Page 10-Sunday, December 6, 1981-The Michigan Daily
Icers outskate Buckeyes,
7-3, gain split
By MARK BOROWSKI
The Maize and Blue beat the Bucks
for the first time all year last night.
After a loss on the gridiron two weeks
ago and one on the ice Friday night,
Michigan finally topped arch-rival Ohio
State by a 7-3 score in front of 5,463
rowdy hockey enthusiasts.
"THE KIDS rose to the occasion,"
said Michigan coach John Giordano.
"Ohio State has a good team. We got in
the game early. Ohio State got behind,
and that was the key."
Wolverine Peter Mason cpntinued to
display his solid goaltending skills in
turning back 31 Buckeye shots and
raising his record to 3-0-1 on the season.
Senior Dennis May also turned in a fine
performance, collecting one goal and
three assists. "Mason had a good
game," Giordano said. "He had good
concentration, and he was watching the
After a lackadaisical performance
Friday night, the Wolverines came out"
playing a bruising, aggressive brand of
hockey that paid off in their thrashing
of the Buckeyes. And they did it without
three of their starters, all of whom were
injured the night before. Defenseman
Brian Lundberg has an injured knee,
and defenseman Mike Neff and center
Joe Milburn both incurred separated
shoulders. It is not known when the
three will be able to return.
May offensive star;,
Mason still unbeaten.
"CONSIDERING all the injuries, we
did remarkably well," said Giordano.
"We're hoping to get healthy (for
Michigan's often-out-of-service of-
fensive machine got rolling early with
three goals in the first period. Fresh-
man Paul Kobylarz collected his fourth
goal of the season at 1:29 of the season
on a nifty backhander. Dennis May
started the play by passing to Billy
Reid who was positioned in the slot.
Reid then deflected the puck to
Kobylarz, who whirled a backhand shot
past Ohio State goalie John Damrath to
make the score 1-0.
The Wolverines scored their second
goal at 7:47, while captain Steve Rich-
mond was off for tripping. Juniors Ted
Speers and Brad Tippett were
forechecking intensely, and Speers dug
the puck out from behind the Buckeye
net and flipped it to Tippett in front of
Damrath. Tippett then knocked it past
the Ohio State netminder.
THE SCARLET and Gray pulled to
within one at 12:50 of the first period on
a power-play goal by senior Larry Mar-
son, while Speers was in the penalty box
Reid picked up his second goal of the
season with only seven seconds
remaining on an interference penalty to
Buckeye Jamie Macoun. It was only the
sixth power-play goal of the season for
Michigan in 70 attempts and gave Gior-
dano and Co. a 3-1 lead.
But Ohio State came out strong in the
second period and took advantage of
some sloppy Wolverine puck handling
to make the score 3-2. Blue defenseman
Mark Perry lost the puck in his own
end, and the Buckeye's Steve Amoruso
skated in all alone on Mason and flicked
the puck over the senior's shoulder.
MICHIGAN retaliated 10 minutes
later when it pulled its goalie on a
delayed Buckeye penalty. Freshman
defenseman John Hawkins let a slap-
shot rip from the point that Damrath
stopped. But Richmond wristed the
rebound into the top corner of the net,
giving Michigan a 4-2 lead.
In the final stanza the Wolverines
collected three more goals with
Kobylarz, Dennis May and Speers each
accounting for one. Kobylarz knocked
in a Reid rebound, and May notched his
goal by aggressively chasing a loose
puck that Damrath didn't cover suf-
ficiently and jammed it through his
legs. Speers' 11th goal of the season
came on a slapshot from the left face-
off circle that caught the far corner of
The win improved Michigan's CCHA
record to. 5-3-2 on the season and drop-
ped the Buckeyes' to 2-7-1. The
Wolverines travel to Miami, Ohio next
weekend to take on the seventh-place
Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
MICHIGAN'S JEFF GRADE and Steve Yoxheimer vie for the puck with Ohio State's Dave Kobryen and Mike
Rousseau last night at Yost Ice Arena. But the Wolverines avenged Friday night's 4-3 loss by defeating the Buckeyes, 7-
Bucks stop here
Scoring: 1. M-Kobylarz (Reid, Dn. May) 1:29; 2.
M-Tippett (Speers) 7:47; 1. OSU-Marson
(Macoun, Mandich) 12:50; 3. M-Reid (Dennis May)
Penalties: OSU-Mandich (hooking) 2:24;
M-Richmond (tripping) 6:41; M-Speers
(elbowing) 11:02: M-Dn. May (roughing) 14:28;
OSU-Macoun (interference) 16:50.
