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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1992
West Point wins
2nd straight blue cup
Two in a row.
West Point A captured its second consecutive Carolina Blue Cup
Team Handball Tournament gold medal Sunday by knocking off Swim
and Sport Club (SSC), N.J., by a 26-19 count at Ferzer Gym.
"We were really looking forward to playing these guys," said West Point
coach John Turner. "We played them in the gold medal game last year
(won by West Point 19-17). Both of those games were hard-fought
SSC won the silver medal, and Garden City, N.J., won the bronze by
defeating Carolina A 3 1-17. West Point B won the fifth place game over
Atlanta A 16-15, Arlington defeated Carolina B 18-16 to take seventh
place, and Atlanta B turned back Ohio State 20-17for the ninth place
The gold medal win by West Point was almost anti-climatic to its
semifinal round win over Garden City, however. A goal by Decker
Cammack with 17 seconds remaining touched off a wild celebration as
West Point upset the defending national champions in a 20-19 thriller.
"Steve Smith was very instrumental in that game with his shots from
the wing," Turner said.
The big upset
Garden City had one goal when it came to Chapel Hill last weekend:
take home the gold medal.
Being virtually an entire team of past and present Olympians and
National Team players, winning comes naturally to Garden City. Just ask
"We're very close to each other as a team," Cappelmann said. "We've
played with each other for 10 years now."
But the 20-19 loss to West Point ruined Garden City's gold medal
"We came down here as the defending national champions. We had
very high expectations of winning, but the quality of teams here was a lot
better than we had expected," Cappelmann said.
"We thought we would come down here, roll past the competition, and
win the gold."
In its defense, Garden City was without its coach, who was vacationing
in Switzerland, and its top goalie, a two-time Olympian.
"We're not blaming our losses on anything, though," Cappelmann
said. "We just took all of our opponents lightly. We hadn't lost to West
Point in seven years. But they are a very hungry team."
Cappelmann said Garden City would be back next year. "Dr. John
Silva (coach of the Carolina team and coordinator of the Carolina Blue
Cup) does a tremendous job of organizing this tournament.
i his is only its third year, and 1 expect it to be around for many years
Talbert scores winner
The Blue Cup was split into two days, Saturday and Sunday, and the
10 teams were divided into two groupings, Blue group and White group.
Each team played a round robin in its group on Saturday, and the top two
teams in each group advanced to Sunday s crossover competition and
Carolina A had a 3-1 record Saturday, and it advanced into medal
contention largely due to the heroics of Trent Talbert and Tim Ammer.
Carolina led West Point B 1 1-10 with less than two minutes to play in
a Saturday matchup when West Point's Dave Francomb stole a pass a
midcourt and drove in for the tying goal against Carolina goalie Ammer.
1 hen, with 30 seconds to play, Francomb again stole a pass and drove
the length of the court for the potential game-winner. But Ammer
stopped the shot and set up Talbert's heroics.
I albert took apass from John Silva on the left wine with iust 1 5 seconds
left and fired it in the goal for a 12-1 1 Carolina victory.
1 don t even remember what we called, said Talbert after the game.
"They were over agressive, and 1 was able to sneak inside and get open for
Ammer said he made a lucky guess on Francomb's second shot. "I came
out and tried to decide where the ball would be coming from," Ammer
said. "He was on the outside, so the odds were that he would throw it
towards the inside, and he did."
Ammer said the win was vital for Carolina. This was bie for us." he
said. They were a B team, but they had three A team players with them
(legal under tournament rules).
It s always good to beat West Point."
r- Rodney Cline .
THE DAILY TAR HEEL WEEKEND MAGAZINE
Jazzing the weekend
The 15th annual UNC Jazz Festival heats up the town this
weekend with performances by celebrity artists, the UNC Jazz
Band and Jazz Lab Band, and other North Carolina ensembles
PAGES 6 & 7
John Svara and the Reptiles' 'Bathyscaphe' and
The Family stand s Moon in Scorpio
Swervedriver and Dinosaur Jr. concert previews
'Love is Sweef and "Wayne's World'
The Munich Chamber Orchestra and
Koko Taylor and her Blues Machine concert previews
Vote stuff for student body president
Vicki Hyman, Editor
MlKE LONG, Assistant Editor
LAYTON CROFT, ALISA DEMAO and CHARLES MARSHALL , Senior Writers
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