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THURSDAY
OCTOBER 13, 2000

11

Icers in Alaska to
hone power play

No. 18MICHIGAN

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TOMORROW, 3:30 P.M., MICHIGAN STADIUM

By Jon Schwartz
Dal Sports Writer
The Michigan hockey team can
never be accused of avoiding chal-
lenges. And the cavalier scheduling
almost took its toll on the Wolverines
in the season's opening weekend.
Going into the year ranked No. 2,
in the country by U.S. College

plus team in special teams which
means that we score more on our
power play than they score on theirs.
If we can do that, it'll help us win
some games."
Both teams that the Wolverines
will face rank near the bottom of
their conferences' preseason polls, a
pleasant relief after last weekend's
games.

What's at stake:
Another loss for Michigan (2-1
Big Ten, 4-? overall), and the
Wolverines can say goodbye to
Rose Bowl hopes. Indiana (1-
1, 2-3) needs a victory to pull
above .500 in the Big Ten.

What they're saying:
"We need to see some intensity."
-- Michigan coach Lloyd Carr
"This is the best defense that
we've seen. "
- Indiana coach Cam Cameron

Rou h&

Hockey Online,
Michigan opened its
iseason in the prestigious
lee Breaker tournament
at Yost Ice Arena.
As the two ties
proved, the Wolverines
could just as easily be 0-
2-0 or 2-0-0 instead of
the current tally, 0-0-2.
And as they compete
in the Johnson Nissan
Classic this weekend in

THISWEEKEND
SULLIVAN ARENA
What: Johnson Nissan
Classic (Anchorage, Alaska)
Who: No. 4Michigan(0-0-
2) vs. Merrimack (Tonight),
vs. Aaska-Anchorage
(Tomorrow)
When: 9:05 p.m. tonight,:
11:05 p.m. tomorrow night

But Michigan is not
ready to look past any-
one, and knows that
nonconference wins
will help , the team's
seeding come postsea-
son. With that in mind,
an impressive showing
is important.
"You want to make a
good impression
around the nation,"
Cammalleri said.
:he great distance being
for the tournament,

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Daily on tomorrow's game:
Previews, matchups and witty banter.
Only in today's Football Saturday insert.

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Anchorage, Alaska, the Wolverines
*will have the benefit of learning
from last week's problems and mis-
takes to create this weekend's suc-
cess.
The Wolverines will face
Merrimack and Alaska-Anchorage in
the tournament that also features
CCHA rival Michigan State.
And while the team has proven
that it is capable of playing with
*ome of the nation's best teams, it
will rely on making improvements to
put the first win of the season on the
board.
Of particular necessity this week-
end for the Wol ernnes is to establish
effective special teams. In its first
two games. Michigan gave up 6
power play goals out of 20 chances,
while scoring four of their own on 21
power plays.
"In college hockey, a lot of games
W e decided on the power play or
penalty kill," sophomore center Mike
Cammalleri said. "Our goal is to be a

Despite
traveled

For WM' women's soccer, a
critical Big Ten weekend

Michigan does know bits and pieces
about the competition that it will
face.
. "They're probably going to be like
most of the teams in our league,
clutch and grab a bit - a little less
skilled," senior Scott Matzka said.
"They'll maybe send one guy
forechecking and look for us to make
mistakes."
Meanwhile, Cammalleri is excited
to face Merrimack to be reunited
with an old friend.
"A good friend of mine who I
played juniors with plays there now,"
he said. Anthony Aquino "was my
right-winger for about six years in
minor hockey so we know each other
pretty well."
This weekend is the final tune-up
for the CCHA season. Michigan
starts conference play next weekend
with two games against Bowling
Green.

By Jeff Phillips
Daily Sports Writer
Today at 4 p.m. at the Michigan soccer
field, the Michigan women's soccer team
faces its toughest opponent yet - No. 6 Penn.
State.
Penn State is atop the Big Ten with a 6-0
record and is led by Christie Welsh - two-
time Big Ten player of the week and far and
away the Big Ten's leading scorer.
"We know we are going to have to key on
Christie Welsh," Michigan coach Debbie
Belkin Rademacher said. "We know their for-
mations and are looking to play some tight
defense."
The Nittany Lions have the most potent
offensive attack in the conference, as well as
the most stingy defense, allowing just 0.52
goals per game overall and 0.33 in Big Ten

play.
"Against a team like Penn State you have to
be focused and finish your chances,"
Rademacher said.
Despite Penn State leading the overall series
4-2-4, Michigan has had its way with the
Nittany Lions as of late. Last season, after bat-
tling to a tie at State College, the Wolverines
defeated Penn State 4-2 to win the Big Ten
tournament championship.
"I'm sure that they are out to get us now,"
Rademacher said.
Penn State has handled every Big Ten oppo-
nent with ease, with the exception of
Wisconsin - the Nittany Lions needed a goal
in the final ten seconds to win. The Badgers
handed the Wolverines one of their two Big
Ten losses.
"It's been a great rivalry for seven years
See SOCCER, Page 12

ALEX WOLK Daoly
Amber Wilson and the Wolverines host Penn State today.

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