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28-The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 11, 1995

Michiga field hockey splits first
,twocontests at new outdoor field

By Jd Rosenthal
Daily Sports Writer
Amid widespread excitement sur-
rounding its new astroturf field, the
Michigan field hockey team opened
its home schedule this weekend by
splitting 2-1 decisions with Delaware
and Syracuse.
In yesterday's contest against the
Orangewomen, a controversial goal
proved to be the deciding factor in a
game mired in a defensive struggle.
In a wild turn of events at 4:59 of
the second half, Syracuse forward Jodi
Carter deflected in her second goal of
the game past Michigan goalie Rachel
On a free hit, it appeared that Syra-
cuse did not let the ball roll one yard
as it should according to the rules.
From outside the circle a shot was
fired by Orangewoman Heather
Lowe, which was then tipped in by
Michigan coach Patti Smith dis-
puted the call with one official but
lost her case. Ruled a goal, the Wol-
verines then scrambled to compose
themselves but just could not find the
back of the cage.
Michigan sophomore Julie Flachs
defended on the play and felt that
there was more than just the conten-
tion of the ball rolling one yard on the

"There were so many things wrong
on the play that it should have been
called back," Flach said.
"One, the ball didn't move 16 yards.
Two, there should have been a stick-
hack on me because I hit her stick and
three, the ball was in the air coming
into the circle. There was no way that
should have been a goal."
Michigan had several scoring op-
portunities but was unable to convert
as Syracuse goalkeeper Cheri Herr
stifled the Wolverine attack.
Midway through the second half,
Flachs was caught offside twice on
penalty corner plays and slapped a
wide-open shot right at Herr which
was routinely stopped by the Syra-
cuse goalie.
"We had opportunities to score and
we didn't score and that's the name of
the game," Smith said.
"We just didn't put the ball away
when we should have. Had we capi-
talized on our opportunities the score
could have been 4-0 easy but we didn't
score. We just didn't put the ball away
in the corners and didn't get the job
Michigan senior co-captain Aaleya
Koreishi opened up the scoring at
28:38 off a rebound from Herr's pads.
Koreishi took~control of the ball right
in front and neatly placed a shot in-
side the right post..

"There was no
way that should
have been a
- Michigan sophomore Julie
Flachs on Syracuse's winning
Michigan's defense sparkled as it
held Syracuse to nine shots total, a
paltry three in the second half alone.
The Wolverines outshot the
Orangewomen, 18-9.
Friday, the squad unveiled its new
field to the visiting Blue Hens of
Delaware. In another defensive
struggle, Michigan squeaked out a 2-
1 victory.
Wolverine senior Sherene Smith
and Flachs hit the back of the cage for
scores, leaving the defense to mop up
the rest of the game.
Michigan held Delaware shotless
until six minutes remained in the first
Geisthardt notched six saves, los-
ing her chance at a shutout when the
Blue Hens scored on a rush in front of
the goal with 1:26 remaining.

Michigan sophomore Julie Fachs stickhandles against Syracuse in yesterday's game at Ocker Field.

'M' unable to pull off
an upset against ranked
foes in Adidas Cup
By Dan Stillman less tie at 66:44 with the Big Green's
'Daily Sports Writer seventh shot of the game.
Before leaving for the Adidas Kurowski put the ball inside the far
Women's Soccer Cup, Michigan post from eight yards out after receiv-
women's soccer coach Debbie Belkin ing a touch pass inside the right side
said, "It would be great to go in and of the box.
pull an upset." Six minutes later, midfielder Betsy
The Wolverines (1-3) failed to do Dobbin extended the Dartmouth lead
so this weekend. However, they cer- to 2-0 on the Big Green's eighth shot.
tainly did not embarrass themselves Dobbin launched a left-footer past
in losing to No. 18 Dartmouth, 2-0, or Michigan goalkeeper Jori Welchans
No. 9 Hartford, 2-1. into the upper left corner.
The Wolverines' offense responded Each goalie notched three saves
quickly against Hartford yesterday af- while Dartmouth outshot the Wolver-
ter going scoreless Saturday against ines, 9-8.
the Big Green. Whether Welchans would start in
Just 1:24 into the game, freshman goal in the tournament was a ques-
forward Jessica Limauro scored on a tion.
breakaway. Belkin has said that she will choose
For the next 30 minutes junior between Welchans or freshman Jes-
goaltender Jori Welchans thwarted a sica Jones on a "practice by practice,
relentless Hartford offense, which week by week" basis 'depending on
-outshot the Wolverines, 19-7. who's hot at the moment.
Then, at the 31:29 mark, Hartford Whether or not Welchans (1-2-0,
forward Donna Holyman scored from 1.33 goals-against-average) played
the left side of the box to tie the game. well enough this weekend to remain
Hartford midfielder Carol in goal remains to be seen. In Jones'
Prendergast, who assisted Hartford's only game, against Northern Illinois
first goal, scored the winning goal at last week, she stopped 11 of 13 shots
the 69:21 mark in the second half. in a 2-1 loss.
In game one of the tournament Sat- Michigan faces Ohio State Friday
rday against Dartmouth, both teams in its first Big Ten contest of the
vere scoreless well into the second season. Then Sunday at noon, the
:alf. Wolverines host Buffalo in their first-
Dartmouth junior forward Jenna ever game at new Michigan Soccer
kurowski finally snapped the score- Field.


The Michigan women's soccer team dropped two games over the weekend to ninth-ranked Hartford and 18th-ranked Dartmouth.

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