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Women's Gymnastics
vs. MSU and CMU
Tomorrow,. 2 p.m.
Keen Arena
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SPORTS

Ice Hockey
NCAA First Round vs. Cornell
Tonight and Tomorrow, 7:30 p.m.
Yost Ice Arena

Friday, March 15 1q91

Page 9

Blue swoops into No. 1
Seminoles' territory

Grapplers fair well
in NCAA prelims

by Rod Loewenthal
Daily BasebalD Writer
The Michigan baseball team
8-3) finds itself in the hoest
lcale of its spring schedule this
weekend. The No. 13-ranked
Wolverines travel t Tallahassee.
Fla. to take on the streaking
Florida State Seminoles.
The No. 1-ranked Seminoles
(17-3) will be applying the heat
during the three-game weekend
series at Dick Howiser Stadium.
with games Friday and Saturday
nights and a Sunday matinee.
The Wolverines will have to
duplicate their offensive prowess
of last weekend in Mobile. Ala. to
have any chance of defeating Flor-
ida State, which is 14-C at home.
This is Michigan's last series in
Florida this spring. And for the
Michigan pitching staff. the

quicker the Wolverines get back
home. the better. The hurlers are
not looking forward to pitching
long inings under the Flonda sun
against powerful Seminole hitters.
One of those sluggers, junior
first baseman Eduardo Perez, is
eating opposing pitchers alive this
season. Perez, son of former
Cincinnati Reds star Tony Perez,
is hitting .432 with sIA home runs,
26 RBI. and eight stolen bases.
Friday night, Jason Ptaff (30
takes the mound for the Wolv-
enes, while Florida State coun-
ters with right-handed hurler Roger
Bailey (-1) Saturday, Wolverine
Russell Brock -1 opposes
Jimmy Lewis (-1) and in Sun-
days contest, Michigan will send
Dennis Konuszewski (0-0) against
Chris Roberts _1).

by Josh Dubow
Daily Sports Writer
IOWA CITY - The opening
day of wrestling at the NCAA
Championships was up and down
for the Michigan wrestling team.
Out of thesen Wolverine
qualifiers, three - Joey Gilbere
13 pounds), Sean Bormet
(8and Fritz Lehrke (190 m-
all advanced to the quarter final
round. Two Michigan wrestlers -
James Rawls (142) and Phil
Tomek (HWT) - lost first round
matches. and Salem Yaffai (118i
and Lanny Green (177) lost their
second round matches.
Coach Dale Bahr's team sat in
10th place at the 167 pound divi-
sion through the second prelimi-
nary round.
Our top three guys are look-
ing really good," Bahr said.
"hey should have a great chance
of making All-American.
'A e uwere really disappointed
nJames losingtoan unseeded
kid (Steve Thoma of Brown).
That will probably cost him a spot
in the consolation bracket."
Two of Michigan's three quar-
Ler finalists will be facing familiar
focs. In the quarter finals Gilbert

wrestles Mark Marinelli of Ohio
State who he beat in a major de-
cision during the dual-meet sea-
son, and Lehrke faces off against
Travis Fiser of Iowa, who he beat
at the Big Tens. Fiser advanced
by upsetting second-seeded Rex
Holman of Arizona State in sud-
den-death overtime.
While Gilbert was not pleased
with his second round effort, in
which he narrowly defeated Jade
Montrie of Toledo, 6-4, he is opti-
mistic about his re-match with
Marinelli.
"I'm looking to keep in his
face again," Gilbert said. "If I
push after him, I feel I should
win."
SHowever, Marinelli has other
feelings.
"I feel if I wrestle tough, no
one can touch me," he said.
Bormet won both of his matches
with relative ease, defeating Dave
Onorato of West Virginia, 13-7,
and Joe Sabol of Hofstra, 7-2.
Bormet, the fifth seed, opposes
Scott Hovan of Pittsburgh in
today's quarter final action.

