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Friday June 24th

Sports



Volleyball Takes Terrapins to School

After Sunday's volleyball game with Maryland, a throng of Girl Scouts huddled around the North Carolina team, listening intently to a clinic being conducted. Perhaps the Terrapins' squad should have stuck around and taken some pointers, too. The Tar Heels dominated every aspect of their contest with Maryland, destroying the Terrapins 3-0 (15-10, 15-5, 15-3) in a little more than an hour. "Our intensity and our level of play were outstanding today," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.

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Tar Heels Win, Secure 1st Place in ACC

COLLEGE PARK, Md. - An overtime goal by Kristen McCann lifted second-ranked North Carolina to a 1-0 win against No. 3 Maryland. The Terrapins controlled much of the play during the first half at Artificial Turf Field, outshooting the Tar Heels 9-4. In the second half, Maryland got off three shots to UNC's two. UNC won the pushback when overtime began and carried the ball downfield untouched by Maryland to set up McCann's goal just 30 seconds into the period.

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Tar Heels Open Year On Point

The North Carolina men's basketball team enters this season facing uncertainty at point guard. Sophomore Jonathan Holmes and freshmen Adam Boone and Brian Morrison are all competing for the starting spot. Even scoring machine Joseph Forte is a possibility - although a remote one - for the position. But after the annual Blue-White game Saturday, UNC coach Matt Doherty might want to put another name on the list: Brendan Haywood. Haywood handed out six assists to go with his 22 points and seven rebounds as he led the White team to a 77-66 victory in front of a crowd of 10,225 at the S

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Simmons Saves Day for Clemson

By Bret Strelow Assistant Sports Editor Clemson had every reason to worry. Star quarterback and Heisman hopeful Woodrow Dantzler was limping to the sidelines with a bruised left foot. The fifth-ranked Tigers were already facing a 17-point deficit on the road against a team with abundant confidence and a crowd with newfound enthusiasm. But Willie Simmons crushed North Carolina's hopes. He put a hush over Kenan Stadium.

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SportSaturday - UNC senior Sedrick Hodge has developed into one of the nation's best linebackers.

North Carolina's 1997 recruiting haul at tailback was ranked among the top five nationally. Ravon Anderson, Rufus Brown, Tyrell Godwin, Anthony Saunders and Domonique Williams combined to rush for 8,981 yards and 111 touchdowns in their senior seasons in high school. The Tar Heels also brought in all-state linebacker Sedrick Hodge from Atlanta that year. Three and a half seasons later, none of the backs has developed into the impact player UNC hoped they would. Anderson and Williams transferred. Godwin quit football after his sophomore year to concentrate on baseball.

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Tar Heels Open Season With Losses at Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. - North Carolina opened its swimming and diving seasons losing to Georgia at Gabrileson Natatorium on Thursday. The top-ranked Georgia women's team defeated 16th-ranked UNC 160-138. The Tar Heel men fell to Georgia 164-134. Both teams won five of 16 events. For the women, senior Summer Mack was a double winner in the 100-yard butterfly and the 100 backstroke. Freshman Molly Freedman won the 200 butterfly, and junior Molly Sullivan did the same in the 1,000 freestyle.

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SportSaturday - Open It Up

There's no secret why North Carolina has lost three of its last four games: UNC hasn't been able to stop anybody defensively. Those four opponents lit up the scoreboard, averaging 39.5 points, and the Tar Heels are yielding 30.2 points per game overall. It's unlikely that the defense will experience a dramatic change and start putting the clamps on opponents. And it's tough to win if you can't stop anybody. Yet it can be done. It happens every Sunday. And the people of St.

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SportSaturday - Upbeat Fryer Proves Steal For UNC

Duke must be kicking itself. When North Carolina's Lisa Fryer was a junior in high school, she was all set to attend a volleyball camp at UNC's archival, one of the schools recruiting her. But when that camp was canceled, Fryer came to one at UNC instead. She fell in love with the University, and the rest is history. "We were fortunate," UNC coach Joe Sagula said.

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SportSaturday - Lending a Helping Hand

Holly Huff looks back through her years of college to remember what it was like when she was a freshman on the North Carolina field hockey team. She remembers being the girl from St. Louis who didn't know a whole lot of people and struggled in her first semester to balance the demands of one of the best field hockey programs in the nation with her school work.

