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16The Daily Tar Heel Monday, November 7, 1988
Analysis of Clernson
UNC football, page 12
By CHRIS SPENCER
Assistant Sports Editor
CLEMSON, S.C. The UNC
men's soccer team's attempt at a
second Cinderella run through the
ACC Tournament fell one goal short
Sunday, as the Tar Heels lost 2-1 to
top-ranked Virginia at Riggs Field.
Freshman Lyle Yorks goal
doomed the Tar Heels to a 13-8-1
record, while it improved the Cava
liers to 18-0-2. It also clinched an
automatic berth in the NCAA Tour
nament for Virginia, while the Tar
Heels must wait until later this
morning to see if they are extended
an at-large bid.
"1 certainly think we're good
enough to play in (the NCAA's),"
UNC coach Anson Dorrance said. "I
donl think there's any team in the
country who's beaten more playoff-
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UNC defensive back Stuffy Hewitt (28) puts a shoulder Into Clemson tailback Joe Henderson
Vol ley ba
By DOUG HOOGERVORST
The North Carolina volleyball
team played its final two home
matches of the season Friday and
Saturday in the Carolina Classic. The
Tar Heels defeated the Blazers of
Alabama-Birmingham Friday night
but dropped the match with South
Florida on Saturday.
For the year, UNC owns a fine 23
8 record with one regular-season
match remaining, Tuesday against
Friday night, the Tar Heels tried
to forget their loss earlier in the week
to N.C. State and did so with a three
set victory over UAB 15-8, 15-10,
15-5. North Carolina had little
trouble disposing of the Blazers but
it was evident that they still were not
on top of their game.
UNC opened the match hot, and
it became apparent that UAB did not
have a team of equal caliber. The Tar
Heels scored six points before the
Blazers got on the board. Then North
Carolina added eight more points to
increase their lead to 14-1. But UAB
refused to die.
The Blazers got tough and North
Carolina became complacent. UAB
fought off four game points and made
the score respectable, increasing their
total to eight. But senior Ann Schild
meyer (9 digs) said enough and served
a knuckleball that wasn't returned to
end the first game.
"We did a better job of focusing
on defense," UNC coach Peggy
Bradley-Doppes said. "I felt that our
intensity was much stronger. Tuesday
night (vs. N.C. State), our intensity
was very low and tonight the kids
really focused their intensity."
The UNC intensity waned for the
start of Game 2 and the Blazers took
advantage of the opportunity, taking
a lead 7-3. Bradley-Doppes inserted
sophomore Patti Hopkins, and fresh
bound teams than we have. There's
no question we played the toughest
The loss ended a two-game win
streak in the tournament that upped
UNC's overall tourney mark to 5-0,
and early on Sunday the Tar Heels
looked like they would extend that
With the offsides trap snuffing out
Virginia's offensive threats and razor
sharp passes from midfielders Chad
Ashton, Tom O'Connor and Nick
Efthimou to the front line, the Tar
Heels forced several offensive threats
of their own.
The first came five minutes into the
match when Ashton picked off a
backfield pass 40 yards from the
Cavalier goal. But his feed to fresh
man Adam Tinkham rolled just out
of his reach, and Virginia goalie Tony
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men Hannah Hill and Alison Som
merstad and the Tar Heels came to
Schildmeyer and junior Sharon
German (il kills, 8 digs) combined
on a block and then two Blazer errors
closed the gap to 7-6 UAB. Alabama
Birmingham added a point when a
German spike landed just long, but
the Tar Heels earned the side out
when UAB's Mellissa Cobb (9 kills,
2 aces) served into the net.
A Hill spike forced a UAB carry
and German followed that with a
service ace. Hill put UNC into the
lead for good with a tip block that
found its way to. the floor. Later, Liz
Berg (10 kills, 4 block assists, 3 aces)
served out the match with two aces
and two unreturnable serves.
North Carolina had little trouble
in the third game as they won easily
"I guess it's going to take us a while
to come back after N.C. State. The
kids realized that you can never go
through the motions against any
opponent and that's what we're trying
to fight through now," Bradley
The Tar Heels met with the Bulls
of South Florida Saturday night.
UNC met with some disappointment,
too. North Carolina lost in four sets
to South Florida, 15-8, 13-15, 10-15,
6-15, but more importantly, lost
sophomore Liz Berg to an ankle
UNC was in the middle of a tight
third game when Berg went out. With
the score knotted at 9-9 and the sets
at one apiece, Berg went up for kill.
