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Wrestling
vs. Michigan State

SPORTS

Women's Basketball
vs. Michigan State
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

Tomorrow
Crisler,
The Michinan Dnily

, 7:30 p.m.
Arena

Monday, January 20, 1986

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I cers outlast RPI

by MARK BOROWSKY
The Michigan hockey team has
been accused of many things this
season, but being boring isn't one of
them. At no time was this more ap-
parent than at Saturday night's
memorable 11-10 overtime upset over
"defending national champion RPI at
Yost Ice Arena.
S"Whoever scored the last goal was
going to win it - like the Shootout at
4he OK Corral," said freshman defen-
seman Myles O'Connor, whose slap
shot from the blue line was tipped in
by forward Jeff Urban at 6:28 of the
overtime period for the game-winner.
'It definitely was a wild game."
FRIDAY NIGHT the Wolverines
weren't as lucky, falling to the
Engineers, 7-6. In both contests,
Michigan fell behind by as many as
four goals with a sorry combination of
defensive lapses and offensive inep-
titude. The Wolverines' come-from-
behind style may have been enter-
Aaining, but it didn't make Michigan
head coach Red Berenson's life any
easier.

University of Michigan has." formance a
ALL OF THE forward strength in GLI, and Jo
the world couldn't help the University against the
of Michigan on Friday night, total for the e
however. Behind 5-1 in the middle of Not to be
the second period, the Wolverines cut scored his
the margin to 5-3 with goals by Frank Wolverine on
Downing and Todd Brost. of the circle.
But RPI forward Mark Jooris breakaway
made the score 6-3 with a goal on a Michigan ah
breakaway. Although Tom Stiles cut lead with onl
the lead early in the third period with But the d4
a nifty backhand, Engineer forward pions weren
Neil Hernberg scored on yet another promptly sc
breakaway two minutes later to keep three and a
the RPI ahead by three, 7-4. game and s
Bruce Macnab scored off a rebound overtime.
and Chris Seychel beat Engineer In overtim
goalie Tony Martino with three would ice the
minutes to go, but the Wolverines Hernberg sk
couldn't get the tying goal and send dered on a
the game into overtime. made a pa
"WE DIDN'T have a very good picked up t
second period, but I thought it showed O'Connor, w
a lot of character coming back in the the game.
third," siad center Todd Brost, who Rossi, forl
had a goal and two assists on Friday play of his y
night. "I wish we could have got that went to the s
extra goal, but it was a good team ef- nberg) . .
fort to come back in the third period." him or me.
Having fallen behind Friday, the make a mov
Wolverines resolved not to suffer the I guess."
same fate the next night. So insteadyof
falling behind 5-1, on Saturday
Michigan fell behind 4-0 instead at the
end of the first period, and 7-4 at the
end of the second. Berenson pulled
starting goalie Tim Makris in favor ofM

gainst Michigan in the
oris has scored 11 goals
Wolverines, half of his
entire season.
outdone, Billy Powers
first hat trick as a
n a slap shot from the top
It followed a Brad Jones
goal and apparently put
ead for good with a 10-8
y 7:40 remaining.
efending national cham-
't to be left yet. RPI
ored twice in the next
half minutes to tie the
end it into sudden death
ne it appeared that RPI
game when forward Neil
kated in on Rossi unhin-
breakaway. But Rossi
d save, Bruce Macnab
he puck and passed to
ho shot it on goal to end
his part, took the biggest
oung career in stride. "I
same school as him (Her-
I just thought 'It's either
I thought he was going to
e on me. I just got lucky,

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Wolverine wings Bruce Macnab (14) and Joe Lockwood (10) fight off RPI defenders after Engineer goalieBrian
Jopling (31) makes a save. The Wolverines upset defending NCAA champions RPI, 11-10,.Saturday night.

