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Women's soccer record,
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12The Daily Tar HeelMonday, September 26, 1988
By CHRIS SPENCER
Assistant Sports Editor
Often, when a sports team is on
a winning streak, it begins to feel that
it can't lose, that it is unbeatable.
Likewise, when a team is on a losing
skid, it sometimes feels it can't
overcome that hurdle of winning
On a drab and dreary Sunday, the
UNC men's soccer squad leaped over
that proverbial hurdle, downing the
College of Charleston 1-0 at Fetzer
The Tar Heels' winning goal came
from sophomore Derek Missimo,
who finally ended a game-long
personal frustration by ripping home
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Field hockey beats Terps, loses to ODU
By ERIC WAGNON
The top-ranked UNC women's
field hockey team fell for the first time
this season with a 4-0 loss to the
second-ranked Lady Monarchs of
Old Dominion Saturday afternoon.
The team did manage, however, to
rebound from the loss with a 3-0 win
over seventh-ranked Maryland on
"As far as the poll goes, we're not
going to lose that much even though
we lost to Old Dominion signifi
cantly," said UNC field hockey coach
Karen Shelton. "We're going to go
maybe from one to two or three
depending on what happens around
The top-ranked Tar Heels, now
with a 6-1 record, will probably be
replaced atop the national rankings
by Old Dominion, which raised its
record to 6-0.
In Saturday's game, three first-half
Monarch goals, all scored from
penalty corners, and one second-half
goal were the first goals recorded this
season against the UNC defense,
which had shut out its first five
All three players involved in
ODU's penalty corners consisting
of the pass-in by Marije Jurriens, the
stick-stop by Winnifred Sanders, and
the shot by Maikke Hilbrand are
natives of Holland, also the homeland
of UNC midfielder Julie Blaisse.
The offensive firepower of this
Dutch trio forced the Tar Heels to
try to overcome a 3-0 halftime deficit.
"We got down three goals and then
we didn't respond to that challenge
very well," Shelton said. "And give
ODU a little bit of credit. They scored
those goals and then they had a lot
of confidence and played with a lot
of poise and determination."
Following North Carolina's first
ACC contest of the year on Sunday,
Shelton said, "We had a great
rebound. It was a test for us to play
as off as we did (Saturday) to come
back and put together two solid
halves against a good Maryland
a shot from eight yards out at the
The win upped the Tar Heels'
record to 4-5 on the year. The
Cougars, ranked seventh in the
NAI A, fell to 7-2-2.
UNC had to play the game without
senior Donald Cogsville, who suf
fered a concussion in last Wednesday
night's 2-1 loss at Duke. Cogsville
should be ready to play Wednesday,
when the 'Tar Heels host South
Don't think that UNC just overran
the Cougars. For most of the match,
the ball bounded between both goal
areas, not just in front of
The Tar Heels lost to the Terrapins
in overtime 2-1 in last year's NCAA
"Everyone who was here last year
remembered what happened at
nationals last year; we definitely owed
them," senior co-captain Jennifer
Anderson said. "But we don't want
to compare ourselves to last year.
We're a totally different team ... and
have to get beyond what happened
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By MARK ANDERSON
The results of the Tar Heel Cross
Country Invitational brought smiles
to North Carolina parents and
coaches alike Saturday. The women
dominated the eight-team field at
Finley Golf Course, while the men
finished a close second.
Both teams excited the abnormally
large crowd, boosted by Parent's
Weekend. The women scored 23
points, only eight more than perfect,
to easily defeat Brevard with 68. The
men lost by only one point to
North Carolina had four of the top
five women finishers over the 5,000
meter course, led by individual
champion Chryssa Nicholas. She was
backed by Jeanne Peterson (second),
Michelle Faherty (fourth) and Stacy
"Chryssa and Michelle ran well
together," UNC head coach Dennis
Craddock said. "Then Chryssa used
her strength to pull away."
As for Faherty, Craddock said,
"She just runs better and better every
The only negative for the Tar Heels
came in their search for a fifth runner.
