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Page 8-Sunday, February 4, 1979-The Michigan Daily
ROCKWELL BLANKS WOLVERINES, 5-0

Blue icers destrc

By BOB EMORY
Special to The Daily
HOUGHTON - The Michigan Tech
Huskies got their customary perfor-
mance from goaltender John Rockwell
as he stopped all 28 shots taken at him
in leading his team to a smooth and
easy 5-0 win over Michigan yesterday
afternoon at Tech's Student Ice Arena.
In a rare matinee encounter, the two
teams came out to play less than 15
hours after Friday night's game and
the early start seemed to affect the
Wolverines more than it did Tech.
Although the first period score was only
2-0, it could easily have been worse,
because Michigan couldn't do anything
right.
ASIDE FROM two good scoring
chances during a power play, the
Wolverine offense was nonexistent and
the 13 saves Rockwell was called on to
make weren't that tough. And while
Michigan netminder Rudy Varvari
made a few good saves to prevent an
early rout, his play was spotty.
Throughout the game, Michigan gave
Tech several opportunities to score on
rebounds. Again and again, Varvari
would stop the initial shot, but was
unable to retrieve the puck. This sort of
play proved costly as Warren Young
flipped a loose puck over the sprawled.
goalie for Tech's first and winning
score.
Varvari also came way out of the net
on four occasions to clear the puck
ahead, only to find himself scurrying

back as quickly as possible to cover up
after the Michigan defense yielded
possession in its own zone.
PERHAPS INDICATIVE of the way
things have been going for Michigan

)yed by:
hands of the Huskies. The loss dropped
the Wolverines' league record to 6-18
and assured them of no better than a
ninth-place tie with Michigan State.
Michigan Coach Dan Farrell sum-
med up the game and the whole season
for the Wolverines with this obvious
statement: "You can't score, you can't
win," he said. Plagued by injuries to
key forwards all season long, the
Wolverines have been unable to mount
a consistent scoring attack.
BUT IT'S DOUBTFUL if a strong
scoring attack would have been enough
to beat Tech on this Winter Carnival
weekend in Houghton, considering the
way Tech's Rockwell played in the nets.
"You have to score on the first shot on
that guy," said Farrell. Otherwise, you
ain't gonna see the puck again, because
he doesn't give up any rebounds. He's
the only reason Tech has a winning
record this season, quite frankly."
For his efforts, Rockwell was named
the series' most valuable player as the
Huskies won the Governor's Cup
Award, a trophy given each year to the
team that wins the series on Winter
Carnival Weekend.
FIRST PERIOD

Huskies
IT WAS THE first sweep for Tech
since it beat Michigan twice in Ann Ar-
bor last November. The Huskies, now
12-10-2 in the WCHA, had managed to
split the two games in six of their last
seven weekend series.
"We skated a lot better today than we
did on Friday," said Tech Coach John
MacInnes. "And there's no question
about who was the most valuable
player. I don't know why they even said
the voting was close."
IN THE THIRD period, Greg Hay
scored at the 1:43 mark to put Tech
ahead, 3-0, and both coaches later
agreed that was the turning point in the
game. "Ah," said Farrell, "you can't
score four times in one period against
Rockwell."I
Young added his second goal of the
game 12 minutes later on a pretty
passing play from forward Lou
Drazenovich and defenseman Tim Wat-
ters.
Freshman Glenn Merkosky closed
out the scoring for Tech when he tipped
in a Mark Palkovich point shot with two
minutes remaining.
- Young (Drazenovich, Walters) 15:25; 5. MTU -
Merkosky (Palkovich, Hay) 17:16.
Penalties: M - Blum (hooking) 10:28; MTU -
Boehm (tripping) 11:17; M-Todd (elbowing) 14:03;
M - Coffman (roughing) 16:59; MTU - Moy
(roughing) 16:59.

