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DTH David Minton
Jonathan Hall fires one downfield under pressure from a Wake defender in Saturday's 42-24 loss
Martin disappointed with loss
in front of hometown crowd
Martin, like the rest of the North
Carolina football team, seemed to be
i(i shock after Wake Forest's convinc
ing 42-24 win over the Tar Heels.
I It was a homecoming for Martin,
3 sophomore who played football at
Winston-Salem's Parkland High
School, a school where he holds 12'
"(The homecoming) was exciting at
frst," Martin said. "But I hate it
turned out the way it did."
Martin had a solid game, gaining
82 yards on 19 carries. But he seemed
to be disappointed with his
X "I feel awful. I didn't play too well,"
he said. "1 tripped and fell too much.
1 heeded to stay on my feet better."
- A number of Martin's relatives
were in Groves Stadium to see him
play, but he said, "I hate they had
to see this."
Among the interested onlookers
was Martin's I7-month-old daughter,
Christin. "It was her first game," he
said. "It should've been a win."
But after Wake Forest scored
touchdowns on five of its six first
half possessions, that prospect
seemed very unlikely.
,,"l never would have believed it
.Would be that way at the half," Martin
iiaid. "But we still felt we were in it.
'But when they drove and scored (in
the fourth quarter), we were really
C: Again, a slow start had doomed
' "We talk about starting early,"
Martin said. "We just need to come
;6ut and play better."
; Could UNC have underestimated
;the outsized, outmanned Deacons?
; "They were a good team," Martin
;said. "Maybe better than I thought."
; When it was finally over, Martin,
I and no doubt many of his teammates,
could hardly believe they were oh-and-5.
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Senior Sharon Ross motors
"Our first four games may have
been questionable, but I thought we'd
have one by now," he said. "Those
first four may have had a psycholog
ical effect, but now we just need to
turn it around."
Martin refused to believe the
season is over, though. The confer
ence is pretty even, he said, illustrated
by Clemson's narrow victory over
"We're trying to hang in there," he
said. "We want to get something for
But this year's struggles must seem
easy to Martin, after what he went
through last season. And despite the
season's terrible beginning, Martin
said he is definitely happier than he
was a year ago.
After earning a starting spot
against Georgia Tech Oct. 23, Martin
was injured and missed two games.
He returned for brief action against
Wake Forest but was suspended the
next week for disciplinary reasons.
The reasons were never officially
explained, but they centered around
rumors of Martin failing his drug test.
"Last year was the hardest thing
in my life," Martin said. "I was pretty
down, and I was thinking about
transferring. I couldn't see my future.
I'm a lot happier now. I'm getting
a chance to play, and I like the coach
and the program better.
"But I'm ready to win some
Although he had his share of.
difficulty at UNC under former coach
Dick Crum, Martin said there was
never really any question about where
he would go to college.
"I had always wanted to go to
school here," he said. "I told my coach
past a Virginia defender in Sunday's
when I was visiting the other schools
(that recruited me) that I was just
Now that Mack Brown has taken
over, though, Martin sees a brighter
future for himself and for the Carol
ina football program as a whole.-
Brown is a great coach and should
dramatically improve North Caroli
na's recruiting, Martin said. But the
best thing Brown has done for the
program has been improving
"The coaches and players talk more
now," Martin said. "And Coach
Brown has gotten people interested
in the program who weren't interested
"Now, old players come by just to
see what's going on. That never used
to happen before."
Martin admitted that after losing
to Wake Forest, the season was at
a low point.
"We really needed this game," he
said. "But I hope we can turn it ,
Now that teams see that UNC may
be down this year, they seem to be
gunning for the Tar Heels, Martin
"Teams come in really excited,
really jacked up," he said. "But when
they try to bring it to us, we need
to give it back to them."
Martin has great pride in the North
Carolina football program, and he
has some definite' goals he wants to
accomplish for himself and the
program before he leaves.
"First, I want to graduate," he said.
"But I also want to get a ring (for
the ACC championship)."
