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10The Daily Tar HeelMonday, October 9, 1989
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By NEIL AMATO
North Carolina, using what was
previously a nonexistent passing attack,
almost did it Saturday.
"Almost only counts in hand gre
nades and horseshoes," UNC quarter
back Jonathan Hall's father said, as he
waited patiently in the Tar Heel locker
room for his much-maligned son to
handle the postgame media barrage.
Passing can be a two-edged sword,
and on numerous occasions this year,
airing it out was like back-stabbing for
UNC. The Tar Heels didn't lose they
elected to avoid the tie which meant
they didn't win. The fact remains that
they got in position to salvage a victory
by throwing the ball.
Hall hooked up with freshman flanker
Randall Felton in the game's waning
moments to put the Tar Heels in posi
tion to win. The UNC duo almost stole
the show from the Wake Forest pair of
quarterback Phil Barnhill and wide
receiver Ricky Proehl.
It was the Barnhill-Proehl combina
tion that connected for the game's
winning touchdown with 2:37 left.
"Ricky Proehl is one of the outstand
ing receivers in the ACC, and Barnhill's
got a really strong arm," Hall said.
"They got the job done."
They certainly did. All told, Proehl
snared eight Barnhill heaves for 119
yards and the key touchdown. The Belle
Mead, NJ., native now needs only four
catches to become Wake Forest's all
time leading receiver.
After the Wake's score, Hall and
Felton came right back. After a pass
interference call moved the ball to the
UNC 26, the Hall-Felton twosome
combined for 60 yards on four passes,
the highlight being a post pattern that
moved UNC 24 yards to the Wake one
yard line. That reception set up Mi
chael Benefield's touchdown plunge
that led to the two-point attempt.
Despite the late heroics, the Durham
native's first catch in the drive was his
most spectacular. Hall threw over the
middle to the sprinting Felton, who
fully extended himself to make a fin
gertip grab for a 20-yard gain.
"I just had to catch the ball," Felton
said of his leaping catch. "The middle
was open. I had a chance to get it by
diving and I caught it."
But the damage had already been
done by the Deacon duo, and Wake's
signal caller discussed the winning
combo. "They played a lot of man-toman
coverage," Barnhill said. "They
didn't stop anything we did going to
Ricky and we took advantage."
Barnhill's assessment was correct.
Many times, Proehl would catch the
ball and find nothing but open field
ahead because of the cushion he was
given by the Tar Heel defensive backs.
On the touchdown play, Proehl
who has scored an ACC-leading 11
touchdowns split UNC defenders
Rondell Jones and Clarence Carter and
Barnhill threaded the needle.
Barnhill bestowed much of the credit
to Proehl, who lunged to make the
winning catch. "I just got my feet set
and let it go," Barnhill said. "He ran a
great route and made a great catch. But
we expect it from him."
During the Tar Heels' march toward
possible victory, Proehl could only
watch and pray.
"It was a scary feeling," said Proehl,
who sat in the visitor's locker room
sipping a Coke while eye-black ran
down his cheeks. "Hall definitely
showed his experience."
The fifth-year senior, who came in
for injured freshman Chuckie Burnette
in the fourth quarter, completed five
passes in nine tries. The Vienna, Va.,
native performed flawlessly during the
drive, throwing perfectly to Felton and
scrambling once for 13 yards.
"Jonathan did a great job taking us
down the field," Felton said. "He kept
us all calm."
UNC head coach Mack Brown knew
his quarterback was feeling pretty good
during the march.
'To show Jonathan's confidence, he
asked what the two-point play was
during the drive," Brown said.
Despite the loss, Hall could still hold
his head high for a valiant effort in a
"I feel comfortable in that situation,"
Hall said. "I hope I get a chance to do it
again next week."
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Volleyball II crashes liberty, mips A&M
By DJ. HOOGERVORST
The North Carolina volleyball team
continued to play its brand of strong
volleyball in victories Friday and Sat
urday over Liberty University andTexas
A&M in Carmichael Auditorium.
The Tar Heels, ranked 12th in the
South Region, improved their record to
10-5 with the pair of wins. More impor
tantly for Tar Heel fans, North Carolina
played up to its potential in its four
game victory over a nationally respected
Texas A&M club.
UNC's Friday evening contest with
Liberty turned out to be nothing more
than a tune up for the Tar Heels. Every
North Carolina player helped defeat
the overmatched Flames in three games,
15-4, 15-11, 15-6.
