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Michigan grinds out
draw at Bowling Green

By JEREMY SUMMITT
Daily Sports Editor
The Chaka Daley era of Michi-
gan soccer continues to produce
positive results.
The Michigan men's soccer
team traveled to Bowling Green
on Monday in hopes of avenging
last year's 2-0 loss in Ann Arbor,
but the Wolverines were forced to
settle for a 1-1 draw after the Fal-
cons found a late equalizer in the
82nd minute.
Senior midfielder Fabio Pereira
netted his first goal of the season
off a 25-yard strike in the 41st
minute, giving Michigan the half-
time advantage. A rebound from
sophomore forward James Mur-
phy trickled back to Pereira, who
struck the ball into the top corner.
"We got a little bit of a rhythm
there at the end of the second half,
and it resulted in a great goal by
Fabio," Daley said. "It was a grind
the rest of the game."
But just as Michigan (1-0-1)
crept ahead, a red card issued to
redshirt junior forward Tyler
Arnone neutralized its positive
first half. A foul-laden prelude to
Arnone's infraction may very well
have been at fault for a question-
able ejection. Multiple Wolver-
ines expressed the feeling that
the head official lost control of the
game early on.
Down a man for 70 minutes,
the Wolverines were still able to
stymie Bowling Green (1-0-1) for
a majority of the match, a credit
to Michigan's back line. Daley
commented on senior defender
Ezekiel Harris's invaluable lead-
ership and the growth of fresh-
man defender Andre Morris as
clear positives to take from this
result.
"This is the battle these guys
need to go through to create

WOMEN'S SOCCER
Wolverines down
21st-ranked Aztecs
By ALEX TAYLOR that led to great scoring oppor-
Daily Sports Writer tunities, with several shots hit-
ting the goal posts, but the team
With the ball in their own net, couldn'tconvert.
and not even two minutes off the "(San Diego State leaves) alot of
clock, a stunned No. 14 Michigan space that you can get into," Ryan
women's soccer team huddled in said. "We knew we would get
the center of the field, trying to those chances, and they eventu-
regroup after giving up lightning- ally came for us."
quick goal Michigan was able to pull ahead
Playing host to No. 21 San in the 30th minute when fresh-
Diego State, the Wolverines (4-0) man forward Madisson Lewis
answered the Aztecs' quick goal scored her third goal of the sea-
with a score of their own just two son. Junior midfielder Chloe Sos-
minutes later and never looked enko crossed a ball from the left
back on their wayto a 3-1victory. side of the field that was deflected
"It's kind of tough when they by Ezurike to the front of the net.
go up so early in the game," said Lewis beat her defender to the
senior forward Nkem Ezurike. loose ball and slipped the ball past
"But I think we did a really good a charging keeper.
job of just getting organized and "To get the second one, that
getting back to playing our game really turned the game," Ryan
and getting a quick goal after said. "At that point, we were start-
that." ing to really dominate the game,
In the fourth minute, with San and I felt like through most of the
Diego State (1-2-1 overall) deep in second half we continued to carry
the Wolverines' territory, senior the game to them."
midfielder Meghan Toohey raced After halftime, the Wolverines
back and won a one-on-one battle began to dominate most of the
for the ball. After winning the play. Michigan was able to pepper
tackle, Michigan's defense con- Vaughn, eventually outshooting
trolled the ball and then sent along San Diego State 18-9.
pass to Ezurike, who raced past "The whole team played well,"
a defender and slipped the ball to Ezurike said. "It was a total team
streaking senior midfielder Kayla effort. We stuck to the game
Mannino. Mannino then crossed plan and kind of ran them into
the ball into the box, where it was the ground, and everything just
tipped by Aztec goalie Melanie worked forus."
Vaughn. But sophomore midfield- Ezurike, the center of action
er Christina Ordonez was there to throughout the game, scored the
pick up the rebound and knock the Wolverines' third and final goal
ball into the back of the net, tying of the game. In the 64th minute,
the game at one. the senior received a long throw-
"I think it shows the confidence in from Toohey that bounced per-
and character of this team," said fectly over a defender, setting up
Michigan coach Greg Ryan. "If we Ezurike for a close-range goal, her
go down, we're going to get our third of the season.
goals." "It feels good," Ezurike said of
After the tying goal, the game the win. "They are a very good
featured up-and-down play with team. They made it to the Sweet
most of the action happening in Sixteen last year and just to come
the final thirds of the field. Michi- out and get a win against them is
gan had several over-the-top balls good for us."

