The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 22, 1978-Page
MONEY WOES DON'T CURB SPIRIT:
Club sports stay popular
By BILLY NEFF
Successful. That probably should be the calling card for
the Michigan sports program. Whether it be on the hardwood
of Crisler Arena or the artificial turf of Michigan Stadium
Wolverine sports teams can usually be described with that
NOT ONLY HAS this been the case on the varsity level,
but it has also occurred with club teams as well. Both the
lacrosse (the fifth timle consecutively) and rugby clubs won
their respective divisions last year. The latter captured the
Big Ten Championship with a 13-0 drubbing of the Iowa
Club teams are also fielded in soccer and water polo. The
up-and-coming booters, fresh off a 7-7 season last year,
opened up this year's. campaign by clobbering Faithway
Baptist College 12-0 with Walt Bianchi netting five tallies.
Meanwhile, the water polo club will be vastly improved since
there is no varsity team this year. Thus, many varsity per-
formers will swim for the club.
The purpose of the club sports program, according to
Director Dr. Jack Reznik, is "to further a student's oppor-
tunities in a particular sport. We give them support by
providing facilities; we provide them limited financial sup-
EACH CLUB HAS a manager -or captain that runs the
squad since there are not enough funds for a coach. Steve
Olson, the leader of the Wolverines soccer club, said
"(Athletic director Don) Canham is looking for a revenue-
producing soccer team which won't happen until it's a var-
sity team. It's a Catch-22 situation. But we receive excellent
help from the recreation department and Dr. Reznik."
The water polo club seems to have even a worse situation
staring it in the face. "We're provided balls, caps, ear guards
and sweatshirts," said manager Andrew Katzenstein. "But
we don't have any goals." One can only imagine how hard it
would be for Katzenstein or any of his teammates to score a
hat trick without those necessities.
In addition to its limited funding, Michigan's rugby club
supports itself with semester dues from each player, accor-
ding to president Jack Goodman. This support seemed to pay
off last year as they captured the Big Ten crown.
ALTHOUGH THE RUGGERS lost several key players
this season due to graduation, they opened up their year by
throttling Central Michigan 13-3. Tony Menahart notched
eight of those 13 markers and Bill Chung added the last five.
The B team, on the other hand, was dropped by CMU, 20-6.
The ruggers travel to Notre Dame tomorrow for their next
Michigan's other championship club, the lacrosse team, is
"a social club, primarily for those new in school," said cap-
tain Darrell Balchan. "In the spring, we are now directed
Turning again to soccer, we find Olson expecting to better
last ye ar's mark due to the return of playmaker Stephan
Mitkov. Last year, Mitkov played in only the booters' first
three games and they went 3-0, thanks largely to his wizar-
MITKOV HAS STRONG support at midfield in juniors
Steve Schmidt and Ralph Schwager. Bianchi, with five goals
against Faithway, leads a strong corps of linemen in Dave
Ritchie and Ihor Fedorowycz.
Not only will club soccer be much strong, but so will the
water polo club. In the past, according to Katzenstein,
they've had to compete with varsity swimmers. This season
they'll have some of their own as they head into action today
against Ann Arbor AAU Club at Pioneer High School.
All in all, it looks like another very successful year for the
Michigan sports program.
Despite some lackadaisical play in
the second half, the Michigan un-
dergraduate soccer club thumped the
Wolverine graduates, 3-0. The outcome
was never really in doubt as the skillful
undergrads outshot the grads, 15-4.
Their only problem was their own over-
"We took the game too lightly, even
though we won. We were looking ahead
to Notre Dame. In practice yesterday,
the team was overworked," commen-
ted first-year coach Steve Olson.
Left wing Bruce Davidson opened the
scoring just two minutes after the
opening kickoff. Assists went to seniors
Dave Ritchie and John Schaffer. At the
38-minute mark, these same two were
credited with assists again on a goal by
scoring star Walt Bianchi, who has nov
tallied six goals in two games.
Ritchie capped the scoring for th4
night with three minutes remaining ii
the game on a picture-perfect pass pla~
from Ian Cath and Ralph Schwager
Fullback Cath sent a feed to Schwager
who dished to Ritchie, and bingo.
Tomorrow night, the Wolverin
booters carry their untarnished 2-(
mark to Notre Dame to battle thE
They have received this type alread)
as Boudin and Mathews have shut ou
both of their opponents with help from a
strong defense. By the way, it is thi
second year in a row that the undergra
club has shut out the grads. Last yeai
the final was 8-0 -BILLY NEFF
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BOSTON MANAGER Don Zimmer
sat glumly in the clubhouse fol-
lowing yet another Red Sox defeat, this
time to the Bloomfield Bombers.
"Darnit," the skipper growled. "We
just can't do anything right these days.
How the heck can we catchthe Yankees
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Boston captain Carl Yastrzemski
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division. But I know something that you
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The rotund Zimmer's eyes lit up. "No
kidding, Carl. How do I win it?"
"Just take your Griddes picks over to
420 Maynard St. before midnight
tonight," explained Yaz. "With ybur
luck you probably won't win, but at
least there's a chance."
1. MICHIGAN at Notre Dame
2.Ohio State at Minnesota
3. Wisconsin at Northwestern
4. Stanford at Illinois
5. Syracuse at Michigan State
6. Iowa State at Iowa
7. Ohio U. at Purdue
8. Washington at Indiana
9. Southern Cal at Alabama
10. Yale at Brown
11. Maryland at North Carolina
12. Arizona at Texas Tech
13. Baylor at Kentucky
14 Duke at South Carolina
Kansas State at Tulsa
Mississippi at Missouri
Washington State at Arizona State
Indiana State at Eastern Michigan
Central Conn. at Slippery Rock
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