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6The Daily Tar HeelMonday, April 4, 1988
Shaffner, ECapIan end careers
as Tar Heels down N.C. State
By KEITH PARSONS
Saturday night in Fetzer Gymna
sium, an era came to an end. That
era was the home gymnastics careers
of UNC seniors Stacy Kaplan and
Both Kaplan and Shaffner, along
with the entire team, have at least one
more meet, the NCAA regionals this
weekend in Gainesville, Fla. But
Saturday night's victory over N.C.
State was the conclusion of four years
"It is hard to imagine our program
without Missy and Stacy," head
coach Derek Galvin said. "Other girls
have helped, but Stacy and Missy
have taken our program to a new
height. To say we are going to miss
them would be a huge
Kaplan and Shaffner, as well as the
whole team, finished the regular
season in grand style. As a team, the
Tar Heels set records for total points
(187.85), uneven bars score (47.45)
and balance beam score (46.35).
Kaplan set records on beam (9.8),
vault (9.7) and all-around (38.55). In
each case, Kaplan broke her own
Shaffner, who did not compete on
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the floor exercise because of an ankle
injury sustained at the ACC Invita
tional, shattered her previous best on
the beam, going from a 9.35 to a 9.7.
"I'm very excited for Missy and
Stacy," Galvin said. "They both came
in with a lot of thunder, and that is
the way they went out."
Although each team received high
scores, Galvin was not convinced.
"The judges got locked in with a
few high scores early in the routine
and then had to give even higher
scores when someone bettered it,"
"Both teams had very good meets,
probably the finest meet between the
two schools, competitiveness wise,
IVe ever seen," he added.
The crowd was one of the biggest
surprises of the whole meet. Even
though Easter was only a day away
and the Final Four was underway,
the Fetzer Gymnasium bleachers
Galvin had moved the meet from
the Carmichael Auditorium to the
cozy confines of Fetzer for several
reasons, one being because he
thought attendence would not be that
He was pleasantly surprised.
"The crowd was great, but I was
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a little overwhelmed with the size of
it," Galvin said. "I hope the audience
was pleased with the scores, because
it will be a long time before they see
scores like this again."
Shaffner was pleased with her final
home meet, even though she was not
able to compete on the floor.
"It felt good, being back in Fetzer,"
said the 5-foot-4 Roanoke, Va.,
native. "When Stacy and I first got
here, all of the meets were held in
Fetzer, so it was more like a
"It was a little weird, because the
scores were so high," Shaffner added.
"The scores were almost like a
Kaplan, with her record score,
captured the all-around title. UNC
freshman Carrie Suto finished third,
continuing the ongoing battle
between the two. Suto accumulated
38.00 points, also bettering Kaplan's
former record. Karen Tart of the
Wolfpack finished second, finishing
with 38.10 points.
Debbie Sigler and Kristin Bilotta
also had good meets for the Tar
Heels, scoring 36.8 and 36.10 points,
Amy Bincarousky continued her
comeback from knee surgery, receiv
ing a 9.25 for her bars routine, and
Stephanie Richard added a 9.25 on
floor and 9.2 on vault. Michele
Zafrani, who usually turns in a solid
routine on beam, had a few problems
and came up with an 8.4.
High scores and all, the Kaplan
Shaffner era came to a fitting
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Shariretts' 3 goals help lacrosse
down second-ranked Maryland
By JIM MUSE
Assistant Sports Editor
A midfielder that got away helped
the third-ranked UNC lacrosse team
down the second-ranked Maryland
Terrapins on Sunday afternoon, in
a game that was as tough and physical
Freshman midfielder Doug Shar
retts of Luthersville, Md., who was
"hardly recruited" by Maryland
coach Dick Edell, scored three
unassisted goals in the second half,
helping UNC defeat the Terrapins for
the first time in the regular season
"It was a good feeling inside,"
Sharretts said after the game. "It was
also good to get back on the coach's
Sharretts had been benched in the
first half because of a bad week of
"I think Doug Sharretts had his
best game ever as a Tar Heel," said
UNC head coach Willie Scroggs,
"after having probably his worst week
of practice. Maybe he should practice
poorly every week."
