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The Michigan Daily Saturday, March 14, 1981 Pagel7

Icers find themselves

in hole at Tech

By MARTHA CRALL
Special to th'e Daily
HOUGHTON-Michigan scored. a
one goal with only 1:32 left in the game
st night, but fell to Michigan Tech,' 2-1
in the first game of the second round of
the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association playoff.
The score, however, doesn't make or
break the Wolverines because the team
that advances need only outscore the
other in total goals for the two games.
The two teams will complete the series
with tonight's game beginning at 7:25.
Michigan was very lucky to get out of
the first period trailing only 1-0. While
' he ;Wolverines struggled offensively,

Huskies take 2-1 lead

Fricker's spectacular goaltending kept
the visitors in the game. The
sophomoregoalie recorded 12 first
period'saves to his counterpart
Krieber's five.
Michigan tech scored on a four-on-
three power play when Ron Zuke
passed to Tony Stiles from the right
face-off circle. Stiles, who was in the
slot, wristed the puck past an off-
balanced Fricker.
Michigan had only had two power
play opportunities in the opening twen-
ty minutes. The Wolverines were

unable to capitalize on these, though,
as they could only get off a couple of
shots.
The Huskies, on the other hand,
looked sharp, exchanging crisp passes
to execute a flowing attack.
Michigan's frustrations grew in the
second period as it went scoreless
despite taking 20 shots at Krieber. For
the second period in a row, Fricker
played very well, stopping shot after
shot by the inspired Huskies.
In the period Tech scored its second
goal at 18, just when it looked like
the period might go-scoreless.-Defen-
seman Tim Watters passed from the
left circle to Rick Boehm; who was
camped in the slot to Fricker's left and
flicked the puck past the surprised
goalie. The goal, which appeared to be
deflected in by Wolverine Tim Man-
ning, was not officially scored on a
power play, but it came at the tail end
of one, with Michigan not having
enough time to set up a full defense.
Twice Michigan was foiled on perfect
scoring opportunities, typifying the,
way things went all evening. Once Joe
Milburn broke away from Ron Zuke on
a Michigan Tech power play. Milburn
was skating in on Krieber alone when
he stumbled, allowing Zuke to catch up
to him and deflect the puck.
On the other occasion Jeff Mars
missed a backhand shot on a rebound

into finale
which sent Krieber sprawling, leaving
an open net.
"I though we played pretty well in the
third period," said head coach John
Giordano. "We were better then, but
they have good checking; they move to
the puck well; they're tough defen-
sively."
Michigan's goal came at 18:28 in the
third period, when Don Krussman
scored his eighth goal from the top of
the circle, about forty feet out. The Tip-
pett-assisted score, which broke a five-
period Michigan scoring draught
against Tech, was important for the
Wolverines.

Giordano said Krussman's goal was starred in the contest, with Fricker
"very big! (A) one goal (deficit) is stopping 34 shots for the Wolverines,
nothing. All it takes is one goal to tie it. and Krieber 25 for the Huskies.
We can score one goal," said Giordano. Tonight's contest can be heard star-
Goalies Paul Fricker and Frank ting at 7:25 on radio stations WCBN
Krieber, two of the best in the league, (88.3 FM) and WJJX (65-AM).
out-TECH-niqued

FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: 1. MT-Stiles (Zuke. -Watters) 5:02;
Penalties: MT-Pearson (roughing) 3:38; Mich.-May
(roughing) 3:38; Mich.-Tippett (hooking) 4:39; MT-
Wylie (interference) 7:28; Mich.-May (hooking)
9:22; MT-Hjelmquist (holding) 12:16; Mich.-Blum
(holding) 17:21.
SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 2. MT-Boehm (Watters) 18:51.
Penalties: MT-Wylie (cross checking) 1:07; Mich.-
Lumdberg (slashing) 1:07; Mich.-Blum (high

sticking) 4:08; Mich.-Bourne (tripping) 9:58; Mich.-
Hampson (high sticking) 16:40.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 3. Mich.-Krussman (Tippett) 18:28.
Penalties: Mich.-Mars (hooking) 4:43; MT-Bissett
(holding) 7:14; Mich.-Lundberg (high sticking)
11:15; MT-Stiles (charging) 15:34.
SAVES
Fricker.......................12 12 10-34
Krieber........................ 5 14 6--25

