The Michigan Daily - Friday , October 20, 1995 - 13
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y Daniel VanBeek
or the Daily
Home sweet home.
The Michigan men's waterpolo team
as glad to be at Canham Natatorium
ast weekend. The Wolverines (7-0-2
ig Ten, 11-4-2 overall) won all five
ames they played.
No. 2 Michigan defeated Michigan
tate,12-6, Dayton, 10-6, Texas A&M,
6, Northwestern, 14-7 and Eastern
ichigan, 16-4, to capture the 1995
olverine Invitational title.
The Spartans were the first squad to
ry and knock offthe Wolverines. Michi-
an. State put up a good fight with a
ack and forth, high-tempo game in the
rst half. A late goal by Stephen
ernandez put the Wolverines up at
. Michigan's defense sparked a close
ame into an easy win. The Wolverines
eld Michigan State scoreless for the
tire second half, including the final
See POLO, page 14
Women's soccer ties Spartans
Wolverines come back from 2-0 deficit to earn draw
By Jim Rose
Daily Sports Writer
They're getting closer.
The Michigan women's soccer team
almost pulled out its first conference vic-
tory of the season but came up short, tying
Michigan State, 2-2, Wednesday night.
Michigan (0-5-1 Big Ten, 4-9-2
overall) was down two goals early in
the game but fought back to even the
score with just seven minutes left in
the contest. The Wolverines, who lost
to the Spartans in last year's final
home game, felt fortunate to come
away with the tie.
"It was a great feeling," sophomore
forward Ruth Poulin said. "We've never
been in aposition like that before, where
we've come back from a two-goal defi-
cit. We were really pleased."
Sophomore forward Debbie
Flaherty's goal againstthe Spartans gave
her 12 points on the season, vaulting
junior Kim Phillips for the team lead.
Flaherty needs five more points to tie
Phillips's season record, set last year.
Flaherty has been on fire as of late,
scoring four of her five goals in the past
The next step for the Wolverines is to
win a Big Ten contest. The problem is,
they only have one more chance.
Before Michigan rounds out confer-
ence play at Indiana next week, it will
have to deal with Butler Sunday and
Eastern Michigan Tuesday.
Butler, a member of the Midwestern
Collegiate Conference, is 9-4-2 on the
"We played against (the Bulldogs)
in the offseason," Poulin said. "They
were a really solid team with some
very good players. I think it'll be a
The Bulldogs are led by junior
midfielder Beth Crauder who has 17
points and freshman forward Joy
Aschenbrener with 15 points.
Poulin said there's no special game
plan in preparation for the Bulldogs -
just hard work.
"We just want to pick it up, and
improve our record towards the end of
the season," she said.
The tie against Michigan State ended
the Wolverines' chances of finishing
They were a
really solid team
think it will be a
- Ruth Poulin
Michigan soccer player, on
an earlier game against
the regular season with a .500 record.
With four games remaining, the best
Michigan can do is finish at 8-9-2.
The Wolverines missed out on a
golden opportunity for a Big Ten win
last weekend, when they let a 2-1 lead
against Wisconsin slip away. The Bad-
gers sent the game into overtime by
scoring with only eight seconds remain-
ing in regulation, then went on to beat
Michigan in the extra frame.
The Wolverines nearly got their first conference win Wednesday night.
Daily Sports Writer
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cast will fill in for contribute to this team in the future."
orrow. Warhurst emphasizes staying close
nners on the Michi- to the pack. He wants his first through
ountry team will be fifth Wolverine runners to keep within
w's Eastern Michi- 45 seconds of each other. A gap of
one minute to one-and-a-half minutes
evin Sullivan, John does not please the coach.
