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U.S. win sends fans into frenzy


USA!" they cheered as they swarmed
from the Olympic Center into the main
street of tiny Lake Placid. The
American hockey team had just
defeated the Soviet Union in one of the
biggest upsets in Olympic hockey
"This is one of the best events since
the 1969 New York Mets," said Rob
Devinney, a native of New York City
now living in Jay, N.Y., just 15 miles
from Lake Placid.
After the U.S. hockey team downed
the heavily favored Soviet Union 4-3
last night, the streets of Lake Placid
were flooded with cheering, chanting,
delirious fans.
Marty Zachrich of Defiance, Ohio
said he felt fortunate just to witness the
game. "I wouldn't have sold my tickets
for $1,000," Zachrich said. "I never
hoped for anything so much in my life. I
cried the last nine seconds."
(For details of the U.S. victory, see
story, Page 1.)
Mahre gets silver
LAKE PLACID (AP) - Phil Mahre
shrugged off a disappointing 10th place
finish in the giant slalom and yesterday
captured the silver medal in the slalom,
matching the best Winter Olympics ef-

fort by an American male skier.
It was also the first medal by an
American male skier since 1964, when
Billy Kidd won the silver and Jimmy
Heuga the bronze in the slalom. Mahre
was leading after the first run yester-
day, but Sweden's Ingemar Stenmark
roared back from fourth place to win
his second gold of the Games, becoming
only the third man in history to win
more than one gold medal in men's
Alpine skiing. Jean-Claude Killy of
France and Toni Sailer each won three
Mahre made two brilliant runs down
Whiteface Mountain, leading the field
after the first heat before being over-
taken by Stenmark,i who chipped 3%/
seconds off his first run clocking of 53.9
seconds to win the slalom gold with a
combined time of 1:44.26. His 50.37
second run shot him past Mahre, the
leader after the first heat in 53.31.
Mahre clocked 51.45 in heat No. 2 - a
run he described as "frantic" - for
"I DIDN'T know if I was going to
make it," said Mahre. "I never got my
rhythm going all the way down."
He added, "I feel pretty jubilant, but
I wish I was No. 1. The important thing
was to win a medal for the United
States. Stenmark deserved to win."

Fratianne aims for gold
ne carries on her tiny shoulders the
United States figure skating team's
final gold medal hopes tonight in the
four-minute free skate of the ladies
event at the Winter Olympics.
Fratianne, currently in second

behind East Germany's Annet Potzsch,
also has the pressure of America's rich
female figure skating tradition. Four of
the past six Olympic champions haie&
been Americans.
In Fratianne's favor is her record uf
being able to overtake Potzch, which he
has done twice in the past three wor.1

NoDak defasies

Special to the Daily

Women cagers 'kilt' by
hot Lady Scots, 62-54'

USA. upsets Soviets
JUBILANT U.S. hockey players celebrate a first period goal in la
4-3 victory over a favored Soviet team. See story, page 1.
full court
A roaring crowd*.. .

On what head coach Gloria Soluk
called "their worst shooting night of the
season," the Michigan women's
basketball team lost to Edinboro State
(Pa.), 62-54, at Crisler last night.
AP Photo Playing their final home game of the
season, the 8-18 Wolverines shot a
dismal 27 per cent from the floor. At the
st night's defensive end, the visitors' long-range
guns - Audrey Scott (20 pts.) and Lori
Dolby (19 pts.) - gave the Maize and
Blue fits. As Blue center Penny Neer
noted, "Their outside shooting did us in
Michigan managed to hang tough
with the pressing Lady Scots in the
early going. Led by Abby Currier, who
1 scored the Wolverines' first six points,
and some alert steals and assists by
Diane Dietz, Michigan, pulled out in
front, 16-14, with six minutes to play in
the first half.
BUT IT WAS then that Edinboro's
tallest player; 6'5" Linda Shorter, and
shortest player, the 5'6" Dolby, took
over and changed things around. Shor-

GRAND FORKS-The bubble has
finally burst, the dream bubble, that is.
And no, the Michigan hockey steam
which was the worst in the WCHA only
a year ago, will riot make it a complete
turnaround this year and snatch the
league title.
These hopes were decimated here,
last night as last year's conference
winners North Dakota again clinched
the number one spot by edging the
Wolverines, 5-2.
The Fighting Sioux were just too.
much for Michigan in the final perigd,
scoring four times to overcome a 2-1
deficit. Mark Taylor, Rick Zaparniuk
each scored one goal and Rick Myers
scored two to ice the game for his team.
Coach Dan Farrell decided not to
bring his superstar Murray Eaves to
Grand Forks-for the series. Eaves, who
leads the nation in scoring with 76 poin-
ts is nursing a shoulder injury he suf-
fered in the first game of the Notre
Dame series last weekend.
If Eaves would have played, the spec-
tators would have seen the country's
two top scorers go head to head. North
Dakota's Mark Tayler is second to
Eaves in scoring with 72 points.
Some of the Best action for the fans

