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6The Daily Tar Heel Thursday, September 12, 1985
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By JAMES SUROYIECKI
Sometimes there's no way a team can
lose a game. And with apologies to
Atlantic Christian, that was the situa
tion yesterday as the UNC men's soccer
team crushed the Bulldogs, 4-0.
Last year Atlantic Christian defeated
UNC, and with that in mind, one might
have expected the Tar Heels to come
out firing. Such was far from the case.
As the game went on, it became clear
that all the team had in mind was its
matchup with Clemson on Sunday. Not
until the second half did the Tar Heels
get into the game and show why they
are 4-0 at this point in the season.
The match began very slowly, with
UNC dominating play and keeping the
pressure on Bulldog goalie Frank
Spinello, who turned in a nice perfor
mance in the nets. Twice in the first
ten minutes the Tar Heels were awarded
free kicks right in front of Atlantic
Christian's goal and twice Spinello
stopped forward Dave Smyth. Then,
midway through the first half, Spinello
charged out of the nets and made a
magnificent save on Tommy Nicholson,
who had been left alone to the right
of the goal.
The only real offensive threat
mounted by Atlantic Christian in the
first half came when, with ten minutes
left, Frank Gilhooly made a beautiful
tackle on Bulldog Nicholas Christiano,
who was streaking in from the right side.
Moments later Donald Cogsville, who
had come off the UNC bench, was left
alone in front of the goal. Smyth
centered the ball to him, but Cogsville
fanned on the shot.
But Tommy Nicholson, in his best
play of the day, recovered the ball and
By BOB YOUNG
Eugene, Oregon, is to running what Ed McMahon
is to Johnny Carson they just go together.
With the influences of the great track and cross
country teams at the University of Oregon and the
headquartering of Athletics West and Nike, Eugene
is the Mecca of marathoners and the Holy Land of
harriers. To live and run in Eugene is a Nike nirvana.
Or is it?
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centered a pass through a defender's
legs. Cogsville made good on his second
opportunity, chipping a shot into the
far right of the goal at 37:27. UNC had
gone ahead for good.
The action in the second half was in
direct contrast to that of the first 45
minutes. The Tar Heels started fast and
kept the pressure on. In the first five
saves and Nicholson blew a nice chance
by lifting a Smyth rebound over the
crossbar. At that point, the only thing
standing between UNC and blowout
Twelve minutes into the half the Tar
Heels got a break. Spinello was injured
and was forced to leave the game. UNC
wasted no time in attacking his replace
ment, Troy Henry. Less than a minute
later, Smyth juked his defender and sent
a perfect pass to Nicholson, who
fanned. But the dam was about to burst.
At 60:01, the first cracks appeared.
Paul Lalor sent a long pass to Tommy
Nicholson, who just tipped the ball with
his head. The ball bounded to Reid
Storch, who turned and ripped a shot
from 35 feet which bulged the net cords
and put North Carolina on top 2-0.
Ten minutes later, Nicholson sliced
through the defense and fed Terry
Nelson, who fired and was stopped on
a nice save as the rebound just skidded
by the ever-present Nicholson.
Then, at 77:33, Dave Smyth made
a magnificent play to seal the victory.
Taking a pass from Steve Daskal, he
slid along the end line and found
Nicholson where he always seems to be,
right in front of the goal. Smyth
centered a pass and Nicholson tapped
it in for his sixth goal of the young
iniew post eiezra Stint's not mwmma
Not according to Chris Fox who is now assistant
coach Fox to the Tar Heel distance runners. At 26,
Fox is a world-class performer in the 5,000 meters
and was ranked fifth in the nation in that event in
1984. He as well as anybody can tell of the trials
and trails of living and running in Eugene, his former
Fox expressed relief about leaving Eugene in a
recent quote in Track & Field News:
"In Eugene, it's running and that is all they care
about. It gets a little old after a while. Being in
Carolina, I will be able to get out, train and then
hide for a while without everyone watching me. Out
here (in Eugene), it's like living in a fishbowl.
UNC head coach Dennis Craddock tried to lure
Fox away from Oregon and found him id be an easy"
"I had been looking to get out of Eugene for over
a year," Fox says. "I was looking for a career in
coaching and wanted to be in the southeast if possible."
His attachment to this part of the country grew
out of his childhood in West Virginia and his
undergraduate days at Auburn. And already he's
singing the praises of Chapel HilL
"The track surface (at Fetzer Field) is much better
than the one at Oregon," he says. "And running a
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season to make the score 3-0.
Storch's second goal of the game, off
a nice pass from Scott Simpkins, served
only to drive home the Tar Heels
It certainly wasn't the prettiest or
most exciting game ever, but it was a
win. "I don't think we played as well
as we played in the first three games,
but I'm pleased with the win," coach
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scored one goal, struggles for the ball.
Anson Dorrance said. "It's just real nice
to go into the Clemson game with a
Thirty-five shots for UNC, five for
Atlantic Christian. Two saves for UNC
goalie Brad Davis, 21 for the duo of
Spinello and Henry. And, of course,
four goals for the Tar Heels, none for
the Bulldogs. Domination is a good
word for it.
few miles in any direction can get you on some nice
country roads. And the golf course is a great place
to run when it's not too busy."
Another positive aspect of training in the Triangle?
"Back in Eugene, you could run a track workout
Thursday night and everybody would know about
it Friday morning," he says. "I got caught up in that
for a while before I figured out it was pretty strpid.
I like to train by myself."
Now that he can train, that is. Fox had surgery
last November for a foot ailment and was unable'
to compete this summer. It is only now that he is
getting back in the training groove. After he gets
back in shape, he plans to compete for some of the ?