Molla and David "We need to get our two-through-
five runners much closer together,"
ge: Kris Eggle, Don Warhurst said. "In this meet coming up,
dd Snyder, Cory we need to close the gap."
tson, Mike Mahler The amount of teams that wili
show up for the competition is un-
squad will partici- certain. The only other conference
dmeetinYpsilanti. team that might participate in the
are currently No. 9 event is Michigan State.
r sliding down two It doesn't matter to Michigan's
ek. seven-man squad that the meet is not
rhurst has two rea- being scored. There's always room
s top four.. for improvement.
competed in a rare "This is an important meet for me
er this week at Penn because I had a tough race at Penn
nes finished second, State," McLaughlin said. "This is a
14 Georgetown. Two great tune-up for us, going into the Big
could unnecessarily Tens."
rine runners. McLaughlin and freshman Todd
ig Ten Champion- Snyder could lead the pack when all is
ek in Bloomington. said and done tomorrow. Both are
igan's first true test coming off disappointing finishes
the first time it will Monday and are using tomorrow's
nsin. meet to get back on course.
thinking about the Burt could also use this meet as
ugh. He knows that another step toward improvement. At
porting harriers to Penn State Monday, he finished fifth
he top in order to among Wolverines and 32nd overall,
sconsin. his best finish of the season.
at are competing in "We are in good shape and just
igan) meet need the about peaking," McLaughlin said.
urst said. "The more "We are up and ready to go."
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foundation that we build (in the first se-
mester) is going to allow us to have three
verygoodmeets in February and March."
Nonetheless, Richardson and the team
are still very excited to be competing
against their west coast foe.
"I think that any time you have No. 1
and No. 2 competing, I think that's spe-
cial," Richardson said. "That doesn't al-
ways happen in a lot of sports. I think
that's exciting and our swimmers are
looking forward to it."
The Cardinal fields a team that in-
cludes returning swimmers from the na-
tional championship team and also one of
the best freshman crops in the nation.
Richardson believes that Stanford's
freshman could make an unexpected im-
"Those freshman will be excited,"
Richardson said. "They're going to want
to come in here and make a statement."
Stanford veterans Barbara Franco, Jes-
sica Tong, Lisa Jacob and Sarah Ander-
son should provide the young talent with
a wealth of leadership.
To counter, the Wolverines will look to
junior Rachel Gustin and sophomoreTalor
Bendel. Both swimmers are among the
best in the nation and are both 1996
Besides strong individual perfor-
mances, Richardson is looking for a solid
team performance since the meet will
play a big part in the Wolverines' devel-
"I think that one of the things that you
find out in a meet like this is whether your
team is really tough," Richardson said.
"Whether they can step up and race at a
time in the season when that's not easy to
By Muvy Thewes
For the Daily
Even though the st
break, the field hocke
playing field hockey,
After suffering tw
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Ten, 10-6 overall) ne
gan State game Sund
Not only will Mich
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The vacation gave
think about their nar
Northwestern and N
two-game losing stre
more Julie Flachs sai
The break gave th
to concentrate on les
"The time offgave
on studies," senior G
When Michigan r
ued to regroup - thi
"We worked on gro
we play, we have mo
hockey rested and
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Flachs said. "Wecan workbetterwith each other."
Cooperation was successful the last time Michi-
udent body doesn't get a fall gan faced the Spartans (0-7, 6-9). Earlier in the
y team does - at least from season, Michigan defeated Michigan State, 4-2.
that is. Regardless ofthe outcome ofits previous Michi-
o Big Ten losses last week- gan State match-up, Michigan has been practicing
what No.8 Michigan (3-4 Big hard to prepare for this weekend's contest and for
eds to prepare for the Michi- the rest of the season.
lay. "These final four games of the regular season
higan have had seven days of are only steps to playing in the Big Ten touma-
ame, but the team also had a ment," Flachs said.
m practice early in the week. The Wolverines do not have enough chances
the Wolverines a chance to remaining to gain the regula season confer-
row-margin losses to No. I1 ence crown, so they are focusing on the Big
o. 3 Iowa, Michigan's first Ten tournament to be held in early Novem-
ak of the season. ber.
stwodaystoregroup," sopho- "We're not preparing for the Michigan State
d. game," Flachs said. "We want to peak for the
e Wolverines the opportunity Big Ten tournament."
s physical things. Even though the Wolverines are thinking
theteamachancetocatchup about the tournament, they know that they
ia Biagi said. still have more regular season games to play.
etumed to practice, it contin- Michigan will soon find out if its "fall
is time on the playing field. break" refreshed, regrouped, and prepared
oupcombinationssothatthen the team to fight the Spartans when the two
re confidence in each other," battle at Ocker Field at noon Sunday.
The Michigan field hockey team has lost Its last two games.
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