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Men's Volleyball
Midwestern Tournament
Saturday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CCRB

SPORTS

Men's Swimming
vs. Iowa
Tonight, 7 p.m.
Matt Mann Pool

Vie Michigan Daily Friday, February 5, 1988 Page 10

Blue tumblers seek
well-needed victories

Fight for third place
Icers need to hold off Western

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By GARY RESCH
Gymnasts are thankful for the
mats that comfort their occasional
mishaps - thankful for the smooth
rubber insurance that enables them
to perform with confidence and
base.
But the men's and women's
gymnastics teams are anxiously
waiting for the mat that will break
the descent of their injury and error-
plagued seasons. The men (0-3
overall, 0-3 Big Ten) will be com-
peting Saturday against Wisconsin
and Illinois-Chicago in Madison,
while the women will host Illinois
State at Crisler Arena.
Besides the devastating injury to
first-year student and Sweden native
Sven Johnsson that has'sidelined
him for the season, senior Brock
Orwig and first-year student Jim
Round, consistent high scorers, are
also injured.
"WE'RE running against hard

times," admitted Michigan coo
Bob Darden. "There are a lot of
dividuals who can score well, bu
is unrealistic to think that our te
score will exceed expectati
without our top three performers.
Darden also stated that t
biggest problem facing the te
besides the injuries is the lack
consistency the individual perfor
ers have demonstrated in their
spective events.
The women are looking fo
strong showing at home this we
end. The last time the women p
formed in Crisler Arena they b
Illinois, but scored a low 177.
average score of 180 is required
a team to qualify for the regional
"We're becoming more and m
confident, we know what we h
do," said coach Dana Kemptho
"We only have two home me
left, and we need a 180 on bot
The meet is tomorrow at 1:00 p.

ach
in-
it it
am
ons
he
am
of
rm-
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By ADAM SCHRAGER
Third place or the bronze medal
has always been somewhat of a con-
solation prize, but this is definitely
not the case in this weekend's
Michigan hockey home-and-home
hockey series with Western Michi-
gan.

The Wolverines will try to main-
)er- tain their present "bronze" status and
eat increase their three-point lead over
An the fourth-place Broncos in Kalama-
for zoo tonight and tomorrow night at
s. Yost Ice Arena.
lore Western, which has played two
ave fewer conference games than the
)M. Wolverines, has finished third only
gets once in the past 11 years, while
th.'' Michigan has not concluded a season
.m. higher than fourth since it joined the
-- Central Collegiate Hockey Associa-
tion for the 1981-82 season.
"WE'RE NOT used to playing
for third place," stated Broncos head
coach Bill Wilkinson, whose team
had a seven-game winning streak
going into the second weekend of
January followed by a current seven-
game winless streak.
"We do not handle the pressure
situations that well," Wilkinson
added. When I said earlier that I was
going into every series expecting to
gain a lot of gray hairs from our in-
experience, I didn't realize how true
that would be."
The Broncos, coming off two ties
at home against conference leader
Lake Superior, are fueled by sopho-
more center Paul Polillo, the leading
scorer in the CCHA. Polillo has 48
points, including one goal and four
assists in two games against Michi-
gan last November.
Defensively, the stalwart in the
Bronco goal for the past three sea-
sons has been junior Billy Horn.
Horn, who has never had much suc-
cess against the Wolverines, is wary
of their talent.
"THEY ARE a good team,"
said Horn. "These guys have gotten
1 progressively better since I've been
11 your
show

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Daily Photo by JOHN MUNSON
Michigan's Mike Moes roughs it up with Michigan State's Steve Beadle last Friday at Yost Ice Arena. The
Wolverines hope to carry the momentum from their sweep of the Spartans into this weekend's series with
Western Michigan.

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here at Western and now, it finally
looks like they have come into their
own."
Michigan has come into its own
as illustrated by five victories in the
last six games, including its first
sweep of arch-rival Michigan State
since November 1980. In those vic-
tories, the Wolverines received major

support from their seniors.
"I don't know if it was coinci-
dence or not," said head coach Red
Berenson after all five Friday night
Michigan goals were scored by se-
niors. "When we needed the leader-
ship to show the most, they (the se-
niors) rose to the occasion."
After finishing no higher than

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years, the Wolverines have a three-
point lead and an opportunity to win
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"I believe that we can basically
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