SPAR TANS TOPPLE,
The Michigan Daily-Saturday, December 9, 1978-Page 9
By DAN PERRIN
Special to The Daily
EAST LANSING - It wasn't easy by'
any means, but an upstart Michigan
hockey team successfully discovered
the winning formula as they disposed of
arch-rival Michigan State, 7-4 at Munn
Ice Arena last night.
Although definitely outplayed much
of the game, the Wolverines hung tough
and countered a second period lapse
with four third period goals to pull out
the much-needed victory. "
IT LOOKED like a romp was in the
making as the fired-up Wolverines
came charging out to score three quick
goals in the first period. Giant right
winger Gordie Hampson got the blue
barrage started when he slid the puck
past stunned Spartan goaltender Mark
Mazzoleni just 12 seconds into the
Freshman Murray Eaves didn't wait
long to follow suit, knocking a- pass
from senior captain Mark Miller into
the, left corner of the net. Michigan was
a man short at the time - defenseman
Brian Lundberg was out with a
Senior Mike Coffman, back in the
Wolverine lineup after a one-week
suspension, befuddled the Spartan,
squad with a loose puck score at 7-41.
MICHIGAN coabnl Dan Farrell, while
pleased with the outstanding start,
wasn't convinced the dekers were on
their way to a win.
"We've been scoring (just) three
(average) all season," observed
Farrell. "That lead (last night) was
shit. I didn't think it would hold up."
The Michigan mentor was proven
correct when Spartan freshman Joe
Omiccioli took a length (over-the-ice)
pass and nonchalantly slipped a shot
past Blue netminder Rudy Varvari.
Omiccioli proved his goal was no
fluke when he rifled in his eighth power-
play goal of the season at 18:26, cutting
Michigan's lead to 3-2.
The Maize and Blue defense worked
extremely hard in the initial period,
aiding super goalie Varvari, who was
forced to stop Michigan State
breakaways time and time again.
"RUDY MADE some great saves for
us tonight," noted Farrell. "He looked
The Blue dekers did nothing to add to
their lead in the second period, while
State came out skating much more
aggressively. Although there was no
scoring and only one penalty, the mid-
dle stanza featured rough and tough
play on both sides of the ice.
Fortunately for the Wolverines, lady
luck was on their side throughout much
of the game.
The Spartans completely dominated
the second period, but could not
manage a score.
Thirty-five seconds into the fitial
period of the game, two-year forward
Russ Welch scored an unassisted goal
which tied the game for MSU.
AFTER THE two teams traded
scores, Hampson put the Wolverines on
top with his second goal of the game
with an assist from Eaves, who totalled
four points for the night.
Junior winger Doug Todd and defen-
seman Tim Manning put the game
away for Michigan late in the third
Spark less Spartans
Scoring: 1. M-Hampson (Eaves, Miller) 0:12.
2. M-Eaves (Miller, Varvari) 1:49. 3. M-Cossman
(Bourne) 7:41. 4. MSU-Omiccili (Di-ace, Clif-
ford) 9:53. 5. MSU--Omiccioli (Huessing, Gandini)
Penalties: M-Lundberg (roughing) 1:36, MSU-
Gandini (roughing) 2:05, M-Perry (interference)
2:44, MSU-Huessing (holding) 3:11, M-May (mis-
conduct) 6:13, MSU-Shutt (holding) 14:33, M-
Richmond (charging) 17:38, M-Blum (tripping)
Scoring: No scoring.
Penalties: MSU-Huessing (cross checking) 9:45.
Scoring: 6. MSU-Welch (unassisted) 0:35. 7. M-
Bourne (Lundberg) 6:30.8. MSU-Huessing (Welch,
Rucks) 8:25. 9. M-May (Eaves, Blum) 9:29 10. M-
Podd (Manning, Richmond) 14:05. 11. MI-Manning
(Eaves, Blum) 19:45.
Penalties: MSU-Huessing (roughing) 0:16, M-
Richmond (roughing) 0:16, MSU-Peraskeving
(roughing) 1:39, M-Lundberg (slashing) 1:39, M-
Wheeler (tripping) 7:25, MSU-DePace (slashing)
17:54, M-Olver (roughing) 19:14, M-Olver (mis-
conduct-served by Richmond) 19:14, M-Perry
(bench penalty, too many on ice) 19:14, M-Mars
(bench penalty, too many on ice) 19:14, MSU-
Welch (roughing) 19:14.
Varvari (M)................. 8 19 12 - 39
Mazzoleni (MSU) ............... 8 7 8-23
Scoring by periods:
M .................................. 3 0 4- 7
MSU ............................... 2 0' 2- 4
Pacers top Pistons
INDIANAPOLIS - Rookie Rick Robey and guard Ricky Sobers
combined to score 45 points and pull in 26 rebounds last night as the Indiana
Pacers defeated the Detroit Pistons 114-107 in National Basketball
Robey led the Pacers with 23 points and 14 rebounds, scoring six points
in the final minutes to hold off a Detroit charge.
Indiana made 42 of 47 free throws. Robey, making his third start as a
pro, hit 11 of 13 as the Pacers scored their fourth victory in five home games.
M. L. Carr scored a game-high 31 points for Detroit, while Leon Douglas
With 4:42 to play, a Carr field goal cut what had been a 10-point fourth
quarter deficit to five points at 100-95, but Robey scored six of Indiana's next
eight points to give the Pacers a 108-101 edge with 1:47 to play.
James Edwards contributed 20 points to the victory while Alex English
came off the bench to score 19 for the Pacers. Guard Johnny Davis was also
in double figures for Indiana with 11.
. Carr had 18 points in the first half to keep the Pistons in the game.
