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The Michigan Daily-
OLYMPIC ROUNDUP

Friday, August 10, 1984- Page 15

water polo team gains finals

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - Doug
Burke's goal with just 26 seconds
remaining gave the United States a
dramatic 8-7 victory over West Ger-
many yesterday and assured the
Americans at least a silver medal in
Olympic water polo.
The United States faces Yugoslavia,
the silver medalist in Moscow in 1980,
for the gold medal in tomorrow night's
championship game.
A ,VICTORY would give the
Americans their first gold medal in the
event since 1904, when three U.S. club
teams finished first, second and third.
The Americans, who lost a 6-4 lead in
the final period when West Germany's
Frank Otto scored twice, got a crucial
edge in the waning moments of the con-
test when German goalkeeper Peter
Rohle was ejected with just 48 seconds
remaining.
With a six to five man advantage, the
Americans passed the ball around the
perimeter, then Burke bounced in the
winning shot.
Syncro swimming
The American duo of Tracie Ruiz and
Candy Costie won the first-ever Olym-
pic gold medal for synchronized swim-
ming taking the finals of the duet event
with a score of 98.200.
The silver medal went to Sharon
Hambrook and Kelly Kryczka of
Canada and the bronze to Japan's
Saeko Kimura and Miwako Motoyoshi.
Wrestling
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A dispute
over an apparent pin by Mark Schultz
was the only bad news for the United
States yesterday as world champion
Dave Schultz and three other
Americans won preliminary victories
in Olympic freestyle wrestling.
Officials were reviewing videotapes
of the brief match at 180.5 pounds
between Mark Schultz, the younger of
the two wrestling brothers, in which the
American appeared to pin gold medal
favorite Resit Karabachak of Turkey in

30 seconds.
SOME officials working the match
said Schultz employed an illegal hold in
gaining the pin.
If the hold is ruled illegal the Turk
would be given the victory.
U.S. wrestlers Ed Banach at 198
pounds, Randy Lewis at 136.5 and
Bobby Weaver at 105.5 all went after
gold medals last night.
Diig..
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chinese divers
Zhou Jihong and Chen Xiaoxia finished
1-2 yesterday in qualifying for the
Olympic women's platform final.
The Chinese, limited to one silver
medal during the men's and women's
springboard competition, gave every
indication they would add two medals
for the Chinese in Friday's finals.
Twelve women made the eight-dive
medal competition.
In Thursday's four-dive optional
session, Zhou was nearly flawless, with
no award of less than 7.0 from any of the
seven judges. She finished with 462.87
points and had the day's highest score
for one dive, 72.90 points, a forward 3%
somersault from the pike position in the
final round.
Field Hockey
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) -
The U.S. women, needing a victory
over West Germany to win an Olympic
field hockey medal, had their hopes
dashed yesterday when they were tied
1-1 by the German team.
The draw assured West Germany
either a silver or bronze medal in the
women's competition, and ended a
three-match loss streak at the hands of
the Americans.
Beth Anders, the leading scorer of the
womens' tournament with seven goals,
put the Americans ahead on a penalty
shot at the 11th minute.
HIrgit Han, after receiving a
centering pass from Patricia Ott in
front of the U.S. net, scored with 13
minutes remaining to knot the contest.

Associated Press
U.S. water polo captain Terry Schroeder accepts a high five from a
teammate after his squad defeated West Germany yesterday in semifinal
competition.
Big Ten expeeting
record attendance

SCHAUMBURG, ILL. (UPI) - Early
season football ticket sales indicate the
Big Ten Conference will shatter the
NCAA attendance record it set last year
conference officials said.
The University of Iowa is leading this
year's sales pace, having already
declared Kinnick Stadium sold out for
all six home games, officials said Wed-
nesday. The Hawkeyes have played
before capacity crowds in 27 of 28 home
games since Coach Hayden Fry arrived
six years ago.
IOWA TICKET Manager Jean Kupka
said more than 4,000 season ticket ap-
plications have been returned.
"It amazes me that when we are
1reslly insa bind, people keep increasing
their ticket orders," she said.
Big Ten stadiums were filled to 96.4
percent capacity last year with an
average of 67,471 people per game. It
marked the fifth straight year the Big
Ten broke the NCAA's record for con-
ferences.
IN ADDITION to Iowa, Illinois also
has declared a season sellout this
summer, the earliest sellout in the
school's history.
Michigan hasn't officially declared a
sellout, but should by the time the
season gets underway. The Wolverines
have led the nation in attendance for 10
consecutive years and have attracted
more than 100,000 people to Michigan
Stadium 53 straight games.
Ohio State has played before a full
house at Ohio Stadium in 93 of its last 95
games. Five of the Buckeyes six 1984
home games are sold out, with tickets
still remaining for the opener against
Oregon State, Sept. 7.
THE BUCKEYES moved into second
place on college football attendance
charts last year with a pergame
average of 89,018 - second only to

Michigan's 104,486.
Minnesota reports a projected 50 in-
crease in season ticket sales with the
arrival of new coach Lou Holtz.
Purdue officials say they've sold
50,000 season tickets. Last year the
Boilermakers were 20th in the nation in
attendance with a per-game figure of
65,358.

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