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The Michigan Daily - Thursday, November 2, 1995 - 9A
Women's soccer hopes for replay
ilast yeais tournament upset

Donald Adamek
ly Sports Writer *
he Michigan women's soccer team
>es that anybody's game turns into
own this weekend.
The Wolverines (1-5-1 Big Ten, 7-
2 overall) head into the Big Ten
rnament at Indiana as the last seed.
wever, with the amount of parity
the league they still have a chance
emerging victorious.
No team has been able to establish
finance in the league this season.
team has won more than five games
.'year.
rhe defending champion, Wiscon-
,"finished second in the league de-
te shaky play. Penn State is the only
ionally-ranked team, but the Lady
is placed third in the league.
'(The tournament) is a toss-up,"
chigan coach Debbie Belkin said. "It
pends on who has injuries and who is
ming on strong at the end of the
ison."
rhe lowest four seeds in the tourna-
it(the Big Ten only has eight schools
peting in women's soccer) have all
Swn signs of competitiveness. Each
fhe bottomfourhave defeatedatleast
of the top four teams.
For Michigan to win the tournament,
gain an automatic bid to the NCAA
irnament, they must overcome Min-
ota tomorrow. The Golden Gophers
i the Big Ten regular season title

Poulin Flaherty
and crushed the Wolverines in their
earlier meeting this season.
"We got down two goals and kind of
folded," Belkin said. "It will be a differ-
ent game this time."
For Michigan to have a chance, it
will need to shut down the powerful
Gopher offense. The Minnesota
midfielders and forwards charge the
net relentlessly.
- The Wolverines only need to look
back to last year for inspiration. In 1994
they came into the tournament as the
No. 7 seed but upset Penn State in the
first round.
They also are familiar with Indiana's
Bill Armstrong Stadium, where they
won their only Big Ten game of the
season last week.
Michigan may have some offensive
help back in the lineup. Top goal-scorer
Ruth Poulin, who has missed eight
games this year with injuries, will travel
with the team, though a decision has not

wkeyes voted team to
eat in conference race

rBarry Solenberger .
lySports Editor
CHICAGO-Iowa coach Tom Davis
id something strange at the Big Ten
setball media day yesterday.
The press picked his Hawkeyes to
tn the 1996 Big Ten title - and he
ttailty said he was pleased.
r'1think the expectations and being
cked (first) spurred the players on
cause they'd like to think that some
it is true," Davis said.
These days, most coaches have little
rest in being chosen No. 1, espe-
ly with the pressure it puts on a
sm. But it doesn't bother Davis.
"I think our players are motivated by
"he said. "You can motivate from the
nt as well as from the rear."
The writers picked Michigan second
Indiana third in the preseason poll.
he media also selected a preseason
Conference team and Player of the
er. Iowa's Jess Settles, Indiana's
an, Evans, Illinois' Kiwane Garris,
ichigan's Maurice Taylor and the
swkeyes' Chris Kingsbury made the
am, in order of votes received.
Setles was named the preseason
ayer of the Year, edging Evans by a
Ste.
The Hawkeyes return four starters
m ateamthatwent2-12 andearned
r NIT berth a year ago. They would
yve reached the NCAAs and chal-
aged for the conference title ifit were
it for their bad luck.
Iowa lost four one-point league con-
its a year ago. This season, three
niors - Settles, Kingsbury and 1995
ird-eam All-Big Tenselection Andre
Wooldridge - lead the Hawkeyes.
Settles averaged 15.6 points and 6.2
bounds per game despite a bad back
at kept him out of seven games and
egg should
lay at Ferris;
01Tison won't
'he Michigan hockey team should
one of its two injured centers back
tiritlvisits Ferris State this weekend.
'unior Mike Legg, who injured his
utder against Maine last Thursday,
a good chance of playing against
Btulldogs.
'eedidn'tlet Leggscrimmage Mon-
, but we think he'll be all right for
weekend. We'll have to wait and
Michigan coach Red Berenson
said.
The forecast for
junior Brendan
Morrison, however,
isn't quite asabright.
"He talked to the
Otebook doctor on Thursday
and he wanted
Brendan to start
saigwith the
team, but not:to
play," Berenson
d, "He'll be ready for Miami (Ohio)
- John Leroi
xhkers get set
Jr tournament
(is week, in prepartion for its re-
nal tournament,theMichiganmen's
cer team will be concentrating on
tisgits motions straight, sharpening
running patterns and developing a
mi mentality.
We don't want to make any mis-
's senior Adam Carrier said. "We
n't iaking any teams for granted."

