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'M' soccer, ranked for first time ever, splits

By John Friedberg
Daily Sports Writer
Playing goalie in any sport is never easy.
Well, maybe it is sometimes.
ichigan freshman goalie Carissa
art had as easy a first game Sunday as
anyone has ever had. Stewart posted a
shutout as No. 22 Michigan (3-1-0), ranked
for the first time in team history, trounced
New Hampshire, 6-0. Stewart did not even
have to make a save as the Wildcats only
managed one shot.
The blowout salvaged the weekend for
the Wolverines, who dropped a tough 2-1
decision to No. 15 Massachusetts on
ichigan led Massachusetts, 1-0, at
halftime on a goal by sophomore Emily
Schmitt, just 15 minutes into the game. The

goal was assistedby fellow sophomore and
team scoring leader Amber Berendowsky.
Massachusetts provided all of the scor-
ing in the second half, as Emma Kurowski
tied the game on a penalty kick and
Minutewoman freshman Kara Green
nailed the game-winner with only three
minutes left.
The Wolverines outshot the
Minutewomen, 21-9, but Massachusetts
goalie Danielle Dion was up to the task.
Yesterday proved to be a much different
story for the Wolverines, as Michigan dom-
inated both halves from start to finish. The
game was even more lopsided than the 6-0
score would indicate - the Wolverines
outshot the Wildcats, 27-1.
The list of stars was long yesterday, as
seven different Wolverines scored points.

Freshman Kacy Beitel opened the scor-
ing with her second goal of the season, just
2:56 into the game, on passes from Deb
Flaherty and Mari Hoff.
Michigan scored once more in the first
half when Schmitt added her second goal
of the weekend 16 minutes later. Schmitt
also picked up an assist in the second half.
Berendowsky spearheaded the Michigan
charge, scoring five points on two goals
and an assist, including a 35-footer at the
second-half buzzer to end the game.
The sophomore from Brighton now has
11 points in four games and is well on her
way to breaking her own team record for
points in a season. As a freshman,
Berendowsky scored 19 points in 20 games
last year.
Flaherty assisted on both first-half goals.

The two points were her first of the season.
Flaherty is the Wolverines' all-time leading
scorer with 45 career points.
Freshman Erin Gilhart opened the sec-
ond-half scoring with her first collegiate
goal. She headed in a corner kick from
senior Ashley Marks to put the game out of
reach.
Laura Fedrigo scored her first point of
the young season as she and Marks set up
Berendowsky seven minutes later, ending a
Wolverine flurry of three goals in 10 min-
utes.
Michigan's defense continued its strong
season over the weekend. Over four games,
the Wolverines have only allowed 19 shots
and three goals. Goalies Jessica Jones and
Stewart have two shutouts between them
and have both been solid this season.

MARGAi EMYERS/Daily
The Michigan soccer team split this weekend, failing to Massachusetts,
2-1, then beating New Hampshire, 6-0.

To have success,
Goss will need to
,tand rm for Blue
ere were times in 1968 when All-Big Ten defensive tackle
Tom Goss would be sipping water on the Michigan Stadium
sidelines, his energy drained from trying to stuff some oppo-
nent's drive, and the unexpected would happen. An interception. A
fumble. An untimely offensive breakdown.
nd suddenly, he'd be back to work. Goss, sore and unrested,
ld run out haphazardly with the defense, pulling on his winged
helmet as he went. His cup of water would be left on the bench
unfinished - half empty or half full, depending on his view, which
often depended on how he played.
It was gut-check time, one of the brief moments on which the
attitudes of entire teams, schools and depart-
ments rest. When a person has no time to
think - in the case of an athletic director, no
time to decide what will be politically popular
- he is left to be himself. There can be no
faking. And so when Goss is introduced as
Michigan's new Athletic Director today, his
prepared comments probably will mean little.
NICHOLAS J- Performance in crisis situations showed us
COTSONIKA what kind of player Goss was decades ago,
The Greek and they will tell us what kind of athletic
Speaks director he will be, starting today.
The athletic department has fumbled,
today's the turnover, and the only question now is whether Goss
can make the recovery.
Joe Roberson, who preceded Goss, had his chances. Too many
chances, really. But he and his staff often were beaten backward.
here was the Gary Moeller incident, of course. Moeller got
drunk, said some things he shouldn't have, and everyone looked'to
Roberson for a reaction. Roberson took a firm stand on nothing.
He didn't stand behind Moeller like he could (should?) have and
didn't even admit to firing him. As football coach, Moeller got o
resign. Lloyd Carr was promoted from defensive coordinator to
interim head coach.
Interim? For nearly an entire season? Unfair. To this day, Carr's
credibility remains damaged because of that, as if he doesn't really
See COTSONIKA, Page 4B

Astickysituation

Michigan senior
Meredith
Weinstein and
the rest of the
- a , ,Wolverines fail
to defending
. national chain
pion North
Carolina on
Saturday,63
North Carolina rolls over Michigan, 6-3

