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FRIDAY
JANUARY 18, 2002

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RYAN LEVENTHAL/Daily
Michigan State won't have to worry about dealing with Mike Cammallerl's offensive skills. The Junior
forward is sick with mononucleosis and Is out of the Wolverines' lineup indefinitely.
Wolveines, Spartans rCeady
for another CCHA classic

Mono floors
Cammalleri
indefinitely
By Seth Klempner
Daily Sports Writer
Michigan coach Red Berenson announced yester-
day that his top center, Mike Cammalleri, will miss
tomorrow's home game against Michigan State.
Blood tests taken yesterday afternoon revealed that
the junior has mononucleosis.
He is out indefinitely.
The loss comes at a particularly bad time as
Michigan is preparing to play its biggest home game
of the year against Michigan State. As the Wolver-
ines' leading goal scorer (15-11-26), Cammalleri
would have helped greatly against the defensive-
minded Spartans.
"He's one of our top players, and we wish him
well and a speedy recovery and we just have to have
guys step up," Michigan captain Jed Ortmeyer said.
"We know we can win without him, we proved that
over Christmas break and now we just have to go
out and prove it."
Making the loss even harder on Michigan is Cam-
malleri's tendency to play his best in important
games. The junior scored two goals and tallied three
points in Mic14gan's only game against Michigan
State this season at the "Cold War" on October 6.
The first sign that things were amiss with Cam-
malleri's health came Tuesday, when he missed the
team's first practice of the week. At the time, Beren-
son said Cammalleri exhibited flu-like symptoms.
Cammalleri then skated for the first part of Wednes-
day's practice but left the ice early.
"All week in practice he seemed tired and wasn't
as outgoing. We usually mess around a little bit after
practice, he's always kind of jogging and ready to
get off, so I knew something was wrong," Ortmeyer
said. "It's the worse-case scenario, but hopefully
he'll recover."'i
This will be the second game this season the team
plays with only Cammalleri absent. The other time
was a 3-3 tie against Harvard the week before the
winter break.
Cammnalleri missed five games during break to
play in the World Junior Championships in the
Czech Republic, where he earned Best Forward
honors en route to a silver medal with Team Canada.
"The positive side (of missing Cammalleri) is that
we've gone through this before and our team has
survived it," Berenson said. "We have to suck it up
and fill the gap, and everyone's got to pick up the
slack. And it starts with the game on Saturday."
Cammalleri is the second member of the team to
come down with mononucleosis. Sophomore David
Wyzgowski had the virus at the beginning of the
season, and he was sidelined for a month.
Coming up big
Mike Cammalleri will miss Saturday's game
against the Spartans with mononucleosis. Over
the past nine games against Michigan State,
he has been the Michigan's top performer.
Here is how the junior compares to some of his
teammates, past and present:
Name Goals Assists Points
Cammalleri 7 1 8
Hilbert 3 2 5
Comrie 1 3 4
Shouneyia 1 3 4
Everybody else 6 18 24

Sue Guevara hasn't had much to be happy about this season. The Wolverines fell to
1-6 in the Big Ten with an 84-75 loss at Minnesota last night.
Gophers keep Blue
in big tiSpn 84-75

By Charles Paradis
Daily Sports Writer

By Chris Burke
Daily Sports Writer
With a 3-1 home loss to Alaska-Fairbanks still
fresh in its memory, the No. 8 Michigan hockey
team began preparations for tomorrow night's
game against Michigan State with two hard prac-
tices on Tuesday and Wednesday.
But yesterday, all of the Wolverines'
game plans began to take a new look. S
That's because Michigan coach Red YOST IC
Berenson announced yesterday that who: Michig
forward Mike Cammalleri will be out CCHA, 13-7-
indefinitely due to mononucleosis. Michigan Sta
The junior has been the Wolverines' 16-5.2)
offensive leader for most of the sea- When: 7:30F
son, tallying 26 points (15 goals, 11 Tv M Fox Spor
assists), which is good enough for sec- the contst
ond on the team, despit thi& fact that' behind the
he missed five games to participate in ccHA standi
the World Junior Championships.
The Wolverines have no time to linger on the
loss, though, with the sixth-ranked Spartans head-
ing into Ann Arbor for the teams' only meeting at
Yost Ice Arena this season.
Michigan notched a point in the lone prior
matchup between the teams this season, a 3-3 tie at
the "Cold War" in Spartan Stadium. Michigan
State currently holds a two-point lead over the
Wolverines in the CCHA standings, a margin that
Michigan could erase with a win.
"It's a great opportunity for our team to get tied
for first place and get even with them," Michigan
defenseman Jay Vancik said. "But we have to
worry about ourselves more than we have to worry
about them. (In the loss to Alaska-Fairbanks), we
didn't have a good effort at all. We have to go out
and play our game, play hard-nosed, disciplined,
physical hockey."
In last year's meeting in Ann Arbor, the Spartans

