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8- The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, February 13, 1995

Men tumblers lose in a



By Chris Murphy
For the Daily
While the Michigan men's gym-
nastics team started out the season
strong, it is finding out how tough it is
to keep up its winning ways. After
beginning the season with outstand-
ing tournament performances, the
Wolverines have faltered in its last
two meets.
Last week, Michigan faced Illi-
nois and Ohio State at home. This
weekend, they traveled to Minnesota
for its first away meet.
The No. 7 Wolverines' meet
against the No. 6 Golden Gophers
featured tight competition through-
out, although Minnesota was able to
take advantage of its strong perfor-
mances and some Michigan mistakes
to take the victory, 226.05-223.22.
Michigan faltered early on the
pommel horse, but was able to make
up points on the floor exercises and
remain close to the Gophers.
The Wolverines fought to keep it

close even as Minnesota continued to
score well on almost every event. In
addition, tight scoring by the judges
helped prevent Michigan from gain-
ing much ground.
"We were competing, not only in
the competition with Minnesota but
competing under the eyes of real as-
tute judges," coach Bob Darden said.
With the scores relatively close
towards the end, the Wolverines were
hoping they would be able to gain
ground in the high and parallel bar
events. However, they weren't able to
pull down the scores they wanted.
Despite the loss, Michigan was
able to enjoy strong performances by
several athletes.
Tri-captains Rich Dopp and Brian
Winkler were forced to shoulder more
of the leadership role as fellow cap-
tain Raul Molina was unable to com-
pete due to personal reasons.
The team also benefited from a
good showing on the vault by fresh-
man Tim Lohring.

against Gophers

'[Lohring] scored a 9.20. I'm very
pleased with that performance,"
Darden said. "He was untested in corn-
petition on that event, and we were
happy he did so well."
The Wolverines recent losses can
possibly be attributed to flat perfor-
mances by some of the athletes and a
marked lack of intensity.
"It's tough, there were times we
didn't get that spark going," Dopp
said. "The routines were just a touch
off from that spectacular point or the
judges were a little tight. We didn't Q
get the scores we were looking for."
Michigan is finding that flawless
performances are the ways to get recog-
nition, and that only through hard work
can the team achieve a higher level.
"We know we're a good program,"
Darden said. "We know that we have
to fight all the way and that what
we've done is all based on doing what
we do and doing it the best. For us
there's no margin for error.-If we do
have that error, it opens up the door."


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The Michigan women's gymnastics team won its 25th-straight match against a conference opponent, defeating
the Buckeyes yesterday, 194.35 -187.775.
Women gymnasts beat Ohio State
Wymer leads Wolverines with three wins and a '10'

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By Michael Joshua
Daily Sports Writer
Watching the Michigan women's
gymnastics team is like ddja vu all
over again. What is stated today has
been stated already with only the
names changed. Confusing as it
sounds, it will soon become clear.
In Sunday's meet against Ohio
State (1-1 Big Ten, 3-5 overall), the
No. 4 Wolverines defeated their 25th
consecutive Big Ten opponent.
Michigan (5-0 Big Ten, 10-0 over-
all)won by ascore of 194.35 to 187.775.
For the fifth time in as many meets
the Wolverines captured all the events.
Heather Kabnick, Wendy Marshall
and Kelly Carfora all tied with a 9.85
to capture the vault.
Debbie Berman won the uneven
bars with a score of 9.8, while All-
American co-captain Beth Wymer
won the balance beam (9.925), floor

exercise (10) and the all-around com-
Though the team was content with
the outcome, it was not totally pleased
with the entire performance.
"We did great with the exception
of the uneven bars," coach Bev Plocki
said. "As soon as we can put that in
with the other events we should do
much better."
The Wolverines started slowly in
the vault and the uneven bars, having
trouble with slips and landings. The
team redeemed itself with strong per-
formances in the beam and the floor.
"It was not one of our best perfor-
mances, but we still ended up with a
194.35," Marshall said. "If we hit all
our routines, we should do really well.
"We ended off on a good note, so
I guess we're happy. But we have got
some work to do over break."
Wymer's perfect score marked the

third consecutive meet in which a
Wolverine has scored a 10.
Marshall reached perfection Jan..--"-
29 in the vault versus Iowa and
Kabnick did the same Feb. 5 at the
State of Michigan Classic.
The Buckeyes did not pose much
of a threat to the Wolverines. Ohio
State coach Larry Cox had practically
thrown in the towel before the meet
even began.
Cox was without the services of
six of his gymnasts due to injury,
academics or retirement.
Cox's goal for his team was to
score between 187 and 188. But he
stated that "this probably will not be
enough to beat Michigan."
At the end of the meet, Cox must- _
have felt that he had gone through it
all before.
The coach's prediction was true to


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Zarse named Athlete of the Month

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By Marc Diller
Daily Sports Writer
The No. 2 Michigan women's
swimming and diving team has gar-
nered the first of what it hopes to be
many accolades for this season.
The Big Ten honored Wolverine
junior diver Carrie Zarse with the
Big Ten Female Athlete of the
Month for January. The honorable
mention All-American was perfect
in dual meet competition during
January, finishing first in six con-
secutive events.
"Carrie did a teriffic job diving in
January," Michigan diving coach Dick
Kimball said. "She's been diving real
Pvxrii2nt all cnencn Inra "

to two victories over top 25 teams,
California and Auburn, and a near-
win at No. I Stanford. On Jan. 14, the
Rockford, Ill. native upset Cardinal
All-American Eileen Richetelli in
both the one-meter (192.80) and three-
meter (207.0) springboard competi-
The following day against No. 19
Cal-Berkeley, Zarse captured the one-
meter (268.80) and three-meter
(311.70). Zarse completed the sweep
against No.4 Auburn Jan. 28, scoring
321.90 on the one-meter and 305.62
on the three-meter boards.
"Our meets against Stanford and
Cal both were her best meets this
coenn" Kimhnll cnir_ "Che didr real

diving weather. Her success contin-
ued through the rest of the month."
Zarse will compete at the Big Ten
Championships in Indianapolis next
week; however, she will forego com-
petition in the NCAA Championships
next March. Instead, Zarse has opted
to dive the one-meter for the United
States in Argentina at the Pan Ameri-
can Games.
"Carrie will be representing the
USA in the Pan American Games for
the one-meter," Kimball said. "It's a
once-in-a-lifetime thing and the
meet's being in Argentina makes it
even more desirable.
"The Pan Am Games will give her
the onnnortunity to nrenire to onaliNe

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