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against us," Whitley said.
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By T.J. Berka
Daily Sports Editor
Fans of Michigan football had two
questions going into Saturday's
game against Purdue. Can the much-
maligned secondary help contain
Drew Brees? And can the rushing
attack chew up yards on the ground?
Saturday, the Michigan football
team answered those questions with
an emphatic 'Yes', as the fourth-
ranked Wolverines romped on No.
10 Purdue, 38-12.
"We went to this ballgame hoping
to play our best game of the year on
both sides of the ball and we did
that," Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
In playing their best game of the
year, the Michigan defense forced
Brees to play his worst. The
Heisman trophy candidate complet-
ed only 20 of 49 passes against the
Wolverines, with a touchdown and
an interception. Brees was plagued
by a persistent Michigan pass rush,
solid coverage by the Michigan
defensive backs and numerous
dropped balls by his receivers.
"We had our share of opportuni-
ties," Brees said. "There were a lot
of dropped balls, but you have to be
able to overcome that. We didn't
make plays today."
The Michigan offense made its
share of plays in Saturday's romp.
Leading the way was tailback
Anthony Thomas, who ran for 116
yards on 23 carries. Thomas also had
his third multi-touchdown game of
the season, running for a one-yard
score in the second quarter and a
five-yard touchdown in the third
quarter to help seal the game for the
Thomas' game helped the
Wolverines- who were 10th in the
Big Ten in rushing with 117.8 yards
See PURDUE, Page 68
Michigan safeties Tommy Hendricks (left) and DeWayne Patmon get to Purdue quarterback Drew Brees after he releases the ball. The Michigan defense made life
difficult for the Boilermakers' Heisman Trophy hopeful, who completed just 20 of his 49 pass attempts.
in tough Big Ten
By Matthew Barbas
For the Daily
e No. 15 Michigan soccer team continued its winning
ways in the Big Ten this past weekend. Yesterday, Michigan
followed up its 3-0 victory over Indiana on Friday night with
a 4-1 win against Purdue.
Despite leading 2-1 at the end of yesterday's first half,
Michigan coach Debbie Belkin was disappointed with her
"Today I saw different games," Belkin said, "The team
came out to play in the second half."
Michigan's control of the first 10 minutes of play paid off
wt a goal in the 1Ith minute of play. Standing in the goal
bdjunior striker Kacy Beitel headed an Amy Sullivant lob
over Purdue goalkeeper Jocelyn Cavalier.
After the goal, the teams played an even game. Despite
out-shooting Purdue 13 to six in the first half, Michigan man-
aged only five shots on goal.
Appearing satisfied with the 1-0 score as halftime
approached, Purdue gave the Wolverines a golden opportuni-
ty. With 30 seconds remaining, Freshman midfielder
Michelle Pesiri fed a pass to striker Marie Spaccarotella at
the top of the box. Spaccarotella received the ball, turned past
the Purdue defender and struck a shot into the top-right cor-
n f the net.
e Wolverines returned Purdue's favor with a defensive
lapse after the goal. Purdue striker Sara Field drove the ball
down the field and shot it past goalkeeper Carissa Stewart
with f:ve seconds left in the half. The goal ended the
Wolverines' streak of over 200 minutes without allowing a
Inspired by their coach's halftime words, the Wolverines
played more competitive in the second half.
In the 13th minute of the half, Beitel fad a brilliant
through-ball for freshman striker Abby Crumpton. Crumpton
ded around the goalie and struck the ball off the post into
the net. The goal ended the Boilermakers' hopes of getting
back into the game.
Michigan's all-time goal scoring leader Amber
Berendowsky added a goal in the 26th minute to make the
score 4-1. Senior captain Emily Schmitt led Crumpton the
ball in the corner. Crumpton fed the ball to Berendowsky
who one-touched it net Cavalier into the coal.
Icers de-claw Hawks in
Sophomore midfleider Laurie Peterson uses her head during Michigan's 2. victory
over Illinois on Friday.
SPies' co mteback
falls short at Purdue
By Uma Subramanian
Daily Sports Writer
The Wilfrid Laurier hockey
team had its eye on Saturday's
game against Michigan for
months. And when the Golden
Hawks finally arrived in Ann
Arbor for their exhibition
matchup, their preparation
showed. But they were no
match for the Wolverines,
who cruised, 6-2, in the exhi-
bition mnatchup Saturday.
"We have a lot of respect
for the Michigan university
here," Laurier backup goalie
Chad Marshall said. "We've
had this exhibition game
marked on our calendar for a
"Our team was up for the
game. Michigan may have
thought, 'Who's this coming
in?' But we've been looking
forward to it. With all these
fans, it's hard not to be up for
Perhaps the Hawks underes-
timated the Wolverines'
enthusiasm in what was
Michigan's first real game of
the year - it played in the
Blue-White intrasquad contest
"It was unbelievable going
out on the ice for warmups
and seeing all the crowd and
everything," said freshman
center Andy Hilbert after
playing in his first contest
wearing the maize and blue.
"It was an unreal feeling."
Freshman Mike Cammalleri and his teammates celebrate one of
their goals in the 6-2 win over Wilfrid Laurier in an exhibition game.
By Jon Zemke
Daily Sports Writer
WEST LAFEYETTE -
Michigan's volleyball team wasn't on
its game Saturday night. Down two
games to one, the Wolverines were
tentative, waiting for Purdue's next
"In games two and three we went
out of system completely," Michigan
volleyball coach Mark Rosen said.
The fourth game of the loss was
different. The Wolverines weren't
waiting on the BoilCrmakers to make
a move. They made their own.
Down 7-4 with the match's momen-
tum threatening to swing in Purdue's
favor outside hitter Nicole Kacor
stepped to the back line, stared down
her opposition and served an ace.
"We knew if we didn't come out
playing hard and we let that happen
short-handed goal 4:53 into
the period to put the Hawks up
1-0. The Wolverines needed
time to gel, especially without
captain Sean Peach on
defense. Peach pulled his
groin in the Blue-White game
and is questionable for the
season opener against Notre
until the third period that the
team was firing on all cylin-
"It took us a little bit to get
going," Michigan goalie Josh
Blackburn said. "After that we
got the hang of things and
started clicking as a team. We
were kind of learning to play
with each other better. It was a