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Page 12 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 11, 1988

SPORTS OF THE DAILY
Spikers Go-pher league win

BY STEVEN COHEN
Michigan's women's volleyball
team has been the most consistent
team in the Big Ten in- two areas.
The Wolverines, led by a tall front
line, boast the best blocking team in
the conference. Unfortunately, they
have also been consistent in losing
all 12 of their Big Ten matches.
The Wolverines look to use their
excellent blocking to reverse their
losing ways against Minnesota to-
night and Iowa tomorrow night.
"Though we are facing the fourth-
and second-place teams in the
conference, we are still the No. I
blocking team in the conference,"
said Michigan coach Joyce Davis.
"We are counting on our ability to
block to score some points for us."
The Wolverines will have to
perform a lot better than they did in
their last match to score points on
two of the Big Ten's better teams,
Minnesota (16-8, 7-6) and Iowa (20-
6,9-4).
ON TUESDAY night,
Michigan (10-18, 0-12), lost its
15th straight contest in a .match
against Mid Amer-ican Conference
foe Central Michigan (11-9). The trip
to Mt. Pleasant was not at all
pleasing as the Wolverines were
shellacked 15-1, 15-7, 15-5.
"We prepared a lot for Michigan,,"
said Chippewas coach Marcy
Weston. "If you get on the Big Ten

schedule you like to play well and
get a win. We hit real well and forced
a lot of errors."
As a perennial leader in the MAC,
Central Michigan has always had a
great deal of success with Michigan,
winning 22 of the past 25 matches.
"We play them every year and I
know a lot of the Michigan players,"
said Weston. "I saw them play earlier
and they looked much stronger, but
with the injuries and the loss of two
players (Wendy Raber, Laura Melvin)
I can understand that they would be
much weaker.
"They seemed very disheartened.
They were playing poorly. It's
difficult to play a non-conference
match in the middle of the season,
(particularly) if you are not even
doing well in your own conference."
BUT non-conference matches
have provided only a portion of the
difficulty that the Wolverines have
faced this season.
"Anything is difficult when
you're not showing success," said
middle-hitter Kim Clover. "We are
particu-larly different in that respect-
we keep our heads up and keep on
going. Everyone keeps asking
'Aren't you looking forward to the
end of the season?' It's just the
opposite."
Michigan's chances against the

Gophers is encouraged by their
perfor-mance last month at
Minneapolis. Minnesota won a close
match 15-5, 13-15, 17-15, and 15-6.
Against Iowa, however the
Wolverines could not even have
gained the moral victory of playing
well and still losing. The Hawkeyes
defeated Michigan in three straight
games, 15-9,15-9, and 15-12.
"I always noticed Michigan
teams- they seem to want to play
well," said Stewart. "They're trying
to play well to overcome their
obstacles.
M' swimmers
open defense
of Big Ten titlet
The Michigan's women's swim-1
ming team, defending Big Tent
champs, will open their league sche-i
dule today against Iowa, seventh inI
the conference last year. Thisr
meeting at Canham Natatorium will
involve two teams coming from
different directions.
Michigan coach Jim Richardson
is excited to get the league schedules
underway. "We're definitely looking
forward to it," Richardson said. "Thef
competition in the Big Ten is solid.3
Everyone wants to do well against

the conference teams. It's special."
The Hawkeyes though are not so
enthusiastic.
Iowa head coach Pete Kennedy
isn't expecting to pull off the upset.
"They're way too powerful for us
right now," Kennedy said. "At this
point they don't have any
weaknessses."
Iowa is winless in the Big Ten
this year, losing to Wisconsin and
Minnesota. Michigan defeated Bow-
ling Green in its only meet.
Richardson is satisfied with the
way the team has swum thus far.
Although he would have liked to
have seen more. speed against the
Falcons, he said it "should be
tempered with the fact that our
training has been very good."
Since the Iowa meet falls within
Richardson's 'preparatory phase' of
the season, during which endurance 4
is stressed just as much as speed, he
plans to use his best swimmers in
multiple events.
This is not to imply that
Michigan is taking Iowa lightly.
"We're not going to pull back. We
have too much respect for them,"
said Richardson. "They're good in.
the sprint freestyle and have a goodt
freshman butterflier (Beth Janis).,-
They'll be pretty solid." 4
Iowa is led by Janis in the 100.
and 200-yard butterfly, team captain
Becky Anderson and Stacey Gilleo in
the 50 and 100 freestyle and Louise
Keough in the breaststroke.
-ERIC LEMONT

Waltzing to No. 1 JESSICA GREENE /Daily
Pre-season All-Americans John Fisher (right) and Mike
Amine (left), have helped the Wolverines dance their way to
the Amateur Wrestling News No. 1 pre-season ranking. This-
weekend, Michigan opens their season at the Eastern
Michigan Invitational in Ypsilanti.

Michigan's chances against the Everyone wants to do well against
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