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6- The Michan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, October 4, 1993

Students flock to buy hoops

They braved the cold, the wind
and the cops and received a visit from
the coach. All for tickets.
Despite the departure of top NBA
draft pick Chris Webber and some
key bench personnel such as Rob
Pelinka, Eric Riley and James Voskuil,
Michigan students came out in large
numbers to purchase tickets for the
1993-94men'sbasketball season yes-
Approximately 4,200 season tick-
ets were sold at $88 each. Because the
total exceeded the 3,100 students seats
allotted for each game, some students
will receive a half-season ticket plan.
In the split plan, students are
granted seven tickets instead of the 14
in the full allotment. Those given this
plan will also be refunded half their
original payment.
Despite the fact that position in
line did not ensure students a full
ticket package, as the sign on the
Crisler Arena doors said, several stu-
dents ignored the notice and decided
to spend the night.
"We did our best," said Michigan
Athletic Ticket Office manager Brian
Klemz, who organized the ticket sale.

"Hopefully, we discouraged some
people. People are wasting their time
by waiting in line overnight."
Freshman Arielle Krebbs, who laid
claim to this year's title of being the
first student in line, would not agree.
Along with her friend Ryan Hakimi,
Krebbs arrived outside the Crisler
Arena doors around 8 p.m. Saturday.
"It was really 8:03," said Krebbs
as she looked at her watch to confirm
the exact moment she lined up in front
of the entrance.
"Between 9:30 and 3:30, it was a
lot of fun," said Hakimi, also a fresh-
"We were hanging out and talk-
ing. People were playing football in
the parking lot. Up to around three in
the morning it was only freshmen."
It was also warm up to that point.
However, as the hours wore on, the
temperature dropped from the mid-
50's to the upper 30's, and the stu-
dents braving the elements sought
various ways to keep warm.
Two groups of students set up
tents as if they were camping in the
Upper Peninsula.
"We had a free-standing dome
tent," said freshman Whitney Tonkin,
who shared her temporary abode with

two friends.
In order to keep warm, Doug Kui
did his best Oscar the Grouch im-
pression. For those who cannot re-
call, Oscar was the ornery, furry, green
fellow who resided in a trash can on
Sesame Street. Life imitated art for
Kui when he huddled for three to four
hours in one of the temporary garbage
receptacles that the athletic depart-
ment placed outside the arena.
"Coming down here was a last-
minute thing," Kui said. "I was all
cramped up in there but I felt warm."
"I've never been so cold in my
life," said Frederick Smith, a fresh-
man from San Diego.
The line, which at its peak in-
cluded over 1,000 students wrapped
around Crisler and into the parking
lot, was rewarded for its stamina and
spirit with a visit from head coach
Steve Fisher.
Fisher, who came to Crisler after
dropping a possible recruit off at the
airport, greeted the students as if he
were running for political office, shak-
ing hands and signing autographs.
One overzealous fan spilled coffee on
Fisher's pant leg.
"I'm very impressed," Fisher said.
"I didn't think there would be this

many. It speaks a lot for the kids and
the program. I hope to see everyone
here for every game."
While the coach's appearance may
have been a highlight for many, the
best action occurred around 11 p.m.
Two unidentified female students
-somehow became trapped inside
Crisler Arena after entering the gym
through the tunnel doors under the@
building. The pair was unable to es-
cape until another student managed to
free them from their temporary prison.
However, Smith had called the
Ann Arbor police to aid the unlucky
Those in line said the conversa-
tion with the women went something
like this before they were rescued:
Police: "Do you have any money?"
Women: "No."
Police: "Well, you better have
$100 because that's how much it's
going to cost to bail you out of jail for
Following the excitement of the
evening, the upcoming season may
not be able to compare. After all, can
Michigan center Juwan Howard stuff
himself into a garbage can for over
three hours?

Freshman Jason Hodges sleeps outside Crisler Arena Saturday night in
hopes of getting basketball tickets.

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enough to win a match."
Overall, the Gophers outscored
the Wolverines in attack percentage,
.265 to .144, kills, 56-38, and digs,
47-58. However, both teams finished
the night with seven team blocks.
Friday was another story, as the
Wolverines defeated the Hawkeyes
(0-3 Big Ten, 8-7 overall).

"It felt good to get my first win in
Carver-Hawkeye Arena," Giovanaz-
zi said.
In a losing effort, Iowa's Jill
Oelschlager and Erin Weaver at-
tempted to contain Michigan's offen-
sive power, digging 16 and 13 times
The Hawkeyes' attacking force
consisted of Weaver, Courtney Gillis,
Oelschlager, with eight kills each,
and Lisa Dockray, Tiffany Meligan,

and Staci Morley, who each added six
The Michigan team of seniors
Collias and Davidson led the defense
with 18 and 10 digs, respectively.
Wolverine juniorJulie Schererran
the offense, providing 37 sets, and
Collias had four service aces.
"Julie Scherer set the whole night
.... we just played really steady,"
Giovanazzi said.
The Wolverines' offensive attack
was led by the trio of Davidson, Collias
and O'Donnell, who had 11, 12 and
10 kills respectively, combining for
33 of the team's 49 total kills.
In the Wolverine back court, the
injured Smith saw action in all three
games, contributing with four digs.
"(Smith) played very well,"
Giovanazzi said. "I'm hoping this
weekend she can get back in the front
court... Idon'tknow -she stillcan't
lift her arm."
Senior Karen Jacobsen filled
Smith's regular position on the left.
"Karen Jacobsen played very well
Friday night," Giovanazzi said. "She
helped out a lot with passing. She's a
good ball handler and a pretty intense

"In the last game, (Jacobsen)
sprained her ankle. She tried to play
on Saturday night, but her ankle was
as big as a softball. So now we have
three injured players."
Michigan's team attack percent-
age outweighed Iowa's, .187 to .124,
as did its number of kills, 49-46, ser-
vice aces, 10-5, aid digs, 61-60.
"We were just a more consistent
team than we have been recently -
that's a really good sign," Giovanazzi
Despite the loss Saturday, Michi-
gan remains optimistic while focus-
ing on the next match.
"I refuse to be down on it. They're
working really hard," Giovanazzi said.
"They're not having the success
that we expected or that we want to
have, but hey, this is a big weekend
coming up, so we spent a lot of time
last night just trying to regroup and
talk about this week, how important it
is, and that we're not going to get
bummed out - we're going to play
"Without being too clichd, we're
really looking for improvement right
now, as opposed to wins."

