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Sports Monday Trivia
In 1977, the NBA, NFL, and
baseball's National League
all had Rookies-of-the-Year
with the same initials. Can
you name them?
(For the answer,
turn to the bottom of page 2)

Inside Sports Monday
Calendar 2
Griddes 2
Cross Country 2
Q&A 3
Richard Eisen 3
'M' Hockey Preview 4,5

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The Michigan Daily

Sports Monday

October 9,1989

T he

worst

24-0 victory...

Dismal 'M' play gives
fans reason to worry
Michigan safety Tripp Welborne hadn't been
chastised for winning a game by only 24 points since
high school and admitted that it was done jokingly.
Wolverine coach Bo Schembechler called it the
"worst 24-point victory we ever had."
Saturday's 24-0 Michigan victory over Wisconsin
left everyone involved searching for Clorets because
of the bad taste it left. The Wolverine offense
continued to have problems, as it compiled only 157
yards rushing and failed to score any first-half points
against the Badgers, whom they had scored on in 25
consecutive quarters coming into the game.
While the Badger defense is
Adam substantially better than last year's,
it should not be able to hold the
SchIrager Wolverine rushing attack to only
3.5 yards per carry and only 47
yards in the first half. For the
Wolverines, who have historically
chewed up the rushing yards against
the Badgers with incisor-like ease,
recording only 24 points for the
game is unacceptable.
"There's a certain level of play
that is expected at Michigan," said
" " . Schembechler. "If we don't give
that performance, then we have to
live with the consequences-win or
lose."
Fortunately, for the Wolverines, the former was
the case against Wisconsin, but the Badgers are not
nearly an upper-division conference team. While the
Wolverines are now 3-1, there has to be concern
about how good the preseason top-ranked team in the
country really is.
There is little blocking, little running, and little
scoring from a team whose offense is supposed to be
its strength. And worst of all, the Wolverines have
yet to play really well in their first four games.
The 104,097 Wolverine faithful cascaded
Schembechler and company with boos as they left the
field at halftime with a 7-0 lead. The reaction was
atypical, but then again, so was Michigan's
performance.
There was the screen pass to Tony Boles, where
three Wolverine offensive linemen missed blocks
resulting in no gain. There was the Leroy Hoard
fumble on a simple dive play into the middle. There
was Elvis Grbac's pass to Desmond Howard that
See SCHRAGER, page 2

ever
Bo upset
over 'M'
win over
Badgers
by Adam Benson
Daily Football Writer
Michigan is 1-0 in the Big Ten.
And if you can find something
else positive about last Saturday's
game against Wisconsin, tell
Michigan coach Bo Schembechler.
"I thought Wisconsin played
very well," Schembechler said. "I
think they out-hustled us and out-
hit us. I couldn't really see
anything in there that we did that
impressed me. Usually when we go
out to play a game like that, we
play hard and we play well and we
get it done. This team has failed to
do that.
"It was the worst 24-point
victory we've ever had."
This game had more things that
didn't happen for Michigan than
did. Wide receiver Chris Calloway
sat out the contest, nursing an
ankle that has troubled him since
the UCLA game. Calloway would
be joined on the sideline for most
of the day by linebacker J.J. Grant,
who suffered back spasms in pre-
game warm-ups.
Leroy Hoard was not injured,
but he increased his bench time
after two fumbles in his first four
carries. Even without the turnovers,
Michigan's ground game sputtered,
gaining only 158 yards on the day.
"I think the backs don't block,
the line doesn't block, the backs
don't hit the right holes, you name
it," Schembechler said. "We are just
not a good offensive team."
Tony Boles did have his usual
big play of the day, this time a 45-
yard scamper past a blitzing Badger
See WISCONSIN, page 3

Michigan cornerback Lance Dottin intercepts a Badger pass and runs it for a touchdown
to give Michigan its first score of the game in Saturday's Wolverine victory.

in the second quarter

Wisconsin badgered Wolverines

by Adam Schrager
Daily Football Writer _----
As the Wisconsin Badgers ran off the field at halftime of
Saturday's game against 5th-ranked Michigan trailing by only
seven points, quarterback Sean Wilson boasted a tremendous
grin.
"We played a really good first half that had us all smiling at
halftime," said Wilson, whose team lost the game 24-0. "We
knew the second half would be tough but we proved something
to ourselves in the first half.
"They played well, but they certainly can't take anything
away from us. I think we shocked them. We're a good football
team and I don't think they knew that."

