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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 9, 2002

CLUBSPORTsWEEKLY
Ultimate frisbee earns
bragging rights over Irish

Knockout blow

By Waldemar Centeno
Daily Sports Writer

Ultimate frisbee is a game of speed,
agility and judgment.
Although many spectators believe
that ultimate frisbee is a sport played by
pot-smoking hippies, the athletes that
participate in serious collegiate frisbee
are physically fit.
As defending national champions,
the Michigan ultimate frisbee club team
faced Notre Dame in a grudge match to
decide which team will be the victor of
the Dave Baldwin Memorial Tourna-
ment.
The defense-minded Wolverines
entered the ultimate frisbee tournament
with their eyes set on the trophy.
In ultimate frisbee, whichever team
scores 15 goals before its opponent does
will win the game.
Michigan took all the bragging rights
by beating Notre Dame 15-8 for its
fourth-straight Dave Baldwin Memorial
Tournament championship and also
gained momentum entering the regular
season.
"Personally I didn't find it to be that
good of a game," senior captain Andrew
Brix said. "In the long run, Notre Dame
is not one of our toughest opponents."
The tournament began with Michigan
beating Tulane in its quarterfinal game.
Indiana forfeited to the Wolverines in
their semifinal game, setting up a
matchup between Michigan and region-
al foe Notre Dame in the finals.
Because of the dreadful weather
experienced in Tennessee, where the
tournament began, the two teams decid-
ed to hold the final game in Ann Arbor,
where the Wolverines could use their
indoor facilities.
In game action, a quick Michigan
front gained the first possession of the
game and didn't waste any time with it.

The Wolverines needed just three
throws en route to their first score of the
game.
The match continued with a casual
feel to it. With Michigan went up 6-1,
Notre Dame struck back with a physi-
cally offensive charged that cut the lead
down to two 7-5.
Notre Dame scored in bunches, as
Michigan lost its composure for a few
possessions. Bad passes and sloppy play
in general gave Notre Dame a chance to
get back in the game.
Despite Notre Dame's persistent
effort, Michigan began to dominate, as
junior defensive captain Craig Frank-
land aggressively protected the Michi-
gan goal. While Notre Dame began to
gain momentum at the end of the game,
Frankland made an extraordinary goal
line stop that resulted in a Michigan
score.
"Craig Frankland had a really big
game," Brix said. "His huge defense
towards the end with a couple of great
grabs in the air helped propel us to vic-
tory."
Also, seniors Nick Reeck and Max
Puchtel had an exceptional game
against Notre Dame.
Reeck had a number of great deep
throws for Michigan, and Puchtel
caught numerous impressive grabs dur-
ing the game.
Michigan's preseason ends on a won-
derful note with it capturing the presea-
son championship.
Now the Wolverines will focus on
their regular season matchups in Jan-
uary against regional opponents like
Notre Dame, Michigan State and oth-
ers.
"Notre Dame is a team we have to
beat to get to nationals," Brix said. "We
have been to nationals the last four
years, and we hope to continue that
trend."

The Ziigan &BIdI
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Who: LeeAnn Bies Sport: Women's bask~etball
Hometown: Lakeview, MI Year: Senior
Position: Forward
Why: Bies recorded 31 points - the second best total of her career -
including 13 of Michigan's final 15 points of the first half in Michigan's
loss yesterday. She also tallied 12 rebounds, marking her second double-
double of her career. She made All-Tournament team for the tournament. Ies
'M' SCHEDULE
Tuesday, Dec. 10
W Basketball at Oakland, 7 p.m.
Wednesday. Dec. 11
M Track/Field in Intrasquad Meet, 6 p.m.
W Track/Field in Intrasquad Meet, 6 p.m.
M Basketball vs. Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

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Thursday, Dec.12
M Track/Field in Intrasquad Meet, 6 p.m.
W Track/Field in Intrasquad Meet, 6 p.m.