SURGING LADY CAGERS S WEEP PAIR:
stuns 16th-ranked Hawkeyes

rowers
... nets hat trick
"Every weekend is a new adven-
a ture," said Berenson after Saturday
night's win. "We wouldn't want to
play another game like that. I'm
really excited that we won the game,
but you can't have to score 11 goals to
win the game."
"I think the talent level of the
University of Michigan team is ex-
tremely high and comparable to the
highest talent levels of teams
throughout the country," RPI head
coach Mike Adess raved afterwards,
ignoring Michigan's 11-15 record.
"They have highly skilled players... I
don't know of a team in the country
that has the forward strength that the
71

freshman walk-on Mike Rossi, who
had only played in three games.
"I just felt we deserved better in the
second period than a 4-3 period,"
Berenson explained. "I still felt con-
fident that we could get back into the
game."
ALTHOUGH Rossi let in three goals
in the period, it seemed to tighten up
the defense and the offense responded
accordingly. Seychel scored 31
seconds into the period, Urban two
minutes later, and when Billy
Powers slid the puck past RPI goalie
Brian Jopling on a diving backhand, it
was suddenly a 7-7 game with 15:27
left. Adessa's Engineers - boasting
one of the top defenses in the country
- was left gasping, and he, too, pulled
his goalie.
That, and a timeout by Adessa,
seemed to inspire RPI, for only 53
seconds later forward Mark Jooris
tied the score. In scoring, Jooris not-
ched his second hat trick in as many
nights. Add to that his five goal per-

By JEFF RUSH
No longer can women's basketball
coach Bud Van De Wege rely on the
word "rebuilding" to describe his
basketball team. The team came of
age this weekend.
In addition to a 70-56 trouncing of
Minnesota on Friday night, Van De
Wege's troops rallied for a 58-56
squeaker over 16th-ranked Iowa
yesterday.
"It's the biggest win we've ever had
here at Michigan," said the elated
Van De Wege. "As strong as Iowa is,
and as successful as they are, it's a
great thrill. This is a great stride in
our program."
The stride was slow and unsure at
first. Neither team could shake the
other in the first half, as the score was
tied eight times, and neither team
could extend a lead beyond four. Iowa
took a 24-22 lead into the locker room.
With the score tied at 28 early in the

second half, Iowa went on a roll. A
Lisa Long turnaround made the score
30-28, and Iowa followed that with a
fast break resulting in a layup by
Michelle Edwards. Van De Wege at-
tempted to stop the spree by calling a
timeout, but it was to no avail. Lynn
Kennedy sank two of her ten second-
half points, and then a Kennedy
assisted Michelle Edwards' shot ran
the score to 36-28 in favor of the
Hawkeyes. But then Lorea Feldman
took over for the Wolverines.

Stringer stormed off the bench, and
for her theatrics, was rewarded with a
technical. Feldman sank both her free
throws to cut the Iowa lead to four.
With Michigan retaining possession
because of the technical, Bradetich
found Sandy Svoboda, and Iowa was
clinging to a two point lead.
Following a basket by Iowa's Ed-
wards, a Feldman drive and two
Bradetich assisted Feldman jumpers
put Michigan in the lead, 40-38.
As a duo, Bradetich and Feldman
were unstoppable. "We've been
playing really well together," noted
Feldman.
"Well" is something of an under-
statement. If it wasn't Feldman
scoring on a Bradetich feed, it was
Bradetich grabbing a rebound and
scoring on her own. Between them
they scored 36 of the Wolverines' poin-
ts, with Feldman pouring in a game
high 22 points.
"Lorea has established herself as
one of the finest players in the
league," said Van De Wege. "She's
big time. She wants the ball when it
matters, and she produces when it
matters."
While Feldman's play kept the
Wolverines close throughout the
game, it was the clutch performance
of Sandy Svoboda that clinched the
upset win. With less than a minute
left, Svoboda grabbed a loose ball at
the Michigan end. As she drove
toward the hoop, Svoboda was fouled,
and the pressure was on.

"I wished I was sitting in the crowd
rather than shooting those, free
throws," said Svoboda after the
game. But while the free throws
weren't pretty, they went in, and tied
the game at 56.
Kelly Benintendi capped the win by
sinking two free throws to make the
final score 58-56.
Friday night's game against Min-
nesota was a much easier affair. Min-
nesota was never really in the game,
which was its first-ever loss to
.1-
Feldman
... 22 points
Michigan. Bradetich led the
Wolverine charge with 21 points in the
70-56 win, and Feldman added 16 poin-
ts as well as 12 rebounds.

