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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - April 15, 2002

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY
-- Edsted by Jim Weher
Aho leads roller hockey
to final four appearance

Lord of the Dance

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

I
I

Who: Sierra Hauser-Price
Hometown: Van Nuys, Calif.

Sport: Women's track
Year: Freshman

By Naweed Sikora
Daily Sports Writer
Almost every kid can remember
playing street hockey in front of their
house with a tennis ball for a puck and
a garbage can for a goal. The games
were usually lighthearted, lasting until
sunset when it was time for dinner.
But for the members of the roller
hockey club, the sport has become
much more than just friendly, after-
school competition.
Last weekend, while the Michigan
ice hockey team was playing for a
chance at the national title in St. Paul,
Minn., the roller hockey team was play-
ing for a national title of its own in St.
Louis at the site of the fourth annual
Collegiate Roller Hockey League
National Championship Tournament.
The team made a name for itself,
advancing to the final four where it
faced Lindenwood, which is the only
roller hockey team in the nation with
scholarship players.
But the eventual national champions
managed to stop Michigan, defeating
the Wolverines 10-2 and then beating
Michigan State 6-4 in the champi-
onship. This was the best Michigan had
ever done in the tournament, after losing
in the round of 16 the past two years.
Senior Eric Aho, the club president,
finished ninth overall in points in Divi-
sion 1 of the CRHL. Aho was pleased
with the success of his team, saying that
he hopes an accomplishment like this
will help the club receive more funding
from the school and eventually receive
varsity status.

"My ultimate goal is to help the team
become a varsity sport," Aho said.
"Other schools receive a significant
amount of budgeting for their teams,
and we need the same thing. But even
now, we are competitive with them."
Aho grew up playing ice hockey, and
still does. He began playing roller hock-
ey toward the end of high school.
"I found out about the Michigan
(roller hockey) team before I got here,"
Aho said. "I joined as a freshman
because I thought I could make an
impact."
Aho said that four years ago, the
team was competitive, but its main
problem was recruiting. But by making
a few appearances at Festifall, Aho has
helped to build up the program. The
team currently consists of 28 players
divided into two squads.
Players will all kinds of hockey expe-
rience skate for Michigan.
"We have guys who are former ice
hockey players, guys who still play ice
hockey and even guys who are strictly
roller hockey players," Aho said.
Roller hockey differs from ice hock-
ey in that it plays a little faster and that
it's higher scoring. But Aho believes
that the two are very similar.
"It's just like ice hockey, but you're
playing on tile rather than on ice."
Off the tile, the players are not only
the best of friends, but they take time to
coach youth teams and work with
younger players.
"We do a lot of good volunteer
work," Aho said. "Guys run clinics
and power-skating teams. We have a
lot of fun."

What: In her track and field debut Saturday in the Miami (Ohio) Invita-
tional, Hauser-Price won the 100- and 200-meter races to lead Michigan
to a 73-point victory over the competition. Hauser-Price, who spent the
indoor track season with the Michigan women's basketball team, had
not run in a single event prior to this meet.

SrorsBRIEFS

DANNY MOLOSHOK/Daily
Senior Erica Dyresen performs a split jump at Michigan's Figure Skating Club's Ice
Show Friday night at Yost Ice Arena.
'AINoTES

'M'SCHIEDULIE
Wednesday. April 17
Softball at Western Michigan (DH), 2 p.m.
Baseball vs. Oakland, 3 p.m.
Thursday. April 18
W Gymnastics at NCAA Team Preliminaries (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), 2 p.m.
Friday. April 19
Baseball vs. Michigan State, 3 p.m.
Softball at Northwestern, 5 p.m.
W Gymnastics at NCAA Super Six Team Finals (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), 8 p.m.
M Track/Field at Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
W Track/Field at Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
Water Polo at Southern Division Championships (Villanova, Pa.)
Saturday. April 13
W Tennis vs. Purdue, 11 a.m.
M Tennis vs. Indiana, Noon
Baseball at Michigan State (DH), 1 p.m.
Softball at Northwestern, 1 p.m.
W Gymnastics at NCAA Individual Event Finals (Tuscaloosa, Ala.), 6 p.m.
M Track/Field at Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
M Track/Field at Eastern Michigan Invitational -
W Track/Field at Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
Water Polo at Southern Division Championships (Villanova, Pa.)
Sunday. April 21
W Tennis vs. Indiana, 11 a.m.
Baseball vs. Michigan State, 1 p.m.
Softball at Iowa (DH), 1 p.m.
M Tennis at Purdue, Noon -
W Track/Field at Mt. SAC Relays (Walnut, Calif.)
Water Polo at Southern Division Championships (Villanova, Pa.)

