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Page 10- The Michigan Daily - Monday, January 12, 1987

SWEEP LEAVES M' BLUE

Flames b
By PETE STEINERT
After Saturday night's hockey game at Yost Ice
Arena, the radio blasted, and players chanted, "Sweep!
Sweep! Sweep!" Unfortunately, it was the Illinois-
Chicago locker room that was doing all the celebrating.
It was a big weekend for Michigan with an excellent
opportunity to move up a notch or two in the CCHA
standings. The Wolverines entered the series one point
behind sixth-place Ohio State and two behind the fifth-
place Flames. However, it responded with perhaps its
poorest showing of the season.
Just how bad was the Wolverines performance? "We
just went through the worst weekend at home that I can
remember since I've been here," said head coach Red
Berenson. "It's embarrassing.
"This is the part of the season where you can either
fold up your tent or you can make some progress, and
we just put ourselves right back in the so called
'outhouse'."
With its 7-4 and 7-2 losses to Illinois-Chicago,
Michigan (8-18 overall, 7-15 in the CCHA) is now tied
for seventh with Ferris State, only two points ahead of
last-place Miami.
The Wolverines could do little right against the
Flames, starting with the defense. Their 14 goals against
gives them 36 goals allowed in the last five games.
Defense starts in net where goalies Glen Neary and
Warren Sharples were ineffective. Neary, getting a rare
Friday night start, lasted only one period before being
replaced by Sharples.
Sharples was not much better. Saturday night he
made a couple of costly mistakes uncharacteristic of his
normal play. On one occasion he lost a race to the puck
in front of his net, leaving the net unguarded. The
miscue resulted in a Kurt Kabat goal.
Even Michigan's usually efficient power play, third
in the CCHA, went sour. The Wolverines' power play
was zero-for-seven Saturday night. Down 4-3 Friday
night midway'through the second period, Michigan failed

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urn icers
on three straight power-play opportunities where it could
have tied the score.
Illinois-Chicago's Sheldon Gorski then scored at
11:40 of the third period with both teams playing two
men short. His goal put the Flames up 5-3 and gave
them some breathing room.
"Our power play was not up to the mark tonight at
all," Berenson said after Friday's loss.
"That three-on-three goal was a big goal," said
Illinois-Chicago head coach Val Belmonte. "It kind of
broke their back a little.
"If you look at our statistics, we don't have any one
big gun. Everybody's been making contributions. We're
kind of a lunch-bucket bregade team."
Unlike Friday night, Saturday night's game was
pretty much decided by the third period. Kabat and
Gorski scored two goals each. Gorski's second goal on a
breakaway with his team playing shorthanded was
typical of Michigan's miseries.
"We just weren't as intense," said the Wolverines'
Billy Powers, "and for a game that was so important, I
can't understand it."
Shutting out the Wolverines' top two scorers, Brad
Jones and Brad McCaughey, was a key part of Illinois-
Chicago's success last weekend. Jones was held scoreless
for only the third time this season, all coming against
the Flames.
"We knew we had to come back here and just show
them it (the Flames' sweep of Michigan in Chicago last
October) was no fluke," Gorski said.
When Jones and McCaughey did have scoring
chances, they could not put the puck in the net. Friday,
Jones missed McCaughey with a pass on a two-on-one
break, and Saturday McCaughey fanned on a shot right
in front of the open Flames' goal.
"Usually in pressure games like this, the cream
comes to the top," Berenson said, "and we obviously
don't have much cream at this point."

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Michigan goalie Warren Sharples fails to stop an Illinois-Chicago shot during Friday's 7-4 loss to the Flames.
Sharples and the Wolverines had an even tougher time of it Saturday, losing 7-2.

Broiwcos,
CLEVELAND (AP) - Rich left sidel
Karlis hit a 33-yard field goal 5:48 pass and
into overtime after John Elway led 48-yard t
a game-tying, 98-yard drive on Smith
Denver's final possession of had been
regulation yesterday, giving the play by
Broncos a 23-20 victory over down at
Cleveland and sending them to their the ball.
second Super Bowl as AFC The B
champions. kickoff a
The barefooted Karlis, kicking yard line
on a field frozen by 30-degree
temperatures and a 14 mph wind, Gicant
capped a nine-play, 60-yard
overtime drive, but it would not EAST
have been possible without Elway's(
scrambling and clutch passing. (AP) -
The Broncos will meet the NFC adding t
champions, the New York Giants, an hour
in the Super Bowl at the Rose built du
Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., on Jan. season,s
25. Redskin
With five minutes left in advanced
regulation, though, it appeared the With
Browns would be playing in their controlle
first Super Bowl. Jim Bur
Cleveland had taken a 20-13 lead Reasons;
when Brian Brennan beat Dennis defense t
Smith's tight coverage down the inside th

