14 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, April 7, 1995
Continued from page 12
was glad they all got to pitch."
Junior righthander John Arvai
got the win to up his record to 4-1.
He bailed out Besco in the eighth
and gave up two hits and no runs.
Five of Arvai's last six wins have
come in extra innings and all have
come down to the last at-bat.
Senior righthander James Solak
(0-1) took the loss for Madonna.
Penn State (4-4, 11-17-1)invades
Fisher Stadium this weekend for
two doubleheaders. The Nittany
Lions are led by senior Derek
The leftfielder leads the team in
batting (.360), RBI (19), doubles
(8) and is tied with Jared Sadlowski
for the lead in homeruns (4). First
baseman Carl Albrecht is the only
other Nittany Lion hitting above
Sadlowski, who is one of only
three Lions to play in all of Penn
State's 29 games, leads the club with
28 hits. The sophomore utility player
hit .362 last year to lead the squad.
Michigan and Penn State split
two doubleheaders last year. The
Wolverines hold a slim 8-7 all-time
Senior Tom Billek is the lone
Penn State pitcher sporting a win-
ning record (3-2). Freshman Chuck
Romeg carries the lowest ERA on
the team (3.15) followed by Billek
(3.44) and freshman Mike Rooney
(3.68). The trio are the only Lion
hurlers with an ERA under 5.9.
Senior Matt Ferullo (2-4), who
tossed a complete game one-hit shut-
out in his last outing and was named
the Mizuno co-player pf the week by
Baseball America magazine, will take
the hill in Saturday's opener. Redshirt
freshman Brian Steinbach (0-2) will
pitch in Saturday's nightcap. Junior
Mark Temple (2-4) and freshman
Tyler Steketee (2-3) are scheduled to
start in Sunday's games.
- Daily baseball writer John
Leroi contributed to this article
Michigan 5, Madonna 4
Madonna 000 002 020 0 -4 9 3
Michigan 000 102 010 1- 5 11 1
WP - Arval, LP - Solak; DP - Madonna 0, UM
2; LOB - Madonna 8, UM 9; HR - Coston (3)
(UM), Jones (1) (Madonna); 2B - Goble (UM);
S - Wilczynski (Madonna); E - Beermann
(UM), Wilczynski (Madonna), Penzak 2
Blue women's water poio.
to open conference season
By Monica Polakov
For the Daily
This weekend, theMichigan-Michi-
gan State rivalry continues.
The women's water polo team
hopes to begin their Big Ten season at
Michigan State with a win.
The Wolverines head to East Lan-
sing to compete against Indiana on
Friday and Northwestern, Illinois and
Michigan State on Saturday.
"We expect (Michigan) State to be
toughcompetition," coach ScottRussell
With the Spartans ranked eighth
and the Wolverines ranked fifth,
both sides expect a grueling con-
test. However, Michigan has won
61 consecutive matches against con-
ference opponents and looks to in-
crease its winning streak this week-
"Michigan State is ourbiggestcom-
petitor and rival,"goalie Justine Sarver
said. "They always give us a good
game but we always beat them."
Junior Julie Chmielewski agreed.
"Hopefully we'll beat them by a lot
andembarrass them attheirown home,"
The season has been great so far for
the Wolverines. They recently returned
from Toronto after winning three of
their five contests at the meet. One of
Michigan's major victories was its win
against Slippery Rock, ranked second
in the nation.
The Wolverines attribute their suc-
cess to their strong defense and speed.
But the key to Michigan's success has
"Everyone gets along so well and
we all work together," Chmielewski
explained. "Teamwork has really been
This mind set has worked in the
past, as evidenced by the Wolverines'
six straight Big Ten Championships.
This year the Championships will be
held at Northwestern from April 14th
through the 16th.
"We're hoping to make this year
our seventh (consecutive Big Ten
Championship)," Russell said.
Michigan also expects to win the
Midwest Regionals, which it will be
hosting April 21st through the 23rd.
