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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - December 1, 2003 - 7B
Dzubay puts excianation poit on
perfonnance with shootout saves ...

By Ellen McGarrity
Daily Sports Writer
SOUTH BEND - "You spoiled
everything!" lameited a melancholy
Notre Dame fan yesterday afternoon.
Her grief was directed toward sen-
ior Mike White, just after he slipped
a ball past Notre Dame's goalkeeper
in the fifth round of a game-ending
shootout. White's goal had clinched
the win for 12th-seeded Michigan in
the third round of the NCAA men's
soccer tournament.
Seldom do soccer games come
down to a shootout - they only
occur after two 10-minute sudden
death overtimes have been complet-
ed. Yet it seemed a fitting end for
yesterday's intense game between the
Wolverines and the Irish.
Neither Michigan nor Notre Dame
had scored since the beginning of the
first half of regulation play, and it
seemed as if the two would have
played on for hours without a winner
if there was no shootout.
In a shootout, If the first team
scores, the other team must match that
or the first team will win. This system
puts tremendous pressure on the goal-
keepers, putting the fate of the game
into their hands.
However, Michigan goalkeeper
Peter Dzubay, who ended up block-
ing two kicks during the shootout,

admitted that it is what he'd been
hoping for all along.
"(Saturday) at dinner, I told three
or four kids, 'I hope we go to PKs,'
Dzubay said. "And they were like,
'You're crazy, what are you talking
But Dzubay got his wish.
During the first three rounds of
the shootout, senior Kevin Taylor,
sophomore Adam Bruh and fresh-
man Brian Popeney all put the ball
past the Notre Dame goalkeeper.
The Irish players tallied the same
against Dzubay.
In the fourth round, Michigan
nearly triumphed after Dzubay
blocked his first Notre Dame shot.
But the Wolverines' next kicker,
sophomore Michael O'Reilly, sent
the ball up over the net.
But with an amazing block by
Dzubay in the next round, Michigan
was given another chance. He
divulged later that he had a good
feeling about where both Irish kick-
ers were aiming the ball before they
kicked it - one gave it away with
his eyes, the other Dzubay guessed
about after hearing a scouting report.
"That's why I play goalie," Dzubay
said. "PKs - you can't lose in that
situation. If I don't make any saves,
no one really cares, but if I make one
or two, everyone loves it."
The game's fate then fell onto

White's shoulders.
"I was thinking, 'I make this and
we're going to the Elite Eight. This is
my chance - the stuff you dream
about,' "White said.
His kick was good.
"I saw a Michigan player (White)
true and true, and I just put a smile
on my face because I knew that he
was going to make that shot," Michi-
gan coach Steve Burns said.
In celebration, White ran around
the goal, tearing off his Michigan
jersey and waving it high above his
head for Notre Dame fans to see.
Some might think this kind of
ending to a soccer game is unfair -
even those on the winning Michi-
gan team.
"After the second overtime, I went
up to their team and congratulated
them, because when it comes down
to PKs, it's not necessarily the best
team that wins - it's the team that
executes," Taylor said.
But Taylor did add that he thought
the game's outcome was fair.
"I don't know if we played better,
but we definitely played with more
intensity," Taylor said. "That's what
did it for us today."
Michigan now advances to the
quarterfinal round this Saturday
when it travels to California to take
on Santa Clara for a spot in the
NCAA semifinals.


The Wolverines celebrate after advancing to the NCAA third round with their win over St. Peter's Wednesday.
Rose to Raptors in six-player deal

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago and
Toronto have agreed to a six-player
trade that will send Jalen Rose to the
Raptors for Antonio Davis, Bulls
general manager John Paxson said
Saturday night.
Rose played at Michigan in the
early '90s as part of the Fab Five.
The deal is pending league
approval today.
The Bulls will also ship Lonny
Baxter and Donyell Marshall to the
Raptors and get Toronto's Jerome
Williams and Chris Jeffries.
"We're giving up talented play-
ers," Paxson said, adding that the
presence of Davis and Williams will
help the Bulls on the inside where
they have young and erratic prep-to-
pros Eddy Curry and Tyson Chan-
"This is hard to do, but I think it's
right for the organization right now,"
Paxson said. "It's been a long tough
week in a lot of ways. I think we're

in position now where we got a big
basketball team. We've still got
issues and I don't expect miracles
right away, but I expect us to be a
competitive team."
Paxson fired coach Bill
Cartwright last Monday after Chica-
go lost 10 of its 14 games. Then on
Friday, he named Scott Skiles to
replace him. The Bulls are 4-12
Rose, a small forward in his 10th
NBA season, is averaging 13.3
points - third best on the team -
but has shot just 38 percent from the
field this season. He would give
Toronto, which has struggled to
score points, an offensive punch. He
came to the Bulls in February 2002
in a trade from the Pacers.
I "Antonio Davis can't help but be a
good influence on the other guys
and Jerome Williams hustles all the

"Sometimes you have to give good"
things up for things that make more
sense at the time. I think we've
become a more physical and tougher
team that can rebound and defend bet-
ter," Paxson said.
Marshall, averaging 8.7 points and-
six rebounds, said he got a phone
call Saturday from Paxson telling
him of the deal.
"I feel a little in shock right now. I"
kept hearing about it for a week and
a half now," Marshall said.
"Usually when trade rumors go
around that long, usually they're
dead. I was laying at home getting"
ready to come into the second prac-
tice and my phone rang and it was
Pax," he said.
"I've been in this league 10 years.
I know it's a business, I know you
gotta do what you've got to do to"
make this team better. I guess it was
a trade that both teams felt they got,
something good out of it."

time. He gets up and
floor," Skiles said.

down the


Jalen Rose will leave Chicago to join the Toronto Raptors, who are seeking an offensive punch.

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