Indiana And Michigan Advance To NCAA Quarterfinals
Nov. 30, 2003
MICHIGAN UPSETS NO. 3 NOTRE DAME ON PENALTY KICKS, 4-3
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - A first-half goal and the game-winning penalty kick by Mike White helped the Michigan Wolverines upset and advance past Notre Dame, 4-3, on penalty kicks after a 1-1 tie in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday.
The 12th-seeded Wolverines were finally able to oust the fifth-seed and third-ranked Fighting Irish on penalty kicks, after battling tied, 1-1, for 90 minutes Sunday.
Notre Dame's Justin Detter put the Irish on the board early, scoring on a long lead pass from Greg Martin at the 16:57 mark in the first half.
It didn't take long for Michigan to respond, as White scored on assists from Chris Glinski and Kevin Savitskie in the 21st minute.
It wasn't until the game went to penalty kicks did another ball find the back of the net. Michigan goalie Peter Dzubay recorded nine saves on the day, including five in the second half and two in the second overtime. Dzubay's counterpart, ND's Chris Sawyer, netted just three saves on the day.
Notre Dame out-shot Michigan, 24-11, including a 16-3 advantage after halftime when both teams stood tied with eight shots each.
The first three shooters for each team converted in the PK round, with Kevin Taylor, Adam Bruh and Brian Popeney scoring for Michigan. After Peter Dzubay blocked the next two Irish attempts, White's tally put the Wolverines in the round of eight.
Michigan (14-6-1) will face Santa Clara next weekend in the quarterfinals.
INDIANA OUSTS VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH, 5-0, AFTER FIVE-GOAL SECOND HALF
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers unleashed an offensive attack in the second half of Sunday's NCAA Tournament third round game, scoring five goals in the final 28 minutes to oust Virginia Commonwealth, 5-0.
After a hard-fought scoreless first half, Indiana stormed out of the locker room poised and determined to dominate the second half. That task became easier at the 54:57 mark, when VCU's McColm Cephas was issued a red card for a high kick on Indiana's Julian Dieterle, causing the Rams to play a man down for the remainder of the game.
Not long after the red card was issued, Brian Plotkin netted the Hoosiers' first goal of the game, off a penalty kick at 62:09. In the 74th minute, Josh Tudela scored his first goal of the season on an assist from Jed Zayner.
Six minutes after Tudela's goal, Plotkin and Pat Yates teamed up to serve Jacob Peterson a goal at 79:36. Yates then scored unassisted into an empty net at 85:07 for his fourth of the season.
With just 16 seconds left in the game, Indiana's Jordan Chirico scored from 25 yards out as he chipped the ball over a leaping and out-of-position Sual Montero, sending the near-unanimous Indiana crowd of 1,751 to their feet.
Montero recorded three saves on the day, but could not stop the barrage of shots from the Indiana offense in the second half. IU out-shot the Rams, 16-10, including a 13-7 advantage in the second half.
Indiana's Jay Nolly recorded three saves in goal for the Hoosiers.
IU (14-3-5) will play No. 1 UCLA in Los Angeles next weekend, which will mean that legendary Indiana coach, Jerry Yeagley, coached his last game at Bill Armstrong Stadium on Sunday. Yeagley will retire after this season, his 31st of his illustrious career.