Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, September 27, 1983
'M' sailors ride the tide
By DOUGLAS B. LEVY.
Shifty winds, bad luck, and a skilled
Ohio Wesleyan crew thwarted the
Michigan sailing team in its efforts to
qualify for the National Championships
in the Sloop division.
Michigan sailors Scott Ferguson,
Doby Byers, Ben Capuco and Scott Bird
competed, along with seven other
teams, at the Detroit Yacht Club on the
Detroit River, last weekend.
Michigan finished with seven more
points than Ohio Wesleyan, good for a
second place finish in the regatta but
not good enough to qualify for the
"THE WIND was really, really shif-
ty," lamented Ferguson, the captain of
the sailing team. "It was blowing
around 10 knots. It was filling in (the
sails) and dying,"
South U & East U
are now of
There are five, divisions in NCAA
sailing (Women's, Single Landed,,
Team racing, Dingy championship and
Sloop), and although the Sloop division
is not considered to be the most'
prestigious, Ferguson was down.
"I'm pretty bummed out. We had
some bad luck with the wind, and the
wind is the whole variable," said
DESPITE ITS second place finish at
the Detroit Yacht Club, the sailing team
is still a team to be reckoned with.
Two weeks ago, seven team members
journeyed to Kings Point, N.Y. and the'
United States Merchant Marine
Academy to compete in a 17-team
Each of the 17 teams entered three
teams in classes of 'A', 'B' and 'C'. The
team with the lowest combined point
total at the end of the competition would
be the winner.
GARY DANELIK (skipper) and Beth
Borton (crew) represented Michigan in
the 'A' division sailing in a "Tech
Dingy", Danelik and Borton finished in
11th place. Where an individual team
places is determined by competing in
ten races, and adding up the point total
after completion of all the races.
The 'B' division raced in a boat called
"420's", which also is manned by two
people. Doby Byers (skipper) and Ellen
Wefer (crew) finished in eighth place
following the ten races.
Team captain Scott Ferguson raced
in the 'C' class in a boat named "Laser"
(a one person vessel). Ferguson
finished in third place.
MICHIGAN FINISHED the regatta
in sixth place overall, behind the Mer-
chant Marine Academy, Navy, Tufts,
Brown, and Cornell. Other teams com-
peting from the Mid-West were Ohio
Wesleyan and Miami (Ohio).
According to Ferguson, the teams on
the East Coast are the one's to beat.
"Sailing on the East Coast is as good as
it gets," said Ferguson. "The East
coast is where the primo regattas
are," admitted Ferguson.
Michigan, who ranked fourth
nationally last year in the most impor-
tant division, the Dingy championship,
is hosting the Cary-Price Regatta next
weekend at Baseline Lake. Michigan
has won this regatta the past four con-
secutive years, but will be challenged
this year by a very strong Navy team.
Ohio State, Michigan State and Notre
Dame will also' be among the 13 teams
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Jim Soraghan heads the ball away as Bobby Paul takes a swing during a Michigan Scooer Club practice at Elbel field.
Undergrad soccer scores
By SCOTT MCKINLAY
The Michigan Soccer Club has three
teams, which all fall under that heading.
The Graduate team, Undergrad and
Women's squad; of the three, the Un-
dergrads are the team closest to varsity
level and therefore warrant the most
The Michigan Undergrad Soccer
Club is beaming with talent and poten-
tial. Of the 23 members on the team, 13
earned All-League status or better in
High School, with six earning All-State
honors. In addition, the Soccer Club has
Bobby Paul, a senior transfer from
Aquinas who was the nation's leading
scorer three years ago. Needless to say,
this team is not short on talent.
"WE ARE strong at every position
and we are expecting big things," said
coach Tony Almeida. "Talent wise,
we're much, much better this year than
we were last year," said Tony Park,
who led the team in scoring last season.
The biggest game on Michigan's
schedule is today against Michigan
State at East Lansing. Several players
echoed the sentiments of co-captain
Fatih Tezok, "we're looking forward to
playing MSU, they play our kind of soc-
cer and they beat us last year."
The club lost four key players to
graduation but have had some outstan-
ding freshmen prospects show some
early signs of picking up the slack.
"The players we lost to graduation last
year were all very good, but we've had
some talented freshmen come in and
easily fill their shoes," said Almeida.
THAT NEW crop of freshmen in-
played too sloppily and the refs wer
letting the dirty plays go.
ALMEIDA WAS happy they quit,
"players get hurt that way, the officials
were not doing their job." The clubs two]
losses came at the hands of Illinois
Chicago-Circle and to rival Central
Michigan this past Saturday. The Chip-
pewas won 1-04in overtime.
" They controlled early on, but we
dominated the second half. We had
some tough breaks with Bobby Par
and Tong Park each hitting the cros
bar twice, but we couldn't punch it in,"
The issue of becoming a varsity team
(as opposed to being a club) is big on
everyone's mind. With Michigan State,
Ohio State, Northwestern, Indiana, and
Wisconsin already varsity and Iowa
and Minnesota rumored for next year,
that leaves Purdue, Illinois and
Michigan still without varsity status.
"We could be the last of the three,''
said a frustrated Almeida. "It makes it
very difficult to get the really good
players, when all you can offer them is
a uniform, but we're lucky I guess
because the strong academics draws
some. We have got players on this team
that were recruited by OSU and MSU,"
Almeida said with a smile.
cludes fullback standout David Sarson
from Dwight Morrow High School in
New Jersey. Sarson was a National
Select Team Try-Out Candidate.
So far this season, the club has a 3-2
record. They beat Rosevelt University
in Chicago and Western Michigan, who
defeated Midwest powerhouse Ohio
State. Michigan also won a bizzare kind
of game last week against Macomb
County Community College.
In that game, with Michigan ahead 2-
1 midway through the second half, the
Macomb coach pulled his players from;
the field and forfeited the game. His
reason was that the contest was being
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