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omens Volleyball
vs. Ohio State
onight, 7:00 p.m.
CRB Gymnasium

SPORTS
Saturday, September 29, 1984

Women's Field Hockey
vs. Kent State
Today, 11:00 a.m.
Ferry Field

Page 7

MICHIGAN FALLS IN FIVE

ikers bow to pressure
By ADAM MARTIN

One point away from a victory, the women's volleyball
team succumbed to one of sports' most agonizing diseases
last night at the CCRB.
Up 14-12 in the fifth game against a tough Indiana squad,
the Wolverines let their nerves get to them, suffered a mental
breakdown and lost to a Hoosier team which rookie coach
Barb Canning, coaching only her second big Ten match,
figured to be mediocre.
"WHEN THEY were playing well," commented Canning,
"they were much better than I anticipated, and it was
costly."
So costly, in fact, that the Hoosiers were able to capitalize
on several early Michigan mistakes to build an enviable two
games-to-one lead midway through the evening.
Still, the Wolverines had several opportunities to put away
their opponents - or at least gain some valuable momentum
- but failed because of a myriad of mental mistakes. And
you can bet Michigan knew who beat who in this disappoin-
tLing defeat.
"OUR TEAM was responsible for this loss," said Canning,
whose squad fell to 0-2 in the Big Ten and 7-2 overall. "We
weren't outplayed tonight, we beat ourselves."
Junior setter Andrea Williams echoed Canning's sentiments.
"I can't understand why we lost tonight," said the former
setter for Canadian National team. "I know we missed a lot
of serves and we didn't take advantage of a lot of oppor-
tunities. I think everyone was nervous and stopped being as
aggressive as they should have been.'
Buoyed by the intensity of Big Ten competition, Michigan
showed plenty of aggression in the early going. The Wolveri-

nes jumped out to 5-1 lead in game one, and seemed to be in
control. After an Indiana flurry, Michigan was up 12-6 and
coasted home to a 15-8 victory and one-game lead.
IN THE second game, however, several mis-hits and a lot
of confusion fueled a Hoosier advance, and the women from
Indiana coasted to a 15-7 win.
Desperately needing a shot in the arm, Michigan got it
from sophomore Jayne Hickman and freshman Heather
Olsen. After two separate side-outs, each reached back and
slammed Indiana with rocket serves to give the Wolverines a
7-2 lead.
From there, the club faltered. The Hoosiers rallied to a 16-
16 tie, gained some key points and bumped Michigan 19-17.
"WE HAD the momentum and the score," said junior
power-hitter Jenny Hickman, "but a couple of things hap-
pened, we lost our confidence and our momentum and that
was the beginning of the end."
It didn't look that way for a while when the Wolverines
pummelled Indiana, 15-3, in the fourth game after Canning
inserted serving specialist Kathy Arnold.
"I knew (after the third game) what kind of serving we
needed," said Canning. "We went from soft placing serves to
hard driving ones."
But the physical adjustments just weren't enough, and
Canning was at a loss to alter her club's mental disarray.

Pennant fever??? Associated Press
Having fought his way through a less than overwhelming crowd, Jeff Wells of Minneapolis examines his playoff tickets
earlier this week on the first day of over-the-counter sales by the playoff hopeful Minnesota Twins.

SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Andujar wins 20th

CHICAGO (AP) - Joaquin Andujar
became the first 20-game winner in the
major leagues this year and Bruce
Sutter earned his record-tying 45th save
of the season with a three-run outburst
in the 10th inning gave the St. Louis
Cardinals a 4-1 victory over the Chicago
Cubs last night.
Andujar, 20-14, allowed only two hits
over the first nine innings, walked two

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Andujar
.. first 20-game winner
batters and struck out three. Sutter pit-
ched the loth and tied the major league
record for saves, set last year by Dan
Quisenberry of Kansas City.
Steve Braun, pinch-hitting for An-
dujar, blooped an RBI double to spark
the 10th-inning rally.
It was the Cub's first home game sin-
ce they clinched the National League
East title in Pittsburgh on Monday.
McEnroe handles Cash
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A fiesty
-John McEnroe methodically disposed

of 19-year-old Pat Cash in straight sets
yesterday to give the United States an
early 1-0 lead over defending champion
Australia in the semifinals of the Davis
Cup.
McEnroe's 6-3, 6-4, 6-1 victory was
accompanied by his animated and per-
sistent complaints about line calls-
tactics that appeared to rattle the
Australian teenager. Two of the heavily
favored American's service breaks
came after McEnroe argued with the
umpire.
McENROE, the world's No. 1 ranked
player who has led the United States to
the Davis Cup championship in four of
the past six years, broke Cash's service
once ir each of the first two sets.
McEnroe never lost his serve in the
match.
The young Australian, ranked seven-
th in the world, had faced McEnroe only
once before, in the semifinals this year
at Wimbledon, with McEnroe winning
6-3,7-6,6-4.
McEnroe, who boosted his career
Davis Cup record to 33-5, will team with
Peter Fleming against Australia's Mc-
Namee and Mark Edmondson in Satur-
day's doubles.
Presidents discuss proposal
WASHINGTON (AP) - A group of
college presidents discussed but took no
action yesterday on a proposal to
establish a new governing body to
oversee intercollegiate sports at large
universities.
The proposal by Edward Roote II,
president of the University of Miami
was informally discussed by the
American Council on Education's
Committee on Division I Intercollegiate
Athletics.
It calls for a new governing body for
Division I schools, either consolidating
the National Collegiate Athletic
Association and newly created College
Football Association or replacing them.

To every roommate
about to become a friend.

Right now, about the only thing you have in
common is the same room. But you and those
strangers who moved in with you are going to
crack a lot of books and burn a lot of mid-
night oil together.
You're going to discover the people
behind the nametags, the ones inside
the roommates. And who
~ i knows? Before the term is

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