2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 7, 2002
By Michael Nisson
For the Daily
Many people think football is a
rough sport, but most of them have
never seen a rugby practice.
Just by the practices it is clear
that it is one of the most aggressive
club sports that Michigan has to
In one drill, a player was ripped
apart by the skulls of two of his
The collisions sounded like rocks
hurled into a brick wall. Even with
the hard hits, the player still
bounced off the ground as if noth-
ing had happened.
One of the major differences
between rugby and football is the
padding that players wear. In rugby,
manhood seems to take precedence
Dan Mascellino, one of the club's
coaches and a former player, noted
the evolution of padding in rugby.
"We're starting (to wear padding)
now," Mascellino said. "They've got
a little bit of padding. They've got a
light version. I don't want to call
them shoulder pads, but they are
more like shoulder supports.
They've got a little bit of padding,
but no coverings."
Sophomore vice-captain Adam
Kelsey, who plays fly-half (similar
to the quarterback in football),
s why it is
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
sport at 'U'
noted that the camaraderie among
the members of the team is great.
"There are two aspects to the
game, the social aspect and the ath-
letic aspect," Kelsey said. "On this
team everybody is really close.
"It's like being in an interstate
fraternity with all the brotherhood
that you want, but without the
Last Thursday the Michigan club
rugby team had practice out at
Mitchell Field. It was pouring rain,
and the field quickly turned into a
The team promises to warmly
accept newcomers, and then pro-
ceed to knock their butts on the
"We welcome anybody to come
out and join the team," Mascellino
said. "If you've never played rugby,
we'll teach you how.
"You'll make the team guaran-
teed, and you'll probably play the
first weekend in one of the lower
games. We have an 'A' side, a 'B'
side and sometimes a 'C' side team.
That's just your first 15, your next
15 and the next 15 after that."
The team practices from 8 p.m. to
10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays
at Mitchell Field.
It plays games against various
Big Ten teams and also Mid-Ameri-
can Conference teams such as
Who: Katrina Lehman
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills
Position: Middle blocker
Why: Friday against Indiania, Lehman recorded the 376th and 377th
blocks of her career - good enough for the school record that was previ-
ously held by Julia Sterm (1987-1990). Michigan went on to defeat the
Hoosiers in four games and beat Ohio State yesterday in three.
Monday, Oct. 7
W Golf at Women's Collegiate Shootout (Franklin, Ind.), 7:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 8
W Golf at Women's Collegiate Shootout (Franklin, Ind.), 8 a.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
Volleyball vs. Michigan State, 7 p.m.
M Soccer vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
Friday, Oct. JI
W Cross Country at Michigan Intercollegiate (Milford, Mich.), 3 p.m.
M Cross Country at Michigan Intercollegiate (Milford, Mich.), 3:30 p.m.
W Soccer at Purdue, 3 p.m.
Field Hockey at Iowa, 4 p.m.
Volleyball at Penn State, 7 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Niagara (Buffalo, N.Y.), 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 12
Field Hockey vs. Southwest Missouri State (Iowa City), 1 p.m.
Football vs. Penn State, 3:30 p.m.
Ice Hockey vs. Canisius or North Dakota (Buffalo, N.Y.), TBA
Sunday, Oct. 13
M Soccer vs. Michigan State, 2 p.m.
W Soccer at Indiana , 4 p.m.
M Golf at Xavier Invitational
Tuesday. Oct. 15
M Golf at Xavier Invitational
And the winners are ..
Since the beginning of last year's Michigan softball season, people have
been voting for the 25th anniversary All-Time Michigan Softball Team. The
results of the voting were announced last Wednesday.
Runners make their way past Comerica Park at the start of the 25th annual
Detroit Free Press-Flagstar Bank international Marathon yesterday.
Cardinals, Angels knock off last two champs
NEW YORK (AP) - Yankee Sta-
dium, where pennants and World
Series are taken for granted, was
So, too, was the home of the Ari-
zona Diamondbacks, where the
World Series ended so deliriously
and memorably last fall on Luis
Gonzalez's run-scoring, bloop single
in the ninth inning of the seventh
game against the Yankees.
This season is over for the Yan-
kees and Diamondbacks, both of
them taking bruising first-round
losses in playoffs that weren't close.
The Yankees, seeking a fifth
straight American League pennant,
fell first, their pitching helpless and
their defense shaky against a team
with less than half their payroll.
The Anaheim Angels won a play-
off series for the first time in their
42-year history, knocking off the
Yankees three games to one.
There were no fans at Yankee Sta-
dium to greet the team when the
three buses filled with players pulled
up outside at 3 a.m. yesterday.
Manager Joe Torre, looking glum,
was the first off the buses following
the flight home from California.
Players, many still looking dazed,
exchanged goodbyes in the parking
lot, most choosing not to go into the
"We expected to go to the World
Series," Andy Pettitte said.
Game 5 would have been played
at Yankee Stadium yesterday night,
if necessary. It wasn't necessary.
The Yankees clubhouse, with equip-
ment still out yesterday afternoon as
if the next game were just hours
away, was quiet, with only David
Wells and a few others showing up.
There was a banner at the Angels'
Edison Field that read: "Angels -
Team of Destiny." There was anoth-
er that read: "Half of the payroll,
twice the heart."
In truth, this best-of-five series
seemed less about destiny or heart
and more about a flat-out beating by
an Angels team that, for one week,
Anaheim Angels' Benji Gil (left) pours some tequila into the mouth of Adam
Kennedy as the Angels celebrate knocking the Yankees out of the playoffs.
looked sharper in every aspect of
"They brought out the whupping
stick," said Wells, who was pounded
in Anaheim's 9-5 rout Saturday.
"There was not much we could do."
