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Hockey
vs. Michigan State
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena
The Michigan Daily
Blue to wrestle Badgers

SPORTS

Women's Gymnastics
vs. Missouri
Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Crisler Arena

Friday, February 17, 1989

Page 9

M, MSU to put rivalry on ice

BY DAVID HYMAN
The Michigan men's wrestling
team will finally receive a long
overdue period of rest as they have
only one match this weekend, versus
visiting Wisconsin on Sunday.
"We've had a full week between
competition which allowed us to get
a little more training and this will
help the kids," said Michigan coach
Dale Bahr. "It was real tough on (Joe
Pantaleo and John Fisher) to make
weight three different times last
week." Pantaleo and Fisher wrestled
in an All-Star meet last Tuesday
requiring them to make weight one
extra time.
Even with a full week off before
competition, facing the seventh-
ranked Badgers will be no easy task.
Despite their No. 7 ranking, Wis-
consin coach Andy Rein feels his
team has not wrestled well recently.
"I THINK we've been overrated
all year, but I think we can change.
things around and I feel it will be a
good dual meet," Rein said.
Rein said he has confidence in his

team, especially returning Big Ten
champion Dave Lee at 167 pounds.
Lee improved his two-year unbeaten
streak against conference opponents
to 19 last weekend, defeating Ohio
State's Paul Reinbolt.
Mike Amine, who has been
struggling recently, will face Lee.
"He's just a step off as he's thinking
too much," Bahr said. "He just has
to go out there and let it happen.
When the money is on the line, I'll
take him. I expect to see him in the
winners circle at the end."
"Mr. Amine has had his problems
this year, but I think he can change
things around," Rein added.
ANOTHER key matchup will
feature the other Amine, Sam, at
150 pounds against Matt Demaray.
Amine returns to the lineup after
sitting out the past couple of weeks.
"I want to get him more
acclimated making 150 week after
week at the end of the year," Bahr
said, referring to his decision not to
wrestle Amine every week during
January and February. Bahr said

Amine
The 167-pounder has not been
wrestling up to par as of late. He
will face Wisconsin's Dave Lee.
Amine would have been weaker now
had he wrestled during those months.
"This will be my test," Amine
said when asked where he feels he'll
be seeded in the Big Ten
Championships. "I feel like I can
place in the top two in the Big Ten
if I get that seed."

BY RICHARD EISEN
The Michigan hockey team can make history this
weekend as they are only one point away from
clinching their first CCHA home-ice playoff series.
And which team do they have to beat in order to
accomplish this feat?
Michigan State.
You've just got to love this rivalry thing.
One of college hockey's finest rivalries will take
place when the puck drops at the Spartans' Munn Ice
Arena on Friday night. The two teams will play at
Yost Ice Arena on Saturday.
These two teams, to be blunt, do not enjoy each
other's company. In addition, Michigan is fighting for
the home ice. So, what should a fan expect this
weekend?
"I THINK you'll see another classic college
hockey confrontation," Michigan coach Red Berenson
said. "We've got a lot at stake, maybe a little more
than they do. They've clinched first place now, and
sure, they want to maintain a high level of play.
"It should be an interesting weekend."
Anytime these two teams play, the games are
always interesting. In fact, they're downright intense.
The series is on par with the Michigan-Ohio State

football rivalry. The players on both teams are always
geeked up for this game. So are the fans.
Yost Ice Arena will be sold out for this game. And
why not go a bit crazy? The Wolverines are on the
verge of the home ice advantage.
"The crowd's the big thing when you play
Michigan State," defenseman Alex Roberts said. "The
fans all pumping. There's nothing else like it."
"When you fill (Yost), the players seem to come up
a notch and the quality of the game seems to come up
a notch," Berenson said.
MICHIGAN STATE'S game, however, does not
need to come up another notch. As a matter of fact,
they've run out of notches. They are the not only the
No. 1 team in the CCHA, but they are also ranked
first in the country.
State is filled with CCHA statistical leaders. Junior
center Kip Miller leads the league in scoring with 56
points. The Spartans also have the league's top goalie,
Jason Muzzati, who has a 2.57 goals against average.
Junior Steve Beadle is also the league's top scoring
defensman with 42 points.
Normally, this lineup would scare the most rock
steady of all opponents. But Michigan captain Todd
Brost remains unphased.