Martin also wants to play in the
Citrus Bowl, and restore the football
program to its previous stature.
"I want to give the young guys
coming in something to build on,"
he said. "We can make this program
what it used to be in the early 'SOs."
DTH David Minton
8-0 pasting of the Cavaliers
Elkimis drops UNC to 0-5
By MIKE BERARDINO
University's football team finally
broke its 44-game losing streak
Saturday afternoon. Later that even
ing, North Carolina ran its own skid
to eight straight.
Look out, Lions, here we come!
The Tar Heels continued their
assault on the history books with a
42-24 loss to Wake Forest before
33,500 fans in Groves Stadium.
Quarterback Mike Elkins threw for
233 yards and three touchdowns to
pace the Deacons, who grabbed a
remarkable 35-9 halftime lead and
coasted from there.
In dropping their Atlantic Coast
Conference opener, the Tar Heels fell
to 0-5 in coach Mack Brown's first
This is the worst start by a Tar
Heel football team since 1967, when
Bill Dooley, now Wake's coach,
struggled to the same opening record
in the first of his 1 1 seasons in Chapel
"Obviously, we have to improve on
defense," Brown said. "I thought we
played hard. Wake Forest just plain
whipped our defense."
UNC's defense was porous, as
usual, against the Deacons, who
improved to 3-2 overall and 1-1 in
the conference. Wake rolled up 308
yards of total offense in the first half
alone, moving the ball at will against
a Tar Heel defense that has allowed
an average of 37.2 points over the
first five games.
For the season, UNC has been
outscored 69-10 in the first quarter.
North Carolina's offense was
improved, actually outdoing the
Deacons in first downs (27-20) and
total yardage (486-463). The tailback
From staff reports
Ah, the great feeling one gets from
coming back from a break. Since you
are back, we will now attempt to
recount the Tar Heel sports action
from the last six days.
Thanks to a trio of wins Friday
and Saturday, the Tar Heel volleyball
squad now sports a sparkling 15-3
record. But they had to mount a
fantastic comeback against William
and Mary to keep that record intact.
Friday, the Tar Heels drilled
Maryland 15-3, 15-2, 13-15, 15-2,
losing the third game only after coach
Peggy Bradley-Doppes substituted
some younger players into the Tar
Heel lineup. Senior Andrea Wells had
12 kills and four digs, while juniors
Lisa Joffs and Sharon German had
nine kills each.
Saturday, the Tar Heels warmed
up for the William and Mary match
by easing past George Washington
1 5-1 0, 1 1 -1 5, 1 5-8, 1 5-1 3. German had
a whopping 26 kills and 11 digs in
the match, while Wells added 23 and
11, respectively, and senior Sherri
Vogel had 34 assists and 10 digs for
the Tar Heels.
Against the I ndians, who came into
the match undefeated, the Tar Heels
lost the first two games before taking
the third, 15-12.
Field hockey takes two at home
By ROBERT D'ARRUDA
Although the weather cooled off,
the North Carolina field hockey team
continued its fiery play. By posting
two impressive wins over the wee
kend, the second-ranked Tar Heels
improved their slate to 10-1.
UNC thrashed William and Mary
5-0 on Saturday and hammered ACC
rival Virginia 8-0 on Sunday. In both
victories, the Tar Heels used a
balanced offensive attack and a near
perfect defensive effort.
On Saturday, Cathy Osmers gave
the North Carolina team an early
start, as she tallied a goal after only
2:43 had elasped. That goal sparked
an onslaught of Tar Heel shots.
