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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 28, 2002

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
Women's soccer club sacrifices cash for game

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

By Steven Shears
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's club soccer team is
filled with heart and determination.
Being a club sport with limited funds from
the University, the women not only show their
love for the game on the field, but also with
their checkbook. Each team member will spend
close to $1,000 during the course of a lengthy
season for numerous dues and travel expenses.
But they love the game and this weekend, the
largely self-supported team completed in the
Regional Tournaments at Indiana. With four
grueling games in two days in foreign territory,
the team surpassed a major hump in their sched-
ule. The team finished 3-1, losing in the final
round. During its seven-hour commute home
from Indiana yesterday, the team had already
put its first loss of the season out if its memory,
ready to continue on the track to a national
championship.
"It's very draining to be on the road. Our team

has a pretty good time on the road, but it's very
tiring," senior club president Meghan Harrison
said. "We travel a lot,'and it's tough to be stu-
dents as well as athletes, when we arrive home at
midnight from these long trips in the van."
In yesterday's first game, the Wolverines faced
Ohio State, one of their biggest rivals in the Ohio
River Soccer Conference, in the semifinals of the
regionals. After two close wins on Saturday
against Indiana and Purdue, the Wolverines need-
ed every bit of their desire in order to overcome
the Buckeyes.
"Ohio State is a very physical team," Harrison
said. "They took a lot of cheap shots, and the
officials were not calling the penalties. We kept
our composure, and we were determined to play
the way we know how to play soccer, and not
stoop down to their level."
This steadfast adherence to the Michigan game
plan resulted in a nail-biting 1-0 victory for the
Wolverines.
The team could only rest for a few hours
before they faced Miami (Ohio) for the champi-

onship that afternoon. The Wolverines could not
score a goal until the last three minutes, resulting
in the 2-1 loss - their first of the season.
"Sometimes things just don't go your way,'
Harrison said about the unexpected blemish on
the Wolverines' record, which is now 15-1.
Although Michigan is favored to win the con-
ference championships on Nov. 9 and 10, there
is one team looking to dethrone the surging
Wolverines.
"Penn State knocked us out of the champi-
onships last year. Earlier this season, that moti-
vated us to beat them 3-0," Harrison said. "In the
conferences, they're going to want revenge.
They'll be out for blood."
Hopefully for the Wolverines, that will not be the
case, as they continue to compete with the passion
that has brought them to national prominence.
"Our main goal is to play to the best of our
ability, which would ultimately lead us to a
national championship," Harrison said. "If we
can combine our skill with our heart and desire,
we can win it all."

Who: Andrea Kayal
Hometown: Wayne, N.J.
Position: Defender

Sport: Women's soccer
Year: Senior

Why: In her final game at home, Kayal scored both goals in Michigan's 2-0
victory over Oakland. Although she is fourth on the team in goals with
five, when she does score she makes them count as four of the goals
'have been game-winners. Kayal
'M 'SCHEDULE
Wednesday, Oct. 30
Volleyball at Michigan State, 7 p.m.
Friday, Nov.1
M Swim/Diving at Florida, 6 p.m. I
W Swim/Diving at North Carolina, vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.
M Basketball vs. Wayne State, 7 p.m.
W Soccer at Kentucky,.7:30 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. U.S. NTDP Under-18 Team, 7:35 p.m. (exhibition)
M Tennis at Rocket Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)
M Golf at Landfall Tradition (Wilmington, N.C.)

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Tankers open season with win over neighbors

By Chris Amos
For the Daily
YPSILANTI - The Michigan
men's swimming and diving team
opened its season by dismantling
Eastern Michigan Friday night
before a partisan crowd at Jones
Natatorium. Wolverines coach Jon
Urbanchek, whose swimmers have
never lost in 22 prior outings
against the Eagles, said that the
meet was a useful barometer of the
coming season.
"This is a yardstick to see where
we are," Urbanchek said at poolside
after the meet's conclusion as the
Wolverines swam cool-down laps in
an otherwise empty natatorium.
In the meet's first event, the 400-