Against the Texas A&M Aggies
Saturday night, UNC split the first two
games, 15-13 and 5-15, and fell behind
7-1 in game three when things came
together on the serve of freshman Chris
White, a starting middle blocker, aced
and forced a serve-receive error with a
tough serve to start a string of 12 unan
Dyke hamids men's soccer 1st home
By SCOTT GOLD
"It's no big deal." "We'll bounce
back." "It's good for us." "I'm not
These are merely a sample of the
North Carolina men's soccer team's
reactions to a 4-0 spanking suffered at
the hands of Duke on Sunday at Finley
To some people, the squad has some
proving to do. Team play was not ex
actly stupendous in the match. At times,
in fact, it appeared nonexistent.
'This is the worst we've been beaten
in a while," senior midfielder Chad
Ashton said. "It hurts from a pride point
of view. This wasn't our team we
weren't really there at all."
The loss, UNC's worst since Duke
toasted them 4-0 way back in 1985,
leaves the Tar Heels with a disappoint
ing 7-4-1 record and a blemish on their
otherwise-perfect 5-1 record at home.
UNC continued its schizophrenic
; spasms, a pattern that began early in the
season and has continued since. Before
this game, North Carolina's offense
and defense had not only been avail
able for duty, both were fairly produc
tive. In its latest test, UNC calmly baked
a powerful Coastal Carolina team 1-0,
but moreover, in its last five games the
team has recorded three shutouts.
Sunday, however, that potent offense
deflated. Chances were created often
enough, but none were converted; Ei
ther they were not realistic, in which
case only a weak, misdirected shot could
squirt towards the Duke goal, or they
simply did not have the gusto and or
ganization to find the back of the net.
Derek Missimo, perhaps as or more
schizo than his team, continued his
hibernation that has now lasted for four
games. Despite his dormant play, Mis
132 yards Saturday as the Deacons stumbled past the Tar Heels
swered points, five on her own serve.
The Tar Heels rallied behind the spark
of White (11 digs) and junior setter
Patti Hopkins (20 assists, 2 solo blocks)
to win the game in come-from-behind
North Carolina coach Peggy Bra-dley-Doppes
praised the performances
of White and Hopkins. "Chris (White)
served unbelievably and she gave us
some key digs. A&M ran a good middle
(play) and she was frustrated, but she
gave us a lot of key serves."
About Hopkins, the Tar Heels'
backup setter, Bradley-Doppes said:
"She had an unbelievable match. When
we couldn't get the chemistry and were
a little lethargic in games one and two,
I thought the passes were there, but we
needed a change. So, I put in Patti.
"Not only did she set, but she played
defense, blocked the ball and gave us a
lot of spark. Golly Moses. She played
out of this world."
Other players off the bench, Miriam
Fulford, Summer Sieg and Carolyn
Flanders, earned compliments from the
Tar Heel mentor, too.
"I got great play off my bench,"
simo still ranks among the nation's
leaders in scoring with 27 points, on 12
goals and three assists. For the season,
he has taken 43 shots, but has mustered
only three in his last three games, in
cluding two against the Blue Devils.
Sunday, however, Missimo looked
especially catatonic. At times in the
match, the 6-foot-5 forward was nearly
six inches taller than the tallest Duke
player (besides goalkeeper Jonah Gold
stein), yet he won less than 20 percent
of the balls kicked to him in the air.
Though at times the Tar Heel team
relies on Missimo's talent to win
matches, there are also times that
Missimo's energy on the field seems
dependent on the success and chemis
try of his teammates. If the team is
down, he plays even lower.
He didn't have the team. The team
didn't have him. It was all downhill
"I was very frustrated and disap
pointed with our team," coach Elmar
Bolowich said. "We never got into a
rhythm. We didn't develop the ball into
the attacking third of the field.
"We had our chances. They had the
edge, and the drive to stick it."
Two-time All-ACC second team
selection Robert Probst gave the Blue
Devils all the offense they needed 1 9:05
into the game. All-American Joey
Valenti, a severe offensive threat, drew
the defense out from the goal as he
drove through the middle. Realizing he
was not going to get a clear shot, he
dumped the ball to a forgotten Probst,
-who knocked in his first goal of the
Just to keep the game exciting for a
while, Duk'e waited until the 52:3 1 mark
to add some insurance to their slim 1-0
- See SOCCER, page 5
Bradley-Doppes said. "Every person I
put in did their job. So, that eased the
burden for the whole team down the
Texas A&M coach Al Givens said
the Tar Heels run of points in game
three keyed the victory for UNC.
"I thought North Carolina began
serving a lot tougher in the third and
fourth games and it took us out of our
offense," Givens said. "UNC played
better than we did, and because of that,
they won the match."
