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Women's volleyball
vs. Central Michigan
Tonight, 7:00 p.m.
CCRB

SPORTS

Men's swimming
vs. University of Toronto
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool

~he Michigan Daily
: pikers
By SCOTT SHAFFER
-iQuick quiz: What was the only
.'olverine team to record a victory
2er the weekend?
-,It wasn't the football team, which
-mod Illinois. Nor was it the ice hockey
Seam, which dropped a pair to Team
,anada. The field hockey team fared
little better.
THE ONLY Wolverines able to
record a victory for Michigan was the
Volleyball team, which split two
games last weekend.
viThat lone victory, a win at Wiscon-
:11 on Saturday, left the Wolverines
kith a 3-8 conference mark, 12-14

Tuesday, November 5, 1985

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overall. Friday night, Barb Canning's
squad began the weekend road trip by
losing to Minnesota, 3-0.
"We performed well in both games,
but breakdowns in our serving game
really hurt us in Minnesota," Canning
said yesterday.
AFTER THE loss to the third place
Gophers, the Wolverines took out
their frustrations on Wisconsin with a
3-1 victory. "It was one of our best

SPOR TS OF THE DAIL Y:

"tiekers drop pair
#o Iowa and Purdue

hitting games of the season. We
received their serves very well, and
turned them into points," said Can-
ning.
Freshman Marie-Ann Davidson led
the way on offense with 22 kills over
the weekend, 16 of them against the
Badgers. "Marie-Ann is becoming a
leader at the net," Canning said.
Canning also pointed to the perfor-
mance of Jennifer Hickman as a
bright spot. Hickman, who has been
troubled all year by a bad ankle, is
finally regaining her mobility.
"Jenny looked like her old self,"
Canning said. "She played a solid
game in the back court and got us
some key digs on Saturday."
The Wolverines will need a healthy
Hickman, as well as a strong serving
game to beat Central Michigan today
at the CCRB. CMU is second in the
Mid-American Conference and 12-3-1
against Michigan overall, including
an October 1 victory in Mt. Pleasant.
Motivation will not be a problem,
despite Michigan's eighth place stan-
ding in the Big Ten. Canning said the
Wolverines will be especially
prepared for the game because many
of them are facing former high school
rivals.

By RICK KAPLAN
iF YOU CHECK the CCHA standings today, you will
find Michigan at 3-3, the same as last week. The two
games against Team Canada over the weekend did not
count - they were exhibitions.
But try to convince the Wolverines of that.
After recovering from their awe of the Canadians, the
Wolverines played two strong periods of hockey on
Friday night, and 63 good minutes on Saturday.
Despite playing close with a more talented, ex-
perienced team, the mood in the locker room after the
overtime loss was somber. It was not just a little prac-
tice that had ended, it was a meaningful, heartbreaking
loss.
"If we would have pulled the win out tonight," said
team captain Frank Downing after the 6-5 defeat, "that
would have definitely been an (emotional) boost. But
since we lost it at the end, it really hurts us."
Not words normally expected after a scrimmage.
The reason the series was more than mere exercise
was the competition. The Canadian National Team cer-
tainly ranks higher than Miami of Ohio and Ferris State
on the list of prestigious opponents. Beating Team
Canada would have helped the team prepare mentally
for this weekend's series with the league-leading
Michigan State.
But playing them evenly for six periods was almost as
good.
"(The Canada) series was especially important for us
going into State next weekend," said Downing. "State's
a good team, Canada's a good team, so if we could play
with (Canada), we'll have more confidence for State."
Fiesty freshman center Todd Brost was keyed for
more than an exhibition. The Calgary, Alberta native
moved up to Michigan's first line, with Tom Stiles and
the injured Brad Jones. "It's an exhibition, but we didn't

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treat it as that," Brost said. "Every weekend, our team
goal is to improve, and I think that's what we did this
weekend."
Time for a victory
Michigan head coach Red Berenson was looking for
more than improvement on Saturday night. He wanted a win.
Leading 4-2 entering the third period of the rematch,
Berenson left Bob Lindgren in net, instead of giving
third-stringer Mike Rossi some badly needed playing
time. "I left Lindgren in (because) I wanted him to win
the game," Berenson said.
"I played it to win. For the last seven minutes we only
played two lines, (Chris) Seychel's line and Brost's line.
We were trying to get that goal we needed (to win)."
Lindgren failed to hold the lead, and the offense did not
come up with the winning tally, but it was not due to lack
of effort.
Michigan's efforts in the loss were not lost on Team
Canada coach Dave King. "They (the Wolverines) came
in with a chance to really improve quickly," said King.
"They got a chance to play at a higher tempo, and they
played very well (Saturday).
"To me, it (playing against Team Canada) was a good
investment, because they improved the second night,
and played a much better game."
Rossi did not get to play in the second game, but just
playing at all seemed like a dream come true for the
freshman walk-on. "I was real happy to get out there,"
said the goalie from Flossmoor, Ill., with an ear-to-ear
grin. "It was easy to get up for Team Canada. (Playing
the Canadians) might be a once in a lifetime experien-
ce."
It was more than an exhibition.

By DOUGLAS VOLAN
The field hockey team's record fell
to 1-13-2, after losing back to back
games this weekend to Iowa and Pur-
due.
Against Iowa, Michigan got off to a
slow start, and found itself trailing 7-0
at the half. The Wolverines got their
act together in the second half and
,started playing as a team. Although
they did not score, the attack was
*there. The defense was also a factor
-in the second half, allowing Iowa, the
second ranked team in the country,
just two goals.
The next night, the Wolverines were
off to Purdue. After a scoreless first
half, Purdue scored the only goal of
the game midway through the second
-half. Michigan battled until the end,
but just could not put the ball in the
cage.
"A lot of teams would give up, but
we battled right to the end," said
sophomore Katrina Warner. "It was
just unfortunate that we didn't get a
goal."
Women netters lose two
7The women's tennis team made a
shaky debut this weekend, dropping a
pair of 6-3 matches in the preseason
Michigan Invitational Tournament.
Eastern Michigan and Michigan State
topped the Wolverines on Friday and
Saturday, respectively.
qA'I was very disappointed in our
singles play," said coach Bitsy Ritt.
:-Ritt was happier with the doubles
say, which she said "was a real

problem for us last year." Senior
Paula Reichert and sophomore Susie
Patlovich were singled out for out-
standing play.
"Paula was outstanding," said Ritt,
"and Susie showed me a lot."
Coach Ritt said the rest of the
season depended on the players
"believing in their ability to win."
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