dichigan will start the toumament
iastPurdue,ateam they defeated 4-0.
-Chaim Hyman

prevented him from starting seven oth-
ers.
"Jess has gotten his due, and I'm real
proud of him," Davis said.
Kingsbury, a junior, is Iowa's top
returning scorer(16.8ppg)andhasrange
from beyond the parking lot. He holds
school records for three-pointfield goals
and three-point attempts in a game,
season and career.
And Wooldridge?
Illinois coach Lou Henson sounded
like his public relations guy yesterday.
"They can talk about Kingsbury ...
and they talk about Settles .'. but the
guy everybody's overlooking is
Wooldridge," Henson said.
The junior point guard chipped in
14.0 points and 5.8 assistsapergame last
season. While Davis could have the
best team in the Big Ten, he certainly
doesn'thave the league's biggestmouth.
That honor probably goes to Indiana
coach Bob Knight.
While most people were interestedin
his team, the General spent the first 10
of his 15 allotted minutes of speaking
time berating the NCAA about a new
rule involving tucked-in shirt tails.
If there ever was a speech flowing
with sarcasm, this was it.
"The rules committee has put in a
rule that could conceivably revolution-
ize basketball," Knight said. "It forbids
a player to have his shirt tail out of his
shorts.
"Lastnightingoingover somethings,
I listed the (rule) as second only to the
jump shot in importance in basketball
history."
Yesterday'sinterviews also saw three
new faces. Michigan State's Tom Izzo,
Penn State's Jerry Dunn and
" nnnin'c riRen-etandedthir

BIG TEN
Continued from Page 8A
should also prove prolific. The Wildcats
may have a star in running back Darnell
Autry,butPennState'sdefense will come
in knowing what to expect
No more surprises:
Penn State 35, Northwestem 17
Illinois (1-3,3-4) at Iowa (2-2, 5-2)
Iowa was 5-0 before it met up with
Penn State and Ohio State.With weapons
like Sedrick Shaw,the conference's lead-
ing rusher, the Hawkeyes should haveno
trouble with an Illinois team that has been
less than successful in putting points on
the board.
NFL-bound Simeon Rice leads the
Fighting Illini, and the conference, inall-
time sacks, but to win this game, Iowa
will not need much scoring.
Turnovers have plagued Illinois
throughout the season and failureto com-
plete big plays have left it with only three
wins on the year. It's most recent loss to
Northwestem highlights the Illini's di-
sastrous season. k
After going up 14-0 on the Wildcats
Illinois waived the white flag when quar-
terback Mike Weaver threw an intercep-
tion in what could have been the game-
winning drive.
If Iowa can control the ball with no
tumovers, it should be able to squeeze
through with a victory. In what will be a
slow game from start to finish:
Iowa 14, Illinois 10
Wisconsin (2-2,3-3-1) at Purdue (0-
3-1, 24-1)t
After being demolished by Northwest-