FILE PHOTO/Daily
Michigan soccer coach Chaka Daley wants his squad to bea blue-collar, grind-it-out team, and it was Monday.
some character and some qual- Adam Grinwis recorded four the program's first NCAA Tour-
ity," Daley said. "I think they did a saves. nament appearance since 2010.
very solid job in the back." "It was a little unlucky by us," This time around, the young
The Falcons were unable to Daley said. "We deserved to take Wolverines squad, led by a core
create many the game. group of seniors, aims to embrace
quality chanc- Bowling Green the gritty effort Daley instilled in
es, and the late "It was a grind didn't create a his team at the beginning of last
equalizer was ton of chances season.
the result of the of the and scored a "I was talking to coach after
a scramble in t rest bit fortunately thegameandit's not abadresult,"
the box that at the end." Pereira said. "Especially in the
was eventu- Last year, beginning of the season, that's
ally hammered a lackluster something that builds character.
home by mid- result against In those circumstances, you've
fielder Brandon Silva. Behind Bowling Green reversed the for- just got to fight. We showed that
the back line, sophomore captain tunes of the team that resulted in we're a blue-collar team."

Bartelstein pens e-book on Final Four run

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By DANIEL WASSERMAN
Daily Sports Editor
Following his graduation from
Michigan, former basketball cap-
tain Josh Bartelstein compiled the
80 blogs he wrote over the past
three years into his own personal
book - a makeshift diary journal-
ing his experiences and the pro-
gression of the program.
For months, that's where the
story of the 'Bartelstein Blog' was
supposed to end - on Bartelstein's
coffee table.
But thanks to a chance encoun-
ter between former Wolverine
Zack Novak and entrepreneur
Zack Price, the founder of Blog
Into Book and a Michigan alum,
Bartelstein's blogs, along with a

host of interactivecontent, will be
available to Michigan fans nation-
wide.
'We On: Behind the Scenes of
Michigan's Final Four Run' is set
for an electronic release on Tues-
day. For $7.99, fans can purchase
the e-book on iTunes, Amazon,
Kindle or from www.BlogInto-
Book.com.
Bartelstein, who is currently
working for a real estate firm in
Chicago while doing speaking
engagements about creating win-
ning atmospheres, can't help but
laugh at how far along the blog
has come since he was first asked
to write it prior to his sophomore
season.
"It's really surreal to me," Bar-
telstein said last week. "Never in a

million years did I think it would
get to this point where it's going to
be a book."
The book begins with an intro-
duction from Bartelstein, followed
by a forward from Novak, who
recounts his pivotal role in con-
structing the program from the
ground up. It includes details of
the various meetings he had with
Michigan coach John Beilein and
how and why certain program-
related decisions were made.
Passages written by three of his
former teammates - Trey Burke,
Tim Hardaway Jr. and Stu Doug-
lass - come next, before the book
jumps into its central focus: the
2013-14 Final Four season. Each
blog from the year is included
chronologically, interspersed with
new insights from Bartelstein.
But the section Bartelstein calls
the "best part" covers the Final
Four. This section is centered
around a 14-page insert, breaking
the week down "minute by minute
of what happened every day." The
coverage is comprehensive, from
every perspective. Fans will not
only see behind-the-scenes videos
and pictures from the players' and
coaches' vantage points, but from
the eyes of fans in both Atlanta
and Ann Arbor.
"The biggest thing we miss as
players, or even coaches, is we
don't get to experience what the
fans are like during the games,"
Bartelstein said. "We don't get to
see inside the Brown Jug or in the
Diag when we beat these teams,
so to have the videos of (students)
dancing or at the bars - it gives
you any perspective. So while I
give you the perspective of what
we were doing orthe coacheswere
doing, you also get videos of what
the fans were doing during the
games. So if you weren't in Atlanta
or weren't in Dallas, you'll see it
from every angle.
"When you see those things,
you can kind of put yourself back
in the moment. It really gives you
the chills."
Following the Final Four, the
book transitions back into the
beginnings of Bartelstein's blog-
writing career, which began with
the 2010-11 campaign, when a
young, upstart Wolverine squad,
picked by some to finish last in the

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Big Ten, made a shocking run into
the NCAA Tournament.
Bartelstein, who said he
wouldn't typically describe him-
self as nostalgic, repeatedly found
himself in awe at the transforma-
tion the program underwent dur-
ing his tenure.
"The coolest thing for me is
going back and reading it and see-
ing how far that we've come," he
said. "My favorite part will always
be seeing how much progress this

program has made.
"It was an amazing stretch of
how quickly it happened and even
crazier to see page by page."
A few months ago, Bartelstein
felt lucky just to have so many
memories bound together in one
place. Now, he's gotten the chance
to dive so much deeper into the
tournament run of his life, while
in the process, experiencing an
entirely different angle. And for
a player that built his reputation

around sharing his inside per-
spective of the basketball program
with the Wolverine fanbase, he's
happyto share one final time.
"It's just everything you could
ever want to not just remember
this year, but remember this pro-
gram and what's happened so
recently," Bartelstein said. "There
are not many books thatcan really
capture a program, written by
players - key players - and this
book is goingto be that."

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