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SportsMonday - September 11, 2006 - The Michigan Daily - 3B

Field hockey knocks off
No.19 Richmond
The Michigan field hockey team
made its biggest statement of the season
last Friday night by knocking off No. 19
Richmond 3-2 at Old Dominion. It was
the Wolverines' second win in as many
games after dropping the first four of
the season.
No. 20 Michigan earned a come-from-
behind victory when striker Kristen Tiner
beat Spider goalie Becca Weaver to give
the Wolverines a 3-2 lead at the 67:14
mark. It was her second goal is as many
Michigan, outshooting Richmond 12-8,
battled from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits during the
game and tied the game both times thanks
to two Stephanie Hoyer goals.
The Wolverines entered the game just
1-4, including a 0-3 record against previ-
ously ranked competition. But they got the
statement game they needed.
The newfound confidence couldn't get
Michigan past No. 3 Old Dominion on
Saturday, with the Monarchs taking a 2-0
victory at home.
The Wolverines (2-5) were outshot 11-6
in the game. Fortunately for Michigan, the
toughest part of its schedule is behind it,
already having played five ranked teams.
The Wolverines will return to action at
home next weekend when they host Ball
State on Friday and Louisville on Sunday.
- Kevin Wallace

Blue's struggles continue in tournament

By Mark Giannotto
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's golf team completed the 2006
spring season by finishing 10th at the Big Ten Champi-
At the start of this season, it's more of the same.
The Wolverines ended the two-day Rich Harvest
Farms Intercollegiate with another 10th-place show-
ing. Michigan had a three-round team score of 941
in the 12-team tournament. It wasn't the performance
the Wolverines were hoping for with the start of a new
"It's a long fall, and it's clear we have a lot of work to
do," Michigan coach Andrew Sapp said. "It was a diffi-
cult course, and it was a good experience for our guys."
Senior Kevin Dore, who was making his first start for
Michigan in nearly a year, led the Wolverines. He fin-
ished tied for 27th with a three-day total of 234.
After 36 holes on Saturday Dore appeared to have a
shot to finish in the top 20, posting consecutive scores
of 76. But things came undone in Sunday's final round,
where Dore could only muster an 82.
"He posted a couple big numbers on some par fours,
and it just derailed any momentum that he had through-
out the round," Sapp said.
Following right behind Dore was junior Tim Schaet-
zel, who finished ina tie for 30th. After an opening-round
77, the Atlanta native posted consecutive scores of 79.
This weekend was Schaetzel's first tournament since
participating in the U.S. Amateur Championships in
August. The experience there is already paying divi-
dends now that the fall season has arrived.
"The course (at the U.S Amateurs) was an extremely
difficult golf course, just like the golf course this week-

end," Sapp said. "I definitely think playing at the U.S.
Amateurs helped him in that he was exposed to a great
golf course. By playing there he understood how well he
needs to play in order to post low scores at courses of
this caliber."
Following the weekend, much was said about how
hard the Rich Harvest Farms golf course played. Sapp
emphasized that Michigan probably won't play a golf
course this difficult the rest of the year.
But a welcome surprise for the Wolverines was the
adjustments made by sophomore Bill Rankin. After
playing poorly on day one - posting scores of 81 and
83 - the Traverse City native notched a team-best 74 on
Sunday. The low round put him in a tie for 39th at the end
of the tournament.
"It was great to see (Rankin) bounce back from a
long day on Saturday," Sapp said. "Playing in a colle-
giate event took a little bit of adjusting for him, but he
came back (on Sunday) with one of the low rounds of
the whole tournament. Hopefully, it will give him some
Unfortunately for Michigan, not enough people made
the necessary changes following Saturday's two rounds.
Every other Wolverine posted a score of 79 or higher.
And besides Dore, Schaetzel and Rankin no other golfer
for Michigan finished in the top 50 individually.
"We can't control the opponent," Sapp said. "We can
only compete to win. And as long as we are competing
to win, and improve from this week, that's all you can
ask for."
Next week, Michigan can turn things around with its
own event, the Wolverine Intercollegiate. And a 10th-
place showing won't be good enough. Last year, the
Wolverines finished in first place, their only win of the

Senior Kevin Dore was Michigan's best golfer this weekend.

