88 - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 6, 2000
Late lapses haunt 'M,' but wins keep coming
Blue tankers claim1
moraliwin in N.C.
By DaM Roth
DIlt Sports Writer
The fat lady has a frog in her throat.
Every time the Michigan field hockey team gets ready
for ter to sing, it loses focus and often makes games more
exciting than they should be.
Yesterday against Penn State, the Wolverines were sip-
ping their figurative pina coladas, up 3-0 with only 10
minutes to play in the Big Ten Tournament championship
game. Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz even substituted
in freshman goalkeeper Molly Maloney for junior
Maureen Tasch with 9:48 remaining.
"It was to give her an opportunity to get her into a big
pressure match in a tournament setting and to give her a
chance to see what it feels like," Pankratz said.
Penn State was about to see its tournament title hopes
dashed. Feeling a sense of urgency, the Nittany Lions nat-
urally picked up their game.
Lo and behold, Penn State's Cenna Wilkerson put the
ball past Maloney, shrinking Michigan's lead to 3-1 with
6:47 remaining in the game
"Penn State picked up the pressure and we decided to
celebrate before the game was over," Pankratz said.
The adrenaline shot up a bit, the fat lady could feel the
phlegm building in her throat.
With 2:47 left, Penn State got a penalty stroke. As
Tasch looked on from the bench, Maloney prepared her-
self in goal. .
Tmci Anselmo went upper left cage - Maloney did-
n't. Michigan 3, Penn State 2.
Who let the frogs out'?
"They're a great team" Pankratz said. "They're never
going to quit. They play a whole match, 70 minutes. It
was a good lesson for us for the tournament - that we
have to continue to play all 70 minutes no matter who is
in the game and stay focused no matter what we're
Finally, the game ended with the Wolverines up 3-2.
Michigan had won the Big Ten Tournament.
BR A DON SE DLOFF 'Daiy
Courtney Reid snored two goats for the Wolverines yesterday in their 3-2 win to take the Big Ten Championship.
Maybe if the game had ended 10 minutes earlier, the
Wolverines would have rum onto the field. Instead, they
wiped the sweat off their brow and hesitantly gathered to
Was 10 minutes of terror worth it for Maloney?
"I think it was a good idea" said Tasch, agreeing with
Pankratz's decision. "She was trying to give us both as
much experience as possible so it worked out fine."
It did work out fine, and the coach had no regrets.
"She did play well," Pankratz said of Maloney. "I
know two goals went in, but she made some outstanding
saves. That was more our team than her.
"I would do it again."
Rewind to Saturday. Different team, same frog
Jessica Rose blasted in a shot with 20:13 to play in the
second half to put Michigan up 1-0 against Ohio State.
Michigan held the lead comfortably for 18 more minutes,
but then the Buckeyes got a chance. With 1:54 remaining
in the game, Ohio State got a penalty corner opportunity.
One could feel the momentum switching.
The Buckeves sent in the ball. Five seconds later, it was
tied at one, as Katie Hobson shot and scored.
But the Wolverines huddled up and regrouped.
"You would think there would be something said, but it
was just a feeling" Rose said. "You could feel the energy
raised and there was a momentum shift back to us.
"We looked at each other and I just knew we were
going to score. I could feel it with my teammates -- it
was awesome. '
Oft their own penalty corner opportunity, the
Wolverines' Courrnev Reid and Catherine Foreman set
up a Krsti Gannon shot that went in, ending the 54-sec-
ond tic. The oal was scored with exactly one minute left
in the game
"Michigan held on, and again came out victorious.
"I think it's a championship mentality that ourtcam has
ivally learned to bring to the table," Pankratz said. "It's a
confidence to never give up, and to know that ifwe work
as hard as we can things can happen."
By Steve Jackson
Daily Sports Writer
It's official - Michigan now
has the second-best No. 9
women's swimming team in
The ninth-ranked Wolverines
dropped a. 207-163 decision to
North Carolina - which is tied
with Michigan in the rankings at
No. 9 - this weekend in Chapel
Hill. The Tar heels victory
brought them to 2-1 and lowered
Michigan's record for the season
Coming into the match,
Michigan was looking to break up
the monotony of a busy fall
schedule by shuffling the lineup
"We will have lots of girls
swimming secondary events this
week," Michigan coach Jim
Richardson said. "We want to
concentrate more on evaluation
than scoring points this week."
