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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, February 17, 1979-Page 7

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Doily Photo by PAM MARKS'
BRIAN LUNDBERG OF MICHIGAN fires a score past Wisconsin goalie
Roy Schultz after receiving a pass from Wolverine Roger Bourne. The
score temporarily put Michigan on top in the first period 1-0.
Badgers best
sagging lers
Wisconsin brought its fans and it brought its band but it was the Badger
hockey squad that had a party as the visitors from Madison skated to an 8-3
victory over Michigan's Wolverines at Yost Ice Arena last night.
The Badgers took command of the gate in the second period snapping a!
3-3 tie with two late goals by the game's first star, defenseman Bob Suter and
his teammate Jim'Scheid. But before that, Michigan looked as if it were
going to run the Badgers right off the rink.
The Wolverines opened- the game's scoring midway through the first
period when Brian Lundberg, playing right wing instead of his customary
right defense, beat Wisconsin netminder Roy Schultz with a shot from in
close. Michigan's Roger Bourne set up the play when he chased down a loose
puck to Schultz' left and centered it to Lundberg who was standing alone in
front for the score. Captain Mark Miller also assisted on the goal.
The Badgers tied the game on the first of Suter's two goals for the night.
Suter stripped a Michigan defenseman of the puck, skated in alone on
Wolverine goalie Rudy Varvari, and scored.
However, the tie didn't last long as Michigan regained the lead just :18
seconds after the Wisconsin goal. That score, by Gordie Hampson allowed
the Wolverines to skate off with a 2-1 lead after one period of play, although
Coach Dan Farrell wasn't exactly pleased.
"We couldn't take advantage of the first period chances (scoring just
once in six power play chances)," he said, "but that's not unusual for us."
Wisconsin tied things up again early in the second period when its high
scoring forward Mark Johnson netted a power play goal after Michigan's
Dave Richter was whistled off for interference.
Johnson, who played only on the power play unit as he had suffered an
injury earlier this week, still managed to notch his 24th goal in conference
play. The junior AllAmerican now has 31 goals and 70 points overall for the
The Badgers took the lead halfway through the period when co-captain
Les Grauer stole the puck again from the Michigan defense and scored over
a prostrate Varvari.
Although Michigan was able to tie up the game once again, on a rebound
goal by Dennis May late in the period, the Badgers jumped on top once and
for all on the strength of Suter and Scheid's late goals.
In bpth cases, it was a lack of defense which ultimately hurt Michigan.
Suter's goal came on a breakaway and Scheid -was able to score after
Michigan's Bill Wheeler knoced the puck into his own team's crease with
Varvari out of position.
It appeared as if neither team would score in the third period but the
Badgers finally did so-three times. Those goals,. scored just two minutes
apart by Brian Campbell, Livonia's Ron Grifin andGrauer, topped off a par-
ticulary sloppy period of play. The Wolverine icers were unable to control
the puck, and Varvari was flat on his back even before Wisconsin's players
shot the puck into the net in two of those three goals.
"We came up a couple of bad goals," said Farrell. "It's the same story
as usual: no puck handling, a lack of defense. We can't handle the puck well
in the offensive zone and thusave turn it over.
Same old story

With no time left on the scoreboard, a
skinny freshman guard dribbles the
ball once at the foul line, takes a deep
breath and launches the ball on a per-
fect arc to hit nothing but net and upset
the visiting favored team, 49-48.
With time running out, the visitors
could not find their top shooter in the
Blue on TV
Today's game between Mich-
igan and Michigan State can be
seen at 2:30 on Channel 4 as the
Big Ten Game of the Week. Those
not near a TV. but within range of
a radio can tune into the action on
WAAM (1600 AM), WPAG (107
FM) and WUOM (91.7 FM).
clear and were forced to feed the ball to
a sophomore substitute at the top of the
key, who beat the buzzer with a picture
jump shot that tickled the twines to up-
set the favored home team, 65-63.
These were the scenarios of two of the
last three Michigan-Michigan State
confrontations. In between them was a
Spartan blowout of the Wolverines in
Crisler Arena, but none of the players
are thinking of that one. No one is.
IN FACT, few were thinking about
the game played Thursday night in
Crisler as both the Michigan coaches
and players were seeing green and
white jerseys in front of them rather
than the purple and white they were
"We've been practicing for Michigan
State all week," admitted Johnny Orr
after the Northwestern game. "We're
in a good frame of mind for Saturday."
The Spartans have been flying high of
late, not with drugs but with the
basketball. In their past three games,
Big 10 Standings

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Ohio State and Iowa on their own home
floors plus Indiana to put themselves
back into the title chase, only one thin
game behind the Bucks and the
Hawkeyes with a 9-4 conference slate.
Michigan stands at 7-6.
"WE'RE GOING to play the best
team in America," Orr proclaimed.