Wolverines upset
Buckeyes in final race
Michigan finished Saturday's rowing
meet with a bang, as its first varsity
eight shocked the No. 3 Buckeyes by
defeating it to earn a major upset victo-
ry. The Wolverines won eight out of 12
races in the Buckeye Classic, which was
held at the Scioto River in Columbus.
Michigan's first varsity eight was
dominant throughout the day, propelling
Michigan to a victory over several of its
competitors. Besides its victory over the
Buckeyes, this group also claimed wins
over Clemson and Cincinnati during the
morning session.
The first varsity eight has now won
four out of its five races, with the only
loss coming to No. 6 Virginia in the sea-
son's first race.
Michigan's second varsity eight con-
tinued its impressive rowing in the
morning session, defeating Clemson
and Cincinnati to increase its winning
streak to 14. But in the afternoon ses-
sion, this streak came to an end at the
hands of Ohio State, who defeated the
Wolverines by less than a second.
Michigan has one race left on April
27 before it begins postseason play at
the third annual Big Ten Women's Row-
ing Championship on May 4. Its oppo-
nent for April 27 has not yet been
determined.
- from staff reports
Rainout ends Blue's

finish - until the rain came.
UNLV, Colorado and Purdue led
the field by seven after the second
day of competition and didn't look
to be relinquishing their strangle
holds on the top three spots any time
soon, as -all three improved on their
second day totals.
Michigan did as well, lowering its
round two score from the 303 on the
first day to 295 on Saturday. Current
fourth-place team Northwestern had
dropped I1 strokes from the first,
which gave Michigan hope for mov-
ing up.
After yesterday's rain out, though,
Michigan couldn't make any ground
and finished in 11th place.
The Wolverines did have some
good finishes as David Nichols
posted a one-under, 71, to earn a
147 on the weekend and a 17th
place finish.
Senior Andrew Chapman placed
one stroke behind Nichols and fin-
ished in a tie for 24th.
4 Other Michigan scorers were Kyle
Kilcherman (78-74 - 152), Andy
Matthews (77-75 - 152) and Scott
Carlton (77-80 - 157).
Big Ten tournament play begins
May 3 in Iowa City at the Finkbine
Golf Course. NCAA regionals are
May 16-18.
- from staff reports

Bonds hams ,
Giants ose the game
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - When
Barry Bonds left after the third inning
because of a hamstring injury yester-
day, Milwaukee Brewers manager
Davey Lopes started to relax.
"When you don't have the best play-
er in the world in the lineup, you have
a different lineup," said Lopes after the
Brewers rallied past the San Francisco
Giants 4-3 to stop a seven-game losing
streak. "He makes you think things
you don't normally want to think."
Instead of Bonds batting with two
runners on in the eighth inning, Mike
DeJean retired Marvin Benard and
went on to pitch two innings for the
save. With Bonds up, Lopes probably
would have brought in a left-hander.
Bonds, who hit 574th home run Sat-
urday to move past Harmon Killebrew
into sole possession sixth place on the
career list, walked leading off the third
inning, advanced on an infield ground-
out and scored on Shawon Dunston's
single.
Bonds left at the end of the inning,
and the Giants said he had a mild right
hamstring strain, an injury he first sus-
tained during the final week of spring
training.
"I felt it stealing. It's been like this
since spring training," Bonds said. "I
don't know about playing tomorrow."
Giants trainer Stan Conte said the
injury is likely to linger for several
weeks, but Bonds has been able to
keep it loose.
"I wouldn't rule him out for tomor-
row, but it will probably be tight,"
Conte said.
Tigers can't catch a
break, lose again
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - It just
gets worse for the Detroit Tigers.
Even with a two-run lead in the
eighth inning, the Tigers couldn't
win.
They couldn't even keep close.
Pinch-hitter David Ortiz broke an

