Herbert On Sports Update

A mid-February Army sports update.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (5-16): Lost at Holy Cross 78-38. Came home and played much better against league leading Lafayette, but lost again 78-70.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (13-9): Got back on track with an impressive 67-58 win on the road against Holy Cross, then came home and defeated Lafayette 62-55.

WRESTLING (7-5): In a weekend trip to New England, Army defeated Brown 24-13 and then topped Harvard 26-14. At home Wednesday, Army won 8 of 10 individual bouts to defeat East Stroudsburg 30-9.

HOCKEY (11-10-3): Although a winter storm prevented the Rabble Rousers, the band, and a number of cadet supporters from making the trip to Canada, Army held off Royal Military College and won a hard-fought game 3-2. Yearling Seth Beamer scored on a wrist shot from the left face-off circle two minutes into the game, but RMC tied it up on a power play midway through the first period. Junior Chris Garceau and senior Jon Boyle both scored in the 2nd period to give Army a 3-1 lead. RMC made it 3-2 five minutes into the final period, but Army's yearling goalie, Brad Roberts, held off a furious assault by RMC in the final minutes. The game was officiated by a crew from the National Hockey League, in a gesture honoring the armed forces of both nations.

SWIMMING: Pennsylvania defeated the Army men 138-103, and they also defeated our women 138-101. Dual meet season ends today as the men's team hosts Princeton.

TRACK: At Annapolis, Navy defeated the Army men 101-80, and they also defeated our women 95.5 - 85.5. Dan Browne '97, qualified for the US Olympic marathon team by taking 3rd in the recent Olympic trials in Birmingham. His time was 2 hours, 12 minutes, 2 seconds.

MEN'S TENNIS (2-0): Opened the season by defeating St. Peter's 7-0 and Connecticut 7-0. Three tough matches at home this weekend against nationally ranked teams. Princeton, Clemson, and Central Florida.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (2-2): Defeated American U. 4-3, but lost to Seton Hall 5-2. At Air Force Sunday at 9 am.


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