The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 25, 2000 --3B
. Wolverines close own Invitational in fourth
By Nick Kacher
For the Daily
Golf is hard enough when it is just
you, the ball and the hole.
Add 65 guys from 13 teams all trying
to gain top honors and it gets a little bit
harder. Then to top it off, mother nature
decides to send a bitter-cold temperature
and a gusty wind, which is enough to
send the average golfer running to the
clubhouse. This is what the golf team
had to face this weekend. The
Wolverines played host to the 2000
Wolverine North Invitational at the
University Golf Course. Thirteen teams
consisting mainly of schools from the
Big Ten and Mid-American Conferences
came to Ann Arbor in hopes of walking
In the end it was the Minnesota that
came out on top in the team race and
they also boasted the individaul winner,
in Wilhelm Schauman. Toledo and
Miami, Ohio rounded out the top three
finishers while Michigan finished
fourth. The Wolverines had a promising
start to the weekend, after posting a low
enough first round score to put them in
Scott Carlton, a redshirt freshman,
posted the low score for Michigan,
shooting a t wo-cinder par sixty-nine.
The afternoon round was not as suc-
cessful a campaign for the Wolverines.
The team dropped to sixth place after all
five Wolverines signed scorecards in the
Sunday, however, the team battled
through harsh conditions and was able to
move up a couple of spots on the leader
board, ultimately finishing in fourth
place for the touranment. Junior Andy
Matthews was impressed with the team's
"The conditions were tough today, and
all the tees were back, but we put togeth-
er a solid round," he said.
Coach Jim Carras was pleased with
his team's overall performance and he
likes the direction the team is headed in.
"In order for us to be successful, we
need to have younger guys pushing the
older guys," Carras said. "That is exact-
ly what is happening."
Carras was particularly pleased with
Carlton's performance, when the redshirt
freshman finished as Michigan's top
"It was very enlightening to see Scott
play so well in his first varsity tourna-
ment' Carras said. "I am very happy for
A hockey cup by
any other name 0.
on to medal round
SYDNEY (AP) - Not a bad way to finish, mates.
Showing the type of offense missing all tournament, the
United States completed its Olympic preliminaries Sunday
with a 12-1 victory over host Australia.
A day after taking its only loss against Cuba, the United
States (6-1) headed into the medal round on an upbeat note.
Brent Abernathy had four hits as the Americans played their
most complete game of the tournament.
"We came out and did what we needed to do all week -
put runs on the board," Abernathy said.
There was little drama and nothing at stake for the
Americans, who knew before the final out they were headed
for a medals-round matchup with South Korea (4-3) on
Cuba (6-1) will get a rematch with Japan (4-3) in the other
game. The two winners will play for the gold medal on
"I think we needed this one," said first baseman Doug
Mientkiewicz, whose eight-inning grand slam beat South
Korea during round-robin play. "Our emotion was dropping
a little bit. Tonight we got our intensity back and were
focused in the right direction."
A cold, steady rain and a steady stream of mistakes by the
home team left the Aussie crowd soaked and disappointed.
The Americans batted around twice in the first four innings
for a 10-0 lead that ended the "Aussie! Aussie! Aussie!"
It was a bitter finish for Australia (2-4), which had hopes
of contending for a medal with former major league All-Star
Dave Nilsson behind the plate. Rather than play in the
majors this year. Nilsson passed up millions of dollars and
played in Japan so he would he eligible for the Olympics.
"I made it very clear from the start that the Olympics is
just a two-week experience, something I wanted to be a part
of," Nilsson said.
"I've been fortunate to have played some time in the
majors. This is something else I wanted to do, so I'm very
* lad I could."
Nilsson held up his end, going 13-for-23 (.565) as the
tournament's top hitter. No one else did much consistently as
the Australians finished seventh in the eight-team field,
managing only one more win than first-time entrant South
Nilsson signed with the New York Yankees earlier this
American manager Tommy Lasorda has enjoyed an eas
return to managing - his team is 6-1 in the Olympics.
month, but the deal was too late to make him eligible
playoffs. NiIsson plans to take a vacation with his fan
start thinking about what he'll do next year.
