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Monday December 5th

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Judge drops Dorrance suit

A lawsuit against North Carolina women's soccer coach Anson Dorrance will not go to trial after a U.S. District Court judge granted a summary judgment in favor of the defendants Wednesday. Chief Judge N. Carlton Tilley Jr. of the U.S. District Court in Greensboro effectively dismissed the claims of Melissa Jennings, a former goalkeeper for the Tar Heels. Jennings alleged in 1998 that Dorrance had reimbursed team members for alcohol bought during her recruiting trip and had forced her to withdraw $400 from her bank account to buy supplies for her teammates before a game.

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UNC victorious in ACC finale

Cindy Parlow knows a thing or two about goal-scoring, and she liked what she saw from Jaime Gilbert on Thursday. "Sweet goal," said Parlow, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, as she slapped Gilbert's hand after the game. An observer would have been hard-pressed to find fault with Parlow's assessment. But Gilbert's rocket past Duke goalkeeper Allison Lipsher in the 64th minute didn't just look good.

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Hester to test UNC's depleted special teams

Game and Time: No.4 Miami at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Site: Kenan Stadium. TV/Radio: The game will be televised on ESPN2. The Tar Heel Sports Network will provide radio coverage; its flagship station is WCHL-AM, 1360. 2004 Records: Miami is 6-0, 3-0 in the ACC. North Carolina is 3-4, 2-2 in the ACC. Series: North Carolina leads 4-3.

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McCluskey contained by Tar Heels

Down a goal with 10 minutes to go against North Carolina on Thursday night, the Duke women's soccer team needed some momentum. And Casey McCluskey, the ACC's second leading goal scorer, was just the one to give the team a spark. The Blue Devils moved the ball into UNC's backfield, and McCluskey broke ahead of the pack. She received a pass with nothing but grass and the goal in front of her. Just when she thought she was free, the linesman raised his flag, signaling offsides.

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Tar Heels earn 6th shutout in 2004

North Carolina men's soccer forward Marcus Storey's artful, bending shot over the outstretched hands of the William & Mary goalkeeper put the Tar Heels ahead for good Wednesday. It also put Storey in the record books. The Tar Heels would go on to take the game 2-0 against the Tribe, and Storey now is tied for eighth on UNC's all-time scoring list with 29 goals. He shares the distinction with Donald Cogsville, who played from 1984-88.

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Storey gets 29th goal of storied career

In 1988, North Carolina men's soccer player Donald Cogsville made his mark in the record books by scoring 29 career goals. Now, 16 years later, senior Marcus Storey has matched this accomplishment with his goal against William & Mary on Wednesday. Storey is now tied with Cogsville at eighth place on the all-time UNC career goals list. Even with this success, Storey remained grounded.

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Zook firing omen for Bunting

So you didn't watch any college football this past weekend. You decide that this coming Saturday is your chance to catch up. Armed with remote in hand, you flip on Saturday's matchup between Florida and Georgia. Seeing Coach Ron Zook on the Gator sideline fits into the college football world you skipped out on last week. And there's no reason it shouldn't. Except that he's no longer Florida's head coach. Zook was fired Monday, effective at season's end. He will coach his last four regular season games at Florida as a lame duck.

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Hurting Tar Heels prepare for 'Canes

Often, teams will use their bye week to get an extra seven days of preparation for their next opponent, especially when that foe happens to be ranked fourth in the nation. But instead of getting in a lot of extra work to get ready for undefeated Miami, North Carolina used its open weekend just to heal itself. Seven Tar Heels left their 46-16 loss at Utah on Oct. 16 due to injury, including quarterback Darian Durant and running backs Ronnie McGill and Jacque Lewis.

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UNC easily defeats Davidson

Davidson took an early 3-2 lead in the first game of the North Carolina volleyball team's match Tuesday in Carmichael Auditorium. It was the last advantage the Wildcats would see. The Tar Heels came out all smiles as they pounded the Wildcats, taking the match 30-21, 30-17, 30-16. "I thought that we weren't very well disciplined early," said Coach Joe Sagula. "We came into this match with the goal of learning something about ourselves, and we were pretty sloppy."

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Sports briefs

Boyd, Pomeroy nab doubles title North Carolina's Geoff Boyd and Brad Pomeroy won the Wilson/ITA Mideast Region Doubles Championships, 8-6, against Duke's Jonathan Stokke and Peter Rodrigues on Monday. UNC's team was seeded sixth in the tournament, while Duke's was seeded fourth. For the second consecutive day the Tar Heel duo rallied from an early 3-0 deficit. At 6-6, Boyd hit a screaming service return up the alley to break Rodrigues' serve and give the Tar Heels a 7-6 lead.