yard medley relay team comprised
of seniors Jeff Hopwood and Gar-
rett Mangieri and freshmen Chris
Dejong and Davis Tarwater fin-
ished nearly five seconds ahead of
the second-place Eagles with a
time of 3:21.08. Michigan swim-
mers won 11 of the next 12 events,
sweeping the top three places in
five of those.
Mangieri turned in the meets
most dominating performance, tak-
ing first place in the 50- and 100-
yard freestyles with respective times
of 20.94 and 46.05. Freshman Peter
Vanderkay won the 500-yard
freestyle in an NCAA consideration
time of 4:27.20. Sophomore Bren-
dan Neligan dominated the field in
the 1000-yard freestyle, finishing

nearly 18 seconds ahead of his clos-
est Eastern Michigan competitor.
Other Michigan first place finishers
included Dan Ketchum, who cap-
tured the 200-yard free in 1:39.13,
Jeff Hopwood, who won the 100-
yard breastroke in 57.22, Zayd Ma,
who prevailed in the 200-yard but-
terfly in 1:51.11 and Ryan Earhardt,
who triumphed in the 200-yard
backstroke in 1:50.64.
Junior Jason Coben took first place
in 1-meter diving and second place in
the 3-meter. His 3-meter score, how-
ever, merited NCAA consideration.
Urbanchek expressed satisfaction
with several other individual per-
formances.
"Mike Porth had a great meet.
Nicholas Douville swam really well.

Chris Dejong did a great job in
leading off the medley relay and
also in the individual freestyle,"
Urbanchek said. "I was also really
impressed by the freshmen class.
They lived up to high expectations
and challenged and then beat a team
of upperclassmen in the 400-yard
freestyle relay."
The Wolverines' competition will
stiffen next week when they travel
to Gainesville, Fla. to swim against
a Florida team that placed fourth in
last year's NCAA swimming and
diving championships. Urbanchek
expressed confidence in the team's
upcoming season.
"We are a step ahead of last year's
ninth-place team, and we are going in
the right direction," Urbanchek said.

Saturday, Nov. 2
Football vs. Michigan State, 12:05 p.m.
Field Hockey vs. Virginia (Durham, N.C.) 1 p.m.
W Swim/Diving at North Carolina, vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Penn State, 7 p.m.
M Tennis at Rocket Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)
Wrestling at Eastern Michigan Open
M Golf at The Landfall Tradition (Wilmington, N.C.)

Sunday, Nov.3
W Cross Country at Big Ten Championships (West
Field Hockey at Duke, 1 p.m.
M Soccer vs. Ohio State,1 p.m.
*M Cross Country at Big Ten Championships (West
M Tennis at Rocket Invitational (Toledo, Ohio)
M Golf at The Landfall Tradition (Wilmington, N.C.)

Lafayette) 10:45 a.m.
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in its weekend sweep

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Michigan gets 100th victory at
Cliff Keen with win over Purdue

By Gennaro Filce
Daily Sports Writer

By Rob Dean
Daily Sports Writer

The Michigan volleyball team has been enjoying
its share of individual accolades and records this
season, most recently with its 100th win at Cliff
Keen Arena in a 3-0 sweep over Purdue Saturday
evening. But its players have been very clear that
the only achievement worth celebrating this year
will be a Big Ten title and a run in the NCAA Tour-
nament.
The only time that Michigan volleyball has ever
finished on top of the Big Ten was in 1981 under
coach Sandy Vong. It has never advanced past the
second round in the NCAA Tournament.
After struggling for several weeks on the road,
Michigan moved back within striking distance of
the Big Ten title this weekend with sweeps over Illi-
nois on Friday and Purdue the following day. The
Wolverines (6-4 Big Ten, 12-8 overall) had fallen as
far as seventh in the conference after losing three
straight away from home, negating the team's 4-1
start in the Big Ten, the second-best in team history.
They are now in a four-way tie for third place with
half of the season still remaining.
Michigan coach Mark Rosen was relieved to
have all of his starters ready for Friday's match
against the Illini after injuries seriously disrupted
Michigan's play on the road. Defensive specialist
Carrie Ritchie returned after a week of illness and
Erin Moore, the team's captain, overcame an ankle
injury sustained just a week ago.
Against Purdue (0-10, 9-13) on Saturday, the
Wolverines took advantage of the lesser opponent
and jumped out to a quick lead that grew to as
many as 10 points late in the first game. Michigan

