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Page 10-Tuesday, March 20, 1979-The Michigan Daily
New faces mark NCAA ice inals

You may have noticed that the remaining con-
tenders for this year's NCAA basketball title are all
.newcomers to the Final Four.
The Minnesota Gophers made sure there were no
rgpeaters in this year's MCAA Hockey Final Four
alther, when they whipped Bowling Green Sunday
-ight, 6-3, in a first round NCAA contest.
In winning for the eighth time in their last nine
outings, the WCHA runners-up earned the right to
-play the number one team in the East, New Ham-
*pghire, in the semifinals Thursday night in Detroit's
'Olympia Stadium.
- PLAYING BEFORE an over-capacity crowd of 7,940
-at Williams Arena, Minnesota (30-11-1) skated to a
-quick 3-0 lead on the strength of Tim Harrer's 27th
and Steve Christoff's 35th and 36th goals of the year,
'all in the first period.
-Bowling Green came storming back for a pair of
:-scores in the middle stanza as tallies by veteran for-
wards Bruce Newton and Steve Dawe brought the
Falcons-to within one. But power play goals by Don
*,icheletti and Eric Strobel< gave the Gophers an in-
surmountable lead, all but wrapping up the game.
2 Harrer added icing on the cake with his second goal
f the night :28 into the final period before Bowling
,reen defenseman Mike Cotter finished off the

scoring at 6:44. The loss sent the Falcons home with a
37-6-2 record and a fifth place NCAA finish for the
second time in three years.
Minnesota coach Herb Brooks, who will head the
1980 U.S. Olympic hockey team, put the win in per-
"WE KNEW WE had to play a good game to beat
them," said Brooks, "and we had the necessary con-
sitency to do it. We wanted to get them in a skating
match like we did and we kept a good tempo."
Looking ahead to the upcoming playoff with New
Hampshire, Brooks had little to say. "I'd call it a
toss-up. They play a different style of hockey so there
will be some adjustments for us. We're going to play
our game and do the things we know we can do."
Out .east, New Hampshire coach Charlie Holt and
assistant Bob Kullen prepare the Wildcats (22-8-3) for
their second NCAA appearance in the, last three
years. The ECAC champions have lost just once in
their last 18 games and are very confident in their
play as of late.
"OUR ATTITUDE is that we're doing a lot of things
right," said Kullen. "We believe in playing our game
and when we do, we feel we're the best."
The Wildcats feature high scorers on all three front
lines. Senior right winger Ralph Cox (39-32-71), a first
team All-East pick, is the team's top scorer and is

centered by junior Bob Francis (19-43-52), son of St.
Louis Blues general manager Emile Francis.
Captain Bobby Gould (31-27-58) heads the second
line, while sophomore Bruce Crowder (21-29-50) leads
the third.
Just 90 miles down the road from the Wildcats lies
Hanover, N.H., home of the Dartmouth Big Green
(18-8-2), the second NCAA qualifier from the East.
While the Ivy Leaguers don't boast any of the high
scorers New Hampshire does, they do have a balan-
ced attack and a strong skating club. >. .. .'j..4' :ooo
Led by junior forwards Dennis Murphy (18-28-46),4.
Ross Brownridge (20-23-43) and sophomore goalie
Bobby Gaudet, the Big Green should provide a
stimulating challenge to WCHA champ North Dakota
(29-11-1) in their Friday night semi-final clash.
"I think execution is, the key at this point of the }5
season," said Dartmouth coach George Crowe y< .f: . .
"Quickness is one of our big assets. I think we have "'>>
a good shot at anybody we play."
North Dakota coach John Gasparini brings his
teach into Detroit favored to win it all in a probable
all-WCHA final. Yet, at this point, he won't look past Daily Photo by CYRENA CHANG
the Easterners. MINNESOTA'S PHIL VERCHOTA eludes Michigan defender Dan Lerg in WCHA
"Our only concern right now is Dartmouth," said action this season. Verchota, a winger who scored 41 points during the campaigi,
Gasparini. "If Minnesota wins and we're fortunate will lead the 30-11-1 Gophers into an NCAA tournament semi-final encounter
enough to make it, then that's another game." Thursday night against New Hampshire at Olympia Stadium.

