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Boston College 44, Army 7. Leaving Conference USA after most 2005 schedules had been filled left us playing our opening game against a top-20 team who already had a game under their belt, and on their field. Not good.

FOOTBALL (0-1): Boston College 44, Army 7. Leaving Conference USA after most 2005 schedules had been filled left us playing our opening game against a top-20 team who already had a game under their belt, and on their field. Not good. Zac Dahman played the entire game at QB, and Army marched the length of the field for a touchdown on our first possession. BC scored five times in the first half and led 30-7 at intermission. BC pulled their starters midway in the third quarter. Coach Ross said that in all of his years of coaching college and pro teams, he has never faced a bigger team. And, they were much faster than Army. Stats: Army rushed for 96 yds (Carlton Jones had 71), BC, 175. Two BC QB's completed 22 of 28 passes for 289 yds; Dahman completed 17 of 32 with two interceptions for 154 yds. Army also lost a fumble, but yearling Owen Tolson averaged 42 yds on 5 punts.

Baylor here at 3:00 pm Saturday. They are a 5 ½ point favorite, and have averaged 38 points per game in beating Southern Methodist and Stamford.

WOMEN'S SOCCER (5-1): Routed Marist 3-0 as plebe Molly Byrnes had a goal and an assist and seniors Delaney Brown and Sarah Domme also scored for Army. Brown's goal was her 5th of the season. Army will be in St. Louis this weekend for the Military Academy Classic. We play Air Force tomorrow and Duquesne on Sunday.

MEN'S SOCCER (1-4): Lost to Vermont 2-1 and New Hampshire 2-0, both games on the road. Came home to defeat Columbia 2-1.

VOLLEYBALL (4-2): At the Western New York Invitational, Army rallied to defeat Niagara 3-2, lost to Buffalo 3-2, and defeated Canisius 3-1. At home, we swept Marist 3-0 and St. Francis 3-0, but lost to California-Riverside 3-0. CROSS-COUNTRY (0-1, 0-1): At Cornell, Army's men lost 19-39 and our women were routed 15-50. Cornell's women swept the top eight places.

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