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Michigan swimmer honored
Junior Tom Dolan was named Male Athlete of the Year Monday by the
Governor's Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports. Dolan is a
five-time NCAA Champion and holds the World Record in the 400-meter
individual medley and two American freestyle records. He was also the
1995 NCAA Swimmer of the Year.
October 11, 1995
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rorward Warren Luhning (28) Is expected to be an Integral part of the Wolverines' offensive attack this season.
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By Dan Stillman bined, and a school record for most his
Daily Sports Writer goals scored in a game.
Michigan scored six second-half The eight-goal margin of victory is pl
goals and the Wolverine defense did also the largest in the brief two-year go
ot allow Valparaiso a shot on goal as
the visiting Michigan women's soc-
r team slammed the Lady Crusad-
rs, 8-0, yesterday.
The victory marks the first time this
season Michigan has won two con-
Michigan also shut out Creighton,
The Wolverines (0-3 Big Ten, 4-7-
l overall) could not have picked a
etter time for a winning streak, as
hey prepare for possibly the most
mportant weekend of the season.
Michigan hosts Big Ten powers
isconsin Friday and Penn State Sun-
The Wolverines dominated
alparaiso (1-11), firing shot after
hot from deep inside the box, 29 in
11. The barrage of goals forced
alparaiso to change goalies during
Seven different Wolverines scored,
ncluding sophomore forward Karen
ontgomery who scored twice.
The game remained scoreless until
4:35 when sophomore midfielder
shley Marks knocked in her second
oal of the season.
Junior defender Mindy Longjohn
nd sophomore forward Betsy Axley
otched their first goals of the season,
hile junior midfielder Kim Phillips
cored her team-leading fifth goal.
Sophomore midfielder Debbie
laherty and junior forward McKenzie
ebster also scored for the Wolver-
Valparaiso, 8-0, for
story of the program.
Freshman goaltender Jessica Jones
ayed the first half, and junior
altender Jori Welchans took over
for the second.
The two goalies have been sharing
playing time throughout the season.
Now, the Wolverines turn their atten-
tion to the heart of the Big Ten sea-
Michigan will play four of its last
seven games against Big Ten oppo-
nents. The Wolverines, winless in the
Big Ten, hope, to launch themselves
back into contention with victories
over Wisconsin and Penn State this
By John Leroi
Daily Sports Writer
Things are supposed to start clicking
The Michigan hockey team has
battled through a week and a half of
practice and its first game is only two
Now is the time for things to start
coming together. And by most accounts,
"We're coming to an interesting part
of the season," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "We've only skated for
a week or so, but we have to be ready for
a game on Friday.
"I don't expect us to look perfect out
there, but we're coming along at a good
The coaching staff picked apart the
team's performance in the Blue-White
game and has been focusing practice on
the things that need work.
Berenson said the team looked good
Friday, but still needed to work on a lot
of little things like supporting the puck,
communicating and timing.
Berenson has had the opportunity to
focus on line combinations.
So far, he has mixed it up a little from
week to week. The lines that skated
together in practice this week didn't
look anything like last week's combi-
Berenson warned not to try to figure
out who would play on what line, guar-
anteeing that the lines would change on
a regular basis at the beginning of the
season. And when injured center
Brendan Morrison returns to the lineup,
forward trios will probably be shaken
up even more.
"It's hard to tell if players can skate
with other players until they actually
do," Berenson said. "So we'll be run-
ning all sorts of different lines for a
One pair of forwards he did keep
together from last week wasjuniorright
wing Warren Luhning and freshman
left wing Greg Crozier.
The duo skated together, along with
center Matt Herr, and combined to score
three goals for the victorious White
squad in Friday night's scrimmage.
Crozier finished his first game in
Yost Arena with a goal and two assists
while Luhning netted two goals and
assisted on another.
The pair skated with center Mike
Legg in practice this week, but seemed
to retain the same chemistry that they
displayed in the Blue-White game.
"I like playing with Crozier,"
Luhning said. "He's big and fast and
he can score - he's got a great scor-
ing touch. We play a really similar
style of hockey."
The Crozier-Luhning combination
may not be a welcome sight for oppos-
ing teams. Crozier stands 6-foot-3 and
Luhning, who is listed at 206 pounds
but looks even stronger, is widely re-
garded as one of the most physical
players in the league.
"We're looking at those two guys
together," Berenson said. "There seems
to be some chemistry there."
Defenseman Peter Bourke was an-
other player who seemed to boost his
stock in the scrimmage. Bourke, a jun-
iorwho hasn't seen much ice time in his
Michigan career, scored a goal for the
White squad and made a diving stop on
a shot headed towards the net when
goalie Marty Turco got caught outside
"Peter's had a real good start this
year," Berenson said. "He had a pretty
good game (Friday)."
Bourke's performance seemed to lift
him into the top six defensemen, but
Berenson said he had no idea which six
defenders would dress Friday when the
Wolverines host Guelph in their first
game of the season.
One thing he could guarantee is that
Michigan will not be in mid-season
form this Friday and he expects his
squad to make a few mistakes.
"There were some good efforts in the
Blue-White game," Berenson said. "We
look further along than we did last year
at this point."
at Michigan State
CINCINNATI (AP) - On a night of
empty seats and empty bases, Mike
Devereaux kept the Atlanta Braves from
coming up empty.
