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68 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - March 17, 1997

win streak'
Kansas State
'ay Sports Writer
With an eight-game wining streak on the line, the No.
9O"Mishigan baseball team headed down to Tulsa for the
- M Bank Classic this weekend.
Although the Wolverines (9-5) knocked off Oral
Roberts (14-6) to extend the streak to nine Friday, Kansas
State put a halt to their winning ways with a 9-6 victory.
Saturday. Pepperdine forced Michigan's new streak, a los-
ing one, to two with an 8-7 victory over the Wolverines
on Sunday.
Kriday, Michigan used its familiar blueprint for suc-
eess, scoring three runs in the top of the first inning and.
"I ing well for the rest of the game, to earn a 14-6 vic-
. Junior shortstop Brian Kalczynski keyed the offen-
attack for the Wolverines with five singles and six,
. Junior Brian Steinbach picked up the victory for the
- Welverines,, allowing four earned runs in six innings to
extend his record to 3-1. Steinbach struck out eight while
bowing only five hits.
tMichigan pounded out 21 hits and put the game out of
rich with 10 runs in the last three innings. Junior right-
-Ider Derek Besco went 2-for-2 with four walks and
ftft runs scored..
Saturday, Michigan looked to push the winning streak
to. 10. Kansas State had different plans, however, as the
-AWdcats gave Michigan its first defeat since March 2,
beating the Wolverines, 9-6.
The Classic ended for the Wolverines on Sunday as
they lost to Pepperdine by a score of 8-7. Luke Bonner
wept all the way for Michigan, allowing six earned runs.
The Wolverines were hurt by two costly errors, leading to
two unearned runs in the first inning.
Michigan scored four runs in the eighth inning and
another in the ninth to make the game close, but
Popperdine brought in Will Ohman to strike out Brian
B ico with a runner on second and two outs in the bottom
ofthe ninth. Michigan's second baseman Kirk Beermann
llhis first home run of the season, a two-run shot in the
fourth inning. Beermann knocked in another run in the
ci,th with an RBI groundout.
Derek Besco continued his strong showing from the
plate with a 3-for-5 performance. Designated hitter Dan
Sanborn went 3-for-4.
; Despite losing two of three games over the weekend,
'several Wolverines were recognized for their efforts.
Derek Besco and Brian Steinbach were chosen to the all-
tournament team while Kalczynski was named tourna-
Iment MVP.
-Michigan will try to get back on track when Detroit
visits Ann Arbor tomorrow.

Old Dominion
holds off Purdue


Distraught over missing a layup that
would have won the games Mer~y
Andrade was determined to make
She did.
Andrade scored five points in over-
Women's time and second-
tournament ranked Old
escaped with a 69-65 victory over
Purdue yesterday in the NCAA
Mideast Regional.
"I tried to give an example,"
Andrade said. "If I refuse to lose,
then everyone refuses to lose because
we are a team."
The victory in the second-round
game sends Old Dominion (31-1),
the No. 1 seed, to the regional semi-
finals next Saturday on Purdue's
home floor, Mackey Arena in West
Eighth-seeded Purdue (17-11) lost
an eight-point lead in the final 6 1/2
minutes before tying the score 61-61
on Stephanie White's jumper with 12
seconds remaining.Andrade then
beat her defender driving in from the
left side, only to blow the layup just
before the buzzer.
After sitting on the bench briefly,
Andrade returned to the game and hit
a 3-pointer and a 2-point shot to put
Old Dominion up 66-63, and the
Monarchs held on. Old Dominion.
coach Wendy Larry said it was
important for Andrade to collect her-
self before going back in.
"I just have to see somebody look
me in the eyes and know they're not
looking like deer eyes with head-
lights in them, and then we'll get
them back out there," Larry said.
Clarisse Machanguana led Old
Dominion with 23 points, while
White scored 18 to lead Purdue, one
of the Big Ten's tri-champions.
In the other Mideast game,
Louisiana Tech destroyed Auburn,
In the West Regional, sixth-ranked
Georgia turned back Arizona, 80-74,
in Athens, Ga., and 12th-ranked
Virginia beat Utah 65-46 in
Charlottesville, Va.
Kedra Holland-Corn made one free
throw and Signe Antvorskov added
two more in the closing seconds to
preserve the victory for Georgia,
which blew most of an 18-point lead.
A 25-10 run had drawn Arizona to
77-74 with 35 seconds left.
Holland-Corn led second-seeded

Georgia (24-5) with 20 points and
Pam Irwin added 17. Adia Barnes'24
points led seventh-seeded Arizona
(23-8), which made the NCAA to r-
nament for the first time.
Virginia, leading the nation in field
goal defense, held Utah to 29.8 per-
cent shooting in advancing to the
round of 16 for the 1ith straight year.
Lisa Hosac led the fourth-seeded
Cavaliers (23-7) with 13 points,
DeMya Walker scored 12 and
Monick Foote 11.
Julie Krommenhoek scored 14 to
lead fifth-seeded Utah (25-6), which
reached the second round for the #t
time in eight NCAA appearances.
In the East, fourth-ranked North
Carolina had to go into overtime to
beat Michigan State 81-71Jn Chapel
Hill, N.C.
Chanel Wright hit a 25-foot shot to
force overtime and Tracy Red scored
nine points in the extra period for the
top-seeded Tar Heels (29-2), who&-
lied from a 52-42 deficit midway
through the second half.
North Carolina's Marion Jones led
all scorers with 27 points and Reid
finished with 25. Cheryl Euler
scored 22 for eighth-seeded
Michigan State (22-8).
Alabama defeated St. Joseph's in
the other East game, 61-52. The con+
test was played in Tuscaloosa; Ala.,
in the other East game.
Behind Big Ten Player of the Year
Asley Berggren's 18 points, Illinois
defeated Duke, 85-67, in Champaign.
The fourth-seeded Illini defeated
the fifth-seeded Blue Devils to pro-
pel themselves into the Sweet .Yifor
the first time ever.
In the other Midwest game, secs
ond-seed Colorado defeated SteFi'
F. Austin, 66-57.
Tonight's games
The remaining second-round
games are tonight.
Tulane plays at George Washington
and Notre Dame plays at Texas in' fhe
Connecticut entertains lowa and
Tennessee plays host to Oregon in the
Marquette plays at LSU d
Florida is at home against Soukthrn
Cal in the Mideast.
Kansas entertains Vanderbilt aPd
Stanford plays host to Texas Tech in
the West.

The Michigan baseball team took a trip to sunny Florida over the weekend. The Wolverines had their
nine-game winning streak snapped, dropping their last two games in the Sunshine State.

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rM' softball experidence
rough time in Florida '

The first day back in Florida was
hardly a happy reunion for the No. 6
Michigan softball team and the
Sunshine State.
After performing well over break at
the Speedline Invitational in Tampa,
the Wolverines did not find the same
success at the Lady Seminole
Invitational in Tallahassee.
Michigan (19-7-1), the tourna-
ment's runner-up last year, got off to a
rocky start Friday. The team began its
day with a loss to Miami (Ohio), 4-1.

Next up was Southern Illinois, who
squeaked by the Wolverines, 1-0
In its final game of the day, the
team found its spark. Michigan,..was
able to bounce back with a 5-I wit)
over Florida Atlantic.
The Wolverines played Iowa S
and Georgia State on Saturday, while
beginning single-elimination playoffs
the same evening. Results of the rest
of the weekend's action were -not
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