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Tuesday, March 22, 1977

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

Tuesday, March 22, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

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Icers set Ior tourne
By RICK MADDOCK first twenty minutes. much adversity this year as two for Thayer. played real well. I didn't have
Finally, after nine games in "The first period carried us," we've had," Farrell said. Debol's assist was the first of that tough a time," Palmer
seventeen days, the Michigan Farrell said. "I have never seen a team four that he had in the game. said.
hockey team can rest, but only Michigan scored once in the that lost seven in a row with the He has a total of 54 assists, He analyzed what he will have
until Thursday when the icers second period, and took an ex- comeback attitude we had," as- which breaks Gordon Wilkie's to do at Olympia to be success-
face Boston in the semi-final tremely comfortable 6-1 lead sistant coach Doug Hinton said, one season assist record of 51. ful. "I think if I stop the initial
round of the NCAA hockey going into the last period. But Sunday's win began forming Wilkie set the record in 1963-641 shot and just play like I-have
championships, at Olympia. then either thoughts of Boston when Rob Palmer fired a slap season. for the last month, and if I can
"They've (Boston) been get- ran through Michigan minds or! shot by Bowling Green goalie Throughout the Michigan vic- relax and concentrate from the
ting all their injuries together, Bowling Green peaked late in' Mike Liut at 3:11. The Falcons tory, the Wolverines were mak- opening drop, I'll be alright,"
while we've been playing with the game, because the Falcons tied the game at 7:54 on a pow- ing crisp set up passes, and the netminder said.
ours " Michigan hockey coach' outscored the Wolverines 4-1 in; er play goal by Dave Easton. they accounted for goals. The Bowling Green goalie Mike
Dan Farrell said. the last period. The Wolverines regained the passes penetrated deep into the Liut came into Yost with a 2.53
The Wolverines acquired the "We took some foolish penal- lead for good when Kris Manery slot, which enabled Michigan to goals allowed per game aver-
high status of the final four in ties. We were not as disciplined took a set-up pass from Kip take several point blank shots. age. He left the ice for good at
NCAA hockey a feat which was as we should have been," Far- Maurer and sent the puck home The power play also excelled 17:53 of the first period, because
last accomplished in 1963-64 rell said of the weak third per- at 12:24. The goal came while for the Wolverines. They con- of an injury, with ten saves and
season, by dominating Central iod performance. s Michigan had a two man ad- nected four times on the advan- losing 5-1.
Co'legiate Hockey Association When the Falcone scored their vantage. tage, twice in the first period "I think he got over-
(Ceen, C undHy A)ghtp atnBostin the goame.theongreon t Only 18 seconds later, Bill and once in each of the other psyched," Farrell said. The
Green, Sunday night at Yost,~ in thesgame. the ong TGreen Thayer received a pass from two. Wolverine coach explained
Michigan left the locker a rolling snowball, the Wolver- Dave Debol and rammed an- Michigan goalie Rick Pal- that goalies have a tendency
room in high gear for the ines and their fans started other Michigan power play mer made 27 saves in the to peak too early for a game,
opening of the first round of pointing at the scoreboard and goal in. The goal was one of game. "I thought the defense and that by game time they
NCAA tournament action, yelling. Everyone realized, after are on a lower psyhcological
which actually was just the all those games, the Wolverines plateau, thn the rest of the
orialifier for the tourney atj were headed to Olympia. players.
Olympia. The local icers "There'sno team going into (ollege Hockey All-Stars Maurer, who had three assists
smoked to a 5-1 lead after the this tournament that's had as Michigan icers Dave Debol ers. The icers could not vote for for Michigan, compared the win
and Kris Manery were named their own teammates. Dan to the games in Michigan's fu-
-- yesterday to the first team Col- Lempe of Minnesota-Duluth was ture. "I think to win we have to
A 1 t AIAWriV lege Hockey Association All-Star chosen outstanding freshman of make the team play our style.
Eteam by WDAZ-TV of Grand the year. That's how we beat Bowling
Forks North Dakota. ManerI Green" he said

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Dailv Photo by BRAD BENJAMIN
MICHIGAN'S DAVE DEBOL (No. 12), pictured here in action against Notre Dame, has now as-
sisted on' more goals in one season than anyone else in Michigan hockey history.

