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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - November 25, 2002 - 3B

FRIDAY'S GAME
Notre Dame 2
Michigan 4
SATURDAY'S GAME
W Notre Dame 4
Michigan 3
FRIDAY'S GAME
Michigan 4, Notre Dame 2
Notre Dame 0 1 1-2
Michigan 2 2 0-4
First period - 1, MICH, John Shouneyia 3 (unas-
sisted) 6:11 (pp); 2, MICH, Andrew Ebbett 3 (unas-
sisted) 19:49. Penalties -Joe Zurenko, ND
(boarding) 4:16; Jason Ryznar, MICH (obstruction-
holding) 10:16; Notre Dame (delaying the game)
12:50; David Moss, MICH (diving) 16:23.
Second period- 3, MICH, Michael Woodford 2
(Nick Martens) 2:44; 1, ND, Brett Lebda 1 (unas-
sisted) 16:33; 2, MICH, Mark Mink 5 (Dwight Helmi-
nen, Danny Richmond). Penalties - Evan Nielsen,
N, (interference) 6:06; Andrew Ebbett, MICH
(roughing) 9:23; Mike Roemensky, MICH (tripping)
10:53; Eric Nystrom, MICH (roughing after the whis-
tle) 11:25; Connor Dunlop, ND (roughing after the
whistle) 11:25; Eric Werner, MICH (roughing after
the whistle) 11:25; Aaron Gill, ND(roughing after
the whistle) 11:25; Connor Dunlop, ND (roughing
after the whistle) 11:25; Jake Wiegand, ND (rough-
ing after the whistle) 14:08; Danny Richmond, MICH
(roughing after the whistle) 14:08; Evan Nielsen, ND
(roughing after the whistle) 14:08; Milan Gajic,
MICH (roughing after the whistle) 14:08;
Michael Chin, ND (roughingsafter the whistle) 14:08;
John Shouneya, MICH (roughing after the whistle)
14:08; Chris Trick, ND (roughing after the whistle)
14:08; Nick Martens, MICH (roughing after the
whistle) 14:08; Alex Lalonde, ND (roughing after the
whistle) 14:08; Jeff Tambellini, MICH (roughing after
the whistle) 14:08; Alex Lalonde (slashing) 14:08,
Third period - 2, ND, Jake Wiegand 1(Aaron Gill,
Neil Komadoski) 0:58. Penalties - Charlie Hender-
son, MICH (charging) 9:13; Brett Lebda, ND (minor
penalty) 12:36; Mark Mink, MICH (roughing) 17:02.
Shots on goal: ND 615-16 37; MICH 7125 24. Power
plays: NDOof 7; MICH 1of 5.
Saves - ND, Cey 20; MICH, Montoya 35.
At: Yost Ice Arena. Attendance: 6,776.
SATURDAY'S GAME
Notre Dame 4, Michigan 3
Notre Dame 0 1 3-4
Michigan 1 1 1-3
First period- 1, MICH, Dwight Helminen 5 (unas-
sited) 6:45 (SH); Penalties - Rob Globke, ND (goal-
tender interference) 0:51; Neil Komadoski, ND
(cross-checking) 2:51; Milan Gajic, MICH (slashing)
5:58; Michael Woodford, UM (tripping) 10:01; Team,
ND (too many on ice) 10:58; John Shouneyia, MICH
___ (high-sticking) 19:28
Second period - 2, ND, Rob Globke 8 (Evan
Nielsen) 3:44; 3, Eric Nystrom 5 (Milan Gajic, John
Shouneyia) 16:28 (PP); Penalties - Brandon
Rogers, MICH (roughing after the whistle) 8:06;
Mike Walsh, ND (roughing after the whistle) 8:06;
Milan Gajic, UM (goaltender interference) 9:34;
Alex Lalonde, ND (obstruction-hooking) 13:43; Joe
Zurenko, ND (roughing) 16:17.
Third period - 4, ND, Tom Galvin 1 (Connor Dunlop,
Rob Globke) 5:26; 5, ND, Cory McLean 3 (Neil
Komadoski) 14:20; 6, UM, Milan Gajic 3 (Dwight
Helminen, Eric Werner) 16:05; 7, ND, Rob Globke 9
(Connor Dunlop, Joe Zurenko) 16:20. Penalties -
Brandon Kaleniecki, UM (roughing) 2:48; David
Moss, MICH (obstruction-hooking) 6:37; Neil Koma-
doski, ND (high-sticking) 10:48; Jake Weigand (hold-
ing) 12:07.
Shots on goal: ND 11-13-7 31; MICH 9-5-14 28. Power
plays: ND 0 of 6; MICH 1 of 7. Saves - LSSU, Cey 25;
MICH, Montoya 27.
At: Yost Ice Arena. Attendance: 6,698.
HOW THEY FARED