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from Twins in trade
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The Min-
nesota Twins, who had been shopping
around seven-time American League
batting champion Rod Carew, much to
his dismay, finally unloaded him
yesterday, sending him to the Califor-
nia Angels for four players and cash.
The deal was completed shortly after
George Steinbrenner, owner of the New
York Yankees, said the world cham-
pions had withdrawn their offer for the
33-year-old first baseman.
In return for Carew, who would have
become a free agent after the 1979
season if he had remained with the
Twins and not signed a new contract,
Minnesota received outfielder Ken
Landreaux, pitchers Paul Hartzell and
Brad Havens, third baseman-catcher
Dave Engle and an undetermined
amount of cash.
Last month, after Carew had agreed
to a reported $4 million contract with
the Angels, Griffith had rejected
California's offer for him, demanding
that young third baseman Carney Lan-
sford be included in the deal. But
California refused to part with Lan-
sford, a .294 hitter as a rookie last year,
and Griffith reluctantly accepted the
offer, realizing the possibility of losing
Carew without compensation after the
1979 season.
Earlier this week, Carew had told
The Associated Press that he resented
being "pushed around" and said: "I am
offended when I read all this stuff about
the New York Yankees and what
'George wants, George gets.' I want
everybody to know I can't be bought."

Gord Salt

against Tech lately, it was a fluke goal
that gave the Huskies their 2-0 first
period lead.
While the puck was rolling on its end,
right wing Gord Salt hit a shot that flew
up and then dipped down over Varvari's
shoulder into the upper corner of the
net.
For those still counting, it was the
ninth straight loss for Michigan at the

Scoring: 1. MTU -(Drazenovich, Nelson) 8:39; 2.
MTU-Salt (Boehm, Moy) 11:18.
Penalties: M - Miller (slashing) 12:06; M - Cof-
fman (high sticking) 15:48.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: None.
Penalties: M - Blum (holding) 11:41; M - Lerg
(tripping) 13:44: M - Lundberg (roughing) 16:37;
MTU-Salt (roughing) 16:37.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 3. MTU - Hay (Merkosky) 1:43; 4. MTU

Saturday, Steinbrenner reacted
angrily to Carew's comments.
"We have great respect for Rod
Carew as a player, but if a man doesn't
understand the privilege of playing for
the New York Yankees, in the greatest
baseball city in the world, and has
stated that New York would not be his
first choice, and that he'd be more com-
fortable somewhere else, then I don't
think we'd be fair to our fans in New
York, or to our other ballplayers,
who've won two World Championships
in a row, to pursue the Carew matter
any further," Steinbrenner said.
"When a man is asking for $4,000,000
over five years, and then says he feels
like he's being tossed around, 'like a
grocery item,' it's a little humorous,"
Steinbrenner added.

SAVES
Varvari (M) ........................ 15 ,20
Rockwell (MTU) ................... 13 8
SCORING BY PERIODS

13 - 48
7 - 28

MICHIGAN.............................0 0 0-0
M TU ................................... 2 0 3- 5
Attendance: 4,200

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SPORTS OF THE DAILY
N.C. State dunks women tankers

By DAVE JOHNSON,
Coach Bahr noticed it in the dressing room. It showed on
their' faces. And it showed in their performance. The
Wolverines were flat.
Obviously drained from Friday night's emotion-packed
loss to top-ranked Iowa, Michigan was in no shape to compete
with seventh-ranked Minnesota Saturday afternoon.
The Wolverines only won four individual matches. one y
forfeit. It was the inability of Michigan's lower weights to win
any matches which put them in the hole early. The Gophers
jumped out to a 16-6 lead before Michigan scored a victory on
the mats.
According to Bahr, that was the key to the contest. "It's
hard to come back after being that far down to a, team of
Minnesota's caliber. It put a lot of pressure on the big men."
Gopher Coach Wally Johnson agreed with the Michigan
coach. "Because Michigan has such outstanding upper
weight wrestlers, I knew we had to build an early lead, or we
would be in trouble. Michigan is a hell of a team. We're lucky
to get out of here with our hid%."
Ats for Michigan. the only bright spots seemed to be the con-
tinued success of Mark Churella and Steve Fraser. Churella

