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Page 8 - The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 13, 1986

Blue crests past Falcons


The Keai



The space shuttle may have had
trouble getting off the ground recen-
tly, but the Michigan hockey team
took its own space ship to the stars
Friday night. The Wolverines came
back from a 4-1 deficit to defeat
Bowling Green, the number one team
in the nation, 7-4 at Bowling Green Ice
Unfortunately for the Wolverines,
Bowling Green shut off the power to
the Michigan shuttle Saturday night
at Yost Arena. Michigan returned to
earth as the Falcons won 7-3.
MICHIGAN'S blast off was fueled
by the outstanding play of goalie Tim
Makris. The sophomore stopped 38
shots in the loss and 25 in the victory.
Many were of the spectacular variety.
"(We thought) Michigan's weakest
part is their goaltenders. He played
very well," said Falcon goalie Gary
Kruzich. "He surprised the whole
team. The big thing was shoot on the
goaltender, shoot on the goaltender.
He came up with a lot of nice saves."
"Makris is playing great," said
Michigan coach Red Berenson. "If he
can continue to play at that level, we
are going to be a team to contend
with. At least we should be able to
reach close to our full potential as a
THE WOLVERINES reached their
full potential Friday with out of this
world play by some unlikely heroes.
With Michigan trailing 4-3 in the third
period, Chris Seychel came flying
down the left wing and rifled a slap-
per. The shot hit Kruzich in the upper
body and freshman Mike Cusack was
in front to bat in the high rebound for
the biggest goal in his young college
career. The rebound was almost too
"The puck came up, the goalie was
down, and I tapped it in," said
Cusack. "My stick was at chest level,
but I had to wait a little bit (for the
referee's signal). I was confident."
Another hero was right winger Joe
Lockwood. The sophomore took a per-
fect pass from Billy Powers, who dug
the puck out of a corner, and fired a
low shot from the slot to beat Kruzich
for the game winner. "Joe Lockwood
has a knack for big goals and that was
one of them," said Berenson.
PAT GOFF was the hero of a defen-
se tested by the academic ineligibility
of blue liner Gary Lorden. Michigan
played mostly four defensemen the
entire weekend. Goff responded to the
challenge. "I thought Pat Goff as a

senior came up with maybe one of his
finest weekends," commented Beren-
Bowling Green coach Jerry York
was not surprised by Michigan's ex-
traterrestrial play.
"Michigan generally plays very
well against us. Their six or seven top
players are as good as anyone has in
the conference," said York. "Defen-
sively, I think (Todd) Carlile, (Myles)
O'Connor, and (Jeff) Norton are top
players. When Seychel, (Tom) Stiles,
(Todd) Brost, and (Brad) Jones are
going, that is an impressive team.
"I FIND it hard to figure what their
record is because when they play us
they do well."
Bowling Green grounded the
Wolverines Saturday by forcing
Michigan's best players into
penalties. Michigan's lack of depth
cost them when Norton was given a

game disqualification for spearing in
the second period. Also, Jones, the
team's leading scorer, was given a ten
minute misconduct early in the third
"We have a few players that stand
out such as Jones and Seychel. They
invite player's going after them being
as good as they are," said team cap-
tain Frank Downing. "I think that
(the Falcons) were doing that. I heard
some of the words exchanged, and I
know they were looking for those
THE FALCON power play that had
not scored in six attempts Friday
rebounded Saturday to tally three
goals in another six attempts. "The
key to the game was capitalizing on
the power play," said York. "We
moved the puck much better tonight."
The Wolverines vaulted to an early
2-0 lead in the first period on goals by

Lockwood and Downing. Michigan
could not convert other opportunities
and allowed Bowling Green to stay in
the contest.
In the first period, had the puck
gone in for us on a couple of excellent
scoring chances, we might had gotten
a little more of a lead," said Beren-
son. "Once they got back in the game
they outplayed us for the last two
The power was literally shut off
when Yost Arena went dark with less
than a minute to play in the game.
Someone accidentally turned off the
Freon lights, and the referee called
the game.
"(The lights going out) upset me
because we run a first class
organization here," said Downing.
"Bowling Green fans saying the lights
are out the party is over added insult
to injury."

