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Men's & Women's Cross Country
Michigan Invitational
Tomorrow, 10:00
Michigan Golf Course
The Michigan Daily.

Friday, October 13,1989

at Michigan State
Tomorrow, 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Spartan Stadium

Page 9

Spikers go
by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's volleyball team will drift to
the other side of Lake Michigan this weekend, still
seeking their first Big Ten victory.
Michigan will volley first with Wisconsin tonight
in Madison and then head to Evanston to trade serves
with Northwestern.
Wisconsin boasts one of the top defensive rosters in
the Big Ten. As of last week the squad led the
conference in blocks per game, averaging 3.73. Much of
the defensive credit has to go to junior Lisa Boyd, who
manages 2.46 blocks a game herself. The Badgers'
Susan Wohlford handles the backcourt defense, leading
the conference in digs.
Northwestern will feature first-year setter Carey
Nostrant. Nostrant tends to set the balls high and to the
outside, which is just fine with Wolverine head coach
Joyce Davis.
"We should have a good match blocking because
we'll have time to get two blockers out there," Davis

west to find a


Michigan's main concern, however, will be on its
own side of the net. The Wolverines have been suffering
from inconsistent play and an abundance of unforced
In Tuesday night's loss to Western Michigan,
Michigan committed 4.2 service errors a game, a figure
Davis would like to reduce to one or two.
Searching for a cure, Davis has tried to establish
match pressure during the team's practices.
"It's really a physiological effect of whether you feel
confident at the service line, where it is in the match,
whether it's game point or whether it's zero-zero,"
Davis said. "All these factors affect the outcome of the
serve. In practice you're not going to have the kind of
adrenaline going that you have in a match. We try to
simulate some match type situations in practice, but
it's kind of difficult."
Davis will continue alternating Hayley Lorenzen and
Kristen Lang as she has been doing for the last few
matches. Lorenzen, who's been strong in the frontline,
will continue playing there with Lang coming in to
play in the backcourt.


rotating with Hayley Lorenzen...

Michigan co-captain Alex Roberts anchors the defense tonight at Miami.
Icers to face new-look
Redskins in opener.
by Andrew Gottesman
Daily Hockey Writer
When the puck drops between Michigan and Miami of Ohio to start the
season tonight in Oxford, Ohio, Wolverine coach Red Berenson may see a
little of his own past behind the opposing team's bench.
After finishing dead last in the CCHA the last four seasons, the Redskins
have started over with new head coach George Gwozdecky, an assistant the
last five years at Michigan State.
Berenson, like Gwozdecky, was welcomed to the CCHA by a hapless
squad six years ago. Since then, the Michigan hockey program has slowly
risen to prominence, and is a contender for the league title this season.
Gwozdecky knows that Miami, like Michigan, will need patience to
ascend in the CCHA.
"We've got to be more competitive with the bottom four teams in the
league," Gwozdecky said. And because "Michigan is not one of those teams"
the Redskins are treating tonight's and tomorrow night's games (Goggin Ice
Arena, 7:30 p.m.) as somewhat less than pivotal.
But Berenson refuses to look for a sweep before tonight's matchup-
even though Michigan won all four of last year's games against Miami.
"We're not looking past the first game," he said. "But I'll be
disappointed if we lose that first game.
Because Gwozdecky is fresh off of his experiences at Wolverine hockey
nemesis Michigan State, where he helped head coach Ron Mason to a
national championship, there may be extra reason for concern.
"I don't think there will be as much polish as an MSU team, but you
will see some of the same philosophy," Gwozdecky said. Of course, he
doesn't have the same talent now that he had in East Lansing.
However, what he does have is ten of last year's top 12 Redskin scorers,
including two sophomores who made the Cooper CCHA All-Rookie team.
Craig Fisher led the team with 42 points while Ken House was fourth with
33. Also returning for the Redskins will be Tom Neziol, who missed 26
games last season with an arm injury.
Sophomore Mike Michaud will become the fulltime goaltender this
season with the loss of Steve McKichan to the Vancouver Canucks
Four Wolverine injuries will also help the Redskins. Right-winger Brad
Turner will be joined on the bench by forwards Mike Helber and Kent
Brothers. Frosh center Mark Ouimet is doubtful after aggravating a groin
Griddes player moves on
Herschel Walker has left the Dallas Cowboys! Why? No Griddes! Walker
agreed to the trade to the Minnesota Vikings because last week Anthony
Carter placed second in Griddes.
Herschel said he would share his dinner for two at O'Sullivan's Eatery
and Pub on South University with Carter if he would help with his picks.
Drop your Griddes off at 420 Maynard in the Student Publications building!
1. Michigan at Michigan State 11. Georgia Tech at Clemson
2. Notre Dame at Air Force 12. Texas at Oklahoma
3. San Jose State at Miami (FL) 13. Penn State at Syracuse
4. Colorado at Iowa State 14. Illinois at Purdue
5. Arkansas at Texas Tech 15. Iowa at Wisconsin
6. Navy at Pittsburgh 16. Oregon at Washington
7. West Virginia at California 17. Indiana at Ohio State
8. LSU at Auburn 18. Minnesota at Northwestern
9. Houston at Texas A&M 19. Columbia at Princeton
10. SW Louisiana at Alabama 20. Cal. (PA) at Slippery Rock
Score: Michigan-
Michigan State-
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Cross country to hold 'M' Invitational

