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18 The Tar Heel Thursday, May 26, 1988
UNC lacrosse team falters in tournament ouarterfina
By CHRIS SONTCHI
The UNC men's lacrosse team ran
into a tough triumvirate of opposing
players and an unusual outcome
Sunday at Fetzer Field, losing the
quarterfinal game of the 1988 NCAA
lacrosse championships to the Big
Red of Cornell University 6-4.
The Tar Heels, who had never lost
a home tournament game and were
7-0 at home this year, took the early
lead on an unassisted goal by Michael
Thomas with 11:29 left in the first
But it would be more than 32
minutes before the Heels would be
able to score again. Cornell scored
five times in the interim, with three
goals by John Wurzburger (4 goals
The Big Red tied the score with
5:24 remaining in the first quarter on
a goal by Bill O'Hanlon, assisted by
Wurzburger then gave Cornell the
lead they would never lose with a
flurry of goals, coming with seven
seconds remaining in the first quarter,
six seconds into the second quarter,
and with 12:41 left in the second
Tim Goldstein (1 goal, 2 assists)
scored the final goal of the half with
3:47 remaining, giving Cornell a 5
UNC's defense tightened in the
second half and the entire team
played more aggressively while Cor
nell seemed content to stall the ball.
But the great play of Cornell's
goaltender Paul Schimoler (27 saves,
.871 save percentage) frustrated the
Tar Heels' efforts.
"He (Schimoler) came across a real
hot keeper today," said UNC coach
"In big games, I play better . . .
more intensely," said Schimoler. "I
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UNC was finally able to break its
scoring drought with 8:55 remaining
in the third period on a goal by Mark
Turmillo, assisted by Chris Galgano.
The Tar Heels narrowed the score
to 5-3 with 8:57 remaining in the
fourth period on a goal by Chris Hein,
assisted by Doug Sharretts.
But UNC's hopes of a comeback
were practically shattered just over a
minute later when Cornell's Wurz
burger scored in an open net follow
ing a full field pass from goaltender
Schimoler which had left the UNC
defense scrambling to recover.
"That was a real emotional lift. The
goal didn't break their backs, but it
was a very positive play for us,"
UNC was able to score once more
with 1:40 left in the game on a John
Szczypinski goal, assisted by Pat
Welsh, but it wasn't enough.
Scruggs said he was pleased with
the UNC defensive effort which held
Cornell to a season low six goals, but
other aspects of the Tar Heels' play
were not impressive.
"We didn't play very well offen
sively, and they played very well
defensively. I can't fault our defensive
effort," said Scruggs. "If you'd said
Cornell would only score six goals
today, I'd have said all right.
"We were spending too much time
in the defensive end. And when we
had scoring opportunities we tried to
come back too fast and didn't get
good shots. When we didn't score,
that just compounded the situation."
Cornell faces unseeded Virginia
next weekend in the semifinals in the
Carrier Dome in Syracuse, N.Y.
Virginia advanced to the semifinals
with an overtime victory over second-
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In other quarterfinal action No. 1
That's Roy Tarpley, a 7-footer
once coveted by the Lakers.
The presence of Tarpley says a lot
about the Mavericks. A team which
not long ago had trouble putting five
capable players on the floor at the
beginning of a game, Dallas now has
perhaps the NBA's best rebounder
coming off the bench.
Tarpley, winner of this season's
Sixth Man Award, led the NBA in
rebounds per minute with an average
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of 20 for every 48 minutes of play.
Averaging 28 minutes per game, he
placed seventh in the league in total
rebounds with an 1 1.8 average.
"I try to spark the team when 1
come in," said Tarpley, a second-year
pro from Michigan. "I think I'm on
the best team I can be on. I had no
idea when I came into the league what
kind of impact I'd have. I knew I
could play, but I didn't know I'd have
a major impact on a major NBA
The Mavericks came into this
season with the goal of joining the
NBA's elite teams. To do that, they
need to prove themselves against the
Lakers in their best-of-seven series
which began Monday night.
"I think every team wants to be
put in that category," Tarpley said.
"This is the first time weVe gotten
past the second round (of the
playoffs). We have a lot of confidence
going into the third round. We Ve just
got to work hard."
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