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10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, October 18, 2001


Swimmers face early-season test in Florida

By Kyle O'Neill
For the Daily
It's a month behind in practice,
not at full strength as a team and is
going to face possibly
the best women's swim
team in the nation to THE FLOR
begin a three-month Who: Michig
road trip. But Michi- and Miami (Fl
gan is still optimistic when: Tomorr
about how it will com- urday
pete this weekend. Latest: Sophoi
The Wolverines start American Emi
their 2001-02 season expectedtor
tomorrow againstFlori- withscoliosit
da, last year's No. 8w
team in the nation and Saturday
against a variety of teams in the
Florida Relays. An exhibition
event, the relays won't affect the
team's overall standings.
The Gators return most of their
lineup, including three sophomores
who earned a total of eight top-10
finishes in the 2001 NCAA Cham-
pionships as freshmen. They have
already competed this season as
well, knocking off defending
national champion Georgia in a
dual meet last weekend.
Scheduling an opponent of this


caliber to start the season would
usually make a coach worry about
his team's performance, but for
Michigan's women's swimming
coach Jim Richardson, this is noth-
ing new nor anything to
be worried about.
A RELAYS "Some of the schools
vs. Florida have always had a bit of
) a jump on us when it
w and Sat- comes to getting start-
ed," Richardson said.
ore All- "Florida has been in the
Fenn is pool since Aug. 20, so
urn t d we're about three weeks
behind in terms of
"I'm not that concerned on how
we race against Florida. Win or
lose, I won't use this as a bench-
mark for the rest of the season. I'm
more concerned on how we race."
The extra time for practice and
rehabilitation has been beneficial
for the team and for one swimmer
in particular. Sophomore Emily
Fenn, a freestyle All-American who
fought scoliosis all summer, is
finally back to normal training and
should be back to full strength
sooner than expected.
Fenn and the other freestyle

swimmers will definitely know how
far they've come in offseason work-
outs when they face a trio of Gators
who have already made their mark
this season.
Florida sophomore Janelle Atkin-
son, arguably the nation's best
freestyle swimmer, has already
qualified for the 2002 NCAA
Championships in the one-mile
freestyle. Sophomore Sara McLarty
and freshman Meredith Green
played vital roles in the team's
upset over Georgia and each earned
spots on the USA All-America
team this past summer for their
times at the 2001 Phillips 66
National Swimming Champi-
The other Wolverines making
their debut this weekend are the
divers, who not only have to con-
tend with Florida's talented team,
but with Miami (Fla.) as well. The
scores of the Hurricanes will not
count, but diving coach Dick Kim-
ball is happy to have the extra com-
"Miami has a talented team along
with Florida," Kimball said. "It'll be
tough, but it will be a good test for us."
Junior Kelly Vander Kuyl and

sophomore Tealin Kelemen, each of
whom qualified for NCAA Zone C
competition last year, will lead the
diving team without redshirt sopho-
more Nicole Bracken who is ques-
tionable for the rest of the season
with a knee injury. Though Brack-
en's tower diving ability will be
missed, Kimball believes that his
group is by no means down in any
way and could be as good as previ-
ous Michigan teams.
"For the first competition they've
really been focusing," Kimball said.
"Tealin is certainly capable of
being in the same group of past
Michigan divers. It is too early in
the season to tell, but I expect her
to make the NCAAs."
This first. contest will provide
stiff competition for the Wolver-
ines, but how they deal with that
challenge is what is on the minds of
their coaches.
"There is nobody who is going to
jump into your lane and stop you
from swimming fast," Richardson
said. "Now, if you let the specter of
somebody next to you interfere
with your ability to race then
you've got some growing to do as
an athlete."


Golfers look to set wins record this weekend

Forward Abby Crumpton has recovered well from her strained calf injury and
scored three goals against Indiana.
Crump ton leads ate
season Blue attack

By Allison Topp
Daily Sports Writer

Every season is a hard climb as
every team and player tries to
make it to the top. No one knows
that better than Michigan forward
Abby Crumpton. During the
Wolverines' first road trip to Cali-
fornia in late August, Crumpton
went down with a strained calf
muscle. Unable to play, she had to
sit out for two games.
"It was hard coming back for the
first game back against Detroit,"
Crumpton said. "I was a little
winded since I hadn't gotten to do
anything for five days."
Yet, from that difficult first
game back to this weekend's victo-
ries over Indiana and Purdue,
Crumpton has come full circle
while taking charge of the young
Michigan team. Her offensive
presence was fully felt this week-
end as she scored three goals in
the win over Indiana. Her dynamic
play is one of the main reasons
why Michigan has a shot of quali-
fying for the NCAA tournament
at the end of the season.
Crumpton knows how to score at
every opportunity. When watching
her play, it is obvious that she has
a natural ability to put herself in
position to score. Crumpton also
has a knack for creating breakaway
"I think a lot of my breakaways
are due to speed," Crumpton said.
"In my first couple of steps I come
out really fast and that gives me a
little edge over players who may
be faster if we had to run the
whole length of the field."
Unlike some forwards, Crump-
ton is able to score in many differ-
ent situations. She can create
separation between herself and the

