North Carolina Newspapers

    The Daily Tar HeelWednesday, September 27, 19897
Sports
Voll
eybali fooynced by Blue Devils
By D.J. HOOGERVORST
Staff Writer
A frustrating season continued for
the North Carolina volleyball team
Tuesday night as they lost a four-game
match to Duke at Cameron Indoor
Stadium.
The Tar Heels continued their roller-coaster-like
play, blowing the Blue
Devils out in game one, 15-3, but then
dropping the next three games 10-15,
5-15 and 7-15. The match was not an
Atlantic Coast Conference contest, and
North Carolina's record dropped to 6-4
while Duke's mark improved to 8-7.
UNC started unbelievably strong in
game one, playing with an intensity
and aggressiveness possibly unparal
leled this season.
After allowing Duke the game's first
point, North Carolina put on a hitting
display with senior Sharon German and
juniors Paula Martin and Liz Berg star
ring on sets by Amy Peistrup.
The Blue Devils used both time
outs, but only the score could stop the
Tar Heels in the first game and it did,
15-3.
Starting game two, UNC's hitting
remained relatively strong, but the
team's serve receive became erratic.
Duke, servers ran off points at a time,
which dissipated North Carolina's hit
ting strength.
"Our biggest weakness was our serve
receive," North Carolina coach Peggy
Bradley-Doppes said. "We started
passing the ball right on the net and we
couldn't run anything from that."
The Blue Devils held a 9-4 lead,
but UNC returned to top form in time
to knot the score at 10-10. Leading the
Missimo finds a home at UNC
By BOB McCROSKEY
Staff Writer
Derek Missimo is not your average
collegiate soccer star.
In fact, it's hard to believe that the
guy wno, on the tieia, will go to any
length to win is also the same guy who
describes himself as reserved and quiet
off the field.
At a time when sports stars, both
amateur and professional, tend to put
themselves upon a pedestal for every
one to admire, Missimo is a refreshing
'. change. He is a bona fide star for the
UNC men's soccer program, but he
downplays his role on the field.
"I'm playing well and doing my job,"
Missimo said. "I've been fortunate
enough to get some goals and help the
team. The only goals that count are the
ones that help the team win."
Missimo credits those around him
for this kind of attitude toward the
game. An intense competitor, he also
knows how to keep his composure when
things aren't going the way he planned.
"The most influential people have
always been my parents," Missimo said.
""Then, through the years, various
1 i 1 T 1
t coacnes were inspirational. is.eceniiy,
it's been Anson Dorrance and now
Elmar Bolowich. Elmar has been a big
help. He's taught me to be more profes
sional in going about the game. It's not
just what you do during the game; it's
also what you do before the game, after
the game and so forth."
That humble attitude has continued
to puide him throughout hieh school
and college. But it was that same
modestv and Quietness that almost kept
Missimo from attending UNC.
"I was actually supposed to go to
Southern Methodist University," Mis
simo said. "When I first came out of
high school, I was real shy. I wanted to
stay home and go to SMU.
"But then the death penalty for foot
ball (for violation 'of NCAA regula-
lions; reany nun ine enure ainieiic
department. I had always wanted to
. come to North Carolina, but I didn't
. know if I had the courage. I had known
. Anson through soccer for a few years,
. and I decided at the last moment to
1 1 -
' --.vy.-.-
Derek Missimo
come to UNC after talking with him."
Missimo thrust himself into the
spotlight from the very beginning as a
freshman. Starting 23 games for the
Tar Heels in 1987 and scoring 13 goals,
he was a major reason UNC reached the
Final Four before having its title dreams
dashed by Clemson in the semifinal
matchup between the two teams.
"I was naive my freshman year,"
Missimo said. "I expected to win. I've
always won everywhere I've played, so
I took it for granted when we went to
the Final Four. I thought it was some
thing that was always supposed to
happen."
North Carolina came into the 1988
campaign with high hopes and great
expectations. Instead of surprising the
competition, however, the Tar Heels
discovered that it was their turn to be
stunned.
"During my sophomore season, we
were underachievers," Missimo said.
"We were complacent and we didn't
work as hard as we had the year be
fore." In that 1988 season, Missimo con
tributed 12 goals and, realizing his
ambition to become a more complete
player, handed out 12 assists. North
Carolina fell short of its lofty goals, but
the team also learned a valuable lesson
from the experience.
