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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily-

- Tuesday, September 20, 1988

Field
hockey
takes a
beating
in east

BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
After three tough games in four
days produced two losses and a hard-
fought tie, the Michigan field
hockey team returned home from
Massachusetts drained, yet
optimistic about its overall .500
record.
The weekend began with a 3-0
loss to Boston University on
Thursday, and ended on Sunday
with a 5-0 drubbing at the hands of
the University of Massachusetts, in
which the Wolverines were outshot
39-5.
Sandwiched in between the two
losses, however, Michigan earned a
2-2 tie in double overtime against
Springfield College.
"Playing these good teams helps

us," said assistant coach Patti
Smith. "Boston University and the
University of Massachusetts are
traditionally strong teams. They
will consistently be ranked in the
top 15 during the season.
Both Sara Clark, a senior
forward, and Sharon Cantor, a
junior midfielder, scored their third
goals of the season in providing the
Wolverine offense. Cantor's score
pulled Michigan even with
Springfield with only two minutes
left in the game.
"That goal was awesome," said
first-year midfielder Kristin Shaiper.
"She took the pass from Judy
(Burinskas) and flipped it up into
the goal."
"We played really well," Shaiper

added. "The scores don't indicate
that."
Despite the disappointing road
trip, the team still has a 2-2-2
record after defeating Chico State 2-
1, and Southern Illinois 3-2, and
tying St. Louis University 2-2 the
previous weekend in St. Louis.
With the Big Ten season
opening on October 2 against
Michigan Sfate, the players are
looking forward to the challenge of
improving on last year's 2-6-2
conference record and fifth place
finish.
"We should do pretty well,"
predicted Smith. "On any given
day, you just never know what can
happen."

LOUGANIS INJURED DURING PRELIMINARIES:

Diver

hits head on

ISeoul ___

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -
Skimming the pool like a waterbug
fleeing frogs, tiny Janet Evans
swam to America's first gold of the
Olympics on a day of confusion,
dissension and near disaster for the
U.S. team.
The California kids, Evans and
bronze medalist Matt Biondi, and
gutsy gymnast Phoebe Mills let in
a little sunshine on a gloomy, rainy
Monday that began with one U.S.
boxer in the hospital and another
missing his bus and his bout.
Diver Greg Louganis banged his
head on the springboard. Carl Lewis

was threatened with expulsion from
the relay team by the coach for
disruptive behavior, and the gold
medal favorite U.S. women's
basketball team survived a scare in
beating Czechoslovakia 87-81:
LOUGANIS, seeking a
matching set of golds for the pair
he won at the 1984 Los Angeles
Games, led until his head hit the
board on his ninth dive, a reverse 2
1/2 somersault in the pike position.
He received a score of just 6.3 for
that dive.
Diving coach Vince Panzano
said Lougariis leaned back slightly

when he landed on the board to get
his lift, didn't compensate with the
angle of his leap, as he usually
does, and went up too vertically.
"When he straightened out from
the pike position, he was obviously
too close to the board," Panzano
said. "I had a sick feeling in my
stomach. I saw it developing as
soon as he took off from the
board."
The U.S. team doctor examined
Louganis and determined he hadn't
suffered a concussion, then
temporarily sewed up the gash on
the back of his head so he could
finish the round.
LOUGANIS nailed his next
dive, scoring the highest total of
the tournament so far, 87.12. He
finished in third place to join 11
others in Tuesday's final, narrowed
from a 35-man field, then had his
wound cleaned again and closed
with five stitches.
"I fully anticipate he'll be able to
compete without difficulty,"said
Dr. James Puffer, the team
physician.
Tan Liangde of China led the
preliminaries, followed by Albin
Killat of West Germany, but all
divers start from scratch in the final
round. Mark Bradshaw of
Columbus, Ohio, also qualified for
the finals, going from 19th to
seventh in the last three dives after
Louganis' accident.
Lewis could lose his chance to
win four gold medals again if he is
dropped from the 400-meter relay
team.
"HE'S AT THE END of his
rope. The only thing he can do now
is hang himself," said sprint-relay
coach Russ Rogers, adding he had
the support of the rest of the
coaching staff and the U.S.
Olympic Committee to drop Lewis.
Lewis is trying to duplicate his
1984 feat of winning golds in the
100, 200, 400 relay and long jump.
"If he continues to disturb the
team, I will have to take him off,"
Rogers said. "I'm not going to
sacrifice the rest of the team for
him."
Rogers said Lewis argued with

board
head coach Stan Huntsman at
practice over whether Lewis' advisor
and manager could attend practice.
Lewis and Douglas were not
available for comment.
While Louganis approached
perfection a couple of times,
Romanian gymnast Daniela
Silivas, a 4-foot-6, 84-pound pixie,
reached it twice.
SILIVAS scored the rare
10.0's, achieved for the first time
since the 1976 Olympics by
compatriot Nadia Comaneci, who
recorded seven perfect scores.
Silivas was flawless in the floor
exercise and on the uneven bars,
whirling with dazzling power for
one so small, to take the individual
lead midway through the
compulsory competition.
However, the Soviet Union took
a narrow lead in the team event as
its star, 4-foot-10 Elena
Shushunova, produced a ten in the
vault. The inexperienced United
States team stood fourth after the
compulsories, behind the Soviets,
Romania and East Germany, with a
good shot at gaining an unexpected
medal.
Mills, 15, produced the best
U.S. score, 9.90 on the floor
routine, and secured fourth with a
9.85 under pressure on the balance
beam after two big setbacks by
teammates. Chelle Stack, also 15,
fell off a hand stand on the uneven
bars, then broke into tears. Melissa
Marlow, 16, stumbled off the beam
while trying a pirouette.
American boxers got off to a
rocky start when Kelcie Banks of
Chicago was hospitalized Sunday
night after being knocked out and
spending about three minutes on
the mat in a 125-pound against
unheralded Regilio Tuur of the
Netherlands.
Banks was released Monday after
neurological tests and a CAT scan
showed he was normal.

A

Associated Press
Anthony Hembrick leaves the boxing venue after he was
disqualified for arriving late for his fight, eliminating
him from the Olympics.

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Olympic

boxer

loses appeal
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - U.S boxer Anthony Hembrick,
stationed with the Army at Fort Bragg, N.C., was disqualified from the
Olympic boxing tournament Monday, without even taking a punch,
when he showed up too late for his bout because his coaches apparently
misread the schedule.
South Korea's Ha Jong-ho was declared the winner in a walkover in
the 165-pound class.
U.S. officials filed a protest to a five-man grievance committee.
Paul Konnor, the American on the committee, said the vote stood 2-
2 and that chairman Taieb Houichi of Tunisia would announce the
deciding vote. About ten hours after the scheduled bout, the committee
said the appeal was denied and would go no further.
Jong-ho had stood in the ring for about ten minutes when Hembrick
of Hazel Park, MI, burst into the arena, still clad in a warmup suit, and
went to the officials' table along with his coach, Ken Adams. It was
too late, and the Korean was declared the winner.
Hembrick left the arena near tears.
"I looked at the schedule and we were the 11th bout from the top,"
Adams said.
However, Hembrick, 22, was actually listed for the fourth fight, and
the U.S. Olympic Committee had issued a schedule of its own earlier
with his bout scheduled for Monday morning.
Hembrick was in the boxing arena when the decision was
announced, and he left with U.S. team Coach Adams and heavyweight
boxer Ray Mercer after they were informed of the decision.

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Associated Press
Greg Louganis prepares for men's springboard finals
Tuesday in Seoul.

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