Raging Phlegmon 56, Dorks 51
The Raging Phlegmon stormed back dall, who scored ten of his team-high 14
from an 11-point fourth quarter deficit points in the deciding final period, while
defeat the Dorks, 56-51, in the In- the Dorks were led in scoring by two
amural Independent 'A' final last receivers on the Michigan football
night at the Old I.M. team: Zeke Wallace (15 points) and An-
The winners were led by Jeff Ran- thony Carter (13 points).
Thunder Chickens 60, D.S.D.A. 56
The Thunder Chickens, who lead for Bob McNally and Dave Plastiro
most of the contest, fought off a furious pumped in 17 points apiece to lead the
comeback attempt by D.S.D.A. to win victors, while D.S.D.A.'s Randy Weiss
the Intramural Graduate Division 'A' topped all scorers with 20 points.
final, 60-56. -MARK FISCHER

Rick Boehm

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NIT comes to Crisler .. .
* .Does Crisler deserve it?

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The Michigan basketball bust will be held
here at Crisler Arena on March 31 and the
tickets will be $20.
-Crisler Arena P.A. announcement
For many of the 7,200 spectators witnessing the
first half of Thursday night's NIT opener, the
basketball bust arrived about two and a half
weeks early and the price of the tickets was only
four dollars.
rWith the Wolverines passing around the-
perimeter trying to figure out the changing
defenses of Duquesne, the Dukes throwing the ball
into empty spaces, and a half-empty arena, the
first half action will not be remembered by many
as artistic. Remarkably, though, despite the
Wolverines' 10 for 26 shooting performance,
Michigan led by a 27-26 margin at the half.
"It was a miracle we were ahead at halftime,"
remarked Michigan mentor Bill Frieder after the
game. "They (Duquesne) kept us off-balance, but
we didn't want to force any shots to get further and
further behind. We took 6 or.7 bad shots against
Purdue and we worked hard on that in practice.
I'd rather have the players tentative than taking
bad shots," Frieder concluded.
Well, the players were taking high percentage
shots, but many wouldn't go for the Wolverines.
Much to the credit of the team, the misfirings did

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not result in losing control of the game and a large
deficit to make up in the second half.
McCormick gives Blue a lift
Tickets for Sunday's second round NIT
game against Toledo will be on sale tomorrow
at the Michigan ticket office at State and
Hoover.
-P.A. announcement
The above announcement with , seconds
remaining in the Duquesne game came as a relief
to many fans and illustrated Michigan's improved
play in the second half. Much of the credit for the
Wolverines' second stanza regurgence belongs to
freshman center Tim McCormick, who has
received mixed reviews in this, his rookie season.
"It's good to see McCormick have a good game,"
understated Frieder.
It's alot more than just 'good' to see McCormick
take a 17 footer and hit nothing but net, make a
power laytp in traffic, and aggressively snag a
rebound on the defensive boards. McCormick per-
formed those feats in a one minute span, giving
Michigan its first healthy lead of the evening and
granting the fans something to cheer about.
It's obvious that Michigan basketball fans want
nothing more than to see McCormick dominate