Less than five minutes after
Osmer's goal, Julie Blaisse tacked on
the Tar Heels second score on a
penalty corner. The goal was set up
by both Jennifer Anderson and Leslie
The Tar Heels continued to keep
pressure on Indians goalie Sharon
Barone. It paid off again at the 19:30
mark, when sophomore Laurel Her
shey netted the Tar Heels' third goal
of the half. Rounding out the North
Carolina offense in the first half was
Lyness, as the Paoli, Pa., native made
a brilliant move to work herself free
and then drilled a slapshot by a
Wak Forest 42, UNC 24
Time of possession
3 6 6 9-24
21 14 0 742
UNC FG Greene 47
Wake Proehl 3 run (Hoyte kick)
Wake Jarvis 19 pass from Bkjns (Hoyte kick)
Wake Proehl 7 pass from Elkins (Hoyte kick)
Wake Young 1 run (Hoyte kick)
UNC Marriott 5 pass from HaH Jock blocked)
Wake Proehl 8 pass from Elkins (Hoyte kick)
UNC BenefieJd 1 run (kick blocked) '
UNC FG Greene 34
Wake Young 3 run (Hoyte kick)
UNC Clark 6 pass from Had (conversion failed)
RUSHING: North Carolina Martin 19-82. Dom 9
8a Thompson 8-26, Hal 7-23, Benefeld 3-6, Marriott
1-11. Wake Forest Rogers 12-98, Young 12-79,
Johnson 3-4, Ntedbala 1-4, Elkins 4-11. Proehl 4-16.
Williams 1-4, France 1-10, Long 3-4.
PASSING; North Carolina HaH 1 9-37-2-258. Wake
Forest Bkins 1 8-22-0-233, Long 0-O-0-0.
RECEIVING; North Carolina Blount 5-72, Marriott
1- 9 Wake Forest Proehl 8-114, Jarvis 3-34, Brown
2- 22. Young 2-21, Pickett 1-16, Ntedbala 2-26.
tandem of Kennard Martin (82 yards)
and Torin Dorn (80 yards) looked
good, and junior quarterback Jona
than Hall went 19-for-37 for 258
yards and two touchdowns in his best
performance this year.
But the Tar Heels could have had
Dan Marino taking snaps Saturday
and it would not have mattered. The
defense is that bad.
Somehow, Brown remains out
"If you're not winning ballgames,
that's frustrating," Brown said. "I
dont have a barometer to measure
it, but if there was one I'm at the
top rung. But I'm the guy who should
be getting the criticism, not our
But in "the fourth game, UNC
fought off match point at 14-9 before
breaking the Indians backs with a
16-14 win. In the fifth and deciding
match, the Tar Heels breezed, 15-4.
Wells had 19 kills and 18 digs in
the match and German continued her
strong play on the day with 15 kills
and 21 digs.
The top-ranked Tar Heels were in
sunny Orlando, Fla., over the break
along with the men's team for the
Central Florida Invitational. But
after beating Barry 3-0 on Friday, the
Tar Heels overcame another threat
to their NCAA record unbeaten
Friday, UNC notched two goals in
the first 26 minutes of the match to
beat Barry. Birthe Hegstad opened
the scoring at the 18:40 mark when
she took a Lori Henry pass and
knocked it past Barry keeper Carolyn
Hormilla from three yards out.
The Tar Heels extended the margin
to 2-0 7:20 later on a Stacey Blazo
score, after she took a feed from Carla
, Werden and Shannon Higgins.
The Tar Heels tallied their final
goal 1 1 minutes into the second half
on a Wendy Gebauer breakaway
Higgins assisted on the two first
half goals, taking the corner kick that
"I did expect to play our starters
a little bit more," Shelton said. "But
I was pleased to give our reserves
some playing time in the second half.
Evelien Spee did a good job in goal
during the second half, and she
should feel great about getting her
At the 15:05 mark of the second
half, Nancy Lang scored the only goal
of the second half, which was assisted
by Jennifer Clark. Both Lang and
Clark are freshmen and will be
playing alongside each other for the
next four years.
Overall, North Carolina domi
nated the Indians. For the game,
North Carolina had 25 shots on goal,
while the Indians had nine. The Tar
Heels also enjoyed a commanding 22
8 advantage in penalty corners.
Sunday's game with Virginia was
almost a carbon copy of Saturday's
game. The Tar Heels came out
smoking, and they smoldered the
From start to finish, North Carol
ina controlled the play on the friendly
confines of AstroTurf Field. Senior
Jennifer Anderson broke the ice and
scored the Tar Heels' first goal of the
game at the 4:26 mark.