Devereaux singled home the go-
ahead run in the I11th inning Tuesday
night for a 2-1 victory over the Cincin-
nati Reds in the first game of the NL
John Smoltz, who has beaten the Reds
three times this season, will oppose
John Smiley, who has never won a
playoff game, in Game 2 Wednesday
night at Riverfront Stadium.
There were more than 10,000 empty
seats when the first pitch was thrown
Tuesday on a clear, 69-degree evening, a
sign thatbaseball still has along waytogo
to win back fans. The Reds sold only
40,382 tickets and had 3,620 no-shows.
David Justice tied it in the ninth with an
RBI forceout, and Fred McGriff drew a
leadoff walk in the 11th off Mike Jack-
son. Luis Polonia sacrificed, and
Devereaux -a late-inning defensive re-
placement-linedasingleup the middle.
Brad Clontz gave up a leadoff double
to Thomas Howard in the bottom of the
11th, and Steve Avery - demoted to
the bullpen for the playoffs - came in
and walked pinch-hitter Mariano
Duncan. Greg McMichael then got
Reggie Sanders to ground to shortstop,
starting a game-ending double play.
The two startingpitchers gave the stun-
ningly small crowd little to cheer. Tom
Glavine allowed just one run on Ron Gant's
infield single inthe fourth, and Pete Schourek
took a four-hit shutout into the ninth before
back of the playoffs.
Reds manager Davey Johnson let
Schourek try for only his second career
shutout, but it quickly backfired. Chipper
Jones opened with a single - only the
fifth hit off the left-hander - and took
third on McGriff's single.
David Justice then hit a grounder to
second baseman Bret Boone, who was
able only to get the force at second.
Johnson pulled Schourek after he bounced
a breaking ball for a wild pitch on his
102nd pitch, putting the go-ahead run in
Michigan's eight goals are one more
han the Wolverines scored in their
irst 10 games of the season com-
Michigan Improved to 4-7-:1 overall with an 8-0 shutout of Valparaiso yesterday.
Wraners take Game 1 from Indians
SEATTLE (AP) - All the Seattle
dariners asked Bob Wolcott to give
hem was a few good innings. Instead,
he 22-year-old rookie gave them a game
: remember forever.
Wolcott, pitching because the Mari-
ers had no one else, pulled one of
aseball's greatest escapes, wriggling
tew from a bases-loaded, no-outs jam
n the first inning and beating the Cleve-
andIndians, 3-2, Tuesday night in their
kL playoff opener.
"It-was definitely nerve-wracking,"
Volcott said. "It's a tremendous relief.
anything could have happened. We
ould've gotten blown out."
"We used so much of our pitching
taff in the other series, I just wanted to
ive. them a rest," he said. "I have to
dmit, I had my doubts in the first
ning: But it all worked out."
Showing poise that belied his baby
ice, Wolcott--added to thepostseason
ster Monday and making only his
ighth major-league appearance -
pent the whole evening putting him-
If in trouble and then getting out. The
nly sign of stress was the sweat creep-
ig out farther and farther on the bill of
"It was hard work out there," he said.
Meanwhile, Luis Sojo's tiebreaking
double off Dennis Martinez in the sev-
enth inning whipped the Kingdome
crowd of 57,065 further into a frenzy,
and stopped the Indians' march through
Cleveland, coming off a three-game
sweep of Boston in the opening round,
will try to get even in the best-of-7
series Wednesday night when Orel
Hershiser starts Game 2 against Tim
At the outset, it looked as if the Indi-
ans might run away with this game.
Wolcott, who began the season at
Double-A Port City, walked the bases
loaded by throwing balls on 12 of his
first 13 pitches to Kenny Lofton, Omar
Vizquel and Carlos Baerga
In fact, his first six pitches were balls,
prompting a visit from manager Lou
"He just said try to relax and throw
strikes," the right-hander said. "The
same things the manager always says."
Piniella recalled it a little differently.
"I told him I didn't care if we got beat
11-0," Piniella said. "I told him we
needed five innings."
By then, the weary bullpen, which
the Mariners hoped Wolcott would give
a break, was already warming up.
Wolcott had other things on his mind-
facing the team that led the majors in
batting, scoring and home runs, he was
about to see the heart of the order.
"I didn't notice who it was, but I
knew the 'pen was going," Wolcott
Somehow, Wolcott found a way.
First, he struck out Albert Belle, get-
ting the slugger who hit50 home runs to
swing through a high, 2-2 fastball.
Next up was Eddie Murray, a career
.413 hitter with the bases loaded.
Murray, like Belle, swung and the first
pitch and he fouled out.
"As much as anything, I think we got
a little impatient," Indians manager
Mike Hargrove said.
With the crowd sensing it was seeing
something special, Wolcott ended the
inning, thanks to a diving stop by sec-
ond baseman Joey Coraon Jim Thome's
hard grounder up the middle.
Wolcott paused for amoment to watch
the completion of the play, then ran off
the mound as the Mariners rushed from
the dugout to greet him. First to meet
him was Randy Johnson, who patted
the rookie on the chest as other team-
mates gathered around.
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