1p

"P'PHOTO
Christy Martin (left) swings at Mia St. John on Friday at the Silverdome.
Martin won the WBC pound-for-pound match by unanimous decision.
Gra pplers struggle
in frst tournament

Saturday, Dec. 14
M Basketball vs. Charleston Southern, 12:30 p.m.
W Basketball vs. Seton Hall, 3 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Cleveland State, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 15
M Gymnastics in Intrasquad Meet, 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 21
W Basketball vs. Colorado State, 11:30 a.m.
M Basketball vs. Vanderbilt, 2:30 p.m.
Monday. Dec. 23
M Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 28
M Basketball at Eastern Michigan, 11 a.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 1
Football vs. Florida, Outback Bowl, 11 a.m.
DAMLYSCOREBOARD

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BRIEFS

No surprise: Lions
find way to lose
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Two bad
NFL teams needed overtime to deter-
mine which was worse yesterday.
Bill Gramatica kicked a 42-yard
field goal with 10:48 left in overtime
as the Arizona Cardinals snapped a
six-game losing streak with a 23-20
victory over the Detroit Lions, who
lost their fifth consecutive game over-
all and 15th straight on the road.
Gramatica also had field goals of 29
and 41 yards. The 41-yarder tied the
game 20-20 with 3:20 in regulation.
The Cardinals (5-8) never led until his
final field goal.
The game was the 21st this season
to go to overtime, tying the 1995
league record.
Yankees' proposal
forces Stanton out

NEW YORK (AP) - Mike Stanton
was starting a weekend snowboarding in
the Adirondacks when his phone rang.
The New York Yankees, the team he
helped to three World Series titles and
four AL pennants in six seasons, had
called his agent at 5:15 p.m. Friday
with an ultimatum: Accept a $4.6 mil-
lion, two-year contract in the next 15
minutes or be cut loose.
New York made identical offers to
Stanton and two other free agent left-
handed relievers: Chris Hammond and
Mark Guthrie. First one to accept gets it.
Stanton didn't even bother to
respond, and his career with the Yan-
kees came to an end when Saturday's
midnight deadline passed for free
agents to re-sign with their former
clubs. Hammond's agent and New
York then started working on a two-
year contract for about $5 million.
"I don't think I've done anything to
take a pay cut," Stanton said. "The
way they rang it down, it was a
shock."

By Eric Chan
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan wrestling team trav-
eled to Las Vegas this weekend and
didn't gamble a penny. But it still man-
aged to come back to Ann Arbor with-
out something it had when it left -
the Cliff Keen Invitational title.
The Wolverines - ranked sixth in
the country according to Wrestling
International News Magazine -
finished a disappointing seventh
place in the tournament that they
won last season.
"We definitely didn't wrestle our
best - that's for sure," Michigan
coach Joe McFarland said. "We were
inconsistent and need to do a better job
preparing for our matches."
The Wolverines' struggles started in
the first day of the two-day tournament,
with the team able to place just two
wrestlers - A.J. Grant at 125 pounds
and Ryan Bertin at 157 - in the semifi-
nals. Grant, who finished in fifth place,
was pinned by No. 1 Chris Fleeger from
Purdue in the semifinals. He then
dropped a tough match to unseeded Ben
Vombaur from Boise State.
In the second period of his semifinal
match against Ohio State's Keaton
Anderson, Bertin hurt his ankle. Bertin
tried to wrestle with the injury but was
clearly not himself. He was forced to
forfeit the match by injury default.
"The ankle was a little sore today.
(Bertin) is going to take some time off
the mat for now," McFarland said.
Kyle Smith, Michigan's only top-seed-
ed wrestler, was upset in the quarterfi-
nals by No. 8 Emmett Wilson from
Montana State by a score of 5-2. Smith
finished the tournament in seventh place.
"Kyle didn't have a good tourna-
ment," McFarland said. "He looked
flat and didn't wrestle with enough
intensity. I'm sure he's disappointed,
but Kyle will be back."
The only wrestler who wrestled up
to his seed was 133-pounder Foley
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Dowd. Dowd was seeded third and fin-
ished there as well. Dowd had a tough
road to the podium though, having to
wrestle seven matches - four of
which were against seeded opponents.
"(Dowd) lost a tough match in the
quarterfinals but did a great job com-
ing back and taking third in a tough
weight class," McFarland said.
Luckily for Michigan, Dowd was not
the only bright spot. Freshmen R.J.
Boudro (174 pounds) and Greg Wagner
(heavyweight) did not end up placing
in the invitational, but wrestled strong
tournaments, each finishing with 3-2
records. The unseeded Boudro pulled
off Michigan's only upset in the tourna-
ment, beating No. 5 Matt Erwin of the
Virginia Military Institute.
"Wagner and Boudro both wrestled
well," McFarland said. "They're young
and the tournament was great experience
for them. I'm sure there is a lot they can
take away from it. They competed hard,
which is the most important thing."
Minnesota won the tournament
with 131 points, ahead of Illinois and
Ohio State, which had 123.5 and
118.5 points, respectively. Michigan
finished with 87 points.
"It's still early in the season, and
this was our first tournament,"
McFarland said. "Hopefully, we can
work the bugs out."

