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Hockey
vs. Ohio State
Friday and Saturday, 7:30
Yost Ice Arena

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SPORTS
Monday, October 20, 1986

Field Hockey
vs. Kent State
Tomorrow, TBA
Tartan Turf

The Michigan Daily

Page 4,

Surprising
By DARREN JASEY because of the spectacular
Miami winger Mike Orn got up goaltending of Miami freshman
off his knees just in time to slap Steve McKichan. The Strathroy,
home a loose puck 55 seconds into Ont. native had it easy in Friday
overtime to give Miami its second night's game as his defense held a
consecutive victory over Michigan, passive Michigan in check, but
4-3, Saturday night at Goggin Ice Saturday night Michigan came out
Arena in Oxford, Ohio. smoking and nearly doubled its
The climactic finish stunned a Friday shot total with 54.
Michigan team that came out strong "(McKichan) kept us in the
after being embarrassed 6-3 the night game," said Orn. "It could have been
before. The Wolverines outshot the 8-3 realistically."
Redskins 54 to 30 and held a 3-2 lead "If he is not CCHA player of the
with only five minutes left in week, then I don't know who is,"
Saturday night's game. added Miami's second-year head coach
THE WOLVERINES (1-3) BillDavidge.
will be looking to stay out of the MICHIGAN'S freshman
cellar when they host Ohio State netminder Neary also played a good
next weekend, while Miami, which game in turning away 26 of 30
has equalled last year's CCHA win shots, but with Michigan leading 3-2
total with a 3-1 mark, will be late in the third period he wasn't able
shooting it out with Michigan State to make the big save.
for the conference lead. The turning point occurred with
"It was a lucky swipe," said an five minutes remaining in the third
elated Orn. "I had a backhand shot at period after Michigan threatened to
the net and I just got the corner." extend its 3-2 lead. Instead of taking
"It's tough when you come up a timeout to rest his top guns for a
with nothing," said Michigan head final thrust, Davidge sent out his
coach Red Berenson, whose team fourth line and the "smurfs"
performed well after a poor Friday responded.
showing. "We played, I would say, Paul Swift, a 5-7 freshman, fed
our best game of the season." 5-10 Chris Archer for a shot in front
"BEST" WASN'T good of the crease that Neary saved, but
enough though for Michigan, mainly
Spikers lose
pair over
weekend
By ERIC MAXSON
Despite the volleyball team's
obvious improvement and effort,
both Iowa and Minnesota left Ann
Arbor with 3-1 wins last Friday and
Saturday night.
Their goal of a top five Big Ten
finish may now be little more than
an impossible dream.
AFTER WHAT Coach Joyce
Davis described as a "very
frustrating" weekend, Michigan
must now face the difficult task of
regrouping despite an 0.7 record in
the Big Ten.
On Friday night, Iowa defeated
Michigan 7-15; 15-7, 15-9, 15-8,
in spite of what Davis called "our
IN best match of the year." Iowa
Coach Sandy Stewart described the
Wolverines as "scrappy" and
"tough", and Davis had nothing but
praise for nearly all her starters,
particularly sophomore Marie Ann
Davidson.
None of it was enough,
however, to beat the powerful
Hawkeyes, who are second in the
Big Ten at 5-1.
DAVIS BLAMED the loss
on the officiating, terming the
match a "throw show. Six on one
side of the court can't beat seven on
the other side. The ball handling
was atrocious. We play real
volleyball here at Michigan."
On Saturday night, Michigan
had no one to blame but themselves
as Minnesota walked away with a
15-13, 15-11, 4-15, 15-13 victory.
After being edged in the first two
games, the Wolverines appeared to
be poised for a comeback as Lisa

Vahi served nine straight points in
leading them to a decisive third-
game win.
THE FOURTH game was
hard-fought, going to 13-13 before
the Golden Gophers won two
straight points to win the match.
Afterwards, a dejected Coach
Davis blamed inexperience for the
two errors that led to Minnesota's
final points.
"We have to evaluate what
happened, learn what we can, and
forget about (this weekend)," said
Davis. "We have a difficult trip
coming up. We have to make sure
we don't let this affect our play."
MICHIGAN travels this week
to Western Michigan, Wisconsin,
and Northwestern.
Minnesota Coach Stephanie
Schleuder called the Wolverines
"much improved", while Iowa's
S tewart said, "They have a lot to
feel good about."
The major factors in their c
development have been the
consistently good play of junior
Heather Olsen, the return to form of

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the rebound came out and Swift was
there to bang it in.
"THAT WAS a big lift (for
them)," said Berenson. "At that point
they were going nowhere."
John Bjorkman's quick slapshot
from behind the right faceoff circle
gave Michigan a 3-2 lead with 13:10
left in the game.

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but Miami proved to be a Miami surge. Senior Mike Martinec
fferent hockey team than last followed to make it 5-3 at 10:27
with his third goal of the season, and
T BECAME evident in the freshman Tom Neziol put the gameS
me Friday night as Miami out of reach at 16:01 with at
irst and fast in each period, blistering shot from the point. .
g 50 seconds into the game. The Wolverines were able to keepS
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e-winning goal for Miami at final period to give the Redskins an I

icers
immediate lift.
One minute and 29 seconds later
Michigan's Bryan Deasley evened the
score 3-3 on a tip of a Brad Turner
drive. But the Wolverines never
managed to overcome Miami's quick
strikes.
"(Our early goals were) the
difference in the hockey game," said
Davidge. "That gave our guys the
spark and that's what we didn't do
ast year."

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