In what has become an intense and
exciting rivalry, the Tar Heels used
a slow, deliberate offense to keep the
score low and try to stay with the
explosive Terrapins. It worked.
The win, UNC's third in a row,
moved the Tar Heels to 6-1 on the
season. Maryland lost its first contest
of this year, dropping the Terrapins
"I told somebody (Saturday) that
it could be one of those old-fashioned
games," said North Carolina head
coach Willie Scroggs. "With a score
of 5-4 or 7-6, something like that. And
Baseball drops three on road trip
From staff reports
The UNC baseball team had a
rough weekend, getting clubbed three
times on the road by the ACC's two
Losses on Friday and Saturday in
Clemson were followed by another
setback on Sunday in Atlanta against
North Carolina's three-day disaster
dropped the Tar Heels to 17-12
overall, 4-4 in the ACC.
On Friday in Clemson, Tiger
pitcher Brian Barnes pitched a perfect
game for 7 1 3 innings before settline
for a three-hit, 5-2 victory over the
lar Heels. Barnes, 5-0, struck out 10
in tossing his third complete game of
The Tar Heels broke up his perfect
game with back-to-back hits in the
eighth inning. Dave Arendas was the
tirst to break through for UNC,
singling to left. The next batter, Ryan
Howison, then laced a run-sconne
double off the left-field wall.
The Tigers touched UNC starting
pitcher Michael Hooe. 5-3. for three
runs with two outs in the first inning.
ECansas, Oklahoma meet in final
From Associated Press reports
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The last
time two teams from the same
conference met for the national
championship in college basketball,
the underdog won and matched the
mark tor most losses by a champion.
tonight at 9 in Kemper Arena.
Kansas and Oklahoma of the Big
Eight will meet for the title with
Kansas an eight-point underdoe and
having enough losses to set the record
lor most by an NCAA champion.
When Villanova beat fellow Bie
East member Georgetown in 1985,
the Wildcats were 10-point underdogs
and the only unranked team in the
Final Four. Ditto Kansas this year.
You have to be lucky, get some
breaks, win a game or two you're not
supposed to win," said Kansas coach
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it started off like that."
But it didn't last, as UNC's def
ensive pressure unravelled the Ter
rapins, especially in the fourth
quarter, and the Tar Heels pulled
away with five unanswered goals in
the final period.
The day began well for the Ter
rapins as they scored their first goal
just 18 seconds into the game on a
point-blank shot by freshman Rob
Wurzburger. Maryland then took a
2-0 lead with 3:13 left in the first on
an unassisted goal by Daniel Gilday,
and things began looking reminiscent
of last year's 16-6 thumping of the
Tar Heels in College Park.
But a slashing call with two min
utes remaining gave North Carolina
its first extra man opportunity of the
day, and 40 seconds later, the Tar
Heels converted on a Corey Gavitt
goal, getting their foot in the door.
The Tar Heels then used their
physical, slow-down offense to hold
possession of the ball and neither
team could gain much of an advan
tage, as the two teams grounded out
a 4-4 tie at halftime.
UNC finally took the lead for good
in the third quarter, when Sharretts
hit the first of his three unassisted
goals with 8:54 to go in the third.
North Carolina never trailed again.
A rebound goal by junior Mark
Tummillo put North Carolina up 7
5 before a spectacular unassisted goal
by Maryland's Brendan Hanley. But
Sharretts hit his second goal of the
day to once again put the Tar Heels
up by two. Another Maryland goal,
this time Hanley on a give-and-go,
put the count at 7-6 and completed
the Terrapin scoring for the day.
Jerry Brooks singled to right and
Mike Milchin followed with his
seventh home run of the season.
Clemson added another run in the
second to go up 3-0.
The Tar Heels' other run came in
the ninth as Darin Campbell
slammed a solo homer to extend his
hitting streak to 12 games.
In the Saturday afternoon
rematch, UNC blew a 3-0 lead and
fell 8-5 to the Tigers. Clemson fell
behind 3-0 in the top of the fifth,
thanks to UNC shortstop Ron Maur
er's two-run homer.
The Tigers then got nasty in the
bottom of the sixth, scoring six times.
