By Avi Ebenstein
For the Daily
Michigan men's soccer fans, stop
worrying. The Washtenaw Cup is back
where in Ann Arbor. In a thrilling 1-0
overtime victory over Eastern Michi-
gan, the Michigan men's soccer team
reclaimed the cup in the third year of
this annual contest.
The Wolverines lost the last two
Washtenaw Cups, but this year the
Eagles go home losers. Michigan play-
ers could not hide their excitement.
"This was a fantastic game - I'm
excited," senior Ian Kurth said.
"It's sweet for us because we not
only won the game, we won the cup,"
coach Steve Burns said.
Also, Burns cited the way the win-
ning goal was scored as a reason for
"The last two years, they have scored
on us with an indirection. We even
called the play 'Eastern' when we used
it on other schools. Today, we called it
'Western' and it won the game."
Freshman Blake Novotny scored the
goal on a pass from Mike Daily.
"We worked on it in practice (Tues-
day). We clear out the far side and then
the player passes it across."
The play worked to perfection and
Novotny stood all alone in front of the
open goal. Mike Daily sent the pass to
Novotny, as the Eastern Michigan play-
ers swarmed to Daily. Novotny con-
verted, slamming the ball into the goal.
"That was fun," said Novotny.
The entire game was a close, physi-
cal contest. Neither team could convert
during regulation. Though Eastern con-
trolled much of the first half, the Wol-
Eastern Michigan is known as a team
which uses its athletic ability to head the
ball and play a physical game.
The Eagles also feature an aggres-
sive attack. Michigan's misdirection
goal exploited the Eagles' swarming
play. Michigan plays a finesse game
and tried not be drawn into Eastern's
See SOCCER, Page 11A
Michigan basketball prepares
to begin post-Fab Five era
Michigan will look to (from left)
for its inside game this season.
Maceo Baston, Robert Traylor and Maurice Taylor
Buckeyes look to stay unbeaten with win over Badgers
By Doug Stevens
Daily Sports Writer
Now that the Michigan football
team has dropped its first game of the
season, it's time for those Wolverine
fans who still hold Rose Bowl aspira-
tions to shift their attention to other
Big Ten games.
Given the fact that Michigan sup-
porters will not be able to cheer for
the Wolverines on Saturday because
of the bye week, they will have to gear
up for the prospect of rooting against
the teams at the top of the conference
standings. Since there are currently
six Big Ten teams ranked in the AP runners in the race for a Rose Bowl The effort earned Hoying conference lineoackers and deiensive line com
Top 25, Michigan fans will certainly bid - not to mention the national Player of the Week honors and placed up big this weekend and keep th
have ample opportunity to voice those championship. A Rose Bowl berth him second in the nation in passing pressure on Hoying, this game coul
aggressive sentiments. would be the efficiency. be close.
Ohio State (1-0 Big Ten, 5-0 over- Around the Buckeyes' first Despite having an extra week to The big question on Saturday wil
all) at Wisconsin (1-0, 2-1-1) , since 1985. prepare for this game, Wisconsin will be if Wisconsin can come out an
This game is perhaps the most in- The Ohio State undoubtedly have a challenge on its play as well and as inspired as it di,
triguing matchup of football Satur- offense was ex- hands in stopping the Buckeye attack. against Penn State. While this is
day. Both teams are coming off big plosive against The linebackers played well in the possibility, expect the Buckeye of
wins in Happy Valley and are playing Penn State, as Badgers' 17-9 win over Penn State fense to be simply too much for th
their best football of the season. q u a r t e r b a c k two weeks ago. Daryl Carter played Badgers.
Last week, the No. 4 Buckeyes Bobby Hoying an especially strong game with 13 Ohio State 35, Wisconsin 17
played a strong offensive game, de- kept himself in Heisman Trophy con- tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and Penn State (0-2, 3-2) at Purdu
feating Penn State 28-25. They now tention by completing 24 of35 passes an interception, earning Big Ten (0-1-1, 2-2-1)
find themselves as one of the front- for 354 yards and three touchdowns. Player of the Week honors. If the See BIG TEN, Page 12
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