No.1 Boston College (9-1-1) lost to No. 2
New Hamsphire 3-2, def. Northeastern 4-1
No.2 New Hampshire (7-2-2) def. No. 1
Boston College 3-2. lost to No. 7 Maine 4-1.
No. 3 North Dakota Denver (11-1-0) def.
Wisconsin 2-0, def. Wisconsin 3-2.
No. 4 Denver (10-2-2) tied Alaska-
Anchorage 2-2. def. Alaska-Anchorage
3-1.
No. 5 Michigan (9-2-1) def. Notre Dame 4-
2, lost to Notre Dame 4-3.
No. 6 Colorado College (9-1-2) did not
play
No. 7 Maine (9-1-1) def. No. 2 New Hamp-
shire 2-1.
No. 8 Cornell (6-1.0) def. No. 15 Har-
vard 5-2, def. Brown 5-0.
No. 9 Minnesota (7-3-3) def. Michigan
Tech 4-2, def. Michigan Tech 2-1.
No. 10 Boston University (6-3-2) def.
Mass.-Lowell 3-2

'M' lacks
" "
drive In
defeat
By Bob Hunt
Daily Sports Writer

STEVE
JACKSON

Entrepreneur Burns will

Michigan coach Red Berenson
talked with his team during practice all
week about the desperation the
Wolverines would need if they werex
going to sweep Notre Dame and stay
unbeaten in the CCHA.a
But that desperation was far from
the Wolverines' radar screen for mosty
of this weekend.<
Playing its most talented opponent
since it lost to North Dakota Oct. 12,
Michigan was outworked by Notre
Dame. The Wolverines were outshot in
both games in a weekend for the first
time this season. If not for a couple
breaks and an outstanding perform- Sophomore Eric Nystrom gave the Wolveri
ance by freshman goaltender Al Mon- Saturday. But Notre Dame rallied behind t
toya on Friday night, the Wolverines though, was not because they didn't
easily could have been swept. get powerplay opportunities. Michi-
"There are a lot of areas where we gan had seven chances with an extra
didn't match their intensity," sophomore man on Saturday - including a 41-
forward Milan Gajic said. "Everything second two-man advantage midway
they did was hard and it seemed like through the third period - and five
there were points where we didn't do it on Friday night, but it only capitalized
as hard as them, not even close. That has on two of them.
to hit you in the head." Down the final stretch on Saturday,
Through the first five periods of the Wolverines started to show a little
play this weekend, the Irish outshot the more determination as Gajic, Jeff Tam-
Wolverines 61-38 and generated many bellini and Michael Woodford all had
more scoring opportunities. Until Eric chances to tie the game. But it wasn't
Nystrom gave the Wolverines the lead enough to beat Irish goaltender Mor-
late in the second period on Saturday, gan Cey.
Michigan had just two shots on net for "The first time this whole weekend
the period In that period the Irish got when we played with desperation was
in the Wolverines' faces, blocking half in the third period," Montoya said.
of the shots they attempted. "But that's how we have to play every
The Wolverines' lack of chances, single night every period."
leers defend Montoy;

RYAN WEINER/Daily
ines a 2-1lead late in the second period
hree third-period goals to notch the 4-3 win.
Michigan had handled its opponents
for the most part this season, but until
this weekend, the only team with a
winning record that the Wolverines
faced was North Dakota. Its first three
CCHA opponents - Alaska-Fair-
banks, Bowling Green and Lake Supe-
rior - have a combined conference
record of 3-21-3.
But now the schedule gets much
tougher, and the Wolverines know that
they are going to have to put up a bet-
ter effort if they are going come out on
top against their upcoming opponents.
"I've tried to be honest with every-
one saying that we've played well
enough against teams that haven't
won much," Berenson said. "But
these are the tougher tests for our
team now."
a in seru-m

