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Scoreboard
WORLD SERIES NEW JERSEY 3, San Jose 1
New York 1, ATLANTA 0 Ottawa 5, TAMPA BAY 2
St. Louis at Chicago, inc.
NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Pittsburgh at Calgary, inc.
HARTFORD 4, Anaheim 1 Edmonton at Los Angeles, inc.
Toronto 2, BOSTON 1
BUFFALO 6, Montreal 3 Home teams in CAPS

Friday
October 25, 1996

M'soccer tops
Spartans, 5-1
By Josh Kleinbaum
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan women's soccer team blew out Michigan
State yesterday, 5-1, vaulting itself into the upper half of the
Big Ten standings in its last conference game of the season.
After scoring only five goals in their last eight games, the
Wolverines (3-3-2 Big Ten, 6-6-3 overall) exploded offensive-
ly with five different players scoring goals.
Amber Berendowsky opened the scoring at 12:43. She took
a pass from Karen Montgomery, and connected on a shot to
the lowerleft hand corner of the net, beating Spartan goal-
fender Mara Lee. Twelve minutes later, Berendowsky fed
freshman midfielder Emily Schmitt on the left side of the goal,
and Schmitt put the ball into the upper left hand corner of the
net for her fourth goal of the season.
At the 34 minute mark in the first half, Marie Spaccarotella
widened the lead to 3-0 when Stephanie McArdle fed her on
the left side of the goal. Seven minutes later, Michigan contin-
ued the onslaught as Mari Hoff took a pass from Jen Stahl,
upping the Wolverine lead to 4-0.
Michigan State then showed some signs of life. A minute
after Hoff's goal, Jessica Morman beat Wolverine goalie
Jessica Jones to put the Spartans on the scoreboard.
But that would be all the scoring the Spartans (0-7, 2-13)
would get yesterday afternoon. The Wolverines defense bared
down the second half, shutting down the Spartan offense and
All-Big Ten forward Kristen Lester.
"The second half, our defenders played well," Michigan
coach Debbie Belkin said. "We played a little tighter than the
first half."
The Michigan defense was anchored by strong goalkeeping
performances by Jones and senior Jori Welchans. Each keeper
played one half, with Jones, who was named Big Ten Player of
the Week last week, letting up the lone goal.
Last year, Michigan finished last in the Big Ten, winning
only one conference game. This year, they improved to fourth.
"We went from eighth to fourth in a year, and that's a good
improvement," Belkin said. "That's right where we thought
we'd be."
This Sunday, Michigan returns home to face Dayton (9-7) in
a non-conference match-up. The Flyers' offense is led by
juniors Julie Wilde and Angie Beecroft. Wilde, a forward, has
11 points on the season, and midfielder Beecroft has 10.
"They have a pretty good record, and I anticipate it being a
pretty good game,"Belkin said. "They get a lot of players from
Cincinnati, and that's a good area'

Wacker's collars

getting tighter

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By Barry Sollenberger
Daily Sports Editor
For Minnesota football coach Jim
Wacker to be around at season's end, his
team better start winning some games
in a hurry.
Because if the Golden Gophers don't
get their act together soon, Wacker will
be whacked.
The fifth-year coach is under a con-
tract that states he must win at least five
games or otherwise resign at season's
end.
Tenth-ranked Michigan (2-1 Big Ten,
5-1 overall) and Minnesota (0-3, 3-3)
kick off tomorrow at 7 p.m. at the
Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in
Minneapolis. The game will be tele-
vised live by ESPN2.
After starting the season 3-0, the
"olden Gophers have dropped their
.irst three conference games and aren't
likely to win anytime soon.
After Michigan, Minnesota travels to
Ohio State and Wisconsin, before fin-
ishing the season back home against
Illinois and Iowa.
Wacker is running out of time. While
his firing grows more likely, other Big
Ten coaches are stepping up in
Wacker's defense.
"When you put that type of number
on it, you're not concerned with the val-
ues of education," Northwestern coach
Gary Barnett said. "Obviously,
(Minnesota officials) aren't concerned
about that."
In actuality, Minnesota officials are
concerned with victories and, in their
views, Wacker hasn't had enough of
them. The coach is just 15-35 in his
four-plus seasons at Minnesota.
Still, Wacker is not overly concerned
about his predicament.
"What happens, happens," he said.

