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Friday, October 8, 1999 - The Michigan Daily - 11

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Whistles
play role
j n 'M' win
By Stephanie Offen
Daily Sports Writer
SOUTH BEND The Michigan
hockey team didn't expect what the
referees had in store for it last night in
its 5-3 victory over Notre Dame.
Senior Kevin Magnuson, the team's
acting captain due to Sean Peach's
1oin injury, told the team after the
rm-up that the referees were just
going to let the two teams battle it out.
"(Magnuson) said to keep our
hands up, and if the referee sees any-
thipg he's going to call it. He's going
to let us play," junior Josh Langfeld
said.
,But 22 seconds into the first period,
the referees seemed to change their
minds. Notre Dame junior Ryan Clark
ok his spot in the penalty box for
Oghing before the teams had played
a minute. Clark's penalty was the first
of nine penalties to be called in the
first period.
The strict penalty calling early in
the game played right into the hands
of the Wolverines, as Michigan had an
extra man for 10 of the first 15 min-
utes of the period.
Penalties led to two goals by the
Wolverines, taking them into the
*ak ahead 2-0.
It's a game where you just can't
play shorthanded or they're going to
score," Michigan coach Red Berenson
said.
But in the second period, the refer-
ee's whistle was not so friendly to the
Wolverines. It was the Fighting Irish
who benefitted from the calls of the
referees after the break.
"The power plays may have favored
-t one point, but then we game up
power play goal and their power
play started to click," Berenson said.
It started to click when Notre Dame
entered the second period in a five-
on-three, and would convert on the
two-man advantage. Senior Ben
Simon, the leading scorer in the
CCHA last season, scored the first
Notre Dame goal of the season.
And it was fitting in a game filled
Sh misconducts that even goalie
. Blackburn would finally cash in
on his first career penalty.
At the end of the first period,
Blackburn got hit, fell backwards and
his glove fell off. When he finally got
up from under the Notre Dame player
who had him pinned down, he threw a
punch, only to be thrown in the penal-
ty box.
"Without a glove, I was waiting for
l'to blow the whistle," Blackburn
l.i"But now I know he (the referee)
doesn't blow the whistle when a glove
comes off."
In total, 14 penalties were called.
"If was a pretty physical game out
there;" Langfeld said. "They tried to
finish a lot of their checks and tried to
knock us off our game. They tried to
run us off the ice, but that didn't hap-
pen."
Michigan 5, Notre Dame 3
Michigan 2 2 1 - 5
Lake Superior 0 2 1 - 3

First period -1. UM, Koch 1 (Mink, Matzka) 2:11
(pp); 2. UM, Langfeld 1 (Jilison, Comrie) 10:38.
Penalties - ND, clark (roughing) 0:22; UM,
Merrick (hooking) 2:38; ND, Henning (tripping)
4:25; ND, Kopischke (high sticking) 8:34; UM,
Huntzicker (hooking) 11:05; ND, Kopischke (inter-
ference) 13:32; ND, Holina (holding) 17:13: UM,
shouneyia (slashing) 19:20; UM, Blackburn (rough-
ing) 19:55.
cond period - 3. ND, Simon 1 (chin, Carlson)
4 (pp); 4. UM, Swistak 1 (Shouneyia) 3:22; 5.
D, Dolder (clark, Henning) 7:12; 6. Langfeld 2
(Jilison, Kosick) 10:13. Penalties - UM, Koch
(checking from behind) 4:56; ND, Henning (hooking)
8:12; UM, comrie (tripping) 11:50; UM, team (too
many men); 13:22.
Third period - 7. ND, Dunlop 1 (unassisted) 10:13;
8. UM, comrie (Vancik) 19:46 (en). Penalties-
ND, Borega (tripping) 5:37. Shots on goal - UM
15-9-3 - 27; ND 5-11-5 - 21.
Power Plays- UM, 1 of 7; ND 1 of 7.
Saves - UM, Blackburn 5-9-4 - 18; ND, Kimento
13-7-2 - 22.
Referee - Mike Mondalek.
Linesmen - Brian Hill, Brian Troester.
At: Joyce Center. A: 2,235

STAFF PICKS:

All picks made against
the spread.
Home teams in CAPS.
MICHIGAN (-2.5) vs. Michigan State
OHIO STATE (-2.5) vs. Purdue
Wisconsin (-3) vs. MINNESOTA
INDIANA (-8) vs.Northwestern
Penn State (-28) vs. IOWA
NEBRASKA (-30) vs Iowa State
Virginia Tech (-29) vs. RUTGERS
NOTRE DAME (-12.5) vs. Arizona State
HAWAII (-1.5) vs. Rice
TENNESSEE (-11) vs. Georgia
Florida (-14) vs. LSU
FLORIDA STATE (-18) vs. Miami (Fla)
ARIZONA (-1) vs. Southern Cal
Michigan Daily (-14) vs. STATE NEWS
Best Bet
Last week
Overall (Best Bet)

T.J. Berka
Michigan
Purdue
Wisconsin
Indiana
Penn State
Iowa State
Virginia Tec
Arizona Stat
Rice
Tennessee
Florida
Miami, Fla.
Arizona
Daily
Arizona State
8-6 (1-0)
29-25-2 (1-3

Rick Freeman
Michigan
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Indiana
Penn State
Nebraska
h Virginia Tech
e Notre Dame
Hawaii
Tennessee
Florida
Miami, Fla.
Southern Cal
Daily
Ohio Sate
6-8 (0-1)
i) 27-27-2 (1-3)

l
Josh Kleinbaum
Michigan
Purdue
Wisconsin
Indiana
Penn State
Nebraska
Rutgers
Notre Dame
Hawaii
Georgia
Florida
Miami, Fla.
Southern Cal
Daily
Southern Cal
4-10(0-1)
24-30-2(1-3)

Andy Latack
Michigan
Ohio State
Wisconsin
Indiana
Penn State
Nebraska
Rutgers
Notre Dame
Hawaii
Tennessee
Florida
Miami, Fla.
Arizona
Daily
Floida
7-7(0-1)
28-26-2(0-4)

By Sam Duwe
For the Daily
The Michigan men's golf team has-
n't had a competition to worry about
in awhile.
"We've had a weird schedule this
fall," said Michigan coach Jim
Carras, referring to the team's five
tournaments that are spaced weeks
apart. "Usually we have all the match-
es in a row - bang, bang, bang, bang
--- but not this season. It's very
strange."
The Wolverines began tournament
play in late September with the
Falcon Cross Creek Invitational,
where they finished third. But for
three weeks, Michigan hasn't shot
against a single opponent. The
Wolverines' next match is Monday,
when the team will travel to
Cincinnati for the Xavier Invitational.
Michigan will battle Stanford on Oct.
29 and Hawaii on Nov. 22 will follow,
with seasonal play concluding at the
end of November.
With all the big lulls in the action,
Carras hopes to use the time to
strengthen and solidify his team.
Along with continuous practice and
improved drives, the team also has to
prepare for a series of qualifying
rounds.
"We have 10 varsity golfers, and
we're trying to figure out which five
are playing at their best. These will be
the guys who play in the matches,"
Carras said. "It's a rigorous process.
It's time for the players to determine
their own destiny."

Golf ready for action
after lull in schedule

Qualifying matches are held before
every m ajor tournament to determine
who will compete. For the Xavier
Invitational, two of the three rounds
have already been held this week.T The
third is today.
Not every player on the team has to
go through this rigorous process,
however.
"(Michael) Harris and (Andy)
Matthews are exempt from participat-
ing," Carras said.
Harris and Matthews, Michigan's
top two performers this season, had
exceptional rounds at Falcon Cross.
Harris won the individual title, and
Matthews finished in the top 10.
"I'm confident in their results,"
Carras said.
Besides the positions occupied by
Harris and Matthews, three more
positions have to be filled for each
tournament.
"We have qualifiers before each
tournament, but often times, the guys
will hold their spots," Carras said.
"We can only take five guys on the
plane. We have to know in advance
who is going. And everybody wants
to go."
While Carras is optimistic about
his team's performance, he does have
concerns about the length of the sea-
son, however.
"Most of the guys have been play-
ing since last February, through the
spring season, into summer leagues,
and won't stop playing until the end
of November. I'm worried about
burnout."

Cleveland up 2-0; Pedto out.