I 9
didn't smile for his picture," no
against Illinois, the guy who scored
Richard Rellford combined last week
both field goal percentage and (gasp
Henderson's recent rise to fame ha
prising. He's always been a good pla
his classmates Rellford, Wade, and R
"During my junior year it become
starter," said the 6-9 senior forward.
bad attitude. I wasn't mentally prepa
Those days seem to be gone. Oh, H
but that doesn't make him a second
him. In the Wolverines' season full o
son has been solid, rock solid.
Don't look for Frieder to juggle hiss
holds loyalty in high esteem and he's
that has gotten him this far. But F
talent, size or intensity when he goes 1
"We're going to go to Henderson a
well out there," said head coach Bill
When Frieder says "extreme
well," he doesn't just mean shooti
percentages and point production
What he means is that Henderson h
been someone that the Wolverines a
able to count on to lead the team in
"He's an intelligent young man w
learns every day, and he does exac
what you want him to do as a playe
said Frieder. "He's smart, he gets
where he's supposed to get when h
supposed to, he takes the kind of sh
he's supposed to take, and he's be
working extremely hard.
But to call Henderson's play this ye
a surprise would be misleading. To s
that he is playing over his head wou
be an insult tom the Michigan's Mr. B
is playing with more confidence. H
aggressively, and is earning the co
"We don't just have to go to Roy,":
him. He can put the ball in the hold jus
"He's just been great," said Tarple
I'm very proud of his play."
"Before when I got the ball, I woul
"But finally I said to myself, 'Hey, yo
and you've got to be productive.'
"I can't just stand around and be a
Butch Wade calls Henderson "pos
and that's exactly what the Wolverine
Great basketball teams need a pla
looks for the ball in the waning min
makes the clutch rebounds, sinks th
handle the ball. It may be too early
has filled that hold and shows no signs
Hewas at Crisler at 9:00 a.m. bef
free throws and jump shots.
"I was shooting some bricks in pr
says that the harder you work the luc
That's not luck, Rob, that's called g
Chicago bi
Special to the Daily
CHICAGO - It was like leading
Rams to the slaughter.
Led by a defense that held Eric
Dickerson to 46 yards on 17 carries,
the Chicago Bears clobbered the Los
Angeles Rams 24-0 in the NFC cham-
pionship game to earn its first trip
ever to the Super Bowl.
The game figured to be a battle
between Dickerson and Chicago's

Walter Payton, but it was Bears quar-
terback Jim McMahon who led the
Bears' attack. McMahon completed

Tom Kenney
the rise
smiling now
derson was known as "that guy who
w he is the guy who won the game
as many points as Butch Wade and
, and the guy who leads the team in
) free throw percentage in Big Ten
s been meteoric, but not really sur-
yer, but he's been overshadowed by
oy Tarpley.
apparent that I wasn't going to be a
"I would come off the bench with a
lenderson still comes off the bench,
stringer. Take nothing away from
I individual ups and downs, Hender-
starting lineup, however. The coach
; going to go with the starting lineup
Prieder has the luxury of losing no
to the bench.
lot and quick if things aren't going
1 Frieder. "He's playing extremely
en Hndro
asketball, 1982. Say instead that he
le is shooting better, playing more
nfidence and respect of his team-
said Antoine Joubert, "we can go to
it as good as Roy or better.
y. "He's been the big lift we need.
dn't look to shoot, said Henderson.
a were a good shooter in high school
pylon out there."
sessed." I just call him consistent
is need.
yer who, without fanfare and flash,
utes of a close game. A guy who
e important baskets and wants to
to call, but Henderson at this point
of slowing down.
,ore the game on Saturday shooting
actice yesterday," he said. "Coach
kier you get."
etting your due.
itts Rams;1
hi Fish
16 of 25 passes for 164 yards and one
touchdown despite temperatures in
the 30s and wind gusts as high as 25

