The Michigan Daily-Saturday, February 16, 1980-Page 7
Icers downed in OT
D rMurray Eaves and Tim Manning then
scored back to back goals to put
Michigan ahead 3-1, but Poulin again
t Nclosed the gap with a power play goal
By BOB EMORY two different times. But the Fighting three minutes later.
Irish, who completely dominated the
LefSmith, the Notre Dame hockey last two stanzas, scored two goals-the In the third period, it was Jeff Mars
coach, has the script down pat. last one with 1:18 remaining-to send who gave the Wolverines their second
"Michigan and Notre Dame have had the game into overtime, two goal advantage with a deft wrist
exciting, hard hitting series the past "They were playing a little better shot from the top of the faceoff circle to
he of for years," he said yesterday than us in the third period, said the right of McNamara that found the
afternoon at the Blue Line Luncheon. Michigan coach Dan Farrell. "In fact, upper corner. After that, it seemed only
And that's just what last night's game they were playing quite a bit better." a matter of time before the Fighting
was-exciting and extremely hard Considering the fact that Paul Fricker Irish would score. One minute and 42
mappingwith the Wolverines 1ghtingMihome played a sensational game in the seconds to be exact. Bill Rothstein
nbeaten streak when Dave Poulin nets-he made 51 saves-Farrell had to picked up a loose puck in front of the net
notched his three goal hat trick in look elsewhere for the blame. and flipped it through Fricker's legs.
oertime for a 54 victory. "We had five guys out there on Jeff Logan then disappointed the home
The Wolverines had never trailed in defense," he said. "And they were all crowd-that was hanging in the edge
he game, and even lead by two goals at doing things wrong. It really makes me of its seat-with a low slap shot that
wonder, because we've been working beat Fricker to the far corner.
on it all week in practice."
Poulin in a hattrick The Wolverines took a 1-0 first period The loss puts Michigan at 12-8-1 in the
lead when Ted Speers' slap shot from WCHA, while Notre Dame improves to
FIRST PERIOD the right lane beat freshman netminder
scoring: 1. M-Speers (Eaves) 9:27 Bob McNamara at the 9:27 mark. 12-11. But the Wolverines will hold on to
Penalties: 1. ND-Michalek (interference) 1:58 o r t t m their second place position as
2. ND-Cameron (cross checking, roughing) 16:20 Poulin tied the score just two minutes terscn lc oiina
* M-Richter (roughing) 16:20 4. M-Tippett into the second stanza with a low shot Minnesota-the third place team-lost
charging) 16:20 from behind the Michigan net that to league leading North Dakota 5-3 last
SECOND PERIOD Fricker never saw. night in Minneapolis.
Scoring: 2. ND-Poulin (Brown, Perry) 1:54 3.
M-Eaves (Speers, Lundberg) 7:47 4. M-Manning
(Bourne, Baseotto) 8:58 5. ND-Poulin (Weltzin).
Penalties: 5. M-Bourne (interference) 4:30 6.
ND-Weltzin (roughing) 5:247. M-Blum (roughing)
5:24 8. ND-Higgins (high sticking) 7:54 9. M-Mars
(interference) 11:56 6. M-Lundberg (roughing)
19:5410. ND-Friedmann (elbowing) 19:54.
Scoring: 6. M-Mars (Richmond) 3:02 7.
D-Rothstein (Poulin) 4:46 8. ND-Logan (Fried-
Scoring: 9. ND-Poulin (Perry, Cox) 1:01
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MICHIGAN SPRINTER Darryl Gholston is off and running in his
qualifying heat of the 300 meter dash last night in the Central Collelgiate
Conference track championships at the Track and Tennis Building.
Gholston was the top Michigan quailifier for today's 300 meter finals
Michigan medley tops
at Central Collegiates "
By the Associated Press
LAKE PLACID, N.Y.-American'
Eric Heiden performed as expected
yesterday and gave the United States~
its first gold medal at the XIII Wintei,'
Olympics, winning the men's 500 metet
speed skating race and setting an,
Heiden, a 21-year-old from Madison,,"
Wis., raced around the oval in 38.03
seconds, skating against the previous
record holder, Evgeni Kulikov of the
Soviet Union. Kulikov took the silver>
with 38.37. Lieuwe DeDoer of The',
Netherlands won the bronze in 38.48
THE OLD OLYMPIC mark of 39.17
was set in 1976.