fiery Dolby helped the visitors rally out
in front again and push their lead to 24-
When Shorter left the game with her
third foul, however, Michigan scored
two unanswered buckets to bring them
within two at the half, 24-22.
Edinboro surged out early in the
second stanza, outscoring the home
team 8-2, which prompted a Blue
timeout. The timeout apparently
helped, as the Wolverines proceeded to
press their way back into the game.
Buoyed by two Katie MacNamara
three-point plays, Michigan regained
the lead with twelve minutes left to
play, 36-35.
THOUGH THE lead seesawed back
and forth for several minutes, the dif-
ference in second half shooting percen-
tages (ESU 50 per cent - UM 27 per
cent) became painfully evident. While
Scott began hitting her jumpers for 15
second half points, Michigan was
coming up empty-handed. T)
Scott's final jumper with two minutes
remaining gave Edinboro St. an insur-
mountable 57-50 lead. Michigan's last-
minute rally came up as short as their
jumpers, allowing the visitors to walk
away with an eight-point victory.

took place before the game even star
ted. The fighting Sioux sent out five'of
its beautiful cheerleaders onrice skates
to get the fans riled up.
When play got underway, Michigani
got most of the good scoring oppor-
tunities, while North Dakota was taking
most of the shots. But neither team
capitalized on any of its chances.
Once the second period got underway
the fighting Sioux were kept alive on
one of its many shots. Seconds afterthe
Wolverines had a man advantage, the
Sioux charged into Michigan's end. Af
ter goalie Paul Fricker stopped three
shots, North Dakota's Phil Syker
managed to slip the puck through the
traffic jam in front of the net to give his
team a 1-0 lead.
Michigan reached into its bag of
tricks to tie the score over eight
minutes later. Freshman -Ted Speets
squeezed the shot past the pads of Sioux
goalie Darren Jensen.
Then with only twenty seconds left,
the second period, John Blum scored' 4
power play goal to give Michigan a ,21
lead to take into the locker room.
Defensive Tim Manning picked up his
39th assist of the season and combined
with his seven goals, he tied a Michigan
record for most points in a season by a
Tom Polonic also scored 46 points in
the 1963-64 season for the Wolverines.

Sioux me!

Scoring: none.
Penalties: ND-Eaved (roughing) 9:10; M-
May (roughing) 9:10; ND-Martins (roughing)
12:25; M-Richter (elbowing) 12:25; ND-Small
(slashing) 17:09; ND-Ludwig (hooking) 17:09; M--
Milburn (slashing) 17:09.
Scoring: 1.-'ND-Sykes (Dachishyn, volcan)
6:06; 2. M-Speers (Todd, Fricker) 14:24; 3. M-
Blum (Bourne, Manning) 19:40.
Penalties: M-Speers (tripping) 1:32; ND-
volcan (charging) 3:53; ND-Carroll (interference)

7:02; M-Blum (tripping) 7:21; M-Mars (hooking)
11:20; ND-Dachyshyn (charging) 18:28.
Scoring: 4. ND-Zapariuk (Cox, Myers) 1:31;
5. ND-Taylor (Chorley) 5:52; 6. ND-Myers
(Sykes) 9:18; 7. Myers (Zapariuk, Volcan) 17:25.
Penalties: ND--Eades (game misconduct for
fighting) 10:53; M-Blub (game misconduct for