In game three, the Aggies' offense
was shut down by the extra-tough Tar
Heel defense. The Texas A&M hitting
percentage was a horrendous (.190)
one with three kills and seven hitting
errors on 21 total attempts.
The sparks provided to UNC by
White, Hopkins and the freshman Flan
ders carried over into game four as did
the sloppy play by A&M. Nonetheless,
the Aggies hung tough early before
UNC made its final run.
Two offensive errors by A&M's
Amy Cumings and a solo block by the
5-foot-5 Hopkins on a Cumings smash
scored three points for North Carolina,
Senior Nick Efthimou beat his
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Wake deals Heels
4th straight loss
By JAMIE ROSENBERG
Assistant Sports Editor
For the second straight week, fans in
Kenan Stadium rode the Carolina foot
And for the second straight week the
Tar Heel express jumped the tracks at
its most thrilling moment, leaving fans
stranded in another losing effort.
With the wounds from last week's
heartbreaking loss to Navy just about
Heeled, noble Kenan onlookers were
starting to Wake up and smell a victory
against the Demon Deacons Saturday
when UNC rallied valiantly for a 90
yard touchdown drive in the game's
final two minutes to bring the Tar Heels
within one at 17-16.
But North Carolina coach Mack
Brown then elected to go for a two
point conversion to win rather than a
kick to tie, and the ride was over. Jon
athan Hall's pass to fullback Mike
Faulkerson was broken up in the end
zone with 1:35 on the clock, and the
score remained at 17-16, giving a
stunned Tar Heel squad its fourth
straight loss and second ACC defeat.
"I told them afterwards that they
making the score 8-5 Tar Heels.
UNC earned its ninth and 10th points
when Aggie outside hitter Krista Hier
holzer hit long, and when Flanders and
junior Paula Martin combined to block
North Carolina would not be denied
despite a pair of timeouts called by
Texas A&M. At this point, the Tar
Heels were on such a roll that even the
best of spikes by A&M were dug and
turned into UNC points.
At 12-6 in the fourth game, Aggy
Kelli Kellen pounded a ball down to the
10-foot line which UNC's White made
a stupendous dig on and returned. A
shocked A&M squad couldn't put the
White dig back over and the score
climbed to 13-6.
A tough serve by White resulted in a
serve-receive error by the Aggies and a
14- 6 score.
Texas A&M managed another point,
but when Cumings hit long on UNC's
serve, North Carolina had earned a 15
7 game four victory and a 15-13, 5-15,
15- 8, 15-7 match win.
Bradley-Doppes said, "We played
great ball to beat Texas A&M in four
defender, but Duke still crushed the
earned a tie in the ballgame and that in
turning around their program I made a
decision that it would be better to win
the ballgame than tie," Brown said. "I
would do it again, because our program
needs to win."
A win seemed far from probable
before the final drive began. With the
score tied at 10, less than five minutes
to play and the Tar Heels attempting to
convert on a third-and-nine situation
from their own 16-yard line, flanker
Randall Felton swept across on the
reverse but fumbled the exchange from
quarterback Jonathan Hall. Felton
bobbled the ball before finally snatch
ing it up on the one, by which time a
swarm of Deacs were upon him.
Scott McAlister boomed a 51 -yard
punt out of his own end zone to prevent
disaster, but Wake still had excellent
field position, starting its final, fateful
scoring drive from the Tar Heels' 42.
Deacs' quarterback Phillip Barnhill,
who completed 15 of 29 passes for 233
yards on the day, needed just four plays
and less than two minutes to capitalize.
See WAKE, page 5
games, and to beat them the way we did
shows a lot of character."
UNC co-captain Sharon German and
junior Liz Berg led the Tar Heels with
18 kills each, while German had 12
digs and Berg had IO.
German said: "We played well to
gether. There was a feeling of unity out
on the court. On great plays, not only
did everyone clap in the center (a rou
tine for UNC), we were in there hug
ging. We were just really intense."
North Carolina's consistent strong
play of late has been in direct contrast
with the schizophrenic play that char
acterized UNC play earlier this season.
But, it parallels the increased experi
ence of first-year starters White, Mar
tin and setter Amy Peistrup and the
molding of a team attitude.
"We're a fighting team," Bradley
Doppes said. "Even when we're get
ting beat, that's what's happening; the
other team is beating us, we're not
losing. I think that shows we're a team
with potential to do a lot of great things."
UNC opens its ACC season against
Virginia on Tuesday at Carmichael Au
ditorium. loss, 4-0
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men's soccer team 4-0 on Sunday