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The daily Tar Heel. (Chapel Hill, N.C.) 1946-current, October 27, 1989, Page 5, Image 5

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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, October 27, .19895 Sports Soccer heads for tourney By BROCK PAGE Staff Writer There is an interesting aspect added to the North Carolina women's soccer team's game as the Tar Heels prepare for the ACC Tournament this weekend in Durham: one of revenge. Since they have not lost since 1985, the Tar Heels have not needed any sort of a revenge factor as motivation be fore. In last year's ACC championship match, however, UNC and N.C. State battled to a deadlock in regulation time. .., The Wolfpack prevailed in a shoot out, to take the title. Technically the game was a tie, not a loss for the Tar Heels, but the thought remained: they were not ACC champions. The f rst match for UNC, which owns the first seed, will be at 5:00 p.m. on S aturday against the w inner of Friday ' s MarylandDuke game. The Terrapins are seeded fifth and the Blue Devils fourth. If the Tar Heels march past either the Terrapins or the Blue Devils, they will face the winner of the match between No. 3-seed Virginia and No. 2-seed N.C. State at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. .: UNC enters the ACC Tournament with a 19-0-1 record after battling to a scoreless tie with 20th-ranked Stanford on Tuesday. That's right, UNC actu ally played a game and did not win; Field hockey establishing own By NEIL AMATO Staff Writer There's more than one women's sports dynasty at UNC. Yes, the first-ranked women's soccer team is gearing up for the ACC Tournament at Duke (which, con trary to popular opinion, the Tar Heels didn't win last year). But the second ranked North Carolina field hockey team is also ready for the ACCs and those Tar Heels are six-time defend ing champions. The ACC field hockey tourney starts today at Duke as the fourth seeded Blue Devils host fifth-seeded Wake Forest. The Tar Heels, 15-2, take on the winner of that game Sat urday at noon. Despite UNC's recent dominance in the ACC, head coach Karen Shel ton isn't going to look past anyone. "Four of the five teams in the ACC have been ranked in the Top 20," Terps may be Bast By SCOTT GOLD Staff Writer Remember George Bush's "thousand points of light?" Due to just distribution, the transi tive properties of multiplication, P's and Q's and all that stuff, the UNC football team should boast at least a dozen or two of those lights. ; When a football squad attempts to win games without an offense, how ever,, those glimmers of hope slowly darken. The Tar Heels claim . . . four. That's right, as the 1-6 Tar Heels prepare to do battle with Maryland Saturday at noon in College Park, and in the process try to. garner their first conference victory, there areowr play- ers that stand out amongst the masses, above the groveling serfs and peasants. Keep in mind, now, that Maryland is not the most robust powerhouse in the ACC, ranking sixth with a 1-4 record and compiling a 2-6 tally overall. However, the Terps blasted host Wake Forest, 27-7, and, if you recall, UNC lost to the Deacons 17-16 in Chapel Hill just four loooonnnng weeks ago. UNC punter Scott McAlister has been one of the team's most consistent performers throughout the season. The sophomore turned in another terrific game last week at Georgia Tech, boot ing the pigskin nine times and totalling 404 yards. His average of 44.9 yards a kick upped his already boisterous average to 43.0 for the season, tops in the confer ence. Is McAlister really that good, or does i nil iu it m u o v Witches, Devils, Cave People, Bunnies, Cats, Mice, Bats, Harem Girls, Ghosts, Togas, Capes, Nuns, Priests, Pirates, Clowns, Bees, Babies, Pigs, . Butterflies, Angels, and many more! Also Masks, Make Up & Accessories located inside: Huggins Hardware 107 E.Franklin St. 9 am-5:30 pm Mon.