UNC's power display dismisses Terps, 4-0 Schwoy scores first in soccer drubbing

October 11, 1997|By Gary Davidson | Gary Davidson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

COLLEGE PARK -- Four words describe North Carolina's win over Maryland in women's soccer: complete and total dominance.

After a 4-0 triumph last night at Ludwig Field, top-ranked UNC has not only won all 16 meetings with the Terrapins but has yet to allow its Atlantic Coast Conference rival to score -- an 82-0 whitewash.

"It's frustrating, very much so," Terrapins sophomore midfielder Emily Janss said. "We didn't just want a goal; we wanted to win. You go out and give everything you've got and you still can't get anything."

There was one small bit of good news for the No. 19 Terps, even if they were outshot, 25-2, and never managed a serious attempt on goal. The standing-room-only crowd of 4,380 at the 3,500-seat stadium was the largest to witness a soccer match at Maryland, far eclipsing the 3,478 that watched the men's team tie Virginia, 1-1, exactly one year ago today.

But that did little to allay the Terps' disappointment. Adding insult to injury, it was Baltimore's Laurie Schwoy, a sophomore midfielder, who put UNC (12-0-1, 2-0 in the ACC) ahead for good, 1-0, in the 29th minute with a diving header in her first match near home since she went to Chapel Hill, N.C.

"In my mind, this was the biggest game of the season so far," Schwoy said. A McDonogh graduate, she leads the Tar Heels with 10 goals and four game-winners. "I wanted to show my friends and family that I'm doing all right. I'm just proud to be from this area. It was great to come back and play.

"Every opponent we play, we try to dominate. [Maryland] has some players who can play, but we're a very dominating team."

Though the Terps (6-4-2, 2-1) trailed by only a goal at intermission, the Tar Heels were in complete control from the outset. Piling up a 25-2 advantage in shots, they patiently attacked on the wings, crossing ball after ball into the penalty area. Only the aggressiveness of Maryland goalkeeper Riki-Ann Serrins coming off her line kept the Terps close.

In the 29th minute, Tar Heels striker Cindy Parlow carried down the right side before sending a cross, which the sprawling Schwoy netted from six yards.

"That's picture-book Laurie Schwoy," Tar Heels coach Anson Dorrance said. He is 402-16-11 and has led UNC, the defending NCAA champion, to 14 national titles in 16 years.

"Heading is all about courage and she's got incredible courage. I've coached a lot of good attacking headers in my day and she's as good as any of them."

A trio from the 1994 Olympic gold medal-winning team combined for UNC's second goal in the 56th minute, effectively ending any Terrapins hopes.

Marking back Staci Wilson carried from her defensive third past the center stripe before feeding midfielder Tiffany Roberts on the right touch line.

Roberts circled backward to elude one defender, then cut forward, splitting Emmy Harbo and Abby Bausman as both Terps fell to the ground.

From the right perimeter of the box, Roberts sent a high cross that leaping striker Cindy Parlow flicked into the top far corner for her fifth goal.

"We were knocking it around and holding tight," Janss said. "It's not like we gave up a bad goal [to Schwoy].

"When they put the second goal in, we ducked our heads. All they had to do was tackle [Roberts] or take her out; get a call or something."

Two minutes later, freshman striker Raven McDonald made it 3-0 with a curling, 16-yarder into the left corner. Sweeper Nel Fettig closed the scoring in the 73rd minute from 40 yards on a shot that redirected off Maryland's Jenny Boyd.

"They play a very direct style," Janss said. "They get it on the flanks, run down and cross it all day long. It happened all night and we couldn't stop it."

Goals: NC-- Schwoy, Parlow, McDonald, Fettig. Assists: NC-- Parlow, Roberts, Confer. Saves: NC-- Mullinix 0, Overgaard 1; M-- TTC Serrins 5, Wolff 5. Half: 1-0.

Pub Date: 10/11/97

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