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The workshop will be facilitated by trained peer counselors.
Date: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21,1979
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Tankers flounder in season finale

The Michigan women's swimming
season finished this past weekend with
the tankers placing a disappointing 13th
at the AIAW Nationals meet in Pit-
The Michigan swimmes went to Pitt
with a handful of high hopes and with
their overwhelming Big Ten Cham-
pionship win still fresh in their heads.
Their hope was to finish as high as
seventh in the final rankings. Instead,
the meet turned into a weekend of
"I WAS DEFINITELY disappoin-
ted," head coach Stu Isaac said. "Not
because we didn't swim fast, though.
We broke a lot of team bests and varsity
records, 11 new record out of 22 events.
Fifty per cent isn't bad at all.
"Our key people got a little
discouraged when they didn't place as
high as they expected. Afterward, we
didn't come back fighting and that's
"In the sport of swimming, we're
really looking for best times, but you
also have place goals. We had high
goals and were hoping to place higher.
Sometimes you have to have pride. You
must keep a positive attitude. Ours

slipped noticably at several times
during the meet. Katy (McCully), as a
senior, could keep on top of herself. She
just took the pressure off."
McCULLY WAS definitely the stan-
dout at the Nationals for the Michigan
tankers. She placed in all three short
freestyle events-the 50, ,100, and the
200 yard swims-and gained All-
American recognition in each of them.
She also swam three relays, all of which
"Katy, as a swimmer who didn't even
score in an individual event last year at
Nationals, to come back like that is cer-
tainly one of the most outstanding per-
formances I've seen," said Isaac. "She
was stunning and went out in style."
Barb Weinstein turned in two out-
standing performances in the one
meter and three meter diving events,
finishing second in the one meter event
and fourth in the three meter. Ann Mc-
Divitt, one of Michigan's steady per-
formers at Nationals every year,
placed tenth in the three meter diving
competition. Mary Rish grabbed twelf-
th in the individual medley.
BARBARA DonCARLOS, in her first
college nationals, placed 13th in the 50
yard backstroke and 15th in the 100

yard backstroke, setting a new varsity
record in the 100.
One of the major disappointments at
the Nationals meet was diver Julie
Bachman, defening national champion
at both the one and three meter heights.
Bachman did not score in either event.
"She just couldn't get into the meet,"
Isaac said.
On the meet itself, Isaac commented,

"It was world class competition all toe
way. There were two world champion,
Olympic medalists, ex-world record
holders, and girls with international
experience. Maybe we were not men-
tally prepared for how fast the swir.-
ming would be."
"We're going to have to get more top-
notch swimmers, as well as work on oor
mental approach to the meet next year.


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The Classified Alternative,"

Tigers topple Expos

Undefeated netters aim
for national recognition
If this year's Michigan women's tennis team is as good as its current
record indicates, future opponents better beware.
The women's team, under the direction of first year coach Theo
Shepherd, is 5-0, having defeated Michigan State and winning its four mat-
ches on the women's first spring trip ever to Florida.
They defeated Flagler, Florida International, Florida Atlantic and Palm
Beach Jr. College, which, according to Shepherd is a contender for both state
and national junior college championships.
This year's squad is young, composed of one senior, four juniors, four
sophomores and one freshman.Despite its youth, the team, Shepherd said,
has a great deal of tennis experience.
Playing first singles for the women is junior captain Kathy Karzen,
Shepherd said Karzan is ranked about 50th nationally, and has lost only to
Michigan State's Debbie Mascarin this season.
"Kathy hits hard, has good timing, is a very good doubles player and has
an excellent temperament on the court," said Shepherd.
At second singles is sophomore Sue Weber. She's won every match she's
played thus far, and "works very, very hard at her game," said Shepherd.
Co-captain Whit Stodghill occupies the third singles spot. Shepherd said
that the sophomore started at fifth singles this year, "but took fire in the
challenge matches" and has moved up to the third position. "Whit had injury
problems last year, but right now seems to be at the top of the game,"
Shepherd added.
At fourth singles is the lone senior on the squad, Barb Fischley. A tran-
sfer from Eastern Michigan, Fischley lost to Karzen in the state finals last
Junior Ann Kercher and sophomore Kathy Krickstein occupy the fifth
and sixth singles slots, respectively.
The women are solid in the doubles department, having lost only one set
this season. Fischley and Karzen play first doubles, Kercher and Stodghill
number two and Krickstein and sophomore Lisa Wood third doubles.
These players form a team that, according to Shepherd, has a good
chance to defend their SMAIAW championship (women's state tournament).
Shepherd said the team has a good chance in the Big Ten and the
regionals against the Midwestern teams although Wisconsin, defending Big
Ten champion Ohio State, Northwestern and Indiana each have strong
On the national level, the women are aiming for a Top Twenty finish. "If
we have no injuries, and we play up to our capaci ti~es, I'd say we have a chan-
ce to be ranked, definitely," Shepherd said.


