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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 18, 1999

CLUB SPORTS CORNER

Errf Y DAVID DEN HERDER

Blue waterpolo dominates
competition at invitational
Defending national champ 'M' moves to 20-1

Capitalizing on their final
chance to play host this season,
the Michigan men's waterpolo
club defeated Miami (Ohio) yes-
terday, 17-1, at Canham
Natatorium.
The victory punctuated
Michigan's sweep of the
Wolverine Invitational. Although
the Wolverines dominated
Indiana yesterday, 17-4, and
handily, disposed of
Northwestern, 19-3 on Saturday,
the highlight of Michigan's week-
end was surely a Saturday night
game against Michigan State.
With 500 in attendance, the
Wolverines handed Michigan
State a sound defeat, drubbing
Men's crew blast
Spartans on Gran
In yesterday's scrimmage race aga
Michigan State on the Grand River
Michigan men's rowing club took
first three places in the varsity e
race. The top boat finished the 3,C
meter event in 9:50.
"We hope to compete in the u
echelon" of the Intercollegiate Rom
Association, Michigan coach (
Hartstuff said.
Because the sport is not sanctioner
the NCAA, the Wolverines also co
pete with varsity college programs.
Michigan's next regatta is the ant
Head of the Charles in Cambric
Mass. The Wolverines will not rel
home to until Nov. 20, when they
Ohio State.
-Rohit Bh
Women's soccer
mops up State, 5-
When the weather turns bitter,r
students dream of warm weather.)
the Michigan women's soccer club's
this weekend in East Lansing,t
dream might just become reality.
On Saturday, the Wolverines too]
lead and kept it the entire game ag

the Spartans for 14 goals and
yeilding only eight. Michigan
captain Eric Lancaster scored
four goals against the Spartans,
and five yesterday against Miami.
"Miami is one of the better
teams in the Midwest," said
Michigan coach Scott Russell.
"So it's good to see we can get up
for them."
The Wolverines, who are
defending the National Collegiate
Club Championship, are a perfect
15-0 in the Big Ten and 20-1
overall. Russell said Michigan
will be the No. 1 seed in the
upcoming Big Ten Tournament,
October 29-31 in Madison.
-David Den Herder

'M' SCHEDULE
WEEKEND SCHEDULE
Friday. October 22
Field Hockey at Northwestern, 4 p.m.
Soccer vs. Michigan State, 4 p.m.
Hockey at Alaska-Fairbanks, 7 p.m.
Volleyball at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Men's Cross Country at Eastern Michigan
Open, 4 p.m.
Saturday, October 23
Football vs Illinois, 12:10 p.m.
Hockey at Alaska-Fairbanks, 7:05 p.m.
Volleyball at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Women's Tennis at All-American
Championships, all day
Field Hockey at Iowa, 1 p.m.
Soccer vs. Butler, 1 p.m.
Women's Tennis at All-American
Championships, all day
Rowing at Head of the Charles, Boston, Mass.
CLUB SPORTS
MICHIGAN MEN'S HOCKEY (4-0):
at IUP Invitational Tourney -
Michigan 6, Indiana 4
Michigan 5, Findlay 2*
*Michigan wins tournament
MICHIGAN WOMEN'S HOCKEY (0-2):
at Western Michigan, Kalamazoo -
Western Michigan 2, Michigan 1
Western Michigan 2, Michigan 1*
*Western Michigan sweeps series
MICHIGAN WOMEN'S LACROSSE:
at Toledo -
Michigan 8, Pittsburgh 7
Michigan 16, Toledo 8
Michigan 14, Illinois 9

Who: Jeff Jillson
Hometown: North Smithfield, R.I.
High School: Mount St. Charles Academy

Sport: Hockey
Year: Sophomore
Position: Defenseman

T HU LEiTjgn lWE
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

J

Why: Jillson scored a goal and recorded five assists for the
Wolverines this weekend against Massachusetts-Lowell. He also led
a Michigan blueline that held the River Hawks to 18 shots on goal in
the game on Friday.
Background: Unanimous selection for the Bauer/CCHA Al-Rookie
team... Selected in the first round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft, 14th
overall and first among collegiate players, by the San Jose Sharks. Jillson
Played for the United States at the 1999 World Junior Championships
in Winnipeg, Canada.
Mets deeat raves
in 15, draw wi tin s3-Z

JOANNA PAINE,
Tim Fagan and the Michigan men's water polo club
impressed the home crowd this past weekend.

