10A - The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 21, 1995
Women's golf confident heading
into Illinois for Wildcat Invitational
Oy Avi Ebenstein
For the Daily
The Michigan's women's golfteam,
coming off an impressive showing at
the Spartan Fall Invitational, will par-
ticipate in the Wildcat Invitational in
Flossmoor, Ill., Sunday and Monday.
The Wolverines placed second in East
Lansing out ofa field of 18 and pleased
coach Kathy Teichert.
"I didn't expect us to start out so
well," Teichert said. "Our team was"
very consistent, with very few high
scores to pull the team down."
Teichert, however, thought that
Michigan could have closed on Wis-
consin, after trailing the Badgers by
10 strokes entering the final round.
"We were down 10 and I thought
we could make it up, but we only
made up six strokes," she said.
But she certainly is optimistic about
the team's future.
"You look at where we have been
and where we are going," she said.
"The team is headed straight up."
Senior captain Shannon McDonald
noted the successful play of the fresh-
"The freshmen played so well as a
group and contributed so much to the
team," McDonald said.
This weekend, the team faces a com-
petitive field at the
two-day Wildcat ff
Invitational. Y Big W
All but one Big Y uI
Ten team will com-
pete and eight non w eew
conference teams eenand
round out the field
that the Wolverines team IS h
take some momen-
tum into the match. strai
She expects the
team to be confident,
after the Spartan In- M IC
vitational and is
looking for another
top three finish.
Indiana and Ohio State should pro-
vide the stiffest competition. "I think
we can do well," Teichert said. "This
will be a good indicator of our potential
for the rest of the season."
Much is expected from McDonald,
who finished second overall with an
overall score of 233 last weekend. She
was an Academic All-Big Ten pick the
- Kathy Teichert
past two years and
led the team in scor-
ing both ofthose sea-
Sharon Park placed
fifth last weekend
(235) and needs to
perform well if the
team is to be suc-
cessful in Illinois.
Park is not the
only solid fresh-
man on the squad,
Katy Loy came
to Michigan as a
two-time winner of
the state's Ms. Golf
Additionally, Wendy Westfall and
Molly Vanderbark should contribute
as returning juniors.
The Michigan field hockey team rang up its fourth consecutive shutout yesterday in blanking Ball State, 1-0.
FIELD HOCKEY NOTEBOOK:
Stickers run shutout streak to four
Season Opening at the Michigan League
Friday, September 22
By Jim Rose and Jed Rosenthal
Daily Sports Writers
With a 1-0 victory over Ball State
yesterday, the Michigan field hockey
team registered its fourth consecutive
shutout. The victory evened its all-
time series with the Cardinals to 3-3.
In the past week, the squad has blanked
Stanford, Temple and Westchester.
The win matched the Wolverines'
longest winning streak since Septem-
ber 1993, when they opened the sea-
son with five straight victories. Michi-
gan is currently 6-2 overall.
Goalie Rachel Geisthardt notched
her fourth consecutive shutout, equal-
ing her career best for a season, and
raising her career total to 14.5. To
date, the senior has posted a 0.77
goals-against average, with an .872
save percentage. All of Geisthardt's
numbers have improved considerably
from the 1994 campaign. Her goals-
against average is down 1.5 and her
saves are up a full 10th of a point.She
is slowly approaching her all-time
best goals-against mark of .588, set in
1993 when she allowed a paltry five
goals. Geisthardt's four saves yester-
day boosted her season total to 41.
ROAD WARRIORS: Michigan is in the
midst of a seven straight road games,
with its last three wins coming in
Philadelphia and Muncie, Ind. The
Wolverines finally return to the con-
fines oftheir new home at Ocker Field
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October 6th to host Penn State. That
game will mark the beginning of a
six-game homestand, which will make
un the bulk of the Bia Ten season and
will include the dedication of the field
to Phyllis Ocker, Michigan's former
women's athletic director.
Following the homestand, the Wol-
verines will close out the season on
the road, visiting Big Ten rivals Ohio
State and Penn State as tune-ups for
the upcoming tournament season.
SHORT HoPs: Michigan is currently
ranked No. 13 in the NCAA Division
I field hockey poll, up from No. 20
last week. North Carolina remains.
No. 1 in the country, followed by
James Madison and Maryland. Other
Big Ten teams ranked in the top 20 ar
Iowa, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn
State and Michigan State ... Senior
Aaleya Koreishi's goal against Ball
State was her third of the season,
tying her with Julie Flachs for second
on the team. Senior Sherene Smith
leads the Wolverines with five,. .
Michigan travels to East Lansing,
Sunday, to take on the Spartans.,
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1. Michigan State at Purdue 13. Mississippi State at Tennessee
2. Air Force at Northwestern 14. UCLA at Washington State
3. Southern Mississippi at Indiana 15. North Texas at Oklahoma
4. East Carolina at Illinois 16. Texas atNotre Dame
5. Minnesota at Syracuse 17; Virginia at Clemni0
£, Penn State at Rutgers 18. Army at Washington
7. Ohio State at Pittsburgh 19. Miami Fla at Virginia Tech
8. SM Uat Wisconsin 20. Stanford at Oregon
9. Central Florida at Florida State 21. Akron at Kansas State
10. Pacific at Nebraska 22. Georgia at Mississippi
11. Texas A&M at Colorado 23. Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)
12. Southern Cal at Arizona 24. Memphis at Arkansas
25.. Duke at Maryland
Tiebreaker - Michigan State at Purdue, total points:
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Continued from page 8A
N Does anyone else think it's an em-
barrassment to the University of Michi-
gan when the men's club soccer tean
hosts an opponent, especially anothei
school's varsity squad?
Elbel Field is a marked improvemen
from the team's former home, Mitchel
Field, but notby much. Take thedirt patcl
that runs through the field andthe fact tha
the marching band practices only afe
feet away. It's not an ideal situation t
hold an event with trumpets and irom
bones sounding off nearby.
There are also a good number of trate
gically placed sprinkler heads for every
one to avoid.
When teams leave afterplaying in Ar
Arbor you can't help but wonder if the)
ever want to come back to the so-calle
field that Michigan plays on.
The Michigan athletic department i
offering to name the new women's socce
field after the highest bidder. Intereste
parties should contact Senior Associ t
Athletic Director Fritz Seyferth.
One of the perks offered is a lifetim
pass to Michigan women's soccer"
You betterhurry, though, or it may en
up as the "Antoine M. Pitts Soccer Field.
I wonder if I gave up the cash, would I g
to decide who else plays there.
Leftovers from Boston: There's n
better way to get to a game than takingth
'T' from the city out to Boston Colleg
You pass all the stopped traffic and don'
have to worry about finding an obscu
parking spot in Chestnut Hill. How do w
get a transit system like that in Ann
Next week after the final event in Bo
ton Garden, they plan to gut the enti
building and put everything up for sal
That includes everything right down toth
handles on the bathroom doors. Will th
be such a sale before Michigan renovat
Yost Ice Arena? I'dlike one ofthosepol
that block halfofyour view ofthe ice fro
the press box!
They can't argue that if the Red So