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May 19, 1978 - Image 20

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sports of the DAILY

Uoily Photo by JOHN KNOX
Michigan pole vaulter Jim Stokes vaulting in a recent workout, is one of the
Wolverines' leading athletes in the Big Ten Championships today and tomorrow
at Northwestern. Stokes set a Michigan record and qualified for the NCAA's
with a jump of 17'11/2" at the Penn Relays.
Habs handcuffed;
Bruins win 4-0

BOSTON (AP)-Gary Doak and
Rick Middleton struck for goals early in
the first period and goalie Gerry
Cheevers backstopped a tenacious,
close-checking defense last night as the
Boston Bruins beat the Montreal
Canadiens 4-0 in the National Hockey
League's championship series.
After losing the first two games to the
defending Stanley Cup champions in
Montreal, the Bruins completely
dominated the Canadiens in the third
game of the best-of-seven series.
BOSTON TOOK command in the
opening minute. The game was only 59
seconds old when Doak, a light-scoring
defenseman, scored on a long screened
shot after veteran center Jean Ratelle
won a faceoff in the Montreal zone from
Jacques Lemai.
The Bruins made it 2-0 at 5:11 on a
goal by Middleton off a set-up by
Ratelle. Just before being knocked
down in center ice, Ratelle fed the puck
to the hustling Boston wing. Middleton,
taking the puck with only one Montreal
defenseman back, broke through Guy
Lapointe and shoved a backhand shot
past goalie Ken Dryden.
The Bruins got insurance goals from
Peter McNab and Terry Reilly in the
third period and the Boston defense
frustrated the speedy Canadiens.
CHEEVERS, a 37-year-old veteran,
made 16 saves in fashioning the eighth
playoff shoutout of his NHL career.
Dryden had 31 saves.
The victory was Boston's first over

streak in the current post-season play.
Boston had not beaten Montreal in eight
consecutive playoff game. It also was
the Bruins first victory over Montreal
in a championship round since April
CLEVELAND (AP)-Mickey Rivers
tripled in the go-ahead in the seventh
inning to help undefeated Ron Guidry
gain his fifth victory of the season as
the New York Yankees beat the
Cleveland Indians 5-3 last night.
GUIDLRY GAVE up six hits, in-
cluding Andre Thornton's home run in
the fourth inning, before getting ninth-
inning relief help form Rich Gossage,
who posted his fifth save of the season.
Chris Chambliss greeted reliever
Denmnis Kinney, 0-2, with a game-
tying single to left.
American League
MilwaukeeS, Det-oit -
California 9.Chicagos5
New York 5, cleveland 3
Baltimore s. Toronto3
cincinnati3. Montreal2
Boon A, Motrealo -
Montreal leadsserles. 2-1)
(Western conference Finals)

Striders stretching
With this year's Big Ten Indoor Championship already under its belt,
Michigan's men's track team is aiming to take the outdoor title in a meet
held at Evanston today and tomorrow.
"I think going into this outdoor meet Indiana (which beat the Wolverines
in a dual meet earlier this season, 74-70) appears to be the strongest to beat,"
said coach Jack Harvery. It's going to be a close battle in the championship
Harvey feels that the other teams to look out for are Wisconsin and
Illinois. "I think Wisconsin is right there," he said. "Perhaps if Michigan or
Indiana didn't run well, Wisconsin could get right in there," Harvey added.
The striders will be going into the meet full strength with the exception
of James Henry who has been injured since the first outdoor meet.
Key performances are expected from senior distanceman Bill
Donakowski, sprinter James Grace and pole vaulter Jim Stokes.
-Elisa Frye
Women in Middletown, USA
Muncie, Indiana. The home of Ball State University and Mason Jars.
Richard Dreyfuss and "Close Encounters" spent some time there, too. It's
Middletown, USA and the home of the 1978 Midwest AIAW women's tennis
The Michigan squad, fresh off an impressive domination of the state
AIAW championship, in which it finished first and qualified three women for
individual singles and one doubles team, should be considered the favorite of
the MAIAW.
Participating in this qualifier for the national tournament are other top
teams in the Big Ten plus a few improving midwest schools in other leagues.
Along with Michigan, Northwestern and Ohio State have to rate as the best
contenders in this event.
Earlier this year Michigan defeated Northwestern 5-4 in a match
decided by an Elaine Crosby victory, substituting in the last minute for Ann
Kercher. Two weeks ago Michigan annihilated Big Ten champion Ohio
State, 8-1 at the Penn State quad tourney.
"We have a good chance of winning the midwest," said coach Bill Flood.
"Northwestern has a very good team and is right up there with us. I think
Kathy (Karzen) and Ann (Kercher) could win the doubles in the in-
Besides participating in the doubles portion of the individual competion,
Karzen also will be shooting for the singles championship. Her main adver-
sary there is Ohio State's Maria Olazagasti, victorious over Karzen several
times this year and last.
The only negative factor for the Wolverines is the loss of second singles
player Kathy Krickstein, out for the rest of the season with a badly sprained
ankle. Replacing Krickstein at second singles will be third singles player Sue
Weber, whose position in the lineup will be assumed by Whit Stodghill.
-Bob Warren
Netters behind
Specialto The Daily
Michigan's men's tennis team finds itself in second place after the first
day of action in the Big Ten tennis championships, being held at Purdue.
Wisconsin, the only conqueror of Michigan during regular season Big Ten
play, is in first place with 31 points to the Wolverines' 27.
Michigan managed to win every first round match except for third singles
player and third seeded Brad Holland. Holland dropped a 6-3, 6-4 decision to
Greg Hodgman of Iowa. Holland cans still secure four points for Michigan if
he wins the playback bracket of the tournament.
Michigan's number one player, Jeff Etterbeek won his first match, 6-2,
6-3 over Mark Brandenberg of Minnesota. The first seeded Etterbeek now
plays the number four seed of the tournament, Iowa's Jeff Schwartzberg.
Matt Hor wiitch, the number two player on the Blue team, won two mat-
ches today and is considered a strong contender for individual honors.
Peter Osler at number four, number five Jack Neinken and recovering
Jud Schaufler at number six all 'Wontheir first round matches, garnering
Michigan precious points in their quest to overturn Wisconsin to win
Michigan's 11th straight Big Ten title.
Etterbeek and Horwitch won their doubles match yesterday and face
Wisconsin's number one team of Barr and White today. Holland and Neinken
and the Osler-Ollie Owens teams also won their doubles matches.
Individuals on Michigan must do well at these championships to qualify
for the NCAA tournament, May 22-29 at Athens, Georgia. As of now, Wiscon-
sin's team qualifies beause it finished~Big Ten competition with the best
record, 9-0 as Michigan took the second place spot with an 8-1 mark.
-Daily Sorts

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