Churella leads Blue
to ninth in nation
By BILLY NEFF
,Michigan sophomore Mark Churella capped off a fine
individual season by capturing the national wrestling cham-
pionship at 150 pounds Saturday night in Norman, Okla-
homa. The Wolverines last national champion was Jarrett
Hubbard in 1974, who also wrestled at 150 pounds.
The Wolverine's other place winner, Captain Mark John-
son, finished in his customary bridesmaid's role in the
NCAA finals behind Iowa's Chris Campbell. Michigan fin-
ished ninth in the tournament behind champion Iowa State.
Seeded fourth and having to confront two foes to whom
he had lost during the season, Churella had an uphill strug-
gle all the way. But nothing could deny the Farmington
Hills native this year in his quest for the NCAA title.
After pinning his first two opponents, and clobber-
Ink his next two in decisions, Churella then encoun-
tered number one seed Paul Martin of Oklahoma State.
Churella took control of the match from the outset and
held on for a surprisingly easy 9-7 victory.
In the finals he was pitted against Iowa State's Joe Zus-
pann, who had decisively defeated Churella 10-2 earlier this
year. After the first period, Zuspann led again 2-1. But
Churella came alive in the second nriod with a near fall
and followed with another near fall in the third session for
a 9-3 win and the NCAA championship.
Johnson, who has lived in the shadow of Iowa's Campbell
for most of his wrestling career at Michigan, continued in
this darkness by suffering a 12-6 disappointment at the
hands of Iowa All-American Chris Campbell.
To reach the finals, Johnson wrestled some of the finest
matches seen in the national tournament. He registered a
pin and two nearfalls before soundly thrashing Penn
State's Jerry White, 7-1, in the semifinals. Earlier in the
season, White had tied Johnson.
In a real surprise at 118 pounds, Olympian Jim Haines
from Wisconsin upended Minnesota's Mike McArthur,
who had conquered Haines three times this year.
Hofstra's Nick Gallo cruised through the 126 pound weight
class and captured most valuable wrestler honors, barely
nudging out Churella. According to Wolverine coach Bille
Johannesen, "there were too many Eastern coaches on the
committee."
At 134 and 142 pounds, Minnesota's Pat Neu and Okla-
homa's Steve Barrett respectively copped those titles.
Michigan's Amos Goodlow secured a fall in his first round
match at 126 pounds but then had to come up against Olym-
pian Jimmy Carr, who crushed him, 12-3. At 134 pounds,
the Wolverines' Rich Lubell lost a first round overtime
match to Penn State's Jim Earl. Junior Karl Briggs was
pinned by St. Cloud State's Ricky Clark in the initial round
in the 142 pound weight class.
Two-time "national champion Lee Kemp of Wisconsin eas-
ily grabbed the laurels at 158 pounds while Oklahoma
State's Rod Kilgore was victorious at 167. Michigan's Ed
Neiswender nipped Navy's Roger Fleischer in his opener
but then had to default with third-seeded Dave Powell of
Iowa State, due to a knee injury.

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Seufert leads tankers

By JAMIE TURNER Jeffery all placing in the top
15 in both events. As a result
A young and rapidly improv- of their performances, the four
ing Michigan women's swim-' were named All-Americans.
ming team served notice that "OUR DIVERS did great,"
they are about to become a na- said a pleased Kimball, "and
tional power with an 11th place if we had gotten some breaks
finish in the AIAW National in the swimming times, we
Championships last weekend. would have finished in the top
The Wolverines were led by ten."
the splendid performance of the The breaks did seem to con-
team's divers, in particular sistently go against the Michi-
Chris Seufert. 'gan tankers, as time and time
The junior transfer student ag rdthsf seconds
ifrom Clarion State in Pennsyl- a ndinnde h eco.
Iwould keep them from advanc-
vania swept to both the one ;ing into the final heats.

ed, "with at least one good di-
ver (coming)."
With only two seniors gradu-
ating this year, Michigan has
established a solid base onj
which to build for the future.
Also, scholarships are being
given to women swimmers for
just the second year at Michi-
gan, enabling Kimball and Head
Coach Stu Isaac to woo prep

yU.a, i i IA~ . ,nmry Dv eolwsas nmdt
and Debol are both forwards for'the Aerica o nae t
the Wolverines, theaBr ss mericanD Hoky Cache
W nAssociation, Division I, All-
iAlso named were Julian Bar- America team. Debol, a junior,
etta of Wisconsin at goalie, de- scored 94 points on 40 goals and
fensemen Craig Norwich of'Wis- s4 assists this season for the
consin and Jack Brownschidle of5 asWolverines. The remainder of
Notre Dame, and Brian Walsh of the All-America team was the
Nrd D e aher for- same as the CHA All-Star team
ward spot.
These All-Stars were chosen with the exception of Mike
in a vote by all Western Colle- Eaves of Wisconsin named in
giate Hockey Association play- place of Manery.

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"I JUST WENT out there try-
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Seufert came to Michigan!
largely because of her respect:
for diving coach Dick Kimball.
"I had gone to (swimming)
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Seufert," I was doing better un-i

Perhaps the most frustrating
of these setbacks was on Fri-
day night when Katy McCully
missed getting into the finals
of the 400 individual medley by
one one-hundreth of a second.
"We did a really good job,"
added Kimball, "although we
weren't as sharp as we were
when we won the Big Ten's,
but that was because we
weren't in the running for the
team title here."

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Consistent brilliance could be for next s ason..
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Back home from Lexington,
Michigan's Big Ten champion:
basketball team finished its sea-
son with an awards banquet
yesterday, at Weber's Inn.
CENTER PHIL HUBBARD
won the Bill Buntin Most Valu-
able Player Award as well as
the Rudy Tomjanovich Most
Improved Player Award. Grad-
uating guard Steve Grote walk-
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Defensive Player Award and
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Next year's co-captains were
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