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Exhibition Hockey
Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs
Sunday, 7:30 p.m., $4
Yost Ice Arena

SPORTS

Volleyball
vs. Northwood Institute
7:00 p.m.
IM Building

The Michigan Daily Tuesday, September 23, 1986 Page 7
'Defense untracked b rash o injuries

Six regulars to miss
Florida State game

By MARK BOROWSKY
Defense, or a lack of it, has
weighed heavily in Michigan
head coach Bo Schembechler's
mind lately, especially after the
visit of the pass-happy Oregon
State Beavers.
But believe it or not, there were
some positive aspects about
Michigan in Saturday's 31-12
victory over Oregon State. At
least Schembechler saw some.
"THERE WERE some good
things that happened in there,"
Schembechler said at yesterday's
press luncheon. "One is winning
the game. We had some good
performances.
"I'm particularly pleased with
(tailback) Jamie Morris and
(offensive lineman) John Elliott
on offense."
After that, however...
"WE'RE STILL struggling a
bit defensively," Schembechler
said, perhaps referring to the fact
Michigan has allowed 388 yards a
game this season."Dieter Heren
played extremely well. Garland
Rivers is having a great year.
"So we've had some
performances, we just have to
tighten up the defense."
They'll have to tighten it up,
indeed.-
AFTER JUST squeaking by
Notre Dame and stumbling past
Oregon State, Michigan will face
its toughest opponent of the 1986
season this Saturday in Florida
State. The Seminoles (1-1-1) are
coming off a 10-10 tie with N.

Carolina after losing to Nebraska
and beating Toledo.
"Florida State, unfortunately,
will be the best of the three we've
played so far," Schembechler
said. "They're a great defensive
football team with an exceptional
kicking game."
This doesn't bode well for the
Wolverines, who may not have
lost any games, but have lost some
key players.
The list grew last weekend
with injuries to linebacker
Carlitos Bostic and wide receiver
Paul Jokisch. Jokisch (strained
groin) is doubtful for Saturday
and Bostic, who injured a knee
during pre-game warm-ups, may
be out for the season.
Those two injuries, in addition
to cornerback Doug Mallory
(knee), lineman Jerry Quaerna,
noseguard - Mike Reinhold
(ankle), and linebacker Steve
Thibert (ribs) brings the total to
six regulars who won't play
Saturday.
Schembechler is quick to point
out the effect of injuries on the
defense.
"If I had all of the people I.
started the season with I'd had no
reservations about the defense,"
Schembechler said. "We
graduated fivetof 11wstarters (on
defense) and .then we lose four
more."
Some things have been on
Schembechler's mind, indeed.

Daily Photo by DAN HABIB

Paul Jokisch is unable to come down with the ball as Oregon State defen- 31-12 victory. Jokisch is doubtful for Saturday's game with Florida State
sive back Kevin Scott comes away with an interception in the Wolverines because of a stretched groin muscle.
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Sickers drop two in eantown

By ROB LEVINE
Michigan's field hockey team,
off to a good start in '86, returned
from its eastern road trip
yesterday with one win and two
losses. The lone victory came
over Rhode Island, 2-1 while it
dropped the other two games to
national powers Boston
University, 1-0, and Boston
College, 2-1.
The team holds a 6-3 mark
overall.
KATRINA Warner starred in
Michigan's victory over Rhode
Island. She scored one goal in the
first period at 1:19 and assisted on
fellow senior Lisa Murray's goal
at 11:19 of the second period.
The team then took on the
ninth-ranked Boston College

Murray scored the lone goal at
22:00 of the first period. But, two
goals by BC's Shannon Murphy
proved to be too much for the
Wolverines.
Collins felt the game was not
decided by the players, but that the
refs contributed heavily to her
team's downfall. "We contested
both goals - Murphy's second
goal was another questionable
goal.
"I DIDN'T think the officials
called a good game - they could
have called a better game. It (bad
calls) was blatant."
The coach continued her
assault on the poor officiating.
"We need two goals to compete on
the road. BC was ranked 15th in
the country.
"It was not a good game," said
Collins, "because we were as
strong as they, and could play
with them or anybody. It was a
very encouraging game."
THE SENIORS showed their
experience over the weekend.
Lisa Murray scored her fifth and
sixth goals, but the young kids
added much needed depth to the
squad.
Michigan opens up the Big Ten
season at Ohio State on Saturday,
with a game against the fourth
ranked Iowa Hawkeyes. The
next day, the team opposes OSU.
"We really believe if we can
play with Iowa," Collins said,
."We can beat them. But if the
game gets out of hand, we could
have a tough time.
"Iowa's beaten us the last
couple of years, but we're stronger
and need to show them that."
Coach Collins believes in this
year's much improved field
hockey team. The squad now goes
into the grueling Big Ten
schedule with confidence.
"We can play with the ranked
teams - we don't think we're a
fluke," Collins said. "I think
after this weekend the other Big
Ten teams will give us some
respect."

