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Men's Volleyball
vs. Toledo
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
CCRB

SPORTS
Tuesday, February 3, 1987

Women's Swimming
vs. Northern Michigan
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool
Poge 7

The Michigan Daily

a,

Blue

v 7 Kalamazoo...

Cagers sink to bottom

Lines

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By ADAM SCHEFTER
Even though Friday night's hockey game is old
news by now, the memories of that night will
linger in my mind in the months to come. In short,
it was a hockey reporter's worst possible nightmare.
When I was picked up by one of my fellow
reporters at 5:15 p.m., the snow was steadily
falling. It only got worse once we got on to the
highway.
During the two hour drive to beautiful
Kalamazoo, the driving conditions became worse
and worse. The roads were covered with ice, vision
was horrible, and the wind blew the car to and fro. I
must have seen 20 cars buried in a snow ditch off
the side of the road.
After seeing all these cars derailed, my colleague
informed me that his car was destitute of snow tires.
How wonderful I thought, I'll be spending my
Friday evening on I-94 in the bitter cold.
More than once, his car lost its traction and
began sliding uncontrollably from lane to lane,
causing heart palpitations galore. I really thought I
might pass out. What a dedicated hockey reporter
will subject himself to just amazes me.
We finally made it there, in one piece no less.
We picked up our two press passes, and went inside
to find out that we had missed the first ten minutes
of the game, as well as the first two Wolverine
goals. This should have been the least of my
problems.
Life amo ng the nuzsses
Another ominous sign came when I found out
that only one reporter from the Daily was allowed to
sit in the press box since it was so small. Being the
nice guy that I am, I sacrificed the seat in the press
box for the dubious distinction of sitting with the
loud and obnoxious Western fans.
Instantly, I noticed the fan next to me derived
great pleasure from taking out his large, red, plastic
horn and blowing it in my ear as loud and as long as
possible. He made Wham! sound pleasurable.
And when this bozo-brained moron wasn't
playing sweet music in my ear, the P.A. announcer
picked up the slack. He was even more annoying.
He spoke so much that if he shut up during one
stoppage of play it was a minor miracle. If I could
suggest a career change for him, a football team's
tackling dummy would fill the bill.
Not only was he talking incessantly, but he was
talking nonsense.
"Hey all yooouuu Broncooo fans, lets all give a
big thanks to Kalamazoo's car dealers: Ziegler-
Lincoln Mercury, John Kessler Pontiac, and Metro
Buick dealers. Thank yooouuu car coaches."

...oh what a night
I dreaded each'time the linesman blew his
whistle. The whistle blew again, oh no, oh....
"Attention. Chad Carlson, someone is looking
for yooouuu behind the bandstand in section nine."
Blocking this idiot out of my mind was as easy
as completing a triathalon in 100-degree
temperatures.
Suddenly the puck went flying into the stands. I
figured this might catch him off guard and I would
be relieved of hearing his voice for at least another
minute. I should have known better.
"It's at times like this that we must be reminded
of the nature of the game of hockey. The puck is a
dangerous object so keep your eye on it while it is
in play."
Luckily at this time the second period was
coming to a close and I only had to put up with this
nuisance another 20 minutes. I decided to go down
to the penalty-box area, where mighty-mouth was
located, and see what possessed this monster.
Toot-toot-Tootsie, goodbye
Upon my arrival, the two people next to him
decided to throw individually wrapped Tootsie Rolls
into the stands. They were throwing them right by
me and by the reaction of the fans you would have
thought that they were throwing out priceless 1956
Mickey Mantle baseball cards. Fans dove for these
candies with no regard for their bodies... or mine.
Countless numbers of fans landed on top of me.
Open hands landed on my groin. All this for a
Tootsie Roll. Hell, I would have brought 3,000
Tootsie Rolls with me and handed them out to each
person with a ticket stub if I had known this was
going to happen.
I wondered if this all was really taking place.
Was someone playing a bad joke on me?
The third period began and so did Mr. Mouth. At
least Michigan had a commanding 5-3 lead.
"All work and no play can make a college student
edgy and rotund. Take part in campus recreational
activities.."
Then Western scored a goal..."Yooouuurrr
Broncooo goal scored by...
Then the horn, then the announcer, then the
horn. Enough, enough. I had to, get out of this
dungeon of hell.
Then another Bronco goal and then another
anecdote.
"It's not an Olympic sport yet, but it's a great
time to start playing inner-tube water polo. Join
now!"
Western proceeded to score the winning goal. The
night was a total loss. At least the game was over
and I could get out of the arena and Kalamazoo.

By GREG MOLZON
In a season that has become a
very long and difficult struggle, the
women's basketball team lost its
fourth and fifth consecutive
conference games this weekend to
drop into last place in the Big Ten.
On Friday night in Minneapolis,
the Wolverines fell to Minnesota, a
squad that had lost 14 straight
conference games, 81-73. The 13th-
ranked Iowa Hawkeyes trounced
Michigan 75-54 on Sunday in Iowa
City.
After starting the season with a
7-2 record in nonconference play,
the Wolverines are now 8-10
overall, 1-8 in the Big Ten.
AGAINST Minnesota, the
Wolverines weren't strong enough
to stop the Golden Gophers' strong
inside game which came up with a
phenomenal 35 offensive rebounds.
Forward Molly Tadich scored a
career-high 32 points and added 21
rebounds for the winners.
Minnesota also converted 29-of-
49 free throw attempts, while
Michigan only shot nine free
throws, making seven. Three
Wolverines fouled out of the
contest.

