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SPORTS

Sports desk: 763-2459
sportsdesk@umich.edu

SECTION B

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Wolverines beat up Bulldog

By Chris Burke
Daily Sports Writer

Entering Friday night's game at Ferris
State, the Michigan hockey team was
floundering in a tie for sixth place in the
CCHA.
But a little more than 24 hours after the
weekend's opening faceoff, the Wolverines
were completing a two-game sweep of the
Bulldogs. All of a sudden, first-place
Michigan State is now looking over its
shoulders at No. 13 Michigan (6-3-2
CCHA, 8-5-2 overall) as the Wolverines
find themselves in a second-place tie with
Nebraska-Omaha.
The Wolverines rallied with two goals in
the final three minutes of play for a 5-4
comeback win on Friday night in Big
Rapids, and then thumped Ferris State, 6-1,
on Saturday at Yost Ice Arena. Michigan is
now 5-0-1 in its last six conference games,
including a 4-0-1 mark on the road.
"It was a good weekend for the Michigan
hockey program," Michigan coach Red

Berenson said. "We're trying to move up in
the league and this was a weekend that we
needed to move up."
The Wolverines' special teams dominat-
ed Saturday's action. Michigan tallied goals
on four of nine powerplay opportunities
and held Ferris State (5-7-1, 7-7-1) to 1-
for-8 on its powerplay chances.
Freshman center Dwight Helminen and
junior Mike Cammalleri tallied first period
powerplay goals while freshman Milan
Gajic added a goal with 1:16 to go in the
stanza to put Michigan ahead, 3-0 at the
intermission.
Ferris State's Phil Lewandowski notched
the Bulldogs' lone goal with 13:17 left in
the second period. After splitting the Michi-
gan defense, Lewandowski was caught from
behind by a sliding Mike Komisarek - but
the sophomore defenseman slid into goalie
Josh Blackburn, knocking Blackburn and
the puck into the net.
The Bulldogs kept the pressure on the
Wolverines immediately after the goal. Fer-
ris State received a powerplay as Derrick

s, earn sweep
McIver was tripped up by defenseman Eric
Werner following a turnover by Werner.
But Blackburn made two big saves on that
powerplay, and another man-advantage
opportunity that Ferris State had was wiped
out when McIver took a penalty to set up a
4-on-4 situation.
The Wolverines took the wind out of Ferris
State's sails during the 4-on-4 as senior Craig
Murray scored his first goal of the year. Wern-
er matched Murray when he lit the lamp for
See BULLDOGS, Page 4B
Since Oct. 27...
On Oct. 26 and 27, Michigan was swept at
home by Northern Michigan and held a 1-3-1
CHAtrecord. Since that time, Michigan has
b'een the best team~ in the CCHA.
Team GP W L T Pts
Michigan 6 5 0 1 11
Ferris State 10 5 4 1 11
Michigan State 6 5 1 0 10
Nebraska-Omaha 10 4 4 2 10

ALYSSA WOOD/Daily
Mike Komisarek was one of the most dominant players of the series, both offensively and defensively.
The blueliner scored the game-tying goal Friday night, and added three assists on Saturday.

Beasts

of

the

Big

East

Blue avenges NCAA
loss to Notre Dame

By Charles Paradis
Daily Sports Writer
GRAND RAPIDS - What a dif-
ference a year makes. After losing
to Notre Dame in the second round
of the NCAA Tournament last year,
the Wolverines got their revenge,
handing the Fighting Irish a 78-63
defeat.
"I don't care who is returning on
t h e i r
team,"
senior
g u a r d
Alayne
Ingram said. "I was out for blood."
Just three minutes into the first
half, Ingram tied the game at seven
as she drained a 3-pointer. With that
shot, she broke the record for career
3-pointers set by Molly Murray.
Ingram finished the game 3-of-5
from behind the arc and set a new
Michigan career 3-point record at
137. Ingram did not even realize she
had broken the record at first.
"I forgot about it actually,"
Ingram said. "I was so focused
about doing it at home on Friday
and so I just forgot. So when I hit it,
coach G (Guevara) was like,'nice
record."'
Ingram's 3-pointer sparked a 24-6
run by the Wolverines. That all but
knocked out the Irish in the first 10

minutes of play, and the Wolverines
went into the lockerroom with a 45-
27 lead over the defending national
champions. The Irish would barely
be able to chip into that lead.
"I think for a first half, it was the
best first half we've played," Ingram
said.
Michigan's depth and ability to
bring scorers off the bench has been
a boon to it all season. Yesterday
was no different as two players
came off the bench and provided
solid play.
"You saw Stephanie Gandy come
off the bench and you saw a big girl
by the name of Katrina Mason who
gave us 16 really good minutes of
play," Michigan coach Sue Guevara
said.
While Gandy has been a staple of
the Michigan offense, providing a
spark off the bench on numerous
occasions, Mason, a freshmen,
made her first appearance yesterday.
Raina Goodlow was sidelined with
an injury and it was up to Mason
and others to fill her role.
Severe back spasms prevented
Goodlow from playing, but she was
in attendance to watch the Wolver-
ines down the Irish. In tribute to the
injured tri-captain, Guevara sported
Goodlow's name and number on her
jacket.
See PAYBACK, Page 3B

DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily
Chris Young and the Wolverines had their dreams of an upset rejected by Kenny Walls and his Boston College teammates, 83-74{
B.C. guards drop 57;'M' drops third straight

By David Horn
Daily Sports Writer

It wouldn't take more than five minutes to walk
from Ann Arbor Pioneer High School to Crisler
Arena. But Boston College guard Ryan Sidney
didn't walk to the home of Michigan basketball fol-
lowing his graduation. In fact, it took him a trip east
and two years before he
ended up at Crisler. But
when he finally arrived
Saturday afternoon, he
did so magnificently.
Sidney and fellow guard Troy Bell led the Eagles (5-
0) with a combined 57 points as Boston College
managed to defeat the Wolverines (2-3), 83-74.
"They can go inside, they get offensive rebounds,
tha ia t. ,, n t" Mn an ahd Tnmmv

Amaker of the Boston College guard tandem.
In addition to their 57 points (69 percent of the
Eagles' total), the two combined for 19 rebounds,
eight assists and seven steals. Sidney alone claimed
15 rebounds, including nine on the offensive glass.
Coming into the game Michigan was aware of the
strength of the Eagles' guards, which is perhaps why
sophomore point guard Avery Queen - the most
defensively-abled of the Michigan guards - started
for the first time this season and played all 40 min-
utes.
Despite the leadership of Bell and Sidney, the fif-
teenth-ranked Eagles' was not able to put down the
Wolverines. Michigan played what was perhaps the
best first half of basketball of the season. Quick
cross-court and perimeter ball movement enabled an
offense of swingmen to score consistently.
Whule otonAn oege mws noticeblv niicker -

and scored repeatedly on fast break opportunities
- Michigan slowed the game in the half-court set,
and gave its players - especially senior center Chris
Young - opportunities to score.
Young was the difference in the game. As long as
he could remain in, Michigan succeeded. When he
was forced to the bench early in the second half due
to foul trouble, Boston College went on an 11-0 run.
Defensively, his presence prevented Sidney and Bell
from penetrating so easily and also kept the ball
from ending up in Sidney's hands on rebound oppor-
tunities.
But it was the benching of Young after his fourth
foul that turned a four-point Michigan lead into a
nine-point Boston College lead in a matter of min-
utes.
"When I picked up that fourth foul, on Sidney, I
See EAGLES. Page 5B

LESLIE WARD/Daily
Katrina Mason was a sparkplug off of the bench for the Wolverines. She

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