0-for-16 slump with a tiebreaking
bases-loaded triple in an eight-run,
eighth inning, and the winless Tigers
lost their 11th straight game, 13-7
yesterday to the Minnesota Twins.
"It's getting tougher," Bobby Hig-
ginson said. "You keep thinking when
you're coming into the ballpark that
today's going to be the day. It's get-
ting a little old."
Elbow problems are
back for Dodgers' ace
SAN DIEGO (AP) - After
watching Kevin Brown walk off the
mound with another elbow injury,
the Los Angeles Dodgers might have
reason to feel a bit relieved this time.
Brown left in the second inning of
the Dodgers' 6-4 loss to the San
Diego Padres on Saturday night after
throwing a 93-mph fastball to Tom
Lampkin.
Almost as soon as Brown released
the ball, he hopped once and held his
right arm at his side.
But the injury might not be that
serious, even though Brown is less
than seven months removed from
elbow surgery. It is more likely to be
tearing of scar tissue in his elbow,
according to Dodgers trainer Stan
Johnston.
After an examination, Johnston
said he is leaning toward that diag-
nosis rather than something worse
like a muscle strain or torn liga-
ments.
"We're not looking at anything
real bad at this time," Johnston said.
Brown, 37, underwent surgery to
repair a torn flexor muscle in his
right elbow on Sept. 27. Brown, who
was making the 401st start of his 15-
year career, was on the disabled list
three times last year.
"I felt a burn," Brown said. "It
scared me to death. After what I
went through lastyear, it's kind of
hard not to fear the worst."
"Bottom line, we need (Brown)
to win," Lo Duca said. "It's a blow
for us, mentally as a team~ if we
lose him."

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MLB STANDINGS

NBA STANDINGS

comeback chances
Although the top three spots of
the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate in
Columbus appeared to be set, the
Michigan golf team was in prime
position to make a run for a top five ,

NHL STANDINGS
EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division

I

AMERICAN LEAGUE
East Division
NY Yankeesc
Boston
Tampa Bay
Toronto
Baltimore]
Central Division
Cleveland
MinnesotaE
Kansas City
Chi. Sox
Detroitt
West Division
Oakland
Anaheim
Seattle
Texas
NATIONAL LEAGUE
East Division
Atlanta
Philadelphia
NY Mets
Montreal
Florida
Central Division
Pittsburgh
Houston
Cincinnati
St. Louis
Milwaukee
Chi. Cubs
West Division
San Francisco
Arizona*
Los Angeles
Colorado
San Diego
Yesterday's games
NY YANKEES 6, BosToN 2
FLORIDA 7, ATLANTA 0

W L PCT
5 1 .833
3 1 .750
3 3 .500
2 3 .400
1 5 .167

PCT
.833
.833
.400
.333
.000
PCT
.667
.600
.600
.167
PCT
.500
.500
.500
.500
.500
PCT
.800
.500
.500
.500
.333
.200
PCT
1.000
.667
.500
.333
.167

GB
1
2
2.5
4
GB
2.5
3
5
GB
0.5-
0.5
3
GB
GB
1.5
1.5
1.5
2.5
3
GB
2
3
4
5

EASTERN CONFERENCE
Eastern Division
W L
x-New Jersey 51 28
x-Boston 47 33
x-Orlando 43 36
Philadelphia 42 37
Washington 36 44
Miami 35 44
New York 29 50

Central Division
W
x-Detrbit 48
Charlotte 42
Toronto 40
Milwaukee 39
Indiana 39
Atlanta 33
Cleveland 29
Chicago 20

L
32
37
39
40
40
47
51
60

Pct
.646
.587
.544
.532
.450
.443
.367
Pct
.600
.532
.506
.494
.494
.412
.363
.250
Pct
.700
.696
.613
.550
.354
.325
.278
Pct
.759
.709
.587
.550
.475
.438
.250

