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2B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 8, 2003

CLUBSPORTSWEEKLY

Michigan club polo has one elusive goal

By Jamie Josephson
For the Daily
Splashing into its fall campaign with the return of
experienced veterans and the addition of fresh talent,
the Michigan men's water polo club is no longer set-
tling for second best.
The past three years have been marked by heart-
breaking losses in the finals of the Big Ten Champi-
onships. And each season, the difference has been a
single goal. Molding a comfortable home at the run-
ner-up position, Michigan polo came up short against
the Spartans twice and Purdue once.
"We've been working harder every year, and right
now, we are in the best shape we've ever been in,"
said president and captain Dean Malmgren, who is
looking to take that extra step this season.
Kicking off its crusade at the Michigan State tour-
nament this past weekend, the team's impressive
first-place performance set the tone for its champi-
onship campaign. Taking home the bacon against
Purdue in the finals (9-5), the squad also destroyed

MSU B (16-8), Illinois (18-4), and Indiana (14-6)
along the way.
Malmgren says the squad's strategies to achieve
first place glory included staying consistently moti-
vated for every tournament. Drowning its opponents
in a 2-2 split last year at the Claremont Convergence
Tournament against four Division III Varsity teams,
the club is looking forward to returning to Southern
California Oct. 9-14 to prove its championship
potential.
Entering the season with all but one player return-
ing, the team's cohesion will be one of its strengths.
"We are here because we want to be; we simply
love this sport," senior holeset Rich Magner said.
Malmgren insists that digging for the extra edge in
the close games is the main focus. The nail-biters
will no longer be about physical ability, but rather
mental endurance.
As one of the smallest squads physically in the Big
Ten, Malmgren insures that what the team lacks in
size, it will make up for in speed and skill. Looking
to a talented incoming freshman class as a welcom-

NFb

Lions let loo

DETROIT (AP) - Joey Harrington
made sure Steve Mariucci's debut with
the Detroit Lions was a good one.
Harrington threw a career-high four
touchdown passes to lead the Lions
past the Arizona Cardinals 42-24 Yes-
terday, spoiling Emmitt Smith's first
game with his new team and Anquan
Boldin's record-setting day.
"Everyone wanted to see what would
happen with Coach Mariucci handling
things," Harrington said. "I don't think
it could've been much better."
Boldin caught 10 passes for 217
yards, a record for a rookie in his
debut, and two touchdowns. Boldin, a
second-round pick from Florida State,
broke the record set by Washington's
DMSCHEDULE

42
Hugh Taylor, who had 212 yards
against Philadelphia on Sept. 28, 1947.
"Right now, I don't think I can enjoy
it," Boldin said. "I would give those
stats back for the win."
Lions defensive end Robert
Porcher said if he were Smith, he
would've retired in Dallas after
breaking Walter Payton's NFL rush-
ing record last year.
Smith may have thought the same
thing after he gained just 4 yards on
his first five carries without a blue star
on his helmet. He is playing on a poor
team after winning three Super Bowls,
one MVP award and one Super Bowl
MVP trophy in 13 seasons with the
Cowboys.

Smith ran for 64 yards on
extending his rushing record
"I don't like to talk abou
Smith said. "This is a team g
It was a close game for a;
quarters between two team
to be among the NFL's wor
Lions scored three TDs -
punt return, another on an i
return - in about seven min
Mariucci has created e
after returning to his hom
lowing his firing in SanF
where he was 60-43 with t
off wins over six season
was 5-27 under Marty Mo
for the worst two-year ma
history.
"This is the beginning
have spent the last seven m
ing for," Mariucci said. "It
be home."
Harrington was 17-of-3
yards and no turnovers.
pick in last year's draft i
Lions quarterback to throw
since Scott Mitchell again
in 1996.
Rookie Charles Rogers
receptions for 38 yards and t
one on a highlight-worthy
was fully extended on a 13
from Harrington to putt
ahead 14-7 early in the secon
Detroit made Rogers tb
selection overall this year,]
would be the big-play thr
lacked since Barry Sandersi
before the 1999 season.