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Keith Smith
Phil Hubbard
Mike McGee
Alan Hardy

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.............Terry Donnelly
.............Jay Vincent
.............Ron Charles
.............Greg Kelser


were better when we had the tougher
opponents down the stretch."
However, there will be no stretch run
this year for the Wolverines, who hold
only an outside shot at a bid to the NIT
Tournament. But somehow the lack of a
tourney bid has done little to diminish
the electricity that accompanies this in-
tra-state rivalry.

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"There's no doubt in my mind about
Assistant Coach Bill Frieder echoes
those sentiments. "They're definitely
the top team in the country. Our minds
were on State (Thursday night). They
are going to be extremely, extremely
Northwestern offered themselves as
sacrificial lambs to the Wolverines, but
sometimes that may not be the best
"Sometimes, the tougger opponent
the better," Frieder said. "In '77 (when
Michigan won its last Big Ten title), we

"I haven't lost there (Jenison Field
House) since I've been here, and I don't
plan on starting now," said senior co-
captain Tom Staton. In Staton's four
years with the roundball squad,
Michigan State has only beaten
Michigan once (last year at Crisler, 73-
ONE OF THE factors to that single
blemish last year was Staton's foul
trouble. To no one's surprise, Staton
will again be assigned to guard Earvin
Johnson, the man who gets the MSU of-
fense going.
Staton picked up his third foul with

St hopes?
about two minutes remaining in the fir-
st period. That is also the point when
Johnson made a rout out of a close
game to take a nine-point lead into the'
locker room and it was never close af -
Undoubtedly, tlis will be the key
matchup of the game. Staton was suc-
cessful earlier this season at home, but
playing at the Jenison Barn is another'.
"It's definitely a home court advan-
tage when you've got 10,000 people
screaming for you," said Staton of the,
crazies who inhabit the bleachers. "But
we always seem to play well up there."
RICH FALK, Northwestern's coach
whose team embarrassed the Spartans
with an 18-point victory, had some ad-
vice for Michigan.
"Anytime you play Michigan State.
you've got to control Magic," he said.
"At our place, although he got 20 points,
we had him under control.
"I think Michigan can control now::
with Hubbard playing the way he is
You've got to take it to their frontline.
You can't be intimidated by them.
"Give Michigan State the ball at the
basket, and they're going to dunk it."
Give Michigan State anything and the
ball game is over. One can be certain
that the revenge factor will be
significant in today's rematch - not
only this year's last second loss, but
also a little matter from last year that
left the Spartan Spirits speechless.


McCullyoo ks toward nationals

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W L Pct.
17 5 .773
15 7 .682
17 5 .773
19 6 .760
13 8 .619
19 6 .760
14 11 .560
9 13 .409
8 14 .364
5 17 .227

As the lone senior on the University of Michigan's women
swim team, Katy McCully realizes that she is in a position of
natural leadership. So does coach Stu Isaac.
"Katy, provides a lot of experience, and the girls look at
her and see that she doesn't get discouraged. She knows she's
going to do well in the big meets, and she does," Isaac said.
McCULLY IS THE TANKERS' most versatile freestyler,
excellent in both the 50- and 200-yard freestyles. She finished
second in both of those events in last night's Big Ten Cham-
pionships held at Matt Mann Pool. According to Isaac, she
might have won both had she been wearing the faster "skin
suits" rather than the nylon swim suits they usually wear. It
is the team's policy to save the faster suits for the national
meet, which McCully has qualified for in both events.
"I was very happy with it (last night's performance), con-
sidering that I Ygsn't tapered," McCully stated. "I'm
"Katy's greatest attribute is her natural feel for the water
and how high her body rides on the water. It's almost im-

possible to teach a swimmer," said Isaac.
The Wolverine women continued their team dominance of
the Big Ten meet. After last night's victory in the 400-yard
medley relay (anchored by McCully), Michigan led second-
place Indiana by a 707.5479.5 margin.
"ON THE WHOLE, it was a good meet," according to
Isaac. "There were a lot of close races. You can see Big Ten
swimming is tightening up.
"Jody Ford swam one of the most beautiful races all year,
winning the 400 IM. She did everything right. I'm really hap-
py about that."
Isaac also singled out Sharon Flaherty and Barb Don-
Carlos for their fourth and fifth place finishes, respectively,
in the 100-yard backstroke, MariePalko forta third in the 100-
yard breaststroke, and Linda Kendall and Monika Scheff for
their third and fourth places in the 200-yard butterfly.
Isaac feels pretty confident going into tomorrow's final
action. "Team score-wise, we're.in pretty good shape.
Tomorrow we've got some good events for us, and we're
going to score some points."