'This year we're going to be over
achievers," Missimo said. "No one
expects anything out of us. It's like a
roller coaster. I foresee us going to the
Final Four this season, with the way
things are going and the chemistry the
team has now. We're finally coming
together as a unit."
Missimo has taken his own lesson to
heart. Coming into the year with 67
career points on 25 goals and 17 assists,
he has already collected 27 points on 12
goals and three assists in a mere eight
games. That gives him 94 career points
and 37 career goals, both of which are
career marks for North Carolina. With
each contest he continues to add to his
records, but that is not the reason Mis
simo gives his all week-in and week
out. "Being at a major institution like
UNC, I think any individual record is
an honor, but they don't mean that
much to me," Missimo said. "It's a
team game, and every individual suc
cess I have is a tribute to the team. Of
course everybody wants records and
individual glory, but I would trade those
records for a national championship."
Besides scoring goals, Missimo tries
to improve from day to day.
He works on dribbling, controlling
the ball, short passes, wall passes, chip
shots, all the little things that most
players take for granted. And Missimo
also tries to incorporate some new aspect
of the game into his style of play. His
philosophy is that you can never be so
good that you can't improve, and it's a
motto he has learned to stand by.
"If we're going to win the champi
onship, it's going to happen this year,"
Missimo said. "It just depends on how
bad we want it. We've always been in
the shadow of the women's program
because they win the NCAA champi
onship every year. They are a great
success. For once, we'd like to break
out of that shadow. Going to the Final
Four is nice, but we want to win the
whole show. And I think it's very realistic."
charge in game two was the freshman
setter Peistrup with a well-chosen vari
ety of short sets, cross court sets and
kills of her own.
However, the Tar Heels lost Berg to
an injury midway through the second
game and without her leadership, North
Carolina wasn't the same. Duke took
the final five points to win game two,
15-10. And behind strong serving by
Tricia Hopkins, the Blue Devils started
game three with seven unanswered
points.
"We can't find a leader," Bradley
Doppes said. "In the past we've been an
Andrea Wells, that type of aggressive
team. Hit the ball hard and make a good
pass.
"We haven't found ourselves yet.
Some of it's because were a young
team, but youth didn't hurt us tonight.
Lack of aggressiveness hurt us."
Berg did return to play, but UNC
never got back into the match. The Tar
Heels serve receive remained inconsis
tent at best for the remainder of the
match and North Carolina couldn't find
a way to stop the Blue Devils' middle
attack of Slyvia Thomson and Amy
Verhoeven.
Duke continued its excellent play to
rout the Tar Heels 15-5 in the third
game and 15-7 in the final contest.
Bradley-Doppes said: "We came
out very strong because we were ag
gressive. After game one, we became
tentative in our serve, Liz Berg got
hurt and we had to make some adjust
ments which we didn't do very well."
Men's socceir set to
put heat on Camels
By WARREN HYNES
Staff Writer
As the men's soccer team steps
onto Finley Field today at 4 p.m.,
there will be a tremendous degree of
excitement in the air. The excitement
that goes along with a 5-2-1 record,
with two straight shutouts and with a
3-0 home record.
However, there will also be some
uncertainty going into this game.
Today the men are matched up against
the 4-3 Campbell University Cam
els, a team that defeated the Tar Heels
2-1 last season. Have the Tar Heels
improved enough in the past year?
This game may provide some con
crete answers.
The Tar Heels are coming off a 4
0 thrashing of Connecticut on Sun
day and a 3-0 trouncing of the Col
lege of Charleston last Wednesday.
North Carolina has been awesome on
both offense and defense.
Offensively, the Tar Heels have
been led by junior forward Derek
Missimo, the man who has churned
out more records of late than Bon
Jovi. Missimo is now North
Carolina's all-time leader in points
and in goals. The red-hot forward has
27 points on the season, and five
goals in his last three games. The
most potent scoring weapon in the
ACC will most definitely be the main
concern for Campbell coach Barry
Howard today.
Missimo is not the only hot Tar
Heel, however. Senior captain Chad
Ashton, who has seven assists on the
season, adds to North Carolina's all
time career assist mark with each
one he accumulates. Sophomore
Wendell Muldrow burst onto the
scene Sunday with his first two goals
as a Tar Heel.
Freshman goalie Watson Jenni
son has been nothing short of bril
liant thus far in 1989. He sports an
average of 0.83 goals allowed per
game, and has 27 saves in the six
games in which he's played. Jenni
son, who hails from Toronto, Can
ada, is one reason the Tar Heels
have to be very optimistic about
the future as well as the present.
