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Page 10-The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, March 17, 1992

'M' relay runs to
seventh at NCAAs

Lacrosse falters

by Rich Mitvalsky
Daily Sports Writer
The task at hand for Michigan's
women's 4x800-meter relay was to
run two outstanding races over the
weekend at the National Track and
Field Indoor Championships in Ind-
ianapolis. The quartet could only
muster up one.
In the preliminary session Friday,
the relay of Carrie Yates, Kristine
'If you consider the
last four weeks of the
season, the relay team
dropped time in each
race. I'm very happy
with their progress.'
- Mike McGuire
Michigan assistant coach
Westerby, Jessica Kluge and Amy
Bannister raced to a season-best time
of 8:38.60 minutes, qualifying them
first in the final heat.
However, the Wolverine team
was unable to duplicate their per-
formance, crossing the line in
8:44.12, which only earned them a
seventh-place finish.
While the Wolverines finished
only one place away from earning
All-American status, their prelimi-
nary time established a new Mich-
igan varsity record in the event.

NCAA Tournament Pairings
Thursday
Ohio State vs. Mississippi Valley State 7:35 EST
Iowa vs. Texas 30 min. after 7:40 EST game ends
Indiana vs. Eastern Illinois 30 min. after 8:10 EST game ends

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"I was disappointed that the relay
couldn't come back with the same
performance on Saturday," assistant
coach Mike McGuire said. "But I
was always happy with their effort.
Across the board we just weren't as
fast in finals."
Had the Wolverines duplicated
their time in the finals, the relay
would have placed fourth. The relay
team from Wisconsin finished first
in 8:28.41, setting new arena and
conference records.
"I am certainly pleased with their
performance this season," McGuire
said. "Over the last four weeks, the
relay dropped a total of 17 seconds,
culminated by their performance
over the weekend.
"If you consider the last four
weeks of the season, the relay team
dropped time in each race. I'm very
happy with their progress."
As expected, Bannister, Mich-
igan's only individual qualifier at the
meet, scratched from the 800m run.
"Amy wanted to focus her effort
on the relay run, since she would
have had to run each event within an
hour of each other," McGuire said.
"If she had made finals in the 800,
she would have had to do that
twice."
Although this meet marked the
end of the indoor season, the track
team begins practice this week for
the upcoming outdoor season, which
extends from April through May.

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Friday
Michigan vs. Temple 7:35 p.m. EST
Michigan State vs. SW Missouri State 12:25

p.m. EST

All-Big Ten Selections

Media Poll
First Team
Jim Jackson
Calbert Cheaney
Acie Earl
Mike Peplowski
Woody Austin
Second Team
Deon Thomas
Tracy Webster
Chris Webber
Jalen Rose
Mark Baker
Honorable
Mention
Juwan Howard
Freshman

Coaches Poll
First Team
Jim Jackson
Calbert Cheaney
Acie Earl
Mike Peplowski
Woody Austin
Second Team
Deon Thomas
Tracy Webster
Chris Webber
Chris Jent
Mark Baker
Third Team
Jalen Rose
of the Year

by Chad Safran
Daily Sports Writer
After trouncing Toledo, 27-0, last
Wednesday, the Michigan lacrosse
team headed into Sunday's battle
with Lakeshore Lacrosse Club of
Chicago on the upswing.
But optimism turned into heart-
break and disappointment as Lake-
shore came away with a hard fought
14-13 victory over the Wolverines at
Oosterbaan Fieldhouse.
Bob White of Lakeshore scored
the winning goal, his third of the
game, at the 3:56 mark of the fourth
quarter to complete Lakeshore's
final-period rally.
Entering the final stanza, Mich-
igan (3-4 overall) took a 11-10 lead,
when Tony DiGiovanni put one
between the pipes at :35, but could
not withstand Lakeshore's late
comeback.
With the score tied at 12, Mich-
igan's Will Clyde threw a cross-field
pass to John Paul who slipped the
ball past goalie Wade Thomas for a
13-12 advantage at 8:13.
That was the day's final tally for
the Maize and Blue, as Lakeshore's
defense stiffened. Lakeshore knotted
the score at 13 one minute later.
Eventually, White would score the
game-winner.
After the game, Michigan coach
Bob DiGiovanni was not happy with
his team's performance, especially in
the last quarter.
"This is a terribly disappointing