Men harriers compete in open meet

Women hope to avenge loss vs. CMU

by Phil Green
Daily Sports Contributor
The Michigan Invitational could
be a new starting block for the
men's cross country team after a
poor start on the 1989 season.
They are expecting to show im-
provement tomorrow at the Mich-
igan Golf Course, the site of the
The runners will compete in an
open meet and attempt to improve
their times from a week ago. At
open meets no team scores are kept,
and anybody is welcome to par-
ticipate. The team has not had a
home meet yet, and coach Ron
Warhurst chose not to travel to
Chicago this weekend for a more
competitive invitational.
This meet, according to War-
hurst, will be used as a tune-up for
the Big Ten's in Madison, Wis-
consin on October 28. Warhust

figures that tomorrow will give him
a better idea of which seven runners
to take to Madison.
Three of the squad's best runners
have been red-shirted this season.
"It's an attempt to give some of the
younger kids some real good ex-
perience," Warhurst explained. "They
run only 5,000 meters in high
school as opposed to the 8,000
meters at this level." It is expected,
therefore, that at least five or six of
tomorrow's top runners will be first-
year students, and according to
Warhurst, they have improved each
A few of Michigan's past runners
are supposed to return for
tomorrow's meet as well. Last
season's NCAA 10,000-meter
champion, John Scherer, is expected
to be among them. Warhurst called
Scherer "the best college runner in
the country last season."

by John Niyo
Daily Sports Writer
The women's cross country team
races back into action as they host
the Michigan Intercollegiate Champ-
ionships tomorrow morning at the
University of Michigan golf course.
A big win at last weekend's
Michigan State Invitational has not
changed the team's goals for
Saturday's meet.
"We're going out there to win,
just like last weekend," coach Sue
Foster said.
Revenge might play an important
role in their ability to fulfill that
goal. Two meets ago, the
Wolverines were edged out of second
place at the Eastern Michigan
Invitational by just one point. The
team that did that to them, Central
Michigan, will be competing here
this weekend.
"As a team we're looking to win

on Saturday. Losing to Central
Michigan by one point was tough.
We want to avenge that loss," stated
senior Mindy Rowand.
That revenge factor may have
helped the runners keep their
intensity in practice this week
despite the easy victory at Michigan
"Practice has been awesome this
week. We've all been working really
hard and everybody looks super
strong after some of the workouts
we've had," Rowand said.
According to Rowand another
factor this weekend will be location.
Running on their home course
might work in the Wolverines'
"We get a chance to work out
there sometimes. It's one of the
toughest courses in the area, if-not
the midwest. The other teams will
be a little surprised when they see

McLain wins over MUG
crowd during radio show
by Scott Erskine
Daily Sports Contributor





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Former Detroit Tiger standout
Denny McLain aired his new talk
show on WXYT-AM 1270
yesterday live from the MUG in the
Michigan Student Union. McLain
was the last major league pitcher to
win over thirty games in one season.
McLain played with former stars
Al Kaline, Jim Northrup, Norm
Cash, and the new Michigan
baseball coach Bill Freehan on the
1968 world champion Tigers.
McLain talked to a variety of
people, discussing topics such as
Japan, Glasnost, and the Michigan
engineering "Solar Car" project. He
also spoke with Senior Associate
Director Jack Weidenbach about the
athletic department.

During breaks, McLain joked
with members of the audience and
even had people from the crowd sing
'The Victors' after commercials.
Near the end of the show,
McLain spoke with the members of
the women's soccer club about the
possibility of upgrading both the
men's and women's teams to varsity
Finally, at the end of the program
McLain talked with Daily Head
Sports Editor Mike Gill and Sports
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