Preseason NIT, vs. Bradley
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Daily Sports Extra
Covering OSU and NIT
The Michigan Daily
Tuesday, November 18, 1986
SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Brewster and Scherer
run into NCAAs
By GREG MOLZON
The season ended this past
weekend for the men's and women's
cross country teams as they finished
fifth and third, respectively, at the
NCAA Districts in Normal,
The season is over for the teams,
that is, but not for Wolverines
Chris Brewster and John Scherer,
who qualified for the NCAA
Championships next Monday in
All-American Brewster won the
men's district meet with a time of
29:47.1 over the10,000-meter
course and Scherer came in at 29:58
to place fifth. The team's other
scorers were Joe Schmidt (40th),
Brad Barquist (50th) and Jeff Barnett
BREWSTER, a senior,
finished16th in the NCAAs last
year and has won every race he. has
been in this year. He is one of the
favorites in next week's race.
Scherer, a junior with
sophomore eligibility, has not been
able to beat out Brewster yet, but is
following closely in his footsteps
and has a good chance to be the
next great Michigan runner.
Considering his pupil's chances
in the NCAAs, coach Ron
... 'M"s next All-American?
Warhurst said, "Brewster looks like
he will be one of the top
competitors for the NCAA
Championship, and if John can stay
within 15 seconds of Brewster, he'll
be an All-American too."
Although the women's team
didn't have anyone qualify for the
NCAAs, coach Sue Parks was
pleased with her team's third-place
finish in what she termed "our best
race of the season."
Mindy Rowand capped an
outstanding freshman season by
placing 21st with a time of 17:41
on the 5000-meter course. Melissa
Thompson finished 23rd, and was
followed by Cheri Sly (28th), Kelli
Bert (31st) and Ava Udvadia (33rd).
The defending national
champion, Wisconsin, won both
the men's and women's District
Freshmen lead grapplers
Opening meets are usually
dominated by the more experienced
upperclassmen of a team. However,
this was not the case for the
wrestling team which ventured to
Ypsilanti Sunday to open the
season at the Eastern Michigan
Michigan, which lost six starters
to graduation, performed quite
admirably with a team of mostly
freshmen and sophomores. Leading
the charge was freshman Dave
Dameron, who placed first at 126
pounds. He did so by defeating
teammate Doug Wyland, who won
the national Freshman-of-the-Year
award in the 126-pound weight
class last season.
DAMERON reached the finals
by disposing of Harry Richards of
Central Michigan, a man who was
ranked ninth in the country for the
126-pound weight class during the
"I felt pretty good out there,"
said Dameron. "I was really happy
and excited to get a chance to
wrestle. As far as Doug is
concerned, we're pretty much even.
We go into the room and wrestle all
the time and it's always very
Dameron's performance has
other implications as well, because
now Bahr can move Wyland to the
118-pound weight class giving
Michigan a much better lineup. "It
will be stronger for Doug and the
team," said Dameron. "Doug will
do way better."
Michigan also did well at 134
pounds. Junior John Fisher placed
second, losing in the finals to Dan
Matuach, an All-America from
Michigan State. This was quite an
impressive performance for Fisher,
who sat out most of last season
with a shoulder injury.
- DOUG VOLAN
Tankers tops in Ohio
The men's and women's swim
teams competed in the Bearcat
Invitational last Friday in
Cincinnati and both teams came out
with decisive victories in their four-
team fields. The Wolverines swam
passed the University of Cincinnati,
University of Miami, Ohio and the
Cincinnati Pepsi Marlins.
For the men's squad the
Invitational was a "practice meet,"
according to coach Jon Urbanchek.
As a result Urbanchek was able to
leave some of his better swimmers
at home and give other swimmers a
chance for dual-meet competition.
IT WAS a completely different
story for the women's squad as they
faced 16th ranked Cincinnati. "This
was our first win over a nationally
ranked team in five years,"
exclaimed head coach Jim
For the women, freshman
standout Gwen DeMaat and
sophomore Susie Rabiah led the
way with two individual wins each.