"That will just evol\ e over the next month or so, "1
In their last chance fbr a warm menmory, the Austr
Mark Hutton X0ho played with the Yankees ands
other maior league teams, .gave up five hits, four wall
ftour runs in the first two innings before a 36-minut
With a steady rain falling, the United States sentI
ters to the plate for 1ur runs in the second.
Anthony Sanders and Abernathy had RBI doubl
Ernie Young drew a bases-loaded walk.
By Naweed Sikora
For the Daily
After his win at the Inverness
Intercollegiate invitational last week,
Michigan senior Scott Hayes looked to
continue his magnificent play this
weekend at the Wolvefne North
However, all eyes were on a different
Scott after Saturday's morning round.
Michigan redshirt freshman Scott
Carlton made his college debut this
Carlton impressed many players and
coaches by shooting a 69 in his
Saturday morning round. Carlton went
on to shoot scores of 76 and 73 in his
next two rounds, and he finished the
tournament with a score of218.
"This was my first varsity tourna-
ment," Carlton said. "I thought I would
be nervous, and I was, but I held it
together pretty well. I did everything
good, but not great."
Michigan Coach Jim Carras was par-
ticularly impressed with Carlton's play.
"I am really excited with Scott's play
today," Carras said.
S""I feel he is settling in and getting
comfortable now, and he is here to
Carlton's individual score of 2 18 was
good enough for a share of seventh
place overall. His score was also the
best overall for the Michigan golfers.
Both Hayes and Andrew Chapman
finished with scores of 221, three back
Carlton attended Brighton High
School, where he was the No. 1 player
for two years. Last year, lack of playing
time and inexperience made it difficult
for him to compete. For Carlton, this
past summer was a struggle, but a valu-
able learning experience.
"It was a tough summer," Carlton
said. "Even though I didn't win, I
gained a lot of experience from the
tournaments. I learned a lot from just
This coming weekend, the
Wolverines will travel to Ilinois to par-
ticipate in the Northern Intercollegiate
at the Stone Creek Golf Club. Carras
said Carlton will be making the trip to
Despite his success this weekend,
Carlton is not overconfident about his
"I'm just taking this season one tour-
nament at a time," Carlton said.
"Every week, I have to go out there
and earn my spot because nothing is
set. I just have to keep playing my
The smell of sweat and
trapped humidity in the
inner tunnels of Munn Arena
was not necessarily pleasant. And
the cement-brick walls, white-
washed, offered little ventilation for
the 25 reporters and four hot cam-
era lights crammed atop each other.
This seemed an unlikely place -
hardly fittin g - for the office of
college hockey's all-time winningest
But it was cozy. And until last
year's renovation, it was the humble
office of Michigan
State coach Ron
Now just as certain What
as I am that a build- Sche
ing will someday be
named after Michigan ha
legend Red Berenson, in
Berenson Hall? M ich-,
Berenson Museum?), playi
I know that Mason's
name deserves to be
in lights of some T
But CCHA com-
Anastos has pre-empted us all. As
of this season, Michigan - along
with everyone else in the league -
will be playing for the Mason Cup.
Everyone else, including Ron
I don't think anybody will dispute
that coach Mason has given much
to college hockey. HIe's, a good man,
and he runs a clean program.
But does anybody else think the
timing here is a little bizarre?
What would Bo Schembechler
have said in, say, 1970, if Michigan
were playing for the Woody Hayes
How about Mike Krzvzewski?
What would he have said in 1992,
were Duke actually playing for, say,
the Dean Smith trophy?
As a mentor once said: If things
were different, they'd be different.
All we can do is speculate -
about the past, that is.
But in the spirit of Mr. Anastos
and the CCHA, I have taken the lib-
erty of naming several future tro-
phies of' my own.
