It has been a busy week or so for Black Knight sports as winter seasons wrap up and spring seasons kick into full gear. Here are some notes, and thoughts, from what has been making news over the last seven days.
Women's Tennis win streak comes to an end
It took a rare midweek match with Syracuse to cool off the Army women's tennis team, who had been on a streak as hot as anyone else in the country. With a month since their last loss, the Black Knights had picked up eight wins in a row, it was unfortunate that the momentum would come to a screeching halt with a 7-0 drubbing on the road.
Opinion: With Manhattan up today this presents to perfect opportunity for the girls to rebound quickly and show that Army toughness. The Patriot League Tournament (which will be played in West Point) is only a month away and it is vital that this loss is nothing more than a bump in the road if the girls want to be players in that competition.
Army Baseball rallies for a win
The Army baseball squad rallied in non league play against Siena on Tuesday, coming back from 6-5 in the bottom of the ninth to take the victory. In a topsy-turvy game Army we down 4-0, then up 5-4, before finally having to make the comeback with two outs in the ninth. With Patriot League play on tap after an exhibition game against the Yankees this morale boosting comeback win could not have come at a better time.
Opinion: This is the first time this season in which Army has come back after being down in the seventh (1-10) and it is also the teams first win in a one run game (1-3). If the baseball team goes on to have a successful spring they may just look back on this contest as the turning point in the season. There will be much more baseball to come with a series against Navy on tap over Easter Weekend (even if the weather has yet to fully cooperate for the boys of summer).