raised his personal record to 34-1 with a pin on Craig Wiklund
at 2:48 of the final period.
Fraser, competing in the 190-weight category decisioned
his opponent 8-5. The scoring went back and forth, until
Fraser put it away with a takedown in the final minute.
Both Churella and Fraser will be in New Jersey this week
'J compete in the NCAA Coach's Association East-West
Meet.
Churella will wrestle Brad Hansen of Brigham Young
while Fraser will go against Dave Severn of Arizona State.
Hansen was third in the nation last year and Severn placed
also.
"It's a great opportunity for both wrestlers to compete with
the best in the United States," said Bahr. "And it's a tribute
to the Michigan team that two of our wrestlers were na med to
represent the East team."
Of course, both stars will be back in time for the Michigan
State meet at Crisler next Thursday. The team will try to
avenge an earlier dual meet defeat tothe Spartans.
"It's gonna be another tough meet," said Bahr. "Michigan
State beat Minnesota. But we'll be ready."
Gophers gouge
118-Jim Mathias (M) over Brad Hue-
kle by forfeit.
126-Randy Rose (MN) pinned Richard
Dusenbery, 2:28
134-Jim Martinez (MN) pinned Mark
Pearson, 2:35
*dn142-Ryan Kaufman (MN) dec. John
Beljan, 6-3
150-Lou Joseph (M) dec. Robert
Schandle, 8-7
seven nights 158-Dan Zilversburg (MN) pinned N:e-
omir Nadhir, 5:27
167-Mark Churella (M) pinned Craig
Wiklund,,7:48
177-Tom Press (MN) dec. Bill Petos-
key, 8-7
190-Steve Fraser (M) dec. George
LTANTS Bowman, 8-5
Hwt.-Jim Becker (MN) dec. Steve
Bennett, 10-5

Special to The Daily
RALEIGH, N.C. - Michigan fresh-
man swimmer Marie Polko set a school
record yesterday, but her Wolverine
teammates came up a bit short as they
were felled by national powerhouse
North Carolina State, 73-58.
Polko's winning time of 2:26.65 in the
200-yard breast stroke established a
new Michigan mark. She also won the
100-yard breast stroke with a 1:05.85
clocking.
OTHER SWIMMERS who splashed
their way to victory were Linda Kendall
in the 200-yard butterfly, Barbara Don
Carlos in the 100-yard and 200-yard
backstroke, Julie Bachman in the one-
meter diving event and Barbara Wein-
stein in the three-meter dive.
In addition to Polko's varsity record,
six personal season low times were
reached. Coach Stu Isaac is pleased
with the team's improvement and
believes that the women are beginning
to peak for the national championship.
"I'm happy with the performance,
even though we had our disappointmen-
ts," said Isaac. "North Carolina State
was ranked seventh nationally, and we
battled them down to the second last
event. We just couldn't do it when we
needed it."
The 10th-ranked tankers will be idle
until Feb. 15 when they host the Big Ten
Championship Meet in Matt Mann Pool!
Spanarkel sparkles
'DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Jim
Spanarkel scored 27 points and Mike
Gminski added 22 to lead third-ranked
Duke to an 87-78 Atlantic Coast Con-
ference victory over 17th-ranked
Maryland yesterday in a regionally
televised game.
DUKE LED by as many as 19 points
early in the second half, but consistent
play from the Terps and a cold streak
by Duke reduced the margin to six poin-
ts, 78-72, on an Albert King basket with
3:11 to play.
But Spanarkel took a pass under-
neath from Bob Bender and pushed the
Blue Devils back up to an eight-point
lead, 80-72, with 1:52 remaining and
Duke was never threatened after that.
Greg Manning paced the Maryland
offense with 17 points and Larry Gibson
had 15.
DUKE IMPROVED to 16-3 overall
and 6-1 in the ACC. Maryland, which
last weekend beat top-ranked Notre
Dame, fell to 14-7 and 3-4.
The Blue Devils led by 13 at inter-
mission, 51-38, but the margin belied
strong competition from Maryland
during much of the first half, including
a short span in which the Terps led 30-29
with seven minutes left in the initial
period.
Tar Heels rebound
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Forward
Al Wood hit two clutch field goals and
added two foul shots in overtime, and
fourth-ranked North Carolina held off
Virginia Tech 92-80 in college basket-
ball last night.
WOOD, WHO scored 33 points, helped

The teams traded the lead until the
final minute.
SOLOMON WENT to the free-throw
line with two seconds left and two shots
and facing a 78-77 North Carolina lead,
but he was able to hit only one shot. The
Tar Heels called time out with one
second left but were unable to get the'
ball down the court in time for a shot.
Les Henson wa high man for Virginia
Tech with 18 points and Wayne Robin-
son had 16. The Gobblers, who lost to
N.C. State Friday night, stood at 12-7 af-
ter their loss.
The Tar Heels, upset victims of Fur-
man on Friday night, improved to 16-4.
Hall inducts Wilt
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - Wilt
Chamberlain, the giant who set a raft of
National Basketball Association recor-
ds during a 14-year career but com-
plained that "nobody roots for Goliath"
heads a group of seven new members of
the Basketball Hall of Fame.
CHAMBERLAIN, a 7-foot-2 center
who also starred with the University of
Kansas and Overbrook High School in
Philadelphia, will be inducted April 30
along with DePaul University Coach
Ray Meyer and former coaches Ed
Hickey, John McLendon and Pete
Newell, referee Jim Enright and the
late coach, Sam Barry.
The seven new additions will bring
Membership in the hoop hall to 60.
THE 65-YEAR-OLD Meyer, whose 13-
4 team is enjoying one of the best
seasons in DePaul history, called elec-.
tion to the basketball hall "the highest
honor a coach can receive." Meyer's
teams have won 584 games and lost 331
in a career spanning 37 seasons.
"This is the most memorable day of
my life," said Meyer, adding that his
big remaining goal is to make the final
four in the National Collegiate Athletic

