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[4 - The Michigan Daily - Friday, September 8, 2000

For Blue, Loyola is
toughest test yet

Women's soccer too
host ranked foes

By Jon Schwartz
Daily Sports Writer
To have predicted it would probably
have been a bit brash. To think that a
brand new program could start with
such excitement and success is general-
ly faulty wisdom.
But those daring enough to stand
behind the men's soccer team have been
proven prophetic.
After a 2-0 start to their initial cam-
paign, the Wolverines are heading into
their toughest game yet, a Friday night
meeting with Loyola-Chicago.
The Ramblers are 2-1 on the season
with a loss to Loyola-Marvmount stand-
ing as the only blemish on their record.
And while the Wolverines probably can
not compete with the team on paper,
Michigan coach Steve Burns feels that
the game will be very valuable to the
team's progress.
"I think the schedule works in our
favor," Burns said of his budding team.
"We're progressively building toward
more difficult opponents."
Burns said the path to victory against
Loyola is through keeping the game
close. He feels that his team's youth
will make another comeback victory
difficult, especially because the
Ramblers are more talented than
Cleveland State, Michigan's last oppo-
nent.
Men's goll
By Sam Duwe
Daily Sports Writer
Autumn's changing leaves signal a
changing roster for the Michigan
men's golf. The team, which lost a leg-
end, has the potential to create a
secure, solid lineup in the season to
come.
Michael Harris, who was awarded
the 1999-2000 co-Michigan Male
Athlete of the Year Award, has graduat-
ed, Harris matriculated to professional
golf, where he qualified for the U.S.
Open at Pebble Beach in June. He
failed to make the cut, finishing 13
over par after two days. The top golfers
in the world were there with Harris,
including eventual champion Tiger

TONIGHT
LOYOLA SOCCER PARK
Who: Michigan (2-0) vs. Loyola-Chicago (2-1)
When:8 p.m.
Latest: The Wolverines kicked off their exis-
tence with two victories, but the Ramblers
pose the most dangerous threat to date.
"They've got some strong players up
front who can score goals," he said. "It's
paramount for us to be able to keep a
clean slate until the half."
But for freshman midfielder Ian
Hirschfield, the tougher opponent does-
n't change his outlook at all.
"I'm going to the game the same
way," he said. "I don't like scouting
reports."
After the game with Loyola, the
Wolverines return home for their second
home game, a matchup with
Schooleraft College.
While Burns expects his squad to
beat the 0-1-1 Ocelots, he knows they
are not an opponent to overlook. Just as
teams around the league can't take
Michigan for granted, neither can Burns
allow his group to look past any oppo-
nent.
Schoolcraft "regularly gave the club
team some good battles," he said of the
four games between the two teams in
the past, with each group winning two
contests. "This is their biggest game of
the season. If we are too cavalier, we're
F searching
Woods.
Harris' absence in Michigan's line-
up will leave a noticeable vacancy at
the No. I spot.
"Mike is irreplaceable, coach Jim
Carras said. "You simply cannot fill
his shoes. He was possibly the most
prolific Michigan golfer in the past 50
years "
But it's early September, and life,
without Harris, will go on.
At this month's qualifying trials
Michigan golf will establish new
heroes. Through an eight round ordeal,
all golfers, returning or not, must par-
ticipate in an extensive shoot-out,
where only the best will make varsity.
It's a process that has started this
week and won't be completed and

By Jeff Phillips
Daily Sports Writer

After a long summer of travel, the
Michigan women's soccer team is
glad to be home. The Wolverines are
hosting the Michigan Nike
Invitational this Friday and Sunday
at the Michigan Soccer Field.
"We are looking to sharpen things
up and recover from our travels."
Michigan head coach Debbie Belkin
Rademacher said.
This preseason, Michigan traveled
to Europe to play four games of extra
competition before the season began.
The team also hoped the travel
together would help them get accus-
tomed to each other.
"The trip helped to build team
unity between the freshmen and the
upperclassmen," Rademacher said.
After finally returning to the
states, the Wolverines had to make
their way west to Arizona for their
first competition of the season. But
all of the travel may a have been a
little too much.
"We didn't come out and play as
well as we could have," senior co-
captain Kacy Beitel said.
Two tough losses later, the
Wolverines are very glad to be home
and able to unpack.
"Everyone is glad to stop living
out of suitcases and boxes," senior
co-captain Stephanie McArdle.
After being home for about a
week, Michigan will face
Washington today and Missouri on
Sunday.
"It is going be nice to play at
home," Beitel said. "It is a real strain
on the body to be living out of a bag
for three weeks."
The Wolverines have never faced
the Huskies, but will see a familiar
opponent in Missouri. The 13th-
ranked Tigers have played twice in
the short Michigan soccer history.
Michigan defeated Missouri in 1997,
but the Wolverines fell to the Tigers
4-1 in a early-season tournament last
year.
"I think we have something to
prove to ourselves," Beitel said. "We
can do that by coming out strong and

