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Tuesday, February 28, 1984
Icers melt; miss
By MIKE MCGRAW
Two weeks ago, it seemed like a trip to Bowling
Green was in the bag. But the Michigan hockey team
proceeded to play its way out of the playoffs and into
r inth place by losing three of its last four games,.all
t Yost Arena.
The Wolverines were still in good shape after split-
t4ing with Michigan Tech February 17-18. The only
day then for them to miss out on post-season action
Would be to lose twice to Northern Michigan while
Lake Superior swept Tech-but that's exactly what
MICHIGAN LOOKED sluggish last Friday when
Northern's Bill Schaufhauser gave the Wildcats the
lead just 19 seconds after Mike Neff had tied the
game late in the second period as NMU went on to
record a 4-2 victory.
Meanwhile in Sault Ste. Marie, Lake Superior was
handing MTU a 2-1 defeat as seldom used goalie Ran-
dy Exelby stifled the Huskies.
That set the stage for the Saturday night showdown
for Michigan, but the Wolverines responded with a
disappointing performance and lost 7-6, opening the
door for the Soo Lakers to cancel Michigan's travel
plans this weekend for the CCHA playoffs.
"IF WE HAD any goaltending at all Saturday, we
would have won," said Wolverine coach John Gior-
dano. "Of all the times not to come up with a big
game, that was it."
Giordano started Mark Chiamp in goal both nights
last weekend for the first time in three weeks, but the
usually outstanding junior netminder played
poorly in the second game and Michigan fell behind 5-
1 early in the second period.
But-sophomore Tom Stiles led a furious comeback,
scoring two goals and assisting on another by Brad
Jones. Then Dan Goff tallied at 15:38 to end the
second stanza in a 5-5 tie.
SAID GIORDANO, "Saturday we may have played'
the best second period of the season, it could have
easily been 7-5."
Instead, though, it was 7-5 in favor of Northern
seven minutes into the third. Less than a minute after
Wildcat goal number seven, Bruce Macnab brought
Michigan back to within one but that was the last goal
the Wolverines will score this season as they didn't
get any good scoring chances the rest of the game.
"I'm very disappointed we didn't make it," said
Giordano. "In the final analysis it hurt not to have
(John) DeMartino and (Greg) Hudas on defense. I
don't think we're that great, but we're not that bad
The one consolation for the Wolverines after their
second straight disappointing finish is that they have
seven of their eight leading scorers returning next
year with the biggest loss being scorer Jim Mc-
9. MICHIGAN (14-22-1) .. 11 18 1
10. Miami(13-23-1)...... 10 20 0
11. Illinois-Chicago (5-29-1) 5 22 1
1. Bowling Green (30-4-2)
2. Ohio State (27-9-1) .....
Michigan State (28-10)
4. No. Michigan (17-21) ..
5. West. Mich. (20-17-1) ..
6. Mich. Tech (19-19-1) ...
Ferris State (18-18-3)
8. Lake Superior (17-19-2)1
Northern Michigan 4-7, MICHIGAN 2-6
Michigan State 8-7, Ferris State 4-4
Lake Superior 2-6, Michigan Tech 1-3
Bowling Green 11-2, Miami 4-6
Western Michigan 6-3, Ohio State 4-5
No. 8 Lake Superior at No. 1 Bowling
No. 7 Ferris State at No. 2 Ohio State
No. 6 Michigan Tech at No. 3 Michigan
No. 5 Western Michigan at No. 4 Nor-
1) Minnesota-Duluth (6) ............95
2) R.P.I. (3) ......................92
3) Bowling Green (1) ................82
4) Boston University ................56
5) Minnesota ...................55
6) Michigan State................48
7) North Dakota ...............46
8) Ohio State ........................31
9) Boston College ...................26
10) Clarkston ....................... 9
Daily Photo by JEFF SCHRIER
Wolverines' right winger Frank Downing takes Lake Superior's Grant Clark
out of a play in action at Yost Ice Arena in December. The Lakers, however,
knocked Michigan out of the CCHA playoffs by sweeping Michigan Tech last
weekend while the Wolverines were dropping a pair of home games to Nor-
thern. The Blue icers finish the season at 11-18-1 (14-22-1 overall).
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By SCOTT W. McKINLAY
Joe McFarland won the Big Ten
championship in the 126-pound weight
class to highlight Michigan's perfor-
mance at the conference meet in
Champaign, Ill. His team ended up fif-
"That's about where we should have
been, based on the rankings so far and
based on the dual meet results," said
Michigan head coach Dale Bahr. "Iowa
won it again for the eleventh year in a
row...they're dominating wrestling like
Indiana did swimming a few years
Also finishing in front of the
Wolverines were MSU, Minnesota and
Wisconsin. The teams that finished in
front of Michigan were all ranked
"Both Michigan State and Minnesota
have primarily a senior team and we
(have) a lot of freshmen and
sophomores and juniors so I think
they're graduating a lot of their out-
standing people and we should be
moving up in another year," Bahr said.
In dual meet action during spring
break, the Wolverines beat Ohio State
23-12 and lost to Wisconsin 28-9.
Michigan ended its season with a 7-9
record in dualnieets.
