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Page 4 - The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - November 19, 1990

XD wins IM football crown

A day in the life of an .

Last minute drive captures title for second

6y Ken Davidoff
There was no Goodyear blimp. Keith Jackson
was nowhere to be found. And the crowd didn't
number much more than 100. Yet the intensity
and excitement of the Intramural Fraternity AA
Football Championship was tantamount to that
of any professional or college match.
With a last minute seven-yard touchdown run,
Chi Phi quarterback Mitch Hesson led his squad
to an 18-14 victory over Sigma Alpha Mu, Chi
Phi's second consecutive championship.
Hesson's scoring run culminated a 43-yard
drive that thwarted a "Hail Mary" touchdown
catch by Sigma Alpha Mu receiver Michael
Yaker on the previous possession. Paul
Schwartzman scored the conversion for a 14-12
lead, and it appeared that victory was imminent
for SAM.
With time running out, Chi Phi took the

kickoff to its 47-yard line. After two incomple-
tions, a crucial pass interference call took Chi
Phi all the way to the Sammy 17. Two plays
later, Hesson was in the end zone celebrating.
The winning play was successful due to the
quick-thinking of Hesson. "The play was a roll-
out to the left, but the guys we sent out were
covered," Hesson explained. "I saw the hole and
just kind of dove for the end zone. At first, I
wasn't sure if I had made it, but then I saw the
flag was there."
The game at first seemed destined to be a XD
blowout. On the first play from scrimmage, Hes-
son passed for 44 yards to Frank Woronoff for a
score. The conversion failed, but Chi Phi quickly
regained the ball as Gordie Cross intercepted
EAM quarterback Dan Yaker on Sammy's first
play from scrimmage. Cross later picked off two
more passes, and Hesson added one of his own.

straight year
Defense dominated the game until late in the
second quarter when Hesson and Woronoff con-
nected again for a 45-yard scoring strike.
EAM opened the second half with a 51-yard
drive, scoring on an 8-yard pass from Yaker to
Schwartzman, cutting X(D's lead to 12-7. The
two teams then quieted down until the dramatic
finish.
Sigma Alpha Mu attempted to mount a last-
second drive, but time ran out. Hesson's excel-
lent performance made his teammates forget
about the absence of starting quarterback Jamie
Cohen, who was away.
"I had big shoes to fill, but I was able to do it
thanks to the team. It was a total team effort,"
Hesson said. "Our defense played excellent, as
always. It was the key to our season."
The brothers of Chi Phi were heard yelling
"Three-peat" as they exited Bo's Building.

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volleyball player

Cross Country teams comnete in NCAAs

Men's team enters Knoxville
with season-high confidence
by Kevin Sundman
Daily Sports Writer

Women are in the running for
a top ten finish in final meet

Twenty-two teams will be com-,
peting today for No. 1.j
This is not a reference to the nextj
AP football poll, but rather the
NCAA men's cross country champi-
onships in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Michigan, ranked seventh, comes
into the meet fresh off its second
place finish to Notre Dame at the
district meet last week. Despite the,
disappointment of losing by two to,
the Irish and by three to Wisconsin
at the Big Ten meet, confidence is at
a season high. ,
"We're very confident," coach,
Ron Warhurst said. "We've gotten,
better for every meet this season, and
there's no reason to believe this,
meet will be any different.",
Arkansas and Iowa State, the top
two ranked teams in the nation, are
the clear favorites and are expected to
dual for the top spot. Just underneath
them is a group of seven teams, anyl
one of which could be capableof
winning the title in the event that
the first two should stumble. Michi-
gan is joined by Notre Dame, Wis-
consin, Florida, Washington, Ore-
gon, Arizona, Tennessee, and Con-
necticut in this group.
"We definitely hope to be in the
top three," Warhurst said. "We just
have to reach down a little further ifl
we want to achieve.our goals."
But there are more than just
team honors at stake this weekendl

for the Wolverines. The top 25 fin-
ishers in the meet, excluding runners
from foreign countries, will earn
All-American honors. Such a large
number may appear to the casual ob-
server to lessen the prestigious na-
ture of this achievement. If you con-
sider, however, that there are 10,000
runners around the country, then this
certainly is quite an accomplish-
ment.
The Wolverines believe they have
three runners very capable of attain-
ing this status in senior Brad Bar-
quist, third at districts, junior Tony
Carna, and senior Jeff Barnett.
The team will go with the same
roster it employed at the districts last
week. Joining the top three will be
junior Matt Smith, junior Dan
Oden, frosh Shawn Mackay, and
sophomore Jason Colvin.
"Nobody's afraid of running the
big race anymore," Carna said. "The
team is much more confident in
what we can do now than we were
earlier in the season."
This display of confidence seemed
to be contagious this week in prac-
tice and coach Warhurst seemed to be
the culprit.
"If I don't believe in them, then
they certainly are going to have a
hard time believing in themselves,"
Warhurst said. "We really think this
week we have saved our best for
last."

by Jim Foss
Daily Sports Writer
As the final race of the 1990
cross country season is run today in
Knoxville, Tennessee, many teams
will be striving for the honor of
being called the top team in the
nation. Though maybe a year or two
away from realistically winning the
national tide, Michigan has already
proven that they are worthy of com-
peting in a race of this magnitude.
Ranked tenth in the nation, a
young and hungry Michigan
women's cross country team will
compete in the NCAA National
Championships, hosted by the Uni-
versity of Tennessee. The Wolver-
ines have set a goal of finishing in
the top ten and being the second best
team in the Big Ten Conference.
Led by Sonjia O'Sullivan, Vil-
lanova is the favorite to win the
team title. Big Ten and District IV
Champion Indiana, paced by Michele

