Page 12 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 7, 1986
BY JIM DOWNEY his real talen
The weather conditions left a "This is only
little to be desired for spectators, cross-country,'
but they suited the men's cross- tNext up fo
crountry team just fine. Running the Centi
on a heavy, soggy course which had Noal, Ill.,
been ravaged by winds on a muggy, No TllU
overcast day, the Wolverines took NOT QU
Saturday's Ohio State Invitational, was the wom
Led by senior All-American team. In Colu
Chris Brewster's first place finish, Bert, and with
the squad tallied a low score of 34. still feeling th
Northwestern (51), Purdue (67) the Wolverine
Ohio State (89), and Missouri third. Northwe
Baptist (105) rounded out the field.
"THIS IS A good win for us,"
said Wolverine coach Ron
Warhurst. "Last year NorthwestenS
just crushed us. They came back
with the same team this year, but
we beat them. It shows a lot of By ADr
improvement on our part Even bro]
Brewster covered the 8000-meter hamper the
course in 25.13. Junior Joe weekend.
Schmidt finished second overall, Despite inj
only .14 off the pace, at 25.27.w its second tc
"I'm really proud of Joe," said weeks, sweepi
Warhurst. "He made a commitment Invitational Tc
this past summer, and he's a THE
different runner this year." defeated M
SOPHOMORE John Scherer, Bradley in fou
the Wolverines' third finisher, in the mat
checked in at fifth place. Brad Michigan swe
Barquist, a freshman and the team's games,15-13,
fourth scorer, finished eleventh in "We had s
the field. into the t
"Brad is just beginning to show Michigan co
nt," said Warhurst. itself as a Big Ten powe
his second year of meet, with Ohio State
second. Michigan Stat
r the Wolverines is Kentucky, and Akron
ral Collegiate Wolverines.
ps, to be held in "It was not our best
ctober 18. coach Sue Parks. "We ho
ITE as successful run as well as we had h
nen's cross-country London." At the Weste
embus without Kelli Invitational, held last Sa
Melissa Thompson team placed second.
he effects of a virus, The women's perfor
es managed to place not without some en
estern, reestablishing signs. Freshman Mind
)ok the continued her impressive running,
nishing leading the Wolverines while
Eastern notching a ninth place finish. Sarah
ed the Gray, a freshman walk-on from
Morristown, N.J., ran third,
," said finishing fourteenth overall.
oped to Thompson, a senior, overcame an
week in illness to compete. Although she
Ontario ran seventh for the Wolverines,
lay, the Parks is hopeful.
Next up for the team is the
ce was Michigan State Invitational October
raging 18. At that time, the Wolverines
owand will be given another shot at OSU.
kers sweep at Butler
volleyball team last
ournament in three
ng through the Butler
Morehead State and
r games each. Then
ch against Butler,
npt the hosts in three
everal injures going
aach Joyce Davis.
Blue blows by Bradley,
Butler, Morehead State
Heavenly hurler Associated Press
California Angels' ace pitcher Mike Witt will take the mound tonight
against Roger Clemens and the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the
American League Playoffs. The National League Playoffs begin
tomorrow night with the Houston Astros hosting the New York Mets.
"Clara Hunter has a shin problem,
and Lisa Vahi has a broken finger.
Lisa decided to play with the finger
and she played very well."
Vahi was Michigan's most
consist performer in the
tournament. She had 70 assists in
the three games and six service aces
in the championship game against
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MICHIGAN received another
outstanding effort from Marie Anne
Davison, who is playing the
offensive game Davis expected from
her. Davison had eight kills
against Morehead St. and a .250
attack pct. in the first two games.
In the finale, she moved that
percentage up to .382.
Michigan was clearly the
dominant team in the tournament.
The Wolverines had 15 service aces
against Morehead State. And
against Bradley, the Wolverines had
43 digs compared to three for their
Although Michigan has looked
impressive in non-conference play,
Davis is hoping to see an
improvement in Big Ten play
where the "The bench has improved
considerably over the past couple of
weeks," said Davis. "I'm pleased
with our offense; I think we are
where we ought to be. We now
need to work hard on blocking and
passing, and our transition game
"No coaches will ever say they
are satisfied with their teams, but I
am happy with some aspects of the
game. We know where we need to
work and be tough for our
opponents this weekend."
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