-Sat. thru Halloween however, that may not be as bad as it seems. "It was a typical game for us," head coach Anson Dorr ance said. "We didn't play poorly; we took a large number of shots but we just didn't finish them. I'm not upset." For a team as great as UNC, a tie can easily seem like a loss, but the sister kisser may be a blessing in disguise. "The girls walked off the field like it was a loss," Dorrance said. "They don't like to tie, but with the mentality of this team, they'll have greater resolve like they always do after adversity. Hope fully, this will give us added motiva tion going into this weekend." A strong suit lately for UNC has been the performance of sophomore goalkeeper Lori Walker. In the game against Santa Clara last week, Walker came up with some big-time saves for the Tar Heels. Walker leads the ACC in goals allowed average (.10), save per centage (.977) and shutouts (9). Still, UNC goes into the ACC Tour nament with guarded optimism. "In soccer, you cannot have over whelming confidence that you are going to destroy every opponent," Dorrance said. "We do have the best team and we should dominate in every game, but that means we have a better chance of winning, not that we'll win." Shelton said. "We know that on any given day we can be beaten." The other semifinal pits No. 10 Vir ginia against lith-ranked Maryland. The final is slated for noon on Sunday. If Duke wins, UNC is inforatougher-than-expected game. Although North Carolina has defeated Duke 1 6 straight times dating back to 1981, the Blue Devils gave UNC a run for its money earlier this season. The Tar Heels es caped with a 2-0 win. In that match, North Carolina had problems adjusting to the uneven Duke AstroTurf, but Shelton said the playing surface shouldn't be a factor in the outcome, "We're not going to dwell on the turf," Shelton said. "We realize we have to play. Whether the turf's bumpy or smooth, we still have to have good hand-eye coordination. We're still going to focus on fundamentals." Shelton has stressed all year that he get exploited because his teammates rarely move the ball past midheld In this way, he gets beaucoup de loads of time to set up and can give the ball his best boot. Just to settle the argument, McAlis ter took a snap at the Tar Heel six-yard line last Saturday. In a short formation, he managed just one step, and barely got the kick off. Five seconds later, after sailing over the heads of every Tech receiver, the rocket stopped a mere 83 yards away, two yards shy of the all-time UNC record. "Scott has been great all season," said head coach Mack Brown. "With all of the problems we've been having offensively, he's been a life-saver." Tommy Thigpen, a six-foot-two, 210-pound linebacker, falls into that sparse collection of glimmers of hope. Though only a freshman, Thigpen stole the starting job away from teammate Bernard Timmons, a regular last sea son. Last, week Thigpen racked up six solo tackles against a strong Yellow Jacket running game, with assists on four others. He also sacked Tech's elusive quarterback, Shawn Jones, twice. He is UNC's second leading tackier. The third of those four spots of illu mination cascades off the shoulders of Thigpen's partner in crime, Dwight Hollier. Hollier is making a strong bid for postseason conference honors and is the team's leading tackier with 60 solo tackles and 42 assists. The duo, together with their support ing cast, may have their hands full with HOPPE Though UNC is an obvious favorite to take the title, there are other contend ers who, on a good day, could take a run at it. Maryland is a very inexperienced team and still a few years away from contention. The Terps will be hard pressed to beat Duke. UNC crushed Maryland during the regular season, 8 0. The Blue Devils are a young but scary squad, and they played the Tar Heels exceptionally tough in their match earlier this year when UNC held on to a 4-2 win. Virginia, ranked third in the nation, has balance all over the field and excel lent talent at all positions. Virginia is paced by midfielder Gayle Smith, for ward Andrea Rubio and striker Amanda Cromwell. The trio ranks fourth, fifth and sixth in the ACC in scoring, with 28, 27 and 23 points respectively. Rubio and Cromwell were both heavily recruited by UNC but opted to play for the Cavaliers. The Wolfpack, ranked eighth, is led by forward Charmaine Hooper, who is the ACC scoring leader. The Tar Heels will have to resist being intimidated by Hooper and shut her down like they did in the regular season contest, when UNC won, 3-0. The Tar Heels will also have to concentrate on beating a tough State defense. good fundamentals are the keys to play ing well. "When we play well, weTre a tough team to beat,' Shelton .said. "If we don't play well, we're just an average team. Any one of these four teams can beat us," Senior captain Leslie Lyness leads the Tar Heels into the postseason. The Paoli, Pa. resident is important in all aspects of the UNC game. Lyness, who leads the team in assists with 16, also plays a big role on defense. Named to the 198S first-team All-America squad at center midfield, Lyness was recently named ACC Player of the Week for her three-game, four-assist performance. "Leslie is very important to the suc cess of our team," Shelton said. "She's done a very good