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Wolverines work double-time
Michigan soccer scraps to victory over Indiana, 1-0, in 2 overtimes


By Dan Stillman
Daily Sports Writer
With 1:09 remaining in the second overtime,
frustration turned to joy for the Wolverines.
Freshman Emily Schmitt scored to give the
Michigan women's soccer team an exhilarating
1-0 victory over Indiana yesterday afternoon.
Schmitt's goal earned the Wolverines (1-1
Big Ten, 4-2-2 overall) their first conference
victory of the season. They lost 2-0 to Ohio
State in their Big Ten opener on Friday.
Yesterday's win was the Wolverines' third in
the Big Ten in the three-year history of the pro-
gram, with one of the previous two also com-
ing at the expense of the Hoosiers (1-1, 4-4).
The winning goal developed when sopho-
more forward Jessica Limauro got a free ball.
After an Indiana defender left Schmitt to dou-
ble-team Limauro, the forward fed the ball to a
wide-open Schmitt in front of the box. Schmitt

promptly drilled the ball in upper-right corner
of the net, and the Wolverines held off the
Hoosiers for the remainder of the second over-
time period.
Schmitt's goal ended what had been a frus-
trating afternoon of missed opportunities for a
Michigan offense that outshot Indiana, 36-8.
"It was amazing, seriously, it was like the
best feeling," Schmitt said. "I had chances in
the game. Actually, the whole team had
chances, but I personally had a lot of chances.
I felt we outplayed them through the whole
game, and it was nice to finally get a goal, and
get the victory."
With the victory, the Wolverines avoided a
third consecutive tie at Michigan Soccer Field.
Michigan played both No. 22 Kentucky and a
solid California team to 2-2 ties last weekend.
"We didn't want to end up with that third tie
in a row at home," Michigan coach Debbie

Belkin said. "We're creating opportunities, and
last week we said we almost did it, but now we
had our chances and we did it."
The Michigan offense created many oppor
.tunities throughout the game, especially in the
second half and overtime periods.
Michigan's best scoring chance in the first
half came when a Wolverine headed a corner
into the crossbar. Several other opportunities
were thwarted by Indiana goalkeeper Meritt
Elzey who made 13 saves, as well as an aggres.
sive and physical Indiana defense.
While Indiana could muster just two first,
half shots, both were from well inside the box
and in front of Michigan goaltender Jessica
Despite coming out and equaling Indiana's
physicalness in the second half, the
Wolverines' offensive frustrations continued.

Freshman Mari Hoff and the Wolverines a
overtime yesterday, 1-0. Michigan is now
'M' field
stuCk by
Lions, 5-2
By Pranay Reddy
aily Sports Writer
It was all too simple a story that was
played out yesterday afternoon at Ocker
Field. The Michigan field hockey team
took the field against a deeper, more
experienced Penn State squad - and
the better team won.
At least that's the way Michigan head
coach Marcia Pankratz tells it after her
team's 5-2 defeat at the hands of the
Lady Lions.
"We were beaten by a better team,"
.kratz said. "This is the best hockey
game we've played all year. We had
great possession passing, the defense
was sound and we had good play execu-
tion. (Penn State) is just a better team
right now."
The loss to Penn State (1-1 Big Ten,
4-5 overall) comes after a difficult
defeat by Ohio State on Friday, 3-2.
From the onset of yesterday's game,
"n State's attack took command,
ting constant pressure on Michigan's
defense. Nevertheless, Michigan goal-
lkeper Amy Helber was successful in
h&attempts to hold off the Lady Lions'
otislaught - but not for long.
4elber's diving stabs and out-
4treched kicks fended off Penn State
for only 10 minutes', as Holly Bollinger
pitt the Lady Lions on the board, 1-0.
,Penn State added a goal seven min-
utes later and then ended its first half
ring with a one-timer by Tara
Mguire from a perfectly angled feed
from teammate Dawn Lammey.
"Maguire, chosen as an Olympic team
alternate this past summer; was just one
of the reasons Penn State was so highly
regarded coming into Ann Arbor yester-
She certainly lived up to her billing
See LIONS, Page 6$
Ost gets
face lift
Mark Snyder
ly Sports Writer
The Michigan hockey team may not
recognize its home ice upon first
glance this season.
Yost Ice Arena, Michigan's hockey
home since 1973, underwent major
renovations this summer.

avoided Indiana defenders long enough to win in the second
N1-I in the Big Ten.

4 scores
By Barry Sollenberger
Daily Sports Editor
Saturday's Michigar-UCLA match-
up figured to provide excitement for
fans of both teams.
And it did - sort of.
If you bleed maize and blue, you
were certainly excited by how well
your offense executed. But if you cheer
for UCLA, the only excitement you felt
was your rush to the exits early in the
second half.
Michigan 38



The seventh-ranked Wolverines built
a 35-3 third-quarter lead and cruised to
a surprisingly easy 38-9 victory over
the Bruins on Saturday in front of 106,
011 at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan (1-0 Big Ten, 4-0 overall)
completely dominated the game,
rolling up 559 yards total offense to
only 170 for UCLA (1-2). The
Wolverines' total yardage was more
than half of the 1,014 yards they had
gained in the previous three games
"We'll find some things to work on,
but I think this was best outside of the
Colorado game that we've played all
year," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr said.
"I never dreamt that we'd do the things
we did to UCLA."
The Wolverines did, indeed, do a lot
of things to UCLA. Most significantly,
they ran around and through the slower
and smaller Bruins.
"I think we felt going in that our
strength was up front," Carr said.
Michigan's rushing attack proved
Carr right, amassing 300 yards on the
UCLA is still trying to tackle rthl-
ping back Chris Howard. After missing
last week's game against Boston
College because of bruised ribs, the
junior rushed for four touchdowns and
a career-high 109 yards on 16 carries.
"Chris played the best he's played at
Michigan," Carr said. "I think you saw
today the back he's capable of being."
Howard scored on runs of 31, 10, six
and seven yards as the Wolverines built
their 35-3 lead.
Michigan quarterback Scott
Dreisbach also had a superb day. The
sophomore completed just two of his

The goal of
the changes was
to upgrade the
na's existing
acilities, while
maintaining the
classic feel of
the nation's first
field house.
Evidence of

Icers cool
at Cube
While the
Wolverines wait
for Yost ice Arena
to be refurbished,
they will play
their annual
Blue/White game


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