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Mud Bowl
Saturday, 10:00 a.m.
Corner of Washtenaw
and South University

Wednesday, October 23, 1985
Blue spikers rally to defeat Spartans

vs. Bowling Green
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
Page 7

The Michigan Daily

Davidson's spikes spill Spartans

Two volleyball teams whose recor-
ds aren't among the best in the Big
Ten got together and provided ex-
cellent entertainment for the crowd at
the CCRB last night, as Michigan
came from a 2-1 game deficit to top

"WE WERE in much better mental
shape in game five," sasid Michigan
assistant coach John Rizzardini.
Michigan's freshman hitter Marie-
Ann Davidson felt her game was on
and off throughout the match, but in
the end it was her key block and spike
that sparked the Wolverines.

Michigan State standout Shantelle
Schmidt had six of her game-high 21
kills in game four, but a hair-raising
block by an inspired Jenne Hickman
and Williams on one of Schmidt's
powerful slams gave Michigan the
serve and subsequent victory.
"Jenne came out very aggressive,"
said Rizzardini.
Both teams appeared fired up for
the contest at the onset of the match.
Michigan State jumped out to an early
game-one lead, 9-4. But Michigan ran
off the next 11 points to win, 15-9.
Michigan's Lisa Vahi set the tone of
the match by making several spec-
tacular saves. She eventually ended
game one with a spike.

11, and game three, 15-10.
"We were very confident," said
Spartan assistant coach Kelly Becker.
But so was Michigan. "We just had
to settle down and play our game,"
said Vahi.
Michigan raised its record to 10-12,
2-7 in the Big Ten, while MSU dropped
to 4-15, 0-9.

'We were in much
better mental shape.'
Assistant Coach
John Rizzardini

MICHIGAN picked up where it left
off in game one by scoring the first
three points of game two. Compared
to the toughies Michigan has been
playing - nationally ranked Purdue,
Illinois, and Western Michigan - the
Spartans seemed like dwarfs.
Perhaps a victory would come easy
this time.
playing It wasn't to be. Led by Schmidt,
bout the Pam Wischmeyer, and Jane Zenner,
the Spartans grabbed the momentum
son and and came back to win game two, 15-

Michigan State 3-2.
With Michigan ahead 14-11 in the fif-
th and deciding game, a Marie-Ann
Davidson spike gave Michigan control
of the serve and the match. It wasn't
easy, though, as the Wolverines had to
battle back from a 7-2 Spartan lead in
that fifth game. The Wolverines put
them away by scoring 11 of the last 12
points of the game.

"That's when I felt I wasI
well," said the 6-2 Davidson a
end of the fifth game. Davids
teammate Andrea William
Michigan with 18 kills each.
TO GET TO game five MI
overcame Spartan leads of 8-4
8 in an exciting fourth game to
13, on a Jenne Hickman

... good hustle

Doily rnoto Dy DEArNRANDAZO
Jayne Hickman (11) and Marie-Ann Davidson jump up to block as Davidson
tips Spartan Pam Wischmeyer's spike. The 6-2 freshman keyed
Michigan's comeback victory with 18 kills.

ns led
and 11-
win, 15-

Blue Lines
AN SUPPORT can inspire a team to per-
form beyond its capabilities.
Unfortunately, Michigan teams rarely receive
good fan participation. I came to this conclusion
after last weekend's Ferris State sweep of the
Michigan hockey team and Iowa's gridiron vic-
tory over Bo's squad.
The Ferris State crowd spurred the Bulldogs.
It was amazing there were any people in the
stands considering Ferris had a 14-game losing
streak. Even before the game started, the fans
were active. Newspapers were passed out before
the player introductions. As the Michigan
players were announced the fans stood in unison
with the newspapers ignoring the Wolverines.
Bulldog coach Dick Bertrand knew the value of
. a good crowd. "Our kids were dying for a victory
and the crowd helped," said Bertrand. "We have
been really down and we-want our people to keep
coming back to the rink."
The fans helped intimidate the Wolverines. A
student dressed as a bulldog led the cheers.
Chants of "Bo eats quiche" and "We want Bo"
rang throughout the arena. Leave it to Ferris'
fans to think of intelligent cheers. After each



