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FOOTBALL (0-5): TCU 27, Army 0. First time in 24 years we've lost two consecutive games by shutouts. Almost a mirror image of the South Florida game - our defense played very well and continues to improve. We gave up only two field goals in the first half to 20th ranked TCU; one the result of a 45 yard pass play that was called back and a big penalty added on.

But, once again we generated zero offense and the defense, on the field most of the game. Tired in the second half. And, TCU picked up a fumble and ran it back 35 yards for a TD. Stats: Army (Dahman) passed for 176 yards on 14 for 30 with 1 interception; TCU was 19 for 31 for 265 yards. TCU rushed for 182 yards, Army rushed for a net 28 on 32 carries. Bright spots: our defense registered 5 sacks of the TCU QB's. We punted for a 43.4 yard average on 8 punts, and we were penalized only 17 yards. The rushing game was hurt by numerous sacks of the Army QB - Dahman rushed for a net minus 41 yards. At Louisville Saturday afternoon. They are 4-1, and a 31 point favorite.

SPRINT FOOTBALL (1-1): Navy 14, Army 0. At Newark's Pride Bowl, Navy improved to 3-0 on the season as they shut out Army. The difference was Navy's passing and their defense. Navy's QB completed 20 of 36 for 264 yards. Army completed 2 of 11 passes for 11 yards - all in the 2nd half. Navy scored a TD with 5 minutes left in the first half, then scored again in the 4th period on a 64 yard TD pass. Although we intercepted 4 Navy passes, we couldn't capitalize. Army at Princeton tomorrow.

VOLLEYBALL (10-8): Lost to league-leading American U. in three straight - but close - games. Playing at home, Army defeated Navy, 30-20, 30-20, and 30-18. Junior Rachel Travis made 14 kills and blocked 3 shots in the victory. Army is at Lehigh and Lafayette this weekend.

TENNIS: The Army's men defeated Maryland but lost to Notre Dame in the Tom Fallon Invitational at Notre Dame. Our women did well at the Eastern Intercollegiate Tennis Championships. Senior Melanie Bundoc and Yearling Megan Noble won the flight "B" double bracket.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (8-5): Very tough loss at Navy, 1-0. We had a goal called back (ref said hand ball), and the preponderance of penalties were called against Army. Yesterday, lost at Fairleigh Dickinson 2-0. We have now gone 3 games without scoring. At Bucknell tomorrow.

RIFLE: Opened the season at home by upsetting #2 ranked Xavier 6142-6131. Junior All-American Paul Charbonneau led Army's team effort.

MEN'S SOCCER (3-5-3): Defeated Maine 2-0. At Lehigh tomorrow.


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