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Volleyball
vs. Iowa State
Tomorrow, 5:00 p.m.
Boulder, CO

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'TS

Women's Soccer
vs. Windsor
Today, 5:00 p.m.
Mitchell Field

Men's soccer turns on the offense
Fast-break goals lead kickers to 5-1 victory over Siena Heights

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By BRIAN OBERMILLER
FOR THE DAILY
TheMichigan men's soccer team squared off against Siena Heights lastnight
at Mitchell Field. Despite agloomy sky and cold temperature, the Wolverines hit
the field in top form and thrashed their opponents, 5-1.
Michigan applied pressure early by controlling the ball with crisp passing and
careful shot selection. Less than six minutes into the contest, sophomore forward
Rob Holt opened up the scoring for the Wolverines with a nifty deposit in the
corner of the Siena Heights goal.
Following the first score, Michigan continued to look sharp as forward Guy
Metsgar nearly scored but for a diving save by the Heights goalkeeper. Minutes
later, another Wolverine surge came up empty when first-year forward Steve
Moore shot from outside the goal box but was again denied.
However, shortly afterwards, Siena's defense caved in as Rob Holt scored his
second goal in as many attempts with an assist from Ron'Thick on a fast break.
Failing to muster a serious offensive threat, Siena Heights fell back into a
tentative defensive strategy that resulted in another failed attempt by Moore.
With fresh legs beneath him, reserve Michigan forward Karim Dure picked up
the pace with an all-out sprint toward Siena's net before he was hauled down by
an opposing defenseman. Senior forward Brian Rosewame converted the

resulting penalty kick that gave the Wolverines a commanding 3-0 lead.
Perhaps becoming too comfortable with its advantage, Michigan stopped
forcing the pace and the passing up front became sloppy. After a failed penalty
kick, Siena Heights scored its only goal of the game off of a fast break just before
the intermission.
While the players caught their breaths, Wolverine head coach Steve Burns
implored his team to build on the momentum it established in the first half.
"We are a better team, let's continue to play that way," Burns told his players.
Heeding their coach's advice, the Wolverines orchestrated another impressive
charge that was capped off by their fourth goal, scored by Rick Weinberg only 1:30
into the second half. Shortly thereafter, Michigan's scoring blitz came to an end
with a rifle shot by forward Nikos Karabetsos from just outside the goal box.
The Wolverines remained in firm control, not allowing Siena Heights a decent
scoring opportunity until the game clock showed less than 20:00 remaining. The
game ended much more quietly than it began as neither team mounted a notable
threat in the waning minutes.
"Offensively, this had to be our best game of the year," Holt said. "We played
with a lot of confidence and a strong sense of mental discipline."
Michigan carries a four-game unbeaten streak into next week's contest with
Albion. The 5-1 victory improved Michigan's record to 2-1-2.

ANASTASIABANICKI/Dally
The Michigan men's soccer team improved its record to 2-1-2 with a win last night

rosn Pnnthall lWoncivt.

WOMEN'S SOCCER:
' talent abounds

Yds/G
143.0
131.5
127.5
112.0
97.5

All-Purpose Yardage
Player, School Plays
Wheatley, UM 49
Shaw, IOWA 31
Thomas, MSU 25
Osterman, MINN 20
Ross, PUR 15;
Scoring
Player, School TD(R)
Engran PSU 0
Lundy,""NU 1
Dawkins, WiS 0
Hayes, UM 0Q
Wheatley, UM 3
Kick Scoring
Player, School PAT-At.
Stoyanovich, MSU 4-4
Elezovic, tUM 7-7
Man olopulos, IND 77
Williams, OSU 6-6
Hurley, I0WA 0-0

Yds'
490
293
143
270
264
TD(P)
4
1.
3
3
0
FG-At
1-1
23
2-2
4-4

Yds/PI
10.0
9.4
5.7
13.5
17.6
Pts
*24'
12
18
18
Pts
7
13
12
12'

Yds/G
245.0
146.5
143.0
135.0
132.0
Pts/G
12.0
12.0;
9.0
9.0
9.0

Pt

s/G
7.0
&.5
6.5
6.0
6;0

SPORTING VIEWS

Chavez-Whitaker fight
O nohn bu a fiasco

By BOB ABRAMSON
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
First-year women's soccer coach
Linda Hamilton has a problem.
No, her top two players aren't in-
jured, and her team isn't under inves-
tigation by the NCAA either. The
problem hanging over Hamilton's
head is a dilemma most coaches would
love to have. Her team is filled with
talent, yet there are only so many
minutes for each player. But don't
worry, this coach will be the first to
tell you she's not complaining.
"It's a luxury that I can substitute
any player and know that she will come
in and perform just as well as any of the
starters," Hamilton said.
"While most teams have their start-
ers in for almost the entire game, we can
play 17 to 18 players, 20 to 30 minutes
each game. It will certainly help us in
the long run."
The future bodes well for the Wol-
verines. They have stormed out to a 5-
1 record, including an impressive 2-0
ie victory over junior college champion
to Merimac in St. Louis. The loss was
the first for Merimac in two years. For
of the moment, everything seems to be
)f falling into place. The strikers are
e scoring, the defense is stepping up
n and the team seems to be enjoying its
iy season.
ks "The girls all get along great and it
seems like they are having a lot of fun
ly right now," Hamilton said. "It appears
g, that this team has a renewed sense of
ut optimism."
The kickers hope their fun continues