weak fan support...
...hurts home-ice advantage

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Ferris goal, the fans pointed to the Michigan
goalie and yelled "Sieve, Sieve." This chant
seemed to rattle the young Wolverine netmin-
ders and played a role in the outcome of each
Speaking of intimidating fans, how about those
Hawkeye rooters. They certainly contributed to
their team's victory.
Deafening crowd noise made it impossible for
Jim Harbaugh to audibilize. He also had to pull
away from center for discretionary timeouts
because his snap count could not be heard.
Has an opposing quarterback ever had to pull
away from center because of fan noise at
Michigan Stadium? I think not. It doesn't take a
math major to realize there is a difference bet-
ween having 66,000 and 105,000 fans.
Michigan does have some active fans, but they
do more harm than good. Why do the freshman
consistently start the wave and drown out the
snap count as Michigan is about to score a touch-
down? I thought admissions requirements were
getting more stringent for incoming freshman.
Another problem is the overzealous shaking of
keys to denote a crucial play. Sorry, the first
third down of a game does not qualify as a key

Michigan also has fans that pay no attention to
the game. A set of zombies sit in front of me and
smoke herb rather than cheer for the
Wolverines. Then there are the sorority girls who
attend games to socialize and see who else came
to the game. Ugh.
Wolverine hockey fans have potential. I
thought the crowd during the opening weekend
against Miami (Ohio) stayed involved in both
games. Many of the older fans were louder than
the students. The middle-aged man that sat next
to me made the referees' night miserable. He
was a terrific fan.
Some hockey fans avoid Yost Ice Arena.
"People bypass Ann Arbor to go to Detroit and
see hockey when we play good hockey here,"
said Michigan coach Red Berenson.
Dead Wing hockey is indeed worthless. I am.
not saying that Michigan has a first-place hockey
team, but the players are young and exciting.
Berenson is building a winner. Give him time.
This Friday the Wolverines play the seventh-
ranked team in the country, the Bowling Green
Falcons. Go down to Yost, be loud, make a dif-
ference in the outcome, and be a real fan.


will be holding elections Nov. 18 & 19.
Those interested in running should
come to a mass meeting on
MONDAY, OCTOBER 28 @ 7:30 p.m.
For more info call or stop by
4003 Michigan Union - 763-4799 and


'Rowers shine in regatta

The Michigan crew traveled to
Boston to compete in the Head of the
Charles, Sunday on the Charles River.
Michigan fared "very well," accor-
ding to head coach Jeff Sweenor.
IN THE MEN'S Lightweight
Division, the Wolverines finished 13th
.9out of 41 teams, guaranteeing a spot in
next year's regatta as one of the top 15
In the Women's Championship
Four, Michigan finished fifth out of 40
squads, enough to warrant the crew
medals. The boat was edged by four-
th-place Wisconsin by just two secon-
Michigan's other entry in the Men's
Lightweight ran into trouble late in
the course when it collided with a Yale
ight-man boat under a bridge. The
Wolverines suffered a broken oar and
finished 35th, while the Elis had to
drop out due to extensive damage.
"IT'S THE LARGEST single-day
regatta in the world," said Michigan's
first year coach. "Everyone that owns
a boat was there."
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The first of 20 events began at 9 a.m.
A different team raced against the
clock on the three-mile course, begin-
ning every 10 seconds, until 4 p.m. In
the Men's Club Eight Division, Har-
vard-Radcliffe defeated Temple
University with a time of 16:14.3, by a
mere 0:00.6.
IN THE SENIOR Men's Single
Division, Neil Hallen of the second-
ranked Wisconsin Badgers, won with
a time of 5.6 seconds.
In the Men's Championship Single
Division, Andy Fudduth of Harvard
won with an 18:38.2. Fudduth finished
second in the World Championship
Singles this summer.

On the women's side, Olympic
champion Judy Greer, of Vermont
finished first in the Women's Cham-
pionship Singles Division, with a time
of 18:13.3. Her sister, Carlie, finished
second nearly three minutes later.
In other women's divisions, Angie
Herron, of Dartmouth, won the
Lightweight Single's with 21:38.2.
The Michigan crew club rows next
at the Jack Speakmon Regatta,
November 2, in Columbus. The rowers
sponsor their annual Halloween
Costume Fun Run Sunday, October
27. Entry forms are available at the
CCRB and the Campus Information

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