played with good defensive pressure, holding the
Boilermakers to a terrible hitting percentage in
game one behind the strength of Moore, Katrina
Lehman and Nicole Poquette up front.
The real dominance in the match came on
offense. The focus of the Wolverines' attack is to
spread the ball around to keep the opposition off
balance. Michigan's setter Lisa Gamalski dished out
50 assists, helping three Wolverines (Moore, Jen-
nifer Gandolph; and Chantel Reedus) to score in
double-digits. Reedus led all scorers with 16 kills.
Michigan started the weekend determined to
avenge its three-game slide. Illinois (3-7, 9-10)
despite its record, posed a difficult threat consider-
ing it had taken its last two opponents to five games
before losing.
The Illini jumped to an early lead, but the Wolver-
ines climbed their way back into the game with a
service rotation by Alicia Boswell, who had recently
worked her way into the lineup as designated server
for Chantel Reedus. Previously, freshman Lindsay
Dern had been serving for Reedus, but Rosen reiterat-
ed that he is "only riding the hot hand right now."
In their sweep, the Wolverines committed an
uncharacteristically high five ball-handling errors.
But three players scored in double figures, high-
lighted by a spectactular sideline shot by Reedus in
game three. Reedus coolly sent the ball sailing
opposite the court to an unsuspecting Illini defend-
er, and even veteran coach Rosen was blown away
by Reedus' athleticism and power.
"It was phenomenal," Rosen said of Reedus'
spike.
Michigan will be on the road to face Michigan
State on Wednesday before returning home to Cliff
Keen to play host to Penn State this weekend.

Michigan entered last weekend,
fresh off their first Big Ten win of
this season. Although the 3-2 victory
over Wisconsin was impressive, the
team was still facing questions about
consistency. But, with two quality
wins against Illinois-Chicago and
Northwestern, Michigan quieted
many critics.
Yesterday, the Wolverines (7-6-1,
2-3 Big Ten) put the finishing touch-
es on the pivotal weekend by gaining
their second Big Ten victory in a 5-0
shellacking of Northwestern. The
Michigan scoring barrage began
when junior Mike White received a
header from freshman Adam Bruh,
and beat Northwestern goalie J.D.
Martin for the score. A 1-0 lead
quickly turned to 2-0 when, seven
minutes later, sophomore Knox
Cameron received a corner kick
from Bruh, and headed the ball
under Martin and into the net.
Sophomore Mychal Turpin finished
off the first-half scoring by one-tim-
ing a pass from junior Kevin Robin-
son into the back of the net.
Northwestern came out after half-
time with a new goalie, but the
change just brought more of the
same from the Wolverines. Cameron
notched his second goal at 47:14,

when he received a ball in traffic
and booted it past the defense.
Up 4-0, the Wolverines toned
down their offensive attack, but that
didn't stop freshman Trai Banks
from torching the defense at 86:20,
and making the final score 5-0.
Michigan coach Steve Burns felt that
the game showed promise for the
remainder of the season.
"We wanted to) make the statement
that Michigan is a program that will
play hard and challenge every team
the rest of the way," Burns said.
"This was a real confidence booster
for this team."
On Friday, Michigan began its
road trip to the Windy City with a 2-
1 victory over Illinois-Chicago.
Michigan netted its first goal of the
game in the 12th minute off of a cor-
ner kick. Freshman Adam Bruh took
the kick, and chipped the ball into
junior Kevin Taylor, who controlled
the ball, and passed it to White.
White received the ball, and blasted
a shot past the keeper. In the second,
Robinson scored the eventual game
winner by slipping behind the
defense on a counter-attack, and
converting the breakaway. The win
satisfied Burns.
"They did what we asked and
came through with a big win for
us," Burns said. "We grew here as a
team today."

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DAY SCOREBOARD

ALYSSA WOOD/Daily
Senior Katrina Lehman (right) had eight kills Saturday for the
Wolverines, who recorded their 100th win at Cliff Keen Arena.