Sunday, UNC must travel to
Charlottesville and match up with
the Virginia Cavaliers. The Cava
liers boast a record of 9-0-0 and sit
atop the ACC. Sunday's game will
therefore be a matchup of super
powers. It will be of great impor
tance to both ACC teams, as they get
their first look at one another. Last
year, Virginia topped North Caro
lina in the conference champion
ship. Sunday's game may provide
a hint of who the champ will be this
year.
Holy Cow! Cobs woo N.L East!
From Associated Press reports
MONTREAL The Chicago Cubs
clinched their second National League
East championship in six seasons,
beating Montreal 3-2 Tuesday night
with an unearned run in the eighth
inning after second-place St. Louis
already lost.
The Cubs took advantage of the
Cardinals' 4-1 defeat in Pittsburgh and
became the first team to guarantee a
spot in the playoffs.
Ryne Sandberg's dash home in the
eighth made Don Zimmer a champion
for the first time in 1 1 years of manag
ing, and also made meaningless a season-ending,
three-game series in St.
Louis.
Chicago will open the playoffs
Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, all
but certainly against San Francisco.
The Cubs and Giants split 12 games
this year.
The Cubs, who have not been in the
World Series since 1945 and not won it
since 1908, earned another chance to
get there by winning for the fifth time
in six games.
All of their playoff games are sold
out as 27 million telephone calls were
received the first day 84,000 tickets
went on sale.
At the exact moment the Cardinals
lost, there was no cheering in the Cubs'
dugout because they were in trouble,
too.
The Expos, shut out on three hits for
five innings, tied it with two runs in the
sixth. Rookie Marquis Grissom,
Andres Galarraga and Hubie Brooks
opened with singles for the first run
and, with the Cardinals final posted,
Nelson Santovenia's ohe-out sacri
fice fly with the bases loaded made it
2-2.
The Cubs scored in the second on a
walk and Rick Wrona's two-out triple
and added a run in the sixth on
Sandberg's double off the left-field
fence and Dwight Smith's bloop
single.
A crowd of 11,615, bolstered by
three tour groups from Chicago, sat
quiet for most of the night. Even with
the retractable dome covering Olympic
Stadium, the temperature inside was
only in the upper 50s.
.ee Capture, ,
i mn cf.
Best b
s y v,
1 TAro
You can too, Capture your
1990 Yackety Yack Now!
On Sale this Week in the Pit!
if
BUDWEISER & WLFL-TV22 Present:
PROFESSIONAL BOXING
if
"ISdDKfEOISLIIJSIHIEI11
-vs-
PLUS 5 OTHER ACTION BOUTS
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 8:00 PM
Durham Athletic Park
Tickets available at Durham Athletic Park 688-8211&
Durham Sporting Goods, Northgate Mall
SPECIAL STUDENT PRICE $5.00 with I.D
How're you going to do it?
Reeling from revisions
zx
MA
v-v. X lJ -
ft . -A
"A-
N ""
Swamped by sociology!
r
f j
f -- j.'r l " 1 u i i :ff-vs
r i
-lb
Close a deal on an IBM PS2 before the
semester closes in on you.
Before you find yourself in deep water this semester, get an IBM
Personal System2. Choose from five different packages of hard-
ware and software all at special low student prices. Lach
system comes with easy-to-use software loaded and ready .J-J'J1
to eo! What's more, when you buy your PS2, you can ,,. , gSSstsi
get PRODIGY, the shopping, information and enter- yjldUtuT'
tunmanf mmnntor coruino of Ipcc than halt thP TPtnil . RsiS. 0" -3;Z S.2b
price. And for a limited time, you can get special
savings on your choice of three IBM Proprihter models
Don't miss the boat. Come in today.
See the IBM PS2 at
Shop Computers
Student Stores
Ask to speak to the IBM Collegiate representative
or call 1-800-662-8790, ext. 7966 JL 3 r
This offer is limited to qualified students, faculty and staff who order an IBM PS2 Model 8525-001, 8530-E21, 8550-031, 8555 061 or 8570-E61 on
or before October 31. 1989. Orders are subject to availability. IBM may withdraw the promotion at any time without written notice.
IBM, Personal System2 and PS2 are registered trademarks, and Proprinter is a trademark, of International Business Machines Corporation. PRODIGY is a registered
trademark of Prodigy Services Company, a partnership of IBM and Sears. IBM Corp. 1989
    

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view