Herbert on Sports Update- 10 April 2003

LACROSSE (5-5): Last Saturday, Army upset Rutgers (ranked 8th) 9-8 at Rutgers. Yearling goalie Matt Darak allowed Rutgers just 2 goals in the last 41 minutes. Tuesday we traveled to upstate NY to play a mediocre Colgate team - and we lost 15-8. I've always believed it is tough for an Army team to play away from home on a weekday.

MEN'S TENNIS (13-3): Defeated Marist 6-1, Colgate 4-3, and Rutgers 4-3. American U. and Navy here this weekend.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (9-5): Traveled south and opened Patriot League play with a 4-3 win over American U. Then lost to UMBC 5-2.

GOLF: Playing in Wichita, Kansas at the Diet Pepsi Shocker classic, Army finished 12th as a team, but shot our best score of the season in the final round with a 297. Top Army finishers were yearlings Pete Phipps with a 54 hole total of 229 and Scott Manley 231.

BASEBALL (5-14-1): Defeated Quinnipiac 5-0 but lost 3 out of 4 at league opponent Lehigh. Lehigh won by scores of 2-0, 5-3, and 4-3. We won a 3-1 game.

SOFTBALL (10-11): Won two non-league games against Manhattan 2-1 and 6-5. But, playing at a strong Lehigh team, we were swept 3-2, 5-0, 3-2, and 9-5.

TRACK: At Annapolis, Army lost to Navy 103-100 when the Mids won the final event of the day, the 1600 meter relay by 3/10 of a second. Army's women defeated Navy 106-97 and Air Force 110-93. In this triangular meet, senior Lauren Rowe won 3 events and placed 3rd in another. Her time of 14.42 seconds in the 100 meter hurdles was the 2nd fastest in Army history. Yearling Tiffany Martin won the long jump (19 ft. 4 in.) and the 100 dash (12.29).

WOMEN'S LACROSE (4-0): Completed a sweep of teams in our division by stopping Connecticut 17-6 and Yale 11-6. In our four games, Katie Macfarlane has 15 goals and yearling Shawn Naessens 10. Against Yale we played the second team most of the game.

TEAM HANDBALL: Sent two teams to the National Championships at Furman University, and we finished 1st and 2nd! Nine teams from all over the U.S. competed, with Army's Black team beating the Gold team 20-19 for the title.

BOXING: At the regionals held at Penn State, Army qualified 6 boxers for the national championships, being held this week at UNLV. MARATHON: Preparing for the upcoming Boston run, Army's men took the top 3 spots in the Fairfield 30K race. Senior Mark Davis had the winning time of 1:51.09. For the women, junior Ann Miller was our best finisher at 2:23.22. Twenty cadets have qualified for the Boston Marathon on April 21st.

FOOTBALL: Spring practice is going well, despite the wintry weather that has affected all of our spring sports. Coach Berry announced yesterday that Ardell Daniels and C. J. Young, both of whom sat out last year to improve their academics, have been dropped off the team. Don't know why.

Army's offensive line coach, Harold Etheridge, provides insight into the Army Team through his book "Coaching the Frontliners" available through http://www.aogusma.org/coaching

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