The Wolverines will then compete in
M'rugby set to
host Sciota Valley
The Michigan baseball team beat Madonna yesterday to improve to 11-17.
By Monica Polakov
For the Daily
The Michigan men's rugby team
will face tough competition when
they play Sciota Valley (Ohio) on
Saturday. The game will take place
at Mitchell Field at 1 p.m. Although
it will not be the same as playing
rival teams Ohio State or Michigan
State, the game should be exciting
The Wolverines have already
been involved in two difficult
matches this season against
Kalamazoo and Ferris State. Sciota
Valley will prove to be a team as
hard, if not harder, to beat.
"In order to win, we've been try-
ing to consolidate our team," fresh-
man Carl Wahl said. "We're trying to
work our forwards and make the team
Last season, Michigan played well
but they expect to perform even better
this season. They are practicing three
days a week and conditioning. How-
ever the Wolverines believe the dif-
ference in their play will come from
"This season we have more dedi-
cated players," freshman Mete Nadir
said. "We have more guys showing
up to practice and we're getting better
Senior team captain Bimal Kapoor
"We have three solid sides so we
have a good chance of winning this
weekend," Kapoor said.
Kapoor is a great motivating force
for the team. His inspiration gets ev-
eryone ready to play well. Along with
Kapoor, Michigan is counting on Mike
Springs and Carl Wahl to play an
exceptional game. The Wolverines
are confident going into.this game.
"(Sciota Valley) will be rougher
but I think we're up to the challenge,"
This weekend's matchup should
be good preparation for the Midwest
Regional, which will be held this year
in Ohio. The tournament is important
because it will determine the team's
The Wolverines will also go to the
Michigan Cup in the fall, where they
hope to do as well as they have in the
"We're always up there in the fi-
nals or the semifinals. It's either us or
(Michigan) State who wins the (Michi-
gan) Cup," Kapoor explained.
In the meantime, Michigan will be
working hard and having fun. The
time and effort spent at practice and.
the need to rely on each other during
games has helped create strong friend-
"(The team) is like a fraternity but
you don't have to pay," sophomore
Randall Walker said. "They're friends
that are behind you no matter what
is our bggest !
rival. hbut we
- Justine Sarver
Michigan water polo goalie*
the Nationals which will be held in
Washington, D.C., from May 12th to
Michigan's goal is to place third or
fourth in the Nationals. In order to do
well, the Wolverines will have to pre-
pare themselves physically and men-
tally. But first, they need to win this
"We need to work on our plays and
work to get everything together,"
Chmielewski said. "Everyone has a
skill; we just need to put it together."
Continued from page 12
Madrigal was a pleasant surprise.
At third singles, David Paradzik
came back from a 5-2 deficit in the first
settodefeatDavid Wallihan (7-6,6-1).
In order to make the comeback,
Paradzik broke Wallihan's serve six
"It is unbelievable because
(Wallihan) has an excellent serve,"
. After a slow start, freshman Arvid
Swan overcame Michigan State's
Aaron Murray (6-4, 6-1.) Swan ap-
pears to be at full strength after a
lengthy recuperation from a shoulder
Eisner put the rehabilitation of the
shoulder injury into perspective.
"It is at the stage where it no longer
bothers him," he said. "It's not some-
thing that he thinks about ... he is
getting better and better."
In one of the closer matches played,
Michigan's Geoff Prentice ousted Eric
Adams, 6-4, 7-5.
"This was an important match for
Geoff because he has taken a couple
of losses lately," Eisner said.
Grady Burnett continued to glide
past his opponents with a victory over
Michigan State's Ben Hetzler (7-5,6-
"Burnett at No. 6 (singles) has
been just money in the bank," Eisner
All three doubles teams chipped
in victories in order to secure the
"We have won the doubles point
against every team that we have played
in this part of the country," Eisner
The widespread ramifications of
the match create an unusual amount
of pressure to come away with a vic-
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