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Wrestling
vs. Indiana
at Varsity Arena
Sunday, 2 p.m.
The Michigan Daily
MICHIGAN SPORTS
'bunduV?
'M' women tune up
for track BigTen's
by Eric Berkman
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's indoor track team will look to cool down Friday
at the Eastern Michigan Classic in Ypsilanti after a strong showing at last
weekend's home meet.
"This weekend we're kind of approaching it as a low-key meet since the
Big Ten (Championship) is coming up," assistant coach Sue Foster said.
"My distance runners are running shorter events and (head coach) James
Henry is letting his runners pick what they want to run in. It's basically a
tune-up event for the Big Ten (held next week)."
"One of the things we're looking for is to get out all of the cobwebs,"
Henry said. "There's a few unanswered questions from individual
performances that haven't been solidified yet. Other than that, it's basically
a rest."
Friday's non-scoring meet pits the Wolverines against the usual crop of
Michigan schools as well as a few Canadian schools.
"We're not really looking for outstanding performances - we'd rather
save it for next week," Foster said. "Other than the 4 by 800 relay,
everything should just be okay."
Henry said long jumper Rhonda Ricketts, high jumper Lisa DeVries, and
hurdler Suzie Thweatt are all looking to build on impressive performances
from last week to strengthen their positions for the upcoming Big Ten
meet.

SPORTS

Mien's Swimming
vs. Ohio State
at Canham Natatorium~
Saturday, 3 p.m.:
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Friday, February 16, 1990

9

Blue'
by Peter Zellen
Daily Hockey Writer
What is it that makes D
State the number one tea
country?
"They have more good
and that's a big factor," 1
coach Red Berenson said. "N
that, they have better playe
sively. They always play
defense and you need that
balance."
That may be an obviou
but it may be one reason w
igan's (19-10-5 overall,
CCHA) eight-game unbeat
(5-0-3) will be in jeopardy,
two teams face off in a tt
series this weekend.
The Spartans enter the hi
home series at 28-4-2 over
24-2-2 record in the CCHA
been a consistently domin,
in college hockey this seaso
The Spartans boast man
their green and white jerse
have the conference scoring
center Kip Miller who has
and 39 assists for 77 points
The next name in th
scoring leaders list is anoth
igan State player - leftw
Murray, with 20 goals and:
for 70 points.
Rounding out the tor

looks to ice
scoring is Shawn Heaphy with 19 series lil
Michigan goals and a tally of 41 points. conferen(
m in the On the defense that Berenson "We'
mentioned, the Spartans have pos- physical;
J players sibly the best tandem in goal in the
Michigan conference. Jason Muzzatti is second
More than in the CCHA with a 2.98 goals
rs offen- against average. His backup, Mike
a solid Gilmore, is a perfect 9-0 this seasonf
t kind of and posts a 2.70 average.
In addition, since losing to Mich-
s answer igan in the Great Lakes Invitational
hy Mich- last December, the Spartans have
14-10-4 gone 10-0-1.
en streak In their first series in early
when the December, the Wolverines played
wo game decently but were overmatched in
both games, losing 5-3 and 11-4.
ome-and- "We got down early in that first
all with a game but got back into it," Berenson
and have said. "However, we didn't deserve to
ant force win that one. We couldn't score on a
n. number of 3-on-is and they could. M il I
y stars in We just couldn't be as prolific as i
ys. They they were that series."
leader in The Spartans were definitely can play
38 goals prolific, as center Shawn Heaphy enson s,
registered hat tricks in each of the proved t
e CCHA games and rightwinger Craig Shep- balance n
er Mich- herd did likewise in the second. Outsi
inger Pat Looking at the statistics it the susp
50 assists appears to be an insurmountable task defense,1
for the Wolverines to beat Michigan istry has
p ten in State, but Berenson will try to use a with the

No.

