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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - October 30, 1989

by Eric Lemont
Daily Hockey Writer

'M' stopped itself
against Lakers

SAULT STE. MARIE - Outside of Norris Ice
Arena a sign read "Bo doesn't know hockey. Go Blue
(Lakers). Beat Red."
Inside were the Lake Superior State Lakers - a
team that hadn't lost at home since an early season
sweep last year.
But the Michigan hockey team blocked out these
distractions with a wall of confidence. They were the
last team to defeat the Lakers at home and it was the
Wolverines who were in sole possession of first place
in the CCHA.
Ted Kramer's power play goal 57 seconds into the
second period of Friday night's game put Michigan up
3-1 and seemed to be the final proof that the
Wolverines were ready to end the Lakers home
winning streak.
Instead, it was Michigan's final goal of the game
and their last power play goal of the series. Michigan
lost the series in large part because of a punchless
power play and untimely penalties.
The game slipped out of the Wolverines grasp on
Friday night at the midway point of the second period.
Up 3-1, Michigan was called for three penalties in a
span of three minutes. The Lakers scored on one of
these penalties but the damage went further.
"Penalties really hurt us in the second period. It
changed the flow of the game," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "They had us on our heels and we didn't
generate much offense in the second half of the game."
Michigan fell behind, 4-3, but still had several
chances to tie the game. However, the Lakers were
able to kill two Michigan power plays midway

through the third period to preserve the victory.
Which basically sums up the series.
The Wolverines finished the series two for 14 with
the man advantage including no goals in eight
opportunities Saturday.
Michigan started the second period of Saturday's
game with a two man advantage and had 1:28 to cut
the Lakers' 2-0 lead in half. The Wolverines managed
only a few scant shots on the power play and the
Lakers were able to retain their momentum.
"The five to three advantage was the turning point
of the game," Laker coach Frank Anzalone said.
"Madeley (the Lakers' goaltender) made some pivotal
saves and we just did a great job killing penalties."
And when Lake Superior did not kill Michigan's
scoring opportunities, the Wolverines did so
themselves with penalties.
Leading 2-1, the Lakers' Kord Cernich was called
for elbowing at 11:13 of the second period. Fifteen
seconds into the powerplay, however, Don Stone was
called for interference, putting both teams back at full
strength.
Ten seconds later, Laker defenseman David Divita
scored to extend the Lakers lead to 3-1 going into the
third period. The lead could have been chipped away at
but Alex Roberts' tripping penalty gave Lake Superior
a power play goal that iced Michigan's spirit - and
ultimately, the game.
Michigan defenseman Doug Evans said the losses
were a combination of the Wolverines not taking
advantage of scoring opportunities while Lake
Superior capitalized on Michigan mistakes.
"This weekend we just didn't have it," he said.

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Senior defenseman Todd Copeland scored a goal early in Friday night's game against Lake Superior State.

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ICE HOCKEY
Continued from Page 1
control," Laker coach Frank An-
zalone said.
Both teams started to fly in the
third period when the two combined
for 24 shots on goal. The difference
in the game was that Sharples
allowed first-year defenseman Mi-
chael Smith to score at 3:59 while
Laker goalie Brandon Reed stopped
all 11 shots he faced.
"It came down to that we wanted
to be in position to win the game,"
Berenson said. "We had to win that
third period. We didn't and lost for
it. I didn't think we tested their
goalie until the third and that's
where they're (the Lakers) soft."
Michigan's game plan was to
work on the inexperience of Lake
Superior's two goalies, sophomore
Reed and rookie Darrin Madcley,
who started the second game. Both
handled themselves well in the

sweep of the Wolverines.
Reed had 23 saves in the first
game but reflects praise about his
own performance. "I didn't do
spectacularly but my defense and
forwards cleared the way for me,"
Madeley was able to shut down
the Wolverine power play as
Michigan went 0-for-8. "Madeley
made some good saves, especially
in the power plays," Laker center
Jim Dowd said. "He did really well.
We helped him out and he helped us
out."
One of those power plays for
Michigan was when Anzalone was
called for a bench minor at the end
of the first period. Right winger
Doug Laprade had been previously
called for high-sticking. This gave
the Wolverines a 5 on 3 for the first
minute and a half of the second
period. The penalty-killing unit for
Lake Superior held Michigan down