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SportSaturday - FSU's Weinke Piles Up Passing Yards

Maturity apparently isn't all that comes with age. In Chris Weinke's case, so do stellar statistics. The 28-year-old Florida State quarterback has left the box score overflowing the past two weekends. Weinke completed 66-of-105 passes for eight touchdowns and 1,032 yards in FSU's loss at Miami - its first defeat in 18 games - and its blowout of Duke. He did it all on a bum left foot, which he injured Sept. 28 at Maryland.

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Tigers Ground Game Tough to Tame

Game and time: No. 5 Clemson at North Carolina. Kickoff is at 5:30 p.m. Series: Clemson leads 30-17-1. Personnel: Clemson - OT Akil Smith (lungs) and QB Brian Carr (torn achilles) are out for the season. DE Terry Bryant (calf) is probable. UNC - LB Merceda Perry (right ankle) is out for the season. WR Chesley Borders (hamstring) is doubtful. DB Anthony Anderson (shoulder) and RB Rufus Brown (shoulder) are questionable. DE Julius Peppers (concussion) is probable. The key matchup: Clemson's offense is designed to get opposing defenses thinking about the pass.

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SportSaturday - Adams Enjoying Resurgence

The renaissance that the Clemson football program is enjoying this season has brought happiness to many people. Death Valley is once again filled to the brim with orange-clad fans. Tiger apparel is hard to find in stores but easy to spot on the street. In short, Clemson is once again a national title contender, and people are enjoying it.

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High-Flying Carter Stays Grounded in NBA

It was billed as an NBA preseason exhibition game. But most of the 5,588 people who gathered in the Smith Center for the Philadelphia 76ers-Toronto Raptors matchup Monday night were there to see one thing: the Vince Carter show. With 7:42 remaining in the third quarter, the fans got what they had come for, something they had not seen in the Chapel Hill since Carter left North Carolina in 1998 after his junior season.

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Volleyball Defeats Cavaliers

Even though Tuesday's match was a three-game sweep, it wasn't an easy win for the North Carolina volleyball team. The Tar Heels had to come from behind in game two and fought off a late Virginia charge in game three to defeat the Cavaliers 3-0 (15-7, 15-13, 18-16) at Carmichael Auditorium. As the match wore on, Virginia cut its number of unforced errors and started hitting the ball harder and more accurately. But UNC was up to the challenge.

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Haus Brings UNC New Outlook

With all the hype surrounding the "Midnight With Matt" madness at Carmichael Auditorium on Friday night, the start of a new era for another North Carolina athletic program went virtually unnoticed. Thus, only a small crowd comprised mostly of parents huddled in the cold night at Henry Stadium to witness the home coaching debut of the new men's lacrosse coach, John Haus. Haus, an All-American defender and member of two Tar Heel NCAA championship teams in the early 1980s, led his squad to a 10-9 victory against a team assembled of UNC alumni.

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Carrieri Extends Scoring Hot Streak

Chris Carrieri was clutch during the first half of North Carolina's season. The junior forward scored the game-winning goal in five of the men's soccer team's first seven matches. Then UNC (12-2, 3-1 in the ACC) lost to No. 8 Virginia on Sept. 24. Although Carrieri assisted his squad's only goal, he was contained by a leg injury and a tough Cavalier defense. But Carrieri has been back in full throttle ever since the UVa. game - the No.

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Okulaja Returns to Familiar Setting

The scene Ademola Okulaja returned to Monday night had not changed much from the one he left after the 1998-1999 season. Okulaja's brother, Adekola, was in the crowd at the Smith Center to watch him play - just like he was when Ademola played for the North Carolina men's basketball team.

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Men's Golf Takes 6th At Duke Golf Classic

The North Carolina men's golf team fired a 293 in the final round of the Duke Golf Classic and finished in sixth place with a total of 886. The event was played at Duke Golf Club, which is a par 72. UNC freshman Dustin Bray tied for 10th place, the best individual finish for the Tar Heels. He carded a 4-over 220 with a 1-over 73 in the final round. Senior Rob Simmons finished strong for the Tar Heels with a 1-under-71 but still ended the classic tied for 24th at 223. N.C. State won the tournament with a team score of 290 in the final round and an 876 overall mark.

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Fast Start Helps UNC Beat Duke

North Carolina's volleyball squad dropped a tough match to Wake Forest at home Friday night because of a slow start. The team was determined it would not happen again. So the Tar Heels came out looking to start strong, and they took an early lead against rival Duke on their way to a 3-1 victory on Sunday afternoon. "(Against Duke) we came on being ready and focused," middle hitter Krista Buchholz said. "We came on saying we would win the first game." The Tar Heels developed this attitude after dropping the first two games of Friday's match to Wake.

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