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runner Bruce Kimm scored the winning
run on an eighth-inning throwing error
by ailing Expos shortstop Chris Speier
as the Detroit Tigers edged Montreal 2-
1 in an exhibition baseball game
yesterday. .
Milt May doubled off Expos left-
hander Rudy May, and Kimm, runing
for the Tiger catcher, scored from
second when Speier threw a single by
Aurelio Rodriguez high over first.
Speier has been bothered by a back
injury since the beginning of camp and
has practiced sparingly.
Rodriguez gave Detroit a 1-0 lead
with a second-inning home run off right-
hander Steve Rogers,. who started and
went six innings for Montreal.
Steve Baker pitched three innings for,
the Tigers and picked up the victory. He!
gave up the only Montreal run in the,
seventh on.a succession of singles by
Andre Dawson, Tommy Hutton and
Ken Macha.
rumins nip Leafs
BOSTON - Center Dwight Foster
scored two goals and an assist in the
first period when the Boston Bruins
scored all their goals in a 4-3 National
Hockey League triumph over the
Toronto Maple Leafs last night.
Wayne Cashman, with Foster and
Dick Redmond assisting, put Boston
ahead 1-0 as he beat Leafs goalie Mike
Palmateer with a25-foot slap shot at
7:45 of the opening period.
Toronto came back five minutes later

when Ron Ellis beatBoston goalie
Gerry Cheevers with a close-in
rebound. Foster scored his fifth and six-
th goals of the year, firing in a
backhander from the left of the goal
crease and following with a 15-footer
from the slot for a 3-1 Bruins lead with
less than three minutes left in the
Terry O'Reilly, on a carom of a Rick
Middleton breakaway, notched his 21st
of the season for a 4-1 margin.
Toronto scored early in the second
period when Darryl Sittler picked up
his 37th goal, tapping in a loose puck
during a goalmouth scramble. Toronto
drew within one goal with 7:35 left in
the game on Paul Gardner's slap shot
from the left board.

Fidrych is flying high after debut

MSA 19 79-80
The Michigan Student Assembly
(MSA) Annual Elections will be
held April 2, 3, 4, 1979. All seats
up for election.-
Candidate filing forms are avail-
able now at the MSA Offices, 3909
Michigan Union.

LAKELAND, F lea. (AP)-Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, the
Detroit Tiger pitcher whose arm problems kept him out of
action most of last season, may face the Houston Astros or
the Pittsburgh Pirates this week.
Fidrych threw nil e pitches, all fast balls, in an exhibition
game Sunday and retired the side in a 4-4 tie against the
Texas Rangers.
Tigers Manager Les Moss said Fidrych would rest a day,
pitch batting practice, rest again, then pitch two or three in-
nings Friday, when Detroit faces the Pirates.
GENERAL MANAGER Jim Campbell has said that if
right-hander Fidrych isn't ready by the time the season star-
ts, he'll go on the 21-day disabled list. Fidrych said under no
circumstances will he pitch in the minors.
The last time the 24-year-old Fidrych threw in a game was

Aug. 5, when he pitched one inning for the Lakeland Tigers of
the Florida State League against Dunedin.
And it was the first appearance for Fidrych in a Detroit
uniform since April 17-his last game with the Tigers before
the persistent arm problem sent him from doctor to doctor in
search of a solution to return the 1976 American League
rookie-of-the-year to his old form.
THE EXHIBITION WAS called off by mutual agreement
because the Rangers had chartered their bus for only 10
hours and the driver had to get back to Pompano Beach.
But the game was secondary to the return of Fidrych, who
received a standing ovation when he took the mound in relief
of starter Jack Billingham.
"My eyes filled up when they started clapping," Fidrych
said at a news conference for two dozen reporters in Moss" of-
fice-while the game was still in progress.


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Exhibition Baseball
Detroit 2, Montreal 1
Oakland 8, Cleveland 3
Yankees 2, Atlanta 1 (N.Y. now 2.10)
Cincinnati 4, Pittsburgh 3 (Rose sits out)
Mets 5, Pittsburgh 4
Toronto 10, Boston
St. Louis 5, White Sox 3
Boston 4, Toronto 3
NIT Basketball
Indiana 64, Ohio State 55
Purdue 87, Alabama 68

Filing deadline-March
1979, 4:30 P.M.



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