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Field hockey NCAA
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ence correlated to the absence of sopho-
more LaVell Blanchard. Blanchard, who
missed the game with a sprained ankle, is
expected to be Michigan's leading scorer
for the second consecutive year.
Ellerbe said Blanchard should be able
to return to practice by the end of the
In a close game without Blanchard,
Ellerbe saw who he can count on to rise
to the occasion in tight situations. While
Robinson led the way, fellow freshman
Maurice Searight also performed impres-
sively, running the offense for most of the
"Maurice Searight did a good job of
getting us in our offense" Ellerbe said.
Freshman center Josh Moore scored
12 points in his Michigan debut. The
game may mark the first and only time in
his career that the 7-foot-2 center com-
peted against someone substantially larg-
er than him, as Moore battled 7-foot-4
Priest Lauderdale. Moore had trouble
boxing out in the first half against Grand
Rapids' tall lineup, but by the end of the
game looked more comfortable in the
Michigan's only other player in double
figures was sophomore Gavin
Groninger, who scored 10 points.
The game marked the return of two
former Michigan players -- Grand
Rapids center Eric Riley and coach Mark
Hughes - to Crisler.
Michigan's final exhibition game is
Sunday at Crisler against Wayne State.
FG FT REB
MIN M-A MA OT A F PTS
Robinson 36 1018 4-6 03 2 1 28
Asselin 25 1-5 1-2 2 5 5 5 3
Moore 25 5-13 2-3 2-8 0 4 12
Queen 22 0-5 00 2-3 4 0 0
Groninger 27 4-8 0-0 1-3 1 1 10
Jones 22 0-0 3-6 0-2 0 2 5
Searight 17 3-4 0-0 1-1 3 1 6
Young 23 23 22 05 0 2 6
Totals 200 26-59 12-19 11f34 13 16 70
FG%: 441 FT%: 632 3-point FG: 6 13. .462 (Robinson
4-7, Groningr 2-3, Queen 0.3). Blocks: 2 (Asselin.
Robinson) Steals: 5 (Robinson 3.Jones. Young). Turnovers:
15 (Asselin 3 Jones 2, Moore 2, Queen 2. Robinson 2.
Seanight 2, roninger).
Technical Fouls none.
GRAND RAPIDS (71)
MIN M-A M-A 0T A F PTS
Lang 29 3-6 2-2 25 2 2 8
A. Smith 33 2-8 3-4 2-5 3 1 7
Conk 19 3-7 1-2 1-3 1 S 8
Riley 19 2-6 3-4 2-4 0 4 7
Colson 31 2-8 0-0 0-0 5 0 5
B. Smith 33 10-16 5-5 4-14 1 4 26
Griffin 16 2-6 0-0 0-2 0 2 5
Beck 20 3-7 2-2 1-2 2 4 9
Lauderdale 19 2-5 0-0 3-7 2 4 3
Totals 200 26-62 15-17 14-40 15 20 71
G 419 FT%:.882 3-point FG 4-12 333 (Beck, 1.2,
Colson 1-3 Griffin 1 3, B. Smith 1-4) Blocks 6 (Lauderdale
3, Colson,s sileyB Smith) Steals: 10 (Colson 5, Beck 5)
Turnovers: 15 (Lang 3, Colson 3. A Smith 3, Beck 3, B.
Smith 2. Griffin). Technical Fouls: none.
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exposure during his three-year career.
Indiana coach Cam Cameron
addressed the inclusion of Randle El in
the Heisman Trophy race, giving him
"What is the Heisman Trophy? Is it a
team award, an individual award? Is it to
go to the best college football player?"
Cameron said. "If it goes to the best col-
lege football player, without question he
should be mentioned with those other
"I've coached quarterbacks and
receivers that were All-Big Ten, I've
been around quarterbacks that have
been All-American, I've been around a
quarterback that played in the Pro Bowl.
I was the position coach of a Heisman
Trophy winner, Desmond H oward. All
those guys were great players. This guy
is as good or better than all of them."
