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2B -The Michigan Daily - Monday, October 2, 2006


Double-overtime goal ends
Blue's upset bid against Gauchos

By Jamie Josephson
Daily Sports Writer
Lately, 90 minutes just doesn't
cut it for the Michigan men's soc-
cer team.
On Saturday, the Wolverines
made program history by playing
in their third consecutive double
overtime contest. But Michigan
would rather have a chance to
revise history, as it suffered a dev-
astating 1-0 defeat at the hands of
No. 19 California-Santa Barbara.
"It was a real good game,
good and cruel," Michigan coach
Steve Burns said. "It was a pretty
cruel result because in the sec-
ond half and the two overtime
periods, we were the better team
and you want to be able to win
games like those."
Playing in front of a hostile
crowd of more than 3,500 people
in Santa Barbara, Calif., Michigan
(0-1-1 Big Ten, 5-5-2 overall) was
looking for the upset. But three
and a half minutes into the second
overtime period, UCSB (2-0-0 Big
West, 6-4-0 overall) dashed the
Wolverines' hopes.
Off a corner kick, the Gauchos'
Jon Curry struck a shot about 20
yards out toward the left post of the
Wolverines' net. With the ball com-
ing through traffic, Michigan goal-
keeper Patrick Sperry responded
just a bit late, and the ball clipped
the inside of the post and went in.
"It was a tremendous disap-
pointment," Burns said. "We know
we came out there and did exactly
what we wanted to do in pressure-
filled environment and be ina posi-
tion to win. But at the same time,
we didn't win."
After a slow start in the first half,
Michigan had several opportunities
to quiet the Gauchos' fan base in
the second frame. In the 54th min-
ute, sophomore Santos Perez struck
a well-played ball to freshman Peri
Marosevic on a breakaway in the
18-yard box. Two UCSB defenders
brought down the rookie forward,

but the referees did not call a foul,L
and Burns's frustration over the;
no-call resulted in a yellow card
for the coach.
"I took a yellow card because I
was really animated on the sideline
and made sure the referee knew
that I was sticking up for my team,'
Burns said. "That kind of inspired
us. From that moment on, the game
was ours."
Marosevic got another chance in
the 84th minute of play, getting in
behind the Gauchos' defense on a;
breakaway to the left side. As the'
UCSB goalkeeper came out of the
net, Marosevic chipped the ball up. f
The entire Michigan bench roared
as the ball looked to be headed
toward the back of the net, but it
just sailed wide.
Burns said that the momentum
seemed to be with the Wolverines c;.
for the rest of the contest. UCSB
tried to upset Michigan's rhythmt
by putting in multiple substitutes,
changing its shape and increasing$
its physicality.
"It was a very physical game,
Burns said. "UCSB is a team that
is going to try to upset you by play-
ing very physical, running through
tackles and intimidating you. But
often that leads to a lack a lot of w.
With four minutes remaining
in the first overtime period, the
Gauchos' aggressiveness proved
too unruly, and the second UCSB AARON HANDLESMAN/Daily
player of the day was slapped Michigan suffered a 1-0 double-overtime loss to No.19 California-Santa
with a red card. Since Michigan's Barbara in Its third straight double-overtime game.
Chase Tennant earned a red card periodsophomore Michael Holody than half way over, Burns believes
earlier in the game, this second got his chance off a header from a that Michigan is on the brink - of
Gaucho penalty gave Michigan a corner kick. The shot went just something great.
one-man advantage on the field. wide - by no more than a foot. "We are due for a breakout
But while the Wolverines created Up and down the Michigan game, offensively, Burns said.
several chances to score, they bench went, thinking each of these "Our defense is playing great, our
failed to convert. shots was it. Just a few inches stood midfield is playing superbly and our
Sophomore Steve Bonnell had between the Wolverines and the goalkeeping is very strong. Now, it
a great opportunity from 22 yards sweet taste of victory each time. is just a matter of finding our form
out off to the left-hand side of the Instead, UCSB left the Wol- and gaining the confidence about
UCSB goal, but his shot hit the verines with the bitter taste of a scoring goals. When you've been
Gauchos' crossbar and went out heartbreaking defeat after Curry's in the business as long as I've been
of bounds. game-winner. in it, you know the breakout game
Early in the second overtime But with the regular season more is coming. It's coming soon."

