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Page 10 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, November 18, 1988
Toronto crosses
border, faces 'M'

Women's and Men's Swimming

Women face

Wisconsin

BY ADAM BENSON
An old show with a new look
will open at Crisler Arena tomorrow
night. Michigan women's basketball
team begins its 1988-89 season with
an exhibition game against the
University of Toronto.
Michigan will present its show-
stopping shooting combo of forward
Lorea Feldman and guard Tempie
Brown. Feldman (16.4 points per
game in 1986-87) returns to the
Wolverines after missing last season
because of academic problems.
During her absence, Brown (14.8
ppg last season) became the headliner
for Michigan. The Brown/Feldman
tandem should be one of the Big
Ten's top scoring tandems this
season.
To get Feldman, Michigan's
fourth all-time leading scorer, into
the lineup, Michigan coach Bud
VanDeWege moved forward Carol
Szczechowski to off guard and Brown
to the point guard spot. Another dif-
ference in the lineup is center Joan
Rieger, replacing the ineligible Lisa
Reynolds in the middle.
Come Join Us In
Celebrating
DIWALI
The Festival of Lights
November 18, 1988
Show, Food & Fun
Program: School of Education
Schorling Auditorium 7:00pm
Members $1.00,
Non members $2.00
Dinner: East Quad Cafeteria
9:00pm
Members $4.00, Non members
$6.00
For more info call 764-7760
Sponsored by the Indian American
Student Assoc.

The only starter from last season
returning to her same position is
Tanya Powell at power forward.
Powell, an Academic All-Big Ten,
was the sixth-leading rebounder in
the Big Ten last season.
No one is more curious to see the
results of these changes in the cast
than VanDeWege himself. Brown,
Feldman and company will score,
but Toronto has some quality players
as well. So, VanDeWege will be
looking for his team to execute in
other parts of the game.
"I would like to think that we'll
be quicker and that we can create
some things defensively," said
VanDeWege. "If you sit back and let
them get into the half-court game,
they'll shoot the lights out of you.
We can't afford to let that happen."
Toronto can surprise the
Wolverines if Michigan approaches
this game lightly. Guard Mary Ann
Kowal is one of Canada's finest
scorers, averaging 20.4 ppg. The
Wolverines will have to handle
Kowal with care because she is a
92% shooter at the free throw line.
First-year center Denise Scott will
pose a solid defensive challenge for
the untested Rieger.
"(Toronto) had four people who
played on the Canadian National

MICHIGAN
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'If you sit back and let
them get into the half-court
game, they'll shoot the
lights out of you.'
-Michigan coach Bud
VanDeWege
They are not going to come in here
fearing Michigan."
Team," said VanDeWege. "They
have size and they have shooters.

BY JAY MOSES
They say that there's no rest for
the weary, but who ever said the
weary need rest?
The undefeated Michigan women's
swimming team, despite having
looked tired at times, is progressing
at a more than satisfactory rate. The
Wolverines have performed well in
wins against Bowling Green and
Iowa. But during the early part of the
season, teams rarely get a chance to
rest.
Today, they face Big Ten rival
Wisconsin, and Wolverine assistant
coach Kara McGrath is confident that
Michigan (2-0) will be ready.
"Teams don't rest in November
for a dual meet," McGrath said. "But
they are looking better this week. I
think that their bodies have adjusted
to the workload."
Michigan's swimmers have,
looked strong early. Senior Susie

Rabiah, along with juniors Gwen
DeMaat and Stephanie Liebner have
all turned in excellent performances
in the Wolverines first two meets.
The Badgers (3-0) have started
strong as well, with victories over
Iowa State, Iowa, and Northern
Illinois. They have some individuals
who should challenge Michigan's
best. "Some of their individual
standouts should give our girls good
races," said McGrath.
In freestyle, junior Suzanne
Wilkinson leads the team. Other
Wisconsin performers who have
looked good early include breast-
strokers Carol Wilder and Rochelle
Smith, and medley swimmer Tracy
Vanderveldt.
Men host
pesky Badgers
BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
Badgering will be about the only
thing the Wisconsin men's swim
team will be capable of today when
they take on the Wolverines in the
Canham Natatorium at 4 p.m.

Michigan (2-0 overall, 1-0 in the
Big Ten) beat Wisconsin (1-2, 0-2)
last year, 87-62, and has taken 33 out
of the last 37 meets between the two
schools.
"It should be a pretty good meet,"
said Michigan assistant coach Dave
Kerska. "They've lost to Minnesota
and Iowa, who are both pretty good."
There may, in fact, be some
interesting matchups. Wisconsin's
Rick Kirschenman, who participated
in the United States Olympic Trials,
has won both of his 500-yard freestyle
events and also 1,000 freestyle.
"It'll be a good meet in the
distance events," said Michigan senior
co-captain Marty Moran. "They match
up pretty well there."
Moran stressed that this is not 4
real big meet for either team, though
Although the Badgers will n6t
bring a full diving complement, Almi
Thomas has placed among the top.
three in both one-meter and three-
meter competition at each if
Wisconsin's meets. But, Michigants
divers (1-0), should have no trouble
winning this segment of the
competition.

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BY DAVID HYMAN
The Michigan volleyball team is
hoping to extend its winning streak
tonight against conference foe
Purdue. "It was a great win for
them," said Purdue head coach Carol
Dewey, re-ferring to the Wolverines
first conference victory against Iowa,
last weekend.
Despite the streak being at only
one game, Michigan coach Joyce
Davis feels confident that the team
can continue its winning ways.
"If we can execute our defense and
middle* offense (which has been
practiced this week), thenhwe feel
like we have a pretty good chance
against Purdue," said Davis.
The Wolverines entered their first
match against Purdue with an 0-8
conference record, but according to
Dewey: "We were taking them very
seriously because we had been

struggling ourselves. I felt they.
would be strong the first time."
But Michigan never got its game
on track losing, 15-1, 15-10, 15-8.
"Hopefully we can pick out some
of their (Purdue) vulnerabilities,"
said Davis, "but they are a good team
and they do have Debbie McDonald.
She's great."
Despite all the attention given to
McDonald, the Boilermakers best
outside hitter, she has had a back
injury since the end of September.
According to Dewey, while
McDonald has been doing well, she
has not played as well as she did last
season when she garnered first team
All-Big Ten honors.
"We know (against Purdue) we're
going to really have to do a good job
against McDonald as she tore us up
last time," said Davis. "We're not
go-ing to be able to stop her totally,
but we have to be able to contain

.her."
Afer the visit to West Lafayette
tonight, Michigan will travel to
Illinois to take on the undefeated (14.
0) conference leader. The Illini are
ranked fourth nationally and ar6
headed towards the conference
championship.
"We're just going to go out and
try and play longer than an hour,?
said Davis, referring to Michigan's;
3-15, 4-15, 5-15, loss to Illinois
Oct. 21, which sent both teams
home in under sixty minutes.
During Michigan's losing streak,
Davis has acknowledged that there
were some good practices, "but we
just weren't able to turn it (good
practices) into wins.
"It's pretty tough to go in there
(Illinois) because they have a selloui
crowd everytime...it's fun to play inr
but our realistic chances aren't pretty
good."
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