Prognosticators everywhere figured Wisconsin, coming into
Saturday's game as 30-plus point underdogs and wearing their "I
surrender white" road uniforms, had about as much chance of
staying with the Wolverines as Eddie "the Eagle" Edwards had in
the ski-jumping business.
But at the end of the first half, the Badgers' defense had kept
the Wolverines off the scoreboard. In the second half, Michigan
had two short drives for touchdowns, but still didn't run up
nearly the 628 yards that it did in last season's 62-14 victory.
"I thought Wisconsin played very well," said Michigan coach
Bo Schembechler. "Their defense played well enough to win.
See BADGERS, page 2

Spikers
served
double
defeat

by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's volley-
ball team suffered another weekend
of back-to-back losses. Michigan, 5-
7 overall and 0-5 in the Big Ten,
first lost to Indiana at Varsity Arena
on Friday night, and then again to
Ohio State on Saturday evening.
The Hoosiers had to struggle
through five games before finishing
off the Wolverines 15-5, 11-15, 15-
7, 12-15, 15-7. Ohio State had an
easier time, quickly dusting
Michigan 15-8, 15-9, 15-2.
The Wolverines biggest problem
against Indiana was maintaining its
intensity. "We were just incon-

sistent," said middle hitter Carla
Hunter. "We played well for a while;
we broke down for a while."
Michigan got off to a sluggish
start, hitting errant passes and com-
mitting an abundance of serving
errors.
"Game one was no indication of
how well they could play," said Ind-
iana coach Tom Shoji. "We were
fortunate to get out of here with a
win. In all the games except game
one, they played extremely well."
The Wolverines woke up in the
second game behind the teamwork of
Kim Clover, Carla Hunter, and
Karen Marshall. Clover played brill-
iantly through the rest of the match,

leading the squad in kills (19), digs
(22), and hitting percentage (.515).
In the fifth and final match, Julie
Goedde and Diane Hoerth of Indiana
combined to finish off Michigan.
Goedde powerfully drove a few kills
that forced the Wolverines to shy
away from them.
"In tight parts of the match we
go to someone that's going to take a
healthy swing at the ball and Julie
takes a good swing," said Shoji.
"Goedde's serves were very
digable once we got in position and
we were able to play those up, but
that last game was just a fluke,"
Clover said.
SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 3

Scoring Machine
Feisner lights u
college hockey

Green shines, but 'M'
field hockey drops two
by Jamie Burgess
Daily Sports Writer
EVANSTON - After yesterday's game, the Michigan field hockey team
chanted, "Nice game, thank you officials."
The cheer expressing sportsmanship was less than rousing. It sounds a
little more upbeat after a win. But not on this day - and rightly so. It was
the Wolverines second loss in as many days. Michigan dropped both games,
against Northern Illinois and Northwestern, by identical 2-0 scores.
"The team played well together as a unit," said coach Patti Smith of
Saturday's matchup with Northern. "But we made a few crucial mistakes on
our end that cost us the game." Those mistakes were repeated Sunday,
making for an entire weekend of Huskies and Cats prowling in Michigan's
backyard near the net.
The winner of any field hockey game is usually the team that dominates
the striking circles. A point is scored when an offensive player dribbles the
ball into a 16-yard semi-circle around the goal and shoots.
While this can be done during regular play, it is most often accomplished
by a "penalty corner." This is awarded to the offense upon a foul by the
opposition within the circle, and amounts to a free inbounds with only five
of the defensive players allowed in the circle.
Michigan managed just five corners all weekend, while the Huskies and
Cats harassed goaltender Joanne Green with 29.
Green, in fact, was one of few bright spots for the Wolverines. Only a
pair of shots by Northern's Alice Wassman and shots by Northwestern's
Betsy Myers and Antoinette Lucas found the net.
Green turned away six shots against Northern and an exhaustive 18 in the
loss to the Wildcats, including a penalty shot.
"What are you going to do?" lamented Northwestern coach Nancy
Stevens. "She's got a big space for a goal and she defended it. The biggest
story in the game was (Green) having 18 saves - I think that is incredible."
Green herself was more modest. "We expected a lot of shots," she said.
"I'm a little disappointed we didn't score, but the shots they put in were
really good."
Green had some help in goal as sweeper Patricia Maran made major
defensive contributions. Moran stopped a ball destined for the net as the
Huskies tried to score before the half on Saturday, and she swiped away a
rebound yesterday that would have beaten Green against Northwestern.
Yet even with the extra sweat, Northwestern's speed was too much to
overcome. "Our footwork was a little slow today," said Smith of the loss to
the fifth-ranked nationally Wildcats. "I don't think it's because we played
yesterday. We just have to beat them to the ball, and go for the interception
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By Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writer
So you've just arrived in Ann
Arbor for your first year of school
and you play left wing for the
University of Michigan hockey
team. To the average observer this
situation might seem somewhat
overwhelming.
But not to Denny Felsner.
As a rookie last year, Felsner led
the Wolverines with 30 goals and
was second on the team in scoring
with 59 points (Todd Brost had 60.)
"You hear a lot of things about a

when he was just three years old.
At age six he started playing
organized hockey with his older
brother for a team coached by his
father. Then at 14, with most of the
fundamentals and training down,
Felsner started playing for the
Detroit Falcons, a Junior A squad.
This team then changed into the
Junior Red Wings as Felsner moved
through the league which he
described as "one step closer to
college hockey."
"It's just a stepping stone to
college but college is a lot faster,

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