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Page 12-The Michigan Daily- Tuesday, April 14, 1992

Women's lacrosse finishes at 10-2

by Joshua Marlow
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's lacrosse
club traveled to the state of Indiana
Saturday for the second straight
week. Last weekend, they visited
Bloomington for the Indiana Tour-
nament, where the Wolverines beat
Purdue and Miami, Ohio in their first
two games before defeating Ohio
State in the finals.
This weekend, their destination
was West Lafayette for the Purdue
Tournament. But the optimism that
usually surrounds the team was lack-
ing, despite their 8-1 record.
Rookie Karen Ross, who was the
leading scorer after their home tour-
nament, would be out for the second
consecutive week with a sprained
ankle. Another potent attacker, Lia
Emanuel was unable to travel with
the team. In fact, the team brought
only 12 players, just enough to play.
The Wolverines won their first
game, against St. Mary's of Notre
Dame, 7-5. The score was certainly
an indicator of their player handicap,
because the last time the two teams
met, Michigan won handily, 12-2.
The opponent in the second game
was the University of Dayton. The
Wolverines stayed close the whole
game, but were knocked out of the
tournament with a 7-6 loss.
"It was really tough because we
didn't have any subs at all;" said
Ross, who kept the stats for the
team. "We were missing a lot of our
offense. We played the best defense
I've seen all year."
This weekend, the leader of that
defense was Jackie Sokolow.

"Jackie was the mainstay of our
defense," first-year goalie Nika
Skvir said. "She really helped us
keep our intensity when we got tired.
I think she deserves a lot of credit."
Though they did not win the
tournament, they did end the season

on a winning note, beating the
University of Chicago in the runner-
up game, 8-5.
They finished at 10-2, a record
not quite as good as last year's 9-0-
3, but the team played a much
tougher schedule this year.

Men's volleyball
finishes 17th
by Dan Lnne
Daily Sports Writer

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Yanks and Jays are hot;

Mets, KC an(
Associated Press
The baseball season is only a1
week old and already the Detroit
Tigers are in danger of falling out of
the race. The first week of the season
was a tale of hot and cold for teams
and players.
Bill Gullickson is 0-2 for the
Tigers (0-6). He's given up nine runs
on 15 hits in 10 2-3 innings. Detroit
starters have a 9.24 ERA.
In 1959, the Tigers also started 0-
6, en route to a 2-15 record that saw
manager Bill Norman fired and re-
placed by Jimmy Dykes.
"The fact that we are 0-6 is no
big deal," center fielder Milt Cuyler
said. "We're not pressing any more
than we would if we had a win. We
always want to win."
Kansas City, revamped after trad-
ing Bret Saberhagen to the New
York Mets for Kevin McReynolds,
Gregg Jefferies and Keith Miller, is
also 0-6. The New York Yankees
and Toronto Blue Jays entered
Monday night's game in the
SkyDome as baseball's only unde-
feated teams.
New York improved to 5-0 with

di Tigers not
a 5-1 victory at Detroit, the Yan-
kees' best start since 1988. The Yan-
kees' best start ever was 7-0 in 1933,
when Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Tony
Lazzeri and Bill Dickey were on the
team.
"We've got to be happy about
this, but we can't dwell on it,"
Yankees outfielder Mel Hall said.
"We are just doing what we knew
we could do, and we're having fun."
The Blue Jays' 6-0 start is the
best in team history.
"We've got to keep our heads on
straight and keep on playing smart
ball," Toronto center fielder Devon
White said. "As soon as you start
looking too far ahead, you lose sight
of what you're trying to do, which is
win the next game."
While the Yankees are a big sur-
prise in New York, the New York
Mets have been a big disappoint-
ment. New York dropped to 2-5
Sunday after being swept at Shea
Stadium by the Montreal Expos.
Not since their first-ever season
at the Polo Grounds had the Mets
dropped their first three at home.