Nike Invitational
After a long summer on the road and
two quick losses in Tempe, the
women's soccer team finally returns
home to host the Michigan Nike
Invitational.
The competition will be tough for the
Wolverines as both opponents come
in to the tournament ranked in the
top 25.

Here is a complete schedule for the
four team Michigan Nike invitational
tournament this weekend.

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The Michigan soccer team goes into the weekend 2-0, but it will face it toughest
opponent yet in Loyola-Chicago. The road game is set for 8 p.m. tonight.
for life after Harrs

Friday, September 8
Ohio State vs. Missouri, 2 p.m.
Michigan vs. Washington, 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 10
Ohio State vs. Washington, 12 p.m.
Michigan vs. Missouri, 2:30 p.m.
putting some goals in, early."
Goals have been hard to come by
thus far for the Wolverines - in two
games, they have netted just one
goal.
Scoring early "will give us confi-
dence that will hopefully roll
through the rest of the season,"
Beitel said.
Michigan will also have a difficue
match against Washington.
The Huskies are ranked No. 17
and are off to their best start in pro-
gram history at 4-0.
Included in their four wins is an
upset of No. 2 Santa Clara.
"Both matches are going to be a
battle," Beitel said. "They are both
quality teams"
Another key for Michigan is tl
crowd support at the Michigan so
cer field. After playing their last six
matches without the help of fans, the
team plans on finally having some
support.
"We love the home advantage
every team is looking for that,"
Rademacher said.

secured until Sept. 22, when Michigan
hosts the Wolverine Invitational.
So what will the roster look like?
Carras said that he doesn't know for
sure - there are many variables
involved. But he does know who the
captains will be: fifth-vear seniors
Scott Hayes and Kevin H-linton.
Carras also predicts that returning
juniors Andy Matthews, Andrew
Chapman and Kyle Kilcherman will
make varsity, for each made contribu-
tions in past years.
But it's the freshmen that are excit-
ing the team, as well as their coach.
"We have a lot of guys coming to the
team that can shoot under 75," Carras
said. "This means we'll have more
depth than previous years, which is
great."
The crew includes Chris Roger.

Scott Carlton, Rob Tighe, Dave
Nichols. Jimmy Chestnut and
Michigan high school state-champion
J.O. DeLancey. Rounding out the
bunch is redshirt freshman David
Katz.
"Manyof the guys areshooting very
impressively, Carras said. "This is a
definite plus in our situation because it
will encourage in-house competition,
which will create a strong, low-shoot-
ing roster."
The last tournament that the
Wolverines participated in was the
NCAA Central Regional
Championship in May, in which they
placed I11th out of 27 teams.
The first competition of the new
season for Michigan is the Inverness
Invitational in Toledo on September
18-19,

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SYDNEY, Australia (AP) - A
Nigerian runner who was a reserve
on his nation's Olympic relay team
was killed when struck by a car
yesterday night in western Sydney,
according to broadcast reports.
New South Wales police refused
to release the identity of the man
until relatives had been informed.
But the Australian Broadcasting
Corp. and Channel Seven identi-
fied the man as Hyginus Anugo,
22, a 400-meter runner and a
reserve relay runner for Nigeria.
Channel Seven said he was
killed while running to catch a bus,
but the Japanese news agency
Kyodo reported Anugo was killed
while crossing a road back to his
room at a Bible college in western
Sydney.
Carrier suspended for
Redskins-Lions game
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) --
Washington Redskins safety Mark
Carrier was suspended by the NFL
for the fifth time in his career yester-
day, the latest for one game for a hel-
met-to-helmet hit in the season
opener.
The league announced that
Commissioner Paul Tagliabue will
also consider imposing an addition-
al fine on the 1I-year veteran, who
will miss Sunday's game against the
Detroit Lions.
The NFL first disciplined him
earlier this week for the hit on
Carolina Panthers tight end Wesley
Walls, but the Redskins appealed
Wednesday.
Carrier and Redskins director of
player personnel refused to discuss
the matter until yesterday.

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