SPORTS


10/3/2001 12:00am

Volleyball Rallies, Tops Clemson

The records, in the end, didn't matter. Sure, the North Carolina volleyball team was 4-0 in the ACC entering its match Tuesday night against a Clemson team still without a conference win this year. But UNC didn't dominate the Tigers.


10/3/2001 12:00am

Ball Finds Net Twice in Tar Heels' Win

DURHAM -- After playing six road games in 12 days, spending hours in airports and hanging out in hotel rooms, the North Carolina women's soccer team was looking for some silver lining in its cloudy schedule. Fortunately for the Tar Heels, forward Elizabeth Ball provided enough flashes of excellence to keep the team undefeated, as they downed Duke 3-1 at Koskinen Stadium. Ball checked into the game in the 7th minute after forward Alyssa Ramsey was hit by a Duke defender and limped off the field.


10/3/2001 12:00am

Freshman's 2 Goals Lead UNC to Victory

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- No. 12 North Carolina men's soccer team scored three times in the second half and defeated No. 21 William & Mary 4-1 on Tuesday evening at the Sportsplex. With the win, UNC improved to 7-2 this season. William & Mary fell to 5-4-1. The victory is UNC's third in a row. The match was close through the first half of play with North Carolina scoring the only goal in the period at the 38th minute.


10/2/2001 12:00am

Field Hockey's Defense Creates Scoring Chances

North Carolina's field hockey team knew that something would have to change. The Tar Heels, who lacked intensity Wednesday in their 2-0 nonconference loss to Wake Forest, entered their weekend series against Duke and Richmond looking to regain production on the offensive side of the ball. Mission accomplished. Second-ranked UNC had its way offensively in weekend romps, defeating No. 10 Duke 5-0 and Richmond 8-0. "I think (the team) understands that they didn't play their best," UNC coach Karen Shelton said of the Wake Forest loss.


10/2/2001 12:00am

Fresh Legs Help UNC Wear Down Blue Devils

DURHAM -- When volleyball teams play matches on consecutive nights, the first contest can sometimes affect the second. Sometimes, the effect isn't just psychological or confidence boosting. Sometimes, fresh legs make the difference. North Carolina defeated Duke 3-1 (30-28, 14-30, 30-26, 30-16) on Saturday at Cameron Indoor Stadium by wearing down the Blue Devils. On Friday against Wake Forest, UNC (11-3, 4-0 in the ACC) dropped the third game but defeated the Demon Deacons (6-5, 1-2) 3-1 by using 11 players at Reynolds Gym. "(Wake) was more of a tactical match," UNC coach J


10/2/2001 12:00am

Pause Makes Immediate Impact in Return

He's back. North Carolina midfielder Logan Pause was supposed to miss the entire 2001 men's soccer season due to a torn meniscus in his left knee. Since he was the team's top returning scorer, his loss would have been a crushing blow to an already inexperienced UNC offense. But Pause has defied the odds, not only playing in the Tar Heels' game against Duke on Saturday night at Fetzer Field, but also scoring the game-winning goal in a 1-0 UNC victory. "It just feels good to be back," Pause said. Pause entered the game at 26:10 and played the remainder of the game.

10/2/2001 12:00am

Alums School Younger Runners

Like most veterans, the alumni of the North Carolina cross country team had a few words of wisdom for this year's varsity runners. The veterans reunited to emphasize the goals of the entire group at the UNC Cross Country Course. The squad taught the younger guys a lesson or two with its win against the current team by two points at the UNC Challenge. "The alumni just showed us how to run as a team, and team-wise that was the team that we were competitive with," UNC cross country coach Michael Whittlesey said.


10/2/2001 12:00am

QB Durant Earns 2nd ACC Honor

For the second consecutive week, North Carolina quarterback Darian Durant has earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Durant, a redshirt freshman from Florence, S.C., went 10 of 14 for 128 passing yards and two touchdowns in leading the Tar Heels past N.C. State 17-9. He also rushed nine times for 46 yards without being sacked, and he led North Carolina on all three of its scoring drives.


10/1/2001 12:00am

FSU, N.C. State Wins Change UNC's Season

RALEIGH -- North Carolina's football team parted the Red Sea, so to speak. The Tar Heels, sitting at 0-3 and 0-1 in the ACC a short time ago, looked like they needed a miracle to salvage their season. They answered their own prayers, pushing aside the garnet of Florida State and now the red of N.C. State.


10/1/2001 12:00am

Volleyball Hands Duke Loss, Stays Undefeated

DURHAM -- While it was a crisp autumn night outside, the atmosphere inside Cameron Indoor Stadium on Saturday seemed like that of a March afternoon as North Carolina and Duke met in a matchup of the ACC's top two volleyball teams. Face-painted Cameron Crazies hurled insults at the visiting side. Carlos Boozer and Chris Duhon watched from the stands. And, in reference to Duke's 11-0 record, the Blue Devil mascot roamed the crowd wearing a headband that read "Go to hell, we want 12." Unfortunately for Duke, the Blue Devil will have to wear the headband again.