W omen drop games
to IowMinnesota

Lorea Feldman continued her
outstanding play in leading the
Wolverines with 19 points. Vonnie
Thompson added 14 points and
eight assists and Sharon Sonntag
pitched in with 12 points and 11
rebounds.
Coach Bud Van De Wege's team
was faced with a most difficult task
Sunday when it had to play in
Carver-Hawkeye Arena where the
Big Ten preseason favorite, Iowa,
has won 42-of-47 games since
coach Vivian Stringer took over the
post.
ALTHOUGH the Wolverines
lost by 21 points, Van De Wege
thought his team played well. "We
probably played our best game in
three weeks. But the fact of the
matter is that Iowa is probably the
most talented team in the league,
top to bottom," said Van De Wege.
The Hawkeyes were led by their

first-team all-Big Ten guard,
Michelle Edwards, who poured In
23 points. Forward Lisa Long
tallied 16 points and 11 rebounds
for Iowa, which is currently ib
second place in the Big Ten with a
conference record of 8-1, 15=4
overall.
The Wolverines hurt their cause
by committing 25 turnovers and
didn't reach double figures until
8:26 remained in the first half. At
that point, they were down 27-11.
Michigan trailed by 13 at the half
and played respectably the rest of
the way, but was unable to close
the gap under 11 points.
Freshman Leslie Spicer
contributed her best game of the
year, scoring 12 points and hauling
in seven rebounds. Feldman and
Thompson each added 10 points and
Lisa Reynolds had eight points and
13 rebounds.

AP Top. Twenty
Rec.

Pts.

1. UNLV (48) 21-1 1243
2. Indiana (10) 17-2 1181
3. N. Carolina (4) 18-2 1148
4. Iowa (1) 19-2 999
5. DePaul 18-1 935
6. Temple 20-2 929
7. Purdue 16-3 858
8. Oklahoma 17-3 831
9. Alabama 16-3 665
10. Georgetown 15-3 626
11. Syracuse 17-3 556
12. Clemson 19-2 499
13. Pittsburgh 17-4 474
14. Illinois 15-5 467
15. TCU 18-3 458
16. Duke 16-4 394
17. Providence 16-3 229
18. Kansas 15-5 196
19. St. John's 14-4 146
20. Auburn 12-85
Others receiving votes:
MICHIGAN (73); Memphis St.
(60); Florida (53); Notre Dame
(31); Navy (15); New Orleans
(13); Oregon St. (10); Ohio
St. (9); Montana St. (8);
Western Kentucky (7); Kansas
St. (5); Cleveland St. (4);
Virginia (4); Wyoming (4);
Seton Hall (3); Ark.-Little
Rock (2); BYU (2); UTEP (2);
UCLA (2); Marshall (1);
Middle Tennessee (1);

CC'HA S'corecard

CCHA Standings

(Overall)
-Bowl. Gr. (27.4-1)
Mich. St. (24-6-1)
Lake Sup. (18-12-1)
Ill.-Chi. (14-15-1)
W. Mich. (16-14)
Ohio St. (15.16-1)
MICHIGAN (11-21)
Ferris St. (12-22)
Miami (6-27)

v

W
21
21
17
12
12
11
10
8
6

L
4
5
10
13
14
14
18
20
20

1.
2.
3.
4.
w-5.
6.
7.
7.
9.
10.

WMPL Hockey Poll
(first place votes) W L
North Dakota (6)...26 6.
Harvard (1)...........15 1
Bowling Green (1).27 4
Boston College( 1).20 5
Michigan State (1).24 6
Minnesota........23 9
Maine.................18 8
Denver................18 11
Colgate...............16 4
Lowell................16 8
CCHA LEADERS
Scoring

T
1
0
1
1
0
1
0
0
0
T
0
0
1
0
1
1
2
3
0
1

Pts
43
42
35
25
24
23
20
16
12
Pts
95
83
77
75
61
54
34
34
10
7

Goaltending
GP GA Avg.
Essensa, MSU 15 38 2.73
Kruzich, BGU 21 64 3.14
Ryan, UIC 10 30 3.26
Depinto, UIC 10 33 3.44
Exelby, LS 19 56 3.45
Greenlay, LS 10 32 3.60

Sav
305
462
219
241
379
193

Pet
.889
.878
.879
.879
.871
.857

Friday's Results
Western Michigan 6, MICHIGAN 5
Bowling Green 4, Ferris State 3
Illinois-Chicago 4, Lake Superior 1
Ohio State 7, Miami 5
Team Canada 5, Michigan State 3
Saturday's Resultts
MICHIGAN 9, Western Michigan 4
Bowling Green 6, Ferris State 1
Lake Superior 3, II1.-Chicago 2 (OT)
Ohio State 5, Miami 3
Team Canada 6, Michigan State 3
Friday's Games
MICHIGAN at Lake Superior
Bowling Green at Michigan State
Illinois Chicago at Miami
Western Michigan at Ohio State
Michigan Dearborn at Ferris State
Saturday's Games
MICHIGAN at Lake Superior
Bowling Green at Mich. St. (PASS)
Illinois Chicago at Miami
Western Michigan at Ohio State
Michigan Dearborn at Ferris State

Northeastern (1); Tulsa

(1).

GP
BRAD JONES, M.......28
Paul Ysebaert, BGSU..26
Wayne Gagne, WMU..26
Mitch Messier, MSU...26
Rick Brebant, OSU.....25
Jeff Madill, OSU........26

G
20
14;
9
23
17
22

A Pt
35 55
38 52
43 52
28 51
32 49
24 46

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Learna
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Jones
... leads league in scoring

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