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The Daily Tar Heel Tuesday, October 11, 19889., Sperte Tnnesdlay 1 LosDinis streak cointDiniyes VVs : f? f i f- dV j - ; if 1 i 1 ci v .A, -,nr,,H. :: vV. ..x.-..w t- Ar .-.J . YirtyriiiYiiliWViTW,irrii'irtmlYhfrii3:' 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 WINSTON-SALEM Kennard 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' offensive records. "(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 performance. 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 Scrapping then." C: Again, a slow start had doomed ,the Heels. ' "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. ,4 r- Mm mm y ' 4 ; 7:.? V V J V C-5 Senior Sharon Ross motors A ' '4 , Will Lingo City Editor "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 Virginia Saturday. "We're trying to hang in there," he said. "We want to get something for the seniors." 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 games." 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 yyyyysw$1ys.y.. past a Virginia defender in Sunday's when I was visiting the other schools (that recruited me) that I was just faking trips." 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 communication. "The coaches and players talk more now," Martin said. "And Coach Brown has gotten people interested in the program who weren't interested before. "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 , around." Now that teams see that UNC may be down this year, they seem to be gunning for the Tar Heels, Martin said. "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." WWW.'iMWMIf.'JWi HI 1 J. y . 1 t ' f DTH David Minton 8-0 pasting of the Cavaliers Elkimis drops UNC to 0-5 By MIKE BERARDINO Sports Editor WINSTON-SALEM Columbia 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 season. 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 Hill. "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 Volleyball 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. t Volleyball 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 Staff Writer 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 Lyness. 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 UNC Wak 20 41-230 233 18 18-22-0 4-39 1-0 12-101 3O05 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards 27 15 19-37-2 3-40 3-0 8-65 2955 Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Time of possession North Carolina Wake Forest 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) A 33500 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 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 5-7aKeller2Clafk3-44.ThrjrrHson3-iaBenefk 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 wardly positive. "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 wios three 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. Women's Soccer 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 streak. 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 goal. Higgins assisted on the two first half goals, taking the corner kick that sprawling Barone. "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 ninth shutout." 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 Cavaliers 8-0. 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 See FOOTBALL page 10 t 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 Men's Soccer 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 the weekend." 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.