Indiana, making 25-of-28 free throws in the first half, led 55-51 at the
Suns 124, Celtics 104
BOSTON - Paul Westphal, one of the NBA's leading scorers, hit for 30
points last night as his Phoenix Suns snapped Boston's four-game winning
streak with a 124-104 victory over the Celtics.
Westphal, a sharp-shooting guard traded by the Celtics after the 1975
season, rallied the Suns with 16 points in the first half and then triggered a 12-
2 surge with a long bomb after Boston had pulled to within four points, 80-76,
in the third quarter.
The spurt sent Phoenix into a 92-78 lead after three periods. Ronnie Lee
capped the victory with 14 points in the final period, boosting the Suns'
record to 19-9 in their chase of Seattle for first place in the tough Pacific
Nets 108, Bullets 100
LANDOVER, Md. - John Williamson poured in a season-high 40 points
yesterday to pace the surprising New Jersey Nets to a 108-100 victory over
the Washington Bullets.
Williamson scored 17 points in the second quarter when the Nets pulled
away to a commanding 60-44 halftime advantage. He wound up making 15 of
Todd was injured on his goal, aswas
Miller earlier in the game, depleting
the Wolverine squad further. Terry
Cullen, Dan Lerg and Bob Sutton are
currently out of the lineup.
The Wolverines host MSU tonight in a
rematch at Yost Ice Arena at 7:30.
WOMEN WIN 99-30
Blue tankers dunk EMU
By MARK MIHANOVIC
The University of Michigan women's
swimming team totally dominated
Eastern Michigan's tankers last night
in a 99-30 victory at Matt Mann pool.
Michigan took first place in every event
but the 100-yard backstroke in the rout.
"They're (Eastern Michigan) just
not in a league with us," explained
Golden State or SD
Ito get injured Walton
By The Associated Press
LONG BEACH, Calif. - Bill Walton
is aiming for a Feb. 1 return to the
National Basketball Association and said
yesterday he expects to be playing with'
either San Diego or Golden State.
The 6-foot-11 Walton was voted the
NBA's Most Valuable Player in 1977-78
in his fourth season at Portland,
although he missed the last third of the
season because of foot injuries.
PORTLAND'S bringing him back in-
to'action in the playoffs last April, when
a broken bone in his foot was
discovered, led to his break with the
Trail Blazers. They agreed last sum-
mer to trade him if a deal can be
"I don't negotiate in the press,"
Walton said when asked what kind of
contract he seeks what kind of contract
he seeks in his talks with owners Irv
Levin of the San Diego Clippers and
Franklin Mieuli of the Golden State
He declined to confirm reports he
wants to equal or surpass the reported
$4 million five-year contract given
David Thompson of the Denver
"THAT'S WHAT I read in the
newspapers," Walton said. "I'm trying
to work out a good contract. That's all
I'll say about that."
Walton still isn't running, but daily
swims, weight-lifting and "electo-
galvanic stimulation of my left foot"
are designed to, build him back to
strength gradually, Walton said in an
While a stress fracture in his left foot
was healing, he wore a cast on the foot
from April 22 to Oct. 18.
"WHEN IT feels better I'll be able to
run," Walton said after one of his daily
workouts at the training quarters of the
Los Angeles Rams of the National Fot-
ball League. The sessions are super-
vised by Rams trainer Gary Tuthill.
Asked if there is any chance he might
reconsider playing for Portland,
Walton said: "I'm not headed in that
direction. It's time for new things to
happen. It would be better for me to
play in either San Francisco (with
Golden State) or San Diego, if they can
get a satisfactory trade."
Coach Stu Isaac. "We swam people in
off events just to give them a break
from the normal routine.
"We worked out hard this morning.
We had a big meet last week, and we're
all tired, so I didn't expect much."
Marie Palko was the lone triple win-
ner for the women, with first-place
finishes in the 50-yard breaststroke and
100-yard individual medley, and a leg in
the 200-yard medley relay victory.
There were six double winners for
Michigan: Barbara Doncarlos (50-yard
backstroke, 200 medley relay), Monika
Scheff (100 butterfly, 200 medley
relay), Kim Olson (50-yard freestyle,
200-yard freestyle relay), Sue Collins
(50-yard butterfly, 200 freestyle relay),
Judy Ford (500-yard freestyle, 100-yard
breaststroke), and Julie Bachman (1-
meter and 3-meter diving events).
'Bachman won the national champion-
ships in both events last year as a.
freshman, and according toCoach
Isaac, is looking as strong and con-
sistent as ever.
Michigan's, men's swimming team
defeated Oakland U. 72-41 last night in
an away meet. Matt Chelich won the
one-meter diving event with a point
total of 317.50. This qualifies Chelich for
the NCAA championship meet.
Phoenix 124, Boston 104
Indiana 114,Detroit 107
New Jersey 108, Washington 100
Chicago 100, Portland WCHA
North Dakota 8, Wisconsin 2
Isaac also singled out Ford. "Jody
Ford in the 500 had a really tough race.
It's the first time she's swam that
event, and I'm really happy." Marion
Stanwood's winning time of 55.37 in the
100-yard freestyle also impressed
Isaac is very optimistic about the
remainder of the season. "It's the best
team we've ever had." Then does he
believe that his team can go undefeated
in dual meets this winter, thereby ex-
tending a winning streak that has
already reached 25?
"I wouldn't bet on it. We're swim-
ming North Carolina and North
Carolina State, both of whom beat us
last year. We have by far the toughest
schedule any women's collegiate team
has ever had at Michigan." He points
out, however, that the tough schedule
will make his team stronger for the Big
Ten championships in February.
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