Scoring: 2. OSU-Amoruso (unassisted) 6:49; 4.
M-Richmond (Hawkins, McCauley) 16:58.
Penalties: M-Hawkins (interference) 2:32;
M-Perry (tripping) 4:00; OSU-Rousseau (cross-
checking) 5:22; OSU-Mandlch (interference) 9:53;
M-Richter (high-sticking) 18:56; OSU-Pooley
Scoring: 5. M-Kobylarz (Reid, Dn. May) 4:47; 6.
M-Dn. May 5:23; 3. OSU-Browne (Amoruso) 6:07;
7. M-Speers (Voxhelmer)-15:41.
Penalties: OSU-Mandich (tripping) 7:49;
OSU-Kobryn (roughing) 7:49; M-Grade
(roughing) 7:49; M-bench penalty (too many men
on ice) 10:30; M-Yoxheimer (roughing) 13:34.
MEES, LASER ELIMINATED:
Netter Leach in tourney
By TAM BENTLEY '
"I just try and improve a little each day; tomorrow
I'll just come and play a little better than today."
That's the strategy of Michigan tennis player Mike
Leach, top seed in the Prince Midwest Men's
Collegiate Singles Championships at Ann Arbor's
Liberty Racquet Club, who yesterday advanced to
the semifinals with a 6-3,'6-3 victory over Purdue's
Today's winner and runner-up automatically
qualify for the Prince National Tournament held the
third weekend in January in Princeton, N.J.
"I WAS PRETTY pleased with my playing
today-6-3, 6-3, that's not bad," said Leach. Michigan
tennis coach Brian Eisner, however, said that Leach
is "capable of playing better. He has not played a
great match in this tournament."
Leach prevented Michigan from complete failure,
as he was the only one of three Wolverines left in the
competition who won yesterday. On Friday, the first
day of the tournament, six of eight Michigan players
won their first-round matches. The second round saw
three Michigan netters lose in close matches. "I was
disappointed," said Eisner, "but not in the way they
In yesterday's play, second seed Mark Mees was
beaten by Southern Illinois' Doug Burke, 6-4, 6-4.
"Mark did not play a bad match," said Eisner.
"Burke just outplayed him." Michigan's other tour-
nament entry, Ross Laser, was beaten by North-
western's Dan Weiss, 6-3, 7-5. "Ross got off to a slow
start," Eisner explained.
THE PRINCE National Tournament takes the top
two players from each of the eight regional tour-
naments held across the U.S. It then draws 16 ad-
ditional players from names submitted by each of the
participating coaches, to round out the 32-man field.
This tournament is the only chance during the year
that Division One, Two, and Three school players
have to compete against each other.
The regional tournament this weekend began with
64 men, eight of them from Michigan: It is a single-
elimination competition-one loss and you're out. All
the teams from the Big Ten sent competitors, with
the exceptions of Ohio State and Indiana. Now, the
lone remaining Wolverine is Leach.
Eisner is confident that Leach will go all the way.
"He's got the inside track," the coach said. "Each
match, he keeps playing better and better, which is
something he'll have to continue to do."
Leach's first opponent today is Southern Illinois'
Robert Seguso. The winner of that match-up then
moves on toplay the winner of the battle between
Burke and Weiss. The netter who comes out on top of
that match is the regional champion.
The tournament's semifinal matches begin at 10:00
a.m. at the Liberty Racquet Club.
Photo by JEFF SCHRIEX
WOLVERINE LEFT WINGER Jeff Tessier skates the puck out of the
Michigan zone in last night's 7-3 victory over Ohio State.
SPOR TSOF THE DAILY:
Special to the Daily
STATE COLLEGE, Pa.- Michigan
wrestlers Eric Klasson and Joe Mc-
Farland took championships in their
respective weight classes last night at
the Penn State Invitational. Klasson,
wrestling in the heavy-weight class and
McFarland competing at 118 pounds,
were both impressive, according to
Wolverine coach Dale Bahr.
Two other Wolverines, John Beljan in
the 150-pound class and Nemir Nadhir
at 158, placed third in the competition.
The tournament's top two teams were
North Carolina and Syracuse, who gar-
nered three first-place finishes each.
