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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 25, 2000 - 7'

No. 21 Michigan
bittten by Buck,
streak hits 20

Killin'time

Blue runs to third straight titl

Here are the kill leaders
(percentage-wise) for the
Michigan volleyball team
through 11 matches.

By Courtenay Basile
and Liz Lonick
For the DmIly

roquete

Albert Kim
)I&v Spors Writer
Twenty and 21 could have been the
magic numbers for the Wolverines on
Sunday.
Michigan perhaps had its best chance
to win a volleyball match at Ohio State
ever. The Wolverines had lost all 19 of
their previous meetings with the
Buckeyes in Columbus and were never
ranked higher than Ohio State going into
*ose 19 matches.
They were hoping the 20th time, as
well as being ranked No. 21, higher than
the Buckeves, would be the charm.
Unfortunately, Sue Calligaris had dif-
ferent ideas.
Calligaris had 16 kills to lead Ohio
State past Michigan, 3-1 (11-15, 9-15,
15-1 1, 7-15), dropping the Wolverines to
0-2 in the Big Ten. Their other loss came
t the hands of their other rival,
ichigan State.
"We knew that both teams were going
to be good, that's the challenge of the Big
Tn," 'assistant Michigan coach Leisa
Rpsen 1aid.
Starting the Big Ten season with two

tough matches on
the road is some-
what of a disadvan-
tage, but it's not
being used as an
excuse.
"A volleyball
court is a volleyball
court, whether
you're home or.
away." Rosen said.
The main concern

PLAYER
Nicole Poquette
Shannon Melka
Joanna Fielder
Sarah Behnke
Alija Pittenger
Katrina Lehman
Annie Maxwell
Nicole Kacor
Erin Moore

K K/GAME
54 2.16
34 0.89
87 3.11
79 3.95
142 374
89 2.34
12 1.50
119 3.13
18 2.00

E
10
8
35
26
59
35
6
59
10

TA
114
95
197
204
347
243
28
329
44

PCT.
.386
274
.264
.260
,239
.222
.214
,182
.182

The Michigan women's cross
country team was confident heading
into the William and Mary
Invitational Saturday and it appears
that it had every reason to be.
The harriers overpowered North
Carolina to win their third consecu-
tive team title for the first time since
1998. The Wolverines captured the
title with 45 points, edging out the
Tar Heels who finished with 91
points. Navy turned in 103 points
with William and Marv and
Georgetown following close behind
with scores of 112 and 128, respec-
tively.
Senior Katie Jazwinski led the
Wolverines with a time of 17:43:1 to
capture second place overall, trailing
only North Carolina freshman
Shalane Flanagan who clocked in at
17:18:7. Michigan coach Mike
Mc(iuire predicted Jazwinski's
strong finish.
"Katie always spearheads the

attack, setting an example for the
rest of the team," McGuire said.
Jazwinski's confident attitude
going into this race was no different
than any other race.
"I just want to win. That's the atti-
tude I approach every meet with,"
she said.
Following close behind Jazwinski
was junior Katy Radkewich, placing
fourth with a time of 18:04:3.
Radkewich said she feels Saturday's
result wasn't surprising considering
the exceptional performances the
team has been putting in this season.
"Each week we seem to step up,
constantly improving with every
practice and race," Radkewich said.
Other top .20 finishers for the
Wolverine team included senior Julie
Froud and freshman Lindsev
Gallom, finishing I I1th and 12th
respectively with times of' i8:22:1
and 18:25:7.
Junior Katie Ryan and Jeanne
Spink posted times of 18:39:2 and
18:46:2.These results pleased Froud,
who prior to the meet said that her
hopes were for, "a good team race.

In the running
This was the third consecutive win
for the women's cross country
squad, who has yet to lose a scor-
ing race this season. The last timef
a Wolverine squad won three
consecutive races was 1998, when
Michigan won their first five races
of the year.
The Wolverines go for their fourth
consecutive vicotry at the Notre
Dame Invitational on Oct. 6.
THE SCHEDULE:
Oct. 6 at Notre Dame Invitational
Oct. 15 Wolverine Invitational
Oct. 29 Big Ten Championships
with evervone putting in a solid per-
formance."
Michigan hopes to prove that
lightning can strike for a fourth
straight time. TIhe Wolverines wtl-
attempt to capture their fourth coM-
secutive title at the Notre Dante
Invitational on Oct. 6.

for the Wolverines

coming out of the match against the No.
25 Buckeyes is their consistency. They
were in every game, but couldn't pull it
out.
"Wde just need to get more consistent,
We were in the match, but we gave up
streaks of points," Rosen said.
Tliwo of the few bright spots in the loss
was the play of freshman Katrina
Lehman, who led the team in kills and
blocks, and sophomore Nicole Kacor,
who was first in digs and second in
blocks.
"Both Katrina and Nicole came ready
to play,," Rosen said.
But for the Wolverincs, the start of the
Big Ten season has been a rude awaken-

ing and the Favetville and All-Sport
Challenge Tournament wins seem cons
away.
"The caliber of teams that we played
before the Big Ten probably didn't pre-
pare us as well as it could have," Rosen
said.
The road will only get harder for the
Wolverines, as they go on the road again
this weekend against Big Ten foes
Illinois and Wisconsin.
Before that, though, they will look to
rebound when they host Toledo tomor-
row.
The Wolverines aren't looking down.
The season is still young, as is this team.
"I see this team getting better, and
that's the next step we're going to take,"
Rosen said.

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