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68 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 25, 2000

FIELD HOCKEY
Continued from Page 1
Ohio State first took the lead when its
scoring leader, Mariana Solarzano got
her eighth goal of the year on a corner
with 15:57 to go in the first half.
By the end of the first half, Michigan
was bombarding Blanton with shots but
coming up short every time. Michigan's
control of the game continued through
the second half as Ohio State didn't have
a shot on goal after halftime.
It was a matter of not getting frazzled
and not getting impatient and sticking
with what we do well," Pankratz said.
"The mentality is difficult when you
plug away and plug away and it doesn't
fall. I was happy that we just stayed tvith
it to the end."
The first sigh of relief came for the
Wolverines on their 14th corner attempt
when Powers deflected in freshman
Kristi Gannon's attempted shot with
13:36 to go in the game.

lard luck thenlhit Ohio State in the
formi on an injury as Solaranzo left the
game for good with a knee injury with
8:53 remaining. But with Michigan
always on offense, her departure may not
have had such a strong impact on the
final outcome.
"We had the momentum at that point
and we just tried to continue," Pankratz
said.
"She's incredibly dangerous on cor-
ners, so if anything there was a little bit
less stress on giving up a corner on our
defensive end."
After Fronzoni's go-ahead goal, the
Wolverines celebrated almost as though
the game were over, but Ohio State
called time to plan for the final 55 sec-
onds.
"We would have probably called a
time out if Ohio State hadn't to get
everyone calmed," Pankratz said.
A conservative offense by Michigan
simply played keep-away from the
Buckeyes as the clock expired.

Freshfaces
With one of the best
recruiting classes in
the nation, the
Michigan field hockey
team already has
some freshmen
making names for
themselves. Here are
some of the top new
producers for the
Wolverines:
April Fronzoni - forward
G A Pts
12 2 26
Kristi Gannon - defense
G A Pts
9 6 24
Molly Maloney - goalie
GA GA A Svs
4 0.80 13

Beitel. Blue blank Gophers at home

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Fronzoni

GWG
2
GWG
2
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2

By Sam Duwe
Daly Sports Wrier
Some nmight call her a senior captain.
Others might call her a prophet.
But whatever the case, Kacy Beitel
had a good feeling leading the Michigan
women's soccer team into battle Sunday.
"I woke up and I knew it was going to
be a good day" she said.
With Beitel scoring the first goal,
Michigan (4-4, 3-1 Big ,Ten) defeated
Minnesota 4-0 in the chilly fall sunshine.
In a way, it evened out the weekend that
wasn't looking too hot, for the
Wolverines or for the fans huddled
together under a mass of blue ponchos.
On Friday, a mere 48 hours earlier.
Michigan lost to Wisconsin. 1-0. In a
sport whereit's always hard to coie from
behind, the Badgers got the critical first
goal 1 5 minutes into the rainy first half.

N ichigan outshot Wisconsin 24-8, but
coculdn't beat goalie Kelly Conway.
"I told the team that it wasn't like we
just lost a game that we played horribly,"
coach Debbie Belkin-Rademacher said.
"We just didn't finish the job. We could-
n't put the icing on the cake."
Beitel, who contributed five shots,
said, "I think we proved to them on the
ficd that we were the better team. But it
doesn't matter on the scoreboard when
thce aren't any goals."
Wisconsin was an important game for
the Wolverines. Michigan, who was
ranked 24th, lost a game they should
hav won, and left the soggy field with
some things to think about.
But after a talking to by Rademacher,
about being the aggressive team and
scoring early and often, Beitel awoke
with some good vibes Sunday.
And 13 minutes into the first half, after

Beitel took the ball straight-i-n the nel
M innesota's fate was sealed.
"We struck first and established out
selves early:" Rademacher sait:
Freshman Stephanie Chavmx scored 3'
tiii nutes later, and sophomore Abb
C'rumpton and freshman Abby Tompkin
added goals in the second half .
"We played strong all around.
Rademacher said. "Amber Wilson pla
strong in the midfield. Shes 4'phy
presence but she also has a' knack fo
scoring and getting in there."
And it's good, too, because bot
Wisconsin and Minnesota played roug
and tough soccer.
"Thete were a lot of fons out then
lots of twirling and banging." Beitel saic
flireshman goalie Surie Grech had ht
third shutout in her stunnifig inagun
year. Grech is shring the net ijth senic
C'arrissa Stew art, who holds -
Michigan career-saves record.
"We've been going Friday-Sunda
switching back and forth," Rademach(
said. "They've both been training vet
well, and they're both solid. The goa
that have been beinga scored on them a
not goalie related."
Michigan travels to lowa on Friday ft
the continuation of Biga Ten action. T
action could lead to victory, as long
Kacy Beitel wakes up on the right si
the bed.

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