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THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Saturday, January 22, 197?

Page Six THE MICHIGAN DAILY Saturday, January 22, ~I 977

BLUE MELTED IN OVERTIME, 4-3:

Late
By ERROL SHIFMAN
Special to The Daily
SOUTH BEND - Allen Kars-
nia scored on a backhand at
7:20 ofrthe sudden-death over-
time to give Notre Dame a 4-3
victory over the Michigan icers
last night.
It appeared that Michigan
had the game won in regu-
lation, but with 6 seconds re-
maining in the game, Irish-
Don Fairholm sent the game
into overtime with a clutch
goal.
Michigan coach Dan Farrell
was understandably disappoint-
ed, but he was also pleased with
his team's tough performance.
"It wasa great hockey game,

goals
just six seconds too long," Far-
rell said.
"When a team ties it up like
that after you tried so hard to
win it, it's tough, it gave them
a psychological lift. We played
super, that's as'good a game
as we've played this year,'
Farrell said.
Notre Dame was led by Don
Fairholm, who had set up his
team's first two goals. Team-
mite Clark Hamilton used-his
6' 4", 220 frame to muscle
Michigan players off the puck
repeatedly.
Michigan began the game
fumbling around and was
lucky to come out of the first
period with a 1-1 tie.

s ur
The second period was much
the same, and again Michigan
held on with a -2 tie.
John McCahill put Michigan
into its first lead of the game
three minutes into the third
period. McCahill awakened a
sluggish Michigan while the
Wolverines were shorthanded.
McCahill skated the length of
the ice, penetrated Irish goalie
Len Moher and fed a picture
perfect pass to Dan Hoene who
flipped the puck past Moher.
Michigan played without for-
ward Bill Thayer who was out
with a strep throat. Coach
Farrell felt that he was sore-
ly missed and took away from
the attack.

Irishpast
Notre Dame played virtually of its nine losses by one goal;
perfect hockey the first two four of them were in overtime.
periods but was continuously The win -gives Notre Dame a
stopped by goalie Palmer. The tie with Michigan for second
Michigan defense seemed to place in the WCHA going into
have problems with the bigger tonight's finale.
Irish forwards. The loss was the second

icers
igan and the Irish with a win
over Minnesota-Duluth.
As soon as the puck sailed be-
hind Palmer, the crowd of just
under 4,000 roared ecstatically
and the Irish icers poured onto
the ice to congratulate Karsni-
ca. Even Moher could not con-
tain his joy as he skated the
length of the ice to join in the
celebration.
In other WCHA weekend ac-
tion, Minnesota is at Michigan
State, North Dakota at Duluth,
Denver ?plays Michigan Tech,
and Wisconsin visits Colorado
College.

In the third period, Michigan's
defense tightened and Palmer
was given some needed help,
until the lapse late in the game.
The overtime was target
practice for the.Fighting Irish
as they fired from all angles.
Palmer made sliding saves
and it appeared that Michi-
gan would gain a tie.
But Michigan had nothing
left.
Michigan has now lost eight

straight overtime loss the Irish
have handed the Wolverines and
the third straight game this year
that was decided between these
two teams by one goal.
Notre Dame has now won
nine of its last 10 conference
games to vault into the sec-
ond place tie. North Dakota
can also pull even with Mich-

Irish inch Blue

IOWA STATE DOMINATE:
Wre s ters

AP Photo
Let's boogie, baby
PISTON GUARD Kevin Porter (1) and former Wolverine
standout Rudy Tomjanovich (45) of 1louston are both, taken
aback here in Cobo Arena action.

By PATRICK RODE
and PETE LEININGER #
The Michigan wrestling teamI
got a taste of what it's like to
wrestle the best team in the na-
tion last night, and they came
out on the short end as they
were overwhelmed by awesome
Iowa State, 32-4.
MICHIGAN just couldn't get
things on track as the Cyclones
dominated from the start with

ILLINI WORRY ORR:

Green
By HENRY ENGELHARDT
Rickey Green, Michigan's
leader in scoring, assists and
steals, most likely will not see
action in today's game against
Illinois at Crisler Arena which
starts at 2:05 p.m.
"He won't play unless there is
a drastic change in his condi-
tion," Michigan assistant coach
Bill Frieder said at the conclu-
sion of yesterday's practice, in
which Green took just a few
shots.
Green wrenched his back
making a twisting layup with
about seven ,minutes remain-
ing in Thursday's Purdue
game. "I felt a shot of pain
when it happened," said
Green. ."I knew what it was."
It will be the first game Green
can remember missing since anI
ankle injury kept him out of
'three contests his senior year
in high school.
Dave Baxter, the Wolverine's
third guard, starts in place of
Green. "Dave's a good ball-;
player," said Green. "I think the
team will pull through."
Kent State coach.Rex Hughes,
whose team fell to Michigan,

doubtful
102-66, described Baxter by say-
ing he's "as good as the players
they have starting."
Illinois coach Lou Henson
fears "Michigan will fight just
a little bit harder" to make up
the loss of Green. Henson's
team, 9-7 overall, 1-4 confer-
ence, dropped a 67-58 decision
at Michiga State, last Thurs-
day.
Now acase of deja vu worries
Michigan coach Johnny Orr.
Last year he Wolverines tripped
Purdue 84-80. That same night
MSU knocked the Illini by, 11.
Two days later Illinois spoiled
Michigan's visit to Champaign
by upsetting the Wolverines, 76-
75. However, last year the Blue
trailed Indiana, this time around
they hold down the top spot with
a 5-0 Big Ten mark and 12-1,
ledger overall. It makes a dif-
ference.
"Everybody realizes we're
in first place," said junior
jumper Joel Thompson, "and
we want to stay there. The
team will be ready," he prom-
ised.
The Fighting Illini, like so
many other Big Ten teamns, fea-

today
ture a plethora of freshmen.'
They start Chicago-area prep
star Levi Cobb at one forward
and either sophomore Ken Fer-
dinand of frosh Neil Bresnahan
at the other.
Another freshman, Steve Lan-
ter, keys the offensive from his
guard position. Audie Matthews,
a 6-5 ,junior nicknamed Audie-
matic, leads the team in scor-
ing (15.9 points per game) play-
ing the other guard spot. Steve
Grote tackles the Matthews as-
signment.
Pitted against Phil Hubbard
this afternoon is 6-8 junior
Rich Adams, averaging 11
points per game. Sophomore
Larry Lubin and junior Tom
Gerhardt support what Orr
calls "a talented Illinois
team."
Either freshman Mark Lozier
or Tom Staton will move into
the third guard spot for the Wol-
verines.
Next Monday Michigan travels
to Ohio State, followed closely
by trips to Wisconsid and North-
western on Thursday and Satur-
day. Green's status for these
games is uncertain.

seven straight victories, t'wo of
them major decisions.
"Once they got the mnmen-
tum, we couldn't do anything,"
said Michigan coach Bill Jo--
hannesen. "There was no spark,
no punch. Now I know how Bo
felt at Purdue."
Cyclone Mike Land started the,
fireworks at 126 pounds w-h a
major decision over Amos Good-
low. Goodlow suffered -under a
flurry of takedowns and a three-
point near fall as Land ,efeat-
ed him, 17-8.
Another Wolverine to fall by a
major decision was 150-lb. stand-
out Mark Churella. Joe Zus-
pann, rated number one in the
nation, downed Churella on thej
strength of two take-downs and
a three-point near fall, 10-2,1
while allowing only an escape.
"THEY BEAT us everv time
on top," commented Johanne-
sen. "They played physical dom-
ination. They got the first move.
It's a lot easier to jump on the1
whistle than to fight from the
bottom," he went on.
The Wolverines' sole mach
victory carne at 177 where team'
captain Mark Johnson gained a
majordecision over Dave Ailen,
the only freshman on tne Iowa
State squad, 10-2.