BIG TEN STANDINGS
Big Ten Overall
THIS WEEKEND'S RESULTS
NORTHWESTERN 54, Michigan 51
ILLINOIS 42, Indiana 35
Iowa 26. PENN STATE 23 (OT)
OHIO STATE 27. Michigan State 13
WISCONSIN 41, Minnesota 20
Penn State at Michigan, 1. p.um.
Wisconsinat Indiana. 2 p.m.
Ohio State at Illinois, noon
Northwestern at Iowa, noon
Purdue at Michigan State, noon
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The Michigan field hockey team will
hunt for a second-consecutive final four
berth in familiar territory this weekend,
as the Wolverines head to the NCAA
regionals in Winston-Salem, N.C. for
the second year in a row.
No. 5 Michigan (18-3) will square off
against No. 14 William & Mary (12-7)
Saturday at 2 p.m., and the Wolverines
will face the winner of Harvard (12-5)
and tournament-host No. 4 Wake Forest
(16-3) Sunday at 2 p.m.
"I'm looking forward to the competi-
tion and I look forward to us playing
well," Michigan coach Marcia Pankratz
said. "We'll be ready to take on the chal-
The only team in the regional the
Wolverines have played this season is
Wake Forest, where despite outshooting
the Demon Deacons, Michigan lost 2-0.
The Wolverines were awarded 'an
automatic bid by winning the Big Ten
Tournament this past weekend.
The winner of the regional heads to
NCAA final four next weekend in
Norkfolk, Va, at Old Dominion.
Last year in Winston-Salem, No. 5
Michigan beat No. I1 Duke 2-1, and
then third-seed Wake Forest 3-2 in a dra-
matic double-overtime en route to a
final four berth.
This will be Michigan's second
NCAA appearance. Last year the
Wolverines defeated undefeated
Connecticut 4-3 in the semifinal game
before losing to Maryland 2-1 in the
NCAA Championship game on a goal
scored with no time left in the first
Who:, Michigan (18,3) vs. William & Mary (12-
7); the winner faces the No.4 Wake Forest--
Harvard winner Sunday for a final four berth
When: 2:00 p.m. Saturday; 2:00 p.m. Sunday
Last year: Michigan was NCAA runner-up
Men's tennis stumbles
in land of casinos
NAUGHTY? OR NICE? DOESN'T MATTER-
YOU'RE ALL GETTING THE SAME THING:
A Vegas Vacation was just as
painful to the men's tennis team as it
was to the Griswolds.
During the Las Vegas Shootout, the
squad faltered not only physically but
mentally. Although official scores of
the round robin tournament have not
been released, coach Mark Mees
feels that his team did not perform to
"We were out of our game mental-
ly, and that is most important," Mees
said. "And that is probably the key
element in a tennis match."
"It sets us back when we are phys-
ically out of our game, but when we
cannot mentally compete with the
opponent it can be deadly. Playing in
Las Vegas had nothing to do with our
lack of intensity. We need to be pre-
pared wherever we are scheduled to
Las Vegas was the last stop on the
team's fall schedule, and Mees is tak=
ing the remainder of November and
December to individually work with
squad members to help improve their
game before the start of the winter
season, Jan. 2 in Milwaukee.
"The experience we gained
through the fall schedule will only
benefit us for the winter season,"
Mees said. "When we work with
each player on his specific problem,
we should be ready to go in the
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right-hander Greg Maddux won his
I1th-consecutive Gold Glove yesterday,
extending his record for National League
pitchers. Only Jim Kaat, with 16, has
Ken Griffey Jr. failed to win in his first
season with Cincinnati after winning 10
in a row with the Seattle Mariners.
San Francisco Giants first baseman
J.T. Snow won his sixth straight award,
and Braves outfielder Andruw Jones
won for the third time in a row.
Rafael Furcal was voted National
League Rookie of the Year in a landslide.
Furcal, who hit .295 with 40 steals in 54
chances, received 25 of 32 first-place
votes in balloting by the Baseball
Writers' Association of America.
MEET THE OWNERS: Baseball vowed
yesterday to bring back the high strike
Sandy Alderson, executive vice presi-
dent of baseball operations in the com-
missioner's office, hope the return of the
strike zone as defined in the rule book
will help bring baseball back to the way