NHL STANDINGS

NFL STANDINGS
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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
W L
New Jersey 6 1
Philadelphia 5 1
Pittsburgh 4 2
N.Y. Rangers 3 5
N.Y. Islanders 3 4

By Gina Adduci
For the Daily
The Michigan women's crew team
traveled to Elkhart, Ind. this weekend for
the last race of the fall. Just as it has been
for all previous regattas this season, the
focus of this race was not the team's fin-
ishing rank, but rather on the implemen-
tation of techniques learned in practice.
Although the results of the Head of the
Elk have yet to be released, the Wolver-
ines are not interested anyway. The fall
races have been used to guage where the
team stands technically.
"We are more concerned with trying
to execute the technical changes,"
Michigan assistant coach Emily Ford
said. "The results, from our perspective,
won't make that big of a difference."
Now that the fall racing season has
come to a close, the team will soon
move indoors. With just 11 practices
left on the water the Wolverines are glad

to finally make the move inside. Michi-
gan will continue to emphasize the
technical aspects once indoors, ensuring
that everyone on the team is rowing the
same. In order to give them some mid-
season experience on the water, the
team will travel to Tampa, Fla. in
December and February.
"We need to get more fit," Ford said.
"But we set a really good foundation."
The team is looking forward to the
spring season, hoping to be a faster,
more efficient rowing team.
"The focus in on improving tech-
niques together to make us faster," jun-
ior Christin Plunkett said. "I'm
extremely excited about how we've
done this fall and, technically, the
changes we've made."
Michigan will get a chance to display
the changes they've made in training
and assess how much these changes
have helped them move toward their
spring goals.

Northeast Division
W
Boston 5
Montreal 3
Ottawa 3
Buffalo 3
Toronto 2
Southeast Division
W
Tampa Bay 5
Washington 4
Carolina 3
Florida 3
Atlanta 0

1
3
2
4
6
L
1
3
4
4
7

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WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L
St. Louis 5 1
Detroit 5 3
Chicago 2 3
Columbus 2 4
Nashville 1 4

Pts
12
12
10
8
7
Pts
12
8
7
7
5
Pts
12
9
8
8
1
Pts
11
11
5
5
5
Pts
13
9
9
8
6,
Pts
12
10
6
6
6

Miami
Buffalo
New England
NY Jets
South
Indianapolis
Jacksonville
Tennessee
Houston
North
Pittsburgh
Cleveland
Baltimore
Cincinnati
West
San Diego
Denver
Oakland
Kansas City

W
5
5
3
2
W
4
3
3
2
W
4
4
3
0
W
6
6
4
4

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East

PF
190
241
168
116
PF
124
147
160
104
PF
169
185
122
75
PF
173
207
206
259
PF
185
86
108
115
PF
256
165
167
111
PF
203
139
149
162
PF
180
136
139
142

PA
143
231
158
193
PA
118
133
197
176
PA
140
172
142
211
PA
119
170
165
240
PA
102
98
146
167
PA
144
85
119-
117
PA
154
180
213
192
PA
144
131
158
166

Northwest Division
W
Minnesota 6
Colorado 3
Vancouver 3
Calgary 2
Edmonton 2

Pacific Division
Dallas
Los Angeles
San Jose
Phoenix
Anaheim

L
1
1
3
3
4
L
2
1
4
6
4

W
5
4
3
3
2

Philadelphia
NY Giants
Dallas
Washington
South
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Atlanta
Carolina
North
Green Bay
Chicago
Detroit
Minnesota
West
San Francisco
Arizona
St. Louis
Seattle

W
4
3
3
2
W
6
6
4
3
W
6
2
2
2
W
5
4
2
2

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NHL GAMES
Yesterday's games
Columbus 5, Los Angeles 1
Chicago 3, San Jose 2
Minnesota at COLORADO, Inc.
Today's games
Phoenix at NY RANGERS, 7 p.m.
Washington at PITTSBURGH, 7:30 p.m.
Anaheim at TORONTO, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bav at FLORIDA, 7:30lp m.

NFL GAMES

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