She nailed the ball off the South
Florida block, but fell to the floor
when she came down. It appeared
that Berg had reinjured her knee as
she was carried off the floor. Those
thoughts were quickly squelched
when the trainer was seen examining
her left ankle.
Meola scooped it up.
Another Ashton feed six minutes
later, to the right corner of Virginia's
penalty box, found a streaking
Donald Cogsville, but his on-the-run
shot to the left was knocked down
The Tar Heels finally capitalized
at the 18:40 mark. Ashton, once again
orchestrating the Tar Heel attack,
sent the ball across the field to
O'Connor. His chip into the goal area
sailed over Jeff Agoos' head to Derek
Missimo, who chested it and blasted
one into the nets past Meola.
"It was a great cross from Tom,
and I just put it in," Missimo said.
"I knew it would go over him, so I
was just thinking about what I'd do
with it. It was just one of those things
where everything came together."
But the Wahoos seemed to finally
South Florida took advantage of
a slightly dazed UNC team, running
the Tar Heels out of Game 3, 15-10,
and then delivering the knockout
blow in Game 4, winning easily, 15
6. "Liz has been playing very, very
well," Bradley-Doppes said. "She was
our best hitter against N.C. State and
she had a tremendous match last
night (vs. UAB). She was just coming
back to her level of play physically.
Her concentration and emotion was
keeping us in the match. I think we
missed that tremendously when she
went out. We got real quiet."
Despite the loss and injury to Berg,
the match with South Florida was a
step in the right direction for UNC.
The Tar Heels played their best
volleyball of the week and had a good
chance to beat the Sun Belt Confer
ence's best team before Berg went out.
The Tar Heels won the first game
in come-from-behind fashion. UNC
trailed 7-3 when Bradley-Doppes
decided it was time to regroup and
called time out. North Carolina
stopped the bleeding a point later, the
last point South Florida would score
in the game.
Wells (9 kills, 1 2 digs, 3 solo blocks)
and Sherri Vogel (9 digs, 39 assists)
combined to block South Florida's
Belinda Spivey (16 kills, 18 digs) to
start the comeback. South Florida
helped UNC with three errors for
points and the Tar Heels tied it up
with German's block of Spivey.
The Bulls used a short-set kill by
Shanna Hindman (15 kills) to get the
side-out. The short set was a favorite
weapon of South Florida as they used
it 17 times 'successfully and countless
other times that UNC was able to
German had an excellent match for
UNC, collecting team highs with 23
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wake up at that point as their offense
began to get in sync. Curt Onalfo gave
a sampling when he picked up a
deflected ball and shot it just over
Perhaps the biggest blow to UNC's
title hopes came at the 40:09 mark.
With a one-goal lead and UNC
outplaying the Cavaliers, forward
Kris Kelderman worked the ball
around Jose Coirolo just inside the
UNC penalty box.
As Kelderman turned, Coirolo
tripped him up. On the ensuing
penalty kick, Drew Fallon went left
and Tar Heel goalie Darren Royer
went right. Virginia had tied things
"They rattled us with that P-kick,"
Cogsville said. "I think that shook us
up a little bit."
In the second half, the Tar Heels
Allen gains 1 67 yards, defense
dominates in 37-1 4 Tiger win
By MIKE BERARDINO
CLEMSON, S.C. So this is
what they mean by "Orange Crush."
Forget the once-popular soft drink
and the now-popular R.E.M. single.
Those are secondary definitions at
After the 37-14 beating North
Carolina's football team absorbed
Saturday afternoon on Frank How
ard Field (a.k.a. Death Valley),
"Orange Crush" can only stand for
one thing the way the 17th-ranked
Clemson Tigers treat their visitors.
With 80,000 frenzied tangerine
wearers and a regional television
audience looking on, Clemson's
larger-than-life defense and deadly
option offense carved the wide-eyed
Tar Heel youngsters into bite-size
UNC was in the contest for a while
and actually led 7-3 early in the
second quarter after a 37-yard touch
down run by Kennard Martin. But
once the Tigers got rolling, the final
outcome was never in doubt.
The loss dropped the Tar Heels to
1-8 overall and 1-4 in the Atlantic
Coast Conference. The win, com
bined with N.C. State's 19-14 loss to
Virginia, put Clemson atop the
conference standings at 7-2 and 5-1.
