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" ~UWhitaker's heroics win historic game
Lou's Whltaker's ninth inning homer gave the Detroit Tigers a 5-3 win
over the Milwaukee Brewers yesterday. The game marked the 191th
time that Wnitaker and Alan Trammell have taken the field together, a
new American League record. The pair will start together twice more this
season - in the home finale Sept. 21 and in the season finale Oct. 1.
Marinaro heads home to Boston 5 .V Z

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M' captain to have at least 50 relatives and friends in the stands

By Scott Burton
2aily Sports Writer
Don't get Joe Marinaro wrong.
The Andover, Mass. native will gladly
admit that he grew up admiring the
Boston College football team. But that
:oesn't mean he'll take it easy on his
iometown's heroes when his Wolver-
nes battle the Eagles Saturday.
In fact, the senior offensive lineman
may be as pumped as ever for this
weekend's contest at Alumni Stadium.

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He'll be playing in
front of 50 to 60
family members
and friends and
certainly doesn't
want to disappoint
the entourage.
"I always rooted
for Boston College
growing up, be-
cause my brother
was playing there,"
Marinaro said.

preeminently successful as a Michigan.
"They worked very hard to be a good
team every year and they just fell short
all the time," Marinaro said. "I really
didn't feel like going through all that
work and all that preparation to get
ready for the season and not being able
to win games."
It would have been easy for his fam-
ily to be disappointed with Marinaro's
decision; his brother Mike lettered at
Boston College from 1989-92 and
Marinaro is more than familiar with
some of the faces he'll see Saturday.
But Marinaro said that his family
understood and supported his decision.
And clearly so does his coach, Lloyd
Carr.
"I love Joe Marinaro, because he's
consistent, he's not selfish, he's a great
competitor, he wants to win, and he has a
great work ethic," Carr said. "Everything
about him is positive-and I guess that's
why they elected him captain."
NIGHT TIME IS THE RIGHT TIME:
Saturday's contest begins at 6:30 p.m.
and will be the first time Michigan has
played a regular-season night game
since 1991's matchup with Minnesota.
The Wolverines's 24-14 victory over
Colorado State in the Holiday Bowl last
season was also a night contest.
Carr wasn't quite sure how playing
under the lights of Alumni Stadium
would affect Michigan.
In the Wednesday, Thursday and Fri-

day before a noon home contest with
Virginia and a 12:30 start against Mem-
phis, Carr had his team practiced around
the game's starting times. That way, the
Wolverines could get used to the sun
and how it would affect the dynamics of
a game.
However, Michigan Stadium is not
equipped with lights, so similar prepa-
ration for Saturday's contest is impos-
sible.
"We may turn down the lights a little
bit," Carr quipped.
NOBLE INJURY PRIZE: Last season,
Michigan lost such key players as Matt
Dyson, Tyrone Wheatley and Steve
Morrison to injury. This season has
been a lot more peaceful.
A number of players (Tshimanga
Biakabutuka, Tyrone Noble, Brent
Blackwell) have been banged up, but
there hasn't been any catastrophic inju-
ries.
Michigan owes some of the credit to
improved conditioning as facilitated in
an offseason workout program by
strength and conditioning coach Mike
Gittelson. Carr says the rest of the
credit belongs to pure luck.
"With Steve Morrison, he's walking
over the railroad tracks going to Michi-
gan Stadium and turns his foot and
misses three or four game," Carr said.
"But I certainly believe in conditioning
and the job Mike Gittelson did over the
summer."

'Being in that stadium on the other
sideline is going to be strange."
Marinaro could have ended up on the
Eagles' side of the field if he had so
wanted. Boston College vigorously re-
:ruited the Andover High School All-
American, as did many other top pro-
grams.
However, Marinaro eliminated the
Eagles from his potential suitors be-
cause he wasn't sure they would be as

FILE PHOTO/Daily
Boston College and Michigan square off at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. In last year's game, quarterback Mark Hartsell threw for 338 yards.

