The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 5, 2000 - 13A
prepared to pounce
By David Roth
Daily Sports Writer
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tomorrow at I
pm. wi ystart
on time. The
question is -
when will it
comes to con-
field hockey game
Who: No. 5 Michigan
When: 4 p.m.
pleting games, the Wildcats procrasti-
nate in a major way an on-time fin-
* sh has been an aberration as
Northwestern has taken three of its past
four opponents into overtime.
Northwestern netminder Jessica
Yates, a fifth-year senior and team cap-
tain, has Venus Fly Trap-like reflexes
that often prolong matches that other
teams dominate but don't manage to
"She's had some really big games to
eep Northwestern close and take them
onto overtime" Michigan coach Marcia
Yates may have some experience in
Evanston under her belt, but
Northwestern has a new head coach,
Marisa Didio, and two new assistants.
"With a new coaching staff out there,
they play inspired games, especially
when it's close."
A 4-6 record makes Northwestern
seem like an innocuous opponent. But
the Wildcats have lost only one game
by more than two goals, and the team is
28-9 all-time against Michigan.
"We're not going to overlook the
game," Pankratz said. "It's a Big Ten
game at home on a Friday. We're ready
to play our 'A' game."
But Michigan must beware. In the
Big Ten Tournament last season, the
Wildcats held 1-0 and 2-1 leads over
Michigan before a late comeback gave
the Wolverines a victory that
Northwestern hasn't forgotten.
"We knocked them out last year, so
they're going to come out after us."
Rose said. "But that's what we want.
Tell them to bring it."
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As high-powered a team as Purdue has been in the past,
it suffers through inexplicable games where very little
goes right. One of those games struck the B~oilerimakers
last week at Penn State, a 22-20 upset loss.
When things start to go badly for the Boilermakers, it's
very tough for them to break out of it. They're the only
team with a top-five passing offense that also has two
losses this season.
Either way, Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said Purdue is
to be taken seriously.
"No lead is ever safe against Purdue." Carr said. "You
can be ahead 28-0 in the fourth quarter and you'd better
hang on and continue to play hard because 28 points isn't
a big deal to them.
"They don't have to huddle to play, which means they
have more time. When you get into a shootout with a
team like Purdue. you're drawing against a gunslinger
who knows what he's doing."
SETTING THINGS STRAIGJur: Despite some talk to the
contrary. Saturday's game is a noon start. not a 3:30 start.
ABC will televise the game.
Keep in mind the traffic problems plaguing the West
Lafayette area. I-65 and U.S. 231 are clogged up, so fans
planning on leaving for the game in the wee hours of
Saturday morning should keep an eye out for Indiana 43,
north of West Lafayette. All game traffic will be direct-
'M' tennis plays host to
annual Wolverine Invite
Making the trip will be
Bowling Green, Notre
Dame and Western
For the Wolverines.
the tournament marks
the opening of this sea-
VARSIT' TENNIS CENTE:R
What: The Wolverine
and Sunday at 9 am.
By Nick Kacher
For the Daily
Women's tennis teams from all over the
country will be invading Ann Arbor this week-
end for the third annual Wolverine Invitational.
mat allows all players on each team to play, in
Michigan will compete against all four visit-
Michigan coach Bitsy Ritt sees the tourna-
ment as a good opportunity to evaluate wher
the team is at this point.
"You learn a lot about a player through cant=
petition, Ritt said. "I think this will be a gr at
starting point for the season."
Ritt will also use this first tournament to se
who the team's leaders will be.
"Leaders emerge in competition they
show you is going to step up," Ritt said.
Michigan has a strong core of players return-
ing from last season with a lot of experience
under their belt.
There are six returning players on this year's
team, three of whom are seniors.
"The team is looking very strong, we arc
very competitive and we have a lot of guts,"
With some very solid teams coming in, it
will be a good opening test for Michigan. After
an entire summer of practicing the team is anx-
ious to begin competitive play.
"This first tournament we just want to get
out there and play and get as many matches as
possible," junior Jennifer Vaughn said. That
won't be a problem, since the tournament for-
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HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER I'M A DEMOCRAT ORA REPUBLICAN?:
An Open Letter to the Students of the University of Michigan
A young man who is a close friend of our family was recently heard asking this question. Our daughter's answer: "Decide which issues are most important to
you and then vote for the party that more closely supports your position."
With 26.5 million 18-24 year-olds living in the United States, you are in a position to play a major role in this year's election. The presidential race is a close one
in Michigan, and your vote can make a difference. Our family has pooled its resources to place this letter in The Michigan Daily because we are concerned
about the outcome of the election this November and we recognize the powerful voting block you represent. The next President of the United States will make
decisions that directly affect your life. He will also appoint at least three Supreme Court Justices who will interpret our laws for the next 30 to 40 years!
Al Gore supports
* increasing funds available for grants and student loans;
* reducing interest rates on student loans; and
" making college tuition and fees tax deductible up to $10,000 per year.
Bush's education agenda is narrow because his proposed tax cut (which benefits the wealthiest 2%) leaves few resources to invest in education
or to help families afford higher education.
Al Gore has been a leader on the environment for more than 20 years by
*working to combat global warming;
*increasing funding and use of mass transit; and
*increasing funding for national parks.
Bush has been called "the Polluters' President" by the Sierra Club. Texas rates
*first in the amount of cancer-causing chemicals pumped into the air and water; and
*dead last in the number of children with health insurance.
CIVIL RIGHTS AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
*believes all Americans, regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, or physical ability deserve equal protection under the law; and
*will work to reform welfare, protect civil rights, and protect and defend a woman's right to choose.
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