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Villiams ponders instant replay;
Tiller disregards Buckeyes' lip

By David Den Herder
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First Ron Turner, nov, Bobby Williams. Sort of.
In the latest episode of "We Got
Screwed In The. Michigan Game," B1
Michigan State coach Bobbv Williams
addressed the concept of instant replay
in college football yesterday during the
weekl Big Ten coaches teleconference. Miiga
Williams said ite was "vc'v disap- Purdue
pointed" with the third-quarter fumble Ohio Sta
call that -- had it gone his way -- Northwe
would have given the Spartans fourth- Minnest
and-goal on the Michigar 7. Indiana
"If there was a way, when you have a Penn St
controversial call like that, if there was Illinois
a way that we could have plays Iowa
reviewed, then and there, right on the Wiscons
spot, J think it would (provide) a differ- Michiga
cnt pdrspective," Williams said. "I think
a lot of these games would have differ- o
ent outcomes because of it." Mi
So does Williams support instant Pu
I don't know if it's necessarily
I instant replay or just some one to just
review plays or something like that," he
The Spartans will host Illinois Wi
Saturday in attempt to tally their first Illinoi
Big Ten victory. Williams said that Northw
despite circumstances, he is encouraged OH
by his players' efforts.
"Well, you know, we haven't won any
tines. We've had some tough breaks," Williams
"We've been very close in several of these games anc
haven't been able to pull them out."
Michigan State star running back T.J. Duckett i
questionable for this weekend after sustaining a sho
injury against Michigan.

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But Illinois coach Ron Turner, also a proponent of
instant replay in college, isn't taking any chances.
"There might be some question in other peoples'
minds about whether or not Duckett will play, but there's
absolutely none in mine," Turner
4 FOOTBALL said. "He'll be there, he'll play and
he'll be ready to go."
Joe Paterno said yesterday he has
BigTen Overall given little thought to the possibil-
4 1 6 2 ity of Penn State quarterback
3 1 6 1 Rashard Casey being indicted as
3 1 5 2 early as today on possible assault
3 2 5 3 charges.
2 2 3 5 The implications stem from a
2 2 3 5 May 14 incident in Hoboken, N.J.,
1 3 4 3 Casey's home state.
1 3 1 7 The Associated Press reported
1 4 4 4 yesterday that a grand jury has
0 4 3 4 reached a decision in the matter,
but might not release its findings
END'S RESULTS: for as long as two weeks.
Michigan State 0 "I haven't even thought about
WISCONSIN 24 (OT) it," Paterno said.
ite 38, IowA 10 The Nittany Lions face Indiana
E 39, Illinois 25 Saturdav. Paterno said he was
western idle amazed by Indiana quarterback
Antwaan Randle El's performance
AY'S GAMES: last week against Penn State,
nwOA, 12:10 p.m. where he rushed for 210 and
GAN STATE, 12:10 p.m. passed for 263.
MINNESOTA, 12:10 p.m. "I don't think I've seen a quar-
PURoUE, 3:30 p.m. terback dominate a game quite as
at INIANA, 7 p.m. tuch as that since maybe Doug
Flutie a couple times in the '80s,"

Despite a noble effort in the first half by Laurie Peterson and the rest of the Wolverines, No. 1 Notre Dame came out firing in the
second half and ended up taking the game by a score of 5-1.
Two halVes, two games;
soccerfaltQ or am

said. Paterno said.
d just Btitc TIlE TRAsH: Tongues are already flapping in this
week's Big Ten marquee matchup, which features Purdue
s still hosting Ohio State in a game with major Rose Bowl
oulder implications. Joe Tiller said yesterday, though, that he
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By Sam Duwe
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If only halftime never happened.
Yesterday, the Michigan women's soccer team was
beaten 5-I by Notre Dame, the No. I team in the
country, and the only squad in the NCAA that can
boast a perfect recqrd.
And for the first half, it looked as if the
Wolverines had a chance. They played hard against a
team that was fast and
accurate, a team that did
not know the agony of # NOTRE DAME 5
defeat. Going into halfI
time, Michigan was only MlDIGAs I
behind 2-0, a large deficit
for soccer, but a possible score to overcome,
But then came a fateful 20 minute intermission -
a break in the action, and a break somewhere in the
team's performance.
As the Wolverines took the field in the second half,
their performance was as soggy as the grass they
played on and the Irish claimed their pot of gold.
"We pulled it off the first half," Michigan's fresh-
man goaltender Suzie Grech said. "But when we
came out in the second, our play was horrible. We had
defense lapses, our mentality was weak."
Marie Spaccarotella scored the lone Wolverine goal to
make it 4-1 near the end of the game, but Michigan's
chances had long since been washed out.
Michigan (6-3 Big Ten, 8-7 overall) went into the
game with a mentality of "nothing to lose, but every-

thing to gain." But as the players walked off the field,
something had been lost, something that needs to be
found before the post-season.
"We need to focus on individual defense," coach
Debbie Belkin Rademacher said. "We needed to play
our best to have an opporlunity against the best,
against Notre Dame.
"We have to get our game together and beat Butler
(the last game of the regular season this Sunday) and
stay mentally strong going into Big Tens."
The Irish outshot Michigan 11-3, dominating regu-
lar play. But it was their specialized strengths that
really gleamed.
"We played to their strengths, they killed us on cor-
ner kicks," Grech said. "We let them win."
"This shouldn't have been a 5-1 game," senior cap-
tain Kacy Beitel said. "We can never go into a game
thinking we can fight back and make up for lost
goals. We have to stay fired up for the full 90 min-
utes, especially against the teams for the rest of the
The Irish lead Michigan 5-0 in the all-time series.
For the season, Notre Dame has only given up 5
goals, making Michigan's tally something of ar
As Michigan's goalie, Grech had a unique perspec-
tive on how the game unfolded. When asked what she
believed should be changed in her teams play, she
replied, "Nothing, if you're talking about the first
half. If we would have continued to play with the
intensity on both defense and offense, we might have
had this game.
"Or at least had a chance."


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