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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsWednesday - October 16, 2002

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY

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Ultimate commitment is

ATbHETE THunE WEEK
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK.

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vital to team
By Sharad Mattu
Daily Sports Writer
For club sports, full commitment
from the players can be difficult to
achieve. The Michigan men's ulti-
mate frisbee team, known as "Mag-
nUM," has been working hard to
break that trend. When asked what
the team is doing to improve, Max
Puchtel, who is in his fourth year
with the team, focused on making
players dedicated to the team.
"To make this team better we have
had more rigorous recruiting sessions
and had more clinics to generate
interest in the program," Puchtel said.
"We have also stepped up the expecta-
tions and commitments we demand
from the players. We now do more
off-season training and conditioning
than ever before. Over the four years
I've been with the team, we have
become much more organized, dedi-
cated and committed."
These efforts have been worth-
while for the team. The growth in
the ultimate frisbee club team is
demonstrated by the fact that it has
had a "B" team the last three years.
It also has around 50 players right
now, more than ever before. This
past weekend, MagnUM visited
Northwestern primarily to give its

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success

Who: Suzie Grech
Hometown: Narberth, Pa.
Position: Goalkeeper

Sport: Women's soccer
Year: Junior

newer members some experience.
MagnUM went 2-3, beating Hope
College and Oberlin's "B" team
while losing to Illinois twice and
Northwestern.
MagnUM has been one of the top
10 clubs for the last three years, and
last season it lost to Wisconsin in
the quarterfinals at the national
tournament.
MagnUM has high hopes for this
year, and to achieve those goals,
Puchtel thinks the team needs to
keep doing what they have been
doing. They practice three times a
week all year, usually on Mitchell
Field, so the players on the team
must be committed.
"Right now the team is focusing on
specific skills and trying to work
together and become real unified,"
Puchtel said. "Conditioning is what's
most important for pretty much every-
one on the team. Because we have
stressed off-season training, we're in
pretty good shape."
This weekend MagnUM hosts a
tournament at Mitchell Field.
"I am real excited to play at home
this weekend," Puchtel said. "A lot
of good teams from the area will be
there, and I hope a lot of people
come see us play. That's the best
way to get interest in the team."

Why: Against Indiana on Sunday, Grech recorded her fifth shutout of the
season with a 2-0 win over the Hoosiers. With two saves, she moved into
second place on Michigan's all-time wins list. With 27 wins, she is
behind Carissa Stewart's school record of 41. Grech
LiISCHEDULE
Tomorrow
W Soccer vs. Notre Dame, 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 18
Field Hockey at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Hockey vs. Merrimack, 7:35 p.m.
Volleyball at Northwestern, 8 p.m.
W Golf at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Saturday, Oct. 19
W Cross Country at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute, Ind.), Noon
Football at Purdue, 12:05 a.m.
M Cross Country at NCAA Pre-Nationals (Terre Haute, Ind.), 12:35 a.m.
Hockey vs. Merrimack, 7:35 p.m.
Volleyball at Wisconsin, 8:30 p.m.
W Golf at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Sunday, Oct. 20
Field Hockey vs. Northwestern, 1 p.m.
W Soccer at Northwestern, 1:30 p.m.
M Soccer at Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m.
W Golf at Mercedes-Benz Collegiate (Knoxville, Tenn.)
W Rgwing at Head of the Charles (Boston)
STROrs BRIEFS

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AP PHOTO
Great Britian's Paula Radcliffe, left, and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya finished the
Chicago Marathon, Sunday. Radcliffe finished first, with a world record time (2:17:18).

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Rally Monkey, Bonds to make
World Series debut on Saturday

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Baseball will have another
wild-card champion.
The San Francisco Giants won the National League pen-
nant on Monday night, setting up a World Series matchup of
second-place teams when they play the American League
champion Anaheim Angels.
Game one is Saturday night at Edison Field, with Barry
Bonds hoping to succeed in his first trip onto baseball's
biggest stage against the Angels, who have never been to the
Series and don't have any players who have, either.
"Saturday, I'll get there finally," Bonds said. "It's pretty
nice. Any World Series is nice."
Neither team has much World Series experience, but they
do have some head-to-head matchups to look back on.
Anaheim won all three spring training Cactus League
matchups this year. But the Giants hold an 11-5 edge in
the regular season, with Bonds homering five times in
those games.
None of that matters now. {
Bonds has waited his entire career for this moment. He
was so close in 1991 and '92, when he fell one game short
with Pittsburgh.
After struggling in his first five trips to the postseason,
Bonds has shined this year with four homers and 10 RBIs to
put himself in position for the title that would punctuate has
sparkling career.
Bonds can ask five of his teammates what the Series is
like. Livan Hernandez and Robb Nen, who were on the only
other wild-card champion with Florida in 1997, when Her-

nandez won the MVP. Reggie Sanders, Kenny Lofton and
Jay Witasick have also been to the Series.
This year's playoffs have shown that second place
truly was best.
In the first seven years of the wild card, only two second-
place teams made it to the Series, with Florida winning it in
1997 and the New York Mets losing two years ago.
The Angels won a franchise-record 99 games in the regu-
lar season but still finished four games behind Oakland in
the AL West. But Anaheim knocked off the four-time
defending AL champion Yankees in the first round and blew
away AL Central champ Minnesota in the ALCS.
"To be with this organization as long as I have, and to feel
the emptiness of the fans all these years, and the pain and
frustration, it's like we're paving a new road here," said Ana-
heim's Tim Salmon, who waited 11 years for this trip.
The Giants (95-66) couldn't catch defending World Series
champion Arizona in the regular season, finishing 2.5
games back in the NL West.
But San Francisco beat NL East winner Atlanta in the
first round, and knocked off Central champion St. Louis in
the NLCS.
San Francisco won its third pennant since leaving New
York after the 1957 season - losing in 1962 to the Yankees
and 1989 to Oakland. The Giants last won it all in 1954.
This will be the first all-California matchup since the Bay
Bridge Series 13 years ago, and the fourth ever.
"A World Series in California. That's crazy," Hernan-
dez said.