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ke this to tune up for the
[e playoffs in three weeks.
11 have to get a little more
against them and I hope we

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ership of some of the seniors.
Ryan Pardoski has completely
recovered from his ankle injury and
has played well on defense along
with Brad Turner. Also, Warren
Sharples has played some of his best
games in goal in the last month.
Berenson feels that this improved
chemistry will be a key factor
heading into the final games of tle
season and believes that it has
affected many players in particular.
"At the start, Mark Ouimet and
David Roberts were freshmen, noW
they're seasoned veterans," Berenson
said.
He also likens his team's future
to that of Michigan State's present.
"They've got momentum in their
program now while we've just got
into winning," the sixth-year coach
said. "We've made the playoffs thh
last few years and we've played
better in them as the years went on.
"The team has made a move
towards that (winning) but we still
have to prove that we can beat the
top teams. This series could help us
because we don't want to go 1-4
against them this year."

eri
better defensively," Ber-
aid. "We've been an im-
eam lately and have more
now."
ide of Doug Evans replacing
ended Todd Copeland on
the Wolverines' team chem-
s been clicking as of late
improved play and lead-

Men's

track

looks

to improve at EMU
toimr v tby Eric Berkman
Daily Sports Writer
Coming off of a sluggish performance at last weekend's Central
Collegiates, the Michigan men's indoor track team is looking for a spark at
Friday's Eastern Michigan Classic in Ypsilanti.
"The team's been working pretty hard and they came out flat," assistant
coach Ron Warhurst said. "Hopefully this weekend the performance will be
better since we're tuning up for the Big Tens in Bloomington."
Warhurst is banking on a strong showing from pole vaulter Brad Darr
this weekend. "Darr did pretty well last week and he likes to jump there (at
Eastern)," Warhurst explained. "He needs to dol7 feet, 8 inches to qualify
for the NCAA- we hope to see him do that this weekend. Different places
are different- based on pits and runways. Brad seems to like Eastern."
The Wolverines also hope for a strong performance from high jumper
Brad H-olwerda.
"Holwerda jumped 7-11/2 last week, likes Eastern Michigan, and should
go for 7-21/2 this weekend, which is the NCAA provisional standard," War-
hurst said. "He looks like he's about third in the Big Ten at this point."
Warhurst said that the workouts in the last few weeks had been tough
but, "We're starting to lighten up on them. Hopefully they're fresher than
last week. They'd better perform better- we've got potential."
SLodon.
6 nights.

'M' puts home win streak on line
Undefeated grapplers take on undefeated Hoosiers

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by Matt Rennie
Daily Sports Writer
Indiana wrestling coach Joe Mc-
Farland will enter Michigan's Var-
sity Arena this Sunday with an un-
usual feeling: wanting to see Mich-
igan lose.
McFarland, a two-time National
Champion at Michigan in 1984 and
1985, was named Indiana's head
coach this year.
The Hoosiers and Wolverines are
both undefeated at 5-0.
This meet marks the first time
that the young coach has taken on
his mentor, Michigan coach Dale
Bahr.
There is a twist, though, to this
student-teacher matchup. While the
elder Bahr relies on strong perform-
ances from his younger athletes, Mc-
Farland depends on a more exper-
ienced team.
"They're a senior laden team,"
Bahr said. "They've got about seven

guys in their fourth or fifth year.
We're a significantly younger team."
This is most apparent in the 134
pound match where senior Tony
Hunter squares off against Wolverine
frosh phenom Joey Gilbert. Ex-

perience is not necessarily an advan-
tage, however, as Gilbert has come
out on top in their two previous
meetings.
"We've got a lot of respect for
Gilbert," McFarland said. "Tony's
been a little inconsistent, but we
expect him to be better than earlier
in the season."
Perhaps the premier matchup of
the entire meet will be at 150
pounds, where Wolverine Larry
Gotcher, ranked sixth nationally,
faces Brian Dolph, ranked second.
Their only previous match this
season was in November, where
Dolph defeated Gotcher, 1-0, at the
Eastern Invitational.
The next match,, at 158 pounds,
also features an attractive pairing
with Michigan's Sam Amine going
against Jim Pearson. Both have
spent the season ranked in the top
ten nationally.

Unfortunately for the Wolverines,
though, Amine suffered an injury to
his left knee which may keep him
out of Sunday's meet. If he is unable
to perform, speculation is that Jirp
Fcldkamp will replace him. '4
In addition, Michigan's three
year, 25-meet home Big Ten
winning streak will be on the line it
the meet, and the undefeated Hoo-
siers pose the most serious threat op
the remainder of this year's schedule,.
"I'm very proud of that streak,
but I'm not worried about it," Bahr
said.
The key to keeping the streak
alive may be not only who wins,
but by how much.
"The important thing will
who can put those extra points op
the board," McFarland said. "if
someone can get a major (decisiorn
or something, that will definitel$
help."

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