pack, or turn quickly and shoot
while being marked by two differ-
ent fullbacks.
When a player can assess the sit-
uation and change her plan of
attack on a moment's notice, the
opposing squad is in for a rough
night. A perfect example of this
was Crumpton's first goal of last
Friday's game against Indiana.
"Many times when I break away
I tend to shoot it at the keeper, so I
wanted to tap it around her
because she came out pretty far,"
Crumpton said. "I thought I had
enough space to get around her
and then tap it in the net."
Crumpton's assessment was cor-
rect as she tapped the ball around
the goalkeeper to score her first
goal. It would have been easy to
simply shoot the ball at the keeper,
but she kept her calm and showed
why she is the mqst deadly weapon
in the Wolverines' arsenal.
If Michigan keeps on winning
games like it has lately (six out of
its last seven), then it will have a
good chance at winning the Big
Ten Tournament and going to the
NCAA Tournament later this fall.
Crumpton's offensive attack has
helped the Wolverines to this
point, but one of the most crucial
parts of her game has been the way
she has helped the defense by
putting pressure on the other team
in the front. This versatility is
what Michigan needs from one of
its leaders to take it to the next
"My defense tells me that when
I pressure the ball it gives them
more time to setup, find their
marks, and become organized,"
Crumpton said. "I want to help
them out because it is not just
about playing offense. I want to
win and I want my team to win."

By Courtney Lewis
Daily Sports Writer
After playing two tournaments in four days, the
Michigan women's golf team has had a well-
deserved week off-- sort of.
The ninth-ranked Wolverines didn't have a tourna-
ment scheduled last weekend, but that didn't exactly
translate into a week of rest and relaxation. The team
spent much of the week practicing on the Michigan
Golf Course, and then had a special treat over the
weekend - more practice at a different location.
Michigan played the Polo Fields Country Club
course for a little variety.
But the Wolverines aren't complaining. Their
record-threatening fall season has shown them how
much the extra course time can pay off.
They've almost enjoyed practice.
"You're not looking at it as work, you're looking at
it as an opportunity to win again," Kim Benedict
said. "Even though we're doing really well, we're not
going to let up because no matter how low we shoot
we can go lower."
That work ethic will remain in place this weekend,
even though Michigan will be in Orlando, Fla. The
team plans to ignore the beach and focus on golf, at
least until after the Hatter Golf Classic.

Then the Wolverines can enjoy their surroundings
and maybe even relax. On past Florida trips they've
crashed at coachaKathy Teichert's parents' house, but
if that doesn't pan out this year, Misia Lemanski is,
sure Michigan will find a beach or another attraction
"Our team loves to do that," Lemanski said.
"We're definite tourists."
Lemanski said the Wolverines enjoy spending
their free time together because they're such a close
That chemistry makes it a lot easier for the
Wolverines to push each other in practice, and it also
carries over to competition.
"You can always look back or look ahead and if
you see your teammate, they're going to be there and
wave at you or give you a thumbs up," Lemanski
said. "They can give you momentum and support."
Michigan has not seen the course at Mission Inn
Golf and Tennis Resort, which hosted the 2001
NCAA Championships, but views playing a new
course as a challenge.
Although Michigan have yet to face most of the
teams competing in the tournament, Teichert said its
opponents won't have much influence on the team's
"It's not like basketball of football where we can

Who: No. 9 Michigan goes against an 18-team field including
Big Ten rival Indiana.
When: Tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, all day.
Latest: With a tournament victory this weekend, Michigan
would set a school record for wins in a season.
make the other team turn the ball over," Teichert
said. "We can't control what the other teams are
doing. We can only control what we're doing."
The Wolverines are anxious to return to tourna-
ment play this weekend, especially since they're on a
three-tournament winning streak and have been play-
ing extremely well individually.
A fourth team title would break the school record
for wins in a season, and Michigan would finish the
fall season undefeated. But the Wolverines plan to
focus simply on playing well, rather than on how
important winning the Hatter Golf Classic would
"If you're out there for five hours and you're
thinking about everything that's happened in the
past, then you're going to drive yourself insane,"
Benedict said. "If we go out and play this tourna-
ment like it's our first, we'll be fine."




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Moore out
for season
PONTIAC, Mich. - Detroit
Lions wide receiver Herman Moore
will miss the remainder of the sea-
son after tearing a muscle in his
Moore, who is in his 11th season,
injured his hip in the second quar-
ter of Detroit's 31-26 loss at Min-
nesota on Sunday.
The four-time Pro Bowler had
four catches for 76 yards this sea-
"We're disappointed the injury is
much worse than we thought,"
Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg
said. "We believed it was a minor
pull, but the MRI showed a signifi-
cant tear in the muscle.
"That doesn't change that Her-
man is one of the finest players to
ever wear a Detroit Lions uniform."
Larry Foster will fill Moore's

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