8B - The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - October 20, 2003
Pettitte throws gem as Yankees take Game 2
NEW YORK (AP) - The Face of October showed up
and shut down the Florida Marlins, silencing all their
talk about wreaking havoc in this World Series.
With his cap pulled down low and shadowing his
dark eyes, Andy Pettitte pitched neatly into the ninth
inning and drew the New York Yankees even with a 6-1
win in Game 2 last night.
Pitching on three days' rest, Pettitte got a little
pregame encouragement from Roger Clemens.
"He said, 'This is what we worked all year for. You
got to go out strong like a horse tonight,"' Pettitte said.
He came out strong, all right, and his teammates
came out slugging, a take-that response to a Marlins'
team intent on using its speed to cause trouble.
Hideki Matsui delivered the big hit the Yankee Stadi-
um crowd was waiting for, a three-run homer in the
first inning on a 3-0 count. Slumping Alfonso Soriano
later added a two-run drive.
Those shots seemed to revive a Yankees team that
looked sluggish in losing the opener 3-2. And they were
plenty for Pettitte, who tied John Smoltz's postseason
AP PHOTO record of 13 victories.
Yankees' starter Andy Pettitte was one out away from a shutout. "We talked about it all along. Pitching is going to
Struggling offense scores just
enough goals for women's soccer
win this Series," Marlins manager Jack McKeon said.
Pettitte nearly recorded his first postseason shutout
in 29 starts. Third baseman Aaron Boone's second error
of the game, a two-out misplay in the ninth, set up Der-
rek Lee's RBI single.
At that point, manager Joe Torre pulled Pettitte, who
waved his cap as he got a standing ovation from the
55,750 fans chanting his name.
Pettitte gave up six hits, struck out seven, walked one
and did not permit a runner past second base until the
last inning. Jose Contreras relieved and got the final
"I was missing a little bit, kind of fighting myself a
little bit trying to figure out what kind of game I want-
ed to pitch on three days' rest," Pettitte said of the first
Pettitte is a familiar if not frightening figure on the
mound, and once again his timing was impeccable.
The Yankees also lost the openers in their playoff
series against Minnesota and Boston this year before
Pettitte won Game 2.
"For people to say 'There is no pressure' or 'This guy
doesn't feel pressure,' I don't believe it," Torre said.
"It's a matter of how you handle it."
Now, the Series shifts to Pro Player Stadium for
Game 3 on Tuesday night. Marlins ace Josh Beckett
will start against Mike Mussina.
Pettitte improved to 13-7 lifetime in the postseason,
and never let the Marlins threaten. Catcher Jorge Posa-
da threw out Luis Castillo trying to steal in the first
inning, and the Yankees got a lucky break when a ball
that deflected off Miguel Cabrera's leg was called fair
and turned into a double play.
Not that the Yankees needed much help to beat Mark
Redman on this night. Pettitte's deep start also allowed
New York to give ace closer Mariano Rivera another
day of rest.
Nick Johnson helped out with three hits for the Yan-
kees. He may not get to play again for a bit, as the Yan-
kees will lose the designated hitter at Miami, with
Jason Giambi likely to move back to first base.
Boone is certainly learning how fast fortunes change
in the Bronx _ he was hailed as a hero after his 11th-
inning homer won Game 7 of the ALCS, but was criti-
cized for failing to throw home in a key spot Saturday
By Jake Rosenwasser
Daily Sports Writer
There have been plenty of ones
and zeros on the Michigan score
sheet during the,
year, and this
weekend was no1
exception. ThisrAl G
time, though, the
team was on the winning end of two
1-0 games against Iowa and Central
Yesterday, the Wolverines (3-2-4
Big Ten, 5-5-6 overall) came out flat
in the first half. Central Michigan
(4-4-1 MAC, 7-6-2) got just about
every loose ball and put lots of pres-
sure on the Michigan defense and
freshman goalie Megan Tuura.
The Chippewas' best chance came
with 13 minutes remaining in the
half, when Jacqui Lorenzo hit a cor-
ner kick that was headed for the goal
until it was batted away by an out-
Michigan struggled on offense
and could not even manage a shot
on goal in the opening stanza. The
Wolverines repeatedly attempted
passes that either went out of
bounds or were intercepted.
"We played one of our worst
halves of the year," coach Debbie
Rademacher said. "We were lucky to
get out of it tied zero-zero."
The Wolverines came out stronger
in the second half and eventually
challenged the Central Michigan
keeper. With 27 minutes remaining,
the Wolverines were rewarded with
a free kick at the top of the box.
Robyn Vince stepped over the ball,
and Laura Tanchon launched a shot
that banged off the cross bar. Just
six minutes later, the Wolverines
would find the net off another free
Stephanie Boyles served a ball in
front of the goal from the right side,
and sophomore Katie Kramer got
her head on it to nudge it past the
Chippewas' goalie, Kari Alexander,
for her second goal of the season.
"I was trying to dump the ball into
the six-yard box," Boyles said. "If
it's in there, all the girls can run
onto it, and Kate got on it and
knocked it in."
After the goal, the Michigan
defense stiffened. Lindsey Cottrell,
Whitney Kjar, Brenna Mulholland
and Rachel Rothenbach kept the
Chippewa strikers off-balance for
the majority of the second half. On
the rare occasions that Central
Michigan got through the defense,
senior goalie Suzie Grech came out
of the goal to boot the ball out of
On Friday, the Wolverines scored
in the first half and held on for the
one-goal victory over Iowa (0-7-2,
3-10-2). Vince took a free kick, and
Therese Heaton headed the ball back
toward the goal. After a scramble,
the ball landed at the feet of
Stephanie Chavez, who blasted the
ball into the back of the net for her
20th career goal.