f i
Although he lost his match,
Todd Schnieder's performance
was termed "a heckuva )b ' by
Johannesen.
At 118, he had to face Johnny
Jones, rated second in the na-
tion. Schnieder had the lead
throughout until the last period,
when Jones came up with a
three-point near fall to win 8-6.
Another close match came at
167. With 13 seconds remaining
Brad Holman executed an es-
cape to tie the. match at one a-
piece. Holman later lost the
match on riding time because
opponent Dave Powell's total
time of control was more than
a minute greater than Holman's.
"WE COULD'VE l o o k e d
sharper," Johannesen re-
marked. "To defend Churella,
he couldn't do anything after
three guys went out and
wrestled off their stomachs."
190-pound Cyclone Frank San-
tana, also ranked number one
in the country and last year's
NCAA runner-up, turned in a
4-2 victory over Michigan's Har-
old King in a closely fought
match.
At the heavy end of the Iowa
State lineup, mammoth Bob
Fouts, weighing in at 330 lbs.,

P2-4.
pinned a helpless Mitch Marsi-
cano with 2:08 remaining in the
second period.
At the middle weights, Rich
Lubell suffered a 5-0 loss att 134
pounds to Casey Bartels; Bar-
tels' points coming from stalling
penalties. At 142, Cyclone Ran-
dy Neilsen raised his personal
record to 20-1-1, by downing
Karl Briggs 9-3.
Wolverine George Kelley's
record fell to 1-2 this year at the
hands of a tall Don Zimmerman,
7-2. Zimmerman's personal rec-
ord now stands at 13-1.
"I THINK WE were intimida#-
ed," Johannesen said. He also
noted, however, "they have po-
tential All-Americans at every
position."
Iowa State coach Harold Nich-
ols remarked, "We expected
Michigan to win one or two
more matches."
Nichols has the somewhat
pleasant problem of not remem-
bering how many meets his
team has won. "Our record is
10-0, 11-0 . . . something like
that,' Nichols said.
Michigan now has a 5-1 dual
meet record and will meet the
Hoosiers at Indiana tomorrow.

Thinclads home for Relays;
sprinter Huckleby quits team

1st period 3rd period
Scoring - 1. ND-Nugent (D Scoring - 5. MICH. - Hoene
Fairholm) 7:27. 2. MICH - Mor- (MCCahill, Rob, Palmer) 3:35. 6.
rison (Rob Palmer, Brennan) 19:46. 6. ND-D. Fairholm (Walsh, Mere-
Penalties - ND Meredith (trip- dith) 19:54. Penalties - Mich. -
ping) 1:31. ND Walsh (Slashing) Natale (High-Stick) %2:17. Mich. -
8:30 Mich - Turner (Hooking) McCahill (Cross-Check) 7:15. ND-
16:00. Nugent (Interference) 9:18. ND -
Jackson (Cross-Check) 11:14. Mich.
2nd period Morrison (Holding) 17:47.
scoring -- 3. ND - Hamilton (D. Overtime
Fairholm, Nugent) 9:07. 4. MICH. Scoring - 7. ND - Karsnia
- Turner (McCahill) 17:42. Pen- (Walsh, Jackson) 7:20
alties - Mich. - McCahill (Cross- Saves

check) 15:18. ND - Walsh (Hold-
ing) 15:32. Mich. - Debol (Hook-
ing) 15:53. ND - Meridith (Hook-
ing) 15:53.