ing addition, the team president regarded these new
assets with high expectations.
"We freshmen look to make any kind of impact
we can from the bench," freshman addition Jon
Thomas said.
According to Malmgren, the raw enthusiasm and
encouragement from these newcomers can push the
team that much further.
Vice president Larry Kennedy explained that the
squad's "club" status provides another means to
achieving its first-place goal. Club athletes' egos are
in check and their label causes them to work that
much harder to earn respect. Sponsoring fundraising
events from can drives to selling t-shirts offer hum-
bling experiences for the athletes.
Though Big Ten glory and national recognition
would be undeniable achievements for the club,
Magner acknowledged that having more than half the
team attend pre season was a true victory in the sense
of athletic commitment.
"Polo may not be our whole life, but it is a close
second," Magner said.
ie r
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13 carries, After Yesterday's game, Rogers was
[to 17,226. sporting one of Sanders' No. 20 jer-
ut myself," seys.
game." "I'm not going to say I'm the next
Imost three Barry Sanders," Rogers said. "I'm just
s expected going to be the best Charles Rogers
st until the can be."
- one on a The Lions missed James Stewart,
nterception out for the year with a dislocated
lutes. shoulder.
xcitement Rogers, who ran for 12 yards on an
e state fol- end-around, was Detroit's leading rush-
Francisco, er until Olandis Gary gained 19 yards
:hree play- late in the game.
s. Detroit Arizona's Jeff Blake, who replaced
ornhinweg Jake Plummer, was 28-of-46 for 363
rk in team yards with three TDs. But he had an
interception returned for a score and a
of what I fumble that set up another TD.
onths wait- The Cardinals took a 21-14 lead on
's great to the first drive of the second half on a
short pass to Boldin, who juked Andre
0 for 195 Goodman, then raced 71 yards.
The third Detroit's Eddie Drummond returned
s the first a punt 57 yards to tie the game at 21.
four TDs The Lions went ahead on Harrington's
st Chicago 8-yard pass to a wide-open Cory
Schlesinger late in the third quarter.
had four Bill Gramatica kicked a field goal
two scores, on the next possession, but then
y dive. He Blake's turnovers ended Arizona's
-yard pass hopes.
the Lions After Blake fumbled, Harrington
nd quarter. showed poise on a 5-yard TD pass to
he second Bill Schroeder. On the ensuing pos-
hoping he session, Detroit's No. 1 free-agent
reat it has acquisition, cornerback Dre' Bly,
retired just returned an interception 48 yards to
end the scoring.

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Eastern Division
New York
Boston
Toronto
Baltimore
Tampa Bay
Central Division
Chicago Sox
Minnesota
Kansas City
Cleveland
Detroit
West Division
Oakland
Seattle
Anaheim
Texas
NATIONAL LEAGUE
Eastern Division
Atlanta
Philadelphia
Florida
Montreal
New York
Central Division
Houston
Chicago Cubs
St. Louis
Pittsburgh
Milwaukee
Cincinnati
West Division
San Francisco
Los Angeles
Arizona
Colorado
San Diego

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56
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70
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66
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GB Indianapolis
S Houston
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3 Jacksonville

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GB
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20
GB
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18.5
27
GB
2
10.5
13
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GB
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29

North
Pittsburgh
Baltimore
Cincinnati
Cleveland
West
Denver
Kansas City
Oakland
San Diego

NATIONAL CONFERENCE
East

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK
Who: April Fronzoni Sport: Field hockey
Hometown: Larksville, Pa. Year: Senior
Position: Forward
Why: Fronzoni scored five goals in two games over the weekend for the
Wolverines, including three in the first 20 minutes against Boston Col-
lege. She also scored the game winner against the Eagles, capping off an
incredible weekend for the All-American and Honda Award candidate.
DSonzon
DAMY SCORE BOAR D

