Page 8 -The Michigan Daily -Tuesday, November 28, 1989
Spikers end season on
high note despite loss
by Theodore Cox
Daily Sports Writer
EAST LANSING - It seemed as if the outcome of the volleyball match
wouldn't have mattered. The reaction would have been the same.
After Michigan finished their season by losing to Michigan State, the
Wolverines huddled around coach Joyce Davis.
Davis gave the team a quick season ending speech and wished everyone a
happy Thanksgiving. Then the Wolverines showed as much emotion as they
did when they defeated Minnesota for their first win.
Senior Karen Marshall began to cry. Hugs, gifts and tears were
exchanged by everyone.
Michigan acted as if they had won the Big Ten Championship instead of
finishing 1-17 for the second straight year. Saying goodbye seemed
impossible for this tight group.
"I've made so many friends, I wouldn't trade that for anything," Marshall
said. "I've gotten to know so many great people, it's just been an all around
positive experience for me."
Throughout the season the Wolverines showcased how teamwork and
sportsmanship can be more important than a winning record.
"It's very easy to be critical. You can work your brains out and still not
win," said Spartan coach Ginger Mayson. She should know. Twice her team
has finished 0-18 in the conference.
"We are disappointed that we didn't win more," Davis said. "But I am
very proud of my team because they continue to work hard. They showed
that they're of championship caliber by not giving into pressures and by
continuing to work as hard as they could every day. They gave their very
best effort all the way through the last match of the season."
It's easy to become frustrated with the continual losing and walk away.
But instead everyone stuck with the program.
"I wish we could have come out winning more," Marshall said. "That's a
little disappointing especially coming in as a freshman and thinking maybe
my senior year we'll finish second or third. Part of the sadness is not
realizing those goals, but it's definitely a positive experience for everyone
It was fitting that in their final match in a Michigan uniform, both Kim
Clover and Carla Hunter tied in career solo blocks, setting a new Michigan
record. Clover stuffed three and Hunter one in the match pushing each up to
the 104 mark. It was a friendly contest that neither had wanted to win or
Bud's so excited!
And he just can't hide it versus first foe, Youngstown State
by Ryan Schreiber
Daily Basketball Writer
Michigan coach Bud VanDeWege
knows his women's basketball team
impatiently awaits its first regular
season game tonight against
Youngstown Statetat Crisler Arena.
"I feel ready to play, I'm excited,"
VanDeWege said. "A week ago I
might not have said that, but I do
feel ready today and the team feels
ready. They just want to be playing
(opposing players) now. They've set
some strong goals for themselves
and they want to get busy and go at
After trouncing heavily over-
matched Mexico last week in an ex-
hibition game, 109-56, VanDeWege
can't wait to display Michigan's
abilities in a match-up that has a bit
"I think we'll see more of what
our half court offense looks like,"
VanDeWege said. "The Mexican
game didn't provide much of that be-
cause they pretty much sat back in a
zone that was very easily picked
apart. And they didn't play man-to-
In the first ever match between
Michigan and YoungstownhState,
VanDeWege expects a dogfight, with
the Penguins throwing everything at
"They're a blue-collar, hard work-
ing type of team," VanDeWege said.
"They're going to come at you ag-
gressively on defense, and they're
going to work extremely hard.
They're a pretty well-balanced team.
They won't look to just a couple
people to carry them.
"(Being) pretty much a man-to-
man team, they'll throw a press at
you. Again, they aggressively try to
set things up with their defense."
Offensively, Youngstown runs a
press similar to Michigan's, which
has VanDeWege concerned: "We've
see a lot of points scored."
Michigan takes the court with a
mixture of veterans and rookies in
the starting positions.
Co-captains Carol Szczechowski
and Tanya Powell lead the team this
season, starting at point guard and
swing forward, respectively. Soph-
omore Char Durand takes charge at
the off-guard position, while 6-foot-
3 senior Val Hall is a mainstay at
center for the Wolverines.
The fifth spot remains undecided
with senior Joan Reiger and first-
year phenom Trish Andrew battling
for the power forward slot.