Dekkers, is ranked second in the
nation, and is expected to challenge
the Wildcats for the title.
Coach Sue Foster hopes to have
strong individual performances from
all of the Michigan runners, and
expects the top two Wolverines to
place among the top 25 Americans,
earning them all-American status.
"I think that Molly (McClimon)
and Amy (Buchholz) are capable of
running in the low 17's, around
17:15," she said.
With the large quantity of racers,
the Michigan runners, accostomed to
going out slow and moving up in
the pack as the race progresses, will
probably have to force themselves to
speed up during the first part of their
races in order to avoid the problems
bunching can cause.
"We have to get out faster than
before," Foster said. "The first mile
will probably be really fast."

by Matthew Dodge
Daily Sports Writer
What might possess an 18-year-old volleyball star to leave the friendly
confines of California beaches for the indoor, insulated, heated gymnasiums
of the Midwest?
What's that you say? It would never happen.
Sorry. This scenario is anything but fiction.
Andrea Lucadam, the rookie defensive wizard of the Wolverine volleyball
team, actually arrived in Ann Arbor this fall of her own free will from her
native San Fernando Valley home. Those of us who grew up here can only
wonder what sort of delusions she was under. But her trek to this barren land
found somewhere between New York and LA has satisfied her thus far.
Lucadam was in the midst of wining (not literally, of course) and dining
Michigan volleyball recruits last week. On Thursday evening, she and her
entourage of high school guests went bowling and rented the movie,
"Weekend at Bernie's". All day Friday, she allowed a reporter to follow her
around, and observe a day with Andrea.
8:30 A.M. - Breakfast at West Quad with a tall recruit from Pittsburg*
brought Lucadam to comment upon her short frame - as far as volleyball
players go - of only "Five-foot-eight with my shoes on, five-seven-and-a-
half without."
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't most women do anything to be
5' 8"? But in the world of college volleyball, that is positively puny.
"I didn't know until I came here that I had short arms," Lucadam added
about her frame. "And now I always get teased about it."
Short arms? Who else even cares about arm length. Eric Riley, maybe,
but no one else.
9:20 A.M.- Lucadam sits in an East Engineering basement classroono
with three recruits. The teaching assistant for this Introduction to Fiction
class does not show up. Five minutes later, the slew of spikers give up on
their pursuit of scholarly excellence.
As they walk out the door, one recruit says, "Hey, I can handle this."
3:15 P.M. - The rookie arrives at Keen Arena to decorate the lockr-
room for that night's game against Bowling Green. The lockerroom is
quickly transformed into a sea of school spirit. Maize and Blue balloons cas-
cade from the ceiling, and inspirational quotes from Goethe to Bart Starr
adorn the walls.
5:00 P.M. - As she walks into the cafeteria for her pre-game meal
someone says, "Great game the other night, Andrea."
"I don't mind people asking me about volleyball, except when we lose,"
Lucadam said. "But I just love the game so much, it doesn't matter."
During the light dinner, she admits to feeling pregame jitters, despite the
fact Michigan will be playing a nonconference squad in Bowling Green. The
former 1989 First Team All-California player knows she will see extensive
playing time.
"I didn't know what to expect when I came here," Lucadam said. "But I
didn't expect to play this much. I just love Ann Arbor."
10:00 P.M. - The Wolverines have been pasted by the upstart Bowling
Green team. Another loss sends Lucadam, bundled up in sweats, out into th*
cold - far away from home.

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we like to be able to be very patient
and chip away point by point by
point.
"I was a little upset that we were
down 7-1, that we weren't digging
more balls and that our transition
game just didn't look that good, but
I was very pleased that our emotion
out on the court did not get the best
of us."
Despite the loss, VanDeWalle is
optimistic for the Wolverine pro-
gram.
"I thought Michigan made a lot
of unforced errors tonight and that
probably took them out of their
game plan a little bit," she said, "but
I see the growth and the athleticism
on that team."
Bradley-Doppes said, "The big-
gest thing right now is when we get
tentative, we do things like look at
the score, and not get into position.
We get into a mode where we're
ahead, and then relax. It's not a relax
like 'Ha, ha, we've got it won' but a
relax like 'We had to work so hard to
get here', and mentally we can't
push anymore."
After the big victory Wednesday
over Michigan State, which Bradley-
Doppes acknowledged "may have

taken more out of us than I realized,"
the team earned a day off. But after
Friday's loss, she still felt that it
was a necessary move.
"If you look at the kids, they're
dead tired," she said. "We needed the
day off, but, good God, it'll be a
long time before we get another one.
Even if they can't do anything
physical, we're going to bring them
in and look at films or something."
The Wolverines started slow,
looking sloppy during pre-game
warmups. This translated into an 8-3
deficit and three quick lineup changes
in the first game.
Brought to the bench was setter
Tarnisha Thompson, who later re-
turned to play better for the rest of
the evening.
"Tarnisha had a bad warmup.
She'll be the first to tell you and
from the bad warmup came no ex-
ecution with our offense," Bradley-
Doppes said. "It was very, very
frustrating. I think that put a little
bit of hesitation in all our players,
so we tried to juggle the lineup to
get a little different chemistry."
Game two showed more promise,
when, after falling behind 7-2, the
Wolverines battled back on Thomp-
son's serve to knot the game, 8-8.
But errors once again plagued Mich-
igan as they fell, 15-11.

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