By Kyle O'Neill
Daily Sports Writer
There are unwritten rules in hockey.
Unwritten rule 85.a says don't mess with the opposing
team's goalie.
Unwritten rule 85.b states that if you violate 85.a, expect
that goalie's team to annihilate you and your teammates.
On Friday night Notre Dame violated 85.a and found out
how badly Michigan was going to
enforce 85.b. HOCKEY
With 14:08 left in the second period,
Michigan goalie Al Montoya was tripped Notebook
by one of the Fighting Irish after the
whistle had blown. Before the perpetrator could get into his
next stride he found five Wolverines circling, then pounding
on him.
"It makes me feel real confident as a goaltender when my
teammates will he there for me and stick un for me no matter

what," Montoya said.
It was obvious that the five Wolverines on the ice -
defensemen Nick Martens and Danny Richmond and for-
wards Milan Gajic, John Shouneyia and Jeff Tambellini -
were only thinking about avenging their blindsided teammate
and not the size advantage that each of the Fighting Irish had.
Forward Michael Chin had two inches and 26 pounds on
Martens.
Senior Jake Wiegand had three inches and 46 pounds on
the freshman Richmond.
Defenseman Chris Trick was five inches taller and 39
pounds heavier than Tambellini.
Shouneyia and Gajic were outsized against their two oppo-
nents as well, giving three inches and 15 pounds each to for-
ward Alex Lalonde and defenseman Evan Nielson.
Yet, the Wolverines stood their ground in the five-on-five
standoff. Shouneyia even took control of his bout with
Lalonde thanks to a solid headlock.
"It was a good sign that both teams were emotionally
involved in the game ... but it's unnecessary and we don't
need (any fighting) after the whistle," Michigan coach Red
Berenson said. "You worry about the other team taking liber-
ties with your goalie."
Montoya was hit unintentionally just once after the 10-man
melee, and even Notre Dame goalie Morgan Cey felt his fair
share of whacks when Michigan forward Charlie Henderson
was penalized for accidentally running into him.
"I hope (the final shot on Montoya) wasn't intentional,"
Berenson said. "You don't want to get into the battle of run-
ning into each other's goalies. That's why I don't think they
would. If they were running into our goalie and we run into
theirs, that eliminates two great goalies."
BOUNCING BACK: For Montoya, the hits he took on Friday
aren't the only thing he'll have to recover from this weekend.
The freshman goalie gave up four goals for the third time
this season in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Fighting Irish - the
first two letdowns were against North Dakota in a 5-4 over-
time loss and Bowling Green in a 6-4 win.
Michigan fans can take solace in the fact that each time
Montoya has given up four or more goals in a game, he has
rebounded spectacularly. He shut out Merrimack following
the North Dakota loss and gave up just one goal to the Fal-
cons after allowing four the previous night.
"I'm going to put (the Notre Dame) game behind me, move
on and play at my best next weekend," Montoya said.

make soccer
Michigan men's soccer coach
Steve Burns helped launch
the coffee house prolifera-
tion of Ann Arbor. And despite nar-
rowly missing the NCAA
Tournament this year, his latest
project may be just as successful.
A life-long entrepreneur, Burns
and his wife, Judy, borrowed
$20,000 in 1991 and started selling
cappuccinos, frappuccinos, espres-
sos and lattes from a curbside stand
near the corner of South University
and East University. It was an
instant success. Burns cashed out
quickly and went on to start two
other small businesses (an adven-
ture travel company
in Costa Rica and a Burns is pouri
semi-pro soccer and soul into
franchise in Michi-
gan) before return- Michigan soc
ing to his alma successful bu
mater for his great-
est challenge -_ venture to da
turning Michigan
into a "soccer school."
"My personality is I like to start
things from nothing, nurture them,
watch them grow and make them
great," Burns said. "I get a kick out
of that. I find this extra source of
energy deep inside and use that to
get all the little details done - to
make something out of nothing."
Burns may not be the most expe-
rienced coach in the country, and he
may not be beloved by every player
on his team. But one thing is for
sure - Burns is a builder. And he
is pouring his heart and soul into
making Michigan soccer his most
successful business venture to date.
When he arrived on campus,
Michigan had no varsity soccer pro-
gram, and the men's club team was
nothing to write home about. He
started by changing the expecta-
tions of how much work a club
team needed to do. After cracking
up the commitment of his players,
Burns led the Wolverines to a 121-
51-26 (.677) record in seven years
as head coach, including back-to-
back club national titles in 1997
and 1998.
Burns, who captained the club
team as a student in the 1980s, was
inspirational in the process of
bringing varsity status to the men's
soccer club. When he was named
the program's first head coach in
1999, the building process started
all over again.
"I know that I loved starting busi-
nesses, and soccer is a business so I
decided to go about the business of
being a coach," Burns said. "I
always hoped that I would be able
to get this program started. It's been
really kind of a fairy tale, taking
this thing from just plans on paper
and making it real."
In each of Burns first three sea-
sons, the Wolverines have improved.
After a 6-10-0 opening campaign,
Michigan stormed out to a 7-1 start
last season. But the Wolverines fell
apart down the stretch, finishing with
a 10-7-1 record and missing the
NCAA Tournament.
This season, Michigan faced its
toughest schedule to date, including
games against new opponents like
California-Santa Barbara and Yale.
The Wolverines weathered the
storm of its sub-par start by finish-
ing the year with a bang. Despite
playing without star midfielder
Knox Cameron for the last several
weeks of the season, Michigan fin-