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iL-unetunravelsiiaweyes
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:games all our shots have been going in
and out," Joubert said. "They're right
there but they're not going in the
,0h-ole."
Joubert did hit his free throws with
seconds remaining in the game,
finally killing Iowa's last rush. The
wHawkeyes had forced three turnovers
rand fouled three times on eight
,Michigan inbound plays in the final
iinute. Two of the fouls resulted in
po free throws because Iowa began
the sequence with just four team
fouls.
"That was the only letdown we had
, that affected us," Thompson said. "It
almost cost us the game."
Instead the win gives Michigan,
now 17-1, 5-1 in the Big Ten, a leg up on
Iowa, (13-5, 3-2) in the conference
race.

i f

-A-i-

Svoboda
... clutch free throws
Senior Wendy Bradetich fed Feld-
man under the hoop and the
sophomore promptly scored despite
being fouled. Iowa' coach Vivian

Theyean Eye
By Tom Keaney 1M

AsTarpley goes...

, , ,so goes

M'

THERE I sat in Carver-Hawkeye Arena after
Saturday's basketball game, puzzled as to why
Michigan should lose so miserably to Minnesota one
day and then eke out a victory over Iowa just two days
later.
Yeah, OK, I suppose it had something to do with the
opposition, but still there just seemed to be something
different about Michigan's performances the two
nights that I couldn't quite identify.
Stat sheet, somebody get me a stat sheet. Hmm...
Let's see, Michigan's guards shot 46 percent from the
field at Minnesota. At Iowa ... 32 percent. What? The
guards actually shot worse in a victory over a better
team?
The forwards, could they have been the difference?
Thursday night Richard Rellford, Butch Wade, Robert
Henderson and Glen Rice combined for 20 points. On
Saturday they had 27. Welllll, it's an improvement, but
not the improvement that turned a miserable loss into
an important victory.
After all, Rellford, was consistently good in both
games (10 for 15 shooting), Wade was consistently poor
offensively (three for 15) and Henderson and Rice
weren't factors in either contest.
What about at center? A-Ha!
Roy Tarpley versus Minnesota: four for 12, eight
points. Versus Iowa: eight for 14, 18 points and 16
rebounds.
Forget the stats for a minute,
they only tell half the story. Tar-
pley was a ghost against Min-
nesota. A spectator, a bystander, a
vapor.
"What did you think of Roy Tar-
pley's Derformance against the

All right, Al, you got burned a few times and you
were outrebounded by 11. If it makes you feel better to
call him one of the best, feel free. Still, there's no
denying the fact that offensively, Saturday was one of
the relatively few shining moments for Tarpley this
season.
"I haven't played up to my potential this season of-
fensively," said Tarpley. "All I know is that my shots
aren't falling.
"But they were going in tonight, so I kept taking it to
them."
Which was fine on Saturday. At 6-11, Tarpley had no
problem "taking it to" the 6-8 Lorenzen. But Tarpley
has been inconsistent against the centers of his size in
the league. Uwe Blab shut him down last year, and
John Shasky (Minnesota) and Brad Sellers (Ohio
State) have both outscored him in their contests.
I don't say this to make the point that Tarpley has
been an awful player. He's not (are you listening,
Roy?). Defensively there has been no one better. He is
THE premier shot blocker and THE premier reboun-
der in the league, hands down.
But the Wolverines desperately need a consistent
pivot man if they are to be successful in the Big Ten,
even more so for the NCAA tournament. Especially if
the guards continue to be erratic. Tarpley's success (or
lack of it) will become the team's success.
"I think 95 percent of the time, if
he's playing great, we're going to
win," said Henderson.
Maybe it's just a matter of
having a few more shots fall for
him. Maybe not. Tarpley knows
what he has to do offensively, now

Daily Photo by STEVE WISE

Rellford
... helps tip Iowa

Michigan center Roy Tarpley (42) and Iowa freshman Roy Marble (23)
stretch for a rebound. Tarpley tied his career high 16 rebounds in the
Wolverines' 61-57 devouring of Iowa.

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