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SPORTS
Saturday, February 12, 1983

The Michigan Daily

Page 7

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By MIKE MCGRAW
w Special to the Daily
BIG RAPIDS - It seems that no one
wants to extend their portions of the
CCHA's 32 game schedule this year
based on the display at Ferris Ice
Arena last night. But the Michigan
hockey team outnumbered Ferris State
in the two teams' battle for a remaining
playoff spot and came out with a 4-1
loss.
The Wolverines continued to be con-
sistently inconsistent for the season as
they could not mount much offensive
pressure throughout the entire game.
"WE DIDN'T execute and didn't play
hard enough to win," said Michigan
coach John Giordano. "We're a team in
transition and we're not there yet.
We're still missing some key players in
key spots."
Ferris State coach Dick Bertrand
pointed outthat his team didn't come
out with fire in its eyes either. "I didn't
think it was a well executed game, it

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against

Ferris

went pretty slow," said Bertrand. "We
didn't play like we were fighting for the
playoffs and neither did Michigan."
Ferris started out playing very
aggressively and had many hard shots
on goal in the early going. But Miheigan
goalie Jon Elliott was up to the
challenge and kept the net empty.
MICHIGAN HAD a hard time
clearing the puck in the first 10 minutes

and was also victim of a continually
bouncing puck. With nine minutes gone
in the first period, Chris Seychel placed
a perfect pass toward teammate Paul
Kobylarz who was skating unguarded
toward the net but the puck hopped
right over the blade of his stick.
The rest of the period remained
scoreless and the teams left the ice
knotted at zero.

Michigan began the second stanza
with a powerplay opportunity as the
Bulldogs' Dennis Garbarz was sent off
for cross-checking, but the Wolverines
couldn't score.
DESPITE BEING in its own end most
of the period, Ferris took command
midway through the second period as it
notched two quick goals.
The first one came as a result of some
nice hustle by Bulldog defenseman Rob
Smith. Smith dove to the ice to knock
the puck away from a Wolverine defen-
der who had stolen the puck in the
Ferris zone.
Tom Rudrud took the loose puck and
hit Jean Landry skating in all alone on

the left side and he lifted the puck over
Elliott to put his team on top.
JUST 1:17 later, after a scramble in
front of the net, where no Michigan
defenders were able to spot the loose
puck, Paul Cook picked it up and hit
Jim File on the right point. He moved
in a few feet and fired it past the
screened Elliott.
Michigan got back to within one late
in the period on a power play when Ted
Speers took a.shot from the blue line that
was kicked away by Ferris goalie Norm
Young. But Paul Spring was there to
poke it in from a scramble in front of
the net.

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However, the Wolverines couldn't
keep their momentum as the bulldogs
went back up by two, seven minutes in-
to the final stanza.
RUDRUD got the goal off the rebound
of a hard shot by Cook at the point.
Cook put the game away five minutes
later as he sent a squibbler that boun-
ced under Elliott's pads to make it 4-1.
Michigan's hopes for a playoff spot
however, are still alive despite the loss
because Western Michigan, which is
just one point ahead of the Wolverines,
lost last night.

Bulldogged in Big Rapids

FIRST PERIOD
Scoring: none.
Penalties: M-Seychel (holding) 15:42.

FSC-Cook (Couture, File) 12:50.
Penalties: M-McCrimmon (tripping) 6:13; M-Neff
(tripping) 9:23; FSC-Wendt (interference) 9:23.
SAVES

SECOND PERIOD
Scoring: 1.FSC-Landry (Rudrud, Smith) 9:50;
2.FSC-File (Cook, Couture) 11:07; 1.M-Spring
(Speers, Downing) 18:33.
Penalties: FSC-Garbarz (cross-checking) 1:53;
FSC-Merrifield (hooking) 16:59; M-McCrimmon
(slashing) 19:29.
THIRD PERIOD
Scoring: 3. FSC-Rudrud (Brownlie, Cook) 7:20; 4.