THOSE 13,609 EMPTY SEATS at Crisler Arena Thursday night (11,538 of
them disguised as Michigan fans) at times appeared almost like a real
crowd. You know, one that cheers and makes a lot of noise to intimidate the
For a few short minutes it was like a real college basketball game, the
kind of game that appears in every other Big Ten arena.
Before Thursday's game (with the possible exception of the Ohio State
overtime thriller) it seemed that those occupying seats in Crisler Arena
resembled an enormous assembly of mannequins, the only difference being
Crisler dummies get up and leave with three minutes of the show still to
BUT IN THE Purdue battle two days ago, those usually lifeless 'things'
responded to- the cheerleaders; they clapped in unison to the pounding of
megaphones while the Wolverines protected their basket.
They went crazy at the beginning of the second half when Michigan
caught and pulled away from the Boilermakers.
They even tried to bother the officials after questionable calls against
Michigan. Although they're not quite up to par with Indiana's home crowd,.
with a little more practice and a little less knowledge of the game's rules
they could be just as ignorant, obnoxious, and intimidating as Purdue's
home crowd at Mackey Arena.
The play, the hustle, the spark of Keith Smith in the second half might
have accounted for some of the extra enthusiasm generated.
SMITH, WHO STARTED the first 14 games of the year and has played
very sparingly since, got into the game for his 19 minutes of playing time by
accident-an accident to Johnny Johnson early in the second half which
sidelined the junior guard for seven minutes.
By the time Johnson, who led Michigan in scoring for his second straight
game, was ready to re-enter the lineup it was Mike McGee, with four fouls,
who took a seat on the bench because Smith by that time had the game in his
The Detroit native pumped in 13 points and was credited with three
rebounds, two assists and two steals in Thursday's appearance, which
brought Michigan back from a six point deficit at the half to whip Purdue by
Another player came through with a surprise performance Thursday
night: Mark Bodnar. Alias Marty's brother, he logged 12 minutes of playing
time and scored nine points-his highest output as a Wolverine.
MARK MISSED MOST of his first two seasons due to a bone fracture in
his foot but this year the junior has been healthy and he seems to be catching
up. Orr has been using Mark in recent games more than ever, especially late
in the game when the opposition is behind and is forced to foul - to catch up.
The Purdue win was the most team oriented in a long time. Four
players, not just McGee, were in double figures. Two more players scored
nine points apiece, and four players had at least five rebounds.
If all this sounds too positive it's, just because it is hard to cut down
Michigan after they have fought and scratched their way this far. It's like
Johnny Orr said after the game, "I had to work really hard to get mad at
them (the team) at the half because they have done so many things this year
that I never dreamed they'd do."
Purdue mentor Lee Rose said after the game, "Johnny Orr's just a great
coach. I've always admired him. And he's got very coachable kids. They're
a good team."
Michigan.can beat the Hoosiers today but it's going to take a lot of
support-a lot more than can be offered in this column.

ter's offensive rebounds and defensive
intimidation (a major cause of
Michigan's frigid shooting all night),
along with several 20-footers by the

Frieker (M).................... 12
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Healthy Hoosiers earn Orr's respect

You are sitting in a classroom,
awaiting a college basketball midterm.
Professor Johnny Orr enters the room
and distributes the examination, which
consists of one question: Which of the
following teams is best in the nation?
(A) DePaul
(B) Syracuse
(C) Louisville
(D) Indiana
If you read the wire service polls
religiously and answer "A", you'll
receive only partial credit. The correct
answer, according to Orr, is "D".
Indeed, the Michigan head coach
voted Indiana number one this week in
the UPI poll, despite the fact that the
Hoosiers have lost seven games and
DePaul is unbeaten.
"They called me from Chicago about
that, they asked me how I could do
that," said Orr earlier this week. "I told
them that Indiana beat Iowa at Iowa
and then came back and beat Min-
nesota. I told them I didn't think there
was anybody in the country that could
do that. And while Indiana was doing
that, DePaul beat Valparaiso and
With the return to health of senior All-
American Mike Woodson, Indiana, 10-6
and tied for first place, is a likely choice
to wear or share a Big Ten crown. But is
Coach Bobby Knight's crew the nation's
best? Michigan fans have an oppor-
tunity to judge for themselves this af-

ternoon at 1:35 when the fourth-place
Wolverines host the 13th-ranked
Hoosiers at Crisler Arena.
The contest will determine which, if
any, post-season tournament Michigan
will be invited to. "If we win (today),
we'll have a chance to go to the
NCAA's," said assistant coach Bill
Frieder. "And an NIT bid will look very
good. Beating Purdue and Indiana
would get us a lot of national attention."
The Blue cagers, 8-7 in conference ac-
tion and 15-9 overall, have already ac-
complished their pre-season goal - to
equal their 1978-79 mark of 15-12. No
one, including the Wolverine brass,
figured Michigan would be vying for a
post-season tournament bid and a Big
Ten title, but that's where the
Wolverines find themselves today.
This season Knight has had to make
frequent lineup changes to compensate
for the loss of Woodson, who is
averaging 20.8 points per outing. With
Woodson, the Hoosiers are 8-0; without
him, they are 9-7.

Indiana had not adjusted to Wood-
son's absence when it last faced
Michigan (January 10). In that contest
the Wolverines overcame an 11-point
second half deficit and a miserable .368
field goal percentage, sending the
game into overtime before falling, 63-

"We tried not to let (Indiana centers)
Ray Tolbert and Landon Turner get in-
side, and Bouchie sprung open a few
times," Frieder said. "We'll have to do
a better job in that area. Basically,
though, to stop Indiana is to stop Wood-


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