Association championship tournament.
THE ELECTION of Chamberlain,
who retired in 1973, virtually was
assured. He entered the league in 1960
after touring for a year with the Harlem
Globetrotters, and immediately
became the league's dominant offen-
sive force.
Many players referred to him respec-
tfully as "The Big Dipper," and few ex-
cept for the Boston Celtics' Bill Russell
were able to contain him with any con-
sistency.
Chamberlain scored more points and
pulled down more rebounds than
anyone in the history ofd the league.
Even at the end of his career, he was an
intimidating shot-blocker.
Bruins claw Beavers
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP)-Brad
Holland hit nine of 12 shots from the
floor and scored 23 points yesterday to
lead fifth-ranked UCLA to a 69-56
Pacific 10 Conference basketball vic-
tory over Oregon State.
Holland scored 14 points in the second
half as the Bruins steadily wore down
the Beavers, repeatedly coming up with
clutch shots and key rebounds.
The regionally televised victory kept
the Bruins in first place in the Pac 10 at
9-2, while Oregon State fell to 6-4. UCLA
is 16-3 overall, while Oregon State is 13-
6.
THE BRUINS outscored the Beavers
17-4 over the last seven minutes of the
game after Oregon State had rallied to
tie the score 52-52.
UCLA took control of the game in the
final four minutes of the fii'st half,
scoring six unanswered points to take a
30-24 lead at intermission.
Oregon State imanaged to tie the
game twice in the second half, but could
never pull ahead.

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Penguins
C*
Wings'
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Peter Lee and
Peter Mahovlich each scored one goal
and assisted on another as the Pit-
tsburgh Penguins defeated the Detroit
Red Wings 4-2 in the National Hockey
League yesterday.
Ross Lonsberry opened Pittsburgh's
scoring by driving in a rebound of a shot
Rick ,Kehoe made at 1:24 of the first
period.
Less than 10 minutes later,
Mahovlich finished off a power play
when Lee fed him the puck at a right
angle about 25 feet from the net and he
beat goalie Rogie Vachon.
Vaclav Nedomansky collected
Detroit's first goal at 4:31 of the second
period.
Lee scored the winning goal at 11:56

ROTH WELL STARS:
Tumblers trailOS
By LEE KATTERMAN
The close quarters of the gym room at the IM building brought out the
best in co-captain Nigel Rothwell. Unfortunately; the OSU team had little
difficulty adjusting to the intimate meet conditions, either.
With solid routines on floor exercise and parallel bars, Rothwell posted a
54.70 in the all-around, his best total ever for the compulsories. But overall
consistency on Ohio State's part carried them into the lead, 211.95 to
Michigan's 207.45, in last night's exercises.
"We're only four points down, and a good effort in the optionals will
make it close," said Michigan coach Newt Loken. "It's a new game
tomorrow. I told the team not to lose any sleep over tonight's routines."
Michigan will have to be sharp today if it hopes to catch this tough Ohio
squad. Mike Willson, OSU coach, was pleased with his team's showing.
"We've been working hard lately and finally have a healthy team," says
Willson.
Although the Buckeyes actually were outscored by Michigan on floor
exercise,' still rings and vaulting, steady performances and.especially solid
high bar routines led to the four-point bulge.
A quiet crowd of about one hundred watched the two teams split first
place honors. Rothwell took firsts on floor exercise and vaulting. Darrell Yee
captured first on still rings with a 9.55. For Ohio State, Gerald Martin's 9.55
earned him first on high bar. Rick Aguirre scored 9.3 to edge Rothwell on
parallel bars and Jim Burns took the top spot on side horse.
It was a lapse on side horse early in the meet that put Michigan in a hole.

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