"We had a lot of people banged
up coming in, and we got more
banged up today," North Carolina
coach Mack Brown said. "They just
wore us out today on both sides of
Injuries forced UNC to play the
Tigers without tailback Torin Dorn,
strong safety Dan Vooletich, offen
sive guard Steve Steinbacher and
flanker Randy Marriott in the start
ing lineup. Marriott and Steinbacher
eventually saw action, but by then
John Reed and Chris Jacobs, among
others, had joined the ranks of the
Indeed, all too often Saturday
UNC's offense would run three plays
and punt, then not see the ball again
for another five or six minutes as
Clemson methodically moved down
the field. Coach Danny Ford's ball
control offense was at its frustrating
best, maintaining possession for 40
minutes to UNC's 20.
Sophomore tailback Terry Allen
led the Tiger onslaught with 167 yards
on 29 carries. In all, Clemson racked
up an even 500 yards in total offense,
while limiting UNC to 191.
"We could never get the ball
From staff reports
NORFOLK, Va. Four UNC
wrestlers won final round matches as
the Tar Heel wrestling team opened
its 1988 season Saturday at the
Eastern Nationals tournament hosted
by Old Dominion University.
Seniors Enzo Catullo, Rob Koll
and Doug Wyland and junior John
Welch took the championships in
their respective weight classes as the
Tar Heels overshadowed competition
from Virginia, Maryland, Old
Dominion and other schools.
UNC coach Bill Lam was
extremely pleased with the perfor
mance of his team. "We are a young
kept the pressure on. Missimo, with
his back to the goal, turned and fired
the ball past Meola from 15 yards
out on the right seven minutes into
the half. But the ball went just left
of the left post.
The Cavaliers then struck quickly
to take the lead. With exactly 27
minutes to go, Richie Williams set
up the game-winner by crossing the
ball to Agoos at the 18-yard line. He
headed it back to the goal area, and
Yorks picked it up at the touchline,
put it under a sliding Royer and
watched it roll to the left corner of
the net from a seemingly impossible
Things got worse seconds later
when Tar Heel freshman sweeper
Richard Wachsman made a run up
the middle and crashed into John
Maessner. The play earned Maessner
UNC 14, Clemson 37
first downs 12 29
Bushes-yards 24-109 ' 69-336
Passing yards - 82 148
Return yards 0 49
Passes 11-24-1 SM4-1
Punts 8-35 0-0
Fumttes-tost 4-1 5-2
PenatSes-yarcis - 4-37 9-95
'Time of possession 1951 4009
North Carolina 0 70714
Ctemson 314 7 IS 37
Oem FG Gardocki 21
UNC Martn 37 fun (Gwaftrtey kick)
Oem Hooper 13 pass from R Williams (Seyte
Oem Aiten 3 run (Seyte kick)
CSem T. Johnson 3 run (Seyie kick) -
Clem FG Gardocki 24
Oem FG Gardockt 52
, Clem James 15 run (Kubu kick)
UNC KeBer 23 pass from Burnett (GwaRney kick)
FtUSf-BNG; UNC Martin-16-116, Ttompson 1-0,Staptes2-2,
Blount 1 -3, Burnett 4-minus 12 Ctemson
Alien 29-167. Williams 7-4, Johnson 13-45.
McFadden 6-31, Henderson 2-8, Cooper 1-41.
Lawrence 4-7. James 4-39, Kennedy 1-0, Gibson 1
O, Morocco 1 -minus 6.
PASSING-UNC Burnett 11-24-1-82 Ctemson
Williams 6-10-91, Davis 1-1-0-48. Morocco 2-3-0-25.
RECEIVING: UNC Marriott 1-7. Bount 2-1Z
Thompson 2 -minus 12, BenefiekJ 1-16, MarSn 1-rrtrum
2, Renksn 2-32, Keller 1-23, Green 1-6. Clemson
Jennings 3-41, Cooper 1-48, Hooper 2-33, Davis 3-
enough to make things happen,"
Brown explained. "We could never
get a rhythm offensively."
Martin, playing the whole game at
tailback as Torin Dorn rested a sore
back, was the lone bright spot among
UNC's "skill" players, rushing 16
times for 116 yards.
Todd Burnett, the freshman quar
terback who had enjoyed so much,
success in his first two games, tasted
only bitter failure against the Tigers.
