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The Daily Tar HeelFriday, November 17, 19895
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By NEIL AMATO
Now this is a Final Four in its truest
sense no Cinderellas here, only the
The second-ranked North Carolina
field hockpv team will he ioined hv No.
1 Old Dominion, third-rated Northwest
ern and fourth-ranked Iowa in the
NCAA Championships in Springfield,
Mass., Nov. 18-19.
The Tar Heels (18-2) will take on
Iowa, the nation's only undefeated
' squad, at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday. ODU
also hooks up with Northwestern, with
the winners playing Sunday for trie
"It's one of the highest-quality Final
Fours ever," UNC coach Karen Shel
ton said. "Part of that is because they
(the NCAA Tournament committee)
have been able to give each of the top
. four teams a bye. This has been a much
:more fair system, and it's created a
much tougher Final Four field."
Women soccer to battle
for fourth straight crown
The North Carolina women's soccer
team makes the trip this weekend to the
NCAA Tournament Final Four, which
will be held at Method Road Soccer
Field on the N.C. State campus, as the
Tar Heels seek to gain yet another na
Having taken the crown for the past
three years, UNC has won eight of the
last nine championships. The last final
match North Carolina dropped was a 2
0 loss to George Mason in the 1985
UNC meets rival N.C. State on Sat
urday at 1 1 a.m. (WXYC, 89.3 FM) in
one of the semifinal matches, with the
' other semifinal contest between Colo
rado College and Santa Clara follow
ing at 1:30 p.m.
The Wolfpack beat George Mason,
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off fourth-seeded William and Mary,
2-1 , to advance to the Final Four. After
a bye in the first round, UNC, which
has the No. 1 seed, simply crushed
. Hartford by a 9-0 margin to reach the
North Carolina had a perfect game
. against Hartford, if there ever is such a
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Tar Heel swimmers
By BROCK PAGE
North Carolina swam gallantly
against perennial power Florida in
Thursday night's meet at Koury Nata-
torium, but the Gators still proved too
strong for the Tar Heels.
The Florida men's team, ranked
ninth in the nation, came away with a
131-110 edge over the Tar Heels.
Meanwhile, the third-ranked Gator
women rolled to a 168-128 win.
The Gators took first place in eight
of the 13 men's events while the lady
Gators won 10 of the 16 events, in
cluding the first six.
There were several outstanding
performances by individual Tar Heels
in the losing cause.
On the women's side, Sarah Per
roni won the 50-yard freestyle with a
time of 24:02. Perroni was the first
Tar Heel woman to win an event, the
seventh one of the night. In the 100
yard butterfly, UNC took first and
second place. Susan Leupold won with
a time of 57.00, and Dawn Davies was
right behind with a mark of 57.08.
In women's diving, Heather
Cleevley won the three-meter spring
board competition with a total score
Christina Cabrera and Whitney
Hedgepeth had excellent efforts on
the part of the Gators.
In men's action, the meet was close
after the first four events. In the gruel
ing 1000-yard freestyle event, the
second one of the night, UNC's Marc
Ferguson had a surge late in the race to
jump from third to first and went on to
win with a time of 9:20.00.
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UNC faces a legitimate challenge in
the Hawkeyes, who enter the tourney
as the third seed at 17-0-2. In 1988, the
last time North Carolina played Iowa,
the Tar Heels came away with a 2-0
For an idea of how good the
Hawkeyes can be, take this example.
The Tar Heels boasted two players,
midfielders Leslie Lyness and Laurel
Hershey, on the United States Junior
National Team that competed in the
World Cup this summer in Canada.
Iowa had six players on that team.
'They don't have any weaknesses
except for maybe their goalkeeper,"
Shelton said. "They're strong in just
about every position. We're expecting
a very difficult game."
But the Tar Heels aren't exactly
weak. UNC has won seven straight
games, outscoring its opponents 30-4.
