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The Michigan Daily
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Today, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, March 27, 1991
Tamer embarks for
by Matt Rennie
Daily Hockey Writer
While the rest of the Michigan hockey team will have to wait until
next season for another away game, defenseman Chris Tamer still has one
road trip to make.
Tamer, a sophomore from Dearborn Heights, has been selected to play
on the U.S. team in the Pravda Cup tournament, which will be held in
Leningrad, Russia. He will begin his 11-day sojourn tomorrow.
Instead of a formal tryout, the team's organizers called Michigan coach
Red Berenson about their interest in Tamer.
Fellow Wolverine defender Pat Neaton was also asked to play on the
team, but was forced to decline the invitation because of a leg injury.
"I'm honored to be selected," Tamer said. "It should be fun."
Tamer will be playing with other college players, including Michigan
State goaltender Mike Gilmore.
OLYMPIC DREAMS: While Tamer will be facing international compe-
tition next week, other Wolverines may have similar agendas in the future.
With the 1992 Winter Olympic Games on the horizon, Berenson may have
to deal with the loss of some of his top players next season.
Tryouts for the American squad will begin in June, and Berenson ex-
pects Tamer, Neaton, David Roberts, and Denny Felsner to be among those
invited. The first cuts for the team will take place in August, which would
allow any player who didn't make the team to rejoin his college squad.
Adding to the list of possibilities is that the Winter Olympics will be
held again in 1994. This means Tamer, Roberts, and Neaton, all sophomores,
will have another chance to play in the Olympics before joining the profes-
Meanwhile, Felsner also has the option of foregoing his senior season to
join the St. Louis Blues organization. Felsner's decision is anticipated in the
next few weeks.
"I really can't tell you anything now," Berenson said. "I'm going to
talk to Denny, and we'll discuss what's the best thing to do."
RECRUITING UPDATE: Berenson has reasons to be optimistic when
looking toward the future, but he's not allowed to talk about them yet.
Berenson signed defender Al Sinclair from the Metro Junior League in
Wexford, Ontario, during the early signing period in the fall.
Additionally, Berenson expects to receive commitments from six or seven
players on the April 10 spring signing date, when he will be allowed to re-
lease their names.
'M' baseball beats
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by David Schechter
Daily Baseball Writer
Yesterday's game between
Michigan and Saginaw Valley
State looked a lot like Hulk
Hogan kicking sand in Pee Wee
The Wolverines massacred the
Falcons, 12-2, at Fisher Stadium
with a superior squad of more tal-
Dennis Konuszewski steered
the Wolverines from the mound.
As Konuszewski opened the game,
he rifled six straight strikes past
the first two Cardinal batters.
After five innings, Michigan
coach Bill Freehan quietly re-
moved his starter, 'only after
Konuszewski had thrown four
strikeouts and allowed one run.
"It was predetermined that
Dennis Konuszewski was going to
pitch five innings," Freehan said.
"And it went down exactly as we
After the Wolverines took a
commanding lead, Freehan had the
opportunity to let most of his
starters rest. Almost everyone on
the roster benefited from the rout
by gaining some playing time.
"It's nice when you have an
opportunity like this to play a
few people," Freehan said.
At one point, the substitutions
almost seemed like an unfair ad-
vantage. In the ninth inning,
Freehan's best closing pitcher,
Todd Marion, took the mound.
But the Wolverines were not
"I'm normally not going to
use (Todd) in a 12-2 ballgame, but
he's not going to be available for
tomorrow's game because of an
exam," Freehan said.
Andy Fairman, a junior who
was sidelined with a hand injury,'
played in his first home game yes-
"I got Andy Fairman back and
that's the first time Andy's
played since Mobile, Ala. That's
over two weeks and that's hurt
us," Freehan said.
Second baseman Scott Timmer-
man went three-for-three yester-
day and graced Fisher Stadium
with its first home run this year.
With a convincing stroke, Tim-
merman hit a shot over the left
field fence for a three-run homer.
The Wolverines are slated to
play Western Michigan today at 3
p.m. in Fisher Stadium. Freehan
hopes today's game will reveal to
him what he's been looking for
a middle-relief pitcher.
Wolverine Scott Timmerman receives congratulations after hitting a
three-run homer in the fifth inning of Michigan's 12-2 victory.
Fundamentals key spik
Daily Sports Writer
Some habits are just too hard to
break. But then there are some that
should not be broken.
Fortunately for the Michigan
men's volleyball team, the players'
habits have become addictive.
Superior fundamentals and hustle
have become second-nature to the
Wolverines, enabling them to rout
Notre Dame, 15-4, 15-8, 15-2.
Michigan's hitting was impecca-
ble but its passing left something to
be desired while the opposite held
true for Notre Dame. These two as-
pects cancelled each other out, leav-
ing the door open for the
Wolverines' burning desire and
solid basics to swing the outcome in
"Our passing wasn't quite up to
par, but our strong hitting made up
for it," Michigan co-captain Jeff
Timberlake said. "Our offense was
really strong because of its consis-
tency. Notre Dame has lost a few
players from last year's squad, but
the big difference in the game was
our team consistency."
Michigan took control of the
match halfway through the first
game. With the Wolverines leading,
10-4, Notre Dame senior Tom
Martin was called for a carry. The
Irish protested too loudly, and
Martin was issued a yellow card.
Although the card is only a warning
and brings no. penalty, it broke
Notre Dame's emotional backbone.
After the card was issued, the
Wolverines scored five straight
points to win the game. Despite oc-
casional two or three point streaks
in later games, the Irish were never
able to get back into the match.
The Wolverines exploited Notre
Dame's disorganization with solid
fundamentals and powerful kills
for an easy sweep of the match.
Sophomore Chris Pierce delivered
the coup de grace with a kill that
ended the annihilation in a 15-2
"We had to get our heads in th
game," Michael McCune, th
Wolverines' top spiker, said. "Our
constant intensity, our drive to bat-
tle for every point gave us the vic-
The Wolverines will compete in
the Midwest Intercollegiate
Volleyball Association tournament
this weekend and their next home
match will be against Illinois,
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Rugby splits with Rovers
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In a display of its youth, the
Michigan men's rugby team split its
two games with the Cleveland
Rovers last Saturday.
Without its top players, Mich-
igan's A-team struggled, as the
Rovers handed it a 14-0 defeat.
In an unusual twist,the younger
Wolverines showed the veterans
how the game was supposed to be
played; six of the team's top players
were out of action to attend a pres-
tigious midwestern camp for the
"I was really proud of how well
the younger guys picked up the
slack," captain John Swis said
"They really came together and
showed us how we should have been
Despite the significant contribu
tion of the younger players, the
Wolverines were unable to over-
come the experience and size advan-
tages held by the Rovers' A-squad. 0
In the B-squad match, the
Wolverines demonstrated the ex
cellence of their younger players,,
whipping the Rovers' collegians by
an identical 14-0 score.
The squad's next action will be
Saturday at noon at Palmer Field.
"This weekend we'll have our
top players back, so we should ge
back to the level of consistency tha
we normally have," Swis said.
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