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Scoreboard. CPS
WORLD SERIES NHL
EwYork 3, DETROIT 5,
NIEGO O Nashville 2
MONTREAL 3,
Yankees win World Ottawa 2
Series, 4-0. Edmonton 4,
NY. ISLANDERS 2
Vancouver 2,
WASHINGTON 1

SPORSTSianl~ti

Scoring'M' goals
Former Michigan hockey player Bill Muckalt was up
to his old tricks again last night. No, Mucks didn't
take another dive. He did score his second NHL goal,
though, for the Vancouver Canucks.

Thursday
October 22, 1998

11A

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Athletes pledge
to keep Reese s
memyo alive
I's been 10 months since the tragedy. Ten months since
efferey Reese collapsed in Crisler Arena, sacrificing his
ife in an attempt to make weight for a match against
Michigan State. Ten months since the wrestling world
screeched to a halt, all eyes focusing on Ann Arbor.
Ten months not to forget.
A lot has happened in those 10 months.
A president is on the verge of
impeachment. A football team, then a
hockey team, reached the pinnacle of
success. Another president, this one of
a high school class not too far from T
lg, got a 14-year old girl drunk and
then took advantage of her. A
Michigan student died in a drug-relat- JOSH
ed incident, then another one in an
alcohol-related incident. KLEINBAUM
It would be easy to forget. A lot is Apocalypse
going on in the world, in the state, on Now
this campus, it would be so easy. But
Michigan's student athletes won't let you.
"We're a pretty tight family," Michigan swimmer Andy
Potts said. "When he died, we all felt the loss - the whole
at letic community. We all share a real strong bond repre-
ing the University of Michigan on the athletic field. We
view it as an honor to wear maize and blue, to represent
something larger than yourself. Jeff never took that for
granted."
"He fought for everything he got and he deserved every-
thing he earned."
Ten months not to forget.
The Student Athlete Advisory Council wants to make
sure of it. They want to make sure that no one forgets, not
in the past 10 months, not in the next 10 months, not ever.
The athletes want to leave a lasting legacy for Jeff,
Anil Bayles, the faculty advisor for SAAC, said. "They
know that it could happen to them. So they thought, how
could they leave a legacy to him?"
See KLEINBAUM, Page 16A

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BY TRACY SANDLER
DAILY SPORTS WRITER
Competing in any sport at the Big Ten level
requires a tremendous amount of hard work and
dedication. Athletes at the University of
Michigan are among the best in the country. But there
are also those who have been fortunate enough to move
on to another level.
Many Wolverines do not stop competing when the
college season ends. In fact, a large number of
Michigan's top athletes spend the offseason competing
in a number of different events.
From wrestling to field hockey, Michigan boasts
numerous National, Junior World Cup and Olympic
team members. Some of these athletes are seasoned vet-
erans, while some are just beginning their national
careers.
Making an Olympic team would probably be the pin-
nacle of success for most amateur athletes. Senior
swimmer Tom Malchow has had first-hand experience
He won a silver medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta
and is currently a member of the 1999 U.S. Pan-Pacific
national swim team.
With all of his experience, Malchow is quick to point
out the high level of competition at both the university
and international levels. One of the main areas where he
sees the difference is pressure.
"The Olympics is a step up to the next level,"
Malchow said. "You have the whole country resting on
your shoulders, and it gives you a greater sense of pres-
sure. I really didn't have a sense of what pressure means
until I stepped up with the United States cap."
Playing in Puerto Rico, Spain and Poland, Michigan
women's basketball player Stacey Thomas gained a lot
of experience as a member of the 1998 USA Select
See U.S. TEAMS, Page 16A

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AP PHOTO
Having won a silver medal in the 1996 Olympics, swimmer Tom Malchow is one of many Michigan athletes who have expe-
rienced the pressure of international competition.

Time is
sight for
soccer to
face Insh
By Geoff Gagnon
1 Sports Writer
"oing up against one of the best
team's in the nation is never especially
easy. But if Michigan soccer coach
Debbie Belkin and her squad could
pick an ideal time to play No. 2 Notre
Dame, it would be now.
The Irish, consistently regarded as
one -of the top teams in the NCAA,
enter tomorrow's contest on the heels of
a 3-2 loss to Seton Hall on Sunday. The
loss marked Notre Dame's first to an
u nked opponent since 1990, a span
o083 games.
Meanwhile, Michigan is riding the
momentum of a four-game win streak
after Sunday's 4-0 shellacking of
Michigan State. The win allowed
Michigan to close its conference season
with a 5-3-1 mark in the Big Ten while
recording its sixth win in seven games.
Belkin said she feels that her team's
ti ing may be just right to upset mighty
1 e Dame. The Irish are not only reel-
ing after Sunday's loss, but also saw a
36-game Big East win streak end as
they managed only a tie against
Connecticut last Friday.
"Now is certainly a good time to play
Notre Dame" Belkin said. "But they
are an experienced team and they'll
come out to play like they always do.
Maybe they'll be angry and especially
up for the game, but we can't let that
e strength of the highly touted
Michigan defense, which has held its
opposition to a meager three goals in
the past seven games, will likely see its
biggest test of the year against Notre
Dame.
The Irish, led by junior Jenny Heft,
who scored her 20th goal of the season
Sunday, boast perhaps the most potent
offense in the country, averaging an
i~ressive 4.77 goals per game through
13 contests this year.