The 500 was the first of what could be
an Olympic gold mine for Heiden, who
is favored in four other races here.
While Eric Heiden came through,
with a gold in the men's 500-meter, his
sister Beth finished a disappointing
seventh in the women's race of the'
Beth dominated the pre-Olympic talk
in women's speed skating but it was
veteran Leah Mueller who captured the'
United States' first medal at Laker
THE 28-YEAR-OLD Mueller fihished
second Friday in the 500-meter race
behind Karin Enke of East Germany.
Mueller's time of 42.26 seconds was 46,
one-hundredths of a second behind
Enke's Olympic record-setting
In other finals action here yesterday,
Raisa Smetania of the Soviet Union won
the second straight gold medal for the,'
Russians in cross country skiing by;
capturing the women's 5-kilometer
race in the Winter Olympics.
U.S. pair withdraws
Olympic gold medal hopefuls Randy
Gardner and Tai Babilonia of the
United States withdrew from the figure,
skating pairs competition last night
before performing their short program.
Gardner suffered a leg injury and the
pair withdrew on the advice of their
coach, John Nicks.
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The Fighting Irish are back.
Always-tough Notre Dame - its ten-
is team, that is - ranked among the
top four units in the region, faces
Michigan's netters at 7 p.m. today in
the Track-Tennis Building. The match
is the Wolverines' first dual event of the
By ERIC LUTTINEN,
Michigan women's track coach Red
Simmons had one purpose in mind
before yesterday's dual meet with
Central Michigan. His Wolverine
thinclads accomplished it by qualifying
its distance medley relay team for the
AIAW National Indoor Championships,
just barely finishing two seconds under
"That gives us nine qualifiers (for the
nationals)," added an elated Simmons
shortly after his team won the distance
medley relay. Michigan has qualified
Melaine Weaver (3000 and 5000 meter
runs), Joanna Bullard (high jump),
Lori Thornton (long jump, 880 relay),
Renee Turner, Cathy Sharpe, and
Brenda Kazinec (880 relay), and Sue
Frederick and Dana Loesche (distance
medley) for the national finals at
Missouri on March 7-8.
"I was really pleased with all the
running performances, especially
Dana Loesche," said Simmons.
Loesche ran a 2:18.23 880, and ran the
880 leg of the distance medley relay.
MICHIGAN GARNERED ten first
place finishes on the day, scoring 77
points to Central Michigan's 55.
Michigan is now 3-2 in dual meets.
The Wolverines placed first in the 600
yard run (Dede Key), 60 yard dash
(Turner), shot put (Debbie Williams),
880 yard run (Loesche), high jump
(Bullard), 220 yard dash (Thornton),
long jump (Thornton), two mile run
(Weaver), and the three relays
(distance medley, 880, and mile).
By JOHN FITZPATRICK
An exciting distance medley and a
blistering 440 highlighted the first night
of action at the Central Collegiate
Conference Championships held at the
Track and Tennis Building yesterday.
Dan Heikkinen was running the
anchor leg of the medley for Michigan,
and when he received the baton the
Wolverines were in a distant sixth place
behind Bowling Green State. Within
three legs of the eight lap mile leg he
had gained contact with the leading
runners, and roared to an exciting win
with a blistering last lap kick, nipping
the runner from Drake University by
4/10 of a second. The final aggregate
times: Michigan, 9:53.87, Drake,
9:54.18. Heikkinen took a mere 4:05 to
run his mile.
A new Central Collegiate indoor
record was set in the 440 by Toledo's
Carl Bembry in a blistering 47.89
substantially bettering the old mark oi
In other qualifying action, Ron Affoon
will run the 600 final today after
winning his heat last night in 1:11.8; the
880 will see Michigan being represented
by the Thomas twins, Greg and Tim;
the 300 had three Wolverines
qualifying, as Darryl Gholston paced
teammates Butch Woolfolk and Ron
Feaster with his 31.18; and Dan Beck
will be running in today's 1,000 final.
