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Page 10-The Michigan Daily- Wednesday, March 10, 1993

Men laxers sweep another weekend


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by J.L. Rostam-Abadi
The Michigan men's lacrosse
team (5-0) continued its flawless
season by defeating two Ohio teams
at Oosterbaan Field House.
Monday night, the Wolverines
beat Toledo, 19-2. Freshman David
Reichel led the offense with six at-
tack points. Sten Carlson (4 goals-2
assists-6 points) and Ivan Frank (2-
2-4) contributed to the win.
Despite the final score, Toledo
coach Hal Hamer said the game was
a good lesson for his team.
"I liked (Michigan). They do
what they're supposed to do out
there and it's neat to watch them
play," Hamer said. "I hope that some
of our new guys watched some of
the other stuff that was going on be-
sides just watching the ball."
Even with the win, the Wolver-
ines said they were not pleased with
their performance.
"I don't think we came prepared
to play. (Toledo) surprised us in the

first quarter," Michigan coach Bob
DiGiovanni said. "At the end of the
first quarter we had a little talk and
(the players) realized they were not
playing well. They decided to play in
the second quarter and (they) did."
By the end of the half, Michigan
'Even though we score
a lot of goals, defense
is the strength of our
- Ivan Frank
Men's lacrosse player
was up, 14-2, and had the game well
in hand.
"It's hard to get excited; we've
always beaten (Toledo). We were
just flat in general," co-captain Ran-
jiv Advani said.

"They came to play, and had a lot
of intensity coming in here," de-
fenseman Ethan Hackley said.
Last Saturday night, Michigan
walloped Ohio State, 18-3. Leading
in the scoring column were Steve
Simich (6-1-7), Carlson (5-1-6), and
Tony DiGiovanni (1-3-4).
Starting goalie Tony Martinez
had four saves while giving up only
one goal. By the end of the game,
Michigan had taken 51 shots, as
Ohio State attempted about a third of
"We dominated the game so
much that they only took a total of
15 shots," coach DiGiovanni said.
By running a motion offense in
the first half, Michigan tired out the
Buckeyes physically and mentally,
DiGiovanni said. As a direct result,
Michigan had a comfortable lead,
12-1, going into the third quarter.
"Even though we score a lot of
goals, defense is the strength of our
team," Frank said.

Michigan high jumper Dan Reddan fails to clear the bar. The men's track team is preparing for the NCAA
championships this weekend in Indianapolis.

Women skiers try to defend club title

by Brent McIntosh
The Michigan women's ski club
traveled to Squaw Valley, Calif., for
the National Ski Championships.
The ski team competes in the slalom
today and will conclude competition
Friday with the giant slalom. The
Wolverines' opponents will be

mainly varsity programs that have
coaches and train daily, unlike the
Michigan skiers.
The Squaw Valley course will
present a challenge to the Michigan
skiers: the competition is being held
at a high altitude over a long run,
and the Wolverines haven't skied in

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that type of atmosphere this year.
"The course will be two or three
times as long as what we're used to;
most of the ones we've skied have
been around thirty seconds, but these
will be over a minute long," Michi-
gan skier Jennifer Shorter said. "The
higher altitude definitely affects our
performance; by the end of the run,
we've got no stamina, no legs."
"The giant slalom may be a prob-
lem for us, but the slalom shouldn't
be affected," Sara MacKeigan said.
"Most of us have skied at higher
altitudes sometime in the past, so we
should perform well."
The Wolverines expressed opti-
mism about their chances against the
better-funded, better-trained varsity
"The level of competition is high,
but we're going to ski as well as we
can and have a good time," Kelly
Copeland said. "Our goal is to be the
top club team in the nation."
Michigan finished eighth overall
last year, and they expressed the
feeling that they could improve that
mark with this team, which also in-
cludes Amy Portenga, Sunny
Holmes, and captain Amy Gray.

by Jesse Brouhard
Daily Sports Writer
MADISON-The kings of the hill never left the-
building a la Elvis. Instead, the returning individual
champions from the 1992 Big Ten Indoor Champi-
onships kept a state of normalcy with their results. Of
the eleven returning champions from the previous
year, nine placed either first or second in their respec-
tive events.
WELCOME, WE THINK: Wolverine freshman
Scott MacDonald made his presence felt in his
rookie indoor season by posting the fastest mile time
(4:02.03) in the Big Ten on the year, and winning the
championships. For his performance MacDonald was
named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year at the con-
clusion of the meet.
HALF A DAN OR DAVE: In the inaugural appear-
ance of the pentathlon at the Big Tens Brian Kelly of
Penn State camped out in the record book by breaking
the Big Ten meet, Big Ten and Camp Randall marks
with his score of 4,097 points. Freshman Sean
Clancy of Michigan set a personal best for himself in
the event by scoring 3,809 points. Freshman Brian
Smith participated in both the pentathlon and the

Madison sees
-many repeats
high jump with a cast on, and the 1000-meter run to
finish up the event. The pentathlon consisted of the
60-meter high hurdles, high jump, shot put, long jump
and 1000-meter run.
the first time in the past three years a new champion
emerged from the conference championships. Ohio
State ended Indiana's stretch of three consecutive ti-
tles with its 113 point performance. This wasn't a to-
tal shock, however; the Buckeyes did come into the
meet with the most returning place winners (12).
nal event of the meet, the 4 X 400 relay, did not dis-
appoint. The Ohio State trio of Chris Nelloms, Jor-
dan Gray and Aaron Payne added Richard Jones to
their defending champion unit and took off from
there. The foursome's time of 3:09.40 set a new Big
Ten meet record as well as a Camp Randall record.
They needed every bit of that speed as they, along
with Wisconsin and Illinois, got the provisional quali-
fying times for the NCAA championships with their
times in the final.


ECU (13-16) makes NCAA tournament

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - With
its 54-49 victory over top-seeded
James Madison in Monday's Colo-
nial Athletic Association champi-
onship game yesterday, East Car-
olina became just the eighth team to
qualify for the NCAA tournament
with a losing record.
The Pirates don't seem bothered
by their losing legacy.
"Maybe we'll get to play North
Carolina," guard Ronnell Peterson
said, already assuming the obvious:
that East Carolina will be seeded last
in one of the 16-team regionals and
get stacked up against one of the
game's traditional powerhouses.
East Carolina (13-16) is the first

team with a losing record to make
the NCAA field since Montana State
in 1986.
The seven previous losing teams
have a total of one victory in the
"None of that matters. Nothing
else matters at this point," center Ike
Copeland said. "This makes every-
thing worth it. This is like a dream
come true."
Five weeks ago, the NCAA tour-
nament wasn't even a consideration
for the Pirates. Their loss to Al-
abama on Feb. 1 was East Carolina's
11th in 13 games, a stretch in which
the Pirates dropped seven in a row at
one point.

But the Pirates kept believing in
the basics being preached by second-
year coach Eddie Payne: Play solid
defense, hustle and stay within the
framework of the patient offensive
"The last 10 games, we've been
playing everybody really tough,"
swingman Curley Young said. "It
was just a matter of time until we got
a break."
Payne began seeing the results
before they started showing up in the
won-loss ledger.
"We kept getting better," he
said. "You have to be in the locker
rooms, in practice, in the gym at 6
a.m. for skill workouts, going to
class, coming back that afternoon for
practice, and doing all that and not
having a whole lot of success.
"And to see them keep their
attitudes up and to keep together and
keep working, they gradually began
to believe."


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