Senior Kathy Staley, who has tallied
26 goals this season, has more than
doubled opponents' goal output against
they have not peaked too early.
"That's always possible," head coach
Anson Dorrance said. "Obviously, we
are tapering more for fitness for the
Tournament. We try to peak for every
If the Tar Heels play like they did
against Hartford this Saturday, they
will probably tally their third victory
against the Wolfpack this year. In the
regular season, UNC shut out N.C. State,
3-0; however, during the finals of the
ACC Tournament, the Wolfpack ex
ploded for three goals, the most al
lowed by UNC all season, in a 5-3 loss.
North Carolina enters the contest
boasting a stellar 22-0-1 record while
the Wolfpack holds a 15-7-2 record.
The Tar Heels are still clinging to a 93
game unbeaten streak. In the previous
thirteen meetings between the two clubs,
UNC has not lost to N.C. State, but the
Wolfpack has managed two ties with
the Tar Heels.
State has been playing extremely
well as of late, and the Tar Heels may be
in for a real battle this Saturday.
"They've got confidence now,"
Dorrance said. "Before, they were trying
to recover from losing several players
to mono. Their mentality was that they
could not have a successful season
In the fourth event of the meet, the
50-yard freestyle, Tar Heel Ted
Schroeder sprinted to finish first with
a time of 22.76, making the score 38
36 for the Gators.
However, in the next event, the
200-yard individual medley, the
Gators finished 1-2-3, and UNC could
A solid diving performance helped
the Tar Heels narrow the margin later.
In the three-meter springboard com
petition, Ted Hautau took first place
for the Tar Heels with a total tally of
The Tar Heels finished first in the
last race of the night, the 400-yard
freestyle relay, as the Monasterio
brothers, David and Tony, led the
During a brief intermission, UNC
head coach Frank Comfort and the
rest of the UNC swimming program
took time to honor the two coaches of
the Florida swimming team.
This was only the second time that
UNC has hosted a meet against a
team whose coach was a part of the
United States Olympic Team. Randy
Reese, who now has 199 dual meet
victories, coached the 1980, 1984 and
1988 U.S. Olympic Teams. Buddy
Barcke was honored since he was an
All-American swimmer for UNC in
1951, 1952 and 1953.
"North Carolina swam real well,"
Reese said. "They've been working
. hard, and no one gave up for them
when they were tired. They had a lot
of swimmers. They need meets like
this, and we need meets like this just
so we can get out and compete."
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UNC. Besides Staley's talent, one rea
son for those stellar statistics is the
unheralded backline, which, with the
help of goalkeeper Evelyn Spee, has
yielded only 1 1 scores all season. The
Tar Heels catalyst, Lyness, has dished
out 23 assists this year, putting her only
two away from breaking the career
assist record as well as the single-season
Still, Shelton, who owns a 133-39-4
career mark, has remained humble about
"I would guess that Iowa would be
the favorite," Shelton said. "If we have
an advantage over Iowa, it's that we've
played a tougher schedule. It's going to
take everything we've got in order to
Iowa's only semi-blemishes are sister-kissers
to Northwestern and North
eastern. The Tar Heels twice beat North
. eastern 2-1 and fell by the same score to
Northwestern. North Carolina split with
the other final four team, defending
without those players. Now, they do
have the mental confidence that they
The Pack is led by forward Char
maine Hooper, defensive back Linda
Hamilton and goalkeeper Lindsay
Brecher. The physically strong Hooper
finished first in the ACC in scoring (57)
and in goals (26). Hamilton, a bruising
defender, tallied seven assists for the
season to go along with her outstanding
defensive play. In the goal, Brecher
allowed 1.46 goals per game and had a
save percentage of .803.
"They have a tremendous front-runner
with Hooper," Dorrance said. "We
need to stop her. We also have to find a
way to get around Hamilton. There is
not a weak player on the team."
