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WOMEN'S SOCCER (7-4): Senior Jennifer Pascucci scored twice in the first half, and classmate Delaney Brown added a penalty kick in the second half to give Army a 3-1 win over Holy Cross. On Sunday, Army defeated Brown 1-0. At Navy today and American U. Sunday.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Athletic Director Kevin Anderson announced the hiring of Maggie Dixon as Army's new women's basketball coach. Ms. Dixon comes from DePaul, where she has been assistant coach for five years. DePaul has made the NCAA tournament the past 3 seasons, and last year was the highest scoring team in the country. She is 28 years old and her brother, Jamie, is head men's coach at Pittsburgh. Mr. Anderson stated that Dixon comes to Army with a reputation of being "a fabulous recruiter, one of the nation's top coaches, and someone who possesses morals, character, and ethics." She replaces Sherri Abbey-Nowatzki, who resigned for personal reasons.

MEN'S SOCCER (3-8): Got on track by upsetting Bucknell 1-0 on junior Adrian Moreno's rebound goal with 3 minutes left to play. Then Moreno and yearling Doug Jones scored goals as Army beat Iona 2-0. Lafayette here Saturday.

SPRINT FOOTBALL (1-2): Lost to Navy in the Pride Bowl in Newark, NJ 33-3. Sounds bad, but big plays and mistakes cost us the game. Army had twice as many total yards as Navy and nearly twice as many first downs.

BASEBALL: George Steinbrenner has asked the Supe to throw out the first pitch in tonight's Yankees-Angels game in Yankee Stadium. LTG Lennox accepted, so be sure and watch on TV!

RUGBY CLUB: Playing at UMass, Army won 75-0 despite a number of players out with illness and injuries. Our "B" Side handled UMass 65-0. Northeastern and Boston College here the next two weeks.

WOMEN'S RUGBY: Pounded Fordham 45-0 while the "B" Side on a tough game 3-0.

FOOTBALL (0-4): Connecticut 47, Army 13. After the first quarter, when we trailed 7-6, Army's offense self-destructed. I've seldom seen us play worse. The defense played a creditable game, blocking two UConn field goals, but Army quarterbacks threw 4 interceptions. Two were run back for TD's and a third run back to our 4 yard line – and another TD on the next play. Yearling QB, David Pevoto, got into the game with 6 minutes left and played well, with 6 completions in 12 attempts, but 1 costly interception. Our top running back, Carlton Jones, pulled an abdominal muscle and is very questionable for Saturday. Our rushing game was poor: 71 yards. Central Michigan is here tomorrow for homecoming, they are a 2 point favorite.


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