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Badgers and Wildca

Swimmers look t
BY ANDREW GOTTESMAN
The Michigan men's swimming team will return to
Canham Natatorium Sunday against Ohio State for the
first time since January 11.
This is the last dual meet for Michigan before the
important postseason meets, the Big Ten's and
NCAA's, beginning in March.
"This may be the last chance for guys to swim their
best events," head coach Jon Urbanchek said.
Ohio State (2-4 overall, 1-2 in the Big Ten) should
present little problem for the Wolverines, especially
after Michigan (9-1, 4-1) had its 45-dual meet winning
streak ended by Indiana last weekend.
Urbanchek felt this streak only added unneeded
pressure, since his primary concern is a good showing
in the postseason meets, not a perfect dual meet record.
"Now we can concentrate on NCAA's and Big
Ten's," Urbanchek said.
A good indication of the disparity between these

o sink Buckeyes
two teams is the number of competitors each will send
to Indianapolis for the NCAA's. The Buckeyes have
not qualified any swimmers yet, whereas six
Wolverines have already made their cuts, with more
expected.
Also, the Buckeye wins have come over Big Ten
cellar-dweller Northwestern and Kenyon College. Their
losses have included Michigan State and Purdue, both
of whom Michigan defeated easily.
One segment of the competition which should be
interesting, however, is the diving. Ohio State will
compete sophomore David Pichler, who has lost only
once this season in 1 and 3-meter springboard
competition to teammate Jim Quinlivan. Both have
qualified for the NCAA's next month.
As a first-year diver last year, Pichler finished 6th
and 9th, respectively, in the 1 and 3-meter events at
the Big Ten meet. He also placed 15th in the NCAA's
3-meter competition.

BY LORY KNAPP
The stage will be set for the
Michigan women's basketball
team to improve upon its 1-10
Big Ten record as they take on
seventh-place Wisconsin and
sixth-place Northwestern at Cris-
ler Arena this weekend.
Coming off a miserable
weekend including road losses to
both Indiana and Ohio State, the
Wolverines are lacking in con-
fidence right now and looking
forward to playing lower division
teams on their homecourt.
"Our confidence is at a low
point right now...the biggest
question for us is 'how do we re-
gain the confidence level of the
Purdue-Illinois weekend?"' said
Michigan head coach, Bud

VanDeWege in reference to his
team's near upset of Purdue and
victory over Illinois.
WISCONSIN, (9-9 overall
and 3-7 Big Ten) will be a good
test for the Wolverines since they
beat the Wolverines in their last
meet-ing, 66-59.
"Wisconsin is on its way to
perhaps a .500 season and comes
into our place with confidence
because they have beaten us once
this season," said VanDeWege. "I
feel we are a better team than
Wisconsin and I want to see
Michigan approach the game
with that attitude."
The Wolverines will have to
go with their big defensive line-
up of Val Hall and Joan Rieger
against Wisconsin in order to

ts, oh my!
contain Badger center, Janetta
Johnson. Johnson leads the Big
Ten in both rebounds (8.6 per
game) and blocked shots (4.3 per
game).
THE WOLVERINES also
lost to the Northwestern Wild-
cats, 58-51, the last time the two
teams met. Defense will once
again be the key as Wildcat
forward Carrie Lawless needs to
be stopped. Lawless, who is the
Big Ten's leading scorer, is
averaging 20.6 points per game
with a 60 percent field goal
percentage. She scored 18 against
Michigan in the January 20th
matchup.
"We had a good game with
Norhwestern in January," said
VanDeWege.

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'M' set to tame Tigers

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BY MARK KATZ
The Michigan women's gymnast-
ics team looks for its first win and
an improved overall score against
Missouri tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at
Crisler Arena.
The squad returns from a dis-
appointing loss at Michigan State
last weekend, in which the Wol-
verines dropped from an overall
point total of 181.65 to 179.9.
Nevertheless, Coach Dana Kemp-
thorn is still optimistic about the
team's chances in their second home
meet of the season.
"We should do pretty well,"
Kempthorn said. "This will be a
stronger lineup for us. We have a
few kids who just got healthy and
that should improve our performance
in the all-around."
THREE key competitors return
to full action this weekend for Mich-
igan. After being limited to two
events against the Spartans, senior
Janne Klepek and sophomore Christ-
ine Furlong will compete. Senior
Angela Williams will not be com-
peting this weekend.

"We have really got to
concentrate on hitting our routines,"
Kempthorn said. "Our goal again is
to shoot for a point total of 182. We
can't afford to score lower if we want
to keep up our chances for
Regionals."
Kempthorn thinks that this week-I
end's meet against the Tigers will be
a close one. "Missouri will come in
with a real strong lineup, but they
have been getting scores very similar
to us, in the 177-181 range."
Men are still No. 11
The mens' team hosts Michigan
State, Western Michigan, and Air
Force this weekend. It is the last
home meet for the Wolverines, who
maintained their number eleven
ranking, but have failed to improve
on their top score of 265.6.
Coach Bob Darden continued to
stress consistency as the team's
main goal. He is resting first-year
all-arounder John Mains and will
increase the number of events in
which upperclassmen Shawn Martin
and John Mains will compete.
-JEFF SHERAN

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