Their split from Nicholas to Mont
ford was 25 seconds, compared to 30
itftts soccer over
"We knew we couldn't play the
most beautiful game with that kind
of pressure on our back," UNC
assistant coach Elmar Bolowich said.
"It was a struggle."
Indeed, it was a very sloppy match,
with the Tar Heels misfiring on passes
throughout much of the first half,,
allowing the Cougar midfield to pick
them up and move toward the Tar
Nine minutes into the match, one
of those mishits found Dennis Puck
erin, Charleston's leading scorer, and
he worked the ball around back Marc
Buffin before hitting a shot that Tar
Heel goalie Herb Sherry smothered.
Just a minute later, Tar Heel
Maryland's front line kept Tar
Heel goalkeeper Evelien Spee busy
in the early stages of the first half.
Spee, who finished the game with
eight saves, stopped several early
shots by Cheryl Rudio, one of the
Terrapins' top offensive threats.
Junior Kathy Staley marked Mary
land's All-American midfielder, Kim
Turner, who was virtually neutralized
offensively throughout the . match.
The Carolina defense also stopped
seconds between Montford and the
fifth runner, Jamie Newnam. North
Carolina needs someone from the
pack of Newnam, Karen Sahn and
Kit Hoover to step forward.
Of the men's performance over
their 8,000-meter course, Craddock
felt the race showed the expected
improvement for the Tar Heels.
"Our strategy is to work hard in
September,' hard with a little more
rest in early October, then more and
more rest as the season winds down,"
Craddock said. "At Wake, we lost to
Brevard by about 35 points. To come
this close two weeks later really shows
the kids the program is working."
UNC was led by Chuck Lotz, who
turned in his second consecutive
outstanding performance. After rac
ing with the pack early, Lotz picked
off runners one by one to finish
"That was his best race ever, both
physically and mentally," assistant
coach George Nicholas said.
Lotz' running may be a surprise
to some, but not to him.
"I'm a little surprised to be our first
man, but I'm not surprised at the way
I'm running," he said.
Lotz attributes his improvement to
his summer training during a back
packing trip through Europe.
forward Jim Gourlay went to pick
up an Alan Higgins cross, but
freshman Cougar goalie Doug Camp
bell snatched it up.
And on it went, like a ping-pong
match, for the first 20 minutes of the
game, with Puckerin and Colin
Osborne, both Trinidad natives,
getting their fair share of shots.
One exchange came 15 minutes
into the match, when Osborne inter
cepted a goal kick and hit a shot to
the right of the goal that Sherry just
knocked out of bounds. On the
ensuing corner kick, Puckerin flipped
the ball to Lennox Charles, who
blasted from 10 yards a shot to the
top of the goal that Sherry batted up
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two early Maryland penalty corners.
As the first half further progressed,
UNC was able to relieve the pressure
on the defense and, begin keeping play
near the Maryland goal. However,
the Tar Heels were unable to cap
italize on two consecutive penalty
On UNC's third penalty corner,
Terrapin goalkeeper Andrea Closkey
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"It gave me a real change of pace,
a chance to run new routes," he said.
Eric Hichman finished fifth, con
tinuing to follow his trend of last year
by starting slowly and improving
steadily. He ran a much better race
than two weeks ago, but struggled
between the third and fourth miles.
He feels that after a few more hard
workouts he will be right where he
wants to be.
North Carolina's only disappoint
ment came with Mike McGowan,
normally the team's first man, who
"IVe had a cold and I was just flat,"
The Tar Heels showed their depth
by performing so well despite McGo
wan's off day. Paul Cummings
continued to run consistently and
finished ninth. Andy Pflaum was 12th
and Vince Howard turned in an
outstanding race to finish 14th.
Craddock said Howard's race
proved he can help the team this year
and will prevent the freshman from
Greensboro from being redshirted.
The theme' that was repeated all
morning by UNC coaches and ath
letes was, "We are right where we
want to be now. We just have to
in the air before hauling it in.
