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The Michigan Daily - Friday, October 25, 1996'-11-

Fettite pitches gem
in Yankees' 1-0 win

Big Apple Bound
The Series heads back to Yankee
Stadium after New York took three
games in Atlanta.

'M' spikers face state of Indiana

Yankees leads series. 3-2

ATLANTA (AP) - The New York
Yankees might miss this ballpark more
than the Atlanta Braves.
Andy Pettitte outpitched John Smoltz
in. a classic duel, and the Yankees.moved
'*thin one win of the World Series
championship by hanging on for a 1-0
victory over Atlanta in Game 5 last
night.
In the last game ever to be played at
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, the
Yankees finished this postseason 8-0 on
the road. They did it by working around
a leadoff double in the ninth inning by
Chipper Jones. Pettitte got one out and
John Wetteland got the last two, the final
e a fly ball that gimpy right fielder
1u O'Neill caught on the move with
runners at first and third.
Now, they'll return to Yankee Stadium
-where they're just 2-4 this October -
with a chance to clinch their record 23rd
tid1e.
GOPHERS
,ontinued from Page 10
The Wolverines rushed the ball 83
times for 287 yards in the past two
games. But 48 of those yards came
on a reverse against Indiana. If you
take away that play, Michigan is
averaging just 2.91 yards per rush
over the past two games.
Minnesota, however, is likely to
be a good antidote for Michigan's
running woes,.
The Golden Gophers couldn't stop
turtle from running through their
defensive line. They are surrender-
ing almost 233 yards a game on the
ground.
Still, Carr and the Wolverines
aren't taking Minnesota lightly in
the 80th battle for the Little Brown
Jug, especially after last week's
near-loss.
."Certainly, when the Little Brown
g is involved, you better be ready,"
arr said. "I'm not concerned with
the Rose Bowl at this point, I'm con-
cerned with Minnesota."
MATCHUPS
Continued from Page 10
Gophers shouldn't bother to run the
ball at all.
- They should just let Sauter throw
because Minnesota has about as
much of a chance in a ground war as
Iraq.
With supposed Heisman candidate
Chris Darkins gone, the Gophers
have no chance against a Michigan
defense that is allowing only 100.7
yards per game.
ADVANTAGE:
SPECIAL TEAMS: The game is on
artificial turf, so Michigan kicker
Remy Hamilton should hit every-
thing.
Minnesota's punting and kicking
games are average, so the
,,Wolverines will be given decent
*eld position throughout the night.
ADVANTAGE
Yes, Michigan has advantage after
advantage.
Yes, Michigan has won its last

e meetings with Minnesota and is
in the Metrodome.
Yes, Minnesota's jerseys have too
many weird-looking letters on them.
But we all know the Wolverines
and their level of concentration.
And we all know that this game
probably will be tighter than it
should, even if it's played in a really,
really big tent.
Michigan 25, Minnesota 17
FNO BRAINER
FUNDRAISER'
Fraternities,

Game 6 will be tomorrow night, with
Jimmy Key starting for New York
against Greg Maddux.
The final game at this park turned out
to be anything except the kind of slugfest
that earned this place its reputation as
The Launching Pad. Instead, the House
that Hank Built - Hank Aaron that is -
went out with a whimper, with a total of
only nine hits and the lone run scoring as
a result of an error.
Still, Yankees manager Joe Torre was
glad to take it. He hit the first regular-
season home run at the stadium in 1966
and was back for his greatest win in the
majors.
Pettitte shut out the Braves on four
hits through the first eight innings, and
also helped himself by throwing to third
for a forceout in a key spot in the sixth.
Smoltz fell to 9-2 lifetime in the post-
season despite not giving up an earned
run.

Game 1: Atlanta 12, NEW YORK 1
Game 2: Atlanta 4, NEW YORK 0
Game 3: New York 5, ATLANTA 2
Game 4: New York 8,;ATLANTA 6,
(10 innings)
Game 5: New York 1, ATLANTA 0
Game 6: Atlanta at New York, 8:01.
p.m.
Game 7: Atlanta at New York*,
7:35 p.m.
* If necessary
Home team in CAPS

By Sharat Raju
Daily Sports XWriter
The Michigan women's volleyball
team doesn't get chances like this very
often.
The Wolverines face Indiana today at
Cliff Keen Arena and host Purdue
tomorrow. Both teams are a far cry from
the competition that Michigan has
played lately. The Hoosiers are 2-7 in the
Big Ten and 8-13 overall, while the
Boilermakers are 3-6 and 10-11.
"The weekend is an opportunity for us
to go out and separate ourselves from
this part of the pack," Michigan coach
Greg Giovanazzi said. "We've got to go
out there and prove that."
The Wolverines (2-6, 7-12) are cur-
rently mired in a slump. Most recently,
the Wolverines dropped a pair of match-
es at the hands of No. 15 Ohio State and
No. 7 Penn State. The Wolverines
haven't won a single game in their past

three matches, having been swept by the
Buckeyes, Nittany Lions and Ni in nesola.
Michigan's last victory came i0tur
matches ago when it upset No. II
Wisconsin.
The Wolverines hope this weekend
will put an end to their slide.
"If we have a good weekend, we can
come out ahead (of the competition),"
Giovanazzi said. "We need to come in
focused and take care of what happens
on our side of the net."
Indiana arrives in Ann Arbor having
lost six of its last seven matches. Yet, the
Hoosiers feature a talent-laden lineup,
featuring last year All-Big Ten selection
outside hitter Julie Flatley, who averages
3.72 kills per match.
"What's made them so good in the
past is the fact that they've been a very

steady, very solid team" Giovanazzi
said.
The I loosiers are coming off a victory
over in-state rival Purdue, Michigan's
opponent tomorrow, The Boilermakers
are facing the Wolverines at the tail end
of a four-match road trip, dropping the
first three, matches.
Brook White and Lauri Grimes lead
the Purdue offense with 4.68 and 4.59
kills per match, respectively. This season
marks the first time since 1993 that the
Boilermakers have reached the double
digit mark in overall wins.
"Both teams keep the ball in play
and make us work for points,"
Giovanazzi said. "They may not get,
the kills Penn State or Ohio State gets,
but they'll do a good job of keeping
the pressure on us."

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