play. The fans have been patient with the fresh-
man center thus far, realizing he needs playing
time to gain confidence, so any little signs of im-
provement or aggressiveness are greeted with en-
thusiastic shouts of "That's the way to do it."
Hopefully, McCormick will 'do it' again against
Toldeo.
More fan support needed
The attendance tonight is 7,200.
-PA.Announcenent
Michigan has the home floor advantagewagainst
Toledo, right? Well, maybe. If only 7,200 Michigan
fans show'up at Crisler tomorrow night, the other
6,409 seats will be gobbled up by the rabid Toledo
fans and it's a safe bet that the Rocket throng will
drown out the Wolverine supporters. "I was
disappointed," Frieder said of the small crowd. "I
expected 10,000. If our fans don't wake up, they'll
get outhustled in the stands."
Any increase in the noise level and enthusiasm
of Michigan fans at Crisler must come from the
students. What is needed is more cooperation bet-
ween the band, the cheerleaders, and the students.
Some type of cheer involving all three, other than
the diluted 'Let's go Blue,' would increase par-
ticipation. If Ohio State can involve the St. John
Arena fans, why can't we do the same with
Michigan fans at Crisler?

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'RECORD BREAKING' TRACK ACTION AT JOE LOUIS:
Individuals highlight NCAA prelim s

By JOE CHAPPELLE
Special to the Daily
DETROIT-A number of exciting
performances and a world record
highlighted the first night on the NCAA
indoor track championships beingheld
at Joe Louis arena this weekend.
Keith Connor set a new world record
in'the triple jump with a leap of 56'9%/".
Connor, a native- of Slough, England,
topped the old record of 5691/4" set by
Slamil Agdjasson of the Soviet Union
*e~rlier this year.
ANOTHER JUMPER, Carl Lewis, a
University of Houston sophomore, just
missed tying his own world record by
one-quarter-inch with a leap of 27'10" in
the long jump. Lewis did set a new
NCAA indoor record, however,
breaking the old mark of 27'23" set by
Bo0b Beamon of Texas-El Paso in 1968.
"I really wanted to win the long
jump," said Lewis. "I've been jumping.
well in practice, but I was having
trouble all day today until I hit the best
v ump."
Michigan high jumper James Ross
placed fourth with his leap of 25'6Y4".
IN ACTION earlier yesterday, the
Wolverines' distance medley relay
team of Mike Shea, Ken Gardner, Brian
Diemer and Dan Heikken qualified for
today's finals with a time of 9:52.47.
Michigan had the fourth best qualifying

time behind Arkansas (9:49.51), Duke
(9:49.69), and Bowling Green (9:52.45).
"It is too hard to predict how we will
do tomorrow. Dan Heikkinen, our an-
chor, is -hot and we should do really
well," said Michigan coach Jack Har-
vey.
Another SMU standout, Robert Wier,
set a new NCAA and meet record with a
toss of 73'7" in the 35-pound weight
throwheld yesterday afternoon at
Eastern Michigan's Bowen Field
House. Wier's throw, the best ever on
American soil, topped the old NCAA
record of 71'10" held by Jacques Ac-
cambray of Kent State.
"MY BEST throw before was 67 feet,
so I was really happy with today's
throw," said Wier, a freshman from
Birmingham, England.
See related story, page 8
Sophomore Michael Carter, another
SMU trackster, set a new NCAA indoor
record in the shot put with a throw of
69'812", breaking the old NCAA of
67'9%14" set in 1975 by Hans Hoglund of
Texas-El Paso.
"I thought it would be tough, I saw
the other guy's (Mike Lehmann of
Illinois) stats and he made me ner-
vous," said Carter.
IN THE 440-YARD dash, Bert
Comeron of UTEP took first with a time

of 48.23. Sammy Koskei of SMU cap-
tured top honors in the 880-yard run
with a time of 1:52.24. Mike Muysoki of
UTEP took first in the three-mile run
with a time of 13:25.03.
After seven events, SMU is leading
with 49 points, followed by UTEP with
32 points. Four teams, Farleigh-
Dickenson, Houston, Middle Tennessee
State and Tennessee, are tied for a
distant third with ten points.
SCORES
NCAA Basketball
Virginia Commonwealth 85, Long Island 69
Kansas 69, Mississippi 66
NIT Basketball
West virginia 67, Pennsylvania 64
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