relied on goalie Ryan Miller to stifle Michigan all
night, holding on for a 1-0 win.
A similar contest tomorrow night would not be
unexpected, as Michigan State currently boasts the
conference's best defense. In 17 conference games,
the Spartans have given up just 28 goals. Con-
versely, Michigan has allowed 38 goals in the same
number of games.

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Michigan State has also flashed a
strong offense this year, including a
total of 21 goals from its defensemen.
"Obviously they're dangerous and
they join the rush, sometimes they
lead the rush," said Berenson of the
Michigan State blueliners. "And we
have to respect the fact that they are
dangerous players. They just have that
kind of a team, but I think our teams
are pretty even offensively."
The Wolverines had to adjust to an
under-the-weather Cammalleri for the

teams' first meeting as well. But after missing
practice the week before the game in East Lansing,
the Michigan star forward returned and played
well.
This time, Michigan will have to deal without
Cammalleri. That means that Michigan's young
corps of forwards will have to step up again, just as
they had to over winter break when Cammalleri
and three others were absent due to the World
Junior Championships.
The "Cold War" experience has become invalu-
able to the young forwards.
"It was my first big taste of the Michigan-Michi-
gan State rivalry," Michigan forward Michael
Woodford said. "Now I know what people talk
about, how big of a rivalry it is and how pumped
up you've got to be. That's why you come to
Michigan, to play Michigan State and you've got
to take advantage of those chances."

In Michigan's 84-75 loss to Minneso-
ta last night, center LeeAnn Bies
silenced her critics as she once again
proved she can produce big numbers.
Bies answered the nay-sayers by posting
15 points and 14 rebounds in an explo-
sive offensive game.
The Wolverines (1-6 Big Ten, 11-7
overall) and Golden Gophers (3-2, 13-
3) both brought high-powered offenses
to the table last night. Neither team dis-
appointed the fans as each boasted five
players who scored in double figures.
While Michigan's offense thrived for
much of the game, its defensive letdown
in the middle of the second half cost it
the victory. Throughout the first half,
Michigan played solid defense, holding
Minnesota to just 38 points. This
defensive intensity carried over into the
beginning of the second half as Min-
nesota shot just I-for-7 from the field to
open up the second half.
But the sharp-shooting Golden
Gophers recovered and took advantage
of the Wolverines' lapse when Lindsay
Lieser nailed two 3-pointers in a row to
give Minnesota a 56-52 lead with 10:16
left in the second half.
"We have the lead and (Lieser) comes
down and hits a three and she comes
down and hits another one and gets the
crowd into it," Michigan coach Sue
Guevara said.
Guevara quickly called a timeout to
rally her troops and hopefully steal
some momentum from surging Min-
nesota.
"I called a timeout to hopefully stop
the bleeding," Guevara said.
But the Gophers would not be
stopped as they went on a 9-0 run which
forced Michigan to call another time-
out.
Minnesota then held a comfortable
13 point lead, which it would ride to the
end.
Stephanie Gandy led all Michigan
scorers with 24 points and connected on
4-of-5 shots from behind the arc. She
drained two of her four 3-pointers in the
waning minutes of the game to try and
bring her team back. But her efforts
were repeatedly stifled by the Gophers,
who always had an answer for Gandy's
shots. That answer usually came in the
form of Lindsay Whalen, who buried
the Wolverines with 27 points.
"Gandy got the start tonight and she

