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12The Daily Tar HeelMonday, September 25, 1989
hits UNC (again)
By DAVE GLENN
Hugo might have missed North
Carolina State's Carter-Finley Stadium
by a few miles this weekend, but Hur
ricane Shane was right on target.
Wolfpack quarterback Shane
Montgomery stormed the UNC defense
early and often Saturday afternoon to
lead State to a 40-6 destruction of the
Tar Heels before 57,100 wind-blown
fans at Carter-Finley Stadium. An
unofficial body count after the smoke
had cleared found 1 1 stunned (the UNC
defense), 1 1 missing (the UNC offense)
and hundreds of questions unanswered.
UNC head coach Mack Brown,
whose worst defeat at North Carolina
was a 48-3 laugher to this same
Wolfpack a year ago, said he was very
displeased with the way the Tar Heels
played on this sunny, humid afternoon.
"I hope there's not a 40-6 gap be
tween the two programs, but today there
was," Brown said. "I feel like we've
made tremendous progress since last
year, and I think we're a much better
football team than this time last year,
(but) there was absolutely no indica
tion of that today."
The Tar Heels' first mistake may
have been before the game began, when
they won the coin toss and deferred
their choice to the second half. State
elected to receive, and receive it did.
Wolfpack wideouts latched onto
By NEIL AMATO
NORFOLK, Va. "Missed oppor
tunities." Yes, it was a not-too-popular song
by Hall and Oates, but it also described
the weekend the North Carolina field
hockey team and its opponents experi
enced. The second-ranked Tar Heels split
their two weekend games, losing to No.
1 Old Dominion Saturday and then
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lightning bolt after lightning bolt from
the golden right arm of Montgomery,
who perfectly executed an 1 1-play, 73
yard drive that ended with tailback
Anthony Barbour's seven-yard burst
around right end for a touchdown.
Barbour, who was met at the one-yard
line by UNC linebacker Dwight Hol
lier, helicoptered forward and barely
across the goal line to give the Wolfpack
a 7-0 lead just 4:22 into the game.
It was a drive that had all of the
elements of success run up the
middle, run wide, throw short, throw
long and it had N.C. State head
coach Dick Sheridan beaming after the
game. "That was the picture-perfect
drive," he said. "The mix of run, pass
and execution was as good as we've
had all year."
So was the rest of the game, for that
matter. "For the game offense and
defense together it was our best of
the year," said Sheridan, who has now
beaten the Tar Heels three times in his
four years at N.C. State.
The Tar Heels had a chance to stop
the red-and-white avalanche on their
second series of the game, when aTorin
Dorn interception and 29-yard return
of a Montgomery aerial set up the UNC
offense near midfield.
Rotating three tailbacks on a play-by-play
basis, the Tar Heels marched
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rebounding Sunday to get by sixth
rated Northeastern, 2-1.
UNC, now 5-1 on the year, scored
two first-half goals in a 33-second span
to defeat Northeastern, dropping the
Huskies' record to 3-3-1. Freshman
Imke Lempers and senior Kathy Staley
scored at 23 :37 and 24: 1 0, respectively,
to give the Tar Heels a 2-0 first-half
Yes, the Tar Heels won, but it would
be better to say they escaped.
fell short In two five-set matches
State had an easy time keeping a
"We're not really happy with the
game except that we won," North Caro
lina head coach Karen Shelton said.
"We've got a long way to go, a lot of
things to work on."
Northeastern got on the board five
minutes into the second half on one of
its five penalty corners in that period.
Deb Sweeney hit in to Anne Mucera,
who stopped the ball for Kathy Hunt.