Men's soccer e a first in,loses goalie to injury

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By Susan Dann
Daily Sports Writer
The Michigan men's soccer team can
add one to the win column after beating
Macomb Community College 2-0 last
night. After a winless early season, the
Wolverines are ready to continue the
winning streak.
"ft's good to have our first win under
our belt," Michigan coach Steve Burns
said. "It's a big release of pressure. We
know we are capable of being a good
team, and we saw that today."
The Wolverines got off to a slow
start, still adjusting to the 5-3-2 forma-
tion.
"For the first fifteen minutes, we were
really slow and disorganized,"senior Rob
Holt said. "Then we started to pick things
up and we really controlled the ball."
Twenty minutes into the first half,
Michigan grasped the formation. Jun-
ior Adam Carriere led the attack from
the left side of the offensive third of the
field. Holt made apredictablerun,draw-
ing the defense away from Carriere,
who played the ball to the weak side.

Mike McCaron took the ball directly to
the near post. After firing a hard shot,
the ball hit the crossbar and went in.
"(Macomb) really wasn't expect-
ing it," Burns said. "They expected us
to pull the ball back and switch it
earlier."
Michigan's second goal came at about
the 55 minute mark. Senior Rick
Weinberg, playing with back pain, con-
nected with Rob Sorrine for the score.
"Rick's really been playing with a lot
of heart," Burns said.
Weinberg's return from injury isquite
timely, as Michigan suffered several
injuries against Macomb. Goalkeeper
Mike Milman suffered what Burns said

is potentially a "season-ending injury."
Milman came out on a 50-50 ball. A
Macomb player slid cleats first into
Milman, bruising his knee. Mike Presley
also suffered a bad bruise during the
second half, yet was able to walk offthe
field.
Backup goalkeeper Steve Scanio saw
his first action of the year, preserving
the Michigan shutout after Milman left
the game.
The lead gave some Michigan new-
comers the opportunity to break in their
cleats.
"A lot of younger guys got to play
(yesterday)," Holt said. "They really
showed their stuff. They really came

through."
The Wolverines finished strong in
the 5-3-2 formation.
"I think we're going to stick with the
formation," Holt said. "We want to take
this system and work with it for the next
few months. We're still tryingto put the'
new pieces into the system."
Michigan is taking the victory in
stride, remaining realistic about facin
a lesser opponent.
"There are a couple ofgames we know..
are victories," Bums said. "We play to our
competition. AgainstMacomb,weplayed
down to their level. We'll have to play up
to the level of the better teams if we ware
to continue to win."

MARK FRIEDMAN/Daily
men's soccer team beat Macomb Community College, 2-0, yesterday

M field h(
f Jed Rosenthal
ily Sports Writer
With three full days of practice and a
eam meeting under its belt, the No. 20
Michigan field hockey team hosts
tanford today at Ocker Field. The Wol-
erines, coming offof a wrenching loss
o Syracuse, intend to take it right to the
ardinal.
"We're frustrated that we're 2-2,"
ichigan coach Patti Smith said. "We
eel we're a better team, but we need to
dwell on not where we have been, but
where we are going."
Stanford will be at a disadvantage
when it arrives in Ann Arbor be-
cause of the Wolverines' playing
surface. Accustomed to grass, the
Cardinal play a slower style game.
That is a style the Wolverines can
capitalize on.
"We'll take advantage of their play

)ckey hosts Stanford

Field hockey
Who: Michigan vs. Stanford
Where: Ocker Field (behind,
Schembechler Hall)
When: 3 pmp
by passing around them," forward
Michelle Smulders said. "We have to
take advantage of our fitness and run
them to the ground. We're known as a
fitness team and one that doesn't get
tired."
A team meeting Monday served as a
wake-up call to Michigan. Coming off
a difficult loss, the team could not re-
main demoralized.
"I think the meeting was real good to
get people in looking toward the future,
looking toward Stanford," Smith said.

"We're really excited to get on the field
again."
"We know we have talent," Smulders
said. "I think the game on Sunday was
a checkpoint. We may know that we
have talent but we still need to get the
job done."
Stanford's style of play resembles
Syracuse, because the Cardinal play on
grass, and hit the ball hard. The Wol-
verines will have to be quick in prevent-
ing rushes up front.
"We have to be set and ready in
the passing lanes," Smith said.
"We'll be able to pick off some of
those hard balls if we're really low
and steady."
With its speed and agility, Michigan
will find it necessary to control the
game from the onset.
See FIELD HOCKEY, Page 13A

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