Derek Jeter stood beside Torre on
the top step of the dugout when the
game ended, they and other Yan-
kees fixing in their memory the
scene of the Angels celebrating on
"They hit better, pitched better,
played better defense," Jeter said.
"There's really nothing to analyze.
The just did everything better."
None of the Yankees' starting
pitchers was able to get past the
Their batters were outhit .376 to
.281. In the field, the Yankees' made
four errors and misplayed three
other balls while the Angels had
only two errors.
These Yankees had undergone a
lot of change after last year's World
Series. Paul O'Neill and Scott Bro-
sius retired. Tino Martinez and
Chuck Knoblauch moved to other
teams. The starting pitching began
showing its age, with Roger
Clemens at 40 and Wells at 39.
Twins win ALDS
and stick it to Selig
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Not
only are the Minnesota Twins here
to stay, now they're going home -
to open a most unlikely AL champi-
Brad Radke pitched six-and-two-
thirds dominant innings to beat
Oakland again, and the Twins sur-
vived a late rally to top the Athletics
5-4 yesterday in the decisive game 5
of their division series.
The Twins made their first playoff
appearance in 11 years despite a tiny
payroll and baseball's offseason plan
to eliminate them.
But facing consecutive elimina-
tion games, the Contraction Kids
won 11-2 at the Metrodome on Sat-
urday, then crossed half the conti-
nent to win the tense clincher about
30 hours later.
Mark Ellis' three-run homer with
one out in the ninth, inning brought
the A's within one, and Randy
Velarde singled with two outs before
Ray Durham fouled out to second
baseman Denny Hocking.
The Twins, who ran away with the
American League Central, will face
Anaheim in the ALCS beginning
tomorrow night in Minnesota.
P 1984-87 1987 Big Ten Player of the Year
Util. 1987-90 1989 First-team All-American
Util. 1995-98 Three-time First-team All-American
Util. 1992-95 Two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year
Michigan's career strikeout leader
1B 1996-99 Michigan's career hit and runs leader
1982-85 Two-time Academic AII-American.,
2001 First-team All-American
SS 1988-91 Four-time All-Big Ten
1990-93 Two-time Big Ten Player of the Year
1996-98 Michigan's all-time leader in doubles
1995-98 Three-time All-Big Ten
1982-83 Third on Michigan's strikeout list
1994-97 1997 Big Ten Pitcher of the Year .
2001 Big Ten Player of the Year
American League Divisional Series
Oct. 1, Minnesota 7, OAKLAND 5
OCT. 2, OAKLAND 9, Minnesota 1
OCT. 4, Oakland 6, MINNESOTA 3
OCT. 5, MINNESOTA 11, Oakland 2
YESTERDAY, Minnesota 5 OAKLAND 4
Minnesota wins series 3-2.
Oct. 1, NY Yankees at ANAHEIM 5
Oct. 2, Anaheim at NY YANKEES 6
Oct. 4, Anaheim at NY YANKEES 6
Oct. 5, ANAHEIM at NY Yankees 5
Anaheim wins series 3-1.
National League Divisional Series
Oct. 1, St. Louis 12, ARIZONA 2
Oct. 3, St. Louis 2, ARIZONA 1
Oct. 4, St. Louis 6, ARIZONA 3
Arizona wins series 3-0.
Oct. 2, San Francisco 8, ATLANTA 5
Oct. 3, ATLANTA 7, San Francisco 3
Oct. 5, Atlanta 10 SAN FRANCISCO 2
Yesterday, SAN FRANCISCO 8, Atlanta 3
Series tied 2-2.
Today. San Francisco at ATLANTA, 8:20 P.M.
American League Championship Series
Tomorrow, Anaheim at MINNESOTA, 8:20 P.M.
Oct. 9, Anaheim at MINNESOTA, 8:20 P.M.
Oct. 11, Minnesota at ANAHEIM, 8:20 P.M.
Oct. 12, Minnesota at ANAHEIM, 7:20 P.M.
Oct. 13, Minnesota at ANAHEIM, IF NECESSARY
Oct. 15, Anaheim at MINNESOTA, IF NECESSARY
Oct. 16, Anaheim at MINNESOTA, IF NECESSARY
National League Championship Series
Oct. 9, St. Louis vs. ATL. oR SAN FRAN., 8:20 P.M.
Oct. 10, St. Louis vs. AT. OR SAN FRAN., 8:20 P.M.
Oct, 12, St. Louis vs. ATL. OR SAN FRAN., 4:20 P.M.
Oct. 13, St. Louis vs. ATL OR SAN FRAN., 7:50 P.M.
Oct. 14, St. Louis vs. ATL. OR SAN FRAN., lI NEC.
Oct. 16, St. Louis vs. AT. OR SAN FRAN., IF NEC.
Oct. 17. St. Louis vs. ATL. DR SAN FRAN., IF' NEC.
Miami 4 1
New England 3 2
Buffalo 2 3
NY Jets 1 4
Indianapolis 3 1
Jacksonville 3 1
Houston 1 3
Tennessee 1 4
Baltimore 2 2
Cleveland 2 3
Pittsburgh 1 3
Cincinnati 0 5
Oakland 4 0
San Diego 4 1
Denver 4 1
Kansas City 3 2
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Tampa Bay 20, ATLANTA 6
Oakland 49, BUFFALO 31
NY Giants 21, DALLAS 17
Washington 31, TENNESSEE 14.
INDIANAPOLIS 28, Cincinnati 21
MIAMI 26, New England 13
NEW ORLEANS 32, Pittsburgh 29
Arizona 16, CAROLINA 13
Kansas City 29, NY JETS 25
DENVER 26, San Diego 9
SAN FRANCISCO 37, St. Louis 13
JACKSONVILLE 28, Philadelphia 25