Page 22-The Michigan Daily- Friday, September 11, 1992
Spikers cruise to 4-0 start
Horrigan, Thompson lead potent Blue attack
by Brett Forrest
Daily Sports Writer
The chances are good that the
Michigan volleyball team will not be
invited back to the Syracuse Round-
Robin Tournament next season. The
host of a tournament usually does
not like to be embarrassed as badly
as the Wolverines did the Lady
Orange. Michigan trounced all other
competition on its way to the tour-
nament championship and a 4-0
overall season record.
Michigan faced Syracuse Friday
evening and it was never a close
contest. Junior hitter Michelle
Horrigan led the team with a career-
tying 24 kills and a team-high 16
digs as Michigan swept Syracuse,
15-12, 16-14, 15-9.
Senior hitter Hayley Lorenzen
played a solid game adding 11 kills.
Senior setter Tarnisha Thompson
had 44 assists.
Head coach Greg Giovanazzi ex-
pressed enthusiasm about Horrigan's
output. "Michelle had a huge overall
match for us playing the best games
I've seen since pre-season began
three weeks ago," he said. "We did-
n't have a particularly good blocking
or serving night, but had solid hitting
to combat that area."
Though the following afternoon's
contest was a bit closer affair,
Michigan still came out on top,
beating Northern Iowa in four
games, 7-15, 17-15, 15-12, 15-4.
Horrigan led the team with 22 kills,
while sophomore blocker Aimee
Smith had 16 kills and Lorenzen
again added 11.
The Panthers proved to pose
Michigan's stiffest competition of
the tournament as the Wolverines
swept the Cavaliers of Virginia, 15-
7, 15-6, 15-12, in the Saturday
Horrigan once again set a career
high in kills, garnering 25. She leads
the team after the first four matches
in total kills (79), kill average
(6.6kpg) and attack efficiency
(.350). Smith had 10 kills and 14
digs, while Thompson contributed
Michigan began its winning
streak by beating Rhode Island, 15-
8, 16-14, 15-8 on Sep. 1.
This weekend the Wolverines
travel to Santa Barbara to compete in
the 12-team University of California
at Santa Barbara Invitational.
Among the field are two 1991
NCAA Tournament teams.
The squad's trip will be a home-
coming of sorts for three Michigan
players and two coaches. Smith
(Esconsido, CA), sophomore Julie
Scherer (Los Altos, CA) and junior
Karen Jacobsen (Westminster, CA)
were all high school standouts in the
Coach Giovanazzi is a native
Californian who won the 1976
NCAA volleyball title with UCLA.
First assistant coach Mora Kanim
also played for UCLA andacoached
at Cal State-Northridge.
After the UCSB tournament,
Michigan moves on to play in the
University of Kentucky Conference
Challenge Sept. 18 and 19. The Big
Ten schedule starts Sep. 25 against
Indiana, which is 0-2 in non-confer-
MItsd MELLMUY bI ly .
Aimee Smith has led the Michigan women's volleyball team to a 4-0 record.
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Advice for your future
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by Dan Linna
Daily Sports Writer
Remember the other guy? The
man the media embraced after his
Tigers won the World Series in his
inaugural season? His work for char-
ities was praised. His lavish pur-
chases were glorified. His dedication
to his religion was made to be an ex-
ample for all.
How quickly things changed for
Tom Monaghan, and this is how it
will be for you, Mr. Illitch. You are
being hailed as the savior of Detroit
and its baseball team.
However, as the other guy
soundly proved, the media are a very
fickle monster in Detroit. You don't
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do to keep it that way:
1. Sign Cecil Fielder. There is
no, if, and, or but here. Ask the man
what he wants and then give it to
him. Fielder is not only your best
player, but he is also one of the most
exciting players in the game. Fans
pay to see Cecil swing the bat. Pay
him. Pay him. Pay him.