responded," Guevara said.
After going on a 14-4 run in the final
3:26 of the first half, Michigan had a
slight 40-38 edge going into halftime.
The run was spearheaded by Heather
Oesterle, who scored eight of the 14
points. On the night, Oesterle scored 14
points. Oesterle also made her presence
known on the glass as she pulled down
eight rebounds.
"Oesterle came off the bench in the
first half and she goes 5 for 5 from the
floor," Guevara said.
Michigan did achieve one of its goals
by boxing out better. The Wolverines
outrebounded the Gophers in all cate-
gories including, a 13 to 8 edge in
offensive rebounding. But even with the
effort Michigan brought to the game, it
was not able to steal a victory from
Minnesota.
"I can't fault (the team) for their
effort. I think they played hard, I think
they played their hearts out," Guevara
said.
YESTERDAY'S Box
Michigan (75)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A 0-T A F PTS
Gandy 36 9-14 2-2 1-4 3 2 24
Smith 32 5-10 1-3 3.8 4 5 11
Bies 36 5-17 5-8 5-14 0 4 15
Hauser-Price 12 0-1 0-0 1-2 1 3 0
Ingram 38 5-13 0-0 0-1 10 3 11
Pool 8 0-4 0-0 1-3 0 1 0
Jara 2 0-1 0-00 0 0 0
Qesterie 26 6-9 0-0 2-8 1 5 14
Mason 10 0-1 0-2 0-0 0 0 0
Totals 200 30.70815 13.40 19 23 75
FG%:.429 FT%: .533 3-point FG: 7-18,_389 (Gandy
4-5, Oesterle 2-4, Ingram 1-6, Smith 0.1, Bies 0-1,
Pool 0-1). Blocks: 1(Mason) Steals: 10 (Bies 2,
Ingram 2, Jara 2, Gandy, Smith, Pool, Oesterle)
Turnovers: 18 (Gandy 5, Pool 3, Smith 2, Bies 2,
Ingram 2, Hauser-Price 2, Oesterle 2). Technical
Fouls: none.
MINNESOTA (84)
FG FT REB
MIN M-A M-A ,0-T A F PTS
VonWald 36 5-13 4-4 0-8 2 2 14
Andersson 34 2-5 3-6 1-2 3 4 7
McCarvill 28 5-6 2-2 4-8 5 2 12
Whalen 37 10-206-8 2-10 8 2 27
Lieser 33 3-6 3-4 0-4 2 1 12
Hemberg 7 0-1. 0-0 1-1 1 0 0
Prince 25 5-12 2-3 0-2 0 3 12
Totals 200 30320-278-3521 1484
FG%: .476 FT%: .741 3-point FG: 4-10, .400 (Lieser
3-5, Whalen 1-4, VonWald 0-1). Blocks: 2
(McCarvill, Prince). Steals: 13 (VonWald 5,
Mccarvill 2, Lieser 2, Prince 2, Andersson, Whalen)
Turnovers: 16 (VonWald 4, Whalen 4, McCarvill 3,
Lieser 2, Andersson, Hemberg, Prince). Technical
fouls: none.
Michigan ..................40 35 75
Minnesota.................38 46 84
At: Sports Pavilion, Minneapolis
Attendance: 2,205

Amaker considering
changes in 'M' lineup

By Steve Jackson
Daily Sports Writer
After Wednesday night's 58-54
home loss to Northwestern, Michigan
men's basketball coach Tommy
Amaker hinted that he would look at
a lineup change.
Statistically, he may want to con-
sider starting five players that came
to the team on scholarship.
While former walk-ons like seniors
Mike Gotfredson'and Rotolu Adebiyi
have shown the "spirit, effort and
drive" that Amaker wants to see on
the floor, the numbers speak for
themselves.
When Michigan had former walk-
ons on the floor against Northwestern
it was outscored by 17 points.
With five scholarship recruits in
the game, the Wolverines scored 13
more points than the Wildcats.
Gotfredson has started 12 games
for Michigan at the point guard spot,
including each of the past eight.
During six of those eight games,
the Wolverines have started very
slowly. Michigan fell behind 9-0
against Duke, 9-0 against Eastern
Michigan, 7-2 at San Francisco, 7-0

CRISLER ARENA
Who: Michigan (2-3 Big Ten, 6-8 overall) vs.
Minnesota (3-2,10-6)
When: 4:35 p.m.
TV: ESPN-Plus
Latest: Michigan is trying to halt a three-game
losing streak in Big Ten play.
lose a little confidence. We lose con-
, fidence when we do not get anything
on offense right away."
Just 10 days ago, Michigan got out
to a strong start on the road against
Minnesota, which will visit Crisler
Arena tomorrow afternoon.
Last Wednesday, the Wolverines
fought hard but lost 90-82 in Min-
neapolis despite leading the game
well into the second half.
It is not clear if the short amount of
time between the two games will help
or harm either club.
"Since I've gotten into this league,
I've had this conspiracy theory," Min-
nesota head coach Dan Monson said.
"There's no good time to play any-
body.
"I think you have to get your play-
ers in the mindset that (playing two
quick games against one team) does-
n't matter.hbecaue otherwjisethere i

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