M spikers start Big Ten season
The Michigan Daily-Friday, September 25, 1987-Page 13
By MICHAEL SALINSKY
The Michigan women's
volleyball team has played 13
matches this year. Their 11 non-
conference wins are one more than it
totaled all last season. The victories
will be meaningless, though, when
Indiana rolls into town tonight. The
match, to be played at 7:30 at the
IM building, will be the Big Ten
opener for both teams.
In their quest to move up from a
last place conference finish last
season, Michigan's head coach Joyce
Davis and her troops are starting
over. "It's great to go into the Big
Ten season (with our record)," said
Davis earlier this week. "But we still
need to improve in order to be
competitive in the conference."
Indiana will also be looking to
move up in the conference standings.
Last year's 9-9 record (18-13 overall)
was good enough for a fifth place
finish in the Big Ten. Head Coach
Tom Shoji, who came to
Bloomington this year after six years
at New Mexico State, calls Indiana's
talent level "exceptional" and says,
"Improving on our fifth place finish
is a must."
set for Hoosiers
INDIANA enters the match
with an 9-3 record, coming off a first
place finish in the Southern Reebok
Classic against Houston, South
Carolina and Georgia. The Hoosiers
also defeated Miami (Ohio) earlier
this week in three straight games.
Michigan had a tougher time with
the same Miami team last weekend.
The Wolverines had to go four tough
games before disposing of the
Redskins in the championship match
of the Northern Illinois Invitational.
Indiana and Michigan's only other
common opponent has been Notre
Dame. The Irish beat Michigan
convincingly but fell to Indiana, 3-1,
early in the year.
The Hoosiers are led by senior
setter Karen Dunham. The second
team All-Big Ten selection from
Muncie set the Indiana season record
for assists last season with 1,074.
"Dunham is the best setter I've ever
worked with," says Shoji, "Her
ability and leadership is vital to our
success in 1987."
Other key performers for Shoji's
squad are junior Liz Armbrustmacher
and sophomore Julie Goedde.
Armbrustmacher, the middle blocker
and outside hitter from Evergreen,
Colo., leads the team with 3.7 kills
per game as well as in hitting
A major factor in Michigan's
early season success has been the
play of sophomore Karen Marshall.
The outside hitter from Bloomfield
Hills led the Wolverines to their
victory in the Northern Illinois
Invitational. Her 26 kills and 34 digs
in the three matches contributed to
her team-leading totals in both
"Karen did it all for us, both
offensively and defensively," said
Davis. "She hit well and played
The presence of Michigan's Lisa
Vahi along with the Hoosiers'
Dunham, creates a matchup of two
of the best setters in the Big Ten.
Vahi, the senior from Scarborough,
Ont., leads the Wolverines in
assists. The Wolverine bench, which
has been plagued by injuries, will be
crucial tonight and for the rest of the
Coach Davis predicts a "dogfight"
in the Big-Ten this year, especially
with teams like Illinois and
Northwestern, both ranked in the
national top 20. Tonight the
The Griddes staff was shocked at
the announcement that Joe Biden
pulled out of the presidential race.
At Biden's press conference, he
criticized his inability to keep a lid
on some shrewd Gridde picks.
"I would've been okay," said
Biden, "if it wasn't for that
meddling Slippery Rock team. I
think the critics caught on when I
picked and won again and again
with "the Rock". They had
something on me. It's on this
Griddes issue, I close my
Bring your picks in to the Daily,
but please take heed and cover your
tracks if you plan to run for any
1. Beach Boys at
MICHIGAN (pick total
2. Florida State at MSU
3. Missouri at Indiana
4. Kansas State at Iowa
5. CMU at Minnesota
6. Ohio St. at LSU
7. N. Illinois at
8. Notre Dame at Purdue
9. Ball State at Wisconsin
10. Nebraska at Arizona St.
11. Auburn at Tennessee
12. Miami, Fla. at Arkansas
13. Georgia Tech at
14. Arizona at UCLA
15. Penn State at B.C.
16. Pittsburgh at W.
17. So. Miss. at Texas
18. Alabama at Vanderbilt
19. E. Michigan at Kent
SPORTS OF THE DAILY:
Golfers hope glass
slipper fits to a tee
By SCOTT SHAFFER second on the team with an average
The Buckeyes are throwing a golf of 85.6.
party and everyone's been invited. According to Big Ten tradition,
Even the Wolverines. This party, the Lady Northern is held on the
known as the Lady Northern same course that the Big Ten
Invitational, is sort of the debutante championship is scheduled for the
ball of the Big Ten women's golf following year. That party will be
season. Play begins today and held in Columbus on May 6.
continues through Sunday. Police scramble Mrtin
The team that emerges victorious
from this meet is usually a good bet GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -
to be the homecoming queen of the Charles Martin, who was waived by
Big Ten at the end of the social the Green Bay Packers earlier this
season in May. Last year's Lady week, was arrested yesterday while
Northern champ, Indiana, lived up to picketing with his former teammates
the tradition by going on to win the who are on strike against National
Big Ten crown. Football League owners.
Nine schools will represent the Sgt. William Parins said Martin
Big Ten, with Northwestern being was taken into custody for throwing
the lone party pooper. The Wildcats an egg at a car that apparently
don't even field a team. Notre Dame, belonged to a replacement player.
Kentucky and Northern Illinois all Martin said it was an accident and
RSVP'd and will be competing. that he just dropped the egg, Parins
For Michigan and coach Sue said.
LeClair, the chance to wear the Martin, who has been picked up
crown is as remote as fitting into the on waivers by the Houston Oilers,
glass slipper. The team finished last was handcuffed and taken to the
in the conference last year and lost Green Bay Police Department.
five letter winners on top of that. In Martin, a defensive lineman, was
addition, the Wolverines came in last released by the Packers Wednesday
at the Wisconsin Invitational last after being accused of getting
week. But previous to that meet, the involved in a fight at a tavern.
team's results were more Martin said he had nothing to do
encouraging. with the scuffle early Monday.
Two weeks ago, it placed third Last season, Martin w a s
behind Michigan State and Bowling suspended for two games by NFL
Green at Ferris State. The week Commissioner Pete Rozelle for
before that, Michigan was the body-slamming Chicago quarterback
runner-up to Purdue at the Notre Jim McMahon to the turf in Soldier
Dame Invitational. Field Nov. 23.
The Wolverines' six-woman team Martin had been scheduled to
is led by Terri Mage, a senior with leave Green Bay on Friday for his
an 83.7 average after eight rounds. home in Birmingham, Ala., and then
Mage's best score of the season thus was expected to go to Houston to
far was a 76. Donna Grenbury is work out details with the Oilers.
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percentage (.324). She captured the
MVP award in the Reebok Classic.
GOEDDE, who was named All-
Tournament in the same
invitational, is Indiana's leading
blocker. "She can dominate the net
when she wants to," says Shoji.
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