Atlantic Division
New Jersey
Philadelphia
N.Y. Rangers
Pittsburgh
N.Y. Islanders

W
15
12
12
11
11

Northeast Division

Boston
Ottawa
Toronto
Montreal
Buffalo

W
18
14
13
11
7

L
7
7
13
9
13
L
4
7
12
10
14
L
8
10
9
14
14

Southeast Division

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NHL STANDINGS

NFL STANDINGS
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Tampa Bay
Carolina
Florida
Washington
Atlanta

W
13
12
9
12
7

WESTERN CONFERENCE
Central Division
W L
Detroit 15 7
St. Louis 15 7
Chicago 11 12
Columbus 10 13
Nashville 6 12

Pts
33
31
29
28.
25
Pts
40
32
28
28
19
Pts
32
31
28
26
18
Pts
35
34
25
24
20
Pts
36
35
31
29
21
Pts
39
29
27
24
22

New England 8 !
Miami 7 !
N.Y. Jets 7
Buffalo 6
South
W I
Indianapolis 8
Tennessee 8 !
Jacksonville 5
Houston 4
North
W f
Pittsburgh 7
Cleveland 7
Baltimore 6
Cincinnati 1
West
W
Oakland 9.
San Diego 8
Denver 7 1
Kansas City 7 !
NATIONAL CONFERENCE

L
5
5
6
7
L
5
5
8
9
L
5
6
7
12
L
4
5
6
6

PF
330
287
274
332
PF
274
302
276
181
PF
309
283
249
235
PF
381
270
308
419
PF
347
229
193
240
PF
301
382
326
235
PF
325
278
238
235
PF
316
245
213
264

PA
268
228
282
365
PA
333
304
252
294
PA
293
263
287
387
PA
265
292
285
322
PA
207
238
245
307
PA
159
326
245
354
PA
250
332
300
354
PA
286
291
333,
307

Northwest Division
W
Vancouver 16
Minnesota 14
Edmonton 13
Colorado 9
Calgary 7

L
7
7
9
7
13
L
6
9
9
13
14

Pacific Division
Dallas
Anaheim
Los Angeles
San Jose
Phoenix

W
16
10
10
10
8

East
Philadelphia
N.Y. Giants
Dallas
Washington
South
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
Atlanta
Carolina
North
x-Green Bay
Vikings
Bears
Lions
West
San Francisco
St. Louis
Arizona
Seattle