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Tar Heels' poise in close games bolsters success

The North Carolina field hockey team entered overtime calm and collected Saturday at No. 4 Maryland. For a team with nine one-goal victories, four come-from-behind wins and three overtime games under its belt, nail-biters are commonplace. The poised No. 2 Tar Heels (17-1, 4-0 in the ACC) put the Terrapins away with a penalty corner goal by midfielder Laura Douglas in the extra frame and secured the top seed in the ACC Tournament. Despite all of the close games, Coach Karen Shelton said she loves the ride.

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Field hockey clinches No. 1 seed in ACCs

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The North Carolina field hockey team beat host Maryland 2-1 in overtime Saturday afternoon to finish 4-0 in ACC play, claiming the regular-season conference title and the top seed in the ACC Tournament. The No. 2 Tar Heels improved to 17-1 overall with the win, while No. 4 Maryland fell to 13-4 and 2-2 in the ACC. "Maryland is a highly-ranked opponent, and the No. 1 seed in the ACC Tournament was up for grabs, so the game was huge," said UNC coach Karen Shelton.

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Ga. Tech downs UNC to stay perfect in ACC

North Carolina's Molly Pyles sprinted beyond the endline to keep a pass inbounds during game three of the volleyball team's 3-1 loss to Georgia Tech. Pyles bumped it over her head toward the right sideline, where Camilla Ihenetu rushed out of bounds to keep the play alive. This pair of saves allowed the Tar Heels to win the point that gave UNC its largest lead to that point at 6-2.

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Tar Heels try to learn from loss

If there's such a thing as a valuable loss, Saturday night's match against Georgia Tech could be considered one of those defeats for the North Carolina volleyball team. Following a Sept. 24 drubbing at the hands of the Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, UNC responded by rattling off six wins in its next nine conference matches. The rematch in Carmichael Auditorium featured the ACC's top teams. The Yellow Jackets, 10-0 in ACC play, defeated then-second-place UNC 3-1.

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UNC finally lives up to preseason hype

They've been saying it all year. Players on the North Carolina men's soccer team have insisted all season that they have more talent than their 7-6-2 record shows. Many of them maintained that UNC's early-season losses and lackluster play would eventually translate into inspired wins and better performances. They proved themselves right with a 2-0 win Sunday against N.C. State .

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Late-season streak: UNC wins 4th in a row

North Carolina and N.C. State fans frequently exchanged resounding chants of "Tar-Heels" and "Wolf-Pack" during the men's soccer contest at Fetzer Field on Sunday. In the end, the Wolfpack proved no match for the Tar Heels on and off the field, as UNC rode its dominant crowd support to a 2-0 win against State. Tim Merritt and Corey Ashe provided the goals, while senior midfielder Andrew Rhea supplied the assists on the two Tar Heel scores - both of which came in the first half.

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Bettman culpable for lockout

On Friday night, knowing full well that my plans for the evening entailed sitting in a dish chair and watching TV, I began my nightly routine of searching for a live sporting event to watch. With the baseball playoffs on a one-night hiatus, I first came upon a thrilling midseason Conference USA football clash between Louisville and South Florida. To my dismay, the Cardinals had sealed the game away by halftime. The showdown between Wyoming and Colorado State on ESPN2 similarly failed to pique my interest.

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Top spots unchanged in AP poll

NEW YORK - Southern California's impressive performance Saturday did not earn any extra love from the media. The Trojans, who handed Washington its first shutout in 23 years, retained its 50 first-place votes and top spot in the latest Associated Press college football poll released Sunday. On Saturday, the defending co-national champion Trojans (7-0) blanked the Huskies, 38-0, snapping their Pac-10 Conference foe's NCAA-best 271-game streak of games without being shut out.

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Tar Heels trounce FSU to stay perfect in ACC

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Sophomore forward Heather O'Reilly recorded her first collegiate hat trick and assisted on the other goal as No. 2 North Carolina defeated No. 14 Florida State 4-0 at the Seminole Soccer Complex Friday night. The game was played before 1,504 fans, the third largest crowd in Florida State soccer history. North Carolina improved to 15-0-1 on the season with the win and 8-0-0 in the ACC. UNC has now clinched the ACC regular season championship and the top seed in the 2004 ACC Tournament, which begins Oct. 31.

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UNC looks to break slump

If it can be said the North Carolina volleyball team has an arch nemesis, Georgia Tech is probably it. "You butt heads with Georgia Tech," said senior Molly Pyles. "That's just always the team that you go after." The Yellow Jackets, who are in first place in the ACC and have an undefeated conference record, have ousted the Tar Heels in six of the last 10 meetings. And after falling to Miami and Florida State last weekend, the Tar Heels (11-10, 6-3 in the ACC) enter their weekend matches against Clemson and Georgia Tech with their season potentially on the line.

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