There were two major upsets at the In-
vitational, as John Hanrahan of Penn
State and Charlie Helier of Clarion
State, both ranked second in the nation
in their weight divisions, lost their mat-
ches. Hanrahan fell to Dan Morrison in
the 167-pound class, and Heller lost to
Tim Morrison in the 177-pound weight
category. The Morrisons are brothers
who grapple for Rider College.
Hoopsters squeak by
Special to the Daily
CINCINNATI - The Wolverine
women basketball team squeaked past
Indiana State, 82-81, in yesterday's
University of Cincinnati-Coca-Col.a
Michigan's scoring attack was led by
Diane Dietz, who garnered 25 points.
Peg Harte had 20 points, and her sister,
K. D. Harte, knocked in 11. The
Wolverines' five starters accounted for
76 of the 82 points that Michigan scored
in the game.
Thp Wnlvprinma w;..dn at half
pplers take two firsts at PSU
first place in the Atlantic Division of the
National Basketball Association last
After leading 59-47 at the end of the
first half, the Knicks' lead was never
less than 11 points in the second half.
The game's first three goals came
from New York's Maurice Lucas in a
span of 1:44 and shortly thereafter the
Knicks led by seven after only 3:15.
Richardson followed with six straight
points.in a little over 1% minutes as the
Knicks increased their margin to 22-9
with five minutes to play in the first
period: In that span, Richardson and
Lucas accounted for 18 of the Knicks' 22
DePaul 73, Purdue 67
CHICAGO (AP) - Terry Cummings
scored 23 points and Bernard Randolph
came off the bench to add 20 last night
and spark a second-half surge that
carried No. 7 DePaul to a 73-67 win over
Purdue in college basketball action.
The Blue Demons led most of the
way, locking up their second win in as
many outings with 10 unanswered poin-
ts midway through the second half,
padding a 52-50 lead into a 62-50
CUMMINGS HAD six points in that
streak, including DePaul's last field
goal of the contest with 4:30 remaining,
and Randolph scored four.
But after Cummings picked up his fif-
th foul with 3:20 left to play, the Blue
Demons went into a slowdown offense.
Purdue twice cut the margin to five
points, at 64-59 and 66-61, but DePaul
converted 11 of 12 free throws down the
stretch to put the game on ice.
The Boilermakers' Russell Cross led
all scorers with 30 points, but got little
support from his teammates. Keith
Edmonson added 17, but he was the
only other Purdue player to contribute
more than five points.
DALLAS (AP) - Rookie forward Jay
Vincent sank two free throws with 36
seconds left, then blocked a layup to
preserve Dallas' 109-105 win over Den-
ver in National Basketball Association
play last night.
Denver had run off eight consecutive
points and tied the game at 105 with 50
Milwaukee edges Pistons, 111-108;
Thomas injured, status unknown.
By BUDDY MOOREHOUSE
Special tothe Daily
PONTIAC - No one can say they
The Detroit Pistons, down by 17 poin-
ts with 4:35 to play in the game and
minus rookie sparkplug Isiah Thomas,
fought back to within one point of the
Milwaukee Bucks last night before
finally losing, 111-108.
IT WAS Detroit's sixth defeat in as
many games, but the real loss came at
the beginning of the fourth quarter.
Thomas, the team's leading scorer this
season, was knocked to the floor as he
guarded Milwaukee's Kevin Stacom,
spraining his right ankle in the process.
The first-year guard was taken from
the court on a stretcher and left for the
hospital in the back seat of his Mer-
cedes immediately after the game to be
comeback. They were sent home disap-
pointed, however, as Tripucka's three-
point shot attempt, which would have
tied the game with 10 seconds left, was
blocked by the Bucks' Sidney Moncrief,
preserving the win for Milwaukee.
"We were pretty tired," said Detroit
coach Scotty Robertson. "It was ob-
vious. Milwaukee got a little panicky,
like we did in the third quarter. They
couldn't make the free-throws to put it
away, but they outplayed us and deser-
ved to win the ball game."
THE LOSS wasted a fine effort by
Tripucka, who led all scorers with 30
points and all rebounders with 14. "I
don't know what the hell to do," said
Tripucka. "I'm trying to get everybody
,. it o i n a nmw a m m nradv hbt
time I was in shape."
Milwaukee, which was led in scoring
by Moncrief and Quinn Buckner, both
with 20 points, as the Bucks upped their
record to 12-6. The pistons, meanwhile,
slid to 8-11 on the year.
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