Fifty-four teams traveled to Buffalo last weekend
looking to capture the Michigan Collegiate Club
Volleyball Championship.
Fifty-three teams would go home disappointed.
Unfortunately, the Michigan men's volleyball team was
one of them as the No. 19 seed Wolverines fell to three
different California teams and finished in 17th place.
"We played well at times and matched up well with
most teams," Michigan co-captain Rico Latham said.
"We have the same potential as these other teams we
just broke down at inconvenient times."
Michigan began pool play by downing Cincinnati in
two games, 15-11, and 15-10.
Binghamton posed little threat to the Wolverines and
was also done away with in two games, 15-7, and 15-8.
Michigan's problems began when it faced No. 2 seed
California-Berkeley in its final pool play match-up. The
Bears left little doubt why they were the No. 2 seed as
they ousted the Wolverines in two games, 15-11, and
15-10.
The top finishers in each of the twelve pools ad-
vanced to the championship round of 24. Michigan's 4-
2 pool play record placed the Wolverines 2nd in their
pool. The tournament's format called for the 2nd and
3rd place teams to cross pools, and battle for the other
twelve slots in the championship round.
Michigan took two quick games from challenge
round opponent Appalachian State to advance to the
championship round, 15-7, and 15-3.
The Wolverines No. 19 seed cost them in the cham-
pionship round as they were put in a 3-team pool with
No. 1 seed Cal. State Sacramento and No. 7 seed UC-
Davis. Cal State need only two games to rid themselves
of Michigan, 15-7, and 15-9.
The Wolverines were eliminated from the tourna-
ment when UC Davis took two games, 15-11, 15-12.
Michigan finished the season with a 15-5 record in
head to head play.

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The Michigan volleyball club placed 17th at the
Michigan Collegiate Club Championships.

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Carnesecca
retires after
24th season
at St. John's.
NEW YORK (AP) - Lou
Carnesecca retired as coach of St.
John's yesterday, a month before his
enshrinement in the Basketball Hall
of Fame.
The 67-year-old Carnesecca
stepped down after 24 seasons at St.
John's, a school he took to postsea-
son play each of those years and the
only college he ever worked at.
"It's going to be very difficult to
put the ball down, but the time has
come," he said at a packed news
conference. "There are two reasons,
really. I still have half of my marbles
and I still have a wonderful taste in
my mouth about basketball. It's a
difficult decision, but it's all mine."
Carnesecca jumped into the na-
tional spotlight with the creation of
the Big East Conference.
His teams led by Chris Mullin
and Walter Berry may not have
earned him as much notice as did his *
penchant for sweaters and his ability
to run and jump on the sidelines like
a man 20 years his junior.
Carnesecca retired with a career
record of 526-200. His teams pro-
duced 20-win seasons 18 times. St.
John's reached the Final Four in
1985 when three Big East teams ad-
vanced to the national semifinals at
Lexington, Ky.
"I thought hard about it the last
couple of weeks. I had to give it se-
rious consideration," he said. "Hey,
I'll still be here. I'm just going
across the street."
Carnesecca will stay on as an as-
sistant to the President for commu-
nity relations.
"We hope Lou will serve as our
ambassador to New York City," said
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, the
school president.
"Things can't last forever,"
Carnesecca said. "The league will go
on and prosper. Why? Because of
the players and the special relation-
shil, the schools have with each
other."Harrington said the topic of a
successor would be dealt with today.
"This is his day and we don't
want to detract from it in any way,"
Harrington said. "We will have
something to say (today) because we
want him to totally enjoy this day."
One of the leading contenders is
Brian Mahoney, Carnesecca's assis-
tant since 1973 except for a three-
year stint as coach at Manhattan
College. Carnesecca gave Mahoney
his support to follow him just as he
had followed Joe Lapchick in 1965
after eight years as his assistant.
"I hope my able assistant will get
the fullest consideration," Carne-

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