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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, February 4, 1986

THREE VETERANS LEAD'M'

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Thinclads take EMU Classic

By EMILY BRIDGHAM
Showcasing its younger talent, the
Michigan men's track team outpaced
a score of other schools Saturday at
the EMU Track Classic. Veterans
Thomas Wilcher, Todd Steverson and
Omar Davidson led the Wolverines
with solid performances, but were
only inches ahead of several fresh-
man standouts.
Davidson ran his season best 300-
meters in 33.94, taking second with
freshmen Wiley Boulding and Alex
Polakowski on his heels. These two
managed to pull in fourth and fifth
place finishes for Michigan.
A LITTLE later Davidson joined
Steverson, senior Rick Swilley and
freshman Claude Tiller in a first place
1600-meter relay. The relay clocked
in at 3:14.2, a bit slower than last
week's time, but looks to be one of the
fastest combinations in the team's

history according to head track coach
Jack Harvey.
"It is going to be tough to qualify the
mile relay, but they could do it," said
Harvey. "We really need to get on a
bigger track. If they can get it down
to 3:10, I will try to fly everyone down
to a bigger track in Arizona."
Other first place finishes were
clocked by Steverson, who outdistan-
ced the pack in the 400-meters, closely
followed by Tiller who took fifth.
Holding up one of the longer events,
freshman Matt Butler kicked in a
second place finish in the 1000-meter
run in 2:27.64, his season best.
Scott Crawford also put out his best
effort of the year, springing 6'8" to
grab fourth in the high jump, while
freshman Ted Harris leveled out at
6'6" to earn fifth.
"We really had some solid perfor-
mances in Saturday's meet," said
Harvey. "We are at the point in our

Davidson
... season-best in 300 meters
season where we are trying to gear up
for the Central Collegiates. We don't
try to get the team up for something
like this, so it is just great the way we
have been doing."
The Wolverines head up to East
Lansing for the MSU Relays this
weekend. The Central Collegiate
Championships - take place the
weekend after in Madison.

By MARK BOROWSKY
THE WORST seats in the Illinois-Chicago Pavillion
are reserved for the press, directly above one of
the goals. One has to stand up when play comes into the
near end, and when looking down the ice distorted per-
ception becomes a way of life.
But from any seat in the house, it was easy to see that
Michian played some miserable hockey last weekend,
losing twice to the Illinois-Chicago Flames 4-2 Friday
night and 7-4 Saturday.
It didn't matter if you had to squint to see the puck or
if you were right down on the ice. In view for all present
was a Michigan hockey team playing well below its
capability.
"We had no offense at all," said Wolverine head
coach Red Berenson Saturday night. "The powerplay
(one for five) didn't matter - we just had no offense."
Which can only mean trouble for the Wolverines.
Coming into the series, Michigan was averaging 5.28
goals a game, including a 6.33 average the last six
games against national powers Bowling Green,
Michigan State, and RPI. But they have also allowed
5.82 goals a game.
In other words, the offense carries the team. When
the Wolverines can't put the puck into the net, they
have no defensive net in which to fall.
While Michigan lacked goals, opportunities it did not.
Brad Jones, succumbing to the mediocrity of the com-
petition, scored one goal the entire weekend despite
having more chances than in the lottery. Jones
missed on several breakaways, Todd Brost missed
badly on another, Billy Powers shot right at Flames
goalie Jim Hickey on another ... you get the idea.
"You can't win hockey games if you can't score,"
said Berenson, whose nickname not only represents
the color his hair but his disposition Saturday night.
"We had the chances. Brost had a breakaway and slid
one under. Jones could have had five goals tonight."
The defense did play to form, however. Defensemen
were getting caught in the offensive zone, and hitting
as if a check is foreign. Goalie Tim Makris did play
well Friday, turning back 24 of 26 shots. But as every

