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ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Freshman Stephanie Chavez (Shorewood, Wis./Shorewood HS)
found the net for the second time, at 108:42, to give the University of
Michigan women's soccer team a 4-3 win over the Miami University (Ohio) in
the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Nov. 8 at the U-M Soccer Field in
Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Wolverines got on the board at 15:23, when senior midfielder Kacy Beitel
(Midland, Mich./H.H. Dow HS) caught a cross pass from senior forward Marie
Spaccarotella (Livonia, Mich./Churchill HS) and slid the ball past Miami
defenders and goalkeeper Laura Degelleke. The goal gave Michigan a 1-0
lead, which they took into halftime.
Less than three minutes into the second half, at 48:47, Miami's Julie Grosso
put the ball in the net behind Michigan senior net minder Carissa Stewart
(Topsham, Maine/Mt. Ararat HS), tying the score at one.
Michigan went ahead again off a corner kick from sophomore Andrea Kayal
(Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills HS). Kayal's pass crossed in front of the net and
was put into the goal by sophomore midfielder Laurie Peterson (Del Mar,
Calif./Torrey Pines HS). Peterson hit her first goal of the season at
Miami answered again, this time on an unassisted goal from Danielle Altiero
at 68:58. The Wolverines battled to retake the lead and at 76:57, Chavez
took a drive pass from freshman midfielder Amber Wilson (West Chester, Ohio/
Lakota West HS) and tucked the ball behind Degelleke.
Miami tied things up at 87:57 off an unassisted goal by Danielle Berkemeier.
Taking a 3-3 tie into the first overtime, the Wolverines and RedHawks
battled back and forth, spending much of the first extra fifteen minutes at
midfield. Michigan and Miami finished the extra period still tied at three.
At 108:42, Chavez found her way past the keeper for the second time, giving
the Wolverines a close 4-3 win over the Mid-American Conference Tournament
champion RedHawks. Chavez scored of a pass from Beitel for her eighth goal
of her freshman season.
Stewart made five saves in the game, bringing her season record to 8-6-1.
Her diving save in the first sudden death overtime proved to be a
With the win, the Wolverines will advance to the second round of the 2000
NCAA Women's College Cup Tournament. They will face the No.1-seeded and
undefeated Fighting Irish of Notre Dame at Alumni Field in South Bend, Ind.
on Sunday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m.
Game Summary 1 2 OT1 OT2 Final
Michigan 1 2 0 1 4
Miami (Ohio) 0 3 0 0 3
Scoring, Time (Assist)
1st - Kacy Beitel, 15:23 (Marie Spaccarotella)
2nd - Julie Grosso, 48:47 (Courtney Julian)
2nd - Laurie Peterson, 62:40 (Andrea Kayal)
2nd - Danielle Altiero, 68:58 (unassisted)
2nd - Stephanie Chavez, 76:57 (Amber WIlson)
2nd - Danielle Berkemeier, 87:57 (unassisted)
2OT Stephanie Chavez, 108:42 (Kacy Beitel)
UM - 30, MU - 20
UM - 6 (Carissa Stewart 5, Team 1), MU - 13 (Laura Degelleke 11, Team (2)
UM - 11, MU - 9
UM - 23, MU - 7