Athlete of the Week
Name: Brianna Broderick yTeam:Wonen's Golf
Hometown: Richmond, Mo. Class: Seniora
A win ever the Buckeyes is always ssweet, but Brad- ,
erick made it even sweeter with her first-place
performance that gave Michigan the dramatic
two-stroke victory over Ohio State at the Wolver-
ine Invitational.
M' Schedule
Date Event Location Time
10/02 M Tennis @ Polo Ralph Tulsa, Okla. TBD
Lauren All-American
10/03 W Tennis @ Riviera/ Pacific Palisades TBD
TA All-American Calif.
10/04 M Soccer Ann Arbor 7 p.m.
vs. Notre Dame
10/05 W Tennis @ Riviera/ Pacific Palisades, TBD
ITA All-American Calif.
10/05 M Tennis @ Polo Ralph Tulsa, OK TBD
Lauren All-American
10/06 Field Hockey Ann Arbor 3 p.m.
vs. Michigan State
10/06 W Soccer @ Wisconsin Madison 7 p.m.
10/06 Volleyball vs. Ann Arbor 7 p.m.
10/06 Ice Hockey Ann Arbor 7:35 p.m.
vs. Waterloo
10/07 Football Ann Arbor 4:30 p.m.
vs. Michigan State
10/07 M Golf @ Wolf Run Zionsville, Indiana TBD
10/08 W Soccer @ Evanston, Illinois 2 p.m.
10/08 Field Hockey @ Oxford, Ohio 1 p.m.
Miami (Ohio)
10/08 M Soccer vs. Ann Arbor 2 p.m.
Michigan State
10/08 Volleyball vs. Illinois Ann Arbor 2 p.m.



Ice Hockey vs. U.S. Ann Arbor
NTDP Under-18 Team

5 P.m.


Big Ten title hopes get dimmer
with close loss to Hoosiers

By Robert Kaitz
Daily Sports Writer
The crossbar, which had been
so kind to the Michigan women's
soccer team all weekend long,
suddenly became the enemy.
With a 1-1 game deep into the
second half, a shot from Indiana's
Kristin Arnold from the top of the
penalty box sailed over Wolverine
senior goalkeeper Megan Tuura
and deflected off the crossbar. It
bounced right down to Hoosier
Christie Kotynski, who casually
headed the ball into the empty net
for the game-winning goal with
just more than 15 minutes left in
the match.
After easily dispatching No. 19
Purdue on Friday night 2-0, Mich-
igan missed a golden opportunity
to move up in the Big Ten stand-
ings with at least a point.
It nullified a weekend where the
crossbar had been generous twice.
On Sunday against Indiana (4-0
Big Ten, 7-2-3), the Wolverines fell
behind early in the second half,
but they fought back and evened
up the game on a pretty goal.
Senior striker Judy Coffman
floated a corner kick into the

middle of the box, where her co-
captain, senior midfielder Katelin
Spencer, won an air-ball in traf-
fic and headed it over an Indiana
defender guarding the left post for
the equalizer in the 61st minute.
"(Coffman's) been making
beautiful services, it's about time
somebody finished one," Spencer
In addition to her crosses,
Coffman's nifty moves created
space for herself and her team-
mates, including one shot by her
that glanced off the outside of the
Following a scoreless first half,
the Hoosiers jumped on a rare
defensive miscue when Arnold
got free at the edge of the box and
connected on a cross from Ali
Brown for the game's first goal at
Arnold was problematic for the
Wolverines (1-2 Big Ten, 5-5-2
overall) all game long. She almost
scored her second goal when she
unloaded a bomb from 25 yards
out in the 51st minute that clanked
off the crossbar, one of the fortu-
itous bounces Michigan received
over the two games.
The loss was a tough pill to

swallow for Michigan.
"We played really well, and the
team fought hard," sophomore
defender Skylar Andrews said.
The Wolverines were frustrated
by Indiana's tendency to pack the
defensive end and patiently wait
for opportunities.
"(Indiana) lives and dies by set
pieces:' Michigan coach Debbie
Rademacher said.
It was a tough end to such a
promising weekend. Facing a,
ranked opponent for the third time
in four games, Michigan looked
like they were the favored team
on Friday night against Purdue
(3-1 Big Ten, 10-2-2 overall). The
Wolverines dominated every facet
of the game and made the Boiler-
makers look sloppy.
In the ninth minute, junior
striker Melissa Dobbyn took a
long cross on the right side of the
box. She sent a weak ball to the
goal that somehow snuck under
the legs of Purdue goalkeeper
Lauren Mason and went into the
back of the net.
The goal sparked the Wolver-
ines to an inspired performance
that allowed them to shake off a
three-game losing streak.
Junior midfielder Sarah Banco
put away the game in the 76th
minute. Positioning herself in
the center of the penalty box,
she softly volleyed a Katie Miler
cross over Mason and just inside
the right post. It capped off an
extremely active night for Banco,
in which she consistently generat-
ed offensive pressure throughout

