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Fresh legs give soccer close wins
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Gritter kicks Michigan
to 3-2 win in double OT
By Chad Arnold
KALAMAZOO - Last night, the Michigan men's soccer
team went to war with Western Michigan. The battles didn't
always come out the way the Wolverines would have liked, but
the ftnal 3 2, double overtime victory was something the team
on proud of
We would have liked to have taken the game earlier, but a
wm sa win and we will take a win any way we can get it'
senior defenesman Steve Huber said after freshman Tom
itter kicked in the game-winning goal.
The Broncos were on the board first only seven minutes into
he game. A long Western Michigan throw-in traveled into
Michigan's box and the Wolverines were unable to clear
Westein Michigan sophomore Mike Bravo came away with the
bal and buried it in the back of the Michigan net.
Michigan wasted no time responding. Shortly after,
Mich n freshman Mike White picked up a loose ball and
beat Western Michigan goalie Brendan Smith.
With four minutes remaining in the first half, Western
Mi-igan freshman Drew Rae broke free in the Michigan
defense Murphy came off his line and forced Rae to misfire.
Despite Michigan's solid defensive effort, the Broncos
qutekly took the lead. Western Michigan freshman Scott Duhl
took a pass in the penalty box and beat sophomore goalie Brad
k who entered the game in the second half and made a
eateer hito nine saves.
Michigan appeared to have a chance to tie the game when
ieshman Kevin Robinson was dragged down in the penalty
box The referee called a penalty kick but then conferred with
his assistant and reversed the call when the ball was determined
to have been out of play before the foul occurred.
Michigan sophomore Robert Turpin had a golden opportu-
nity totte the game with nine minutes to go. When Michigan's
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Mike White scored Michigan's first goal in the
Wolverines 3-2 win over Western Michigan.
Abby Crumpton assaulted the Oakland defense with
11 shots and final goal in the 3-1 victory.
By Rohit Bhave
Daily Sports Writer
The hungry Oakland Grizzlies
marched into Ann Arbor yesterday
with aspirations of pouncing on a
potentially sluggish Michigan womnen's
soccer team for an upset.
Until five minutes remained, their
dream looked like it could become a
reality. Then freshman Amber Wilson
scored the tie-breaking goal sending
Michigan to 3-1 victory.
After Michigan went ahead on
Wilson's first goal in the 56th minute,
the Grizzlies counterattacked immedi-
ately. After several beautiful passes
down the right sideline, Oakland mid-
fielder Debbie Cartmell drilled the
equalizer past Michigan goalkeeper
Carissa Stewart three minutes later.
The unexpectedly tight 1-1 struggle
ensued for 25 minutes. When an
Oakland forward one-touched a laser
shot to the right corner, Stewart res-
cued the Wolverines with a diving save.
"Picking the ball out of the corner is
the best part of plaving the position,'
The Wolverines continued to launch
more urtries at the Gizzlies net, but
the tightly packed Oakland defense
repeatedly deflected the threats -
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H, Y YanIN
Yost ans willexperkncc
chis andfeverl of 98
T wo and a half years ago, one of Wriglev Field creates an atmosphere
the greatest games in Michigan where everv fan in the arena actually
sports history graced the con- affects the game.
fines of Yost Ice Arena. From the intimate close-view seating.
Michigan vs. North Dakota - the (students don't sit in row 91) to the lo
1998 NCAA Regional. and emotion-filled band, Yost takes th
Sixty minutes filled with every facet cake as the best arena in the country.
a histon game should have - the it doesn't need luxury boxes, fancv
home team down 2-0 and then 3-1 to a Jumbotrons, loud thumping hip-hops
bette fasme team, comes back to score music or scantily clad cheerleaders fwe
te final three goals. maybe I wouldn't mind that last one)
The underdog fifth-seeded Instead, Yost fans represent what te
Wolverines, faced with tremendous should be --the extra attacker. The
adversity throughout, dethroned the see- North.Dakota game and countless o h-
ond -seeded Fighting Sioux in the most ers that throw a chill down your back
incredible game ever played at Yost. The prove it.
victory propelled the Wolverines in the It's astonishing to feel a crowd of
final two games, when they eventually people, at several moments, become
became National Champions. one.
The Goliath-sized comeback came in No longer is it Jenny, the blonde-
front of a Utopian crowd. The raucous haired sorority girl.
group of Yost yackos was louder than a No longer is it Mike, the mohawk
space shuttle launch, completely in uni- wearing philosophy major.
son, and was the REAL and only reason Instead, they come together to fort.a
that the fifth-seeded Wolverines moved force, a force that transfers to Bob
on that Saturday night. Gassoff as he pummels another Bow
it was pure frenzy. It was pure excite- Green punk, orto Geoff Koch as he
ment. backhands in the game-winning goal.
It was everything that sports fans Old rivals from past great games
drearn of return this weekend, as No. 2 Michigan
Since I ve been coming to watch hosts the Ice Breaker Tournament.
games and play games here, that's And it just so happens that No. 1
probably the cost amazing crowd North Dakota is in attendance, along
ever," said senior defenseman Dave with Colgate - Michigan's victim in
Huntzicker, an Ann Arbor native who last year's NCAAs - and New
has seen and played me hundreds of Hampshire, which knocked the
'anmes at Yost. [he crowd was unbe- Wolverines out of the Touniamnent two:-
liesable that nmuhi We had a couple yearsago.
goals called off and that just made the Student tickets didn't sell that well
crowd grow wilder" this year and there's no excuse. The
If you haven't been to Yost, if you price per game remained the same, the
haven't been to a hockey game at all, Wolverines just added a bunch more
this is the weekend to experience it. games - some of them, the best
The hockey will be top-notch, but the natehups in years.
Yost experience providesnuch more The football team is away and tickets
than an exhibition of50 speed-skatin" are still available.
athletes. Don't be left out of the best sports
Yost is the best sports' environment in experience at this University.
tme country, ar none -- Mark Fiancescutti is not a sieve.
Not even the Big House, Joe Louis or He can e reacheditmfinircesciumic/i.edft.
Possible Purdue tune: 'M' singin' in the rain
By Chi Duprey
BathY Sporns betitor
W here are a few things that come
with the territory when talking about
End-arounds. fen-yard slant pat-
terns. A scrambling Drew Brees.
One individual for Michigan is
capable of neutralizing all of these
o# ensive mvenues. And no, it's not
Julius Curry, although that's a good
It's the rain - the Wolverines' best
friend in a 38-12
victory over FOOTBALL
Purdue last sea-
son, and their Notebook
friend this season, if he plans to attend.
Early indications are that he might
indeed have a ticket to Saturday's con-
test at Ross-Ade Stadium. Depending
on the report, "scattered showers"
could appear in the West lafayette
Shoners are also expected today and
mnirronw, which could soften up the
field considerably for Saturday.
That's excellent news for Michigan,
which exploited its "12th man" in last
year's game. The boilermakers were
slipping all over the place -- not only
due to the consistent rain during the
game, but also because Michigan
Stadium's Prescription Athletic Turf
would be slippery if it were placed in
the middle of the Gobi Desert.
All precipitation aside, the
Wolverines could be relying on anoth-
er coin-flip prospect for this weekend.
Will Hot Purdue or Cold Purdue take
the field against them?
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