10/1/2001 12:00am

Cross Country Learns Lessons

North Carolina's cross country runners faced some older, but by no means slower, competition Saturday. Several former Tar Heel runners returned to Chapel Hill to compete in the UNC Challenge at the UNC Cross Country Course. But they did more than just compete. In fact, the UNC alumni edged out the Tar Heel men by two points to win the five-mile event, while North Carolina's women topped the second-place alumnae by 50 points in the 5,000-meter race. "It's great to see them come back and come together and be a part of this meet," said UNC coach Michael Whittlesey of the former Ta


10/1/2001 12:00am

Prange Leads UNC to 6th-Place Finish

DESTIN, Fla. -- The North Carolina women's golf team finished sixth in the Dodge ACC/SEC Shootout, posting a team score of 307 in the third and final round. UNC sophomore Ashley Prange moved from 10th to seventh place after shooting a 2-over-73. UNC Women's Soccer Prevails 2-0 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- A pair of players who usually hang out on the defensive end of the field for North Carolina provided the goals Sunday afternoon as the Tar Heels defeated Alabama-Birmingham 2-0 before 2,362 at the West Campus Field.


10/1/2001 12:00am

Field Hockey Regains Spark in Weekend Romp

The North Carolina field hockey team rekindled its competitive fire this weekend. The Tar Heels rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Wake Forest on Wednesday with wins against Duke and Richmond at Henry Stadium. On Sunday, the Spiders offered little resistance against the Tar Heels' aggressive offensive attack in an 8-0 loss.


10/1/2001 12:00am

Tar Heels Stop 'Pack Comeback

RALEIGH -- Nineteen yards from the end zone, second down and four to go, Darian Durant looked at N.C. State's defense and made a snap decision. With a discreet gesture to North Carolina wideout Kory Bailey, Durant changed the play called by his coaches. Out of the shotgun, Durant dropped a step back and didn't hesitate, throwing the ball to a wide-open Bailey, hooking up for the duo's second of two touchdowns Saturday afternoon at Carter-Finley Stadium. "I've audibled into some plays but never a touchdown," said Durant, North Carolina's backup quarterback.


10/1/2001 12:00am

Men's Soccer Bedevils Duke in Win

The vibe was different from the very start. The North Carolina men's soccer team began its game against Duke on Saturday night with an intensity -- an urgency, even -- not seen in its previous seven games. And in the end, that attitude manifested itself in victory, as the Tar Heels defeated the Blue Devils 1-0 at Fetzer Field. Midfielder Logan Pause, in his first game back since injuring his left knee in the preseason, slid a 25-yard shot into the lower right corner of the Duke goal in the 52nd minute to give the No.


9/28/2001 12:00am

Football Bragging Rights on Line

Game and time: North Carolina at N.C. State. Kickoff is at noon. Site: Carter-Finley Stadium. TV/radio: JP Sports will provide regional coverage. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide live radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL 1360 AM. Records: North Carolina is 1-3, 1-1 in the ACC. N.C. State is 2-0. Series: North Carolina leads 59-25-6.


9/28/2001 12:00am

DTH Picks of the Week

When John Bunting was a frosh linebacker, former UNC coach Bill Dooley referred to N.C. State as "Cow College." Now, as much as we respect our fellow UNC-system institution of higher (cough) learnin', it's time the DiTcH kids went cow-tipping. Owen "Kissin' Cousins" Hassell doesn't wanna let go -- of the No. 1 spot, that is. Kelly "Cletus" is nipping at his heels and hopes to leave him slack-jawed. And Brad "Moonshine" Broders ain't goin' home 'til the sun comes up.


9/28/2001 12:00am

Changes Don't Bother Cross Country's Henry

Cha-Cha-Cha-Changes. Every freshman goes through changes. They cope with a new school, a new atmosphere, and, most especially, a new type of life. But the most drastic change in the last few years for North Carolina freshman Carol Henry was switching from sprinting in track to running long distances in cross country. Henry will get to show off her cross country running to the hometown crowd at the UNC Challenge on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at Finley Golf Course. Now, as she is running seven miles on a regular day, she has evolved into a cross country runner.


9/28/2001 12:00am

Volleyball Faces Conference Foes On Road

The North Carolina volleyball team is back in action this weekend as it travels to Wake Forest and Duke for key ACC contests. The Tar Heels (9-3, 2-0 in the ACC) face the Deacons (6-4, 1-1) in Winston-Salem on Friday at 7 p.m. and travel to Durham to square off with undefeated Duke (10-0, 2-0) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. The contest against Duke will be a rematch of last year's ACC Championship game, which UNC won 3-1. Duke enters the contest on a 10-match winning streak and leads the ACC in hitting percentage with a .290 average.


9/27/2001 12:00am

UNC's Offense Stalls in Home Loss

North Carolina field hockey coach Karen Shelton wasn't at Henry Stadium Wednesday night to witness her team take on Wake Forest. But Shelton, who was in Arlington, Va., for personal reasons, called the press box 10 times for game updates. The news wasn't good. The Demon Deacons topped the No. 2 Tar Heels 2-0, becoming the first team to shut out UNC since Old Dominion did on Sept. 16 of last year. Maria Whitehead got No. 8 Wake Forest (5-3) on the board in the 10th minute, putting in a rebound from seven yards out.