job from a leadership standpoint. The defensive foursome of Tern Buck. Jennifer Clark, Nancy Lang and Beth Taterosian and goalkeeper Evetien chance for Heels the Terp air attack. Quarterback Neil O'Donnell is third on Maryland's all-time list in comple tions (349), attempts (592), yards (4,402) and touchdowns (23), and is moving up quickly. Last year, he flab bergasted the Tar Heel defense with three TD passes and 257 yards, pacing the Terps' 41-38 victory. One bright point, and the fourth of those magical spots of light, has been guard Pat Crowley, the only consistent offensive player UNC throws on the field every week. "Our problems have nothing to do with him," Brown said. "I think he's the UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN LOT SCHOOL Professor Douglas Kahn will visit Vdnesday, November 1 for informal conversations about the Law School. For more information contact Career Planing & Placement, Hanes Hall 962-6507 Why Not Own Where You Live While At UNC? a Your parents will appreciate the return on this leveraged investment and the tax advantages... You '11 love the place and where it is. ByFinleyGolf Course.. .just 5 minutes from campus. From the60's Less than 5 down Below market fixed rates New- not a conversion Guaranteed buyback Come see the award winning models, clubhouse, spa, pool and tennis courts and get eye-opening facts and figures to send your folks. Call 967-6076 Open 11-6 Daily Urban Associates of North Carolina Sales by: Cochrane & Company, Realtors We have reached a pinnacle of enormous proportions. Yes, we on the DTH sports staff have more celebrities fighting over our Guest Picker slot than Geraldo has sex-starved Satan-worshipping house husbands. (You, the reader pausing to di gest your professor's analysis of the effect of Emersonian thought in the world of the run-and-shoot offense ask the most relevant question of the year:) This streak of success this ex tended excellence, this lengthened Dave Record (62-18) (58-22) (55-25) (62-18) (Guest) Winning Percentage (.775) (.725) (.688) (.775) (.600) Games of the Week UNC at Maryland Mary UNC Mary Mary UNC Georgia Tech at Duke Duke Duke Duke Duke Tech Wake Forest at Clemson Clem Clem Clem Clem Clem N.C. State at South Carolina NCSU NCSU NCSU NCSU USC Louisville at Virginia UVa. UVa. UVa. UVa. UVa. Notre Dameat Pitt ND Pitt ND ND ND Miami at Florida State FSU FSU Miami Miami Miami Houston at Arkansas Hous Hous Hous Hous Hous Alabama at Penn State Ala. Ala. Ala. Ala. Ala. Tennessee at LSU Tenn Tenn Tenn Tenn Tenn dynasty Spee have performed excellently. The Tar Heel backs and goalie have yielded only nine goals all year. Senior Kathy Staley leads the ACC in scoring with 20 goals and eight assists and freshman Imke Lempers has tallied 21 times. Junior Laurel Hershey, a 1988 honorable mention All-America at left midfield, has chipped in 10 goals and four assists. Although UNC stars of the present and past are 12-0 in tournament play, Shelton says it won't be hard for her troops to get up for the games, "It's not hard to get up for the tournament at all," Shelton said. "We have a different team every year with a new personality. Also, by winning the ACC Tournament, we can attain two of our preseason goals. First, we want to win the ACC championship. Second, we can secure a place in the top four (nationally).' best lineman in our league and one of the best in the country. He's having a great, great season." The Tar Heels' offense has been mired in a slump for several weeks now. Once again, versus Tech, the defense proved itself to be a legitimate force while the offense mustered its usual under-20-point performance. This is the last reasonable look the Tar Heels have at a second victory this season. If those points of light suddenly multiply and shine even brighter, the possibilities are endless. Until then, though, the outcome is predictable once again. YEA A year abroad program of studies at University of Seville, supervised by a Resident Director from the Department of Romance Languages of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill There will be a short informational meeting about the UNC Year-at-Sevilla on Tuesday, October 31, in Room 203, Dey Hall from 3:00 to 4:00. Come to see the video presentation and get all the information. Brochures and application forms will be available. DTH Picks of the Week looniness, this worldly wackiness will it ever end? We think not. Move over Ronnie Reagan, step aside Bob Costas, go back to sleep Jessie Helms, keep movin' Paula Abdul. We've put you on Eternal Hold be cause we have THE MAN. But first, the play-by-play. Dave (I