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8B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 15, 2001


Volleyball earns road split in
spotty weekend performance

By Charles Paradis ines. Filling in for the injured
Daily Sports Writer Chantel Reedus, Chapman recorded
a career-high 23 kills on Saturday
BLOOMINGTON - All good night to lead the Wolverines to vic-
things must come to an end, includ- tory over Indiana. Michigan went to
ing win streaks. Chapman early and often in game
The Michigan volleyball team (5- five, and Chapman responded by
3 Big Ten, 9-6 overall) learned this putting the Wolverines out in front
harsh reality on Friday night when it 3-2.
fell in four games to Illinois. With This helped the nearly-unstop-
their win streak snapped, the pable Chapman establish a rhythm
Wolverines did the next best thing for the fifth game.
- they started a new one by defeat- "The more I get set, the more
ing Indiana. rhythm I'll get, the more I'll mix up
For the fourth time this season, shots and catch them off guard,"
Michigan was forced.to play a fifth Chapman said.
game to decide the outcome of a "Catch them off guard" is exactly
match. Michigan knocked off Iowa what the Wolverines did to the
and Michigan State at home in five Hoosiers. Behind superior play by
games but lost to Northwestern on Chapman, Michigan grabbed a 14-8
the road in game five. lead in the fifth game.
This experience taught the Indiana gave the Wolverines a
Wolverines a lot, as they surged slight scare as it won three straight
back in game five to defeat the points, but Michigan was too
Hoosiers and win the match. strong. An Erin Moore kill gave the
"I told the team, the first four Wolverines a 15-14 victory and the
games don't mean anything now," match.
Michigan coach Mark Rosen said. The Wolverines dominated game
Sophomore Dana Chapman was a one against the Hoosiers. Indiana-
big part of the win for the Wolver- native Jennifer Gandolph led the
Reedus falls with k

Wolverines with five kills and five
Chapman was second on the team
with four kills in game one, which
was the only game she did not lead
Michigan in kills. Led by the efforts
of these two players, the Wolverines
handily defeated Indiana 30-25.
The second game did not go as
well for the Wolverines. Michigan
hit a dismal .082 attack percentage
and did not perform to its level as it
lost a close game 30-28.
This inability to carry out its
game plan was a problem for
Michigan all night, but the Wolver-
ines were able to find other ways to
"It wasn't our "A" game, but I
thought we ground it out really
well," Rosen said. "We found ways
to win points."
On offense, the night belonged to
Chapman. She was tremendous
against Indiana, hitting for .526
with only three errors, all of which
came in the first two games.
"I had the mindset that nothing
was going to stop me," Chapman
lee iniurv:

Michigan defender Abby Crumpton was the leader of a dominating defensive performance yesterday against Purdue.
Stingy 'M' defense keys victones

status for rst of season unknown

By Charles Paradis
Daily Sports Writer
CHAMPAIGN - Game three in Michigan's match
against Illinois on Friday night was the Wolverines' only
win. But with the Wolverines leading 15-8, Michigan
suffered a far greater loss than any individual game when
sophomore outside hitter Chantel Reedus went down
clutching her knee.
Reedus was coming off the net after a blocked attack
and she tried to dig a ball before she was fully set.
"I came down and tried to play the ball on the side of
me and I twisted it," Reedus said.
Reedus was immediately substituted for and she
walked off the court under her own power. She was taken
behind the stands and examined by team trainer Mark
Stoessner. Reedus' leg was bandaged and she did not
play anymore the weekend.
Reedus is scheduled to have her leg examined this
week, but preliminary examination suggests that she has
torn her lateral meniscus. Currently, it is unclear what
treatment Reedus will need or even how long she will be
sidelined with her injury.
"It could be as short as three to four weeks, or it could