In the Big Ten Swimming Champion-
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Michigan's young team finished fourth
behind the now three-time champion,
"We were pleased to edge up on In-
diana and Wisconsin," said Michigan
coach Peter Lindsay. "It came down to
the last two events."
Thanks to strong performances by
the diving team, Michigan pulled fourth
out of the water. Wolverine Diane
Dudeck was named diver of the year
and Michigan coach Dick Kimball was
announced the diving coach of the year.
"No contest," said men's swim coach
Jon Urbanchek in reference to the dual
meet against Michigan State at home
last week. The Wolverines triumphed,
Benoit Clement had the most suc-
cessful swim of the meet, breaking the
school record in the 1000 freestyle with
a time of 9:18.28. Apart from Clement,
most of the other Michigan swimmers
swam events out of their specialties.
Other Wolverines who placed first in
their events included Mark Noetzel in
50-yard freestyle, Mick Gruber in the
one-meter diving, and Jim Bruzzese in
the 400-yard individual medley.
The spring break. got off to a good
start for the women's tennis team after
they downed Kansas, 6-3, but one week
and five matches later, the team came
home with a disappointing 1-5 mark.
Wichita St., N.E. Louisiana St., 17th-
ranked Oklahoma St., Oklahoma, and
Texas Christian all downed the
Michigan's only undefeated player
was fifth singles player Maryanne
Hodges, who won all three singles and
all three doubles matches she played
before coming down with the flu after
the N.E. Louisiana St. match.
In individual matches, 20. of the 54
went to three sets - the Wolverines
could win only seven. Michigan won 18
and lost 36 and 7-11 in doubles.
The sun shone, the beaches were nice,
and for the most part everything went
as planned as the Michigan softball
team compiled a 7-3 record during its
California trip over spring break.
"We did as well as I expected," said
Wolverine coach Bob IDeCarolis. "The
teams I thought we should blow out, we
blew out, those that we should beat by a
run or two, we beat by a run or two, and
the ones I thought we might lose, we
Michigan dropped the first game of
the trip to U.S. International, but bat-
tled back to a hard-fought 4-1 victory in
the second game of the doubleheader.
The Wolverines then snatched two vic-
tories apiece from San Diego St. and
Dominquez Hills, before running into
number-two ranked UCLA.
Debbie Doom of UCLA spelled cer-
tain destruction for the Blue as she fan-
ned 14 Wolverines in a 2-0 victory.
Teammate Tracy Comton then struck
out 10 Michigan hitters in the second
game, en route to a 7-1 win for UCLA.
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The Michigan women's basketball
team came up with its first Big Ten vic-
tory of the season at Purdue, only to
return home to lose to Indiana and Ohio
Everything went right for the
Wolverines in West Lafayette, as they
topped the Boilermakers 65-59.
Michigan's half-court trap, which gave
Purdue problems throughout the con-
test, was the key to the Wolverine
After the Purdue victory, the cagers
returned home with great expectations,.
However, the Wolverines fell on hard
times when they bowed to Indiana, 77-
Michigan couldn't find any respite
against Ohio State, losing 86-69. The
Buckeyes' Carla Chapman and Fran-
cine Lewis gave the Wolverines a
dickens of a time, combining for 42
points and 16 rebounds.
The men's gymnastics team had a
warm spring break at the University of
Georgia and Louisiana State but the
fact that it was vacation probably had
an affect on their performance. The
Wolverines lost both meets by close
scores, however Michigan still
managed to come home with their two
highest season totals of 265.2 and 266.5.
Senior captain Merrick Horn, Mitch
Rose and Brock Orwig tried to put
Michigan on top last Saturday, but
Georgia was a bit stronger, winning the.
meet 270.0 to 265.2.
Despite the team total, coach Bob
Darden felt that Michigan was a bit in
consistent at Georgia. "We're creeping
up but we still have to work on those
couple of misses.
Michigan improved on their overall
score against Louisiana State on
Friday. There were no first place
finishes for Michigan but Horn excelled
in several events.
The big week is finally here, that is;
the Big Ten Indoor Track Champion-,
ships, and Michigan's men's and
women's teams will be vying for cony
ference laurels after two months of
The women grabbed three firsts at
the Huron Invitational in Ypsilanti;
highlighted by a school record in the 4
X 400 meter relay.
SOPHOMORE Sue Schroeder
literally ran away from the field in the
1000 meter run, finishing a whopping 15
seconds ahead of her nearest com-
petitor. Michigan's other first-place
finish belonged to freshman Jennifer
Rioux in the 800-meterrun and team-
mate Martha Gray placed second.
While the women's team will be
defending its Big Ten crown, the men's
team will try to avenge a loss at the
hands and feet of Indiana last year.
Two weeks ago at the Central
Collegiate Championships, the
Wolverines finished second to Eastern
Michigan, but it was basically a two-
horse race as both teams were well
ahead of the competition.
One noteworthy effort was that of
Ron Simpson, who ran a 3:44.66 in the
1500 meters, qualifying him for the
NCAA Championships next week.
This past week at Michigan's own
Silverston Invitational, long jumper
Derek Harper qualified with a leap of
The women's gymnastics team is now
9-4 after beating Indiana University
and dropping one to Lousiana State
during spring break.