Giants win

ine to catch Bernie Kosar's
go into the endzone for a
ouchdown.
h, a Pro Bowl safety who
beaten earlier on a 42-yard
Clarence Weathers, fell
the 18 as Brennan caught
roncos botched the ensuing
and started on their own 2-
with 5:35 to go.
s 17, Redskins 0
T RUTHERFORD, N.J.
The New York Giants,
he momentum of a 35-mile
wind to the momentum
ring the last half of the
shut down the Washington
s 17-0 yesterday and
d to their first Super Bowl.
Phil Simms running a
d offense and nose tackle
t and linebackers Gary
and Carl Banks leading a
hat never let the Redskins
e New York 23, the Giants

won their 11th straight game.
They ran their record to 16-2 as
they continued on a mission aimed
at ending 30 years of frustration.
They shut out Washington for the
first time since 1980 and the first
time in Coach Joe Gibbs' tenure in
Washington. The game may
actually have been decided by the
coin toss.
Electing to kick off with a 35-
mph wind behind them to start the
game, New York jumped to a 10-0
lead in the first quarter on a 47-yard
field goal by Raul Allegre and a 11-
yard touchdown pass from Simms
to Lionel Manuel, who had missed
12 weeks of the season with a knee
injury.
The Giants added another
touchdown against the wind in the
second quarter on Joe Morris' 1-yard
run following a bungled field goal
attempt by Washington - typical
of the day for the Redskins, who
couldn't convert the chances even
when they had them.

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By DOUGLAS VOLAN
After more than two hours of
sweating, clawing, and tussling, the
wrestling team staggered away from
Crisler Arena on Saturday night
with a 16-16 tie against
Northwestern (7-0-1).
"Our kids looked tired," said
Michigan coach Dale Bahr.
The Wolverines were not only
tired after their four workouts on
Thursday and Friday, but flu-ridden
as well. "(The flu) goes around the
team just like that because of the
confined quarters in which we
practice," said Bahr.
Michigan got off to a slow start,
losing its first two matches.
Sophomore John Moore, starting
for All-America candidate Doug
Wyland, who has mono, was
crushed by the Wildcats' Jack
Griffin at 118, 11-2. "Moore was
overmatched," said Bahr.
Michigan's Jerry Norris then lost
his match at 126, after beating
teammate Dave Dameron in a
wrestle-off for the starting spot.
"Usually we get out of the shoot

well," said Bahr. "When we lost our
first two, I was worried."
John Fisher got the Wolverines
untracked in the next match,
beating Joei Bales, 12-6. "John had
an excellent match," said Bahr.
"When we were behind we expected
him to stop them, and that's what
he did."
Senior Tony Latora followed up
Fisher's performance by shutting
out Tim Obrochta 8-0 to tie up the
team score at seven. "Tony's match
was a big one," said Bahr.
After the Wolverines lost at 150,
a flu-ridden Joe Pantaleo sweated
out a gutsy 8-4 win over Brad
Traviolia at 158. The match even
had to be stopped at one point
because Pantaleo had to throw up.
Although Pantaleo could do little
more than just stand around by the
end of the match, which Bahr'
described as "very unusual for Joe,"
it was still another impressive
victory for the 24-3-1 wrestler.
With the score tied at 13, senior
Jerry Curby put the Wolverines
ahead, nipping Dan Funk 1-0.

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"Curby looked great conditioning-
wise," said Bahr. "He was the only
one not tired."
With the Wolverines now up 16-
13, the heavyweights, Bob Potokar
of Michigan and Mark Whitehead of
Northwestern, squared off to decide
the fate of their teams. With
Potokar trailing the match, and just
under half a minute left, he pulled
away from Whitehead for an escape,
tying the match at five.
Whitehead however had the time
advantage and was awarded an extra
point, giving him a 6-5 victory,
and giving Northwestern a 16-16
tie. "Yeh, I'm disappointed," said
Bahr. "I felt we could win. If we
had Wyland, no question we would
have won. I think it was definitely
a factor."
"Considering the lineup we had,
I felt we did pretty good," said
Fisher. "I felt if Doug had been in
there, we would have won."
The Wolverines, 4-1-1 (1-0-1 in
the Big Ten) embark on a road trip
Thursday to take on Big Ten rivals
Indiana, Purdue, and Illinois.
"Purdue, Indiana, and Illinois are all
well-balanced teams," said Bahr.
"They're going to be dogfights. I
think we can win all three. It will
be tougher without Doug though,"
continued Bahr. "He's the best 18
pounder (118 pounds) in the
conference."

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