The Michigan Daily - Sports Monday - November 11, 1991- Page 7
n Wrestlers take three titles at EMU
Blue excels at preseason open despite loss of top seed
by Shawn DuFresne
Daily Sports Writer
YPSILANTI - Strong individ-
ual performances on the Michigan
wrestling team at the Eastern
Michigan Open yesterday produced
three champions and four runner-ups
for the Wolverines.
More than 400 wrestlers repre-
senting 17 schools packed Bowen
Field House for the all-day event.
However, the day did not begin
well for Michigan. While driving
to Ypsilanti, three members of the
team were involved in an accident
when a 16-year old Ypsilanti man,
driving on the wrong side of the
road, totalled wrestler Lanny
7 Green's car.
Teammates Steve Peacock and
Phil Tomek were taken to the hospi-
tal after suffering lacerations, and
'were unable to compete. Tomek was
the top-seeded heavyweight at the
Despite losing important
wrestlers, Michigan coach Dale
Bahr was pleased with his team's
all-American Charlie Jones of
"Lanny had a rough day. He had
to beat all-American Kevin Vogel
(Central Michigan) to make it to
the finals," Bahr said.
Wolverine Jason Cluff deci-
sioned fellow Michigan teammate
Mike Mihalic, 5-4, to earn the 126
The 142 weight class featured
another final between two
Wolverines - Joey Gilbert and
James Rawls. Gilbert decisioned
Rawls, 6-4 in sudden death.
"(Michigan wrestler) Mike
Ellsworth also did very well by
finishing fourth in 142, and winning
seven of his nine matches," Bahr
Also victorious for Michigan
was sophomore Sean Bormet, who
decisioned Tim Rohrig of Purdue, 4-
2, to capture the 158 weight class ti-
Michigan's Jesse Rawls was
runner-up to Dave McKnight of
Ferris State at 167.
"Jesse is a freshman, so I was
very impressed with his placing,"
Michigan's Matt Stout fought
to an impressive victory in an early
afternoon consolation match at 118.
He scored three points in the final
10 seconds to come from behind and
beat Frank Ingalls of Indiana.
"I had wrestled him before, and
had problems with his style," Stout
said. "I wanted to get an escape to
tie the score, which I was able to
Then with less than five seconds,
Stout did a double-leg takedown on
Ingalls to emerge victorious, 6-4.
Michigan will compete in the
Ohio Open in two weeks in Dayton,
Katie Vignevic looks upfield for teammate Katie Thomas in action early
this season. Michigan swept its two games this past weekend.
Stickers beat MSU
by Tim Spolar
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan field hockey team
closed its season by beating Michi-
gan State and Northern Illinois in
East Lansing last weekend. The vic-
tories brought its record to the .500
mark for the season.
Michigan began Friday afternoon
with a 2-1 victory over the Spartans.
Junior co-captain Katie Thomas and
sophomore midfielder Lelli Hose
each notched goals for Michigan,
both of which resulted from
penalty corner situations. MSU
goaltender Sara Humpage stopped
each initial free shot, but gave up a
rebound which the Wolverines were
able to put in the back of the net.
The effectiveness of Michigan's
penalty-corner play was a pleasant
turnaround from previous games.
"We were really successful with
our corners this weekend," sopho-
more midfielder Kalli Hose said.
0 "It was really nice (to improve),
because we haven't been that suc-
cessful in the past."
The Wolverines were able to
carry the momentum from Friday's
game into their match against
Northern Illinois, the season finale.
The Huskies jumped out to a quick
lead, but Michigan stormed back
with three straight to put the game
Thomas posted two of Michi-
gan's goals, sandwiching Keely
Libby's score, on which Thomas
drew an assist. Overall, Thomas fin-
ished the season with seven goals
and 21 points, leading the Wolver-
ines in both categories.
"(Thomas) does really well
against Northern Illinois," Kalli
Hose said. "I don't know if it's that
particular team, but she just seemed
to be in the right place at the right
time all game. You could rely on
her to be there all weekend."
Michigan displayed improved
play all weekend, finding open play-
ers and utilizing its team speed with
"This weekend we started to
pass a little better and we were
putting the passes right onto each
other's sticks," Kalli Hose said.
"We were putting them exactly
where we wanted them to go, and
everyone was ready to receive the
ball. We're a pretty fast team, and it
made us seem even faster, because
the ball was doing all the work and
(play) was moving very fast."
The Wolverines were also able
to bounce back emotionally from
their loss to Ohio State in the final
home game of the season the previ-
ous weekend. Michigan shook off
the 3-2 overtime defeat to come out
firing against the Spartans, where
the Wolverines scored within the
first five minutes of play.
"The mental aspect was really
positive, too," Kalli Hose said. "We
were all pretty much up for the
weekend, being our last weekend for
this particular team. That's some-
thing that we need to keep going
next year, the attitude that we're
going to do well and that we want
The pair of victories brought
Michigan's record to 9-9 overall, 4-
6 in the conference. More impor-
tantly for the Wolverines, they
were able to regain their confidence
and end the season on a positive note.
"It felt really, really good to
finish with two wins," Kalli Hose
said. "It's going to be great going
into the winter season knowing that
we came off two wins and that we
didn't fall off at the end of the
"It gives us a little more confi-
dence going into our winter prac-
tices, and when we start next year,
we'll learn from this year and know
that if something bad happens, we'll
be able to bounce back from it."
"Our starters did a fine job,"
Bahr said. "In this early season
tournament, I had a chance to look at
the whole squad and determine
where individuals were."
Green, an all-American, was not
seriously injured in the accident, and
competed in the tough 177-pound
weight class. He finished second to
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Vinny
Testaverde played error-free foot-
ball and Reggie Cobb pumped life
into the NFL's 27th-ranked offense
by rushing for a career-high 139
yards and three touchdowns yester-
day, as the Buccaneers beat the
Detroit Lions, 30-21.
Tampa Bay forced four turnovers
by Lions quarterback Erik Kramer
and kept Barry Sanders from taking
over the game when it looked as if
Detroit might be able to come back
from a 23-7 halftime deficit.
Cobb, the first Tampa Bay run-
ning back to rush for more than 100
yards since September 1990, scored
on runs of one and three yards in the
first half. He then devastated
Detroit with a 59-yard TD burst
that put the Bucs ahead, 30-14, late
in the third quarter.
Michigan's Jason Cluff, shown above at last year's Eastern Michigan Open, captured the 126-pound title
yesterday in Ypsilanti.
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