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Monday December 5th

Chris Richter


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Women's Soccer Shows Depth

The North Carolina women's soccer team is showing its depth. The Tar Heels, whose roster sports starters with U.S. National Team experience, have seen their bench step up in their five post season games. "I'm very pleased with our depth," said UNC coach Anson Dorrance. "Our entire roster has been contributing in all kinds of very real ways." Since postseason play began, the Tar Heels have gotten goals from Leea Murphy, Jane Smith and Sophie Gervais, three players who this season have seen action in a combined 26 games.

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Sophomore Accruing Playing Time, Experience

Anne Morrell is getting minutes and taking charge. The sophomore forward from Michigan has been on a tear the last three weeks, scoring four goals and leading the Tar Heels to three wins and two ties in their last five games. She scored UNC's only goal in the Tar Heels' 1-1 double-overtime tie with Maryland on Friday. Last season, Morrell made an immediate impact and started 23 of UNC's 25 games, scoring eight goals and picking up eight assists. But 2002 has been a different story.

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Tar Heels Remain Scoreless Against Duke in 2 Overtimes

The North Carolina women's soccer team expected a fight from rival Duke. But they couldn't have expected Thora Helgadottir's performance. The junior goalkeeper from Iceland had nine saves and held UNC scoreless for 110 minutes as the Blue Devils played the No. 2 Tar Heels to a double-overtime scoreless tie at Fetzer Field on Sunday.

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Tarpley Shines in Collegiate Debut

Last weekend North Carolina freshman forward Lindsay Tarpley scored the golden goal for the U.S. Women's National Team in a 1-0 win over Canada to win the U-19 world championship. This weekend the UNC freshman was running circles around an overmatched Guilford squad and finding open shots against a pesky Washington team. "Being with the under-19 team has certainly helped prepare me for the college game," Tarpley said. She was more than prepared for this weekend's Carolina/Nike Classic.

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Manshack, Maples Power UNC to Victory

North Carolina baseball coach Mike Fox said he scheduled six games in six days to see how prepared his squad is for tournament play. Based on his team's performance Monday night, UNC is more than ready. Scott Manshack pitched a complete game five-hitter and Chris Maples went 4-for-4 with home runs in consecutive at-bats as UNC blanked Elon 7-0. Maples' second homer off Mike Fratoe (2-7) cleared the scoreboard in left-center field. "Nothing could stop that one," Maples said of his third-inning blast, his 19th. "That one was hit pretty good."

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UNC Duo on a Roll as NCAAs Near

RALEIGH -- Sometimes the key to winning is just finding the right combination. North Carolina men's tennis coach Sam Paul has found it in the team's No. 2 doubles duo of sophomore Nick Monroe and freshman Daniel Pinchbeck. Since dropping their first match as a pair on April 6 against Florida State, Pinchbeck and Monroe have reeled off six straight doubles wins, including three at last weekend's ACC championships. "That was a key for the tournament," Paul said. "The doubles play really picked up. They've just learned, and their personalities clicked."

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UNC Back on Track, Breezes By Illini, Herd

The North Carolina women's tennis team needed a sweep. After consecutive road losses, No. 13 UNC was trying to regain its form with a pair of weekend matches. What it got was a breeze. UNC beat Illinois and Marshall at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center, improving to 9-3. "I'm proud that the team bounced back and responded well all around," said Tar Heel coach Jen Callen. "The players needed to compete well to win. It's really a credit to the players." Sunday, UNC defeated Marshall 6-1. In No.

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Tar Heel Quartet Enjoys Repeats

Chapel Hill isn't Blacksburg, Va. But for four North Carolina athletes, the 2002 ACC Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Eddie Smith Fieldhouse looked a lot like the Virginia Tech-hosted 2001 ACCs. UNC's Blair Woodward, Shalane Flanagan, Alice Schmidt and Ian Douglas repeated as conference champions during last weekend's ACC championships. On Friday, Woodward, a junior, finished first in the long jump with a mark of 24 feet, 11 inches. Woodward said the peformance will help him as he goes into the season's final meets and the NCAA Championships.

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Throwers Take Aim At Records, ACC Titles

Maybe they're playing a game of one-upmanship. Or maybe Sal Gigante and Ibe Bilaye-Benibo are just the best throwers in UNC track and field history. Both have earned ACC Indoor Performer of the Week honors and have thrown NCAA provisional qualifying marks in their events this season. And both set UNC records last weekend at the Blue Heaven Rumble. With his throw of 67 feet, 11 inches, Gigante broke his own school record in the weight throw (64-5 3/4) and registered an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.

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