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October 22, 1981 - Image 11

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-Thursday, October 21, 1981-Page 11

M' spikers
*roll past
'Windsor,
By LAURA CLARK
The Michigan women's volleyball team swept by a weak
Windsor team last night with a three game shutout by the
sco'es of 15-12, 15-12, 15-7.
"We did not play with the intensity that we should have,"
aid Michigan Coach Sandy Vong. "We can't worry about the
bility of the other team."
IN THE OPENING game, the Wolverine spikers jumped
out to a 6-1 lead before Windsor retalliated with seven unan-
swered points to take a 8-6 lead. But the Wolverines
prevailed, 15-12, with the help of a tough defense in front of
the net and a solid aerial attack.
Freshman Diane Ratnick's ap-
pearance sparked the Wolverines in the
second contest as she made some
ivotal plays at key times to pace
ichigan to a 15-12 win.
The final game was dominated by a
quick Michigan offense as the spikers
put a finishing touch on the match with
a 15-7 final game victory. Senior Julie
Stotesbury, . who earned All-State
honors at Michigan in 1979, led the of-
fensive assault with some awesome
spikes at net.
SOPHOMORE Alison Noble, who was
named to the All-State team as a
freshman, also turned in an outstanding
performance. Noble and three other
ianadian members on the Wolverine
,squad call themselves the "Canadian
connection."
Noble sees a definite improvement in
this year's team over last year's team
which finished with a 26-17 record.
"This year we are able to become from
behind," explaiped the 1979-1980
Canadian Athlete-of-the-year in high
school. "Last year we weren't as con-
istent."
Yong, who is in his eighth season as
Michigan's coach, felt that his players
may have been too confident for this
match. The Michigan graduate ('56)
added that his team may have turned in
a better performance if it had been bet-
ter prepared.
Nevertheless, the victory over Win-
dsor improves the Wolverine's season
record to 23-7 overall, which is the best
mark of any women's volleyball team
in Michigan's history.
The victory should also serve in
oosting Michigan's confidence going
into this weekend's Big Ten Tour-
nament at Champaign, Illinois.
Michigan is currently 1-2 among Big
Ten opponents.
BILLBOARD
The co-rec table tennis doubles tour-
nament will be held this Sunday the
CCRB in the, mezzanine starting at
noon.
:Entries for co-rec inner tube water
pofo are due on Tuesday, October 27 by
4:30 p.m. at the IM Building. The team
fee is$20.
Entries for the all campus singles and
co-rec racquetball tournament are due
Wednesday, October 28 by 4:30 p.m. at
the IM Building. Entries are also due
on the 28th for, team racquetball in the
following divisions: fraternity,
womens, graduate/faculty/staff,
Wresidence hall and independent.
GRIDDE PICKS
Following quarterback Eric Hipple's
four touchdown, 336 yard passing per-
formance on Monday night, the Detroit
Lions destroyed the Chicago Bears 48-

17. After the game, Hipple was swam-
ped by reporters.
"Htow would you describe your per-
formance," asked a scribe. "It was
OK," replied Hipple. "How would you
describe the team's performance,"
questined another reporter. "It was
OK," said Hipple.
"DOESN'T ANYTHING excite you,"
asked the first reporter. "Griddes do,"
said Hipple. "I almost won last week. I
was 15-5. I picked the Arkansas upset
over Texas: it was incredible. But
Slippery Rock winning messed me up."
"What can Detroit fans expect of you
in the future," asked yet another repor-
ter. "Well for starters I'm going to pick
Northwestern to beat Michigan 10-7.
I'm also picking West Virginia to upset
Penn State. I'm going to win griddes
this week."
If you want to go head to head with an
NFL starter in Griddes drop off your
picks at the Daily (420 Maynard) before
midnight Friday. The winner receives
' a free one-item pizza from Pizza Bob's
and the chance to compete with the
"experts" from the Daily Football
Staff.
1. Northwestern at MICHIGAN
(pick score)
2. Michigan State at Purdue
3. Minnesota at Iowa
4. Indiana at Ohio State
5. Wisconsin at Illinois
6. Southern Cal at Notre Dame
7. South Carolina at North Carolina
8. West Virginia at Penn State
9. Texas at SMU

SENIOR JULIE Stotesbury spikes the
ball as two Windsor defenders reach up
to block it. The Michigan volleyball
team had an easy time with Windsor
last night, winning three straight
games.

_ _ _WDaily Photo by KIM HILL

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