That change in focus didn't
stop Michigan from earning a
moral victory that impressed both
swimmers and coaches alike. The
Wolverines may have lost the
meet, but you would guess that
from what they had to says after-
"Our girls swam much faster
than we expected," Michigan
assistant coach Stefanie Kerska
said. "I think we came out with a
better focus this week. We had
some personal bests and some
really great times for early in the
"If we would have swam this
fast last weekend we would have
casily won the meet."
"This was really a great team
effort," senior co-captain Jen
Crisman added. "We were all
really tired after a tough we'k of
training, but we came out with a
better concentration this week."
Michigan managed to score
quite well considering the work-
load it has endured to start the
Light practices a week have
been building up the team's
strength and endurance.
"They are training as much as
they can right now," Kerska said.
"Tire only time we will swim
more than this is over winter
break when the girls have no
One person who showed off the
value of the long yardage training
sessions was freshman Samantha
Arsenault, who won a gold medal
Arsenault brought home two
individual firsts for theE
Wolverines in the distance
She won the 500-yard freestyle
Saturday after taking the 1,00
freestyle Friday night.
"Sam showed us some great
range," Kerska said. "That really
shows that she is putting in the
The other Mich igan freshman
sensation. Tealin Krlemen, also
grabbed two individual wins. Shi
swept the diving. events again this
week by adding a victory in the
three-imreter Saturday to her
Friday win on the one-meter
Kelemen is. undefeated in div-
ing events this year.
"She is really raising the bar for
the rest of the girls on the team,"
Another impressive element forl
Michigan this weekend was its
freestyle relay squad.
The team of Jen Crisman,
Laura Kaznecki, Missy Sugar and
Jennifer Arndt picked up a pair of
victories together as they won the
200 and 400 freestyles.
"The relays are really going
well," Crisman said. "People are
starting to really find their spots."
Fifth-year senior Arndt
returning frorm shoulder surgery
this off-season - won the back-
Also, Lindsav Carlberg gave a
strong performance in winning
the 200 backstroke. Senior co-
captain Crisman also had a first
place finish in the 50 freestyle,
posting a time of 23.10.
"She was flying," exclaimed
Kerska. "That kind of time will
most likely get you to NCAA
But, the Wolverines also had
some struggles in the meet. For
example, they failed to place any-
one in the top four in the butter-
"We have some places where
we are lacking right now,"
explained Kerska. "But we just
have to work through it, airs
address those issues in recruit
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24:15 left to put the Wolverines up 2-0.
A minute later, Reid was at it again.
She sent in a penalty corner with 23:26,
but consecutive Michigan shots didn't
find the net until Reid broke away from
the pile and put the ball in at 23:16.
Her second goal would prove to be
the game-winner, as Penn State found a
late sense of urgency and put a pair of
goals past freshman keeper Molly
Maloney, who substituted in for Tasch
when the Wolverines were up by three
with ten minutes left.
The problem was more a complacent
Michigan defense than an inexperi-
enced keeper, but the Wolverines' back
line didn't let in the game-tying goal
and helped preserve Michigan's victory.
As for Reid, she was the perfect mid-
fielder as she made defensive stops,
stole the ball away, threaded passes to
her forwards, and put shots on cage.
"I pulled some stuff out that I didn't
know I could do" Reid said.
"It was the last time I was going to
play on the field, it was for the tourna-
ment, and it was against Penn State, so
with my team behind me we played well
and got the win."
Reid - usually known for assisting
on goals, not scoring them - posted
her first multi-goal game in her four
years at Michigan.
"This was the best game of her
career" Pankratz said. "I'm just happy
and proud of her that she could end her
career in Ann Arbor that way"
Reid's leadership typified the will of
a senior class that was not only deter-
mined to win but also wanted to appre-
ciate its final home game.
"I thought about it for a second, and I
got really sad" Shin said. "Then I was
like 'No, forget it, focus onthe game.
1. Michigan 112. Penn State 8
1. Michigan 2 2. Penn State 3
bye 1. Michigan 3 7. Indiana 7
Michigan wins Big
4. Ohio State 1 2. Penn State 2 3. Iowa 2
4t. Ohio State 1 3. Iowa 1
5. Northwestern 0 46.MichiganSt. 0
Ocker Field, Ann Arbor
Where could they go?
Since Michigan football hosts Penn State next Saturday the field hockey team
can't host NCAA regionals despite their Big Ten title.
They will travel to Maryland, Wake Forest, Virginia, or Old Dominion for action
on Friday. Last year, the Wolverines played in the Southwest Regional at Wake
Forest and won, beating Duke and Wake Forest.
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