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14 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, October 11, 1994

Spikers to face nationally-ranked Irish squad

Sophomore middle blocker Roush to have Wolverines looking up at

By DAVID ROTHBART
Daily Sports Writer
6-foot-5. That's the height of
Notre Dame middle blocker Jenni-
fer Rouse.
The Michigan women's volley-
ball team will be looking up at
Rouse tonight at their match in
South Bend.
They will also have to crane their
necks back at the Fighting Irish's

15-1 record and No. 11 national
ranking.
Notre Dame coach Debbie
Brown is high on Rouse, who
sparked the Irish to a win over Lou-
isville last week.
It was the first time this season that
a team has taken Notre Dame to five
games.
"Jennifer came in and gave us the
lift we needed," Brown said. "(She's)

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an example of how our bench picks the
team up when we're not playing as well
as we should."
Shutting down the Irish's 6-foot-5
sophomore will not be the Wolverines'
only challenge.
The Notre Dame lineup boasts
All-American outside hitter
Christy Peters. Peters has set three
Notre Dame all-time records, in-
cluding new marks for digs and
kills.
Brown is confident about
Notre Dame's chances against
Michigan. The Irish Ore unde-
feated at home.
"One of the reasons we've done so
well has been our defensive play,"
Brown said. "We do a good job of
touching balls at the net and digging
shots that normally fall for kills for
most teams."
Michigan (1-5 Big Ten, 5-11 over-
all) must rebound from last weekend's
conference losses to Ohio State and
Penn State.
' The Wolverines have not beaten
a nationally ranked team this sea-
son.
Coach Greg Giovanazzi thinks
his squad is capable of beating Notre
Dame.
He said if they play as well as
they have in their last two matches,
they can come out of South Bend

No. 11 Notre Dame
'Jennifer (Rouse)
came in and gave us
the lift we needed.
(She's) an example
of how our bench
picks the team up
when we're not
playing as well as we
should.'
- Debbie Brown
Notre Dame coach
with a victory.
Michigan is led by junior
blocker Suzy O'Donnell, who
tallied 10 kills against the Buck-
eyes.
Sophomore hitters Colleen
Miniuk and Kristin Ruschiensky
each killed eight balls against Penn
State.
While the Wolverines may have to
stand on their tip-toes to match up with
Notre Dame, they hope to leave South
Bend standing tall.
Michigan returns home to Cliff
Keen Arena for weekend matches
against Big Ten rivals Minnesota and
Iowa.

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The Michigan women's volleyball team squares off against Notre Dame today.

NHL players present new taxation proposal

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TORONTO (AP) - Hockey play-
ers, making what may be the final at-
tempt to ensure a full NHL season,
presented the owners Monday with a

new taxation proposal.
The owners, who postponed the
start of the season from Oct. 1 to Oct.
15, will consider the proposal today

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when they meet in New York.
"The issue will be brought back to
the governors for an update, and we'll
have a discussion and then a decision,"
NHILcommissionerGary Bettman said
after a 3 1/2-hour meeting.
The new proposal calls for a top
taxation rate on salaries from 5.5 per-
cent to 7 percent. Players say this would
create a $20 million pool for small-
marketteams, $1 million more than the
NHL's proposal. They say the pro-
posal would give the small-market
teams revenue of 72 percent of the
NHL average.,
"It is something that goes against
our grain," said Toronto Maple Leafs'
Mike Gartner, president of the NHL
Players Association. "I hope the own-
ers see that, but I do not know how they
will react to it."
Fifty-seven games will have been
postponed through Tuesday. Bettman

has said the league would consider
starting the season Saturday if there
were significant movement toward a
collective bargaining agreement.
"In today's proposal,we responded
to all of the stated concerns of the NHL
andmade significant moves that should
form the basis for a new agreement,"
union head Bob Goodenow he said.
"We have gone the extra mile to get an
agreement. We have made today's pro-
posal to bring an end to the lockout and
play hockey, not because we are inter-
ested in taxing player salaries."
Bettman says if the season starts
this weekend, teams will play full 84-
game schedules.
The players' plan, responding to a
suggestion by owners, reduced the tax
on gate receipts from 5.5 percent to 3
percent. The payroll tax would be ap-
plied at graduated rates to the top 16
clubs by revenue.

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