s Ultimate advances
Fd to final in tourney
a

AP POLL

The Michigan men's ultimate club beat
Illinois and Ohio State on Mitchell field.
Michigan State, winning 5-0.
Michigan maintains its first-place lead
in the Big Ten, and is in contention to
qualify for Nationals Nov. 17-21 in
Statesborough, Ga.
"We're really hoping to go to
Nationals," said Holly Clister, team cap-
tain. "Michigan State has had close
games with the really good schools, so it
looks promising."
Next weekend Michigan continues its
quest for Nationals, hosting Ball State on
Saturday and Dayton J.V on Sunday.
- Sam Duwe

The Michigan men's ultimate club
hosted their fourth annual fall tourna-
ment last weekend. After downing
Illinois and Ohio State, each by the score
of 13-9, the Wolverines fell to a tough
Dayton team in the finals.
Eleven teams participated in the tour-
nament, coming from as close as Illinois,
and as far away as Washington, D.C.
"The fall gives a chance for the rook-
ies to get some playing time," sopho-
more Jessie Miller said.
The ultimate team will have to give
some playing time to the freshmen in
order to make up for the loss of seven
seniors from last year.
"Every freshman is just as talented as
every senior" Miller said.
Senior co-captain Phil Broering
agreed. "We'll have some growing pains,
but we can win regionals," Broering said.
Last spring, the Wolverines won the
regional tournament, which earned the
team a spot in the national ultimate tour-
nament, where they finished ninth.
"We have such a young team, but we
will be fine," Broering said.
Miller agreed.
"We'll will go back to nationals," he
said.
- Jeff Phillips

Associated Press Top 25, Oct. 17
(first place votes in parentheses)
Team Rec. Pts.
1. Florida State (62) 7-0 1,742
2. Penn State (6) 7-0 1,679
3. Nebraska 6-0 1,580
4.Virginia rech (2) 6-0 1,561
5. Tennessee 4-1 1,419
6. Florida 6-1 1,368
7. Kansas State 6-0 1,297
8. Georgia Tech 5-1 1,247
9. Michigan 5-1 1,157
10. Alabama 5-1 1,089
11. Michigan State 6-1 987
12. Mississippi State 6-0 976
13. Texas A&M 5-1 934
14, Georgia 5-1 813
15. Marshall 6.0 758
16. Purdue 5-2 754
17. Wisconsin 5-2 717
18. Texas 5-2 532
19. Brigham Young 541 446
20. East Carolina 5-1 301
21. Southern Miss. 4-2 282
22. Ohio State 4-3 220
23. Miami (Fla.) 2-3 186
24. Minnesota 5-1 162
25. Mississippi 5-2 126

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NEW YORK (AP) - After a 15-
inning classic, the New York Mets are
halfway to their most stunning come-
back of all.
Robin Ventura's grand slam-turned-
single drove home the winning run and
gave the New York Mets a 4-3 victory
over the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of
the NL championship series, the
longest postseason contest in baseball
history.
The 5-hour, 46-minute game ended
in total confusion, with two runners
crossing the plate while Ventura was
mobbed by his teammates before he
could get to second base. Workers
pulled up the bases, the umpires left
the field and not even the official scor-
er knew the score: 4-3, 5-3 or 7-3.
"I never saw it go out. Did it?" Mets
manager Bobby Valentine said as
reporters told him of the confusion
over the final score. "Then it's a grand
slam. But he never touched the bases?
I'll be doggone."
About 10 minutes after the game
ended, the scorer announced that
Ventura was credited with a run-scor-
ing single and the final was 4-3. But
the umpires said the score was 5-3,
counting both runners who came home
before the celebration. Finally,the NL
ruled it 4-3, saying official scorer Red
Foley and the Elias Sports Bureau
were responsible for the final decision.
The margin didn't matter. The Mets
forced a Game 6 in Atlanta on Tuesday
night.
"They're awful tough down there,"
Ventura said. "I'm just glad we're actu-
ally going back after getting down 3-
0."
"Everybody had all the tough at-
bats before me, mine I was just trying
to put the barrel on it. As long as I got
to first base, I don't care. It was a great
game to be involved in, to win it.
The Mets swept the Pirates on the
final weekend to force a wild-card
playoff with Cincinnati, winning that
game 5-0 to earn its first postseason
berth since 1988.
After putting themselves in an 0-3
hole against the Braves, they need
another four-game streak to advance to