But the Tar Heels weren't without
chances in the first half. A Tom
O'Connor chip to the far right sideline
with 25 minutes to go in the half
found senior Dino Megaloudis
streaking in, and he drilled the ball
past Campbell and off the crossbar.
Missimo, who seems magnetized by
opponents' goals, was there for the
rebound header, but the apparent
goal was headed out by Jim Madigan.
Eleven minutes later, Missimo saw
paydirt again, this time from a Jim
Gourlay chip, but Campbell came out
and the Bedford, Tex., native's shot
was deflected by Campbell's foot.
But Missimo wasn't through with
Tar Heels drop third
straight to open year
By MIKE BERARDINO
What happens when two "basket
ball schools" meet on the football
Judging from Saturday's titanic
clash between North Carolina and
Louisville, the answers to the above
question look this way:
h The scoreboard operator gets a
In all, the two teams combined for
72 points, with coach Howard
Schnellenberger's Cardinals holding
onto a "two-bucket" lead at the end, ,a
38-34. Unfortunately, Pervis and j.R.
weren't in rain-drenched Kenan
Stadium Saturday, which left a
couple of quarterbacks named Jay
Gruden and Jonathan Hall to roll up
the points and hash out this whole
issue of university supremacy.
The loss left the Tar Heels, who
were favored by 14 points against
-Louisville, with an 0-3 record. Oh,
well, at least it didn't come in the final
o The ball does a lot of bouncing.
North Carolina fumbled eight, yes,
eight times Saturday. Apparently, the
Tar Heels remembered how Okla
homa had left the ball on the ground
seven times two weeks before and
deduced (mistakenly, I might add)
that Tumbling is the key to the
Sooners' offensive juggernaut.
The Tar Heels only lost two of their
eight fumbles, and both times it was
freshman kick returner Eric Blount
who was the butter-fingered culprit.
Blount's second bobble was his
biggest, though, coming at the UNC
38 with 5:21 to play and setting up
the Cardinals' clinching touchdown.
D You need only watch the last 10
For the first 50 minutes Saturday,
UNC's Chryssa Nicholas (left)
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the Cougar defense, and two minutes
later he picked up a loose ball to th
right of the goal 15 yards away ak
Campbell was coming out to pick
up and he dribbled around the goalie."
and shot, but it missed to the right
of the goal. 1
If Missimo thought halftime would
help him with his aim, he was wrong,
at least for the first 20 minutes of
the second half. He began the second
stanza right where he left off in the
first, taking a Megaloudis pass and
shooting just wide right of a wide-1
open goal. Megaloudis must have
been mad at that particular miss
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the Cardinals and the Tar Heels took
turns wowing those brave few who
showed up. Louisville raced out to
a 24-7 bulge (How's that, Howard?),
mistakenly hit the snooze button and
fell behind 28-24, then woke up just
in time to score two more touch
downs (There, can we go home now?)
It wasn't over just yet, though. Hall
marched the Tar Heels 73 yards to
paydirt (or, in this case, pay mud in
just under a minute-and-a-half. The
tWQ-point conversion pass was unsuc
cessful, as was Cannon Watson's
ensuring on-side kick, leaving the
Cardinals to run out the clock on their
second victory in as many weeks.
n Nobody really gives a flip.
The announced attendance was
49,900; the actual crowd count
(excluding the cheerleaders, players
and sideline chain gang) was more
along the lines of 25,000.
. That's not to point any reproachful
fingers at those who stayed away. 'I
mean, which would you rather do,:
stay inside with some friends and
beverages and watch the USC-:
Oklahoma game on television, or:
slosh to Kenan Stadium and sit in
a relentless monsoon for three hours
watching two unranked, defensively,
inept college football teams slowly:
transform grass into mud?
Afterwards, first-year UNC coach
Mack Brown addressed the media, no
doubt wondering if the Tar Heels
would ever win for him.
"There's absolutely no doubt that
this is a major setback for us," Brown
said. "It was a game we felt like we
should win, a game we felt like we
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