MLB STANDINGS

Buffalo
Miami
New England
NY Jets
South

W
1
0
0
0
w
1
1
0
0
W
1
0
0
0
W
1
1
0
0

NFL STANDINGS
AMERICAN CONFERENCE
East

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0
0
0
0
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0
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NY Giants
Washington
Philadelphia
Dallas
South
Atlanta
Carolina
Tampa Bay
New Orleans
North
Detroit
Minnesota
Chicago
Green Bay
West
San Francisco
Seattle
St. Louis
Arizona

w
1
1
0
0
W
1
1
0
0
W
1
1
0
0
W
1
1
0
0

PF
31
30
0
13
PF
9
21
0
23
PF
34
15
10
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PF
30
27
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14
PF
23
16
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27
24
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PF
42
30
7
25
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49
27
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24

PA
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31
16
PA
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20
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24
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13
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24
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PA
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Friday. Sept.:12
Field Hockey vs. Ohio State, 1 p.m.
Volleyball v. East Tennessee State at Knoxville, 5 p.m.
M Soccer at North Carolina, 7:30 p.m.
W Soccer v. Nebraska at Madison, 5 p.m (CDT).
Saturday Sept.13
W Cross Country at Miami Invitational, 10:15 a.m.
Football v. Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m.
Volleyball v. Cal State Fullerton at Knoxville, 11 a.m.
Volleyball at Tennessee, 7 p.m.
Sunday. Sept.:14
M Soccer at North Carolina, 12 p.m.
W Soccer v. Iowa State at Madison, 11 a.m. (CDT)
Field Hockey v. New Hampshire, 1 p.m.

MLB SCORES
Yesterday's games
NY Yankees 3, Boston 1
Toronto 8, Detroit 0
Tampa Bay 11, Oakland 2
Baltimore 2, Seattle 1
Chicago Sox 7, Cleveland 3
Minnesota 5, Texas 4
Kansas City 3, Anaheim 0
Atlanta 2, Pittsburgh 1
Florida 3. Montreal 1
Chicago Cubs 10, Milwaukee 2
ST. Louis 9, Cincinnati 0
Los Angeles 6. Colorado 2
Arizona 9, San Francisco 6
San Diego 7, Houston 1
NY Mets at Philadelphia, Inc.
Today's games
Toronto at NY Yankees, 1:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Montreal, 6:05 p.m.
Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Florida at NY Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m.
Minnesota at Chicago Sox, 8:05 p.m.
Houston at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.
Colorado at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Arizona, 9:35 p.m.
Anaheim at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Tomorrow's games
Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m.
Detroit at NY Yankees, 7:05 p.m.
Chicago Cubs at Montreal, 7:05 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m.
Florida at NY Mets, 7:10 p.m.
Toronto at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m.
Philadelphia at Atlanta, 7:35 p.m
Minnesota at Chicago Sox, 8:05 p.m.
Cleveland at Kansas City, 8:05 p.m.
Houston at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.
Colorado at St. Louis, 8:10 p.m.
Los Angeles at Arizona, 9:35 p.m.
Anaheim at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.
Texas at Seattle, 10:05 p.m.
San Francisco at San Diego, 10:05 p.m

NFL GAMES
Thursday's game
Washington 16, NY Jets 13
Yesterday's games
Buffalo 31, New England 0
Denver 30, Cincinnati 10
Indianapolis 9, Cleveland 6
Kansas City 27, San Diego 14
Houston 21, Miami 20
NY Giants 23, St. Louis 13
Pittsburgh 34, Baltimore 15
Detroit 42, Arizona 24
Minnesota 30, Green Bay 25
Carolina 24, Jacksonville 23
San Francisco 49, Chicago 7
Seattle 27. New Orleans 10
Atlanta. 27, Dallas 13
Oakland at Tennessee, Inc.
Today's game
TampaBay at Philadelphia, 9:00 P.M.
Next week's games
Washington at Atlanta, 1 p.m.
Detroit at Green Bay, 1 p.m.
Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.
Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 1 p.m.
San Francisco at St. Louis, 1 p.m.
Houston at New Orleans, 1 p.m.
Miami at NY Jets, 1 p.m.
Buffalo at Jacksonville, 1 p.m.
Cleveland at Baltimore,1 p.m.
Seattle at Arizona, 4:05 p.m.
Carolina at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m.
Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m.
New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m.
Cincinnati at Oakland, 4:15 p.m.
Chicago at Minnesota, 8:30 p.m.
Dallas at NY Giants, 9:00 p.m., 9/15

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