the World Series.
New York is halfway there, though
the series now shifts back to Atlanta.
Game 7, which seemed improbable
just a couple of days ago, would "be
Wednesday night if needed.
The Mets become only the seco&
team in baseball history to win as
many as two games after dropping the
first three in a postseason series. The
Braves did it last year before losing
Game 6 to the Padres in the NLCS.-
The most important game of the
season ended with a pair of rookies on
the mound: McGlinchey and 23-year-
old Octavio Dotel for the Mets.
The New York bullpen pitched, .O
shutout innings before Atlanta broi
through against Dotel in the 15th. Wa
Weiss led off with a single, stole sec-
ond while McGlinchey was striking
out and came home when Lockhart hit
a drive to deep right-center, falling just
out of the reach of Dunston.
Atlanta set a postseason mark by
leaving 19 runners on base, while the
Mets used a record nine pitchers,
including Game 2 starter Kenny
Rogers. Rick Reed, who pitched tp
previous day, was warming up to pitc
the 16th, but he wasn't needed.
The last four games in what is
becoming a classic series have been
decided by one run. Atlanta won the
first game 4-2.
It was the longest LCS game by
innings since the Mets needed 16 to
beat Houston in the deciding game of
the 1988 NL series.
Yesterday's game was the long
postseason game by time ever,
passing the 5-hour, 13-minute
marathon between the New York
Yankees and Seattle Mariners in Game
2 of a 1995 division series.
The game was played in a light rain
from the sixth inning on, but more
than half of the sellout crowd of
55,723 stayed around to watch one of
the classic postseason games in bash
ball history. They even got a chance.
do a "14th Inning Stretch."
"Our crowd was great tonight,"
Ventura said. "They're partly responsi-
ble for this."

COACHES'

POLL

E U

USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Top 25, Oct. 17
(first place votes in parentheses)
Team Rec. Pts. Prev.
1. Florida State (52) 7-0 1,468 1
2. Penn State (7) 7-0 1,412 2
3. Nebraska 6-0 1,321 3
4. Virginia Tech 6-0 1,313 4
5. Tennessee 4-1 1,193 5
6. Florida 61 1,179 6
7. Kansas State 6-0 1,127 8
8. Georgia Tech 5.1 1,046 9
9. Michigan 5-1 945 10
10. Texas A&M 5-1 926 11
11. Mississippi State 6-0 859 12
12. Alabama 51 847 13,
13. Michigan State 6.1 744 7
14. Georgia 5-1 715 14
15. Marshall 6.0 625 16
16. Wisconsin 5-2 618 18
17. Purdue 5-2 514 21
18. Texas 5-2 503 19
19. Brigham Young 5-1 443 20
20. East Carolina 5-1 250 23
21. Southern Miss. 4-2 176 -
22.Ohio State 4-3 173 17
23. Miami (Fla.) 2-3 130 24
24. Syracuse 5-2 125 15
25. Minnesota 541 120 -

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Yankees take 3-1llead
over Sox with 9-2 wirl

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BOSTON (AP) -Taking advantage
of Buckner's curse as much as the
Bambino's, the New York Yankees
moved within one victory of their third
trip to the World Series in four seasons.
Pitcher Bret Saberhagen's bungled
throw allowed the go-ahead run to
score in the fourth inning. The Boston
Red Sox also made three other errors
before Ricky Ledee's ninth-inning
grand slam, as New York won 9-2 yes-
terday night fora 3-1 lead in the AL
Championship Series.
Without Pedro Martinez, who threw
seven shutout innings Saturday in
Boston's record 13-1 rout, the Red Sox
went back to their old, bumbling, ways.
With New York clinging to a 3-2
lead in the eighth, a second-base
umpire blew a key call for the second

time in the best-of-7 series.
After a close call at first base wnt
against the Red Sox opening the
ninth, the game was stopped aftr
manager Jimy Williams was ejected
and fans then threw bottles and other
objects on the field, causing the
Yankees to go back to the dugout
while an announcement was made of
a possible forfeit.
Andy Pettitte allowed two runs ov
7 1-3 innings, improving to 2-0 in the
postseason and again showing why
manager Joe Torre insisted he not be
traded.
The Yankees will try to wrap up their
record 36th AL pennant on Monday
night, when Orlando Hernandez pitcl
es against Boston's Kent Mercker in a
rematch of Game 1 starters.

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