Hunt then sent the ball past lunging
UNC goalkeeper Evelien Spee into the
Tar Heels drop pair do
By BOB McCROSKEY
and D.J. HOOGERVORST
The North Carolina volleyball team
built a little character Saturday in
Carmichael Auditorium, losing five
game heartbreak matches to Ball State
(16-14, 15-9, 9-15, 9-15, 15-12) and
Wyoming (8-15, 15-11, 15-5,9-15, 15
8). Friday's scheduled match with Fur
man was canceled because of inclem
Plagued by inconsistency in both
matches, UNC appeared to turn its in
tensity on and off as it wished. If that
was truly the case, North Carolina kept
it off a game too long against Ball State
"It's just lack of concentration," UNC
coach Peggy Bradley-Doppes said. "We
need to concentrate on the court from
start to finish. We're far too sporadic,
as in, we play great for one point and on
the next play, terrible."
North Carolina, whose record fell to
6-3 after Saturday's action, played in
its sleep in the beginning of the Ball
State match, falling behind two games
Serving, once an ally and strength of
UNC, turned into the team's worst
nightmare against the Cardinals. North
Carolina committed 17 service errors
in the match, including seven in game
"We just didn't compete," Bradley
Doppes said. "We had been a strong
serving team until today. I think we
were very lax and looked past Ball
State to Wyoming."
Still, after dropping the first two
games, the Tar Heels didn't quit and
attempted a comeback. After winning
games three and four with crisper pass
ing, sharper hitting and overall better
play, North Carolina finally fell in the
In game five, North Carolina held a
9-6 lead after Ball State couldn't handle
grip on Eric Blount and the Tar Heels during Saturday's 40-6 romp
right corner of the goal.
Shortly after, the Huskies nearly
knotted the score at two. Sweeney took
the ball in on the right side as sopho
more Nancy Lang defended. Sweeney
passed the ball to the center of the field
as Lang dove courageously to stop it.
The ball got by the Tar Heel back and
came to Husky Eileen Pailes. Pailes
had a point-blank shot, but Spee was
there to knock the ball away.
That incident was one of many bul
a Liz Berg (33 kills) spike, but UNC
couldn't handle the lead for long.
The Tar Heels made several mental
errors like letting a Ball State serve
hit the floor untouched to tie it and
allowed the Cardinals back into the
game. Then, following its own points,
UNC would take all the wind out of its
own sails with service errors.
Ball State eventually took advantage
of the UNC mistakes to pull the upset.
Some of the inconsistency North
Carolina suffered could be credited to
inexperience and team chemistry prob
lems. The Tar Heels start three fresh
men and play up to six newcomers
along with six returnees.
'The chemistry is getting better. It's
been a problem because we're trying to
find our personality," Bradley-Doppes
said. "We're trying to find if we're
going to be an aggressive team or a
fighting team or a take-control team."
Later S aturday evening, the Tar Heels
came out with fire in their eyes, playing
a brand of new and improved volley
ball against Wyoming. Consequently,
lets the Tar Heel defense dodged, espe
cially in the second half. Many of the
problems were caused by the criss
crossing of wings Sweeney and Jen
"The communication could have
been better on defense," UNC sopho
more sweeper Jennifer Clark said.
"Sometimes it was just really confus
ing as far as who had which girl. A lot
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UNC roped the Cowgirls 15-8 in the
"The loss (against Ball State) really
motivated us because we weren't play
ing well," Berg said. "This time we got
into it emotionally, and it was just a
whole different ballgame."
After allowing Wyoming to get back
into the game with six straight points,
two aces by 6-foot senior Lisa Joffs
(four aces, eight block assists) and
timely hitting by Berg (23 kills, 19
digs) put the game out of reach.
In game two, erratic play returned to
haunt North Carolina. Wyoming and
its star hitter, Darcy Cudaback (3 1 kills),
erased a 4-0 UNC lead and erased the
Tar Heels in games two and three.
Cudaback worked as the main cog in
Wyoming's offensive machine. The
Cowgirls geared their entire offense
around the 6-foot-2 junior. If there was
a hit to be made for Wyoming, Cudab
ack was there to make it.
Nonetheless, Bradley-Doppes said
the Tar Heels adjusted well, saying, "I
think we did a good job on Cudaback.
She's a good player.
"We took a lot of our offense right at
her, and she got yanked three times.
That's saying a lot. We started either
digging up her hits or we started block
ing some of them."