Burnett went ll-for-24 for 82 yards
and was sacked twice. He also threw
an interception that set up Clemson's
first points of the game.
. Sixty-one of Burnett's passing
yards came on a last-gasp Tar Heel
drive, which was executed against a
host of Clemson reserves and capped
by Burnett's first collegiate TD pass,
a 23-yard scoring strike to John
Keller with just 16 seconds left.
According to both coaches, the
game's "turning point" came late in
the second quarter. With Clemson
clinging to a 10-7 lead and five
minutes left in the half, the Tigers
embarked on a 68-yard, 11-play
march all on the ground.
Running behind a front wall that
features center Jeff Bak and right
tackle Jeff Nunamacher, both all
conference and All-America candi
dates, the Clemson offense moved
. open season qui style.
team, but I was extremely impressed
with their attitude and their fight,
Lam said. "They did an outstanding
job against some good competition,
and it was a good opportunity for
us to look at some of our wrestlers
A few of those individuals stood
out in top form for Lam.
Catullo, a New Jersey state cham
pion in high school, won by default
against one of his teammates UNC
sophomore Guy Palker to take the
victory in the 142-pound weight class.
In the 167-pound class, Koll, a
fifth-year senior from State College,
a yellow card and Wachsman a trip
to the sideline. UNC played one man
down until he returned four minutes
later, but the injury clearly affected
the Tar Heels.
For the last 25 minutes of the game,
Virginia kept up the pressure while
limiting the Tar Heel attack. UNC's
best chance to tie came with three
minutes to go, when Ashton sent a
long pass to Cogsville just inside the
box. Cogsville chested it and shot,
but the ball sailed over the goal.
"That was our third game in four
days," Dorrance said. "Our strategy
against Virginia was to have our
players play within 30 yards of each
other. The idea was to prevent
Virginia from having any open runs,
but in the second half, I think fatigue
crisply. Allen off left tackle for seven
yards, Wesley McFadden off right
tackle for 10. Et cetera. Allen, a 5-foot-11,
195-pounder who leads the
conference in rushing, culminated the
drive with a 3-yard run over the left
side just 34 seconds before the half.
Left to mull over that impressive
display by the Clemson cavalry
during the intermission, the Tar Heels
came out flat for the second , half.
UNC's offense sputtered and had to
punt the ball to Clemson at the 12:51
mark. Burnett and friends didn't see
the ball again until the quarter was
two-thirds over. " " "
A 15-play, 76-yard Clemson drive
consumed 7:41 and gave the Tigers
a commanding 24-7 lead. Fullback
Tracy Johnson bulled in from the 3
on fourth-and-1 to finish things off.
Meanwhile, the UNC offense con-.
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Clemson's Chris Gardocki booted
field goals of 24 and 52 yards to make
it 30-7 and freshman tailback Charlie
James scooted around the left side
for a 15-yard touchdown run with
2:52 remaining to make it a 30-point
UNC did manage to put together
an 84-yard, hurry-up drive at the end
to match the oddsmakers' 23-point
The first stages of the ballgame
were an exercise in sloppiness. The
Tigers took the opening kickoff and
moved quickly from their own 20 to
a third-and-2 at the UNC 19. But
quarterback Rodney Williams
option pitch to tailback Joe Hender
son was errant, and Doxie Jordan
recovered lor the 1 ar Heels.
Shortly thereafter, Burnett recipro
cated with a mistake of his own. His
quick out pass to Eric Blount was
too far inside, allowing All-America
corner Donnell Woolford to deflect
the ball away with his helmet. The
ball floated into the waiting hands
of Vance Hammond, a 6-7, 280
pound lineman, who turned and
lumbered to the UNC 11 with the
To its credit, the Tar Heel defense'
held, forcing Gardocki, a freshman
left-footer who has remarkable range,"
to come on for a 20-yard try. He hit
to give Clemson a 3-0 lead with 4:27
left in the quarter. '
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Pa., took the top spot when he pinned
his opponent at 5:13 of the match.
Wyland, who transferred to UNC
last year after two standout seasons
at the University of Michigan, took
the title in the 126-pound class with
a 9-4 victory in his first competitive
action as a Tar Heel.
Welch, a junior from Basking
Ridge, N.J., won the 134-pound
championship with a hard-fought 4
3 win to round out the Tar Heel
On the day, the Tar Heels placed
11 wrestlers in the semifinals and
seven in the championship round. .