Michigan's last three goals have
come off free kicks.
"Since we're not scoring three or
four goals a game, we need to take
advantage of free kicks,"
Rademacher said. "In the women's
game, goals come off of set pieces
all the time."
For the first time all season, the
Wolverines are .500, a must if they
are going to qualify for the NCAA
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Michigan sophomore Stephanie Boyles notched an assist against Central Michigan on a pass to Katie Kramer.
'M' eleven win over Wisconsin a family affair
WHO'S THAT LADY IN THE MINIVAN?
By Jeremy Antar
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's soccer team only let the 1,276
fans who attended yesterday's game against Wisconsin
worry for 3:44. After an early WISCONSIN I
Wisconsin goal, the Wolverines
shut down the Badgers' attack
while unleashing a scoring NORTHWESTERN I
stampede of their own en route
to a 4-1 victory.
Wisconsin's Phil Doeh scored the game's first goal,
twisting and kicking the ball while in mid-air into the
right corner of the net. But less than four minutes later,
Michigan senior Kevin Taylor opened the scoring for
the Wolverines on a penalty kick at the 9:42 mark. Tay-
lor smoothly placed the ball through the left side of the
goal as the opposing goalkeeper went leaping to the
"Usually you are suppose to pick a side and stick
with it," Taylor said of penalty kicks.
"I saw the keeper move, so I hit it to the other side."
Junior Knox Cameron gave the Wolverines a 2-1
lead, scoring on a pass from junior Mychal Turpin.
The Wolverines then broke the game open, taking a
commanding 3-1 lead when Taylor calmly converted
another penalty kick 23:30 into the contest. Cameron's
sheer size and strength made this penalty kick possi-
ble. With the ball at his feet, he separated himself with
a little push that sent the Wisconsin defender tumbling
to the ground and broke for the goal before being
tripped up by the goalkeeper.
Turpin and senior tri-captain Mike White made the
fourth and final Michigan goal look easy. Turpin float-
ed the ball in front of the goal while White waited
patiently for gravity to bring it back down, before
heading the ball into the net.
Throughput the season, Michigan has been able
to bounce back quickly from early deficits, and
coach Steve Burns attributes that to his players'
"Certainly we don't want to go down early, but
we're a team that recognizes that it's a 90 minute game
and there is no sense of panic when we go down
early," Burns said.
Wisconsin was not as strong a team as Michigan,
and Burns was proud of the fact that his team did not
let the Badgers stay in the game for long.
"They were like a fighter that was a little woozy,
and we really went after them," Burns said."It was a
good sign of our maturity, recognizing how to get after
The defeat of Wisconsin was the Wolverines' sec-
ond Big Ten victory of the weekend, and it improved
their record to 11-4 overall and 3-1 in the conference.
On Friday, the Wolverines squeezed out a 2-1 win
against a feisty Northwestern team.
Sophomore Adam Bruh provided the offensive
spark against the Wildcats. Bruh scored both Michi-
gan goals, the first two of his collegiate career.
Cameron assisted Bruh on both of his goals.
Although the game against Northwestern may have
been tougher than Michigan had anticipated, Bruh
knows that in the Big Ten, a win is a win.
"There are ugly games sometimes in the Big Ten,
but you have to pull them out, I was just happy I could
come through," Bruh said.
While Bruh has been playing more of a defensive
midfield this season and may not be expected to score
much, he said it was good feeling and was happy that
it came in a conference win. He added that the wait
was long enough.
"It's been a while," Bruh said. "You don't really
think about it because I've been playing a more defen-
sive midfield this year, but I was given the chance to
attack from the beginning of the game, and I just took
advantage of it."
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It was parents weekend for the men's soccer
team this weekend and moms from all over the
country came to watch their sons play against
Wisconsin. The Michigan Daily wondered if these
women fit the role of "soccer moms?"
Q: Do you feel you fit the stereotypical image of a soccer
A: We killed two vans - we had two minivans and we drove back
and forth between practices. We would ear in the car sometimes.
So yeah, I guess I am a soccer mom.
Q: What's Mychal's best quality?
A: Mychal's very humble. I think a lot of times people get upset
because he doesn't celebrate enough, but I think he celebrates
from within. I'm proud of him in that respect.
What do you miss most about have your mom
Of course I miss her cooking, but mostly just her
What's the best thing your mom cooks?
Mac and cheese Mychal
Do you think you're a soccer mom?
Probably. But I have NO minivan and I DO have a job so I don't fit
in that way.
Michigan's Knox Cameron scored the Wolverines' second goal in Michigan's 41 win over Wisconsin.
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Time when Tral embarrassed her:
Two weekends ago we had a railgare, and in
front of all the other soccer guys, he said, 'I love
my mom,' and 1 was so embrrassed. Bur
everybody else laughed.
Why do you love your mom so much?
She gave birth to me. Oh, and she gives me
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What do you miss about having Matt at home?
I miss wotching the games. Because we live in Sr. Louis, I can't get
here most of the time. Today was very special - I love watching
him play in Ann Arbor.
Funny soccer memory of Matt:
The very firsr time he ever nlnve c'er r - he was in kindrornrren
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