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Who holds the NBA record
for most 50-point games?
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Athlete of the Week
Q&A
Gill Again
Diving
Ice Hockey
Men's Basketball
Women's Gymnastics
Women's Tennis
Wrestling

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The Michigan Daily -Sports Monday

March 18, 1991

Blue lasts a little longer than Big Red

FIVE! FOUR! THREE!
two...aw, no.
Life seemed pretty dismal for
the Wolverines when Cornell tied
the score Friday night with only
two seconds left. Life seemed even
worse when they won the game
less than a minute into overtime.
0 Michigan had
fallen into a rut. uan
They had proven Zoch
to themselves and
to everyone else
that they were a
contending team
for the National
Championship in
college hockey.
But their sta-
us has always
been that of a
contender. In the
pre-season polls,
Michigan was ranked second in the
CCHA. With amazing precision,
they lived up to all expectations by
finishing runner-up to Lake Superior
State during the regular season.
In the CCHA playoffs, Michi-
*an continued to play excellent
hockey, beating Ohio State and
Ferris State, before meeting Lake
Superior in the final game. The
Wolverines played even with the
See ZO CH, Page 4

Denny Felsner dekes Cornell goalie Jim Crozier for his first goal Saturday. The Wolverines won the series, two games to one.

Wrestlers capture 12th at NCAAs

'M'overcomes
first-game loss
by Jeni Durst
Daily Hockey Writer
As the Michigan hockey team left the ice last
night, head coach Red Berenson hugged his senior
rightwing Kent Brothers. The moment of affection
reflected the celebration flowing throughout Yost Ice
Arena.
The festivities surrounded the Wolverines romp of
Cornell, 9-3, sending Michigan to the next round of
the NCAA tournament in Boston. The squads split
the first two games in the best two-out-of-three, first-
round series. The Big Red edged the Wolverines in
overtime Friday, 5-4, with Michigan winning, 6-4,
Saturday.
Yesterday's day of green was all maize and blue
due to an outpouring of Wolverine offensive
production. David Roberts, Ted Kramer, Dan Stiver,
and Brian Wiseman scored two goals apiece, three
of which came on Michigan's six power play
opportunities. Leftwinger Mike Helber tallied three
assists, with Cam Stewart and Denny Felsner
chipping in two each.
"We've had great success when we've had more
than two or three guys put the puck in the net,
Berenson said. "When we're getting that balanced
scoring, we're a tough team to beat."
The Big Red began the scoring yesterday with a
power play goal only 2:52 into the first period, but
after that, it was all Michigan. The Wolverines
tallied seven straight goals while reserve goalie
Chris Gordon shut out Cornell in the center stanza.
"(Starting Gordon) was a chance for a coach to
look like a fool or look like a genius," Berenson
explained. "But we just felt that the pressure had
been building on Steve Shields because he'd played
so much and played so hard. He'd been a big factor
in this team. I just felt I wanted to take the pressure
off Steve and put it on the team to give Chris a solid
game. We just felt Gordo had the pressure off him
and could come in and be loose."
Cornell had goaltender changes as well, replacing
starter Jim Crozier twice with Corrie D' Alessio. But
those changes, and two more goals in the third period
were far from enough to overtake the dominating
Wolverines. Kramer slammed a Helber pass straight
past D' Alessio with :28 left in the game to put the
finishing touches on the Michigan scoring barrage.
Friday's game was a matter of question and
answer with both teams trading goals, but by the
time the test was over, Cornell had tabulated the
highest score.
The Wolverines set the pace when Stiver put
Michigan on the board after less than two minutes.
The Big Red took the rest of the first stanza to
answer the Wolverines' first scoring question,
receiving extra help in the process. At 18:47, Bruce
Frauley skated in on Michigan netminder Steve
Shields and flicked a hard shot at the rookie. Shields
came up with the save, but the rebound hit
Wolverine defender Patrick Neaton's stick and
bounced into the goal. With that helping hand,
Cornell knotted the score, 1-1.
That goal pushed the momentum in favor of the
Big Red in the second stanza. With 7:56 gone,
Cornell's Derraugh drew the session's first blood.
But Michigan refused to give Cornell any more of
an advantage. Immediately after the face off, Neaton
took control of the puck and sped down the right side.
The sophomore passed across the ice to leftwinger
Mike Helber, who got control of the puck just in time
to drive it into the Big Red goal only ten seconds
after Derraugh's score. See ICERS, Page 4

