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2 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, November 7, 1994

Here is how the top 25 teams in college football fared this week-

Blue spikers continue slump in weekend losses to Penn State, Ohio State

By RODERICK BEARD
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's volleyball
team doesn't have to worry about the
NCAAtournamentthis year. With their
postseason hopes dashed long ago, the
Wolverines are now concentrating on
improving team chemistry and build-
ing for next year.
Looking for improvement - and
possibly astunning upset-Michigan
hosted two nationally ranked Big Ten
foes this weekend. The Wolverines
somewhat improved, but continued
their losing ways and added two more
losses to their already lengthy losing
streak.
The two matches at Cliff Keen
Arena gave Michigan an opportu-

nity to gauge where its skills were
against the top two teams in the
conference. The Wolverines (1-13
Big Ten, 5-19 overall) lost 15-11,
15-8, 15-0 to the No. 3 Lady Lions
Friday and stayed with the No. 4
Buckeyes Saturday before falling,
15-6, 15-2, 6-15, 15-5.
"Our goal is to have a better second
half (of the conference season) than
first half," Michigan coach Greg
Giovanazzi said.
That shouldn't be too difficult, be-
cause the Wolverines only won one
match in the first half of conference
play. Winning anything was difficult
this weekend, as Michigan had its hands
full with the competition.
Ohio State (13-1, 20-2) darted out

to early leads in the first two games,
and the match began to take an all-too-
familiar pattern. After a routine first
game, the Buckeyes threatened to blow
the Wolverines out early in game two
behind Gabriele Jobst's serving.
Jobst, last week's Big Ten Player of
the Week, served first in the game and
Ohio State posted nine consecutive
points before Michigan even had a
chance to serve. The Wolverines scored
two points before the Buckeyes closed
out the game.
In game three, Michigan jumped
out to an early 3-0 lead behind three
Ohio State errors. The game was close
until sophomore Shareen Luze's block
put the Wolverines ahead 7-4. After
five Buckeye errors and a Shannon

'If (Jobst) hadn't
jumped served, we
would've won.'
- Greg Giovanazzi
volleyball coach
Brownlee kill, Michigan led 13-4. The
Wolverines committed two more er-
rors before putting the Buckeyes away
- something that they hadn't done
with past opponents.
Michigan started game four with
the same intensity that fueled its play
the previous game. The Wolverines
jumped out to a 5-3 advantage, then
Jobst got the ball to serve -and

wouldn't give it up. Jobstjump-served
Ohio State back into the game and
through the match, igniting a 12-point
string by the Buckeyes to end the match.
Jobst, who finished with a career-
high five service aces, also registered
six kills and 15 digs. She said that she
was more focused on getting her serve
in play than anything else. Her jump
serve gave Michigan problems because
the Wolverines could not accurately
pass and keep the ball in play.
"If (Jobst) hadn't jumped served,
we would've won," Giovanazzi said.
Michigan had problems with Penn
State (12-1, 23-1) the previous night.
The Wolverines have never beaten the
Lady Lions and that perfect record
remained intact. Michigan played tough

in the first two games, scoring 11 and
eight points, respectively, but simply
could not play at the same level as Pen
State all night. The Lady Lions did
allow a point in the entire third game
Suzy O'Donnell led the Wolver.
ines' offensive attack in both matches
with nine kills against Ohio State and
13 versus Penn State; Aimee Smith
added eight and 12 kills this weekend,
With only six matches remaining in
the season, Michigan is looking fog
some positive things to take fromthi.
season, such as competitive play and*
few more wins. Though they are in last
place in the Big Ten, the Wolverines
are not going to let teams win.
"I will never coach this team to be
an underdog," Giovanazzi said.

Foreman win no surprise to Holmes

LAS VEGAS (AP) -It was a last-
second pass caught in the end zone, a
bases-loaded homer in the bottom of
the ninth, a buzzer-beating basket from
midcourt.
All of those things were packed
into the boxing glove that crashed
againstMichaelMoorer'sjaw and made
George Foreman a heavyweightcham-
pion at the ripe old age of 45.
But was Foreman's dramatic 10th-
round knockout victory Saturday night
good for boxing? What does it say
about the state of the sport, particularly
the heavyweight division?
"George got lucky, but it just
shows what boxing is like today,"
said Larry Holmes, a champion from
1978-1985, who will challenge
Oliver McCall on Jan. 21 for the
WBC heavyweight title.
"These young guys can't fight. We
older people have to teach these young

people that we know what we're do-
ing," Holmes said from his home in
Easton, Pa.
Foreman took advantage of a lapse
of concentration by the 26-year-old
Moorer in delivering the winning two-
punch combination.
"All he (Moorer) had to do was use
the jab and move side to side," Holmes
said.
In the 10th round, however, Moorer
stood in front of Foreman.
"George is a big truck, but if he runs
over you, he'll kill you," Holmes said.
"He phoned him from Chicago and
said, 'I'm coming,' and the fool waited
there for him."
Promoter Bob Arum bristled at the
suggestion that a 45-year-old man win-
ning a share of boxing's biggest prize
- the IBF and WBA titles - made a
mockery of the sport.
"When Nolan Ryan pitched a no-

hitter, did they say baseball stinks?"
Arum asked, referring to the pitcher
who was 46 when he retired.
"George is going to bring new fans
to the sport," said Seth Abraham, presi-
dentof Time-WarnerSports."Thecom-
bined live and delayed telecast will
make it the most-watched fight ever on
HBO."
"When miracles like this happen,
how can it be bad for boxing?" said
Angelo Dundee, who worked in
Foreman's corner and was in
Muhammad Ali's corner when Fore-
man lost the undisputed title 20 years
ago in Zaire.
"Yeah, George's win is good for
boxing because people know who
George Foreman is," Holmes said.
"What's wrong with boxing is the
money. People don't get to see fights
because the money's so big fighters
don't fight much."

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WHo: John Madden
TEAM: Hockey
HOMETOWN: Barrie, Ont.
YEAR: Sophomore
ELIGIBIUTY: Sophomore
WHY: Madden scored the game-tying and game-winning goals in
Michigan's 4-2 come-from-behind win over Lake Superior Saturday.
BACKGROUND: Entering the weekend, Madden has scored three goals
while assisting on another. Totalled 17 points (six goals, 11 assists)
last season. He scored his first collegiate goal against Alaska-
Fairbanks Oct. 16, 1993. Before coming to the Wolverines, Madden
registered 163 points in 62 games while playing for the Barrie Colts
of the Junior A Central Ontario Hockey League.

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