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14 - The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, November 23, 1999

Purdue cruises over
Chaminade, 96-87



Club soccer fit for*
second in finals

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) - Brian
Cardinal is adding to his reputation as
the nation's leader in floor burns and
hustle plays.
The senior forward matched his
career high with five 3-pointers and
scored 29 points to lead No.22 Purdue
to a 96-78 victory over Chaminade yes-
terday in the opening round of the Maui
"That was one of the better games of
Brian's career," Purdue coach Gene
Keady said of the stat line that had
Cardinal shooting 9-for-14 from the
field, 5-of-6 from 3-point range.
"He plays the game with his head
and his body. With the outside shoot-
ing, he's capable of doing that and he's
The 6-foot-8 Cardinal has always
been known for his give-up-the body
attitude. Now he's a 3-point threat with
five against Michigan in the Big Ten
tournament last season, four against
Miami in the NCAA Tournament and
the five against Chaminade. -
"To be honest, the first one felt good
and I kept shooting," Cardinal said. "If
I missed that first one I might have
stopped. I haven't really thought about
it. I just want to make plays and keep
things going."

The Boilermakers (1-0), who had all
five starters score in double figures,
will play the winner of the first-round
game between No. 5 Florida and Utah
State in Tuesday's semifinals.
Chaminade, the Division II host
school for the eight-team tournament,
saw its record in the 16 years of the
tournament fall to 3-41.
The Silverswords did have Purdue,
which reached the round of 16 in the
NCAA Tournament the last two sea-
sons, concerned about their reputation
as a giant-killer.
Purdue used a 12-0 run to take a 22-
7 lead with 12 minutes left in the first
half and it seemed the rout was on. But
the Silverswords (0-1) went on a 20-4
run to take a 27-26 lead with 6:45 left
on a drive by Kenzie Weir.
The sellout crowd of 2,500 at the
Lahaina Civic Center started thinking
about Chaminade's win over then-No. 1
Virginia and Ralph Sampson in 1982
and victories over Louisville and
Southern Methodist the next season.
But the Boilermakers, who led 44-38
at halftime, opened the second half
with a 20-6 run to take a 64-44 lead
with 14:54 left on two free throws by
Jaraan Cornell. Chaminade never got
closer than 14 pointsthe rest of the way.

By Ryan C. Moloney
DnIv Sports Writa
The Michigan women's club soccer
team capped off a dream season this
weekend, advancing to the final
game of the national championship
tournament before bowing to
Colorado State in a shootout.
Led by goalkeeper Laura Rowland
and all-tournament selections Jessica
Fisher and Shelley Noland, the
Wolverines won their pool with close
wins over Illinois, San Diego State
and Colorado.
The team also beat Colorado State
in an earlier round, but was unable to
repeat the feat in the final game.
"We played six games in three
days," team president Holly Clister
said. "Great conditioning was the
number one factor that got us
through it.
"Throughout the season, our No. 1
goal was physical fitness."
The team advanced to the finals
via winning one of the toughest

regionals in the nation - five of the
16 teams in the region also made it to
the tournament.
Victories over western region*
champion San Diego State and even-
tual champion Colorado State are
evidence of what could have been for
the team and indicative of what might
be in the future.
Clister called Rowland "amazing"
for her play between the pipes and
described her as "very aggressive,
especially in one-on-one, breakaway
The team was also bolstered by
Debney Prauss, who scored bo*
goals in the win over San Diego State
and midfielder Lynn Digiralamo.
"We had two new coaches this year
and we went above and beyond any-
thing we thought we would do this
season," Clister said.
"The coaches instilled a great atti-
tude and workout regiment."
The team finished the season with
a 21-5-2 record.

Maui Invitational host Chaminade lost in the first round to Purdue yesterday.
But don't feel too bad for the Silverswords - they still go to school In Hawaii.

Continued from Page 11
we know where everyone is going."
Berenson said Parents' Weekend can
sometimes have an interesting effect on
the players.
"I've seen it work both ways,"
Berenson said. "For David Oliver, every
time his mother was in town he got a hat
trick. It was really scary; he had his best
games when his mom and dad were here.
Other players have played terribly."
But all other factors aside, the
Wolverines find themselves in an unfa-
miliar position - they have to recuper-

ate from a pair of losses to Lake Superior
State last weekend.
The Lakers burned Michigan in all
aspects of the game, but defense will be
the key focus in practice this week.
"There will be times when you're not
scoring goals," Berenson said. "Those
times usually come when you're not
playing well defensively and you're wait-
ing for the puck instead of going to get it.
"We need to work harder without the
puck and work harder to get the puck. It's
a work ethic and a defensive attitude."
Interestingly, Wisconsin and Michigan
State are also reeling from weekend loss-
es. The Spartans lost a road series to
For a possible explanation of why
species become extinct, see...

Miami, and the Badgers had an eight-
game win streak snapped by St. Cloud
Though Michigan will play
Minnesota first, Berenson will be the
first to acknowledge that the Badgers
will be the toughest team the Wolverines
have played all year.
"They're a great team," Berenson said.
"They may have played a tougher sched-
ule than we have. They're the first legiti-
mate top-10 team we have faced.
"Their offense will challenge us
defensively and their power play will
challenge our special teams. Minnesota
is also a very good team. They're good
with the puck and they have a good
power play."
If Michigan is to win either of these
games, its high-profile offense must
again put the puck in the net. But while
scorers will eventually score, it is the
other controllable aspects that the play-
ers must improve on.
"It's all a mindset," Berenson said.
"Maybe we got too interested in our stats
or our success early on. This team needs
to learn how to prepare for every week-
end and every home game.
The players "all have to step up.
Starting with our goalies, our defense

and our forwards, there is not a player in
that lockerroom that can't play better
than he played last weekend."
Though the decision has not been offi-
cially made, Berenson said that goalie
Kevin O'Malley, who has started most of
the Wolverines' games this season, will
probably start again. Last weekend, after
Friday's 3-0 loss to the Lakers O'Malley
was replaced by L.J. Scarpace.
"We'll see how this week of practice
goes," Berenson said. "If I like the direc-
tion O'Malley is going in, we'll come
back with him."
For the fans the weekend series will be
a unique opportunity to see some of
Michigan's oldest and dearest rivals. The
teams will not meet again unless they
face off in the NCAA Tournament.
Though many students will be absent
for the weekend's games, Berenson said
the atmosphere will still be festive.
"Anyone that follows college hockey
knows that Big Ten schools have great
programs," Berenson said. "They only
come once every two years and this is
their chance to see them. You'd be sur-
prised, there will be a lot of students
here, and you'll see a good crowd.
"But I'm not worried about the crowd.
I'm worried about how our team plays."

Senior Ashley Reichenbach Is graduating, but will maintain her allegiance to the
Wolverines no matter where her future plans take her.
0 FFS EASO N Final Four games, have the abilhjy,
experience, and drive that it takes to
Continued from Page JI put Michigan on top next year.
"I'm not sure what I'm going to do," And with Michigan's especially
Reichenbach said. "I'm just going to solid junior and senior classes next
take Thanksgiving and relax. I'll year, it looks like other Big Ten-
always be supporting Michigan. That's teams are in for a long season, as the
one thing I know - I'll always be Wolverines are likely to contend not
cheering for the blue. just for the Big Ten tournament cha
Michigan will definitely contend pionship, but also for the regular s
for the NCAA title next year. son title.
Freshmen Jessica Rose, Molly Powers, "They've got so much in their
and Stephanie Johnson, all starters in future," Reichenbach said.





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