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Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena


Ice Hockey
vs. Western Michigan
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

The Michigan Daily Monday, Novi
Icers surprised by OSU
with weekend tie, loss

ember 21, 1988

Page 10

Ranked fifth in the nation and winners of five of its
last six games, the Michigan hockey team looked like a
sure thing to beat CCHA cellar-dweller Ohio State and
'chture sole possession of first place in the league.
' °'Trouble is that in the topsy-turvy world of the
SCHA, there's no such thing as a sure thing. The
SBckeyes proved this by upending Michigan with a 4-4
overtime tie on Friday night and a hard-fought 2-1 win
di ',Saturday night, raising their record to 2-7-1.
Michigan is 7-3-2.
?¢"We didn't have any reason to be overconfident but we
wbre," said Michigan captain Todd Brost. "We thought
we could put our jerseys on, step on the ice and win. It
doesn't work like that in this league. All the teams are
tldx good."
,OHIO STATE coach Jerry Welsh said: "If you look
4 our team the way we do, you wouldn't describe us as a
1-7 team going in. We match up well with Michigan.
Comparative standings weren't on our mind."
1A closer inspection of the two teams showed that this
would be anything but a cakewalk for the Wolverines.
Last year the two teams split their season series with
egch winning one at home. Ohio State leads the overall
series with a 15-13-1 mark since 1963.
"This is not a surprise," said Michigan coach Red
Brenson. "They play hard against us every year. We
don't, seem to be able to do what it takes to beat that
team the way we should. We didn't play the kind of
hockey that's won games for us offensively or
o Inconsistency at home has been a problem that has
plagued the Wolverines all season. After last weekend's
Swimmers spe
B4' ERIC LEMONT winning the 2
'Racing in the prepatory phase of (2:07.43). Ann Col
their season, members of the Quinn took secon
Miichigan women's swimming team times of 2:11.13 an
hove concentrated on their endurance The Wolverines
and technique. Last Saturday against to 3-0 overall and 2
Visconsin another ingredient was M en swi
acded. Speed.M
IV Wiscons
In beating the Badgers 67-46, thes
Wolverines posted season-best times BY KAREN GRO
ir six events while losing only one. Though the
9Signs of a fast meet took form team's 65-48 victo
earrly when Michigan won the 400 Friday appeared to
neters medley relay in a time of was deceptively
3!56. 59. Michigan narrowly
3 .9races.
.Susie Rabiah pushed by "We knew thai
Wiscon sin's Suzanne Wilkinson lot of close races b:
r1:50.87), towinthe 100-yard looking at Wiscon
reestyle in 1:50.79. assistant coach D
"They were good for each other. thought that the s
You could split the difference in their little closer than itN
swims and have less than the distance Eric Namesni
of a dime," Richardson said. close races, the 20

11 goal explosion against Ferris State, Michigan could
only score five in two games against OSU.
IN MICHIGAN'S first Saturday night loss this
season, the Wolverines had their only lead of the
weekend on a goal by leading-scorer Denny Felsner. The
Buckeyes came storming back 33 seconds later to tie the
score at one.
Ohio State closed out the scoring late in the second
period on a goal by their leading-scorer Andy Forcey.
Michigan had numerous opportunities in the third period,
but a combination of excellent goaltending by Ohio
State's Todd Fanning and some unlucky bounces
thwarted the Wolverine attack.
"We had a lot of chances that just didn't go in for us
tonight," said Michigan winger Rob Brown. "But you
have to give them credit. They came in here and skated
On Friday night, however, the Wolverines were lucky
to escape with a tie. "When we get breakdowns like we
did tonight, it's tough for our team to win," said
Berenson. "We go six periods in Ferris State and give up
one goal, then give up two in the first period at home."
Sophomore Kent Brothers scored the tying goal for
Michigan with just under six minutes remaining Friday
night. Each team had opportunities in the overtime
session, but couldn't capitalize, and the game ended in a
"This has been a real learning process for us," said
defenseman Mark Sorensen. "Maybe we jumped up to a
spot where we shouldn't have been. I think this weekend
put us in our place. Hopefully we can just keep going
from here."
ed by Badgers

Guard Tempie Brown passes to a teammate during Michigan's 82-73 victory over the
University of Toronto Saturday night. Browm ended the game with 18 points.
Cagers defeat Toronto

q%-Nov ,

00 backstroke
loton and Candice
d and third with
nd 2:14.79.
s win moved them
-0 in the Big Ten.
[m past
men's swimming
ry over Wisconsin
be easy, the meet
tight because
ywon a number of
t there would be a
before the meet by
nsin's times," said
ave Kerska. "We
score would be a
k won one of the
0-yard freestyle, in
conds. Wisconsin's
lowed him closely
ook its turn at
y less than a half-
0-yard freestyle.
t to Roddy
swam the race in

4:30.24. Namesnik came in second in
Michigan's Greg Varner won the
50-yard freestyle in 21.37. He beat
out Wisconsin's Torgeir Ekkje who
finished in 21.48.
Varner and Ekkje competed again
in the 100-yard freestyle, with the
outcome reversed. Ekkje swam the
race in 46.65 followed by Varner in
In diving, Michigan got second
and third in both the 1 and 3-meter
events. Captain Lee Michaud was
second in the 1 meter event with
307.43 points. Mike Bayerl came in
third, scoring 270.68 points.