North Carolina regained its compo
sure and, with some inspired play from
co-captains Sharon German and Joffs,
won game four. Trailing 4-0, German
made two kills and assisted Joffs with a
block, forcing Wyoming coach Mike
English into a timeout.
Nothing could stem the Tar Heels
march and UNC continued its momen
tum to a 15-9 win.
. Yet, as in the Ball State match, UNC's
comeback came up a game too short.
Mental errors hurt North Carolina
again, as did some strong serving by
Ginger Bruere, and the Cowgirls took
game five. With the victory, Wyoming
extended its winning streak to seven
matches after losing its first five.
By JAMIE ROSENBERG
Assistant Sports Editor
Charles Dickens would have felt right
at home at Carter-Finley Stadium Sat
urday. In fact, if he just changed a few
words around he could adapt one of his
books to the tumultuous events of
UNC's 40-6 loss to N.C. State.
The new novel, "A Tale of Two
Passing Attacks," would start some
thing like this:
It was the best of times; it was the
worst of times. It was a time of touch
down passes; it was a time of intercep
tions. It was a time of first downs; it was
a time of sacks. It was a time to read the
defense; it was a time to not have the
time to read the defense. It was a time of
pinpoint accuracy; it was a time to pray
the ball landed in the right hands.
Such was the story Saturday, when
one of the ACC's best passing attacks
met one of its worst, and even Dickens
himself wouldn't have trouble guess
ing who came out on top.
State's air show manifested itself in
quarterback Shane Montgomery, who
picked apart the Tar Heel secondary
with ease, completing 16 of 25 passes
for 222 yards and three touchdowns
before mercifully exiting late in the
North Carolina countered with the
timid tandem of Jonathan Hall and
Chuckie Burnette, who combined to
complete just three of 17 passes for 22
yards and thred interceptions.
Hall, who started, was given a chance
to redeem himself for last week's dis
appointing effort at Kentucky, but after
his first two passes found nothing but
turf, UNC head coach Mack Brown
yanked him at the beginning of the
Burnette, a true freshman whose only
previous experience came in a mop-up
role against VMI in the season opener,
was then thrown to the Wolves liter
ally for the remaining three periods.
In a desperate attempt to escape alive,
he scurried and scampered, floating
passes that found State defenders just
as often as they landed safely in Tar
"I would have hated to play against
our defense today," Montgomery said.
"They were really hitting, and our de
fensive line did a good job of putting a
lot of pressure on them, both Hall and
"I don't think (Burnette) has played
that much this year, and it's tough get
ting a lot of playing time in about your
first college game the way our defense
What must have made things even
tougher for Burnette was having to
watch Montgomery make it all look so
easy. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound senior
had thrown for 185 yards by halftime,
128 of which came in the second quar
ter. Who knows what carnage would
have ensued had he not left early.
"I'm not sure we'll face many quar
terbacks any better than Montgomery,"
UNC defensive coordinator Carl Tor
bush said. "We thought that going in,
and we thought that last year. He knows
their offense inside out."
The Tar Heel defense threw every
thing it could at Montgomery, alternat
ing between zone coverage and man-to-man
to try to find the right antidote.
But rarely was Montgomery fooled.. If
UNC showed zone, he would find an
opening and pierce it with a perfectly
"We would get back in our drops and
our areas and they would hit us right in
the seam of the zone,"cornerbackTprin
Dorn said. "And basically there's noth
ing you can do to combat that except to
go to man coverage."
But if the Tar Heels went to man
coverage, Montgomery just had his
receivers run timing patters so he could
loft the ball over the secondary and into
"Anytime you have man, you have
to time it," Montgomery said. "You
don't have time to sit back and wait and
let the guys run and get open. You have
to hit them right off the break point. So
that's one thing Carolina did, and that's
one thing we took advantage of."
Said Torbush of Montgomery, "He
knows what works against certain
things, and he's able to take advantage
of it. Knowing what works and making
it work are two different things, and
he's able to do both of them.