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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, February 3, 1979-Page 9
Huskies chill Blue icers,
on overtime goal, 5-4

Daily Photo by PAM MARKS
MICHIGAN WRESTLER JOHN BELJAN (142 lb. class) seems to be contemplating his next move as he applies
pressure to the arm of Iowa's largely obscured Lenny Zelesky. Beljan apparently considered his options for a little
too long, as Zelesky decisioned him by an 18-8 count. The Number One ranked Hawkeyes blew the Wolverine grapplers
out, 32-12 last night at Crisler Arena.
Gra ppl ers p inned

Special to The Daily
HOUGHTON - The theme for this
year's Winter Carnival at Michigan
Tech has to do with movies, and the
Huskies' hockey team got in on the
spirit of things last night by adding a
Hollywood touch of their own, beating
the Wolverines in overtime, 5-4, before
a sellout crowd of 4,200 at the Student
Ice Arena.
Freshman Glenn Merkosky jammed
home a Tim Watters rebound with only
1:30 remaining in the extra period to
give Tech its eleventh win alongside ten
losses and two ties in the WCHA.
For the Huskies, it was their eighth
straight victory over Michigan, a
streak that began back in November of
1977. The win kept Tech at least two
points ahead of Colorado College in the
battle for fifth place in the WCHA stan-
For the Wolverines, it was another
disappointing loss in a game they had
several chances to win. John Olver had
taken a pass from Dan Lerg in the over-
time period and skated in on Tech net-
minder John Rockwell all alone only to
fire the puck two feet wide of the net.
Just prior to that, Lerg and Captain
Mark Miller just missed slapping home
a loose puck before Rockwell
smothered it.
Merkosky's winning score came after
Wolverines defenseman John
Waymann was whistled off for a
holding call at 7:44 of the overtime
"I didn't see the penalty that well,"
said Michigan coach Dan Farrell, "but
I'm sure it wap a borderline call."
Close call
Scoring: 1. M - Miller (Olver, Coffman) 1:46; 2.
MTU - Salt (Boehm, Moy) 8:31; 3. MTU - May
(Salt) 12:13; 4. M-Olver (Lerg, Miller) 13:22.
Penalties: M - Richter (tripping) 7:53; MTU -
Hjelmquist (hooking) 13:12; M - Richter (tripping)
13:56; M - Mars (high sticking) 19:47; MTU - Wat-
ters (high sticking) 19:47.
Scoring: 5. MTU - Johnston (Moy, Salt) 11:49; 6.
M - Lundberg (Olver, Miller) 13:12.
Penalties: MTU - Joelson (charging) 4:41; MTU
- Merkosky (tripping) 13:57; M - Tessier (trip-
ping) 18:29.
Scoring: 7. MTU - Watters(Mickalich,.Pearfon)
4:24; 8.M-Mars (Hampson)11:47.
Penalties: MTU-Nelson (tripping) 5:52.
Scoring: 9. MTU - Merkosky (Joelson, Watters)
Penalties: MTU - Salt (high sticking) 4:47; M -
Waymann (holding) 7:44.
MICHIGAN ...................... 9 6 12 6 - 33
MTU ........................9 11 10 4 - 34
Attendance: 4,200

"It's a shame that an overtime game
has to be won on a power play goal," he
said. "We've been giving the top teams
in this league all they can handle lately,
but on the sheets it goes down as
another loss for us."
Despite the loss and the shaky
penalty, Farrell was still encouraged
and pleased by his team's performan-

the 8:31 mark of the first period to tie
the game.
Tech's Rodger Moy slapped in a Salt
rebound four minutes later to put the
Huskies ahead, 2-1, but Michigan's
Olver scored a beautiful goal on passes
from Lerg and Miller only ten seconds
later to keep the game tied at the end of
the first period.
The teams traded goals in the
second period with Jeff Johnston
scoring on an assist from Salt and Moy
and/Michigan's Brian Lundberg from
feeds by Miller and Olver. Lundberg's
goal tied things up once again as it
came just 23 seconds after Johnston
had put Tech ahead.
The Huskies' potent forward line of
Moy; Salt and Boehm did most of the
damage for Tech and sophomore goalie
Rockwell again came up with his usual
amount of clutch saves to aid the cause.
"That guy Rockwell has beaten us the
last three times," said Farrell. "We've
been outplaying these guys but he's
been the big difference."
Sophomore defenseman Watters
gave Tech a 4-3 lead early in the third
period and that lead looked like it might
hold up until Michigan's Jeff Mars not-
ched his fifth goal of the season at 11:47,
sending the-game into overtime.
In addition to Rockwell's sparkling'
play and a fine performance from{
Tech's number one line, the home team
was aided by the constant playing of the
student band while the game was in
"They're (the band) not allowed to
play during the game," said Farrell.
"That's, supposed to be a two minute
penalty but the referees just don't want
to call it. North Dakota had complained
about it when they were here last
weekend, but nothing seems to-get done
about it."
The two teams meet for a rematch
this afternoon due to the Winter Car-