It was no trip into the Twilight Zone, but some
strange things happened in Crisler Arena last Saturday
The Michigan women's basketball team defeated the
University of Toronto, 82-73. That was expected. The
team leading scorers also stacked up as predicted.
Forward Tanya Powell led Michigan with 18 points,
followed by Lorea Feldman with 16, and Tempie
Brown with 12.
But from there on, all the key factors in the game
were surprises.
Backup center Mary Rosowski entered the game and
scored 6 first-half points and added 6 rebounds to help
inspire a tentative Michigan team.
"MARY PLAYED well while Joan (Rieger,
Michigan's starting center) was struggling," said
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege, "Mary came in and
picked us up."
Rosowski finished with 12 points, but she was not
the only bench help for Michigan. Defensive specialist

Leslie Spicer showed some scoring promise of her
own by tossing in 10 points, while first-year guard
Leah Woodridge hit two three-point shots.
Yet with all the offensive firepower, Michigan's
defense was the most important factor in the win. The
Wolverines held Toronto scoreless in the last two
minutes of the first half to open up a 41-29 lead.
VanDeWege had stressed defense during the
WQlverines' preseason workouts. On Saturday, the
Wolverine defense was inconsistent. But when the
Wolverines successfully executed on defense, the
offense produced.
"WE FOUND out that the game goes as well as
our defense goes," said VanDeWege. "We stopped
them and we got the transition game going. We had a
couple of really nice breaks."
Even with the bench and the strong defense, talk
still centered around Brown and Feldman.
"(Feldman) played awesome and (Brown) is an
exceptional player," said Toronto coach Michelle

Men's cross country team set for NCAAs .

:Rabiah also placed first in the 100
faeestyle with a team season best of
51.55 while Wilkinson's 52.14 took
. Lisa Anderson had her most
productive meet of the young season

I minute, 42.8 sec
Walter Denton foll
at 1:42.98.
Wisconsin tc
winning a race b
second in the 50
Namesnik los
Kirschenman, who

Throughout their season, the
members of the Michigan men's
cross country team have been anti-
cipating this day. Seven Wolverines
are awaiting the sound of the gun to
begin today's NCAA Championships
in Ames, Iowa. Their daily workouts
and perseverance have paid off.
"Cross country is a team sport,"
said Erik Koskinen. "You just can't
have a supporting cast. One or two'
runners won't do it."
Michigan's cast is led by Brad
Barquist and John Scherer who are
expected to guide the pack of
Wolverine runners. Tony Carna and
Jeff Barnett will have to maintain

Michigan's momentum throughout
the 10,000 meter course by staying
with the middle of the field.
Ryan Robinson will be running
with a stress fracture, but last week
he ran with pain to come in fifth for
the Woverines. Koskinen and Karl
Welke will be the team's insurance.
"I'm just going to have to go
out ther: a little harder," said
Koskinen. "If Ryan falters, I'll just
have to suck it up and go."
"It's going to be a very mental
race," said Robinson, "The high
workouts condition you to mentally
withstand the pain. We're strength
runners. We're ready for anything."
Michigan's last team appearance


at a national meet was in 1984. The vidual performance for Michigan was'
highest finish for the Wolverine's Scherer's second place finish a year
was sixth in 1982. The best indi- ago.

jarci j5g RESTAURANT

'M' takes air
The last time that the women's
cross country team got a bid to the
NCAA championships, coach Sue
Foster was running for the
Tomorrow, Foster, in her second
year at the helm for Michigan, will
lead the team as they go up against
the 16 best teams in the nation in
Des Moines, Iowa.
The Wolverines gained an
automatic bid to the national cham-
pionships with their second place
finish at last week's Midwestern
regional meet. In cold, rainy con-
ditions, they edged out third place
Indiana by ten points with a score of

n at top ten
Foster said that although she had'
never seen the course at the
championships, she has heard that
the 3.1 mile course is a fast one.
Foster added that a hillier course
would have worked to Michigan's
advantage. "We're more of a stregntfl
oriented team," she said.


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