Mdobf;jse1ason and then will concentrate on preparing"
for the nationals and the European circuit next
summer. But for now he has a team he must help
"I think I can bring a lot to the program here,
especially in the experience department," Fox says.
"IVe been exposed to good programs both at Auburn
and in Eugene, and IVe gained a lot of international
experience as well in the last few years. IVe seen a
lot for someone my age and I think it will be a big
help to the people on the team."
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By LEE ROBERTS
All right, Tar Heel fans. YouVe got
a job to do.
This Saturday afternoon at Kenan
Stadium, North Carolina hosts Louisi
ana State in its home football opener.
Your job is easy. All youVe got to
do is go crazy.
When North Carolina runs on to
the field, it will be your duty to have
Kenan romping, stomping and scream
ing so loud those jerks back in Baton
Rouge can hear it.
I'm talking about really going crazy.
Kenan should suffer structural damage
after this game. ,
I know, I know. It sounds tough.
But just practice real hard for the next
couple of days.
Stomp your feet up and down, even
if it pisses off the people who live
below you. Get your vocal cords
stretched out by shouting as loud as
you can for hours, even if your room
mate's trying to sleep.
I know you're probably wondering,
why the pep talk? I know you're sup
posed to cheer at football games.'
The fact is, a worrisome apathy has
fallen over North Carolina crowds in
recent years; an apathy that's come
about probably as the result of being
spoiled. North Carolina fans expect to
And, in the past, the Tar Heels did
56-0 over East Carolina. 62-8 over
Army. 49-7 over Miami of Ohio. 41-0
over Georgia Tech.
During these recent years, the
crowds at Kenan would cheer for a
few touchdowns, then leave.
"When did you leave?"
"When it was 45-0."
"I left when it was 61-6. "
From 1979 to 1983, North Carolina
teams went 45-14-1 and won four of
the five bowl games they played in. It
was also a five-year period in which
at least at the latter part of that time
the Tar Heel fans fell into a collec
tive coma. Fifty thousand people sit
ting on their hands.
To tell you the truth, most of those
games were boring because North
Carolina fans just stopped putting any
effort into cheering.
Last year was when it all turned
Suddenly there were no blowouts at
North Carolina games anymore
(excepting, of course, one night against
UNC 15-8. 6-15, 15-9, 15-5 over Providence
Minnesota 15-7. 15-7, 15-7 over UNC
Rhode Island 15-0. 15-11, 15-6 over UNC
UNC Record: 1-2
UNC 4, Atlantic Christian 0
Atlantic Christian 0 0-0
Goals: UNC Storch 2, Cogsville, Nicholson
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Boston College). The scores evened
out a little 33-30, 23-17, 30-27, 24
24, 17-15. And last week, a 21-19 win
over Navy that went down to the wire.
Maybe those scores signal a big
decline in the quality of the North
Carolina football program. Maybe
those scores reflect a leveling off of
talent around the conference and
around the country.
To tell you the truth, I like it better
nowadays, where every game is a toss
up. During that aforementioned five
year period, the winning teams in
games involving UNC won by an aver
age margin of 18 points, peaking out
in 1981 when the average margin was
21.8 points a game.
What those numbers indicate is that
there were a lot of blowouts. A lot of
games completely lacking in excite
ment, electricity and intensity.
Last year, the 5-5-1 Tar Heels
played 1 1 games. The average margin
of victory was down to 7.7 points a
game, 5.8 if you exclude the 52-20 Bos
ton Massacre. That's one touchdown a
game. That's some close, exciting
This year, as the Navy game proved,
should be no different..
Saturday afternoon, the excuse that
UNC was 'expected' to win wont hold
water. Louisiana State, featuring an
arsenal of weapons like Jeff Wicker
sham and Dalton Hilliard, is favored
to beat the Tar Heels by six points.
The Tigers are ranked 10th in the
country and frankly, if North Carolina
makes as many mistakes as it did last
week, could chew up and spit out the
But don't expect it. This North
Carolina team is young, aggressive on
defense, and potentially explosive on
offense. What it needs is a thundering
din of approval from its supporters.
What it needs is a 12th man out on the
field in the form of 50,000 raving lunat
ics screaming as loud as they can,
cheering their team, watching a good
game, and having a good time.
After all, having a good time at the
stadium Saturday afternoon is what
it's all about.
So start practicing. As close as
North Carolina games have been
recently, your romping, stomping and
screaming could make a difference.
"Assists: UNC - Nicholson 2, Smyth 2. Lalor, '
Shots: UNC - 35, Atlantic Christian - 5
Saves: UNC - Davis 2, Atlantic Christian -Spinello
13, Henry 8
Off Sides: UNC - 6, Atlantic Christian - 2
Fouls: UNC -10, Atlantic Christian - 9
FIELD HOCKEY vs. Virginia Commonwealth,
Astroturf Field, 7 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL vs. Florida at noon, vs. Rice at
4 p.m., at Columbia, S.C.
FOOTBALL vs. Louisiana State, Kenan Sta
dium, 1 p.m.
VOLLEYBALL vs. South Carolina at 1 p.m., vs.
Western Kentucky at 7 p.m., at Columbia, S.C.
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. Central Florida, Fetzer
Field, 11 a.m.
MEN'S SOCCER vs. Clemson. Fetzer Field. 2
VOLLEYBALL vs. St Augustine, Carmichael
Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
WOMEN'S SOCCER vs. N.C. State at 1:00 p.m.,
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Houston at Washington
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