Wolverine heavyweight Steve Bennett proved to be a
silver lining in last night's 32-13 Iowa victory over
Michigan at Crisler.
Bennett, 15-5, giving away 50 pounds to Big Ten champ
John Bowlsby (22-3), pulled an 11-6 major upset with his
superior speed and hustle. "I was proud of the way Steve
came back," commented Michigan coach Dale Bahr.
ON THE OTHER side of the mat Iowa coach Dan Gable
wasn't quite so happy. "This has twice happened (losing
to a much lighter man) to John in the last two weeks,"
complained Gable.
"When a 200 pound guy holds down a 250 pound guy on
his stomach, there must be something wrong. He better
come along if we hope to win the national title," added
"It really feels good to beat a top rated guy," commen-
ted the exuberant Bennett. "He put in legs in the second
period and tired himself out.. . he just had no gas at the
end of the match."
THE HAWKEYES jumped out of the gate, taking the
first six matches, and ran up a 30-2 lead over the
Wolverines. The first three matches of the night were
decided by pins. "I thought we looked super until 158,"
stated Gable.
"We don't have one starter from last year until 167,"
said Bahr. "They're (Iowa) an experienced group."
The Wolverines finally caputred a victory in the seventh
match of the night when Mark Churella major-decisioned
last year's Big Ten champ Mike DeAnna 16-5. Churella,

two-time NCAA champ moved up to the 167 pound class
this year.,
"MARK REALLY sparked us at 167," said Bahr. "Mark
(now 33-1) wrestled an outstanding match."
According to Gable, "DeAnna wrestled a real good
match, but Churella is just a tough guy."
At the 177 pound class, Michigan's Bill Petoskey,
despite building up a 5-1 lead, needed last second heroics
to assure a victory.
With the score tied 8-8 and only about 20 seconds left in
the match, Petoskey reversed Dave Fitzgerald and put
him on his back as the buzzer sounded. The reversal and
near fall, plus riding time, gave Petoskey a 14-8 decision.
AT 190, WOLVERINE Steve Fraser (30-4-1) drew 3-3
with former All-American Bud Palmer. Both wrestled
Very cautiously, and each was warned for stalling.
The loss for the Wolverines put them at 10-3, and upped
the top-ranked Hawkeye's record to 15-0. Today's meet
with Minnesota is scheduled for 6:00 at Crisler.
Hawkeyes fly
118-Dan Glenn (1) pinned Jim Mathias, 5:40.
126-Mark Mysnyk (I) pinned Richard Dusenbery, 4:48.
134-Randy Lewis (I) pinned Mark Pearson, 1:49.
142-Lenny Zelesky (I) dec. John Beljan, 18-8.
150-scott Trizzino (I) dec. Lou Joseph, 14-12.
158-Jed Brown (I) dec. Nemir Nadhir, 20-6.
167-Mark Churella (M) dec. Mike Deanna, 16-5.
177-Bill Petoskey (M) dec. Dave Fitzgerald, 14-8.
190-Steve Fraser (M) draw Bud Palmer, 3-3.
Hwt.-Steve Bennett (M) dec. John Bowlsby, 11-6.