'M' 2nd at EMU meet
Eastern Michigan University
was the battleground this past
weekend as the top men's cross
country teams in the state
competed in the Michigan Inter-
Collegiate Divisional Cross
Country Championships to
determine the best team in
Michigan.
Eastern Michigan won the
early season bragging rights to
the state with 37 points and was
followed by coach Ron
Warhurst's Michigan squad with
53 points. Rounding out the top six
were Western Michigan,
Michigan State, Central
Michigan, and the University of
Detroit.
THE WOLVERINES im-
proved on their fifth-place finish
in last year's meet, but weren't
able to overcome a tough Eastern
Michigan outfit which went to the
national championships last year
and returned their top eight
runners this year.
Just as he did all of last year,
returning All-American Chris
Brewster led the Wolverines and
garnered a first place finish in
the five-mile race with a time of
24:40. Michigan dominated the
front of the pack as senior Joe
Schmidt finished third and junior
John Scherer came in fourth.
Coach Warhurst said, "We
were running really strong up
front, but we still need our other
runners to move up."

Blue Banter
'Oregon State's quarterback post-game interview.
Erik Wilhelm had the highest *Bo $chembechler had a few
number of completions ever in the things to Pay yesterday about
history of MichiganiStadium. Oklahoma's wild and crazy
His 39 completions (in 64 linebacker, Brian Bosworth: "If
attempts) was the most ever he was at Michigan, he'd probably
against the Wolverines in An dress different, But he'd still be
arbor. in'th 'startingtiup,"
*An the other. hand,O U's +Saturday's game was.
minus 19 yards on the ground wasMSchembechler's 200th at
the lowest ever by a Michigan Michigan. He is now 158-3$-4 as
opponent. In addition, they tied coach of the Wolverines, 198-557
Northwestern for fewest rushing lifetime, making: him the
attempts against Michigan with winningest ative Diviskon I-A
10. coach.
*With his two touchdown *Florida State's head coach,
passes atu&day, Jim larbaugh Bobby B wden, in yesterday's
moved into fourth place on the all-teleconference mentioned. that
tme Michigan list for touchdown Michigan's defense was the equal
passeswith 24. The record is held of Nebraska. Of course, s Ro
by Rich Leach with 48. Schembechler mentioned, they
+Although Michigan took their probably haven't seen Michigan#
lumps against Oregon Mate, the game filma yet.
Beavers were hurting, too.rAll- *Scherbechler, on Jamie
Ameri can candidate cornerback M*is' brother Joe, running back
Lavance Northington bruised his for the New York Giants: "His
ribs so badly that he had trouble brother is almost as good as
walking, and could not give a Jamie "

THOSE OTHER runners are
freshmen Brad Barquist and
Brian Rashap who came in at 21st
and 25th, respectively.
Two more runners who should
improve the team's depth are
freshmen Tim Fraleigh and
Doug McKibbon. Warhurst
elected to hold these two young
runners out of the season opening
meet because Fraleigh was
suffering from respiratory
problems and McKibbon was
hampered by a sore leg.
For now, the Wolverines
aren't able to claim the top spot in
the state of Michigan, but
Warhurst sees this changing as
the season progresses.
"I held the two guys (Fraleigh
and McKibbon) out and they
should help a lot when they get
back. By the end of the season, we
should be able to beat Eastern,"
said Warhurst.
- GREG MOLSON
Pistons sign pair
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit
Pistons' two top draft picks -
forwards John Salley and Dennis
Rodman - signed with the team
yesterday, a spokesman said.
Salley, a 6-foot-11, 230 pounder,
averaged 12.7 points and 6.4
rebounds per game at Georgia
Tech, team spokesman Matt
Dobek said.
Rodman, 6-8, 210 pounds,
averaged 25.7 points and 15.6
rebounds in his four years at
Southeastern Oklahoma State.

IBell
solid effort
Terriers. Coach Karen Collins
saw some good things come from
the 1-0 setback. "(Goalie)
Maryann Bell had a very good
game. e really played them
well, but we were caught on our
heels."
For the weekend, Bell notched
36 saves, keeping the Wolverines
competitive in all three games.
COLLINS mentioned the lack
of scoring punch against the
highly-ranked BU squad. "We
played them even, but we couldn't
get a goal in the goalkeep."
On Sunday, the Boston College
Eagles clipped Michigan, 2-1.

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