GB
4.5
8
9
15.5
16
22
GB
5.5
7.5
8.5
8.5
15
19
28
GB
.5
7
12
27.5
30
33.5
GB
4
13.5
16.5
22.5
25.5
40.5

x-Philadelphia
x.New Jersey
x-N.Y.lslanders
N.Y. Rangers
Pittsburgh

Northeast Division
W
x-Boston 43
x-Toronto 43
x-Ottawa 39
Montreal 36
Buffalo 35

W
42
41
41
36
28

i

L
26
28
28
38
41
L
24
25
27
31
35
L
26
33
40
44
47

Southeast Division
W
Carolina 35
Washington 36
Tampa Bay 26
Florida 22
Atlanta 19

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division

W
x-San Antonio 56
x-Dallas 55
x-Minnesota 49
x-Utah 44
Houston 28
Denver 26
Memphis 22
Pacific Division
w
x-Sacramento 60
x-L.A. Lakers 56
x-Portland 47
x-Seattle 44
L.A. Clippers 38
Phoenix 35
Golden State 20

L
24
24
31
36
51
54
57
L
19
23
33
36
42
45
60

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L
z-Detroit 51 16
x-St. Louis 42 27
x-Chicago 40 27
Nashville 28 40
Columbus 22 46

T
10
9
8
4
8
T
6
10
9
12
11
T
15
11
11
10
10
T
10
8
13
13
8
T
7
7
12
12.
12
T
8
11
9
12
8

OL
3
4
4
4
5
OL
9
4
7
3
1
OL
5
2
4
5
5
OL
4
4
1
0
5
OL
1
3
4
3
9
OL
3
4
6
5
3

Pts GF GA
101 236 201
100 249 207
94 243 208
87 207 209
82 213 200

Pts
97
95
94
80
69

GF GA
233 189
205 187
236 219
227 258
198 249

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Pts GF GA
90 215 215
85 228 240
67 175 217
59 178 247
53 185 286
Pts GF GA
116 248182
96 222 185
94 214 207
69 192 224
57 164 253
Pts GF GA
98 210 167
94 254 211
90 201 180
79 201 220
73 193 234
Pts GF GA
99 248 199
93 213 190
93 222 206
89 213 211
69 175 197

Northwest Division
W
y-Colorado 45
x-Vancouver 42
Edmonton 37
Calgary 32
Minnesota 26

L
28
30
28
35
34

x-clinch-d playoff spot

Yesterday's games
Philadelphia 95, Orlando 89
Indiana 86, Washington 80
Milwaukee 98, Charlotte 91
Today's games
Chicago at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.
Boston at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Seattle at LA Lakers, 10:30 p.m.

Pacific Division
y-San Jose
Los Angeles
Phoenix
Dallas
Anaheim

W L
44 27
39 27
39 27
36 28
29 41

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Tomorrow's games
Indiana at Cleveland, 7 p.m.

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KANSAS CITY AT CLEVELAND, PPD New York at Washington. 7 p.m.
NY METS 6, MONTREAL 4 Orlando at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m.
TAMPA BAY 5. TORONTO 4 Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA 3, CINCINNATI 1 Toronto at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.
BALTIMORE 9, CHICAGO WHITE Sox 4 Detroit at New Jersey. 8 p.m.
MINNESOTA 13, DETROiT 7 Utah at Dallas, 8:30 p.m.
HouSTON 5. ST. Louis 4 Phoenix at San Antonio, 8 :30 p.m.
ARIZONA 6, COLORADO 3 Houston at Denver, 9 p.m.

x-clinched playoff spot
Yesterday's games
Boston 2 NEW JERSEY 3
Atlanta 1, CAROLINA 1 (OT)
Buffalo 5, TAMPA BAY 3
Montreal 3, OTTAWA 1
Colorado 4, ST. Louis 2
CHICAGO 3, Calgary 2
ANAHEIM 4, Dallas 1
VANCOUVER 4, Phoenix 3

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