Scalpers fare worse than Blue
R obert arrived in Ann made even without the lure of handed, sellers said. willing seller. The scalper bought
Arbor at 6:45 a.m. a huge game. The good scalp- "We're here to buy low and four tickets. Total price: $50.
Within two hours, he ers won't leave without a profit sell high," said Kevin Hill, a (The joke, however, may have
had realized a grim truth: With - even if it's just enough money scalper who has been to Ann been on the scalper. Just before
Central Michigan in for a nice lunch and Arbor every game day for the I talked to him, I saw a desper-
town, it would be a transportation, all past 25 years, but who has just ate student unload her ticket for
difficult day. Robert expected to been to just two games in his life. $5, $10 less than my subject just
"I went from make on the day. "It's the great American way." paid per ticket.)
paying $20 to $5 to It takes a special I saw an example of this early Good scalpers realize a quick
not picking them skill set to be a good in the day. flip will likely be more profit-
(tickets) up at all," scalper. One of the brokers I fol- able in the long run than risking
Robert said. "If a It takes dedication. lowed encountered a band par- it by waiting for a bigger sale
guy says he made The good sellers get ent inquiring into buying three that may never happen.
money out here, to the stadium early tickets. "Don't try to hold onto them,"
he found it on the - up to five hours My scalper offered the tickets Hill said. "Get 'em for $5 and
ground." before the game - to for $40 each, drawing a disgust- sell them for $10."
Business was so JACK assess the market and ed look from the ticket buyer. All sellers - good or bad -
bad, in fact, that HERMAN pick up tickets cheap. "What are you looking to have another big worry: the police.
Robert planned on Some - as I'm sure spend, big man?" the seller It's illegal to sell tickets for
heading to East The SportsMonday you've seen - are asked. "If you do better than more than face value, and on
Lansing to try to Column out days before Sat- $40, you're lucky." campus, you're supposed to have
make a few extra urday, looking for They exchanged a few more a permit. Police are always on
bucks scalping tickets at the people who want to get rid of pleasantries, each trying haggle the prowl, sellers said.
Spartans game. tickets. to with the other. In the end, no "Yeah, police will give you
Robert wasn't alone. Scalpers It takes a cool head. To sell, deal was made. trouble," one said. "They ain't
across Ann Arbor were down in you need to buy tickets, which But my seller soon turned into sitting out here for nothing. You
the dumps. cost a lot of money up front. The buyer - and, what do you know, got to be real careful what you
"It's tight today, it is tight good sellers can handle the pres- he was in luck. do."
tooooo-day," said two ticket sure of a big loss looming on the A minute later, he found a See HERMAN, page 6B
sellers commiserating on the horizon if tickets don't get sold.
corner of Greene and E. Hoover It takes endurance. The good
streets. scalpers move all the time, look-
"This sucks," one selling in ing for a better spot from where 4.
front of the Union told me. "You to sell and walking and talking
can't give 'em away today." with potential clients. Even the
They spoke longingly for the ones who were more than will-
goods days - like when Ohio ing to chat with me had just a
State, Notre Dame or Michigan few minutes before they had to Y
State play the Wolverines. Any- move on.
one can sell the big games, so It takes salesmanship. The
the ones who know the business good sellers know how to
well can make a small killing. negotiate.,They're always talk-
"For Ohio State, all you got to ing, always joking and always
do is touch the ticket," said Rob- 'looking to make a deal. They
ert, who said he pockets $1,300 certainly heed the advice given
easily on Buckeye weekend. in the film adaptation of David MIC H IGAN MARC H ING BAND
But for a game like Central Mamet's Glenngary Glen Ross
Michigan - which scalpers (A-B-C: Always Be Closing.
described as having a worse Always be closing, always be
market than last week's game closing.).
against Vanderbilt - pickings It takes business acumen.
can be slim. It's games like The good sellers - like Robert
these that have some sellers glad - figure out hours before the
to have another job during the game exactly how the market Band-O-Rama
week. will develop (although for big Friday, November 3rd,2006 Crisler Concert
"If you don't have any other games, it's clear in advance how Hill Auditorium Srd
income, you might stall," said things will fall). They take into Sunday, December 3',2006
one man who worked as a metal account factors like who's play- 8:00PM Crisler Arena
worker and seemed resigned to ing, how the teams are doing For tickets call (734)764-2538 12:30 PM
the fact that he'd lose money on and the weather.
the day. And, if they live by the sim- For tickets call (734) 764-0582
The star salesmen, however, plest of business principles,
say there's still money to be they'll never go home empty-

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