)ss, 14-13
loss," DiGiovanni said. "We're sup-e
posed to be able to tire them out by
the fourth quarter and have the phys-
ical advantage. It worked the other
way around. It killed us on our tran-
sition game."
Michigan appeared to be in con-
trol in the second quarter after three
unanswered goals in a span of 3:40
by Adam Levy, Jeff Ellenbogen and
Clyde, who led the Wolverines with
four tallies on the day.
But an attempt to clear the ball
by Michigan goalie Pete McPartlin
was unsuccessful and resulted in an
open-net goal for White. Two more
goals in the next 2:30 gave Lake-
shore an 8-7 lead, halting the Wol-
verines' momentum in its tracks.
The open-field ability of Lake-
shore gave it the opportunity to fire
49 shots on McPartlin, often on 2-
on-1 and 3-on-2 breakaways during
man-up (power-play) situations.
"Our man-down defense was very
disappointing today," DiGiovanni
said. "They weren't doing anything
that we didn't recognize. It wasn't
that they had a super mystery magi-
cal play. They ran a couple of stan-
dard man-up power-play formations.
We just weren't rotating right.
"It was just a very disappointing
performance," he added. "We weren't
in the game in the second half. We
were not in the game mentally."
The basics seemed to trouble the
Wolverines just as they had in the
loss to Michigan State. Michigan
- had difficulty controlling ground
balls.
"We had a break down in funda-
mentals - ground balls, pass catch-
ing," DiGiovanni said. "We just
were throwing the ball out of
bounds. It was a very poor perfor-
mance of fundamentals."
The Wolverines will try to re-
group Wednesday night when they
play at Oberlin, a Division III
varsity team.

Chris Webber, Michigan
Media Coach of the Year
Randy Ayers, Ohio State

Player of the Year
Jim Jackson, Ohio State

Michigan NCAA Tournament Ticket Information
Student season basketball ticket holders may make application to the ticket
lottery for the NCAA Regional at Lexington, Ky., Mar. 27 and 29. Applica-
tions will be taken at the Michigan Ticket Office, 1000 S. State, Wed-Fri
(Mar. 18-20) from 8-4:30 and Sat. (Mar. 21) from 10-2. Ticket price is $40
for all sessions. Each student ticket holder with a valid student ID is limited:
to one ticket for the regional. Lottery results will De available Monday,
March 23, posted at the Michigan Union and the Michigan Ticket Office.'

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by Brett Forrest
Daily Sports Writer
The Florida sunshine was a bit
unkind to Michigan's men's golf
team this past weekend, as it fin-*
ished 12th out of a field of 16 teams
at the South Florida Invita-tional in
Tampa.
The Wolverines were hoping to
improve upon their seventh-place
finish in Fripp Isle, S.C., the week-
end before. Their lack of consistency
and quality practice time hurt
severely.
Michigan faced 15 schools from.
the South - teams that have been
playing throughout winter and are
actually at the tail ends of their sea-
sons. The fact that Michigan was
walking into competition against
those schools without sufficient
practice time was not a welcome
truth.
"There's no question about it,"
Michigan coach Jim Carras said.
"We know it and they (southeri
schools) know it. Most of those
schools have two more tournaments,
and then their conference cham-
pionships. Their seasons are over.
We're just starting ours'."
"You don't have the feel and the
touch in your hands that you have
when you're playing every day in
the summer," senior Anthony Dietz
said. "The minute you do hit a shot
off-line around the greens, you cane
start making big numbers because
you haven't been putting and chip-
ping."
Dean Kobane, who makes hitting
greens in regulation seem as simple
as breathing, was the top Wolverine
for the fourth straight tournament.
The next Michigan golfer, Mike
Hill, was 13 strokes behind Kobane
in the three-round tournament. The
Wolverines lack some consistency
from top to bottom in the lineup.
But Michigan's total for Friday's
afternoon round was a stunning 292,
which was third among all the
schools for that day.
"That afternoon round was re-
markably good,"Carras said."We
averaged a 73. That's solid."
Kobane finished tied for fourth
place overall with a three-round total
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