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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, November 07, 1988, Page 17, Image 17

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Minnesota : 44 Philadelphia 30 Cincinnati 42 Phoenix -24 Washington 27 Buffalo 13 MFL Fooiball Detroit 17 LA. Rams 24 Pittsburgh 7 San Francisco 23 New Orleans 24 Seattle 3 N.Y. Giants 29 Atlanta 20 New England 21 Chicago 28 Indianapolis 38 Denver , 17 LA. Raiders 13 Dallas 21 Green Bay 0 Miami 10 Tampa Bay 10 N.Y. Jets 14 Kansas City 11 San Diego 3 Sports PAY 16The Daily Tar Heel Monday, November 7, 1988 Analysis of Clernson UNC football, page 12 Voraimoai 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- Otraim DTH David Surowiecki UNC defensive back Stuffy Hewitt (28) puts a shoulder Into Clemson tailback Joe Henderson Vol ley ba By DOUG HOOGERVORST Stall Writer 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 East Carolina. 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 beats soccer, bound teams than we have. There's no question we played the toughest schedule." 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 streak. 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 XX.WMJt - - I I . ' ml T y. W - j-. I it i y f ? lv jf f, v xvJ x -.J y; : X 1 4 S .Xv.v.v..-. , j splits weekend pair men Hannah Hill and Alison Som merstad and the Tar Heels came to life. 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 15-5. "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 Doppes said. 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 injury. 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 by Meola. 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 ttnr 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 dig. German had an excellent match for UNC, collecting team highs with 23 See VOLLEYBALL page 12 for ACC Tourney .title 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 the crossbar. 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 up. "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 ammpUe Allen gains 1 67 yards, defense dominates in 37-1 4 Tiger win By MIKE BERARDINO Sports Editor 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 best. 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 portions. 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 the football." 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 dinged up. 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 Wrestlers 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 angle. 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 Tair - UNC 14, Clemson 37 UNC Clamson 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 kick) 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) A 80,000 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS 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- 42. 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 individually." 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 set in." He 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-. tiii-l tr flAiinpr ft r trie iithMit n illlUVU IU llVUllUvl j TT AllAVSVtt (4 fi ret A r7r rf tfifir nim QprnrH until lUJfc UVTT1I VI liWll Vnil Ull til the 10-minute mark of the fourth period. 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 game. UNC did manage to put together an 84-yard, hurry-up drive at the end to match the oddsmakers' 23-point line. 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 interception. 7m 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. ' See FOOTBALL page 1 2 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 performance. On the day, the Tar Heels placed 11 wrestlers in the semifinals and seven in the championship round. . i

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