W
10
7
5
5
W
10
9
8
5
W
9
3
3
3
W
9
5
5
4

L
3
6
8
8
L
3
4
4
8
L
3
9
9
10
L
4
8
8
9

0

NBA STANDINGS

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
Atlantic Division
Philadelphia
Boston
New Jersey
Orlando
Washington
New York
Miami
Central Division
Indiana
New Orleans
Detroit
Atlanta
Milwaukee
Toronto
Chicago
Cleveland
WESTERN CONFERENCE
Midwest Division
Dallas
San Antonio
Utah
Houston
Minnesota
Denver
Memphis
Pacific Division
Sacramento
Phoenix
Seattle
Portland
L.A. Clippers
L.A. Lakers
Golden State

Pct
.714
.684
.650
.571
.450
.278
.250
Pct
.750
.714
.632
.500
.421
.368
.250
.143
Pct
.900
.600
.600
.579
.524
.300
.100
Pct
.773
.556
.550
.471
.400
.381
.350

GB
1
1.5
3
5.5
8.5
9.5
GB
.5
2.5
5
6.5
7.5
10
12.5
GB
6
6
6.5
7.5
12
16
GB
5
35
6.5
8
8.5
9.5

Yesterday's games
N.Y. RANGERS 4, Tampa Bay 3
ATLANTA 5, Washington 4 -
Calgary at DETROIT, inc.
Chicago at ANAHEIM, inc.
Today's games
Columbus at PHOENIX, 9 p.m.
Calgary at VANCOUVER, 10 p.m.
Tomorrow's games
Montreal at BOSTON, 7 p.m.
Ottawa at Buffalo, 7 p.m.
Chicago at N.Y. ISLANDERS, 7 p.m.
St. Louis at NEW JERSEY, 7:30 p.m.
Pittsburgh at TORONTO, 7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia at FLORIDA, 7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles at NASHVILLE, 8 p.m.
Tampa Bay at MINNESOTA. 8 p.m.
Wednesday's games
Chicago at N.Y. RANGERS, 8 p.m.
Los Angeles at DALLAS, 8:30 p.m.
Carolina at EDMONTON, 9 p.m.'
Atlanta at PHOENIX, 9 p.m.
Colorado at VANCOUVER, 10 p.m.
Washington at ANAHEIM, 10:30 p.m.
Thursday's games
Ottawa at BOSTON, 7 p.m.
Toronto at PHILADELPHIA, 7 p.m.
New Jersey at COLUMBUs, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at DETROIT, 7:30 p.m.
Tampa Bay at MONTREAL, 7:30 p.m.
St. Louis at NASHVILLE, 8 p.m.
Carolina at CALGARY, 9 p.m.
Pittsburgh at SAN JoSE, 9 p.m.

NHL GAMES

0

NFL GAMES

Yesterday's games
Houston 24, PITTSBURGH, 6
San Francisco 31, DALLAS, 27
KANSAS CITY 49, St. Louis 10
TAMPA BAY 34, Atlanta 10
CAROLINA 52, Bengals 31
Cleveland 21, JACKSONVILLE 20
New York Giants, 27, WASHINGTON 21
NEW ENGLAND 27, Buffalo 17
TENNESSEE 27, Indianapolis 17
NEW YORK JETS 19, Denver 13
Oakland 27, SAN DIEGO 7
New Orleans 37, BALTIMORE 25
Today's game
Chicago at MIAMi 9 p.m.
Next Sunday's games
Seattle at ATLANTA, 1 p.m.
San Diego at BUFFALO, 1 p.m.
N.Y. Jets at CHICAGO, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville at CINNcINNATI, 1 p.m.
Indianapolis at CLEVELAND. 1 p.m.
Tampa Bay at DETROIT, 1 p.m.
Oakland at MIAMI,
Washington at PHILADELPHIA, 1 p.m.
Carolina at PITTsBURGH, 1 p.m.
Baltimore at HOUSToN, 1 p.m.
Kansas City at DENVER, 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at N.Y. GIANTS, 4:15 p.m.
Green Bay at SAN FRANCIsco, 4:15 p.m.
Arizona at ST. Louis, 8:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Green Bay, 8:30 p.m.

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