2. Sign Alan Trammell and Lou
Whitaker. How come anytime a guy
is reaching the last five years of his
career, like Whitaker, a team wants
to trade him while he's still worth
something. Hello out there! If every-
one else wants him and he can help
your team ... KEEP HIM!
Sweet Lou is one of the most un-
derrated performers in sports. He's
on the field every day and given the
opportunity, should secure a Hall of
Fame bid with a few more produc-
Trammell is on the other end of
the spectrum. It has been awhile
since he proved he could cut it on
the field and Travis Fryman seems
secure at shortstop.
However, Trammell is the glue
that holds this team together. Put
him in leftfield for a couple of years
and then make him manager at
Toledo. Why? Because Trammell
has an excellent baseball mind and
should be groomed as Sparky
3. Just build it. Quit fooling
around and debating the stadium is-
sue. Right now, while everyone is
calling you a genius, tell Detroit that
a new stadium will be built as soon
Bo Schemblecher was right in
saying the Tigers are being shackled
to a rusted girder in Tiger Stadium.
Let's see Mario Andretti win the
Indy 500 in a Studebaker. It won't
But still the Tigers are expected
to compete while being confined to
ancient facilities. The team needs a
modern stadium to be competetive
on the field and at the box office.
4. Sign a free agent pitcher.
Don't let John Doherty or David
Haas fool you, Mr. Illitch. Neither
one is ready to be No. 2 to Bill
Gullickson yet. Take some pressure
off both by signing an experienced
The man is Greg Maddux. Forget
about David Cone. Your team can
put runs on the board, what you need
is a pitcher who can give you a lot of
innings and keep you in every game.
Sparky keeps pointing to the fu-
ture, but sign Maddux and the Tigers
will be contenders next year.
5. Make room on the roster for
guys like Phil Clark. Before you
became the official owner, Phil
Clark came up and hit .378 in 19
games for the Tigers. What hap-
pened next? He was sent back to
Sparky doesn't have a great track
record for developing young players
and I'm sure this situation has done
little to help Clark.
What you need to do is make
room for some younger guys. Trade
Dan Gladden, Rob Deer and Mark
If no one will take them, release
them. So what if you have toeat a
salary or two? The minor leaguers
coming up will probably be making
the league minimum and the devel-
opment of their careers is what is
going to turn this franchise around.
Dave Bergman has seen the end
of his playing days. But don't send
him on his way. Bergman has lasted
all these years because he knows the
game. Find a place in the organiza-
tion for him as a hitting instructor
and possibly a future minor league
6. Let the fans change the road
uniforms. The Tigers have the best
home uniforms in baseball. As I'm
sure you've noticed, the road uni-
forms are another story. They are
just plain ugly!
Your fans should have a say in
what their beloved Tigers look like
on the road. Hold a uniform design-
ing contest. You pick the best five
entries and give them season tickets.
Then let the fans vote for their fa-
vorite road uniform.
You'll gain fan support and
hopefully look better in the other
American League cities.
7. Tell us you'll win ... now!
We all know it's going to take time,
Sparky's said it a thousand times.
Yes, we know it is going to take
time, but tell us it won't. We want to
hear that you'll win. Fans are almost
as fickle as sports writers.
Tell the fans you won't win and
they won't come to the park. Tell
them you'll be exciting and chal-
lenge for the American League East
championship and they'll stream
through the gates.
8. Don't forget about the Red
Wings. You can bet there is some-
one right now just waiting for the
Wings to falter so they can scream
that one man can't handle both
teams. Reviving the Tigers is going
to take a huge effort, but once the
Wings have come this far don't let
them fall even an inch.
Have you got all that now?
Fielder, Trammell, Whitaker,
Maddux, Clark, the stadium, uni-
forms, the Red Wings. Yes, Mr.
Illitch, we do expect you to do all
this and, in effect, save the city. Just
don't ask me who'll be there to save
you and your pizza franchise when
the hard times come.
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