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osh Dubow
wil Sports Writer

IOWA CITY - The Michigan wrestling team
concluded its season this weekend at the NCAA
Wrestling Championships in Iowa City with dramatic
improvement over last year's performance.
In 1990, the Wolverines finished in 31st place
with no All-Americans. This year, however, coach
Dale Bahr's squad finished 12th and fielded three
All-Americans - sophomores Joey Gilbert (134) and
Lanny Green (177), and senior Fritz Lehrke (190).
In the overall team standings, the host Hawkeyes
came within one point of tying their previous record
for team points with 157. Oklahoma State was a dis-
tant second with 108.75, and Penn State finished
with 67.5.
Gilbert won five of his six matches on the week-
end, including two over returning all-American Mark
Marinelli, with his only defeat coming at the hands
of two-time champion Tom Brands of Iowa, 33-19.
Brands, who scored 15 takedowns, capitalized on the
size advantage he holds over Gilbert.
0 In the consolation bracket, Gilbert beat Peter
Horst of Old Dominion 15-2, setting up a rematch
with Marinelli. After losing to Marinelli in his only
two outings last year, Gilbert has come back this
year to defeat the Buckeye senior three straight
times.
The closest of these three was Saturday after-
noon's third-place bout. The two wrestlers were dead-
locked at five after regulation and went to sudden
death.
deGilbert was confident he would start strong in the
overtime.
"We work on that (overtime) a lot in practice,"
he said. "We go four sudden-death matches a day,
and it really paid off."
Gilbert opened quickly in the overtime, grabbing
See WRESTLERS, Page 8

Michigan's Lanny Green (top) during his victory over Cadet T.J. Wright during the NCAA Championships.

And

Further

to

by Adam Miller
Daily Sports Writer
"There may come a time
When you'll be tired
As tired as a dream that wants to
die
And further to fly."
-Paul Simon
On Nov. 18, 1989, the dream
almost died for Tony Boles.
The scene was the Minneapolis
Metrodome. Michigan vs.
Minnesota. The annual battle for
the Little Brown Jug. Throughout
his career, Michigan's No. 42,
Tony Boles, had made a career out
of end-runs on the first play from
scrimmage. So, of course, on
Michigan's opening play of the
first quarter, QB Michael Taylor
took the snap, stepped back, and
handed off to Boles.

Recovered Tony
Boles aims at NFL

Fly
Bo Schembechler said, "We had
hoped that the worst did not
happen, which would have been an
anterior cruciate (knee) ligament
(injury). But that's what it looked
like, that's what I thought it was,
and that's what it turned out to
be."
A torn anterior cruciate
ligament. It's one of the most
dreaded injuries in all athletics. It
is not something that you can soak
in a hot tub for six weeks and then
return to your old starting role. In
fact, it can't be simply fixed.
"The biggest problem with the
anterior cruciate is that you cannot
really repair it, you have to
reconstruct it," Dr. William
Kohen, an orthopedic surgeon
specializing in sports injuries at
Pontiac General Hospital said.

Michigan loses two to
Seminoles, one to rain

by Rod Loewenthal
Daily Baseball Writer
The Michigan baseball team
headed to the showers early this
weekend. After losing two straight to
Florida State on Friday and Saturday
night in Tallahassee, the Wolverines
got an Irish spring rain on St.
Patrick's Day and were unable to
play the final contest of the three-
game series.
On Friday night, Michigan (8-5)
jumped out to an early 2-0 lead, but
Florida State managed to tie it up, 4-
4 by the fifth inning. In the bottom
of the sixth, the Seminoles' bats
exploded for four runs to knock out
Wolverine pitcher Jason Pfaff. .
Pfaff, the ace of the Michigan
staff, continued to struggle. Against

southpaw pitched respectably in
what was then a no-contest, giving
up no runs and striking out one in his
inning of work.
The number two, three, and four
spots for Florida State almost
singlehandly won the game for the
Seminoles. Together, the
combination of Nandy Serrano,
Eduardo Perez, and Pedro Grifol
combined for seven hits, three runs,
and seven RBI's. The Latin
connection also connected for three
home runs, with catcher Grifol
slamming a pair of them, his seventh
and eighth of the season.
Roger Bailey went the distance
for the Seminoles to push his record
to 4-1, while Pfaff (3-1) got the loss,

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