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The Michigan Daily -- Friday, November 10, 2000 - 13

Women's golf grabs
prized recruit
The Michigan women's golf team
has signed recruit Laura Olin for next
'season.
A graduate of Eden Prairie High
Sdhool in Minnesota, Olin brings to
he. Wolverines a long resume that
inludes back to back Minnesota Golf
of-the Year awards, in which she was
the first female to repeat.
"Laura will be a great addition to our
program," Michigan coach Kathy
Teichert said in a released statement.
"she has done well in the junior tour-
naments and will have some impact
with us next season. She is an all-
around great person and strong stu-
dent-athlete."
ockey date changed
The Michigan hockey game against
the Lake Superior, originally scheduled
for Saturday, Jan. 6 has been moved to
SWnday, Jan. 7, 2001. The faceoff is
now scheduled for an unusual 3:05
p.m. at Yost Ice Arena.

Tourney-toughened
Wolverines face Irish
No. 1 team in nation stands in way of Blue

State beats Wildcats for
first place in CCHA
EAST LANSING -
On the strength of Damon
Whitten's shorthanded goal
at the 5:54 mark of the third
period, No. 4 Michigan
State (6-1-1 overall, 5-1-0
CCHA) slipped past Northern Michigan
5-2-3 overall, 3-2-2 CCHA) last night
in CCHA hockey action.
Michigan State now-reigns at the top
of the CCHA Standings with 10 points.
Michigan and Northern Michigan have
eight.
With the game knotted at 2-2,
Northern Michigan netminder Craig
Kowalski moved in front of his own net
to reach a loose puck. Kowalski whiffed
n the effort to clear the puck as Whitten
applied pressure. The loose puck was
swept up by the rushing Michigan State
forward who banged home the game-
winner.
"It was a fluke goal to win the game
on," Michigan State coach Ron Mason
said. "You won't get those all the time.
Five-on-five it was a pretty even battle."
For Northern Michigan, Bruce
Cockburn added two goals in a game
Michigan State dominated on special
rams, scoring all three of its goals each
on special teams.
-Stq#,- frpots
CBS talks to Knight,
but doesn't offer deal
NEW YORK (AP) - -Bob Knight is
not headed to a TV booth any time soon.
Knight, fired in September after near-
30 years as Indiana's coach, had talks
with CBS Sports about a job as a college
basketball commentator, but the sides
did not conic to an agreement. i
CBS has an opening for a college bas-
ketball analyst to work alongside veteran
play-by-play announcer Dick Enberg.
Enberg's previous partner, Al McGuire,
stepped down shortly before the NCAA
Tournament last season because of ill-
ness.
There has been contact between
Snight and other networks.
Baker wins his third
Manager of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) -Dusty Baker
won the National League Managerof the
Yearaward for a record third time yester-
day after leading the San Francisco
iants to the best record in the major
eagues,
Baker received 30 of 32 first-place
votes, one second and one third for 154
points in voting by the Baseball Writers'
Association of America.
Tony La Russa of the St. Louis
Cardinals was second with 59 points, get-
ting one first, 16 seconds and six thirds.

By Sam Duwe
Daily Sports Wnter
It's like in an elementary spelling bee.
The judge asks the remaining oppo-
nents to spell a word. Notre Dame is up
first.
U-N-D-E-F-E-A-T-E-D
Michigan cringes, and gets its word.
F-R-1-G-H-T-E-N-E -
Luckily, it's not grammar school. It's
the NCAA women's soccer Tournament.
And it's the second round, pitting the
Wolverines against the top-ranked Irish,
in South Bend on Sunday.
Nobody said this is going to be easy
for Michigan, who finished as the run-
ner-up in the Big Ten Championship last
Sunday. Receiving an at-large bid for the
NCAA tournament, the Wolverines
squeaked past Miami (Ohio) on
Wednesday, in a 4-3 double-overtime
game. .
And now it's Notre Dame, who has
been patiently waiting for an opponent,
resting through the first round.
It's been a big year for the Iris, who
went undefeated (20-0-1) and dominated
the Big East, winning the championship
for the sixth year in a row ---- the sixth
year the team has been a member.
Notre Dame lost in the NCAA finals
last year, and has continued its stellar
Harners
seek top-
two finish
at Regional
By Rhonda Gilmer
Daily Sports Writer
After a week of rest and reflection
the Michigan women's cross countryv
team is looking to bring back the
tempo as it competes at NCAA
Regionals this Saturday at I11 a m.
on Eagle Crest Colf Course in
Ypsilanti.
The Wolverines are hoping to
place in the top two.
"If we run soli like we've run all
year we should be allright," senior
Lisa Ouellet said.
Placing in the top two will allow
the Wolverines to move on. But this
will not be without difficulties. The
Wolverines will again be matched
against Wisconsin.
The Badgers beat out the
Wolverines during the Big Ten
Tournament for the team title on
Oct. 29. In addition, they will be rac-
ing 6 kilometers instead of 5K --- the
distance of previous meets.
"Now if we don't run well, we
won't be able to go to the next meet
- qualifying for NCAA champi-
onships," senior Katv Radkewich
said. "'im hoping for a good perfor-
mance for myself as well as my
team. So we can add another week to
our season.
If the team advances to the NC AA
Championships next week, then run-
ning 6K will again be required.
Seniors Radkcwich. OucI let,
Katie azwinski, .Jul i roud. Eri n