The evening was climaxed by a
thrilling three mile run, in which
Michigan's Dave Lewis demolished the
field with a hard-fought 13:32 win.
Lewis displayed awesome form as he
ran away from everyone with a
blistering 64 second quarter in the
middle of the race.
. boring fans
By MARK MIHANOVIC
W HAT DOES IT take to get Michigan basketball fans worked up?
If ever a team existed that should have caught the imagination
of hoop enthusiasts (and I use the word "enthusiasts" lightly), the 1979-80
squad is it.
The Wolverines lack great individual talent. Their tallest starter is 6-8.
They don't possess backcourt quickness when Keith Smith is out of the
lineup. Most pre-season forecasts placed only Northwestern between
Michigan and the Big Ten cellar.
But with just five conference games left on the schedule, Johnny Orr's
Wolverines are 7-6 and, incredibly, only one game behind the four leaders,
three of whom the Blue plays down the stretch.
It's Cinderella, Horatio Alger, the American dream! Fans love an
underdog, right? Fans should identify with Paul Heuerman battling the big
bad Herb Williams, with Thad Garner throwing his skinny body all over the
court and making a foolish turnover only to come back with a spectaculor
play, with Marty Bodnar following quick Wes Matthews around and around,
huffing and puffing and sweating, but never quitting. And fans should be able
to identify with the often-criticized Orr throwing an exultant fist into the air
after a home victory, his every emotion visible for Crisler Arena to see.
They are all so hurnan.
Fans can identify with that, right? So can anyone explain to me why
there-were only 9,738 sedate spectators at Thursday night's thrilling 78-76
victory over Illinois? And why that 9,738 sounded more like 4,000?
It certainly wasn't because Michigan hasn't played exciting basketball
this year. Five overtime games should be enough excitement for anyone.
Without a doubt, Michigan sports fans are spoiled. Rotten.. They don't
hope or pray for victory; they expect it. But that's common knowledge. And
it isn't necessarily a logical reason for apathetic basketball fans. Indiana
fans have come to expect victory under the Bobby Knight regime, and
Assembly Hall in Bloomington has been known to get a little noisy.
In fact, the intimidation factor of the crowd and Bobby Knight probably
inade the difference in Michigan's overtime loss there a month ago. The
crowd at West Lafayette was even louder and more intimidating. Next week
both the Boilermakers and Hoosiers enter Ann Arbor with the conference
title on the line, I can't imagine the Crisler crowd having anywhere near
that kind of effect on officials, and thereby effect on the game.
It is possible that the most enthusiastic Michigan fans, the cheerleaders,
won't be at courtside in either game next week. They boycotted the Illinois
game to protest Athletic Director Don Canham's decision to disallow them
from cheering at Michigan State tonight.
"They violated a Big Ten rule, and we can't stand for that," was
Canham's explanation. The cheerleading squad took twelve members to the
Northwestern game three weeks ago, instead of the allowed six, and
Northwestern filed a letter of complaint to Canham.
Canham's attitude is understandable; he has been embarrassed. But in
this case he has also been too inflexible. Maybe he should consider the fact
that the cheerleaders voluntarily contribute their talents and services
without receiving any compensation, save perhaps some tacky boos by
Crisler Arena regulars. And maybe he should consider the notion that
maybe, just maybe, once in a while rules are allowed to be broken.
GRADUATE ASSISTANTS WANTED IN
NO MAGICAL NOTES
By SCOTT M. LEWIS
(To be sung by Michigan State
Thanks for the memories ...
We used to celebrate1
A championship at State
But now we're in eighth place
And out of the Big Ten Race,
Yes, thanks for the memories ... .
The glory days of Michigan State
basketballrare indeed but a memory for
the East Lansing faithful, as the
defending NCAA champion languishes
in an eighth-place tie with a 5-8 Big Ten,
record. The Spartans have lost three
straight games, the most recent an 80-
66 thumping Thursday in Wisconsin, to
fall out of title contention.