be as long as a season," Michigan coach Mark Rosen
said. "Right now it is up in the air."
What is not up in the air is Reedus' importance to the
team. Not only is Reedus one of Michigan's best hitters,
but she is also an integral part of the entire Michigan
"She is one.of our best passers, and we need good
passes so we can run fast things in the middle," junior
Katrina Lehman said.
This is not the first time Reedus has suffered from a
severe knee injury. While in high school, she tore her
ACL. Having suffered such an injury before, Reedus is
prepared for the time and work it will take to recover and
get back into playing form.
"Injuries like this are hard, but I've been through it
once," Reedus said.
Reedus is optimistic about her recovery and expects
that she will be back in playing form before too long.
Her main goal is to get healthy and to return to the
team. So far this season, Reedus has been one of the stars
for the Wolverines and she is hoping to return to that
level of play once she recovers from her injury.
"As long as I can get it back and get myself back to
where I was before, I'll be fine," Reedus said.

By Allison Topp
Daily Sports Writer
Faster than a speeding bullet,
slide-tackling with reckless aban-
don, scoring a goal while being
defended by three fullbacks, Abby
Crumpton was the Michigan
women's soccer team's own super-
woman this weekend.
Crumpton scored three goals in
two games, but that was only part of
her dominating performance.
Yesterday against Purdue, she
kept the pressure on the fullbacks up
front. She managed to move the ball
around defenders for breakaways
several times, but like her team-
mates, she was unable to capitalize.
Michigan's frustration on the field
resulted from an inability to keep
possession of the ball in the mid-
field. After the first ten minutes of
the first half, the Wolverines
seemed to be chasing the Boiler-
maker~s as they tried to regain con-
"I don't think we were winning
enough balls in the midfield,"
Michigan coach Debbie Rademach-
er said. "It just wasn't happening."
Michigan scored the only goal of
the game with 25:53 left in the sec-
ond half. Amy Sullivant took a cor-
ner kick and aimed it towards the
near goal post.

Purdue midfielder Jenna Silver-
man headed the ball into her own
net for the goal.
Michigan goalkeeper Suzie Grech
earned her sixth shutout of the sea-
son. She is one shut-out away from
tying the school record, held by
Carissa Stewart.
The opposite of the lackluster win,
yesterday was the fast-paced, domi-
nating play of the Wolverines
against No. 23 Indiana on Friday
night. Michigan's 4-2 win marked
the first time this season that Michi-
gan defeated a ranked opponent.
Playing in front of returning
alumni on Homecoming weekend,
Crumpton put on a scoring clinic.
Crumpton's first goal came with
38:04 left in the first half. On an
assist from Kate Morgan, she broke
away from two defenders and
pushed the ball past the goalie to
finish with an open net in front of
The second tremendous display
from Crumptoir was in between two
defenders. She turned quickly,
putting the ball on her right side,
and then blasted a shot past the
goalie. Sullivant got her fifth assist,
of the season.
A third Michigan goal - cour-
tesy of Theresa Dwyer -- with ten
minutes left in the half took away
any remaining hopes for the

Hoosiers to turn the momentum
Ten minutes into the second half,
Crumpton completed her hat trick.
"I feel that I haven't been playing
to my potential the past four games,
and today I wanted to show my
teammates and my coaches what I
can do out there," Crumpton said.
Indiana scored twice in the sec-
ond half, but one of the goals was
controversial. Kara Kornfeld fired a
shot that Bre Bennett caught with
her body behind the goal and her
arms outstretched as she tried to
keep the ball in front of the goal
The referee contended that the
ball crossed the goal line along with
Bennett's body, giving the Hoosiers
their second and final goal of the
The one constant throughout the
weekend for the Wolverines was the
strong play of the defense. Both
Andrea Kayal and Carly Williamson
stepped up to limit Indiana and Pur-
due to only two combined goals.
"We stress throughout the season
that you can't just allow your backs
to defend," Rademacher said. "We
need defense from our forwards and
our midfielders because that helps
our backs.
"We did that as a unit pretty well
this weekend."

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