UNC's second and third goals were
both chalked up by Osmers. The
players. I take responsibility. WeVe
I just got to go back and work harder,
and reassess where we are." V
For the first time all year, the Tat
Heels got off on the right foot. UNC
took the opening kickoff and drove
from its own 17 to a first down at
the Wake 26, the key play being an
18-yard toss from Hall to freshman
flanker Eric Blount on third-and-5. '
But a James Thompson plunge
picked up just one yard and two HaH
passes fell incomplete, leaving fresh
man place-kicker Hamp Greene to
nail a 47-yard field goal that just
barely made it over the crossbar.
With 1 1:01 to go in the first quarter,
UNC led 3-0.
But whatever emotional edge the
Tar Heels may have forged on their
opening drive dissipated soon the
reafter. Wake's Mark Young brought
the ensuing kickoff out to midfield
and, two plays later, stumpy tailback
Tony Rogers took a pitch from Elkins
and swept 42 yards around left end
for a first-and-goal at the UNC 3. '
Two plays later, Elkins ran the
option to the left side arid pitched
out to wingback Ricky Proehl, who
scored from three yards out. Wilson
Hoyle added the extra point and, just
like that, it was 7-3, Wake.
The Tar Heel offense motored right
back downfield before stalling at the;
Wake 29. But this time Greene's 46
yard field goal try fell short, leaving;
it up to the Deacons to take control.!
They did. Seven plays, five of thenbj
passes, gobbled up the 71-yard path
to the end zone. Elkins hit tight end
David Jarvis on a little half-roll fo)r!
the last 19 yards and a 14-3 Deacor
lead with 4:06 left in the opening'
period. l i
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at home; :!
started both plays. Henry adSSS two j
assists as well.
But on Sunday, the Tar Heels faced j
a tough llth-ranked Central Florida
squad, and for only the fourth timej
in 186 career women's soccer v
matches, UNC could not muster aj
score, as the two teams battled to a
0-0 tie. j
The Tar Heels, 9-0-2, extended!
their unbeaten streak to 60 games!
with the tie. !
UNC goalkeeper Meridee Proost!
recorded seven saves for the shutout,;
her third of the season. Her coun-!
terpart, Karen Richter, stopped four!
Tar Heel shots.
UNC returns to action Wednesday!
when it hosts Radford at 3 p.m. S
The men's soccer squad also com-;
peted in the Central Florida Invita-
tional, coming from behind to win;
Saturday's game over Central Florida;
3-1 and going to overtime Sunday to;
beat Florida International 2-1. ;
Saturday, the Tar Heels evened;
their record by scoring three second-;
half goals after seeing Central Florida;
tally one score in the first half. ;
Senior Jim Gourlay started the;
three-goal burst, which came in a;
19:46 span, after he picked up a loose;
See ROUNDUP page 10 '
freshman scored the second goal at
the 26:31 mark, and her second goal
was assisted by Tracey Houk.
Shelton couldn't be happier with
the way Osmers has played this year.
"I'm very happy with Osmers'
play," she said. "For a young player,
she's really developing. She seems to
improve every game. She's a hustler,
and you can't coach that."
On the strength of the Osmers
goals, the Tar Heels sported a 3-0
halftime edge. Osmers definitely had
a very fun weekend of hockey.
"Everybody contributed in our two
wins," she said, "and I was excited
being able to score three goals over
North Carolina dominated the
second half of play, just as they had
in the first. Blaisse opened the scoring
at the 1 :52 mark to vault the Tar Heels
to a 4-0 edge. From there, the
floodgates opened, as the Tar Heels
poured shot after shot on Cavalier
goalie Liz Nolley.
Hershey extended the Tar Heel
lead to 54) at the 7:40 mark. Blaisse
then posted her second goal of the
half to up the lead to 6-0.
Peggy Anthon registered the Tar
Heels seventh goal on a brilliant
length-of-the-field rush. Anthon's
See FIELD HOCKEY page 10.