Of course, the Tar Heels aren't
plagued with many weaknesses, either.
Freshman Mia Hamm, senior Shannon
Higgins and freshman Kristine Lilly
finished second, third and fourth, re
spectively, in scoring in the ACC this
year. Defensively, the Tar Heels have
two all-conference performers in sen
ior Carla Werden and junior Laura
If the Tar Heels win Saturday, they
will go on to play in the finals at 1 :30
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By JAMIE ROSENBERG
Assistant Sports Editor
No need to keep your eyes on the
Kenan Stadium field Saturday when
North Carolina and Duke square off at
noon in the season's final football
Instead, just watch that narrow space
of blue sky a few yards off the ground.
That's where all the action will be.
And all you physics students, bring
your notebooks. Between passes from
Duke quarterback Dave Brown and
punts from UNC's Scott McAlister,
projectile motion should be more than
abundant in this one.
Coach Steve Spurrier hauls into
Chapel Hill a Blue Devil team that is
simply on fire. Duke has won six straight
games, five of them in the ACC includ
ing upsets of Clemson and N.C. State,
en route to a 7-3 overall record and a 5
1 conference mark. With a victory over
UNC Saturday, the Blue Devils could
do no worse than tie for the ACC title
with Virginia, which enters its contest
with Maryland also at 5-1. The Tar
Heels, by contrast, have clinched at
least a tie for the conference cellar with
1-9 and 0-6 records.
"Duke is an outstanding football
team," UNC head coach Mack Brown
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net national championship
national champion ODU, falling early
in the season, 1 -0, in Norfolk and crush
ing the Lady Monarchs, 5-2, in Chapel
Hill on Oct. 14.
"We can win the national champion
ship," Shelton said. "We could also
come in second or third or fourth. It's
that type of tournament. Any of the four
teams can be national champions. It's
going to be who plays the best under
Playing underpressure is something
Shelton likes to simulate during the
regular season, giving her Tar Heels
back-to-back difficult contests. She
hopes it will better prepare her team for
the Final Four.
"I think it couldn't do anything but
help," Shelton said. "I think our kids
can feel confident that they've been
exposed to top competition."
In the last Final Four-type weekend,
UNC played then No. 5 Northwestern
and ODU. Shelton said her squad played
well in the two games, even though
Well, it's all over. So you'd better
read it, damn it.
Wipe that ignorant smirk off your
face; you know what we're talking
about. Yes, the illustrious, waited-for-with-deep-anticipation,
over for lo, these past three nights, the
1989-90 DTH Basketball Tab.
It's heeeere . . . and what the
hell, it's free. So read it or we'll rip
your lungs out and have our body
guard Allison come to your house to
kick some well, you get the pic
ture. Now that we're done, on to an even
more pressing topic the DTH staff
Dave Andy John Jamie Bob
Glenn Podolsky Bland Rosenberg Costas
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said. "I've been impressed with them
both offensively and defensively."
Duke may be solid on defense, but
so what? After all, when your offense
can rack up 516 yards against a
Wolfpack defense ranked 12th in the
nation, average 31.5 points and 486.3
yards per game and need just 21 points
against the Tar Heels to break a 46-year-old
single-season scoring record,
who needs defense?
Blue Devil quarterbacks Brown and
Billy Ray have passed themselves into
a frenzy this season with 3,074 yards
and 26 touchdowns between them. Ray
started his team's first eight games
before bowing out to Brown because of
an injury, but the two are almost inter
changeable. Brown, who threw for 374
yards and four touchdowns in last
week's 35-26 victory over State, seemed
to step right into Spurrier's offensive
system with no problem at all and has
completed 65 percent of his heaves for
1,000 yards and 11 TDs.
There's another side to this tale,
though. His name is Clarkston Hines.
He catches passes like no one else
around, and what few receiving records
he doesn't hold he'll probably break by
the end of Saturday's game. The 6-foot-1,
170-pound senior All-Ameri
UNC came away 1-1. She hopes this
weekend will be different. "Now, it's
do or die. It's a time when you can't
lose," she said.
