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Women's Softball Tryouts
Monday, 5 p.m.
Varsity Diamond
Contact Carol Hutchins at 763-2159

Thursday, September 17, 1987

Michigan Baseball
open tryouts
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Ray Fisher Stadium

The Michigan Daily

Page 10


spikers douse Flames, 3-2


The Michigan women's volleyball team came back
from a 2-1 game deficit last night to defeat the Flames
of the University of Illinois-Chicago three games to
two. The grueling two-hour victory at the IM building
raised the Wolverines' record to 7-2.
The match seemed like it was actually two separate
matches. In the first three games, the Wolverines
seemed unsure and unaggressive. The Flames were not
spectacular but managed to grind out victories in games
one and three, 15-13 and 15-9, respectively. Michigan
took game two by winning the last five points, 15-9.
Games four and five were both blow-outs for
Michigan. Illinois-Chicago managed just two points in
game four and in the fifth game, when the match was
on the line, the Michigan squad doused the Flames, 15-
Sophomore outside-hitter, Karen Marshall, led the
Michigan spikers with a .400 attack percentage,
tallying 13 kills. U-M coach Joyce Davis praised
Marshall after the match saying she has been "playing

great volleyball" as well as being "one of the most
consistent players on the squad."
JUNIOR middle-hitter, Marie Ann Davidson, led
all players with 15 kills. The six-footer from Ontario
was an intimidating force on the court, especially in
the final game when she added some beautiful short
service aces to her numerous kills. Lisa Vahi, the
senior setter, was her usual steady self. Last year's all-
Big Ten honorable mention selection stabilized, the
young team notching a team-high 28 set'assists.
Flames coach, Don August, praised the Michigan
squad, "This team always blocks really well and they
served us well tonight." He noted that Canadians are
taught good blocking fundamentals, alluding to
Michigan's Canadian connection, Vahi and Davidson.
Coach Davis, despite coming out on the winning
side of the match, was not very pleased by Michigan's
performance. "We need to become more aggressive and
more consistent."
The Big Ten season opens on September 25 against
Indiana. The spikers looked good last night but Coach
Davis pointed out, "We still have a long way to go."


K. Marshall
...earns coach's praise

Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Marie Ann Davidson dives for a ball during last night's volleyball game at
0(e Intramural Building. Michigan won the match over the visiting Illinois-
Ebicago Flames, 3-2.
The most
exciting few hours
Run. Climb. Rappel. Navigate.
Lead. And develop the
confidence and skills you won't
get from a textbook. Enroll
in Army ROTC as one
of your electives. Get the facts

On the 16th day of September,
pennant races brew in all four major
league divisions. In fact, with less
than 20 games left in the season,
Toronto and Detroit are tied for first
place, in a neck and neck race for the
American League East Divisional
"All tied, did you say?"
Toronto? Detroit?
All tied! Only in baseball.
Is this the Toronto team who is
overloaded with pitching and feared
because of its powerful lineup,
predicted to battle Cleveland and
New York for the title?
Is this the Detroit that had such
household names as Terry Harper and
Orlando Mercado in its opening day
AND WHERE the heck are


Sparky, streaks, and scuffing,...
'87 baseball, isn't it special? I
e e e $

those damn Yankees? Hasn't George
Steinbrenner hired Billy Martin yet?
Only in baseball could a season
have more intricate twists and turns,
highs and lows, plots and subplots
than an Alfred Hitchcock murder
mystery or a corkscrew rollercoaster.
Isn't this the baseball season
where the predicted last-place team,
Milwaukee, started in first place and
the predicted first-place team,
Cleveland, will finish in last?
Isn't this the season where people
in Milwaukee could not hold back
their jubilation, held "162-0" signs,
only to watch their team set some
kind of record for consecutive losses?
NO COMMENT is even
needed on the Indians. Although
there is always next year in
Cleveland, or is there?
Isn't this the year four teams said
they had no use for Jack Morris, the
top pitcher in the '80s and a leading
Cy Young candidate?
Isn't this the year Philadelphia
was supposed to challenge the Mets
because of some great pharoah
named Lance Parrish, whom they
claimed in something called "free
agency" to be their savior an d
And just what is "free agency?"
Isn't this the year people claimed
the ball was livelier than your

standard beat up, five-year old, little
league edition?
Isn't this the year a rookie, Mark
McGwire, had his name mentioned
in the same breath with Roger Maris
because he hit so many of those
lively balls over the fence?
ISN'T THIS the year an aging,
frequently injured Paul Molitor made
a northern beer town delirious, and
caused them to boo a win in the heat
of a pennant race because of some
record etched in fading newspapers
by a guy nicknamed Joltin' Joe?
Isn't this the year Joe Niekro was
punished for doing his nails with an
emery board? Will nail filing tests
follow drug tests?
Isn't this the year Harry Carey
missed some ballgames comedian
Bill Murray called the Cubs' action?
Isn't this the year we were
supposed to honor the 40th
anniversary of Jackie Robinson's
breaking baseball's color barrier,
only to discover more walls, the size
of Berlin, still holding the sport in a
secluded shell?
Under 20 games left. All tied. A
great race brews between teams,
between cities, between states and
provinces. It is a race of
international proportions. Only in
IN MAY, a city with its hearts

devoted to its hockey and basketball
teams was not receptive to a teai
with an 11-19 record and mired
double digits away from first place.
The team's management called on
their wise little English professor,
who doubles as their manager and
public relations man, to spark some
interest in their team, and to perk up
lagging attendance.
"That ain't no problem," the little
wizard said.
He gave us his promise.
"Come October, you'll be
. Now it's late September, the
mornings are dark, the winds
crispier, the campus in Ann Arbor is
stirring with students, professors,
and diag preachers. Detroit is happy.
The race- all tied. However, Sparky
Anderson isn't sure how to be
"On October 5, I either go to the
playoffs or I visit my grandchildren.
I don't know which I want more."
Only in baseball.



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nogotiator for NFL owners, calling
the latest proposal by the players
union "very discouraging," said
yesterday that without mediation, a
players' strike next week is "a very
good possibility."
Jack Donlan, the executive
director of the NFL Management
Council, said at a news conference
that the proposal submitted by the
players on Tuesday would cost
owners $200 million above the
figures contained in their proposal.
And, he said, that is without taking
into account the union's demand for
free agency.
He also said he would like tc
resume negotiations, but only with a
mediator or only face-to-face with
his union counterpart, Gene
The Managment Council also
disclosed it has filed with the
National Labor Relations Board an
unfair labor practice complaint
against the union, accusing it of
refusing to bargain in good faith.
Council officials conceded, however,
that the action was little more than a
token gesture that could not have
any effect before the NFL Players
Association strike deadline of next
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