Icers look bad ...
...from every angle
silver lining has a cloud it was during his five minute
slashing penalty in which UIC scored the winning goal.
Perhaps the most discouraging aspect of the
weekend was that, after splitting with archrival
Michigan State, the Wolverines were on somewhat of a
roll and ready to fight for the home-ice advantage for
the CCHA Playoffs. But, instead of playing as if
something was at stake, Michigan dozed through most
of both games while it was the Flames who were fired-
up.
"I could tell before the games that we didn't have the
intensity," team captain Frank Downing said. "We
weren't willing to pay the price."
The toll was a heavy one indeed, two losses and no
hope for a home ice advantage. The games were not a
pretty sight. They were not well played on Michigan's
part. They were not fun to watch. Worst of all, they
were typical.
The series was typical in the sense that Michigan
plays well against top teams, and fair at best against
the average ones. Witness victories over the aforemen-
tioned Bowling Green, RPI, and MSU, all in the month
of January. The cumulative record of those teams is 59-
22-5.
Against Ohio State, Illinois-Chicago, and Ferris State
(43-47-4), the Wolverines are 2-8. Either this is a good
Michigan team that plays down to the competition or
an average Michigan team that plays over its head in
the big games.
After dominating MSU, it appeared the former was
true. Michigan was nothing less than awesome in the 5-
3 win. Yet after being beaten by UIC, it reminds one
that this season started out as a rebuilding one for
Michigan, and that all the brilliance in the month of
January only led to a false expectation too difficult to
deliver.
"We have to play every game like it's Michigan
State," said freshman forward Jeff Urban.
It would be best if they imagined their opponents in
green and white. For the Wolverines to win the CCHA
title this year, Michigan fans will have to imagine as
well.

Michigan hockey statistics

Position
Brad Jones,C............
Brad McCaughey, RW .......
Chris Seychel, C/LW.......
Jeff Norton, D ............
Tom Stiles. LW...........
Billy Powers, C/RW........
Todd Brost, C................
Frank Downing, RW ........
Todd Cari le, D ...........
Myles O'Connor, D........
Bruce Macnab, C/LW........
Jeff Urban, LW..............
Pitt Goff, D.......... ...
Joe Lockwood, RW .........
Mike Cusack, RW............
Sean Baker, D ...............
Paul Rossi, C/LW.........
Gary Lorden, -........
Bill Brauer, D ...............
Bob Lindgren ................
Dan Capuano ................
Tim Makris,G...............
John Bjorkman, LW........
Mike Rossi ..................

GP
30
24
26
29
26
30
30
30
30
29
28
30
30
30
29
24
18
18
20
15
4
22
7
7

A
37
20
26
25
28
21
19
8
18
18
10
5
12
5
2
4
3
2
1
1
1
0
0
0

Pts
61
38
38
37
36
33
26
25
23
22
13
12
12
11
8
4
3
2
1
1
1
0
0

GOALTENDING STATISTICS
Goalie (record) Min GA AVG SAy
Tim Makrs (7-9) 1050:50 91 5.25 535
B. Lindgren (4-6) 597:50 61 6.12 269
Mike Rossi (1-3) . 149:07 18 7.25 70
MICHIGAN
Michigan
(12-18) ........ 1686:28 174 5.80 874
Opponents (18-12) 1686:28 154 5.27 817
$includes four empty net goals
MICHIGAN
Period 1 2 3 OT Ti
Shotson goal............304 326 340 7
Goals................... 41 51 61 1
Goalie saves ............... 284 291 291 6
Penalties .................. 98 87 96 0

Pct
.853
.815
.795
.834
.837
Total
977
155
872
281
Total
1042
174
813
304

Women's
Big Ten Standings
Conf. Overall
Ohio State .......... 9 0 15 4
Iowa ............... 7 2 13 5
MICHIGAN ........ 5 4 11 8
Indiana............5 4 12 7
Mich. State ......... 5 4 11 7
Purdue ............. 4 5 11 7
Illinois ............. 4 5 11 8
Northwestern....... 3 6 12 6
Minnesota .......... 2 6 6 12
Wisconsin .......... 0 8 3 15
AP Basketball Poll

CCHA Scorecard

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Opponents

MICHIGAN ................. 30
Opponents ................... 30

153 266
174 280

0 Period 1 2 3t
Shots on goal .............. 326 374 336
419 Goals ..................... 53 76 45
454 Goalie Saves.............252 282 279
Penalties .................. 97 102 105

OT
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2. Georgia Tech (3) ........17-2
3. Memphis State (1)........20-1
4. Duke ....................20-2
5. Oklahoma ...............20-1
6. Kansas .................20-3
7. MICHIGAN .............19-2
8. Syracuse.............17-2
9. UNLV..............21-2
10. St. John's ..............20-3
11. Georgetown ............17-3
12. Kentucky ..............18-3
13. Bradley ................22-1
14. Notre Dame ............14-3
15. Virginia Tech.........18-4
16. Louisville ..............13-6
17. Texas-El Paso .........18-3
18. Indiana ..............14-5
19. W. Kentucky ...........17-3
20. Alabama ...............15-4

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Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler congratulates senior Clay Miller, his offensive tackle. Miller
received the NCAA Post Graduate Scholarship Award at halftime of Saturday's Michigan-Wisconsin basket-
ball game.

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Notre Dame
tops Terps,
69-62
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - David
Rivers scored 18 points as No. 14
Notre Dame defeated Maryland 69-62
last night in a non-conference college
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