DeMaat buried the field in both the
500-meter freestyle (4.53.9) and
400-meter individual medley
(4.26.2). Both results are only
about two seconds away from being
NCAA qualifying times.
Rabiah raced to victories in the
100 freestyle (52.6) and 200
freestyle (1.53.9) in what
Richardson commented as being
"very fine swims".
ALTHOUGH the men's squad
didn't have any exceptionally fast
times, coach Urbanchekwas quick
to point out some "quality
Leading the way was the duo of
Joe Parker and Greg Varner as they
finished first and second,
respectively, to sweep2the 50
freestyle with times of 21.4 and
Junior Jan-Erick Olson had two
respectable clockings. He swam a
2.10.8 to win the 200-meter
breaststroke and turned in a very ;
quick 75 m.p.h. clocking by an
Ohio State Trooper coming home
after the meet.
Also turning in fine swims were
sophomore Dan Dewhirst in the
400 individual medley with a
winning time of 4.08.5 and Ron
Melnyk in the 200 freestyle
(1.44.2). Swimming their season
best times in the 1000 freestyle
were Bjeorn Warland (9.33.7) and
Bill Kopas (9.35.8). Warland was
also victorious in the 500 freestyle.
Other individual winners for the
women's team included Tammy
Nedell in the 1000 freestyle, which
Richardson called "a pleasant
surprise," and Jennifer Eck's first
place showing in the 50 freestyle.
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The Michigan Union
'M' has the talent..
..,now must. learn to win
By PETE STEINERT
A dark cloud is hanging over the Michigan hockey team, and it
follows the Wolverines wherever they go. It is the losing image they
have developed over the past few years that continues to haunt them.
If Michigan is to rid of this once and for all, it must successfully
complete a phase that has often been frustrating and disappointing. It
is called learning how to win.
LEARNING HOW to win. It sounds easy enough, but when
you consider that no current member of the hockey team has ever won
consistently at the collegiate level, it can be awfully difficult. It is
like trying to convince a chain smoker to stop smoking.
It is what separates the Wolverines (3-9-0) from a team like
Michigan State (11-1-0). The difference in talent is not overwhelming,
but the Spartans do what it takes to win hockey games.
Last Friday with the score tied midway through the third period,
Michigan State took control of the game, coming up with several
good scoring opportunities. Although Michigan goalie Warren
Sharples played an outstanding period, it was only a matter of time
before the Spartans snuck one past him. Mitch Messier did the honors
with 31 seconds left.
SATURDAY NIGHT MSU turned a second period 3-2 deficit
into a 5-3 advantage in a span of four minutes. They never looked
"They played well when the game was on the line last night and
tonight," said Wolverine head coach Red Berenson after Saturday's
This is not by coincidence. Michigan State is the reigning NCAA
champion and winner of four of the last five CCHA playoffs.
Listening to Messier and Bill Shibicky in the lockeroom after Friday's
game, I sensed a little of that cockiness that goes along with any
successful team. They know they are good, and they play like it.
"OUR TEAM has been in the big games so much that they have
a lot of confidence in the way they play," said Michigan State head
coach Ron Mason.
"They have momentum," said Berenson. "It's hard for our guys
who are used to losing to learn how to win. They (the Spartans) are
used to winning. They've got a good nucleus of veterans on the team,
and I think that makes a big difference."
Michigan's lack of that winning fever has shown up time and time
again this season. They have been in nearly every game going into the
final period only to let it slip away. They just have not been able to
score that big goal. In Friday's crucial third period, Michigan State
outshot the Wolverines, 16-4.
"THAT'S THE mark of a young team," said Sharples. "When it
gets down like that, we make little mistakes, but we'll improve."
What this team needs is a big win, and the sooner the better. They
will have plenty of opportunities in the next two weeks with Western
Michigan and Lake Superior State on tap.
"I still haven't seen a team we can't beat," said Berenson, "but
we've got to convince our players, and they've really got to believe
There is still plenty of time to make amends, and no one is
throwing in the towel.
"We're a good hockey club," said Sharples. "We're not going to lay
down and die. We'll have our turn in the sun."
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