the game and earned an assist on
Dobbyn's goal.
The goal eased nervous feelings
among Wolverine faithful, with
Purdue just inches from tying the
game a few minutes before. Two
Purdue players freed up in the box Senior Brianna Brod
with a cross coming from the left
side. Boilermaker Sylvia Forbes
headed the cross directly into the
crossbar, over a lunging Tuura.B ro
With the crossbar saving the Wol-
verines, Purdue never challenged
Tuura was eased into action in
her return from injury after miss-
ing two games. Her only save of By Matt Johnson
the game occurred with 15 sec- For the Daily
onds left. But she was quick to
deflect credit away. Things didn't lo
"It's great having such good women's golf teat
defensive backs to keep the ball tournament leader C
away and make it easy for me," strokes with five hot
Tuura said. on Saturday led to
This foursome of Andrews, conditions and highs
senior Lindsey Cottrell, freshman But when the su
Amy Klippert and redshirt junior before noon and the
Emily Kalmbach has been instru- the Wolverines pick
mental in Tuura conceding only leading to a first-plat
four goals through 10 appearances gan coach Kathy Te
this season. her team a much-nee
Despite a disappointing end to "Itoldthe girls to
the weekend, Michigan isn't going and to stay tough," T
to hit the panic button. thatpoint) we had son
"We still have seven games left coming up, but they
and our goals are certainly still posure and finisheds
attainable," Rademacher said. one negative thing;
The team hits the road for next played the last 18 hol
weekend, facing less-heralded An exciting thri
squads Wisconsin and Northwest- between Michigan's
ern for an opportunity to move up ick and Ohio State's
the Big Ten standings. were tied for first a
It hopes the luck can return. play - highlighted.

erick led Michigan to a first-place finish this weekend
erick comes
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course dried up
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ded boost.
justhang in there
eichert said. "(At
me difficult holes
kept their com-
strong. I can't say
about how they
les today."
ee-hole playoff
Brianna Broder-
Dana Je - who
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Broderick's short game was solid
all day long. On the seventh hole her
approach shot sailed over the green
and landed between two trees. Still,
she was able to punch outand convert
her putt for par.
Freshman Ashley Bauer also had
a strong showing for the Wolverines,
finishing ina four-way tie for seventh
place after beginning the day tied for
17th. Her short game looked strong
all day, and she nearly holed out a
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"My ball-striking was good today,
but my putting needs some work,"
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Senior Ali Stinson was consistent
throughout the tournament, finishing
in a tie for 15th. Junior Lindsey Davis
played well on Saturday but dropped
from second place into a tie for 20th.
The weather was uncooperative
all weekend. Lightning postponed
the finish of the second round until
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all weekend from the rain.
"The course seemed to play longer
because of all the wet spots," Bauer
The win was very important for
Michigan, showing that the Wolver-
ines are good enough to beat the top
competition in the Big Ten tourna-
ment when the spring season rolls
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"This was a huge win for us," Tei-
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and neck with these teams all season
The Wolverines are back in action
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first playoff hole, but Je appeared to
have the upper hand when Broder-
ick's approach shot landed just off the
green on the next hole. But Broder-
ick stayed alive with a beautiful chip
off the fringe that missed the hole
by inches, drawing cheers from the
crowd of about 40.
On the final hole, Je's approach
shot landed in the rough, and Brod-
erick drained a five-foot putt for par
to win the tournament, continuing a
hot streak that began with a second-
place finish in the Lady Northern
Invitational two weeks ago. She also
beat her personal best with a 70 (-1)
on Saturday.
"Before the playoff I just told her
'Bri, you got this, "Teichert said. "I
was just out there in support of her
because she's a very intelligent player
who doesn't need a lot of help."
Said Broderick: "With a playoff
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