*'M' divers take final
plunge to ward NCAAs

by Ken Sugiura
Daily Sports Writer
With the wind of strong Big
Ten Championship performances
filling their sails. the Michigan
men's and women's diving teams
#iise into Columbus this weekend
for the NCAA Zone C Diving Meet
with plans on qualifying for their
respective NCAA Championships.
The seven women divers head
to Columbus with guarded optim-
ism. No Wolverine pre-qualified at
the Big Ten meet, so they will all
be chasing the five 1-meter spots
and three 3-meter allotments.
"There aren't that many spots,
*aut we're hoping we can get a
couple of people in," senior Whit-
ney Scherer said.
If the team's results at the Big

Ten Championships are any gauge
of the Wolverines' potential in
Columbus. Michigan should ex-
pect some qualifiers. Scherer and
Lisa Cribari each appeared twice
in the finals.
The men are also hoping to flag
down a couple of positions. Eric
Lesser pre-qi.ied at :-meters at
the Big Ten Championships, and
he. along with three of his
tearnmates, will pursue one of the
six positions at 1-meter. Senior
Steve Hamerski will lead the
charge to claim one of the six 3-
meter positions.
The men are coming off a
sparkling performance at the Big
Ten Championships, appearing
seven times in the three diving
inals. including platform.

Wo verine Joey G be- res:les aa-s: iowa SJr.e tn s seaso. GiLDer,
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ICERS
Continued from page 1
Big Red at Yost Ice Arena in the
best 2-out-of-3 series, None of the
current Michigan or Cornel play-
ers have NCAA tournament exper-
ience, but both squads competed
in fierce league playoff tourna-
ments. Michigan is the third seed

in the East region, while Cornell
holds the i pot in the West.
Both are physical, tight-
checking teams that possess
speed, size, and solid goaltending.
Each tear has faced sone of the
tournament's top teams such as
Boston College, Clarkson and
Lake Superior State.
But to the Michigan sqad, it
makes no difference which team it

faces. The fundamentals are there
and everything will be detemnined
by motivation and drive.
"I don't think it really matters
who we play," senior co-captain
Don Stone said. "I mean, we can
beat anybody as long as we play
the way we can play. That's what
we have to focus on - how we
play and not how whoever we'reG
plaving is going to play."
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Women netters aim for first

Lacrosse squad whips
overmatched Albion
by Mitch Rubenstein The W,.erines sc
Daily Sorts Write h

Big Ten 'W' i
by Adam Miller
Daily Sports Writer
Last weekend. the Michigan
women's tennis team opened its
Big Ten season with a tough loss
against second-place Northwester.,
Things do not get any easier for
the Wolverines this weekend.
Michigan (0-1 in the Big Ten. 6-3
overall) takes on Wisconsin (4-0,
1O-6) in Madison tomorrow at
10:30 a.m.
"Wisconsin is playing great
nnis," Michigan coach Bitsy Ritt
said. "We're definitely the
underdog going into this match."
The Badgers are led by three-

Wisconsin
time All-Big Ten singles star
Elaine DeMetroulois. Michigan
junior Christine Schmeidel. who
has never beaten DeMetroulois
should provide stiff competition.
Schmeidel (-3 at No. 1 singles, 4-
3 overal, ranked 'nd nationally.
has shown signs of recovery from
shoulder and elbow injuries
suffered earlier in the season
MichiNan has lost three out of
its past five matches, Yet, Ritt is
optimistic about tomorrow's
contest.
You never know." she said.
"On a given day, we could go in
there and upset them."

ored at
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The Michigan men's lacrosse
team rang up goals like a cash
s enesda agn A
pounded the Britons, 16-3.
Michgan was led by the 'M
and 5' combination of Dave
Morath and Marc Silbergeld who
combined for seven goals and

most entirely in Albion's zone.
The lopsided score alowed
ichign to cear its bench in
"The game fufiled all our
coals. captain Rich Belanger
said, "-The young guys got a
chance to show what they could
do. and they played some
and good lcos.

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