"A great quote by General Patton (isj,
When a man gives his best, what else
is there "
The Golden Gophers could probabIJ
use Patton's battle plans against thie
Wolverines tomorrow night. Michigan'
is still smarting from an embarrassing
performance against Indiana last week-
end.
The Wolverines trailed the worst"
team in the Big Ten for a good deal of
the game before rallying for a 277-W
victory.
"We didn't play well," Michiga1n
coach Lloyd Carr said. "I think for the"
first time-all year, we were very flat. 1
don't know why, but that's my responsi-
bility."
Michigan quarterback Scott,
Dreisbach was ineffective against thfe
Hoosiers, completing just 17-of-35
passes. He played most of the gangi
with a sore shoulder, which could still
affect him tomorrow night.
For whatever reason, Carr was not
interested in talking about Dreisbach'
health this past week.
On Monday, Carr was asked whethe
or not Dreisbach would be ready to go
against the Gophers.
"We'll find out," he said.
Then Tuesday, when asked about his
quarterback's injury, Carr's answer was
just as short.
"Dreisbach's fine," he said.
If Dreisbach is, in fact, not fine
tomorrow, either Tom Brady or Brim
Griese will see action behind center.
Neither has played much at quarterback
this season.
While Dreisbach's health is of con-
cern to Carr, Michigan's running game
is also an issue.
See GOPHERS, Page 11

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
Wide receiver Todd Brooks (3) and the rest of the Wolverines look to stomp on Minnesota tomorrow in
the annual Little Brown Jug game. The Wolverines have had the Jug in their possession for nearly a
decade, winning the last nine games against the Gophers. The Wolverines hope to make it 10-straight
tomorrow night at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis.

Staff
Picks
- all picks made
against the
spread.
Game (HOME TEAM IN CAPS)
MINNESOTA (+13) vs. Michigan
MICHIGAN STATE (-3) vs. Wisconsin
NORTHWESTERN (-12) vs. Illinois
I0WA (+14) vs. Ohio State
INDIANA (±15) vs. Penn State
STANFORD (+14) vs. Arizona State
TENNESSEE (-15) vs. Alabama
COLORADO (-40 1/2) vs.Texas.
FLORIDA STATE (-17) vs. Virginia
E. MICHIGAN (43) vs. Kent State
Best Bet
Last Week
Overall
Overall Best Bet

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Michigan
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Arizona State
Alabama
Colorado
Florida State
E. Michigan
Penn State
4-6
34-35-1
5-2

BARRY
SOLLENBERGER
Michigan
Wisconsin
Northwestern
lowa;
Penn State
Arizona State
Alabama
Colorado
Virginia
E. Michigan
Colorado
5-5
31-38-1
43

Michigan
Wisconsin
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Arizona State
Tennessee
Colorado*
Florida State
E. Michigan
Penn State
5-5
32-37-1
3-4

RYAN
WHITE

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Dily Sports Editor
This should be perfect. This should
be a game played on the frozen tundra
of some manly Minnesota field
named after John Wayne or Clint
Eastwood. This should be an epic,
nationally-televised Big Ten battle.
This should be the mighty
Lumberjacks against the flesh-eating
Wolverines.
But it won't be.
Instead, this will be a blowout
played indoors, on carpet, in a stadi-
um named after a gumpy guy named
Humphrey.
This will be a Big Ten battle only
worthy of ESPN2. This will be the
Wolverines against ... well, the
Gophers, who are buck-toothed ani-
mals that build dams (and buck-
toothed football players who yell
"Damn!" every time they play
Michigan).
MICHIGAN PASSING OFFENSE VS.
MINNESOTA PASSING DEFENSE: Since
Michigan fans won't give Scott

Dreisbach a break after his dismal,
I 7-of-35 performance last weekend
against Indiana, the Gophers will.
Minnesota's defensive backs
haven't been too defensive lately,
ranking 10th in the Big Ten in pass-
ing-efficiency defense.
Dreisbach will have a fun day.
ADVANTAGE:
MICHIGAN RUSHING OFFENSE VS.
MINNESOTA RUSHING DEFENSE: How
could Minnesota's rushing defense be
worse than its passing defense, which
is ranked 10th in the Jig Ten? It's
pretty hard, but then again, it's pretty
hard to play tough football in a build-
ing that looks like a huge marshmal-
low.
The Gophers are ranked I Ith in the
conference in rushing defense and are
allowing 220.2 yards rushing per
game. Chris Howard, Clarence
Williams, Chris Floyd and John Anes

will get workouts and a lot of yard'"
ADVANTAGE:
MINNESOTA' PASSING. OFFENSE V'S.
MICHIGAN PASSING DEFENSE: Charles
Woodson this. Charles Woodson thC'
Big deal. This is where the gam
might actually get interesting.
Minnesota quarterback Cory Sauter
is a legitimate threat, and he has led
the Gophers' passing attack to a No. 2
ranking in the Big Ten. Throwing for
an average of 233.8 yards a game,
Sauter is going to give the Wolverines
serious problems.
ADVANTAGE:

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Raise money for
Roy
An auction to raise money for
Travis Roy, the Boston
University hockey player whp
became paralyzed during a
game last season, will be held
Sunday at the Track and Tennis.; -
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of the Student-athlete Advisory
Counsel, will run from 4-6 p.m.
Items donated by professional
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