Herbert On Sports Update

March 12th update on Army Sports.

LACROSSE (2-1): For the 2nd straight year, Army defeated Air Force in overtime. Air Force led thru most of the game, although the score was tied 7-7 after 3 periods. AF dominated the 4th quarter, and opened a 10-8 lead with 2 minutes to play. But Army scored twice and tied the score with 36 seconds left. In overtime, junior Erik Mineo faced off, scooped it up, fed it to classmate Jake Couch (it was his birthday!) who fired the game-winner into the net 48 seconds into overtime. Overall, Army won the faceoff battle 16-9, with Mineo controlling 11 of 14. Army followed the 11-10 victory over the Zoomies by defeating Holy Cross Tuesday 16-7 in our first Patriot League game. Historical note: Army has never lost to AF in lacrosse. The record is now 11-0.

BASKETBALL: Both men and women lost first round Patriot League playoff games, and the season is over. American U. defeated the men 65-48. We finished the season 6-21. Lehigh defeated Army's women 63-53. After a great start to the season, the women finished 14-14. Katie Macfarlane was named the Patriot League's MVP.

GYMNASTICS (10-2): Defeated William & Mary 209.6 - 206.2.

WOMEN'S LACROSSE (2-0): Ranked 13th in the national pre-season poll, Army opened the season at Delaware by defeating 9th ranked Delaware 6-3 and 10th ranked Towson State 8-5. Yearling Eve Amanas scored 4 goals and junior Shawnie Naessens 3 in the two games.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (8-5): Playing at Rutgers, Army won the doubles point and took 4 of 6 singles matches to win 5-2.

MEN'S TENNIS (8-4): Lost at Air Force 6-1 (we took the doubles point, but lost all singles matches). Defeated Montana State 4-3.

SOFTBALL (1-6): Split a doubleheader with Iona, losing in extra innings 4-1, and winning 8-2. In Florida for spring break games next week.

BASEBALL (4-5): Got swept this past weekend in Philadelphia. Lost to Villanova 4-3. Lost a pair to LaSalle 3-2 and 9-7. We had our chances to win all games, but couldn't get it done. In the final inning of the 9-7 loss, Army had runners on 2nd and 3rd with no outs, but couldn't score. In Florida for spring break games next week.

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