreless
this season, limiting the Spartans to only
one shot on goal. A defensive stand in
the last minute of regulation sealed
Michigan's victory, preventing t
Spartans from capitalizing on two penW
ty corners that could have tied the score
and sent the game to overtime.
"Our defensive strategy was just to
play our game, work with each other,
really communicate, just let the ball do
the work, and keep it to the outside,"
said senior captain Ashley Reichenbach,
a stalwart of the Michigan defense.
"That was the main point - to keep it to
the outside, because their main stren
was in the center. We just stuck toW
game plan and it worked."
Although the Spartans' last-minute
scoring opportunities added extra drama
to the game, the Michigan defenders
knew they could handle the situation.
"It was pretty scary" sophomore
Catherine Foreman said, "but we had
confidence we would get them out and
luckily, we did."
Despite not seeing much action dur-
ing the majority of the match, ju
goalkeeper Kati Oakes maintained er
focus and came through when the team
needed her most.
"Today, the rest of the team was teally
high."Oakes said, "Michigan State had a
lot of fans out there. I didn't have too
much trouble"maintaining intensity.
A major factor in Michigan's defen-
sive successes all year has been the
experience of the unit. Led by
Reichenbach, Foreman and Oakes,
Wolverines refuse to be intimidated by
any offense they face.
"I think that our defense is very expe-
rienced, very smart," Michigan coach
Marcia Pankratz said. "I think that they
know to do the right thing."
This could be c1ucial as Michigan
continues conference play and faces
some of the country's elite teams.
"This is exactly what we need to go
into the Big Ten season," ReichenIlti
said. "We're just going to ride the
and keep on going."

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Continued from Page 9A
The :pressure paid off for the
Wolverines, as they outshot the
Spartans 7-1 and earned nine penal-
ty corners to Michigan State's two.
-More than halfway through the.
second half, though, the score was
still knotted at 0-0.
- Despite all of their chances, the
Wolverines were not converting on.
their opportunities.
But they never lost :their compo-
sure, sticking to their game plan
until Gannon put in the winning
score off a corner with 7:10 left in
the contest,
"With the way the game was going
and the way our defense was really
stepping up, I knew that if we kept
on working it, eventually the ball
would fall in the goal," Veith said.
After the Michigan goal, the
Spartans' attack woke up, as the
Wolverines became more conserva-
tive on defense.

With 6:26 left, Pankratz signaled
for a timeout.to remind the team to
remain aggressive and avoid compla-
But the Spartans continued to
press and earned their first penalty.
corner of the game with 46 seconds
left on the clock,
Michigan State earned another
corner with 17 seconds left. But the
Wolverines just held off the
Michigan State attack to open the
Big Ten seasonwith a victory.
"I'm going to, have more gray hair
after tonight," Pankratz said. "That's
part of the game, though. It's a cred-
it to our defensive corner because
that is a lot.of pressure to be under
and come up big."
Michigan now must prepare for its
final two nonconference games of
the season this weekend at Ocker
Field against Ohio and California.
"It will be a tough weekend with
back-to-back games," Pankratz said.
"Hopefully if we play as well, as we
did tonight, we'll do quite well."

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