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SAVES
1 2
M-Elliott........... 17 5
FSC-Young........6 18
SCORING BY PERIOD
1 2
M .................0 1
FSC...............0 2
Attendance: 1,281

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Gymnasts, minus Manus, face MSU

By AMY SCHIFF
"At the beginning of the season; it was basically a four-
team race for the Big Ten Championship.. .now it seems to be
a five team competition," said Iowa men's gymnastics coach
Tom Dunn after his team lost to the Wolverines last week.
Michigan State isn't one of them.
MICHIGAN IS.
! And the Wolverines host the Spartans in their final home-
turf competition at Crisler Arena today at noon.
Senior all-arounder Dino Manus, who injured his shoulder
in last weekend's parallel bar competition, will not be able to
compete in the meet. "I don't think he will fully recover by
today's competition," said Michigan coach Newt Loken.
"This is quite upsetting because that top team score we've
been working so hard for will be difficult to reach without his
point contribution."
SUBSTITUTING FOR Manus will be junior Steve Schein-
man, who competed regularly for the Wolverines until
freshman Gavin Meyerowitz joined the team in January.
Leading the Michigan State gymnasts are high-ranking all-
arounders Greg Bosscawen, Bart Acino and Pete Roberts.
Bosscawen is first in the nation on the parallel bars with a 9.7.
Roberts ranks second in the nation on the vault and "is a
real flash on the floor performance," according to Loken.
Acino placed second to Wolverine captain Milan Stanovich
in the all-around at last December's Wolverine Invitational
and is consistently scoring in the "Stanovich" 55-range.
"Our guys, especially the freshmen, are coming of age and
are really performing well," said Loken. "However, without
Manus this could be a cliffhanger...a rivalry exciting down to
Ithe wire."
eAn added feature of today's meet is that it is Michigan's
annual Gymnastic Alumni weekend. Along with the seven
seniors and their parents, many former Wolverine greats

will be honored. The seniors are Nevin Hedlund, Rick
Kaufmann, Manus, Kevin McKee, Mike McKee, Dave Miller
and squad captain Stanovich.
Women face Spartans
Nobody likes to lose to an arch-rival and the Michigan
women's gymnastic team does not intend to today against
MSU.
But Michigan State will be a tough opponent for the
Wolverines. Coming to Crisler Arena with eight wins and two
losses to their credit, the Spartans expect victory. Still, it is
the score, not the won-loss record, which admits a team into
the National Collegiate Athletic Association championships.
So far, both squads have placed in the low 170s.
THE SPARTANS, though, must remember their triumph
in December when they topped the Wolverines by a full five
points. Michigan sure does.
"We're out for revenge this year because they beat us at
home at our own Wolverine Invitation," said Michigan cap-
tain Diane McLean.
McLean and the squad hope that increased performances
by three of the gymnasts will add strength to the team.
Christy Schwartz will extend her performance on vault and
uneven bars to all-around competition. Andrea Scully,
recently recovered from injuries, plans to add floor and
beam routines to her vault performance. Carla Culbertson;
knocked out earlier by injuries, will appear on the bars
today.
The Wolverines, defending Big Ten champions, know some
pretty fancy tumbling is needed in order to spear Spartan
hopes. The challenge will take place today at Crisler Arena
at 12 noon.
-PAULA SCHIPPER

Michigan's Mark Pearson (top) struggles to break the grip of Iowa State's Randy Conrad. Conrad, the third-ranked 142-
pounder in the nation, won the match.
FOURTH-RANKED ISU WINS 36-8:
Cyclnes ipou'Ond grapplr

Thinclads host MSU in dual meet

By MIKE BRADLEY
In a sport that puts most of its major
significance on league and national
championship meets at the end of the
season, a dual meet between two rivals
loses some of its luster.
However, today's dual competition
between Michigan and Michigan State
remains important for its participants.
"IT'S IMPORTANT because we don't
want to lose to them," stated Michigan
coach Jack Harvey. "It is a dual meet
that we want to win."
Indeed, this meet will serve as an ef-
fective gauge for both squads.
Although the various events will not be
noteworthy, the times and distances
recorded by the members of both teams
will be impressive.
"It will be lopsided competition,
because they'll be strong in some even-
ts and we'll be strong in others,"
predicted Harvey.
THE WOLVERINES will dominate
the distance events, led by Brian
Diemer and Gerard Donakowski, who
will attempt to win the mile and two-
mile runs. Thomas Wilcher and Derek
Stinson will most likely finish one-two
in the 60-yard high hurdles, and Johnny
Nielsen should notch a victory in the
shot put, though he will be pushed by
MSU's Todd Hoover.
One of the outstanding erformers
thus far for Michigan has been fresh-
man Todd Sterverson, who finished fir-
st in the 440-yard dash at the Michigan
Relays and ran a 1:10.3 in the 600-yard
event last weekend.
"He's got a good shot at qualifying for
the NCAA championship meet," said
Harvey. "He's been the biggest sur-
prise of the freshmen."
THE SPARTANS are not without
their strengths, however. Eliot Tabron
will most likely run away with the 60-
yard dash, although he may receive a