Michelle Brach and
the Msigm
woen's soccer
team could ersn a
berth In the NCAA
Tournament if it
wins this
weekend's Big Ten
tourney.
WALKER VAN DYKE/Daily
em two weeks ago, Wisconsin may ap-
peartobetheteamtohelpPurduepickup
it's first conference win. But, if the Bad-
gersareabletocomealiveastheydidlast
week against Michigan State, a team that
tied the Boilermakers, they should have
no trouble winning this game.
Wisconsin's defense combined for
sevensacksandthreeinterceptionsagainst
the Spartans. In addition, the Badger of-
fense was able to tack on 45 points.
Purdue onthe otherhandis coming off
a bye week after being shut out by Ohio
State. The Boilermakers can count on
fullback Mike Alsottto do some damage,
but that's about it. Their offense has pro-
duced only two victories on the year, and
West Virginia and Ball State aren't any-
thing to brag about.
Wisconsin 28, Purdue 17
Ohio State (4-0, 8-0) at Minnesota
(1-3, 3-4)
With a trio of Heisman Trophy candi-
dates, Ohio State can win this game in a
number ofways. The Buckeyes could go
theirnormal route andhaverunning back
Eddie George rush for a couple hundred
yards.Orquarterback Bobby Hoyingcan
find his favorite receiver, Terry Glenn,
for a few dozen touchdowns. Then, after
halftime, Ohio State can empty itsbench
to make at least part of the game fair.
If Minnesota's running back Chris
Darkins retums from an ankle injury,the
Golden Gophers may be able to score.
Looking for any type of a passing game
won't be inthe Minnesota'sbest interest,
a fact it learned in Ann Arbor last week.
For a somewhat even game, tune in at
halftime.
Ohio State 45, Minnesota 14

Fe Fr me
MIN M-A M-A O-T AIFFMP
Heidebrecht 25 39 4-6 4-10 1 2 10
Highmark 30 6-16 6-6 36 1 1 23
Lwis 16 26 2.2 2-5 23 6
Daniels 20 2-7 0-0 0-2 7 5
Pack 21 39 1-2 1-1 1 1 10
Tumqalsi 23 4-8 2-2 2-4 1 2 10
Uszyaski 14 2-3 0 01 1 1 4
scott 15 3-5 00- .0 0 5-O 7
Jarmon 21 3-7 2-2 1-2 3 1 10
Faoer 15 24 1-2 1-1 3 2 5
Totals 200 30-74 18-22 1533 2023 90
P0%: .405, FTM* .818. Thro-Weritgoals: 12-
34, .363 (Highmark,510, Pack 3.,Jarmon 2-4,
Scott 3-2 Danels 21-6,Tser0 1, Heiebecht
021. Wlorks: 2 lHeidnsrechi 21. Turnovers: 18
(Highmark 4, Pack 3, Daniels 2, Heidebrecht 2,
Jarmon 2, Lewis 2, Foser, Sott, Uszynski).
Steals:11(Pack 4, Daniels 2, Highmark 2,
Lewis 2, Jarmon). Technical Fouls: none.
MI mIGAN (101)
FQ FT M1
MIN M-A *A 0"T A F PIS
Baston 29 8-11 3-7 819 3 4 19
Ward 31 915 4-7 2-5 2 1 24
Traylor 27 5-10 2-11 6 1 4 12
Mitchell 27 6-13 2-2 1-2 1 4 14
Fite 21 6-9 3-3 3-53117
Conlan 29 0-2 2-3 2-5 7 4 2
White 255-10 1-2 0-6 2211
Mrton 9 1-2 0-0 1-3 0 2 2
Oliver 1 400 00 00 0
DeKupier 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 40-72 15-30 22-83 2120 101
F%: .556. FT%: .500. Three-pointgoals: 6-15,
.400 (Ward 4-7, Mitchell 0-2. Fife 2-4, Conlan 0-
2). Blscks: 4 (itchell 2, Baston, Ward).
Tumovers: 24 (Baston 3, Ward 4, Traylor 5,
Mitchell 2, Fife 4, Conlan 5, White 1). Seaels: 4
(Ward, Traylor, Mitchell, Morton). Teehnical
Fouls: none.
AlA .40 50 -- 90
Michigan-.. .47 54 -101
At: Crisler Arena; A: 10,124

w-m man %w
Continued from Page 8A
White himself had a strong dunk at
the end of the first half, off a lob pass
from Neal Morton.
Dugan Fife, Michigan's lone senior,
had 17 points, while Conlan, the other
Wolverine guard, had seven assists.
Willie Mitchell had 14 points and two
blocked shots for Michigan.
Michigan was without sophomore
Maurice Taylor, who was suspended for
missing aclass, and freshman Louis Bul-
lock, who is recovering from the flu.
Taylor said he slept through his ur-
ban planning earlier in the week.
"I went out and bought a new alarm
clock,"hesaid. "I wouldbekindofmad
if it kept me out for Indiana."

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