in
m
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to

big business
ished second in the Big Ten regular
season standings and lost in the
championship game of the Big Ten
Tournament. With an all-time best
record of 11-7-2, the Wolverines
appeared to be a lock for the post-
season.
All the players dressed nicely for
the ESPNEWS cameras and stood
together in Crisler Arena as they
anxiously awaited the announce-
ment of the program's first NCAA
berth.
But then came the bad news -
the brackets were filled with 48
other teams and Michigan's season
was done.
Players reacted with
g his heart a variety of emotions
raking ranging from sadness
and bewilderment to
er his most bitter disappointment
iness and even anger.
But Burns didn't
waste time complain-
ing about who was on
the selection committee or lament-
ing his team's unfortunate setback.
He was already looking forward to
a 2003 season with 10 returning
starters and just one departing sen-
ior (Robert Turpin). Amid all this
emotional turmoil, Burns knew that
this was the best thing for the suc-
cess of the program.
"Is this the best thing? In the long
term, I'd say yes at the expense of
short-term expectations and short-
term desires," Burns said.
This stumbling block will leave a
sting in the hearts of Michigan's
leaders, and will provide the entire
team with a limitless source of
motivation between now and next
September.
"When it's a Thursday morning in
the middle of February and it's cold
and dark and all the guys are
sleepy-eyed, we will pull this out.
That will give us all the motivation
we need to get us over the edge,"
Burns said.
This incident is just the sort of
juice that can force budding stars
like Cameron, Peter Dzubay and
Mychal Turpin to become the lead-
ers that Burns needs them to be to
reach the next level. They have seen
what it takes to start strong and to
compete with Indiana, Penn State
and the other elite teams of the col-
lege soccer world. They know what
they can accomplish together, and
they have the motivation to get
there next year.
I'm excited about watching this
team take the field next season, but
performance is just part of Burns'
vision. And he won't relax until Michi-
gan soccer becomes the most success-
ful business enterprise of his life.
"I won't sit back and put my feet
up until we have a nationally compet-
itive team playing on a soccer-only
field with lights and more than 2,500
fans at every game," Burns said.
That's an impressive vision for a
team that still needs to shoo away
the intramural softball players
before its home matches at Elbel
Field. But as unlikely as it sounds, I
actually expect to come back to Ann
Arbor in a few years, grab a cap-
puccino and watch with thousands
of other soccer fans as the Wolver-
ines knock off Indiana, Wake Forest
or UCLA.
Steve Jackson can be reached at
sjackso@umich.edu.

ALYSSA WOOD/Daily
Michigan defenseman Nick Martens was one of 10 players
penalized for extracurricular activity behind the Michigan net.

IRISH
Continued from Page 18
Two minutes later, Gajic took a pass
from Michigan goalie Al Montoya dur-
ing a Notre Dame line change and skat-
ed in for another good look. But Cey
was there again.
Finally, with 3:55 left, the Wolverines
were able to capitalize on an opportuni-
ty. Defenseman Eric Werner held off
Notre Dame's pressure and kept the
puck in its zone. It caromed forward to
center Dwight Helminen, who skated in
on the one Irish defender still back. Just
as it appeared he might be forced aside,
Helminen whipped a pass across the ice
to Gajic, who slammed it in.
The crowd erupted into a frenzy, but

the celebration was short-lived.
On their first possession after Michi-
gan's tying goal, the Fighting Irish put a
lot of pressure on Montoya. The Glen-
view, Ill. native stopped the initial sh'ot,
but four loose rebounds in front of the
net proved to be too much. Notre
Dame's Rob Globke finally forced the
puck home for his second goal of the
night to lead his team to an upset.
"I kicked the puck out on the third
shot," Montoya said. "But I didn't even

have time for the (next shot)."
It was Notre Dame's first regular-sea-
son win at Yost Ice Arena since Oct. 22,
1982. Since rejoining the CCHA in
1992-93, the Fighting Irish had com-
piled a 0-14-1 record in Ann Arbor
before Saturday night.
"They just kept working," said Gajic
of Notre Dame. "They never gave up.
They never laid back. We knew it was
going to happen, but for some reason
we decided not to pay attention."

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