From staff and wire reports
CLEVELAND - Boston's chances
to knock off Cleveland depended on
Pedro Martinez.
And if a 2-0 deficit to the Indians,
after yesterday's 11-1 loss, was bad
enough, the Red Sox may have lost their
dominating pitcher for the rest of the
best-of-five series.
The Red Sox, who lost Martinez to a
back injury in Game 1, will turn to
another Martinez. Pedro's brother.
Ramon, to save their season in Game 3
Saturday at Fenway Park. Dave Burba
starts for Cleveland.
"We need a good start from Ramon,"
Red Sox manager Jimy Williams said.
"We have to win Saturday. We know that,
... We're not done yet. It's not over yet."
Pedro Martinez, who removed himself
after four innings in Game 1, said the
muscle strain in his back had improved,
but that there was persistent pain.
"I have felt improvement. I feel better
already," said Pedro, in a released state-
ment from the team. "I really feel posi-
tive about-it."
Even if he can pitch again, it may be
too late for the Red Sox, who dropped to
1-18 since Bill Buckner's infamous error
in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series.
Williams kidded that it might be time
for desperate measures. Maybe even a

seance.
"Maybe I'll get a hold of George
Herman (Ruth)," Williams said.
By the time the Indians finished with
Boston yesterday, the Red Sox had much
more than an aching back.
Jim Thome hit a grand slam, Harold
Baines added a three-run shot and
Charles Nagy pitched seven solid
innings Thursday as Cleveland moved
within a win of sweeping Boston with an
I I-1 rout of the Red Sox.
The Indians, who were the first team
in 49 years to score more than 1,000 runs
during the regular season, looked for a
while like they might try to match that
figure in Game 2.
"We're in a groove now," shortstop
Omar Vizquel said. "We got everybody
swinging the bats, and we're feeding off
one another."
The Indians battered Bret Saberhagen
after his uncharacteristic wildness -
three walks in the third (he had walked
11 batters all year) - helped the Indians
score i I runs in a two-inning span to
take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series.
The Indians, who had lost eight
straight series openers before winning
Game I Wednesday night, have won five
straight postseason games against the
Red Sox. Boston has owned Cleveland
during the regular season the past two

years, but can't seem to figure out the
Indians in October.
Thome made history with his second
career postseason slam, capping
Cleveland's two-inning onslaught
against Saberhagen and John Wasdin.
His shot in the fourth off Wasdin gave
Cleveland an 11-1 lead.
Thome, who hit a grand slam last year
in the AL Championship Series, has 14
career postseason homers and four in his
last four playoff games. His two-run
homer in Game I made it 2-2 in the
sixth, and the Indians rallied to win in
the bottom of the ninth.
Of Thone's 36 postseason hits, 14
have left the field.
Nagy allowed one run and five hits in
beating the Red Sox for the second
straight time in the playoffs. He beat
Boston in Game 3 of last year's series
and is 3-0 in the playoffs and 8-1 in his
career against the Red Sox.
Meanwhile, Saberhagen, on the dis-
abled list three times this year, walked I I
batters in 119 innings this season. But he
walked three in the third inning, when
the Indians set a Division Series record
by scoring six times.
"I guess he's human," Williams said.
"He's not perfect"
Saberhagen, World Series MVP in
1985, is 0-3 in three first-round starts.

Wamick arrested,
out indefinitely

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -the
top-ranked Seminoles will be with-
out Peter Warrick, a top Heisman
Trophy contender, as they try to
extend their 44-game non-losing
streak at Doak Campbell Stadium.
Warrick, who along with fellow
wide receiver Laveranues Coles,
was suspended following his arrest
yesterday on charges of grand theft.
A store clerk also was arrested
and accused of letting the two play-
ers buy S412.38 worth of clothing
for $21.40 on Sept. 29.

The Hurricanes (2-2) were the last
team to win at Florida State - 17-
16 in 1991.
"To me, Miami is a 4-0 club,"
Florida State coach Bobby Bowden
said. "They are so close to being
undefeated."
The Hurricanes opened with two
wins but lost by identical 27-23
scores to Penn State and East
Carolina.
Both times, Miami blew fourth-
quarter leads, against the 5-0
Seminoles, that won't work.

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