May they live iniinfamy.
THE LEE BOLLINGER TROPHY
Not necessarily given annually,
Hayes THE LEE CO So
year to the victin
of a Michigan
A career in broadcasting, and r
subsequently picking against
Michigan in almost every big gante,
is recommended after receiving tlie
The award will be presented at
the end of every college football
season by Anthony Carter.
Nominees for this year's Cur:
THE BRUTrUS TROPHY
Otherwise known as Dat Nut.
Given biannually to the most bizarre
and/or lamest Big Ten mascot.
Ceremony includes ramming of the
crotch into the north goalpost of
Michigan Stadium, as per tradition.
Goldie, the Golden Gopher, need
TIIF MNIE CERTIFICATE
Awarded weekly to the person
making the worst possible college
football picks in the nation.
Candidates, please contact they
columiist for the chance to bccoine
a guest selector.
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reached at dden wumich. du.
but only to Big Ten presidents that
share a last name with any given
Big Ten quarterback. The quarter-
back should play for an overrated
school that has, or has not,
weaseled its way into the Rose
Bowl two consecutive years by
dlucking the toughest competition in
Tlvi BoR KNIGhT AwrNAR+
A sportsmanship honor awarded
each year to the Big Ten's classiest
coach. Swearing at players, staff
and media is
encouraged, as i-s
the throwing of,
ould BO projectiles onto,..
,echler any surface.
said physical abuse of
70 if players is a bonus,
but you must pro-
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*Goalpost gives Blue scare in wmi
By David Roth
Daily Sports Writer
Go Blue and Go Red cheers collided
yesterday as a raucous crowd watched an
intense Michigan-Ohio State Big Ten
field hockey game that went down to the
Who knew that just as influeitial as
*the players who bled their team colors
would be a pair of goalposts and a cross
bar indifferent to the zealous fans?
Shots from Molly Powers and Kelli
Gannon post-marked the ball, as the
stubborn rods played a huge role in help-
ing out the Buckeyes. Ohio State held
onto a 1-0 lead all the way down to 13:36
eft when Powers finally shot it between
the enemies and tied it up.
"We hit the post twice and we hit the
*crossbar," Powers said. "Who hits the
crossbar- it doesn't happen!"
The posts helped out the Buckeyes
when they needed it the most-- defend-
ing Michigan penalty corners. The cor-
tiers are usually the Wolverines' golden
opportunity to put the ball on cage, but
they often came up empty-handed
because of the posts.
"When you hit three posts it can be
frustrating," Michiigan coach Marica
"I really admire the team for being
able to stay focussed on the task and the
game plan on not to get impatient."
The Wolverines did remain patient
and never toned down their pursuit -
the relentlessness of the pillars was only
matched by the Wolverines' offensive
"We were in the circle ups (before the
penalty corners) and we were looking at
each saying, 'Come on, let's get this
one,' every time," Powers said.
"We knew we were on the verge and it
was just a matter of time before we
scored. That's where patience comes in
on the attack - -knowing that some-
thing's going to fall and just keep doing
what you're doing.
What the Wolverines were doing was
bombarding Ohio State goalkeeper
Allison Blanton. Michigan blasted 20
shots with only a single goal to show
before April Fironzoni's put the nail in the
cotfin with less than a minute left to
score and give Michigan a 2-1 lead they
would hold onto.
Michigan's strong offensive outing
can be accredited to a defense that quick-
ly forced the ball out of its team's zone.
In the second half, Michigan's offense
recorded ten penalty corners while its
defense held the Buckeyes to zero.
Though Michigan was down a goal
with not much time left, the defense
stayed composed and. focussed on get-
ting the ball to their forwards.
"We weren't freaking out," Michigan
defender Jeanne Shin said. "We knew
the goals would come eventually."
They did, as fellow defender Ashley
Thomas took care of business on
defense, stealing the ball away, and then
took care of business on offense, sending
the ball down to Fronzoni to assist her
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