When Michigan State battles
Michigan, however, statistics take a
back seat to emotion. That's exactly
what will happen this evening at 8:05
when the Wolverines, 7-6 in the Big Ten,
and only one game behind the four
conference leaders, invade Jenison
Field House before a sellout crowd.
MICHIGAN, WINNERS in four of its
last five games, should be seething with'
revenge tonight. On January 24, the
Wolverines held a 15-point second-half
lead over MSU, but the Spartans closed
with a rush to send the game into
overtime. Jay Vincent's foul shot with
two seconds remaining in the extra
session gave Michigan State a 59-58
Since that time the lame duck NCAA
champions have lost four of six games,
but Michigan assistant coach Bill
Frieder still has a high regard for the
"They're a pretty sound basketball
team," said Frieder. "They've got good
shooting guards and Vincent is a great
player. We're expecting another tough
VINCENT, WHOSE conference
scoring average of 21.0 trails only Mike
McGee's 22.3, was held scoreless in the
opening 20 minutes of last month's
intrastate confrontation . He then
erupted for 15 second-half points to
spearhead the Spartan surge along with
frontcourt mate Ron Charles.
Charles, a 6-8 senior from the Virgin
Islands, made all 12 of his shots to finish
with 24 points. He holds a field goal
percentage of .668, but this figure is
deceiving, as most of his
the tip-in variety.
defending Vincent and Ch
be a key factor tonight. "
do a better job on them," h
time we tried to front V
(Paul) Heuerman sand
Garner help out. That's hom
some of his baskets."
With only five games
Michigan, 14-8 overall, is
winning season and stands
a new tune
shots are of away from equalling last year's win
total-both goals set for this season.
TED that Now, however, the aspirations have
harles would been raised to include a post-season
We've got to tournament berth and perhaps a Big
e said. "Last Ten crown. "If we win three more
Vincent with games we'll definitely be in some
have Thad tournament," predicted Frieder. "Two
w Charles got more might be enough. And four more
might win the Big Ten.
remaining, "But we told them, 'Beat Michigan
assured of a State Saturday (today) and everything
s one victory else will take care of itself."
Starrinig LIZA MINELLI, JOEL GRAY and MICHAEL YORK. Deservedly the most
popular filmed musical of the '70s. Based on Ishwood's stories during the
rise of Hitler and set largely in a wild Berlin Cabaret that reflects the break-
down of the Weimer Republic. A memorable film stunningly choreographed
by Bob (Dancin) Fosse who also directed LENNY and ALL THAT JAZZ. Winnter
of eight Academy Awards. In Nightclub color.
SUN: Bette Davis in NOW VOYAGER
MON: Gary Cooper in HIGH NOON
7:00 & 9:15
OLD ARCH. AUD.
Sixers down Pistons
By BOB WOJNOWSKI
Clutch free throw shooting by Phila-
delphia in the final minute and a half of
the ball game squelched a budding
Detroit rally and gave the 76'ers a 114-
104 victory over the Pistons at the
Silverdome last night.
With the game tied at 104 and 1:26 left
Henry Bibby hit a pair of free throws to
launch a string of eight consecutive
Philly free throws which put the game
Detroit had overcome some shotty
fourth quarter officiating which saw
official Jack Madden whistle five
technical fouls on the Pistons within a
span of. just over one minute, with
Piston head coach Richie Adubato
being ejected. Greg Kelser, Kent
Benson, and Piston trainer Mike
Abdenour picked up the other
technicals. Philadelphia hit four out of
the five technical free throws, and after
two straight Julius Erving jams had a
commanding 98-86 lead with 7:59 to
The Pistons, however, fought back
behind the shooting of Bob McAdoo,
who scored 12 of his 17 points in the final
quarter and took a brief 104-102 lead.
Greg Kelser led the Detroit scoring
with 21 points while Julius Erving led
all scorers with 29.
A crowd of 10,473 saw the Pistons
drop their eighth straight and fall to 14-
45 on the year.
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