"Andrew continues to play very
well so we just have to make a final
decision on that," Van DeWege said.
"We're looking at a situation where,
whether starting or not, they're all
going to play a lot.
"We have such depth with people
like Tempic Brown and Leslie Spicer
coming off the bench, two extremely
talented people. Our depth is going
to be very meaningful," he said.
been playing up tempo also, so it'll
be interesting to see what happens
with this game. It could be the type
of situation where you're going to
Blue water polo gobbles up
Gophers for championship
Hunter summed up her feelings the
but my knees are rejoicing."
best. "I'm sad. My heart is heavy,
AP Top 20
by Steve Fraiberg
Daily Sports Contributor
Michigan has a water polo team?
If people have not heard about the
club, they should acquaint them-
selves with this up and coming
This weekend, the men's water
polo team took first place in the
Midwest Regional Water Polo
Championships held at Northwest-
Winning all five of its matches,
the Wolverines defeated rival Minn-
esota,12-8, in the final.
Tournament MVP Dan Dewhirst
said, "Midwesterns were especially
nice because the competition was
tougher. Previous to Midwesterns,
we were never behind in any game.
When we got behind against Illinois
the team didn't fold. We just had to
be patient and go with our
That gameplan consists of an
international style defense that Big
Ten teams find almost impossible to
score against. Goalie Tom Panchak
attributes his success to it. "My
goals against average was less than
four goals a game, which is a tribute
to good team defense," he said.
Michigan's win follows its Big
Ten victory and ends its season with
an eleven-game winning streak. "No
other Michigan team has won
Midwesterns and the Big Ten in the
same year," coach Ben Quittner said.
Despite its hugely successful
season, the team cannot accept a bid
to the Nationals because of its club
status. The Wolverines finished the
season with a record of 10-0 in the
Big Ten and 21-7 overall.
"We started out with a group of
guys that have been wanting the
same goal," team captain Tom
Robowski said. "A few key additions
and a lot of hard work as a team
helped us realize that goal."
One of those key additions was the
arrival of Panchak who played for
UCLA and the US national team.
His caliber of play and international
experience "improved the team's
play 100 percent," Quittner said. "He
gave the team a whole new dimen-
sion and confidence. But he did not
just help the team by being a good
goalie, a national level goalie, he
helped the team as a team player."
Most significantly, the team
gained access to Canham Natatorium
for practices. "The biggest step
towards winning was the new pool,"
Quittner said. "It is probably the
biggest help we've had in the last 15
years. The other pool is shallow and
deep. Here, the players can't touch
the bottom and it shows. They were
just walking on water."
For the future, the club hopes to
achieve varsity status. In the
meantime they are looking to seek
out tougher competition, having
achieved their goals this year.
"Next year it would be nice to
travel out East and see what we can
do at a higher level," Quittner said.
"Then one day we'll make it to the
West and see where we are. After
that, it's just Europe and the Eastern
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1400 yards, including nine touch-
downs. He garnered first-team All-
Big Ten honors and second-team All-
America honors during 1988-89.
Junior Leroy Hoard, who has
shared time with Boles throughout
the season, will vault into the start-
ing role. Hoard played a major role
in last season's Rose Bowl victory
due to an injury that kept Boles out
of extensive action late last season.
"Tony is a great runner whose
presence will be missed," said third-
string tailback Allen Jefferson last
week. "1Iwanted to get more playing
time, but not this way. I hope he'll
Boles, whose surgery is similar
to that from which current Wolver-
ines Derrick Walker and John Mil-
ligan recovered, could not be reached
-Outside of Boles, the rest of the
Wolverines will be healthy for the
Rose Bowl game against Southern
California. Starting cornerback
Lance Dottin, who was out with
ligament damage in his finger, and
reserve tight end Dave Diebolt, who
was sidelined with knee and ankle
problems, will be in uniform and
playing on Jan. 1.
1. Colorado 11.,
2. Alabama 12.,
3. Michigan 13.
4. Miami, Fla. 14.
5. Notre Dame 15.
6. Florida State 16.
7. Nebraska 17.
8. Tennessee 18.
9. Arkansas 19.
10. Illinois 20.
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