Palmer
(Michigan) 11-14-12-7-44
Afoher
(Notre Dame) 15-10- 6- 2-33

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Women cagers bouced
Special to The Daily
WINDSOR-Michigan's women's basketball team had its
three-game winning streak snapped last night, dropping a 62-52
decision to Eastern Michigan in opening round competition of
the Can-Am Tournament.
"We were out-rebounded and out-hustled," said coach
Carmel Borders of the loss, which lowered the team's rec-
ord to 3-4. "We lost the game on the boards."
Also plagued with erratic shooting, the Wolverines con-
nected on only 28 per cent of their field goal attempts.
Forward Karen Gilhooley was the lone Blue cager to break
into double figures, hitting for 10 points. Donna Travis paced
the Huron scoring attack, netting 21.
The tourney continues today, with the Wolverines facing
Windsor at 9:45 this morning in the consolation bracket.
Women tankers cruise
The Michigan Women's swim team triumphed in 11 of 13
events as they bombed Wisconsin, 82-31, last night at Matt Mann
Pool. Freshwomen Lori Hughes and Liz Lease, both double win-
ners,, led the defending Big Ten champs to their fourth win in
four meets this year and 11th straight dual meet victory, dating
back to the middle of the 1974-75 season.
"We went strong in the beginning to protect ourselves, then
eased off. I'm very happy with the meet," exclaimed dh ob-
viously pleased coach Stu Isaac.
Hughes, the rising young star, remarked, "I was very
happy with my swim in the 1000 yard freestyle and think
overall the team did really well."
Hughes broke her own record -in the 1000 free, winning with
a time of 10:35.37, and also prevailed in the 200 yard butterfly.
Lease, sprinted to victory in the 50 and 100 freestyles.
The divers also performed suberbly. as five girls qualified
for the AIAW Nationals, Junior Chris Seufert and-freshwoman
Lori Wettlaufer placed one-two in the one meter diving, beating
out the Badgers' Peggy Anderson, a national champ. Brenda
Schenthal, Julie Jeffrey and Suzie Honnen all qualified off the
three meter board for Michigan.
Other winners in last night's win included Katy McCully
(200 Free), Sue Andrews (400 individual medley), Chris Den
herder (200 backstroke), Laura Adamson (200 breaststroke)
and both relays.
But the mermaids could not savor their most recent success
for long. Today the team faces arch-rival Michigan State, a
serious title contender, at East Lansing.
Coach Isaac summed up the team's thoughts, "We tried to
go easy against Wisconsin. The big meet is at MSU. That is
going to be a tough one."
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By-DAVE RENBARGER
Michigan's track team opens
its home season indoors today
hosting the Michigan Relays in
the Track-Tennis building.
The Wolverine coaching staff,
headed by Jack Harvey, hopes
for a clean sweep of the relay
events as well as some NCAA
qualifying times.
"WE SHOULD win all the re-
lays - the shuttle-hurdle, sprint
medley, distance medley, mile
and two-mile," said Harvey.
"We'll be stacking our best per-
sonnel in those races, and some
of our guys will be doubling."
Providing most of the compe-
tition will be the thinclads from
Eastern Michigan and Michigan
State. Heading the rest of the
large field will be Kentucky,
Western and Central Michigan
along with most of the other

Mid-American C o n f e r e n c e
schools.
"It'll be a good-sized meet,"
noted assistant coach Ron War-
hurst. "There should be 400 to
500 athletes all together."
Since no scores are kept in
the early season meets, the
Blue tracksters will concentrate
on sharpening their skills under
meet conditions in preparation
for upcoming meets, according
to Warhurst.
IN ADDITION, the coaching
staff welcomes any NCAA quali-
fying times at this point, and
expects the mile relay team to
make that grade this weekend.
"You like to qualify for the
NCAA's as quick as you can."
said sprinter's coach Greg Sy-
phax. "Somebody might get hurt
later on. You just can't tell
what's going to happen."

Syphax anticipates his mile
relay quartet, made up of David
Furst, James Grace, Doug Hen-
nigar and Jeff McLeod, to quali-
fy tomorrow. "I don't think that
anyone is going to be able to
touch those guys," yphax said.
PHYSICALLY, the Wolverines
will be without the services of
Mark Foster and Peter Running,
both hobbled with leg ailments.
Another blow to the squad
came this week as tailback Har-
lan Huckleby announced that he
has quit track'to concentrate on
football. "That's definitely going
to hurt us," said Harvey. "Huck-
leby is a super athlete and a
great runner, but I guess he lost
his desire to run."
Preliminaries for today's meet
begin at 2:00 p.m., with finals
slated for 6:00.11

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DETROIT - The Detroit Pistons, ignited by a Kevin Porter
basket, exploded with a 31-10 first half barrage and went on to
clip the Houston Rockets, 109-86, last night.
Detroit never trailed after the basket by Porter broke a 28-
28 tie with three minutes to go in the first period, spurting out
to a 59-38 halftime margin.
The Pistons went on to lead by as many as 23 points in
the third period before the Rockets rallied on the scoring of
Moses Malone and Mike Newlin to cut the gap to 83-77 with
eight minutes remaining.
From then on, it was all Detroit as M. L. Carr and Howard
Porter combined for five and four baskets respectively, in the
Pistons scoring explosion, outscoring Houston 26-9.
Carr finished with 24 points while Bob Lanier chipped in with
20 for Detroit. Malone and former Michigan star Rudy Tomjano-
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