Women host meet
With the Big Ten championship meet
only three weeks away the Michigan
women's indoor track team closes out
its home competition today at 10:30
a.m. by hosting the Wolverine Women's
Open in the Track and Tennis Building.
The competition will be intense as 22
teams near the end of this year's indoor
competition. "All the Division I schools
in the state will be here along with the
University of Western Ontario, and a
few other out-of-state schools," coach
Francie Goodridge said. "We are
really looking forward to this meet,
with the strongest competition coming
from the Canadian teams, and of course
the Michigan powers: Western,
Eastern, Central, and Michigan State."
SO FAR THIS season, Michigan has
been running away from the competition
and Goodridge is quite pleased with the
team's progress. "The team is doing
excellent. Their hard work and effort
are really paying off."
This year's team is paced by retur-
ning All-American seniors Sue
Frederick-Foster, who placed third in
the 1500 meters at the 1982 Association

of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women
Nationals, Joanna Bullard, holder of
the 1982 Big Ten high jump crown, and
Melanie Weaver, who placed sixth in
the indoor two-mile run in last year's
AIAW Nationals.
Three Michigan indoor track recor-
ds have been shattered so far this year
and with the National Collegiate
Athletic Association meet still a month
away (March 11-12 at the Pontiac
Silverdome), further changes may yet
be made as the women look to lower
their times and solidify their NCAA
qualifying positions.
-MARK MODRAS
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By STEVE WISE
For four matches last night, it looked like Iowa corn would
show itself completely superior to Michigan maize. But
thanks to Scott Rechsteiner and Tim Fagan, the Michigan
wrestling team didn't have to sing a reprise of the "We-got-
shut-out-by-a-team-from-Iowa" blues after their 36-8 loss to
Iowa State.
Rechsteiner struggled for five of Michigan's eight points,
turning ina 23-9 superior-decision victory over the Cyclones'
Jim Lord. The 167-pounder led from the start, jumping out to
an 8-2 lead after one period. After extending his lead in the
second period Rechsteiner seemed to tire, as he was taken
down twice in a 25 second span. The sophomore grappler
fought back, however, nearly reversing Lord at the second
round buzzer.
RECHSTEINER LED 16-7 after two, and from there the
match was never in doubt.
Head coach Dale Bahr said a change in attitude had a big
part in Rechsteiner's victory. "Scott went out with the idea
that he was going to make up for last week," he said. "He's
trying to change from protecting and wrestling not to lose to
wrestling to win."

Rechsteiner agreed that the past few matches, which saw
him lose three straight, were on his mind. "I didn't want to
lose again so I just kept on pushing," he said.
FAGAN, WHO notched his 18th victory against eight
losses, didn't lock up a victory until late in the third period.
With less than 20 seconds remaining in the match, Fagan
drove Iowa State's Murray Crews to the mat, but failed to
gain the advantage. Finally, with three seconds remaining,
Fagan was awarded the takedown that sealed his 6-5 victory.
"Fagan has a real tough mental attitude," said Bahr.
"Hopefully it'll be a springboard for the rest of the season."
In other matches, Bill Goodill lost a well-fought but futile
battle against Iowa State's Nate Carr. Carr, the top-ranked
150-pounder in the nation, extended his unbeaten streak to 26
with a superior decision victory.
"He (Goodill) fought Nate Carr well at 150," said Bahr,
"but that kid's a stud."
Iowa State's other top-ranked grappler, Mike Mann, took a
9-4 decision over Kirk Trost. Trost kept things close (the first
round ended tied, the second with Mann leading 6-3), but the
cyclone strongman controlled most of the final period and
held on to claim the victory.

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