Herbert on Sports Update

RIFLE: Correction, and thank goodness for classmates! Although I failed to mention it, the 1950 Army Rifle Team won the National Championship. So this year wasn't a first - but the first in 55 years isn't bad!

LACROSSE (6-1): Traveled upstate last Saturday and defeated Colgate for the first time in three years, 11-4. Home Tuesday against #11 Hofstra and Army won, 11-10. All-American attackman John Walker scored 5 goals for Army, and Plebe Adam Fullerton made 11 saves in goal. Army is now ranked 5th in the nation. Air Force here Saturday.

BASEBALL (11-6): Swept a double-header at St. Francis, 1-0 and 10-0. Senior Justin Kashner allowed 3 hits over 6 innings to win the first game, lowering his ERA to 0.59. Yearling Nick Hill (4-0) walked none and struck out 10 and lowered his ERA to 0.67. Tuesday, playing at home, Army used 5 pitchers in defeating New York Tech, 21-1. Yearling Kyle Scogin went 5 for 7, and classmate Milan Dinga got 4 hits. The ten game winning streak ended yesterday as Army dropped a 4-2 decision to Quinnipiac.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (16-4): Defeated Quinnipiac, 5-2.

SOFTBALL (11-13): Having trouble winning the close ones. Split two double-headers with league opponent Colgate; then lost a pair to non-league Iona, 3-2 (10 innings) and 5-2.

TRACK: Army won nine events at the West Point Open. Junior Phil Sakala won the 1500 meters in 3:51.52 and the 800 meters in 1:54.96. Yearling Dan Braud won the 400 meters in 49.71, and Plebe Michael Peck clocked 11.36 in winning the 100 meters.

GYMNASTICS: Army won the Eastern College Athletic Conference championship, held at Springfield, Massachusetts. By winning, Army receives an automatic invitation to the NCAA Championship. This is fortunate, since the NCAA's will be held at West Point, April 7-9. At the ECAC, Yearling Mike Oliveira won the individual title on the parallel bars.

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