After San Francisco defeated St.
Louis Monday night, it joined Ana-
heim in the World Series, which will
begin Saturday night.
Game 1, Saturday, Oct. 19
San Francisco @ ANAHEIM, 7:30 P.M.
Game 2, Sunday, Oct. 20
San Francisco @ ANAHEIM, 7:30 P.M.
Game 3, Tuesday, Oct. 22
Anaheim @ SAN FRANCISCO, 7:30 P.M.
Game 4, Wednesday, Oct. 23
Anaheim @ SAN FRANCISCO, 7:30 P.M.
Game 5, Thursday, Oct. 24 If necessary
Anaheim @ SAN FRANCISCo, 7:30 P.M.
Game 6, Saturday, Oct. 26 If necessary
San Francisco @ ANAHEIM, 7:30 P.M.
Game 7, Sunday, Oct. 27 If necessary
San Francisco @ ANAHEIM, 7:30 P.M.
ALL GAMES ARE ON FOX.

Former 'M' player
rescues man in car
LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) - For-
mer Michigan running back Anthony
Thomas helped pull a man front a
burning car. t
The 2001 rookie of the year for the
Chicago Bears was on his way to visit
another former Wolverine, David Ter-
rell, late Sunday when he saw a smol-
dering car on the road.
"The car was smoking at first, but
it wasn't really on fire," Thomas
said. "But when I got there and I
pulled over, it sounded like, 'Boom,'
and then a tire popped and a big fire
blew out.
"When you see a car fire you
never know if it's going to blow up
or not. So the main thing, I was try-
ing to get the guy away from the car
and get me and my wife away from
the car."
No one was injured. The police
said their report on the incident was
not available.
The Bears had a bye Sunday and
play the Detroit Lions this week.
"Good time to have a bye week, I
guess," Bears coach Dick Jauron
said. "I'm glad I gave him the time
off. He was in the right place at the
right time.
"It doesn't surprise me. He's really

a solid person. That's a greatwstory."
After Terrell found out what hap-
pened, he was quick to tell the tale
to teammates on Monday.
"We've got a super hero on the
team now," Terrell said.
Roar of '84 is being
restored in Detroit
DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit
Tigers, looking for more leadership,
added Kirk Gibson to manager Alan
Trammell's staff yesterday.
Gibson, who won World Series rings
with the Tigers and Los Angeles, will be
Detroit's bench coach after signing a 3-
year deal with the team.
"I think by bringing Gibby aboard
shows we mean business and that we're
serious about turning this around,"
Trammell said yesterday while traveling
to Lakeland, Fla., for meetings.
The Tigers also hired former Detroit
catcher Lance Parrish as bullpen coach
and retained Juan Samuel as a third base
coach. Both signed 2-year contracts.
Last week, Trammell - also a for-
mer Tigers star - became Detroit's
fifth manager since Sparky Anderson's
17-season tenure ended in 1995.
"We're trying to create a structure,
and I believe we've done that with a
staff that includes Gibby, Lance Parrish,
Juan Samuel and (hitting coach) Bruce
Fields," Trammell said.

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DAff SCOREBOARD

NHL SCORES

NFL STANDINGS

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AP PHOTO
Barry Bonds will make his first World
Series appearance this Saturday.

Yesterday's games
Nashvilie at NY ISLANDERS, INC.
Phoenix at OTTAWA, INC.
Toronto at NY RANGERS, INC.
Philadelphia at MONTREAL, INC.
Carolina at ST. Louis, INC.
Florida at MINNESOTA, INC.
Edmonton at DALLAS, INC.

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East
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Miami 5 1
New England 3 3
Buffalo 3 3
NY Jets 1 4'

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San Diego
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East
W
Philadelphia 3
Dallas 3
NY Giants 3
Washington 2

PF
180
152
194
75
PF
114
118
130
66
PF
87
110
127
51
PF
146
175
146
205
PF
165
88
86
106
PF
186
143
102
100
PF
173
112
109
130
PF
115
99
105
102

PA
120
134
204
162
PA
90
95
173
123
PA
101
112
134
181
PA
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118
120
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PA
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120
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PA
145
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84
PA
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South
New Orleans
Tampa Bay
Carolina
Atlanta
North
Green Bay
Chicago
Detroit
Minnesota

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San Francisco 4
Arizona 3
Seattle 1
St. Louis 1
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sunday'sgames
Minnesota 31, DETROIT 24
ATLANTA 17, NY Giants 10
Buffalo 31, HOUSTON 24
DALLAS 14, Carolina 13
INDIANAPOLIS 22, Baltimore 20
MIAMI 24, Denver 13
NEW ORLEANS 43, Washington 27
Pittsburgh 34, CINCINNATI 7
ST. Louis 28, Oakland 13
SAN DIEGO 35, Kansas City 34
Green Bay 28, NEW ENGLAND 10
TAMPA BAY 17, Cleveland 3
Tennessee 23, JACK(SONVILLE 14

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