MICHIGAN at Michigan State 2:35 p.m.
Indiana at wisconsin
Ohio State at Northwestern
Iowa at Illinois
Minnesota at Purdue

Blue tankers tangle with Spartans

The Michigan men's swimming team
takes on the Spartans at Michigan State
today in their last dual meet of the Big
Ten season.
Michigan State has not been the
shining light on Big Ten men's swim-
ming this year, and Michigan coach
Gus Stager sees no problem in winning
the meet.
Stager commented, "They are im-
proving. Their guys are starting to drop
their times and there will be some com-
petition. We can win, but there will be
some close races.''
A little less diplomatically, he stated,
"We've got the potential to win both
relays and go one-two in every event. "
For the Wolverines, this has been
described as a "decision meet". "I've
divided the team into two groups,"~

Stager said. "I have about 10 guys who
will definitely score in the Big Tens,
people like Fernando Canales and
Kevin Williamson. Also included are
people who have scored before in big
meets, such as Scott Weir. The second
group is composed of guys like Dave
Price, Trip Gage, Tom Dudley, and
John glykhouse. Mike Dauw and Lance
Weissmann are some of the others in
the group. The first group accounts for
between 31 and 33 event places at the
Big Tens. Somebody has to be left
Coach Stager has to make some
decisions and tomorrow is the day the
uncertain members have a chance to
help make some of the decisions. "I feel
with this group of swimmers, I will take
just those guys who will help the team.

First Period
Scoring: 1. -M-Lundberg (Bourne, Miller)
8:27. 2. W-Suter (Lecy, Griffin) 16:33, 3. M-
Hampson (Manning, Mars) 16:51.
Penalties: W-Romanchuck (elbow) 1:50, W-
McFarlane (roughing) 4:48, M-Lundberg
(x-check) 5:30, W-Suter (charging) 7:44, W-
Lebler (interference) 9&25, W-Griffin (holding)
12:42, M-Lundberg (charging) 13:56, M-
Bradrup (Slash) 17:51, W-M. Johnson (hook-
Second Period
Scoring: 4. W-M. Johnson (Suter, Lecy) 3:08,
5. W--Grauer (unassisted) 10:14, 6. M-May
(Perry, Bourne) 14:16, 7.-W-Suter (P. John-
son, Griffin) 15:20, 8.W-Scheid (Lecy, Welsh)

Penalties: M-Richter (interference) 2:45,
W-McFarlane (interference) 5:24, W-Grffin
(interference) 7:08, M-Mars (hooking) 18:25.
Third Period
Scoring: 9. W-Campbell (Welsh, Romanchuk)
13:36, 10. W-Griffin (Speer, P. Johnson) 15:12,
11. W-Grauer (Lebler, Vincent) 15:23.
Penalties: M-May (roughing) 6:21, W-Lecy
(roughing) 6:21, M-Waymann (interference)
10:53, W-Griffin (holding) 17&56.
Saves: M-Varvari10-6 12-28
W-Schultz 14-7 10 - 31

We are taking no one to Big Tens just.
for experience. We've swam lots of
good meets and if they haven't proved
themselves by now, then they're not
In keeping with this theme, there will
be a lot of switching around in the meet
Don't have tickets to this
afternoon's Michigan State
game, or a TV to view the contest
on? Well, you can still see the
Spartans play Michigan-in
women's basketball.
The cagers tip off at 2:00 in
Crisler, so be there early to get
good seats.
today to see if "we can get a good time
out of someone for a third event."
There will also be changes just "to see
what happens." "We're looking for
good times and hopefully will get
some," Stager said. "Some events in
the Big Tens, such as the backstroke
and butterfly, are really wide open. We
want to get some results in for these.
Our guys should have some pretty good
Turiblers travel
The Michigan women gymnasts
travel to Bowling Green tomorrow for
what could be termed a tuneup for next
weekend's SMAIAW state champion-
The Falcons (14-2) have topped the
130 mark in scoring once this'year, but

their average meet tally has hovered in
the mid-120's. The Wolverines (20-2)
have been scoring in the 127-128 point
Coach Scott Ponto will be concerned
with the accuracy of the new tricks his
tumblers will be performing. In last
weekend's Big Ten championship com-
petition, the Wolverines failed to hit on
several uneven parallel bar movemen-
ts, and the resulting errors left them in
third place, behind Michigan State and
Illinois. .-Alan Fanger
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DETROIT - Kevin Porter continued
to be a bright spot in an otherwise
dismal Piston season, as he led Detroit
to a 110-96 win over the Houston
Rockets last night.
Porter, putting on an incredible of-
fensive display, tallied 20 points and 19
assists for the evening. That included a
50-foot desperation shot at the buzzer to
end the first half.
DETROIT led 31-24 at the end of the
first quarter, but suddenly went cold
and hit just one of 17 in the first eight

There was no need to ask Dick Vitale
what he thought of his team's perfor-
mance. "Super win, the best we've
played," shouted Vitale as soon as the
writers entered his office. "We conduc-
ted a clinic in the first quarter and the
second half."
Malone led the Rocket attack with 18
p-oints and 15 rebounds.

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