Joanna Collias helped lead Michigan to a win over Iowa Friday.

Braves take NL West
title as Giants falter

Even after winning 104 games,
the Atlanta Braves still had to wait
and watch.
Instead of being able to celebrate
an NL West title after Sunday's 5-3
victory against Colorado, the Braves
went back to their clubhouse to watch
San Francisco play Los Angeles and
determine if aone-game playoff would
beneeded to decide thedivision. When
the Giants fell to the Dodgers, the
division title belonged to Atlanta.
Tom Glavine won his 22nd game
on the final scheduled day of the regu-
lar season. But the Braves then had to
wait for the Giants, who played the
Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Atlanta and San Francisco began
the day in a tie for first, only the
second time since divisional play be-
gan in 1969 that teams were even
going into the final day. In 1982,
Milwaukee beatBaltimore on the last
day to win the AL East.
As they have each day this week-
end, Atlanta went ahead early and put
pressure on San Francisco. The vic-
tory gave the two-time NLWestcham-
pions a 13-0 sweep of the Rockies,
the first time this century an NL team
swept a season series from a rival.
Glavine (22-6) won for the eighth
time in nine starts, allowing three

runs and six hits in 62-3 innings with
four strikeouts and one walk. Greg
McMichael pitched the final two in-
nings for his 19th save in 21 chances.
Glavine left after Roberto Mejia's
solo homer closed Atlanta's lead to 4-
3 in the seventh, but David Justice hit
his 40th homer in the bottom half, a
high drive down the right-field line
off Gary Wayne.
Dodgers 12, Giants 1
Three minutes before the firstpitch
Sunday, the San Francisco Giants
knew exactly what they had to do.
They didn't do it.
After the Braves beat the Colo-
rado Rockies, 5-3, in Atlanta, the Gi-
ants had to defeat their long-time ri-
val to force a one-game playoff for
the NL West title. Instead, their sur-
prising season ended with a 12-1 loss
to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The Giants, who finished 103-59,
became the first team since the 1954
New York Yankees to win this many
games and finish second. It was only
their eighth time in major league his-
tory that a team with 100 wins didn't
finish first.
Rookie Salomon Torres (3-5)
watched the Braves' victory on tele-
vision, but then couldn't get through
the fourth inning, allowing three runs
and five hits while walking five.

Field hockey blanked
by Penn State, Iowa
By DAVID SCHWARTZ counted for Penn State's lone goal.
DAILY SPORTS WRITER "We played tough between the
Defense is supposed to win cham- 25's and inside our own red zone, and
pionships. But if the offense doesn't I think that really shows in that we
score, the team doesn't have a chance didn't allow Penn State to draw a
at a victory. single corner," Smith said.
The Michigan field hockey team Saturday, Michigan was hoping
failed to put the ball in the net this to catch the Hawkeyes looking ahead
weekend as it fell to No. 1 Penn State, to their match Sunday with Penn State..
1-0, and No. 3 Iowa, 2-0, in State Iowa, however, was just too focused,
College. to let that happen, and ran its all-time!
Heading into the weekend, the record against Michigan to 24-0.
Wolverines (0-2 Big Ten, 5-2 over- Once again, while the Wolverine
all) knew that victory would be diffi- defense was stellar, the offense was
cult, but not impossible against two of stagnant.
the top teams in the nation. Friday, While Iowa had three corners,
they faced aNittany Lion team thatis Michigan had just one. Iowa goal '
very fast and extremely disciplined in keeper Jessica Krochmal didn't have.
its passing. much pressure, as she was forced to
"A year ago I would've been save just one of the Wolverines' 11
thrilled with a 1-0 loss to Penn State, shots.
but right row I feel a little empty," "Against Iowa we didn't have
Michigan coach Patti Smith said. much of an offense," Hose said. "Wei
"Coming into the game, I knew that played solid defense with few mis-
we could play with them." takes in terms of penalties."
Some Michigan players said they Michigan wanted to keep the ball:
felt they dictated play against Penn away from Iowa's Kristy Gleason,.
State. who last year led the conference in
"We outplayed them and should scoring and was selected Big Ten:
have won," defender Lelli Hose said. Player of the Year.
Goalkeeper Rachel Geisthardt Ann Pare of Iowa scored the only:
echoed Hose's sentiments. goal in the first half. Second-half of-"
"We dominated most of the game, fensive action was also limited to one
but we couldn't put the ball in the goal - a corner shot by Gleason.
net," she said. "It was disappointing "The defense played wellbut of-;
that we didn't score. We had several fensively we didn't finish what we
opportunities." started," forward Shay Perry said. ;
The opportunities were certainly Fortunately for Michigan, it gets;
available for the Wolverines. They back into action Thursday at home'
had five offensive corner shots but against Michigan State.
were unable to score. "We realize we're up there, in
In contrast, Michigan played solid terms of quality teams, but we must
defense. Forward Tara Maguire ac- get back to basics," Hose said.

Atlanta's Dave Justice circles the bases after hitting a home run yesterday.


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