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Fuzetti's hat trick highlights
Michigan's win over Detroit


For the Daily
DETROIT - Fifty-five minutes
into the men's soccer team's 5-1
win over Detroit on Friday, Mauro
Fuzetti made Wolverine history.
The Michigan junior midfielder
became the first Wolverine since
2003 to record a hat trick. Michigan
coach Steve Burns called Fuzetti,
who also became the Wolverines'
seventh-leading scorer of all-time,
the "man of the match."
"He was just dangerous all day
and he was rewarded for it with
some big goals," said Burns..
Fuzetti gave Michigan an early
lead with an unassisted goal after
he had a clean break down the left
side of the field in the ninth min-
Fuzetti's second goal came seven
minutes into the second half when

he took a pass up the right side of
the field and beat the defender to
give Michigan a 3-1llead. Just three
minutes later, Fuzetti completed
his hat trick.
Fueled by some pent-up aggres-
sion after losing Wednesday to
Kentucky, the Wolverines (5-2-1)
left Detroit with an explosive win.
But the game wasn't all about
Michigan. Detroit tied the game in
the 34th minute when Titan miq-
fielder Simon Zahra's shot to the
top right corner of the net slipped
past Michigan redshirt junior goal-
ie Patrick Sperry. Detroit fans came
alive, shouting that it was now a
"new game."
Buttheir encouragement seemed
to spark the .Wolverines, who
responded quickly to change the
dynamic. Just five minutes after
the Titans' game-tying goal, the
Wolverines answered with a goal

of their own. Jake Stacy scored on
a clean shot from the center of the
penalty box to give Michigan a 2-1
Like it did to open the game,
Michigan continued to play strong
the full 90 minutes to secure a final
score of5-1.
After Wednesday's tough loss,
winning Friday's game was very
important to Burns. For the sec-
ond time this year, the Wolverines
looked to rebound strong from a
"There is a lesson in loss that
all players learn - that lesson was
translated into this game," Burns
said. "They really came out and
put the energy in and put a good
performance together, connecting
both defensively and offensively.
We. are real proud of them and
pleased.with where they are right

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Sophomore forward Amanda Bowery scared Michigan's lone goal in yesterdays 1-1 double-overtime tie at Arizona Sta lye
WolverineS fight dry heat In tie

Women's soccer
team winless in
Arizona trip
Daily Sports Writer
After 110 minutes in the 100-
plus degree desert heat, the
Michigan women's soccer team
was gassed.
The Wolverines battled Ari-
zona State to a 1-1 tie in double
overtime Sunday at the Sun Devil
Soccer Stadium in Tempe, Ariz.
Unfamiliar and overwhelming
for some of the Wolverines, the
arid, southwestern temperatures*
presented an extra challenge
throughout the day.
Michigan trainer Tina Scully
tried to provide some relief, by
pouring water down the players'
necks during stoppages.
"We were soaked," sophomore
forward Amanda Bowery said.
with a laugh, "We looked like we
had taken a bath or something."
After a 1-0 overtime loss at Ari-
zona on Friday, the Wolverines
(3-4-2) hoped to bounce back in
the second leg of the West Coast
In Sunday's game, the Wol-
verines took control in the 35th

minute when senior midfielder
and forward Danelle Underwood
dribbled the ball down the side-
line and passed behind an Arizo-
na State defender to connect with
Bowery. Bowery fired a rocket in
the top-left corner for her team-
leading fifth goal of the season,
which also gave Michigan a 1-0
"Amanda just continues to be a
very, very dangerous part of our
attack," Michigan coach Greg
Ryan said. "She's just one of these
players that makes great runs
behind the defenses and will get
these great chances right in front
of the net. And she's got the com-
posure to stick them in the back of
the net."
The Wolverines held onto their,
slight lead until the 85th min-
ute, when Arizona State scored
off a corner kick. The ball was
kicked around in the box for a few
moments before Arizona State's
said that the Sun Devils' height
and aggressiveness allowed them
to better connect on corner kicks
and set plays.
Michigan had a number of
chances for the game-winner in
the overtime periods. The most
impressive came when freshman
forward Natalie Horner found
Bowery alone about seven yards
in front of the net and ahead of the

defense. But Arizona State goalie
Briana Silvestri made what Ryan
called a "fantastic reaction save."
Arizona State (4-2-3) outshot
the Wolverines 20-5, including
6-4 in the overtimes. The lop-
sided statistic can be attributed
to Michigan's 4-2-4 set-up dur-
ing the game, with four defenders
and forwards and two midfield-
ers. With just two Wolverine mid-
fielders, the Sun Devils were able
to take many shots from nearly 30
yards from the net. But these low-
percentage shots are easier to stop
than shots in the penalty box.
"I wouldn't be surprised if
other teams outshoot us," Ryan
said. "Today the defense just com-
pletely shut down Arizona State
from the beginning and didn't
give them very many chances
inside the penalty box."
Arizona andArizona State have
been the toughest challenges for
Michigan this month. With the
Big Ten schedule kicking off this
Friday against Iowa, this week-
end's games replicated the strong,
physical, aggressive play the Wol-
verines will see the rest of the
"For us to play this well, and
dominate Arizona State in the
overtime period once everyone
was gassed, I think it was just
a great performance by a young
Michigan team," Ryan said.

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