After going hard Monday, the Tar
Heels have tapered off so they'll have
fresh legs for the weekend.
"We had a great practice (Monday),"
Shelton said. "They worked really hard.
We're going to work on penalty-corner
execution and fundamentals, but noth
ing that will really take a lot out of us."
Shelton said her team is very deter
mined after always being high in the
rankings but not having much to show
for it. She stressed the fundamentals as
keys for success.
"We've had moments where we've
been brilliant, and we've had moments
where we've been mediocre," Shelton
said. "For us, it's going to be a matter of
executing, having confidence, drawing
the penalty corners and executing on
DTH Picks of the Week
kicking the booty of the UNC Student
Government in a no-holds-barred foot
ball game (I can't wait to lower my
shoulder into Jeff Beall's 30-year old
bread box. OOOOOOOOOOOH, I
Forget Notre Dame-Miami. Forget
Pitt-Penn State. Forget (yes forget) B A
190 class: This is going to be a war.
Game time: 3 p.m. today. Place:
Kenan (yeah, right). We'll try that again.
Place: Intramural Field.
This big game has even brought Bob
(I could kick that twerp David
Letterman's butt) Costas to call us and
make his picks (OK, OK, we called
can from Chapel Hill has 35 career
touchdown catches, which ties him with
New Mexico's Terance Mathis for the
NCAA record. If he can outpace Mathis
Saturday, he'll end his regular season
career as the most productive colle
giate receiver ever.
Hines is also in the lead for the ACC
career reception mark, with a 181-178
edge over Wake Forest's Ricky Proehl.
Again, if he stays ahead of Proehl, he'll
add one more ACC receiving record to
his list of many. And, if Hines can
manage just 13 more receiving yards
against the Tar Heels (Gee, can he do
it?), he'll have his third straight 1,000
yard season. Just one other receiver in
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him). Because he concentrates on pro
baseball and football, Costas admit
ted knowing little about college foot
ball (witness his pick of theTar Heels).
When we informed him of UNC's
wretched record, Costas took it in
true sportswriter stride: "Well, since
in my careful calculations, I seem to
have picked them, I think this means
the beginning of a Tar Heel dynasty."
But Costas will be up against the
likes of Dave (If we're not playing
tackle, I'm not going) Glenn, who is
the DTH captainstarting quarterback.
Glenn.who went 8-2 last week to inch
even closer to the illustrious .800
mark, made his staffers dress up as
Gene Davis this week so he could
practice his hits (Ouch, Dave! Not so
hard!) . Jamie (Mom, why are these
guys trying to throw me on the
ground?) Rosenberg picked up a game
on Glenn with a sio'lar 9-1 showing.
John (Are they going to be selling
beer on the sidelines?) Bland hung
tough once again, also with a 9-1
slate. Andy (If I get hurt, can I get
worker's comp?) Podolsky pulled up
the rear with a 7-3 tally to fall within
spitting distance of everyone's favor
ite loser, Jay Reed.
Oh, by the way, Dave's mom went
7-3 last week, perhaps shedding light
on where Dave has been getting his
picks all along.
That's all for now, sports fans. It's
on to the gridiron.
all of Division I-A football history,
Tulane's Marc Zeno, has managed that.
To round out an offensive attack that
needs no complement, Duke boasts
tailback Randy Cuthbert, who has had
five straight 100-yard rushing games
and could become the Blue Devils'
second ever 1 ,000-yard rusher if; he
manages 93 yards against UNC.
With its offense just starting to get
into gear, North Carolina will have to
do without the man who seemed to be
making it all work, sophomore quarter
back Todd Burnett. Burnett suffered a
tear of his liver and kidney against
South Carolina and will be replaced by
freshman Chuckie Burnette Saturday.
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