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Men's Swimming
vs. Illinois
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
IM Building
The Michigan Doily

SPORTS
Friday, January 30, 1987

Men's Volleyball
Wolverine Invitational
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
CCRB

aae 11

M'out to crush Broncos

By PETE STEINERT
What this weekend's home-and-
home series between Michigan and
Western Michigan has in store is
anybody's guess.
Neither team has been very
predictable this season in the
CCHA. Both have seen their ups
and their downs.
Case in point: three weeks ago
Illinois-Chicago swept the
Wolverines (10-20) in Ann Arbor.
Since then Michigan has played
strongly against Ferris State and
Michigan State. In fact, omitting
the UIC series, the Wolverines have
played reasonably well since
Christmas after a shaky first half.
"IT DOESN'T come as a
surprise to me," Michigan head
coach Red Berenson said, "but we're
pleased that the team is starting to
jell now and particularly on the
road."
A win at Lawson Arena on
riday night would give the
'olverines the most road wins in
the month of January since 1964-
5.
Western Michigan (16-14), on

the other hand, is fighting off a
slump. Its 7-5 win last Saturday
against Lake Superior State snapped
a five-game losing streak in the
CCHA.
Injuries to some key people
explains some of the Broncos'
problems. Freshman center Paul
Polillo has played the last four
games with a cast on his hand, and
assistant captain Henry Fung's knee
injury makes him doubtful for this
weekend.
DESPITE ITS recent woes,
Western remains in the hunt for
fourth place, the final playoff spot
with the home ice advantage. Its
11-13 league mark puts it one
point behind fourth-place UIC.
"We'll see how badly our players
want home ice in how hard they
work in this weekend's series
against Michigan and in every game
for the rest of the season," head
coach Bill Wilkinson said.
The Broncos have won two of
three from Michigan this season
including an 8-2 decision in their
last meeting in the championship
game of the Great Lakes

Invitational.
"Billly Horn is a big part of
their success in goal," Berenson
said, "and (Wayne) Gagne on
defense is always dangerous against
us."
Gagne, a defenseman, is the
CCHA's leading overall scorer (10
goals, 57 assists, 67 points). Horn
(13-11, 3.77 goals against average)
is a workhorse in net. The
sophomore netminder sports an
impressive .893 save percentage.
WESTERN ALSO boasts a
potent power play with Gagne,
Polillo (16-42-58), and the
league's leading goal scorer, Rob
Bryden (32-22-54).
"They're a team we respect,"
Berenson said, "and we're just
going to have to shut them down."
Wilkinson shares Berenson's
sentiments. "I think we have to
keep (Brad) Jones and (Brad)
McCaughey intact. They always do
real well against us." McCaughey
notched a hat trick against the
Broncos earlier in the season in
Ann Arbor.

Right wing Billy Powers will try to spark the Wolverine offense in this weekend's home-and-home series
with Western Michigan.

Grapplers
By DOUGLAS VOLAN
Michigan's wrestling team will
have a chance to do what every
team in the country wants to do -
knock off Penn State, the top-
ranked team in the nation.
The Wolverines have been
looking forward to tomorrow
night's meet at Crisler Arena all
season. The excitement vanished,
however, after Saturday night's
tragedy, in which Wolverine
freshman Mike Murdoch was
critically injured in a car crash.,
"We're not as concerned with
who we wrestle as we are with how
Mike is doing," said Coach Dale
Bahr. "Every time I hear anything
about his condition, I have six

to host No. 1 Penn St.

phone numbers of guys on the team
who want to hear anything that
happens."
If the Wolverines can concentrate
on wrestling, this could be a great
meet. "The whole team is down,"
said team member Mike Amine.
"But we've got to set that aside
(Murdoch's accident) and be there
for Penn State."
Penn State (11-0-1), which
boasts five 1986 NCAA qualifiers,
including two All-Americans, has
not lost in its last 23 meets (21-0-
2). In spite of its record, Coach
Rich Lorenzo is concerned about
Michigan (6-3-1).
"We're not taking anything for
granted," he said. "We're expecting

a real tough match. I know they've
got some really outstanding
individuals. Lorenzo noted the
Nitanny Lions are especially wary
of Michigan's John Fisher, Joe
Pantaleo, and Amine.
Penn State is led by All-
Americans Jim Martin at 118, and
Greg Elinsky at 167. The
Wolverines, without All-America
candidate Doug Wyland, who has
mononucleosis, face a difficult
matchup with Martin.
"(Not having Wyland) is going
to hurt us in the meet," said Bahr.
Stepping in for Murdoch at 150
will be sophomore Kyle Garcia.
"I'm feeling bad that Murdoch's out
of the lineup, but I'm glad that I'm
getting a chance to get into the
lineup," said Garia.
"There are a lot of even
matchups," Lorenzo said.

I

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Arts & Programming
This week at the Michigan Union...
Feb. 1-6 Black Art Exhibit
Rm. 1209
12-8 pm daily
Feb. 3 Concert of the Month
Academy of Early Music Members
Pendleton Room
8:00 pm
For further information, call 764-6498

Murdoch
... condition critical

1

ilstons nab L.A. 's Nimphius

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The
Los Angeles Clippers have traded
forward-center Kurt Nimphius to
the Detroit Pistons in exchange for
selections in the first and second
rounds in this year's NBA draft, the
team announced yesterday.
Nimphius, 28, averaged 7.8
points and 3.5 rebounds for the
4'lippers in 38 games this season.
The Clippers now have three
.1987 first-round draft choices and
two 1988 first-round draft choices.
"This is another step in the right
irection as we continue along with
u-r plan to build for the future,"

said Elgin Baylor, the Clippers' three years."

Executive Vice President of
Basketball Operations.
"The acquistion of Detroit's
first-round pick this year... gives us
six first-round draft choices over the
next three years as well as four
second-round picks over the next

The Clippers traded forward
Cedric Maxwell to the Houston
Rockets two weeks ago in exchange
for a first-round draft choice this
year and a third-round selection in
1989.

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