miles per hour.
McMahon also rushed for a touch-
down on a 16-yard scramble early in
the first quarter. A 34-yard Kevin
Butler field goal made it 10-0 which is
where the score stood until late in the
third quarter.
McMahon then hit Willie Gault on a
22-yard touchdown pass. The scoring
ended late in the game when Bears
linebacker Wilbut Marshall picked up
a Dieter Brock fumble and raced 52
yards for a touchdown.
New England 31, Miami 14
MIAMI (AP) - The New England
Patriots turned their "team of
destiny" label into reality yesterday,
getting 24 points from four fumble
recoveries and three short touchdown
passes from Tony Eason to qualify for
the Super Bowl by beating the Miami
Dolphins 31-14 in the American Foot-
ball Conference championship game.
The victory ended an 18-game New
England losing streak in the Orange
Bowl and was the first defeat in AFC
title games for the Dolphins, who
were hoping to qualify for a record
sixth Super Bowl appearance.
IN BEATING Miami in the Orange,,
Bowl for the first time since 1966, the
Patriots became the first team ever to '
qualify for the Super Bowl by winning
three playoff games on the road.

Daily Photo by JAE KIM

Michigan's Pat Goff (No. 6) is checked into Falcons goalie Gary Kruzich during the Wolverines Friday night
upset of the nations number one-ranked team, Bowling Green.

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hat, hon
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opened tt
Notre Da
Clarion St
case of bil
the small
knocked o
Doug W
the Wol
Carl Hild

rande ring wre
By PAUL MELOAN pleased with his performance against
e is wherever you hang your Clarion's Phil Mary, a 14-4 victory.
ne to wrestlers must be "He's from a town right near mine
you lay your mat. Tem- back home (Pittsburgh), and I knew
evicted from their home at him from high school. He was sort of
krena, the wrestling team the All-Everything type and a lot of us
heir home season Saturday looked up to him, me included," the
in the CCRB by downing freshman said.
me 21-10 and then losing to The 126 pound spot is still up for
tate 30-12. grabs. John Moore was decisioned by
an joins Wisconsin and Dave Carlin of Notre Dame while
a State in the Clarion trophy William Waters lost to Willie Warren.
g time wrestling schools that It was the only weight class of the
I Pennsylvania college has meets where Michigan head coach
off already this season. Dale Bahr chose to split his lineup.
lyland continued to shine for Coach Bahr said, "I'm pleased with
iverines at 118 pounds. the way both of them wrestled but I'm
unable to pin Notre Dame's still waiting for one to establish him-
inger, he did take a superior self at the position."
at 20-5. Wyland was more The 134-pound class continued to be

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s ttlers Sf2
a thorn in the Wolverines' side. Kyle
Garcia dropped both matches: 19-8 to
Jerry Durso of the Irish and 10-0 to
Paul Clark of Clarion. Coach Bahr
said, "It's just a matter of Kyle get-
ting some experience. We wanted to
red shirt him and bring him along
slowly but with the injury to John
Fisher we don't have that luxury
Rickey Moore had a tough after-
noon at 142. His match with Pat Boyd
was a draw and he was pinned by
Mike Cole. Tony Latora also split,
beating Dean Bubolo of the Irish 7-0.
and losing 19-5 to Ken Nellis of
158-pounder Mike Amine also had a
mixed day, winning his first match
over Dan Carrigan 5-1 and going down
to Ken Haselrig in two aggressive
contests. In fact, Amine's
aggressiveness cost him points in both
matches. Amine explained the foul
that gave Carrigan his only point.
"I'm a mat wrestler and I like to ride
the guy from behind. That time I just
lost track of his arm position and the

P1lit start
ref called the foul," Amine said.
Notre Dame head coach Fran Mc-
Cann had nothing but respect for the
Wolverines' aggressiveness. "I think
our boys were a little intimidate'
coming in and wrestling them here.
We have a young squad and Michigan
just showed more determination.
That's what you have to do to win the
close ones," McCann said.
Freshman Joe Pantaleo split his
matches at 167. Kevin Hill had a good
meet with a victory and a draw. His
opponent from Notre Dame, John
Krug, seemed to resemble a fire
hydrant in appearance and technique.
Krug spent most of the match in a
four-corners offense, content to stall
his way to the loss.
Relief from an otherwise
depressing loss to Clarion was
provided by heavyweight Kirk Trost
and Clarion coach Bob Bubb. With the
match already won, Bubb decided to
save his regular heavyweight and in-
stead sent out Sam Thomas as
designated sacrificial lamb. Thomas
was fortunate to score in his 16-1 loss.


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