today when they battleWindsor athome.
Michigan defeated Windsor 2-1 last
year, and it intends to do the same this
time around.
"We expect to beat them this year,"
senior captain Carrie Taylor said. "Ac-
tually, we don't plan on losing another
game for the rest of the season."
It's a luxury that I can
substitute any player and
know that she will come In
and perform just as well
as any of the starters.
While most teams have
their starters in for almost
the entire game, we can
play 17 to 18 players, 20
to 30 minutes each game.
It will certainly help us In
the long run.'
- Linda Hamilton
Women's soccer coach
Is it too early in the season to be
cocky?
"That would be great to not a lose a
game for the rest of the season,"
Hamilton said. "But the problem is the
best team doesn'talways win.We lost to
Lindenwood out of St. Louis and we
knew we were the better team. It's good
to lose once in a while because losses
keep a team in check."

By CHAD A. SAFRAN
" DAILY SPORTS EDITOR
"Only in America."
When that statement is made only
two things are sure to follow - a box-
ing match and Don King.
You know Don King. He's the man
with the electro-shock style coiffure
and raspy voice who promotes boxing
matches. During thepre-fightpress con-
ferences- which more often resemble
the chaos associated with the running of
the bulls in Pamplona - King can be
seen waving his little American flags
and shouting his famous phrase, "Only
in America."
King's statement, however, needs a
little adjustment concerning the fiasco
that occurred last Friday evening in San
Antonio. For what happened to Pernell
Whitaker in the Alamodome could take
place "only in boxing."
Whitaker, the World Boxing
Council's (WBC) welterweight cham-
pion and 1984 Olympic gold medalist,
battled challenger Julio Cesar Chavez,
Mexican hero and super lightweight
title holder with a remarkable record of
87-0. On the line was the mythical title
of best pound-for-pound fighter on the
planet. It was a fight the boxing world
had been drooling over for years - this
* year's fight of the decade. It would give

Chavez a chance to finally prove his
greatness while allowing Whitaker the
chance to show he was the best.
"Sweet Pea," as Whitaker is fondly
called, dominated the last eight rounds
of the fight in front of a hostile crowd of
Mexican onlookers cheering for their
hero Chavez. As the 12th round con-
cluded, the audience was silent, ponder-
ing the fact that their Adonis had been
battered and bowed - and possibly
even defeated.
"We have a split, majority decision,"
the ring announcer bellowed.
Judge Jack Woodruff of Dallas
scored the fight for Whitaker 115-113.
The shocker came when the scores of
Switzerland's Franz Marti and
England's Mickey Vann were revealed
-115-115.Theresults were adraw and
a disappointed Whitaker.
King, sporting an oversized som-
brero in support of his fighter Chavez,
could be seen smiling in the background
as the decision was handed down - an
action indicating he had known the out-
come before either fighter stepped into
the squared circle.
EvenChavezknewhehadbeenbeaten
when he said that it had not been his best
nightagainst Whitaker.Pancake mix may
have not been battered as much as Chavez
was during Friday'sconfrontation. Chavez

somehow seemed to know that his pro-
moter would help.
In the background, a larger figure
loomed. He's the patriotic, ex-convict
everyone loves - Don King. King is
quite close to WBC president Jose
Sulaiman, who should be given the title,
"Don King's stoolie." If you think that
promoters and boxing heads are inde-
pendent, then you may also believe that
Mike Tyson has become a pacifist in
prison. King not only has Sulaiman in
his back pocket, but his front ones and
the other back one too.
Now King can have his rematch and
get more money, while Chavez's un-
blemished record is left intact.
An unjust decision and the numer-
ous others that have occurred over time
(Meldrick Taylor vs. Chavez is one that
comes to mind) prove that boxing's
moniker as"the sweetscience"nolonger
fits. The sport stinks with corruption
and foul play. Rumors run rampant that

boxing is tied to the mob. Someon
must fix this old house and it is going t
take more than Bob Vila to do so.
Just because a fight is over does n
necessarily mean the ridiculousness c
the sport has halted. If you thought th
events of Friday were humorous, the
the actions of Monday and Tuesda
were something that even Mel Brook
could not have scripted.
James Lawton of the London Dail
Express quoted Judge Vann as saying
"The referee didn't take a point off, bi
I thought it had to be done."
This was in reference to the fact th
referee Joe Cortez did not penali2
Whitaker for a low blow to Chavezi
the sixth round. Cortez delayed the roux
40 seconds, allowing Chavez to rega
his breath and composure. The dedu
tion would have given Chavez the roun
10-9, rather than a 10-10 tie. Judges a
forbidden to independently take awz
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