love a girl with a sense of humor) Glenn, better known as The Sports Editor Who Wouldn't Die (But Might This Weekend), went an almost human 7-3 in Week Eight to drop into a tie with super soph Jamie (Gee guys, I don't know if I'm ready to be in first Andy John Jamie Clint Eastwood Glenn Podolsky Bland Rosenberg Cross country may struggle at ACCs By MARK ANDERSON Staff Writer The effects of the ACC cross coun try championships in College Park, Md., Saturday should have national reper cussions, but unfertunately for UNC, the Tar Heels will not be involved. For the first time in several years, the UNC men and women are both predicted to finish in the middle of the pack. Clemson (men) and N.C. State (women) are both in position to win their third straight ACC title. Clemson, ranked eighth nationally, will have to beat seventh-ranked Wake Forest to notch its seventh ACC title in the last eleven years. The two teams met at the Navy Invitational in late September, with the Deacons finishing first and the Tigers third. Clemson should be boosted by the return of last year's individual cham pion, senior Dov Kremer, who has not run this season because of mononu cleosis. Jon Hume of Wake Forest, who finished fifth in 1988, will battle Kre mer over the eight kilometer course. The women's race will feature three nationally-ranked teams, with N.C. State (fourth) looking for its eighth ACC title in those same eleven years. Wake Forest (eighth) and Clemson (13th) will be looking to dethrone the Wolfpack dynasty. N.C. State returns last year's third and fourth place ACC finishers, senior Susan Tulley and sophomore Katrina Price, who will be challenged over the five kilometer course by Wake Forest junior Anne Letko. "Tuffey is unbeatable when she is healthy," said UNC head coach Dennis The world's fastest, cheapest, most comfortable Hallowe'en costume SOFT MOSE UJJS a place) Rosenberg, who temporarily halted Glenn's stranglehold on the top spot with an 8-2 performance. ' John (Yes, I picked 96 points for' Houston last week) Bland he missed by one went a disappoints ing 5-5 but took a step closer to the meaning of life with a weekend in Atlanta that included a Cheetah (or three), a Heidi and a Roxanne. Wow." Andrew (I'm going to Maryland to cover the game (wait, no Dave dis'ed that idea)) Podolsky staggered home with a 7-3 performance to lurk quietly in the third slot as the Fearsome Fivesome approaches Week Nine. Jay (What's that brown, oval shaped object they're tossing around?) Reed has been spending more time out in left field lately than Rickey'; Henderson, only Jay doesn't play baseball. For the 1,609 people who called asking why Jay's name is not in the accompanying graph, it's because he has a record even worse than many of you, our play-along home viewers (44-36, yuck). THE MAN, as if we had to tell you, is none other than Dirty Harry him self, a longtime hero of the DTH sports staff. Yes, it's Clint Eastwood, folks. The man fights crime, loves animals, comforts distressed damsels and still finds time to run for political office. What more could we ask for? Craddock. The Tar Heel women ' s squad has the best chance for a first division finish. "We're shooting for fourth," Crad dock said. "Then maybe we'll get a shot at one of the top teams. I like going up against top 20 teams." The Tar Heels' front-runner will be fifth-year senior Chryssa Nicholas, who will be looking to improve on last year's disappointing 14th-place finish. She will be joined by juniors Jane Boulter and Michelle Faherty, who has been slowed by illness this year. "She (Faherty) has run well the last three or four practice sessions," Crad dock said. "She'll be at full strength." The women's improvement stems from their depth. Juniors Jamie Newnam (26th in 1988), Karen Sahn (27th) and Jeanne Peterson (33rd) have made great strides since last year's ACC championships. The men's squad has suffered through a rebuilding year, but Crad dock, whose UNC men's teams have never finished lower than third, hopes they can surprise some teams Saturday. "Our top three are running well," Craddock said. "It will depend on how our four and five do. If they don't move up, we'll be at the back of the pack.'. Those top three are freshman sensa tion Andre Williams, sophomore Vince Howard and junior Chris Kendrick. '.; "We are hoping that Andre and Vince can make the top 10 or 15 and be All ACC," Craddock said. I; Williams heads a group of four fresh men in UNC's top seven, which has had Craddock battling inexperience all year long. 1; University Square Chapel Hill 195&250 W

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