With two outs, Henry Threadgill on
second and the score tied at 3-3,
Clemson's Brian Kowitz hit a one
hopper back to Tar Heel freshman
pitcher Kreg Gresham. Gresham
fielded the ball cleanly and tossed it
to UNC first baseman Chris Lauria,
who simply dropped the ball.
That error allowed Threadgill,
running with the play, to score from
second with the go-ahead run.
Clemson added two more runs in
Brown should know. He coached
the 1980 UCLA team that reached
the championship game as a heavy
"That team had nine losses when
we started the tournament and we
were 8-6 at one time during the season
and we came a layup short of winning
it all. I just hope the results this time
Kansas, 26-1 1, and Oklahoma, 35
3, will meet for the third time this
season. Oklahoma won both of the
first two meetings, 73-65 and 95-87,
and while the Jayhawks have changed
a lot this season because of injuries
and academic problems, the Sooners
and their vaunted pressure defense
have remained constant.
"I don't know if you can compare
their press to any other," said Kansas
The fourth quarter proved to be
the Terrapins' undoing. They began
making long, desperate passes which
more often than not wound up in Tar
Heel sticks. North Carolina began to
spread out the Terrapin defense,
which made scoring seem effortless.
Four Tar Heels accounted for the
five fourth-quarter goals, with junior
attackman Neill Redfern tallying two
of those five, and Chris Galgano,
Michael Thomas, and Sharretts, with
a beautiful unassisted goal, rounding
out the scoring.
The Tar Heels' domination of the
final quarter showed in the number
of shots they took. They outshot the
Terrapins 13-7 in the fourth quarter
alone, and held a 49-32 margin for
the game. That's not bad considering
that the second-ranked Terrapins had
averaged over 52 shots a game in their
four previous victories.
UNC did snag 59 ground balls to
Maryland's 50, but the Terrapins
took 15 faceoffs to UNC's seven. The
fact that UNC had so many posses
sions, then, is a tribute to the .
takeaway capabilities of the team's
defense, which stymied Maryland's
two-time All-American Tom Wor
stell (0 goals, 0 assists) and to a lesser
extent, Maryland's leading scorer
Brendan Hanley (2 goals, 2 assists).
"The final score, I don't think, was
real indicative of how close a game
it was," Scroggs said. "Down the
stretch, we had more possessions than
they did, and we started to put a little
more pressure on them. We didn't
give Maryland a whole lot of good
stuff and you can attribute that to
the way our guys were playing
the seventh to take an 8-3 lead. The
Tar Heels then loaded the bases in
the top of the eighth, but Clemson's
Milchin closed the door to gain his
third save of the season. UNC could
manage but single runs in the eighth
and ninth, the latter courtesy of a
Chris DeFranco solo home run, and
fell for the second straight day.
With the pair of victories, Clemson
improved to 27-6 on the season,
including 5-0 in the ACC.
On Sunday, Tech prevailed 6-2 as
John Davis tossed a seven-hitter.
UNC's only runs came on solo home
runs by Tom Nevin and Dave Aren
das, who delivered their dingers in
the first and fourth innings,
Tech scored three runs apiece in
the fourth and sixth innings off UNC
starter Jim Dougherty. Dougherty, 4
2, went the distance, giving up nine
hits and two walks, while striking out
four. Pat McGuire went 2-foM for
the Yellow Jackets and Alan Cape
went 2-for-4 with two RBIs.
Tech improved to 19-13 overall, 5
3 in the ACC.
point guard Kevin Pritchard. "They
have the greatest press in the world
and they showed that against a great
ballhandling team like Arizona."
Oklahoma beat the second-ranked
Wildcats 86-78 in Saturday's semif
inals, forcing Arizona, which had
committed just 12 turnovers per
game, into nine turnovers in the first
half and 15 in the game.
"The pace at which we play is hard
for some teams to adjust to," Okla
homa forward Dave Sieger said
Pritchard, who had five assists and
seven rebounds in the 66-59 semifinal
victory over No. 5 Duke, has seen
the press twice this season, and it's
tougher on him than most point
guards because he began playing that
position midway through the season.