A Sigma Alpha Epsilon defender drags the Phi Delta Theta bailcarrier to his knees in Saturday's pregame
Mudbowl. SAE won the contest, 6-0.
SAE shuts out Phi Delts, 6-0

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and Anzalone called that sequence
"key" for the game.
Another key to the second game
for the Lakers was the first play of
the third period when senior
defenseman Alex Roberts was called
for tripping twelve seconds into the
period. Lake Superior took full
advantage of this power play
opportunity as right winger Jeff
Napierala scored at 1:31.
Overall, the Wolverines were
upset at their defensive effort and
for allowing Lake Superior to affect
Michigan's speed and style of play.
"We (the defensemen) all had our
spots with mistakes," Evans said.
"Sometimes we looked horrible but
we should keep an even keel for 60
minutes and we just didn't tonight."
Newcomer Neaton reiterated
Evans' sentiments, "There werg
times when we should have been
covering guys and weren't. It was a
physical series and you had to keep
your feet moving."
FIELD HOCKEY
Continued from Page 1
then last. The Buckeyes' major
scoring threat of Kim Finlayson
and Sandy Loeper, though active,
were unable to penetrate the
Michigan defense.
Michigan coach Patti Smith
couldn't be happier with the
victory. "I think we dominated
them more than any other team this
season," Smith said.."We made a
statement about our program.
"This year we really felt it was
important to take both games from
Ohio State. Last year we didn't."'t
Michigan split their two games
with Ohio State last year.
Smith cites a return to more
consistent play for the domination
over the Buckeyes. "We knew we
could beat them. We just had to go
in there and do it. We're playing
much more consistently. We just
had to prove it."
Buckeye coach Karen Field was
"upset with this loss.
Unfortuantely, we couldn't get on
the board."
With the season nearly over,
Charvet feels the team, "finally
coming together as a cohesive unit.
The seniors really put in a lot of
effort Saturday. They can see the
season coming to close."
Senior Ilene Meadows would
also like to see the ball continue to
roll Michigan's way. "This win
gives us momentum again after last
week, and we'd like to end the
season on a good note."
Saturday's game was the last
game the Wolverines will play on
artificial turf this season.

by Sarah Osburn
Daily Sports Contributor
In what was probably one of the
dirtiest football games ever played,
both literally and figuratively,
Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity
defeated Phi Delta Theta to win the
annual Mud Bowl Game. During
halftime, it was the sororities turn
to enjoy the mud as Kappa Alpha
Theta defeated Sigma Delta Tau in a
rugby match.
SAE shut out the Phi Delts, 6-
0, scoring the only touchdown late
in the first half. After nearly

connecting on a pass that went in
and out of the hands of a receiver in
the end zone, Phi Delt was forced to
turn the ball over on downs. SAE
quickly completed a pass for a first
down. On the second play of the
drive, the quarterback hit a wide
open receiver for the touchdown.
The two point conversion attempt
failed.
The rest of the first half was
spent trying to break up the bench
clearing brawl that followed the
-kick-off. After digging each other
out of the mud, both teams reported
to their respective sidelines to hose

off so they would be able to tell
who to tackle in the second half.
The second half progressed the
same way. No one really moved the
ball but there was a lot of action
and everybody, officials included,
wore the muddy field. Phi Delts put
together one substantial drive late
in the game but failed to put any
points on the board.
The sorority rugby game served
as the halftime show. At least they
called it a rugby match. What it
really looked like was mud
wrestling that incorporated a rugby
ball as part of the tag-team strategy.
The officials spent a considerable
amount of time trying to prevent
both teams from killing each other.
In fact, one fight took both officials
and practically all the Phi Delts and Z
SAE members to break up.
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But one team did manage to ,
score between the fights - Theta's
shut out SDT 2-0. T

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