By BJ. Luria
Daily Sports Writer
In most cases, when a field hockey team allows four
goals by one player, it has failed to shut her down. But
when that player is Cindy Werley of No. 1 North
Carolina, holding her to four goals in a game can be
considered a success.
Werley and the defending national champion Tar
Heels defeated Michigan (3-1) Saturday at Ocker Field
in a game that saw North Carolina (2-0) take a 5-1 lead
in the second half, before eventually winning, 6-3.
Despite trailing for much of the first half, Michigan
dominated early. At 9:46 of the first half Sandra
Cabrera scored her first goal of the season on a penalty
corner to tie the score at one.
Werley, who scored her first goal early in the game,
came right back with her second goal at 7:19 and com-
pleted the hat trick with 2:45 left in the half to push
North Carolina to a 3-1 halftime lead.
"We played toe to toe with them for a long time and

there was a good 20-minute span in that first half when
we actually dominated," Michigan coach Marcia
Pankratz said. "Even though the score didn't look like
it, we played them pretty close."
The Tar Heels began to blow the game open early in
the second half. Abbi Keller scored for North Carolina
on a penalty stroke at 29:36 and Werley scored her
fourth goal at 27:27.
Despite trailing 5-1, the Wolverines did not give up.
After Werley was pulled from the game at 24:22,
Loveita Wilkinson scored for Michigan through a
crowd on a pretty centering pass from Shelley Johnson
at 17:48.
After North Carolina scored a minute and a half later
to make the score 5-2, Julie Flachs scored on a penalty
corner to complete the scoring. Flachs leads the team in
scoring with five goals, including one in each of
Michigan's matches this year.
Despite giving up six goals, the Wolverines were sat-
isfied with their play against the nation's best player and

team.
"They're disappointed at losing and I want them to be
disappointed at losing," Pankratz said. "But I think they
feel good about their effort."
North Carolina coach Karen Shelton, who has built a
dynasty in Chapel Hill, had plenty of nice things to say
about the Wolverines.
"This is certainly a program on the upswing,"
Shelton said. "Marcia's doing a wonderful job and
there's no question they're improving. They competed
hard with us today."
Michigan will draw on the experience gained in this
game as it heads into the rest of the season.
"I think we really stayed with them and for that we're
really excited," Cabrera said. "We're looking forward to
what it's going to do for the rest of our season, how it's
going to affect us in the Big Ten."
The Wolverines will be getting an added boost when
four players, including three starters, return to the team
this week.

FAITH AND OLD OPTIMISM CARRY NEW IRISH

By Nicholas J. Cotsonika
Daily Sports Editor
SOUTH BEND - Gold helmets
flooded the field on a sun-splashed
Saturday this weekend as the
Fighting Irish of Notre Dame rechristened
their old stadium, baptised a new coach and
revered their precious holy ghosts. Mediocre
as the team may be by local standards, noth-
ing could quell the carnival atmosphere as
the Irish survived a scare from Georgia Tech
and won, 17-13.
"Anytime you can win your first football
game of the season, especiallykvhen you
have a new coaching staff, that is a big, big
win," said Irish coach Bob Davie, hired as
Lou Holtz's replacement last winter.
"Looking back, it was a big, big, big win for
our football team. It's obvious we've got a

strong foundation on this team and in our
program."
In three weeks, the Irish will travel to Ann
Arbor to face Michigan, a team stuck in
similar doldrums on the field but one in a
much more peculiar position off of it. The
two programs arguably atop college football
in tradition, prestige and esteem that have
seemed so similar for so long may now have
a crucial difference: The Irish may be hav-
ing more fun.
There is renewed spirit and optimism that
the Irish are heading into a new golden era,
while the mood around Michigan suggests
concerns about a slip into the bad old days..
It matters not that Michigan ranks first in
all-time victories with 764 and Notre Dame
second at 747, nor that Notre Dame ranks
first in all-time winning percentage at .759

and Michigan second at .737. It matters not
that both were relatively unsuccessful last
season, with the Wolverines ranked 20th and
the Irish 21st.
Change has swooped down here like the
breath of life and energized a program that
has as much attachment to the past as does
Michigan. The contrast is plain to see.
A two-year, $50 million renovation of
Notre Dame Stadium boosted its seating
capacity to 80,225, which was met easily on
Rededication Day. As some Michigan fresh-
man complained about receiving split-sea-
son ticket packages this year, Notre Dame
alums cheered their newfound ability to get
ahold of tickets for more than one game per
season.
Davie removed some of the crustiness of
the Holtz era, which had gone on just about

long enough for Irish fans. When Lloyd
Carr was named coach at Michigan, he was
scrutinized. Davie was scrutinized, too, but
Notre Dame students gave Davie their bless-
ing right away, even organizing a new ver-
sion of the Holtz cheer for him.
"DAAAV-EEEE! DAAAV-EEEE!"
For moving the traditional pep rally held
at Joyce Center, the basketball and hockey
arena complex, to the stadium, Davie earned
a lot of love. Students had complained that
subway alumni yearning to hear Holtz's
rantings in the past had kept out students, so
Davie made sure everyone who wanted to
attend could.
And they did. Friday night, more than
30,000 came to hear Davie and other speak-
ers wax poetic about Notre Dame. Davie
See IRISH, Page 12

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