John Olver
"I thought we played brilliantly,"
Farrell said. "It was a tough hockey
game all night and we played with a lot
of discipline.
"I'll tell you one thing. We're a very
good hockey team and these tough
losses are going to turn into victories
for us eventually. If not this year, then
The Wolverines came out determined
to play like anything but a last place
hockey team as Lerg silenced the fren-
zied crowd with his 14th goal of the
year, just 1:46 into the game.
But Tech's giant (6-5, 200 lb.) forward
Gord Salt took a pass from freshman
center Rick Boehm, waltzed in and
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Furman upsets 4th ranked UNC

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Forward
Al Daniel scored 29 points and led a
furious Furman squad to an 83-70 upset
of No. 4 North Carolina last night in
college basketball.
The Paladins took a three-point half-
time lead, outscored North Carolina 2-
to-1 in the first 10 minutes of the second
half, and coasted to victory behind
The game was the first of two played
Friday night in the 21st annual North-
South doubleheader. North Carolina
State met Virginia Tech in the second
game last night. North Carolina and
N.C. State will, switch opponents
Furman, which pulled off two upset
wins in the 1978 North-South, hit nearly
55 per cent of its shots from the floor
and 88 per cent from the free-throw
ine, compared with North Carolina's 43
per cent from the floor and 85 per cent
from the free-throw line.
Swimmers sunk
The University of Michigan women's
swimming team, despite setting five
varsity records, succumbed last night
to the fourth-ranked North Carolina Tar
Heels at a meet in Charlotte, 67-64.
Many of the tankers achieved per-
sonal bests but it wasn't enough to
overcome the power of the highly-
regarded Tar Heels.
The Tar Heels might have been ex-
pecting easy pickings when the
Wolverines came into Carolina Coun-
try, but the tankers were not about to
The tankers were led by Monica
Shiff's victories in the 50 and 100 meter
butterfly. She led the Wolverines to a 1-
2 finish in the 50, but'she saved her best
effort for the 100, blazing through the

Tracksters top MSU
The Michigan Wolverines were not as
impressive as Coach Jack Harvey ex-
pected in a Wednesday night dual vic-
tory over Michigan State, 72-59.
"The meet was a lot closer than I
though it would be," said Harvey. "We
were a little flat in some areas and it
was difficult to get the team up for a
middle of the week meet."
The Wolverines will be active today
as part of the squad is at Western
Michigan, while others travel to
Bloomington, Indiana, for a meet
hosted by the Hoosiers.
Michigan won eight of the events
against the Spartans in East Lansing.
Steve Elliot won the mile in 4:07.2, just
over a second off the NCAA champion-
ship qualifying time. Jim Baumgartner
also narrowly missed qualifying for the
NCAA's as he won the 1000-yard run in
2:10.8, three-tenths of a second short.
Mike Lattany was a double winner for
Michigan as he captured first in both
the high jump and the triple jump.
James Henry made it a clean sweep of
the "jumps" for the Wolverines as he
took first place in the long jump.
Don Wheeler (60-yard high hurdles),
Dave Lewis (two mile run) and Ronald
Affoon, Charles Crouther, Ted Dobson
and Ken Gardner (mile relay) were the
other winners for the Maize and Blue.
Bill Weidenbach, Arnett Chisolm,
Andrew Bruce, Butch Woolfolk and Neil
Fairclough all did well for Michigan,
but did not win events.
Harvey believes there is still im-
provement to be made by the tracksters
before the Big Ten and NCAA meets
coming at the beginning of March.

"We're about four weeks away from
peaking," Harvey concluded.
Women turmblers
get breather
Scott Ponto and his women gymnasts
are grateful that they're finally getting
a breather from an extremely com-
petitive meet schedule.
The Wolverines host two weaker
squads, Eastern Michigan and Illinois
State, tomorrow at Crisler Arena in
their final home meet of the season.
"We hope to beat both Eastern and
Illinois State easily," said Ponto, who in
his first year of coaching has his tum-
blers commanding an 18-2 mark. "It
shouldn't be that tough a meet for us."
Michigan has beaten both the Hurons
and Redbirds in meets earlier this
season, although EMU managedto
come within three points of the
Wolverines back in December.
The gymnastic "pressure cooker"
will heat back up again next weekend,
when the Blue tumblers head to Cham-
paign, Illinois in search of their first
Big Ten tumbling title.
Men gymnasts face OSU
The Michigan men's gymnastics
team will try to get back on the winning
track when they swing into action
against Ohio State tonight and
tomorrow. The Wolverines recently
suffered their only dual meet setback of
the season when they lost to defending
Big Ten champions Minnesota last

make an appearance in this meet on a
limited basis.
Competition will begin at 7:00 p.m.
tonight at the IM Building. Optionals
start at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow, running at
the same time as the women's gym-
nastics meet at Crisler Arena.

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