play this season. Manhandling its sched-
ule, the team has been scored upon a
total of six times all season.
But not all is darkness - there is hope
for Michigan.
Out of the half dozen goals that Notre
Dame has allowed, one of them was
scored by a Wolverine, Marie
Spaccarotella, two weeks ago.
The first half of that game yielded
strong play by Michigan, and although
that play dissipated in the second, it
showed the team's potential despite the
5-1 loss.
"We have to be the aggressive ones on
Sunday," Michigan coach Debbie
Belkin-Rademacher said.
"We showed we can hold our own
when we played Notre Dame in the reg-
ular season -we just have to keep our
focus and be on be on the ball the whole
game.
Boiled down, it sounds simple.
"Don't let the ball in the net, score a
goal, she said.
Kacy Beitel, team captain and one of
the heroines of the Miami game, agreed
that there is a chance, be it slim.
"We need to capitalize on an early
goal," Beitel said. "Then we need to play
solid, solid defense"
And the defense will revoke around
senior goaltender C 'arrisa Stewart.
Continued from Page 12
time began.
The Nittany Lins played with
energy bursts between breathing
breaks. Finally, Derek Potteiger
scored Penn State's game-winning
goal.
"We are a fit team, and we were
not going to be outworked," Burns
said. "Penn State was a broken team
there at the end, and it could have
very easily been us scoring the last
goal."
For the Michigan freshmen, this
season stood as learning ground
with the future ahead. For the
seniors, this game was the end.
"There were some tears in the
tent, obviously, with some of those
guys knowing their career is over.
Burns said. "But here is a new pro-
gram, and these guys are able to say
that they were the forefathers. They
established the norms, and they
established the traditions."

Sophomore Abby Crumpton (22) and her Michigan teammates need to borrow the
luck of the Irish to get past No. 1 Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.

Berenson to
miss game
tonight
BULLDOGS
Continued from Page 12
our fans take advantage of the chances
we have tonight." Po
Tonight's game will be a little
unusual for Michigan. The Wolvennes
will be missing some one - coach
Red Berenson, who is at the Hocke:
Hall of Fame in Toronto as part'of;
ceremony honoring the 1972
Canadian Summit Series team asto
"Team of the Century."
The Summit Series was an erihi-
game series pitting a team of ai
All-Stars - one of whom ;i'
Berenson - from Canada agaist( r
team of stars from the Soviet Union.
The Canadians' eventual triumph ona
Paul Henderson goal in Game Eighia..
generally considered one of the smgle
greatest moments in the history of the
sport.
This is only the second game
Berenson has missed in his 17 seasons
in Ann Arbor. But the Wolverines
don't seem to think that his absence
will have a huge impact on tonight's
game.
"It'll be a little bit different, but
we've just got to play like we've been
practicing all week and make it hap
pen," Kosick said.

Stewart, who has played every other
game this year, alternating with Suzie
Grech, won the respect of her coach and
team with her numbers and her presence.
It was this respect that put her in the net
for the postseason.
This will also be the fourth year she
has played in the NCAA 'Ournament.
"The goals that have been scored were
not her fault, but rather had to do with a
defensive breakdown," Rademacher said
after Wednesday's game. "The regular
season was a test for Carrisa, I believe
she is ready."

Does the leprechaun have a soft
underbelly?
"They have a new keeper in the net
this year," Stewart said. "That might be a
weakness."
But regardless of offense and defense,
weakness or strength, one thing is cer-
tain.
"Debbie will have these kids ready to
play, no doubt about it," Notre Dame
coach Randy Waldrum said. "We are
definitely not going to see the same team
that we did two weeks ago - this is a
new stage in the game."

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Wolverines edge
competition.

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out much younger

NCAA basketball
Yesterday's games
No. 7 Kansas 99, No. 17 UCLA 98
ST JOHNS 62, No. 12 Kentucky 61
NCAA football
No. 24 GEORGIA TECH 35, Virginia 0
e NHL
esterday's games
4OSTON 2, Ottawa 1
HILADELPHIA 2, Edmonton 0
oLUMBuS 5, San Jose 2
UFFALo 3, NY Islanders 0
NY RANGERS 5, Washington 3
COLORADO 3, St Louis 3 (OT)
Vancouver at Los Angeles, inc.
today's games
Toronto at Carolina, 7 p.m.
Montreal at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m.

"We're ready to go, physically we
want this," Oucllet said.
Also filling out the pack are
sophomores Katie Easton and Jane
Martineau and freshman Lindsey
Gallo.
The field should not come as a
shock.
Earlier this season the Wolverines
competed against top ranked teams
like No. 2 Stanford and No. 3
Wisc onsin.
The team took second in meets
against both of those teams showing
their strength of schedule and help-
ing to determine their current No. 10
ranking.
With this as a deciding factor, the
Wolverines should be ready for this
meet.
Michigan held its own level of
intensity throughout the entire sea-
son.
During the regular season, three
match titles, along with two second
place finished helped the Wolverines
move hioher un in the national rank-

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