. rYankees dandy in Series sweep

SAN DIEGO (AP) - How appropriate - a sweep.
What else could it be for a New York Yankees team that is
surely one of the greatest in baseball history.
Andy Pettitte and the Yankees put the finishing touch on
their most dominant season by beating the San Diego Padres,
3-0, last night for a record 24th World Series championship.
"This is the top," weeping owner George Steinbrenner said.
"This is truly one of the greatest teams in baseball history.
I've never seen anything like this. They don't quit and seem
to overcome everything.'
It was New York's second title in three years and its first
sweep since 1950. The Game 4 victory gave the Yankees 125
wins - a total that ranks right up there with all the other big
numbers put up in baseball this year. Their 114 regular-sea-
son victories were the most ever for a champion.
"This is the most determined team I've been around,"
Yankees manager Joe Torre said. "I don't know if we have the
best team of all time, but I do know that we have the best
record. We have to take a back seat to no one in my lifetime.'
Scott Brosius carried on the Yankees' tradition of unlikely
infielders coming up big in huge games - remember Bucky
Dent and Brian Doyle? - and was the Series MVP. The third
baseman went 8-for-17 in the Series with six RBI.
Fittingly, Brosius handled the last ball of the year, a
grounder by pinch-hitter Mark Sweeney.
"I think the biggest moment is that third out, throwing the
ball and knowing it's going to end the game and end the sea-
son" Brosius said. "There's nothing better than coming up
and seeing the players' eyes and that sense of achievement
and accomplishment and excitement. It was just a great
scene."
The Padres, the only team in the majors that did not get
swept in a series this year, beat 100-game winners Houston
and Atlanta in the National League playoffs. A record crowd
of 65,247 saluted San Diego players who came back on the
field after the game.
"We got close," first baseman Wally Joyner told the fans,
"and it was very special because of you."
Pettitte shut out San Diego into the eighth inning while the
Yankees' hitters did just enough to bring down ace Kevin
Brown.
Bernie Williams, perhaps playing his last game for New
York, broke a scoreless tie with an RBI chopper in the sixth.
In the seventh, Brosius singled home a run and surprising
rookie Ricky Ledee hit a sacrifice fly.
The Padres tried to rally in the eighth, when Tony Gwynn's
eighth hit of the Series finished Pettitte. A single by Ken
Caminiti off Mariano Rivera loaded the bases with two outs,
but Jim Leyritz, a postseason hero in the past for the Yankees
and San Diego, flied out to Williams.

DANA LINNANE/Daily
The Michigan soccer team is riding a wave of momentum coming into today's
matchup with No. 2 Notre Dame, having won six of its last seven games.

"Notre Dame will take their shots
and our defense will really be tested,"
Belkin said. "But I know that if we play
well they are certainly beatable."
If Notre Dame's scoring wasn't
enough for Belkin and the defending
Big Ten champions to contend with, the
Irish's defense has been almost equally
dominant. Ranked fifth in the nation a
week ago among defenses, Notre Dame
defenders have been holding opponents
to an average of less than a half-goal
per game.
But if Michigan's offensive perfor-
mance lately is any indication of how it
will perform, the team's chances of
finding the back of the Notre Dame net
will be good.
With Michigan's career goals leader,
Amber Berendowsky, and senior
Jessica Limauro leading the way, the
team's offensive attack has been supple-
mented by a strong supporting cast that
has allowed the team to make a power-
ful late-season charge.
With the help of key offensive contri-
butions lately from Kacy Beitel and

Emily Schmitt among others, Belkin
said that she is pleased with the way the
scoring has remained both consistent
and balanced.
"I've been very pleased with the way
people have been stepping up for us,"
Belkin said. "Amber has been getting
better and better all year, but everyone
now is contributing. It shows that if
somebody is having a down game we
have plenty of people to pick up the
slack."
And it's this re-dedicated focus on
team play that has Belkin excited about
the squad's chances in the Big Ten tour-
nament next month.
"The Big Ten has really been up as a
conference this year," Belkin said. "But
if we keep playing well and come in at
the top of our game, we'll compete"

AP PHOTO
Last night, the New York Yankees completed a sweep of the
San Diego Padres, earning their second World Series title in
three years.
"Sure, we would have liked it to have worked out better, but
the Yankees have a great club - probably the best team
we've faced all year," Gwynn said. "They did everything they
needed to to win?'
For a team that led the American League in pitching and
scoring, it was a complete performance that produced its sev-
enth straight win in this postseason.
Perhaps the Yankees had something else going for them,
too - inspiration from slugger Darryl Strawberry, out
because of colon cancer. All the Yankees had his No. 39
embroidered on their caps, and they chanted "Straw Man!
Straw Man!" in the victorious clubhouse.
Pettitte won just six days after his father underwent heart
bypass surgery, allowing five hits in 7 1/3 innings. It was
reminiscent of his performance in Game 5 of the 1996 World
Series, when he beat Atlanta 1-0.
Brown, who could not hold a three-run lead in the seventh
inning of Game 1, took the loss.
Rivera closed out his spectacular postseason, getting the
last four outs for his third save of the Series.

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